A Vision of 21st Century Teachers
This is video is a Technology Motivational Video for teachers. It tries to encourage teachers to be 21st Century Teachers. It shows teachers of different disciplines nonverbally promoting using technology and the the advantage of doing so.Run time 04:31.
The Largest Flower in the World; Titan Arum
In this video, suitable for all grades, David Attenborough looks at one of the largest flowering plant in the world, if not THE largest flowering plant. Wouldn't you think a plant this large would emit a wonderful fragrance? It is sometimes called a Corpse Flower because the smell is that of a rotting corpse.
Snowy Egret Nest
Egrets struggle to survive. It might be disconcerting for younger children because it shows the egrets killing the runt to survive. Strong display of survival of the fittest but possibly disturbing. Run time 01:33.
Soil - by StudyJams
Soil is a layer of rock and decayed plant and animal matter that is layered above bedrock. It also contains water, air, and bacteria. In fact, soil is packed with everything plants need to grow. Learn more about soil with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Blanchard Springs Caverns, Arkansas
Footage was shot as a group tours through the caverns of Blanchard Springs in Arkansas. Footage has been set to music. Run time 02:37
The Impact of Earthquakes on the Human Life Part 3/3
Impact of Earthquakes on the Human Life Part 3/3 - Learn about how modern engineering is being used to save lives after an earthquake.
In this very brief video, the viewer can see the impact of earthquakes pound San Francisco and pulverize Taiwan. (00:47)
Earthquakes - Did the Universal Event Really Happen?
Seismologists examine a 'giant earthquake' in history and question whether it was an isolated event or a chain of events linked to one another.
1964 Alaska Earthquake
In this video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964. Hear a first-person account of the event, watch an animation that illustrates the subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American plate, and observe how Valdez was affected. In particular, learn about how the earthquake liquefied the ground, generated tsunami waves, and forced the community to rebuild in a new location. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:12.
An Introduction to Natural Gas
Until recently, most natural gas in Canada came from what are referred to as "conventional" sources -- with the gas trapped under relatively high pressure in relatively loose formations which allowed the gas to move freely to the wellhead for production.
In recent years, however, production of natural gas from conventional sources here in Canada has fallen, despite record levels of drilling and completion. With demand for natural gas continuing to grow, additional sources of natura
Natural Resource Depletion
Natural resource depletion is loosely defined as when resources are used up in an area. Non-renewable resources (things like oil and trees) will eventually be depleted while renewable resources (things like wind and sun) typically are not entirely depleted. (01:23)
Using Nature to Grow Batteries
Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she's produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells. At TEDxCaltech, she shows us how it's done. (10:26)
How Jet Engines Work
The invention of the jet engine revolutionized air travel and this video shows how it works and why it is successful. Explains a lot of things that might be valuable to students such as why the engines make noise and work. It would help if the students had a printout of the engine and its parts.
Food Webs - by StudyJams
The food web shows all of the relationships between all of the plants and animals in a community. It also shows how different food chains interact with one another and overlap. Learn more about food webs with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included in this link.
Human Anatomy - Spine
This is a computer-animated video (02:29) that describes the three sections of the spine and the structure of the spine.
What is your personality like?
This video is about describing a person's character and words that can be used to describe it. You can read the new vocabulary on the screen and the words are used in examples. There are examples of positive and negative adjectives to describe characters and personalities.
Arabian Nights - The Sultan's Third Son Cartoon animation tells the story of the Sultan and his third son. The King had three wives, all of them gave him a son but one. She was sent to the forest. Many days later she gave birth to a son; she named him Khudadad. One day the mother told him who his real father was. Khudadad wanted to prove his worth to the King before he told him who he was. He joined his father’s army and soon p
Cartoon animation tells the story of the Sultan and his third son. The King had three wives, all of them gave him a son but one. She was sent to the forest. Many days later she gave birth to a son; she named him Khudadad. One day the mother told him who his real father was. Khudadad wanted to prove his worth to the King before he told him who he was. He joined his father’s army and soon p
Norse Mythology: The Gods of Asgard
Video discusses Thor and the defender of Asgard. He had four items to help him protect Asgard. The best known and most feared was the war hammer called Mjollnir, The Destroyer. Next to Thor in strength was Vidar. The guardian of Asgard was Heimdall, not much is known about his origins. The war god is also discussed: Tire, was braver than Thor but not as powerful. Baldur was the brother of Thor and was considered the beautiful god. Hodur, the blind god
"So Long!" poem, by Walt Whitman, read aloud
The poem by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), "So Long!" originally published in his Leaves of Grass compilation in 1891, is read, while a photograph of the poet is shown and heard speaking on screen. (5:45)
Science Extreme - Making it Rain...on Purpose
"The Chinese government promised and delivered a rain-free opening ceremony to the delight of thousands in attendance and millions watching around the world. During the rainy season how did they do this? Simple: They seeded storm clouds with iodide before they blew into the capital city causing the rain to fall long before they reached Bejing.
Sound extreme? When it comes to technology triumphing over climate, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Welcome to the 21st century and welc