How to Play the C Major Scale on the Xylophone
This video will teach you how to properly play the C major scale on the xylophone.
Video gives the history of the discovery of Saturn and questions the rings around Saturn. Gives interesting facts about Saturn. Discusses the poles of the planet being flattened, the speed of rotation, and the intense storm winds. Video is good quality and appropriate for all ages. Run time 02:02.
How To Mop a Wood Floor
This video lists the supplies needed to mop a wood floor and then explains the process step-by-step. ( 1:53)
The Presidential Life of John Quincy Adams
This four minute video is about John Quincy Adams. This gives some background into his problems with the political system. A good video to show how even the best of intentions can be obstruced by politics. His work outside the presidency is also saluted.
Auguste Rodin Documentary, Part 8 of 9
WARNING: Several representations of nude bodies. This is a black-and-white and color documentary on the life and work of Auguste Rodin.
Rodin lived from 1840-1917 and was a French sculpter, traditionally schooled. His work was publically criticized during his lifetime.
Using Pronouns in a Sentence
A pronoun replaces a noun. This video shows several different written examples of sentences containing pronouns while you hear a teacher and student interact, working through each sentence. Pronouns are highlighted in each sentence. The teacher provides explanations of poor writing and appropriate writing. Run time 01:44.
Learn Science - Human Body
This video is great for science classes. It explains how the blood flows throughout the body.
Video discusses the nervous system. It shows what the nervous system is responsible for. It discusses what the nervous system is made of, how big it is, and what it controls. It is called the nervous system because it is made of billions of nerve cells. The brain is divided into the right side and the left side. It also shows the different parts of the brain.
Learning the Skeletal System
This animated show explains the skeleton in a way younger children can understand. It goes through all the bones of the body.
Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Part 1 of
Animated cartoon, with subtitles. This is an animated version of the great classic by Shakespeare. Animation brings these stories to younger students. It uses Shakespeare's words and has the words at the bottom of the screen. Educators can pause the film to discuss the different passages. Suitable for older middle school and high school students. (8:41)
Evolution: Variation in a Species
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses how variation and mutation is introduced into a species. 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. Suitable for high school students.
Jane Goodall - What Separates Us From Apes
The topic of this video may be controversial to some. Please view it with an open mind. If anything, the video will provide food for thought and enlightening conversation. Remember, this is the viewpoint of one scientist.
Jane Goodall hasn't found the missing link, but she's come closer than nearly anyone else. The primatologist says the only real difference between humans and chimps is our sophisticated language. She urges us to start using it to change the world.
Carl Sagan (Evolution)
A segment from Cosmos in which Carl Sagan discusses his theory on evolution
Evolution in Action
10 salamanders look completely different though they are the same species. Leaning to the argument of evolution.
Charles Darwin: A Biography
This video is about the life of the English naturalist who wrote "On the Origin of the Species", and introduced the concept of Natural Selection into the scientific field. Many interesting and unique facts brings this man's life and accomplishments into perspective.
The Difference Between Feeling and Emotion
Antonio Damasio, noted researcher and professor of neuroscience at USC, talks with The New York Times' David Brooks about emotions and the science of being human. Here, he describes the difference between emotions and feelings and explains why emotions are one of humanity's most important survival mechanisms. (05:09)
: How Heat Can Produce Electricity
Heat can be used to produce electricity by creating steam when
combined with different fuels. Find out how different power stations can
use heat to produce electricity with information from a science teacher
in this video.
Mstislav Rostropovich Prelude, Bach's Cello Suite No. 1
Using his Duport Stradivarius cello, Rostropovich interprets the Prelude, of Bach's Cello Suite No. 1, considerably faster than Yo-Yo Ma's version. This video was filmed in 1991, at the Basilique Sainte Madeleine in Vézelay, Yvonne, France. (1:50)
Also good to watch for technique.
Cell Division In Lung Cells
Uses contrast microscopy to visual the process of cell division. Images in black and white with labeling and narration of what is occurring at each step. Grades 7-12. 58 sec.
The Stages of Mitosis
This is a computer-animated clip from Stages of Mitosis, a promotional piece, which begins with a fly-through of cells preparing to undergo mitosis (cell division).
Upon entering a cell we are introduced to various organelles of the inner cell and the key events involved in mitosis.