Prime Factorization - by StudyJams
Every composite number has another form: they can all be written as the product of its prime factors. Finding those prime factors is simply a matter of creating a tree, a factor tree! Learn how to do that with this step-by-step, cartoon animated video from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Students use a balloon to perform several simple experiments to explore static electricity and charge polarization.
"Electromagnetics and Applications, Spring 2009"
"This course explores electromagnetic phenomena in modern applications, including wireless and optical communications, circuits, computer interconnects and peripherals, microwave communications and radar, antennas, sensors, micro-electromechanical systems, and power generation and transmission. Fundamentals include quasistatic and dynamic solutions to Maxwell's equations; waves, radiation, and diffraction; coupling to media and structures; guided waves; resonance; acoustic analogs; and forces, p
The Crisis of Capitalism
An essay on the strengths and weaknesses of capitalism. Excellent graphics. For older students, but very interesting way to explain this economic system. Modern version of economics. Materials could be used for a great debate.
Art and Music-Frederick Remington and Antonin Dvorak
Integrating art and music-a feast for the eyes and the ears. In this video, students will learn about the Impressionist painter Frederick Remington and the music of Czech composer of Romantic music
Antonin Dvorak. Slides of Remington's work move across screen as Dvorak's music is played in background. This is well done and is a good teaching resource to integrate the arts into the classroom. Content is appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students.
Nathaniel Ayers and Steve Lopez - 60 Minutes
In this 60 Minutes segment, entitled Mr. Lopez Meets Mr. Ayers, Morley Safer interviews both men - and several other individuals - as he pieces together the life and talent of Nathaniel Anthony Ayers.
As a Juilliard scholarship student, Mr. Ayers demonstrated great talent and promise as a double-bass player. Then he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and his world - and that of his family - turned upside down. (12:41)
Music Education Advocacy
This is a student project that was made for their EDU 131 class. The video includes beautiful music (by Franz Liszt) and images (by Chuck Harris) intermixed with quotes, facts, and statistics supporting music education in the school systems. Run time 03:40
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