What are Gamma Rays? Part 2
Somewhere out in the vast depths of space, a giant star explodes with the power of millions of suns. As the star blows up, a black hole forms at its center. The black hole blows two blowtorches in opposite directions, in narrow jets of gamma rays. NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, will catch about 200 of these explosions, known as gamma-ray bursts, each year. GLAST's detailed observations may give astronomers the clues they need to unravel the mystery of what exactly produce
What is GLAST? Gamma Rays Part 1
The Universe is home to numerous exotic and beautiful phenomena, some of which can generate inconceivable amounts of energy. GLAST will open a new window on this high-energy world. With GLAST, astronomers will have a superior tool to study how black holes, notorious for pulling matter in, can accelerate jets of gas outward at fantastic speeds. Physicists will be able to search for signals of new fundamental processes that are inaccessible in ground-based accelerators and observatories. GLAST's s
Swift and GLAST-Gamma Rays Part 3
What's the difference between the Swift and GLAST satellites? Both missions look at gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), but in different ways. Swift can rapidly and precisely determine the locations of GRBs and observe their afterglows at X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical wavelengths. GLAST will provide exquisite observations of the burst over the gamma ray spectrum, giving scientists their first complete view of the total energy released in these extraordinary events. Beyond GRB science, GLAST is a multipur
Veggie Tales-The Star of Christmas part 4
The VeggieTales gang is back for their second Christmas episode. Though the setting is Victorian England, old Ebenezer Scrooge is nowhere in sight, refreshingly. Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps (Bob and Larry) are just finishing up their first holiday musical in an effort to "teach London to love." However, their hearts aren't in the right place, and the play has more electrical lights than well-meaning words. When they learn that a local church plans to bring out a priceless artifact for th
Punxsutawney Groundhog Eve Rhyming Song
A music video about Punxy Phil on the Eve of Groundhog Day. Sing along music for kids. Really cute rhyming song and provides information or questions between each stanza. Students will enjoy watching this on Groundhog's Day. (7:25)
The Triangle Fire
It was the worst factory fire in the history of New York City.
Late in the afternoon of Saturday, 25 March 1911, fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, located on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of the Asch Building. In less than five minutes fire snuffed out the lives of 146 workers. Video is a series of pictures with people who worked in the factory. Great information and pictures.
Whole Brain Teaching (Power Teaching) Lesson 2
In Lesson 2, Chris Biffle demonstrates Whole Brain Teaching's five K-12 classroom rules, and entertaining ways for students to rehearse the rules. Great video to see how to actually use these strategies in the classroom.
Real de Catorce
Far from the tourist traps, an inside look at the charming town in rural Mexico. See how Mexican's live outside of the big cities.
How to Build Organic Soil
Building organic soil requires a good compost-to -soil ratio in
order to keep organic matter and nutrients available to the soil. In this clip a professional landscaper shows how to build organic soil.
Google Maps: How do maps benefit our society?
In this video 6th and 7th grade teachers Katie Facto and Kim Mayher use Google Maps with their students. This video is helpful to Social Studies teachers who are on map skills. This is also a great way to show a teacher how to integrate technology into a social studies class.
Jorinde and Joringel - pt. 3 - 3
Jorinde and Joringel is a Grimm's tale in which true love triumphs over evil enchantment in this story of one young couple, the beautiful Jorinde and Joringel, the shepherd boy who loves her. This tale by the Brothers Grimm will enchant youngsters with its sweetness and charm and not-too-frightening magic.
It's So Cold
This Electric Company animated cartoon teaches the phrase "It's so cold" and other phrases. (:51)
The Weather Song
Cartoon slide show names weather in all seasons. Song written and performed by Peter Weatherall. Some pop-up ads during the song. (1:17)
The Four Seasons
This brief video is for beginnng learners who are learning about the four weather seasons.
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Lively cartoon drawings and photographs accompany the song. Children's choir sings. The words representing the animal sounds are written on the slides. The repetition is fun for children especially when they accompany the song with hand movements. (2:10)
500 NATIONS (PART 5)
This is a clip from the six-hour documentary series 500 Nations, which is a comprehensive history of Native American history in the US after the arrival of explorers from other countries. Vintage photos are included in the video.
This is an overview of the influx of African-Americans to New York, maps of where they tended to settle, major authors, and the New Negro Movement are discussed. This lesson is best used with brief biographies of those individuals mentioned and a sampling of some of the materials developed by those mentioned would be ideal to gain a better understanding of the times and events.
Ten Year old Scout visits a strawberry field to learn more about her favorite fruit.
Gilded Age: The Tweed Ring and Machine Politics
This video is accompanied by text. "The late nineteenth and very early twentieth centuries in America are often referred to as the “Gilded Age.” The origin of this name is usually attributed to Mark Twain who co-authored a novel entitled The Gilded Age. The term is metaphoric on several levels. It can be taken to reference an obsession with appearances. Unlike “golden,” which has positive associations of beauty and value, the word “gilded” carries connotations of cheap commercializat
The Story of Cinderella Set to Music
Walt Disney's CINDERELLA: a summary of the story with music from Jim Brickman singing 'As Beautiful As You'. (04:03)