Ancient Observatories (Pt 2): Observatories
Second segment of NASA Connect Ancient Observatories explaining how the height of the sun relates to the growing seasons and the length of daylight. This segment describes how Ancient Egyptian and Greek cultures used astronomy in their lives. The segment also contains an activity for exploring how a gnomon works. In the activity students must track the shadows made by a gnomon in 30 minute intervals. The activity will teach students how the length of the shadows and the angles created by the gno
How do you make lessons stick?
How do you get a lesson to stick is a very, very fast paced slide show that goes through his six elements of a good lesson. Some interesting ideas, but no evidence given on their improvement in terms of objective data. There needs to be more information to understand this lesson, but it does have some good elements. (6:40)
The King's Breakfast-Read A Loud
This is the story of a king who wanted some butter for his bread. He was offered marmalade instead and that made him feel sad. Everybody then moves to get him the butter he wants so that he can feel better. He claims he is not a fussy king, but he just wanted butter!
I see who, at the zoo? - Children's Story
This book is about a mother and son and their wonderful day at the zoo and many questions are asked. The girl asks about all the animals and the mother helps her to learn more about them.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? picture book read by the illustrator, Eric Carle
Listen and read along as Eric Carle reads the well-loved picture book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. Carle reads the simple text as he shows the pages of the book, which he illustrated with drawings of different, brightly colored animals. There are structures repeated: "What do you see? I see a .... looking at me." (1:48)
Roald Dahl's "The BFG" Part 8 of 10
This is part 8 of 10 of the movie based on Roald Dahl's novel. (9:51)
The Life and Works of Emily Dickinson
Dramatic scenarios and New England landscapes illuminate the passionate genius of Dickinson, whose poems represent a broad range of imaginative experience. (56:46)
"The Sound Of The Trees" Poem by Robert Frost
This non-narrated slideshow presents photographs and drawings of trees in both color and black-and-white. The words to Robert Frost's poem "The Sound of the Trees" are shown in script, somewhat difficult to read, as piano music by David Nevue plays gently but clearly in the background. (2:50)
"Witch-Wife" Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
Edna St. Vincent Millay's love ballad is here portrayed through a fascinating collection of still visual art images, with the words of the poem in text on the screen, without narration. Some of the beguiling, sensual images in this video make it suitable for a mature young adult audience. Medieval instrumentation is charmingly suited to this pieces, which runs twice the length of the poem due to the amount of artwork. Useful in visual art study as well as poetry study. (3:41)
How Do You Measure Snowfall?
There are several ways to measure snowfall, including sticking a ruler in the snow, but the more scientific way involves measuring several spots and determining the average. (02:03)
Weather & Meteorology : What Causes Hail?
Hail is formed in large thunderstorms when the clouds are high enough in the sky for the water within them to freeze. Find out how hail is able to grow to the size of a golf ball or softball with help from a meteorologist. Video is short and good quality and is appropriate for elementary level students of grades three through five.
Hail is formed in large thunderstorms when the clouds are high enough in the sky for the water within them to freeze. Find out how hail is able to grow to the size of a golf ball or softball with help from a meteorologist. (02:01)
The Difference Between Climate and Weather
Sometimes the words climate and weather are often confused as the same thing, but really they are quite different. This short clip explains the difference between the two.
Sonnet No. 1: By William Shakespeare
Read in a deep, rich, lush voice by Bertram Selwyn, the only person to record all of Shakespeare's sonnets on YouTube, and to offer the recordings free to the world. The text appears overlying a famous portrait of Shakespeare. Voice over. "From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty's rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might bear his memory: But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, Feed'st thy light'st flame with self-
Learn French - French Numbers 40-50
A frog recites the numbers 40 to 50 in French, while giving the viewer enough time to repeat the numbers. The French words also appear on the screen. Suitable for all new learners to French. (from imagiers.net)
Are the magentic poles reversing?
Study of the question Are the magnetic poles reversing?" Ian McCrea, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Using magnetic models, scientist study the million plus year cycle of the pole reversal. RUn time 03:31.
Magnetism 9: Electric Motors
Using a magnetic field to exert torque on a rotating circuit. This video, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time 10:36.
Flagella and Cilia
This video shows you how flagella and cilia help microorganisms move. (03:11)
Digging for Trilobites
On this segment of "Wonders of the West" a family travels to a quarry where they dig for their own trilobites. Several different types of trilobites are briefly discussed. (03:59)
International Space Station Tour (Part II)
Astronaut Mike Fincke takes you on a tour of the International Space Station. Takes a look at the Columbus module experimental labs. Run time 09:58.