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.
The Jamestown Colony
In spite of themselves, some of the first colonists in the United States survived many hardships.
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.
The Dust Bowl: A Story of Survival
The Dust Bowl immigrants of the 1930s. A story of survival in The Great Depression. (AMateur video with slides and narration)
Newsreel - Kennedy Inspects Missile Center [11-18-1963]
News broadcast of President Kennedy viewing a missile launching demonstration at an Air Force base in Florida.
In this film Maya talks about being abused from age 7 to 13. (Caution should be used.) She stopped speaking for years because of it. Informative documentary with still photos and interview footage. (Amateur video)
The Organ of Corti
Situated in the spiral-shaped cochlea of the inner ear is the organ of Corti. Only one inch long if uncoiled, it bears about twenty-five thousand sound receptor cells with hairlike projections arranged in rows on the basilar membrane. Diagrams show detailed structure of the organ of Corti. Grades 5-12. 1 min.
Unlocking the Mysterious Connection Between Taste, Smell, and Memory
The cause of the so-called "Proustian experience" of recalling a vivid memory through taste or smell is well documented, but its cause continues to confound scientists. Biologist Stuart Firesteing from Columbia University discusses the mystery. The video is in lecture format. (05:25)
Touch and Vision
In this episode of the human senses, they explore the two most highly used senses, touch and vision. In this video they test the amazing things we do with our eyes, how we can instantly spot attractive people in a crowded room, and how our eyes guide us around the world with astonishing accuracy. When it comes to touch they reveal why we love the feel of some things and loath others. Discover what our skin
Antique Silk Factory in Florence Italy
An informative narration takes us to Florence, Italy where 19th century looms make some of the finest silks in the world. Visit a florentine factory where a hand loom dating back to 1780 is still used and every thread is woven by hand. See how artisans create silk the way it has been done for centuries.
MISERERE sung by Andrea Bocelli and Zucchero Fornaciari
Italian singing sensation Andrea Bocelli and Italian rock singer Zucchero Fornaciari sing "Miserere," which Zucchero co-wrote with U2's Bono.
How To Choose The Right Career
This three minute video tells about three important areas to consider in helping to decide what career one might wish to follow. The three areas are skills, priorities, and finding a job and how to go about this process.
J.S. Bach: Life and Works - 2/2
Stunningly filmed in locations throughout central Germany, "J.S. Bach: Life and Works" sets a new standard for artful filming of music performance. A rare DVD featuring excellent performances of a variety of Bach works in the context of locations the music was intended for: churches and castles. Includes the first filmed performance on the recently reconstructed Wender organ in Arnstadt where Bach worked early in his career.
Symphony No 2, 3rd movement by Mahler
This is a live stage performance of Valery Gergiev conducting the London Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler's second symphony. It was recorded in April, 2008. The picture and sound quality are excellent. (4:40)
Second Grade Handwriting Writing at Home- Body Position, Pencil Grip, Etc.
Teacher-created live action video. In this video, a teacher shows the basics of handwriting using a student model. The teacher uses the student model to show how the body should look when working on handwriting and how to hold a pencil. Exercises for strengthening grip are shown. (2:08)
Handwriting Repair with Kate Gladstone - Making Handwriting Make Sense
This video explores why students may have trouble with penmanship. The video is a slide show with music. Video does not follow the 'standard' practice of how to write in cursive, but the video may have value to stuggling cursive writers.
Handwriting Lesson: Improving Posture & Paper Skills
In this video, a teacher is shown working with an individual student on how he can improve his posture and use his non writing hand to help hold the paper. The teacher gives the non writing hand a "pep talk" and tells how the hand can help out even though it is not doing the writing.
How to Write Calligraphy: Small Letters
This just shows an artist making the letters. It does not tell how to hold the writing instrument or provide any other instruction. However, it clearly shows the lower case letters.
Learn to Write the Upper Case Letters of the Alphabet
This video demonstrates how to write the 26 letters of the alphabet in capitals. Each capital letter's name is read by the narrator, while the correct pen stroke is illustrated via animation. (4:13)