How to Write Bubble Letters
In this clip learn how to make bubble letters. The craftswoman shows how to write rounded like bubbles, squared-off shape letters, or in a block shape. Stylize bubble letters can be use for a decorative touch.
How to Make a Book for Younger Children
A two minute video on how younger children can write, draw, and decorate a homemade book. Very easy to follow.
How to Make a Christmas Bow
This is a six minute video that explains how to make a holiday bow for a tree.
Let's Be Green when We Clean
This three minute musical video shows students how to conserve water, paper towels and recycle scraps while cleaning up the art room. Easy to follow with catchy music
Homemade Bracelets: Crafts for Kids
Includes what is needed and how to make a homemade bracelet with thread. This 5:21 minute long video moves slowly and should be easy for most students to follow once the materials are arranged. Does require some dexterity.
3-D Glitter Shadow Box
Get creative by building 3-D shadow boxes with vintage postcards using this three minute video as a guide. Easy to follow and good for most students, although it can be a bit messy as glitter is involved. The video provides enough instruction to be able to have students create this project by just viewing it.
Simultaneity - Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity
This is a very informative and well put together video that gives about as easy an explanation on the theory of relativity that you are going to find. It is animated well and explained simply enough that most physics students could get a grasp on it. The video consists of explaining a situation where two different people (one on a speeding train and the other on a platform as the train speeds past) see the same event but have different observations of what happened based on their rel
The Formation of the Solar System
Seems to me Mr. Bighead is as much an actor as he is a scientist in this animated video. Here he plays two roles in which he debates with himself how our solar system was formed. You will learn about the nebular theory and planetesimal theory of formation.
Influenza Pandemic of 1918
One of the worst natural disasters in recorded history was caused by a virus. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed at least 20 million people killing more people than WW I. This is best used to show how the smallest germs are more powerful than man-made weapons. Original footage. Needs a word wall and map to make the lessons more important to students. Great for an exercise of comparing large such death numbers such as The Black Death.
Building Simple Machines: Plant Quencher
How difficult can it be to water a plant? Pretty difficult when your objective is to build the most complicated machine possible to complete this simple task. In this video segment from ZOOM, Jillian demonstrates the use of ramps, wheels, pulleys, and other simple machines to construct her "plant quencher." Closed captioning included.
Simple Machines - by StudyJams
Simple machines decrease the force, or effort, needed to lift and move heavy objects. There are several different kinds of simple machines, including levers, wheels and axels, pulleys, inclined planes, wedges, and screws. Learn more about simple machines with this slide show from StudyJams. Detailed images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Anyone with a computer, a microphone and an internet connection can create a podcast. If you are using a Mac you have podcasting built right into your computer in garage band. You need a way to edit your podcast. Next you need a way to post your podcast. Create an RSS feed so people can subscribe to your podcast.
Cultural Anthropology is a social science that explores how people understand and act in their world. But what, exactly, is it that Cultural Anthropologists do? How do they approach their research? In this short film, three members of MIT's Anthropology Department; Stefan Helmreich, Erica James, and Heather Paxson, talk about their current work and the process of doing fieldwork. (08:14)
Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and Their Parents, book trailer
Each year, there are over 100,000 teens cited to court in Los Angeles County, United States, alone. Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and Their Parents uses real-life examples to show the court process. What happens when we don't follow the rules? The book includes tools to prepare for your court hearing. Music: "Roxxsteady" by the Noisemakers. (1:30)
The Life of Charles Dickens: Charles Dickens Rescues Dr. Samuel Johnson's godchild
Charles Dickens' letter to Richard Greene, November 3, 1855. This video of spoken narrative and carefully-chosen still images tells the story of how Charles Dickens rallied the nation to save the goddaughter of Dr. Samuel Johnson from a life of poverty. Photographs of primary sources (letters), with drawings of the time, photographs, professional narration, choral music and orchestration. (6:30)
Uncle Sam - Who Was He?
Uncle Sam is a national icon in the United States, but where did he come from? Was he a real person? This video tells the history of this figure and how it spread from Troy, New York. Good video (Running Time 2:00).
Learn Italian - The Alphabet
This is a review of the 21-letter Italian alphabet (which is very similar to the English alphabet). (01:23) The alphabet may be said a little too quickly for beginning learners - it may help to pause and repeat the letters. This is a clip from a larger segment.
Dr. Loopy's Blinding you with Science #5: Magnetism and electromagnets
This is #5 in the series of Blinding you with Science videos was produced to help elementary students with sceince concepts. In this episode Dr. Loopy and his friends look at how magnets work and do experiments with magnetism.
Magnetic Field - Sixty Symbols
Check out this super powerful magnet - just don't get too close with a video camera! This video discusses magnets, however the magnet they use in this video is really powerful. Video gives information on how a magnet works and the variety of magnets there are. Video is of average quality. Video would be good for middle elementary, middle and high school students. This is an interesting video for any student studying magnetism.
Marie Curie Biography, Part II
This is an animated biography of Marie Curie, a pioneer in the field of radioactivity, from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.