Mexico: Aztec Monolith
A recent discovery under modern day Mexico City reveals the largest Aztec sculpture ever to come to light and is the topic of this 2:32 long video. It focuses on the images carved into this rock. There is some basic history offered, but essentially it is a quick insight into the Aztec culture.
Bytesize Science Presents: The Chemistry of Fireworks on Vimeo
From the sizzle of the fuse to the boom and burst of colors ––a new American Chemical Society (ACS) video brings you all of the exciting sights and sounds of Fourth of July fireworks. The Chemistry of Fireworks, part of the ACS Holiday Video Series, illustrates in brilliant high-definition detail how the familiar rockets and other neat products that light up the night sky all represent chemistry in action. The video, released today, features a demonstration by fireworks expert John A. Conkli
Introduction to Reaction Mechanisms
In this video, Sal Khan offers an introduction to reaction Mechanisms. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. Please open the screen to 'full view' to see the small writing on a black screen.
Molecular and Empirical Forumlas from Percent Composition
The instructor discusses a word problem concerning Molecular and Emperical Forumlas from Percent Composition. This is Example 2.9 from the Kotz Chemistry book. Mr. Khan uses computer software for demonstration. The screen is a little 'busy' so the viewer may want to open the screen to 'full screen' to see all more clearly. (10:34)
Magic Sand: Stays Dry when Wet
How can something submerged in water stay dry? When ordinary sand gets wet, the result is a clumpy mess. However, "Magic Sand" begins as normal looking sand, until it's coated with a substance that repels water. This special coating keeps the sand dry even after it has been dumped into a container of water. Build castles and other structures under the water, then simply pour the water off when you're finished and the sand is still dry. Students are going to like to watch this and learn how it is
Chemistry Of Cooking
A biochemist and cook explains that cooking is all about chemistry and knowing some facts can help chefs understand why recipes go wrong. Because cooking is essentially a series of chemical reactions, it is helpful to know some basics. This video is a must for all students to watch as it shows how science is everywhere.
Lewis and Clark: The Journey
Good graphics, but music is a distraction. A general overview in this four minute video. A map is needed to understand the distances covered. Very vague with little effort giving to provide insights into the significance and effort. 04:39 run time.
Lewis and Clark Animated Movie
In this animated video, students will learn about the travels of Lewis and Clark. The narrator tells of their expedition as they discover animals, rivers. Good illustrations of maps, forts, rivers, etc. are shown. Lewis and Clark had discovered important information about the new United States territory and the people who lived in it, as well as its rivers and mountains, plants and animals. This is a good teaching resource for a lesson/unit on United States History. Content is appropri
American Experience: Robert E. Lee
The life and reputation of the Confederate general of the American Civil War whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy, and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death. (01:22:10)
Grant and Sherman Lead the Union
A four minute video about two unlikely leaders, Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman. This video shows how they became
the most essential Union commanders in the Civil War. Insights into how they accomplished what they did and eventually lead the Union to victory over the Confederacy. A good video to add depth to the study of the Civil War.
Waterproof Gecko is Unsinkable and Can Walk on Water
Two minute video shows geckos in/on the water. Excellent footage. Great for introduction into anmial unit. Perhaps a compare and contast with a lizard. Run time 02:28.
Basic WiFi Troubleshooting Tips
Basic WiFi Troubleshooting Tips - If you are having problems with your WiFi connection, Molly Wood has a pile of tips to help you out. If your network was working fine and is now giving you issues CNET suggests first unplugging your router for 30 seconds. Next check that the date and time are all the same on all computers. Sometimes you need to update the drivers or the firmware. (2:37)
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How Does a Solenoid Work?
A solenoid works by having electricity flow through its copper
wire that is provided by a power supply and a switch. Learn how a
solenoid becomes a magnet when electricity is supplied to it with
information from a science teacher in this video.
Voltage and Current, Part 1
This video describes voltage, the potential difference or "pressure" that pushes electric charges through conductors.
Learn People - People At Home
Video shows a picture and spelling of all the people at home.
What is the Milky Way?
In this video clip, astronomer Louie Bernstein explains about the Milky Way, the galaxy that we inhabit, its main characteristics, and ancient myths. Run time 04:03.
How To Read Aloud 'Chicka Chicka Boom Boom'
by Julie Fowlkes, the lead trainer from BMABF reads aloud to students with the fun book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. The illustrations are not easily seen and would not make for a good read-aloud in a classroom. However it is a good resource for effective strategies of implementing read-alouds in the classroom. (7:01)
How to Solve Direct Proportions
This video is geared for eighth-grade Algebra students. This video illustrates how to solve direct proportions. Examples and rules are presented on a white board. For additional exercises and worksheets follow the link provided at the end of the video.
Solving Simple Equations
This teacher-created video shows an instructor demonstrating the steps of solving linear equations step-by-step on a white dry erase board. ( 9:37)
Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [9/9]
(Caution: Scenes of violence and insensitive racial language)THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as b