Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
Provides a clear demonstration of how the advent of new technologies has aided research into the etiology of disease.
Workshop 4: On a Roll
The force of gravity makes a ball roll when it is placed on an incline. In this workshop, first-grade students roll balls of different sizes, masses, and materials down ramps of varying heights, comparing their speeds. The students then experiment by replacing the ramp with a cardboard tube, and try to determine how the tube must be oriented to allow the ball to roll, mu
Workshop 8: Bend and Stretch
We all expect a spring to stretch or compress when a force is applied, but forces can even deform solid objects like the floor or the top of a table. In this workshop, students in a high school classroom explore ideas about tension and normal force. By applying a force to a spring and measuring the distance the spring is stretched, the students calculate the force consta
Patent Search How To
This is a simple, three minute video tutorial - training on using the www.uspto.gov site for a simple patent search. Would be interesting for students to see how the process works and also to check on patents given to people such as Edision. Great for added depth to invention and simple machine lessons.
Teamwork with Ben Franklin
Ben Franklin teaches students the importance of teamwork. 5:28 min.
Learn About the Explorer Hernan Cortes
Hernan Cortes and his exploration in North, Central, and South America. The quest for gold is explained. A good overview, but nothing about the man. (1:35)
The War in 1812
While Republicans, for the most part, still backed Jefferson's foreign policies, new elections were transforming the party. Older politicians who molded the Republican Party policy and put Jefferson and Madison in power were replaced by daring young go-getters, such as Henry Clay of Kentucky, who were intent on defending America's honor. These new leaders, called "War Hawks" by their Federalist opponents, were the primary force behind Madison's decision to call for war with Britain. The War Hawk
This video from Wild Nevada introduces the peregrine falcon, the so-called king of birds and bird of kings. Described by ornithologist Elise Schmitt as one of the fastest animals on Earth and a fierce hunter of other flying birds, the peregrine falcon has been designated an endangered species because of dwindling numbers related to environmental exposure to the pesticide DDT, which drastically reduces the survival rate of its young. The video also describes the peregrine's hunting habits and pre
The Preposition Song
A student made song about prepositions to the tune of "It's in His Kiss."
To the Shores of Iwo Jima (ca.1945) 1 of 2
Incredible color footage of the Battle of Iwo Jima An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, this 20 minute Technicolor production unfolds with graphic energy the nearly month long battle for Iwo Jima, a volcanic island lying 700 miles southeast of Japan, in which 20000 Japanese and nearly 7000 American fighting men were killed, a struggle eternalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a giant U.S. flag atop 550 foot high Mt. Suribachi, cinematically c
Standard Form of a Linear Equation
This video clip describes how lines expressed in the standard form of a linear equation are commonly seen, especially when looking at and writing systems of linear equations. The standard form of a linear equation puts the x and y terms on the left hand side of the equation, and makes the coefficient of the x-term positive. While standard form is commonly, we sometimes rewrite a line in slope-intercept form in order to graph it. (1:13)
Discovery Kids - Doki Descubre - Computadora
This one-minute animated Spanish video shows young learners how to use painting software and how to type a website address into a browser.
long awaited mime makeup video
since many people have asked me to make this... here it is! quick-motion makeup application, helpful, humorous subtitles, and exciting music make this fun ev...
Kindergarten and 1st Grade-Basic Addition
In this brief video addition with manipulatives is introduced. This is a basic lesson showing 1+1=2 and 2+2=4 (0:48).
Excellent rap song explaining the process of photosynthesis and using pictures to illustrate the lyrics. Music and information is current and relevant to students. Music and Lyrics from Rhythm, Rhyme, and Results. Run time 03:20. Lyrics can be found at http://www.educationalrap.com/song/photosynthesis.html
The Photosynthesis Song! Learn How Plants Make their Food
In this video, students will learn about photosynthesis through a cute song with illustrations. When we breathe, we take in oxygen and give out carbon dioxide and water vapor. Nature has a wonderful way to maintain equilibrium to make sure there is always enough oxygen to keep us alive. This is how plants help us through a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants use up carbon dioxide from the surrounding air and water in the presence of sunligh
How To Predict The Weather : How To Read Radar & Satellite Weather Images
Narrated by Melissa Schenk, a meteorologist. Reading radar and satellite images in an essential part of being a meteorologist and accurately predicting the weather, learn how to read computer weather photos. In this video she tells you what radar and satellite images tell you. They not only tell you what precipitation is coming, cloud cover and wind speeds and direction. The video includes closed captioning. Run time 01:16.
Six's Minimum and Maximum Thermometer
This is a short, animated narrated video (03:50) that offers information about a special thermometer named after an eighteenth-century scientist named James Six.
All thermometers are not created equal, especially when it comes to food. Learn more about infrared thermometers and how they work in this segment from Food Science. Run time 03:11.
Static Electricity and Water
A flowing thin stream of tap water can detect static electricity. When a charged balloon is approached to the water, the water is attracted to the balloon due to electrostatic induction.