History of Religions
This is an animation of the spread of various religons over time. It moves rapidly and so the teacher may have to stop it at times so that the students can see more clearly the explanations. Good introduction into religion. However, it only deals with the larger religions in terms of followers.
Chemistry of Thanksgiving
Why do people eat mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving Day but not mashed paper towels? That’s not such an odd question from a chemistry standpoint because potato and paper are almost as similar as two peas in a pod in terms of the carbohydrates they contain.
For the answer to that and other topics that could spark dinnertime conversation, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is offering an addition to the holiday menu: A special video on the chemistry of Thanksgiving. (23:21)
Young Heroes: Louis Braille (with Captions and Description)
Dramatizes the life of Louis Braille, including the events that caused him to become blind as well as the cause of his death in 1852 at the age of 43 of tuberculosis. Illustrates the development of the Braille System, which he created in 1824 at the age of 15, and how it was at first rejected and even banned at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth (where Braille attended as a child and was later employed as a teacher). Run time 36:26.
(with expanded Braille information and resource l
Finding the Principal Square Root of a Monomial
This lesson explains how to find the principle square root of a monomial. Can be used as remedial or introduction lesson.
Learn the Basics of Geometry
Learn the Basics of Geometry in this five-minute video, the viewer will learn about the basics of geometry.
For beginners, this vintage black and white film presents letters from the alphabet with a short lesson about the animals in the Bronx Zoo that each letter represents. (10:00)
Boolean Searching for Kids: AND and OR
The difference between using AND and OR as operators in searching a database or search engine. Video shows how to use Google with a boolean search to find the results needed. (4:38)
Photosynthesis Video and Song
Video showing the process of photosynthesis accompanied by a song
The World of Plants (2/3)
In this film, you will be looking at seeds and pollens, which are a miracle that most people are not even aware of. Flowers that guide insects. This video contains views from the Quran
Overview of the Plant Kingdom
Like the Animal Kingdom, the Plant Kingdom is also a major part of the Linnaean system of classification that includes organisms like trees, bushes and grasses. The plants in this kingdom can be called autotrophs because they perform photosynthesis to provide food for themselves. These organisms also provide oxygen for humans and animals to survive. (05:52)
Edward Henry Potthast - "TheShade", ca. 1920
Ira Spanierman discusses Cincinnati-born artist Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927) who moved to New York in the 1890s. The Shade, ca. 1920, is one of his most famous paintings by Potthast that depicts beachgoers enjoying themselves in the sun. Potthast was famous for his paintings of leisurely scenes at the beach, which he painted almost exclusively. This is a short video, but may have value to understanding the painter and how some of them favor one subject area or location.
Sight Words Unscramble
A sight word game with the following sight words: much, pick, kind, myself, and only. Random letters are arranged at the bottom of the screen. The narrator says the sight word and the letters are arranged in boxes to spell out the word. (1:19)
Dolch Words 101 150
Slide show of Dolch words (also called sight words) 101-150. Each word is shown on a slide and the narrator says the word. More words can be found at http://www.Dolchword.com
Louisa May Alcott, American Author- A Brief Overview
This video features narration with still images of the family homestead, the family and family friends, and the cover and illustrations from one edition of Little Women. The female narrator informs us the popularity of this classic novel, Little Women (1868), allowed Alcott to achieve financial security for herself and her family. Bibliography includes four information source websites. (2:
Discovery Atlas: Australia: Coober Pedy
Video describes how ancient knowledge is the 'textbook' of survival for aboriginal peoples reaching far back into their heritage. Songlines help them to know their country. Bush tucker (wild food) and animals are all part of this video on the nature of central Australia.
Adding Different Units of Length
In this video Sal Khan discusses how to convert and add different units of weight. The problem in this video is this:
An electrician has the following lengths of cable: 23 inches, 49 inches, and 8 feet. How much cable does he have in feet?
Counting from 1 to 10 in Chinese
This video introduces a fun way to count from 1 to 10 in Chinese - with hand gestures. Run time 0:49.
Counting from 1 to 999 in Chinese
This video shows how the Chinese counting system is constructed from a simple logical system, which uses just 12 characters (and therefore sounds) to count from 1 to 999. It uses animation to help show the numbers and how they are drawn. Taught in English. Pronunciations of numbers in Chinese. (Length 04:06)
Chinese finger counting
A young man demonstrates how Chinese people use their fingers to count to ten, first using English words, then using the Chinese words for the numbers. Run time 01:23.
Animated Music Video-The Lion Sleeps Tonight
lion sleeps tonight (2:38)