Carnivorous Plants of Texas
This video adapted from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department explores the bizarre world of carnivorous plants. More than 400 species of plants evolved structures and strategies for capturing, killing, and digesting insects and other creatures to satisfy their need for a scarce nutrient. This video highlights two types of carnivorous plants common to bogs of the southern United States. Run time 02:01.
Meat Eating Sundew Plant
A segment from Nature Walks with Mark about the carnivorous Sundew plant. Run time 03:30.
A Rotting Apple
This short, two-minute video is set to music and uses time lapse photography to show the process of an apple rotting. This video might be a nice introduction for decomposition or for the fungi kingdom. There are no words; the video is accompanied by soft piano music.
The Fungi Classification
A fungus is a member of the kingdom Fungi . The fungi are heterotrophic organisms possessing a chitinous cell wall. The majority of species grow as multicellular filaments called hyphae forming a mycelium; some fungal species also grow as single cells. This interactive web page gives you pictures of specific examples of the fungi classification, along with writen details for most. No run time.
This video uses "Gallon Man" as a visual to teach customary capacity. Students in the video discuss, ask questions, and give answers related to customary capacity.
Joshua Chapter 21 - New International Version of the Bible
This video contains a high quality narration of The Book of Joshua, Chapter 21, from the New International Version of the Bible. Scriptures read by professional voice actors, along with good music and sound effects. No moving images.
Secrets of the 12 Disciples 2 (of 10)
Use this documentary to learn -- information contained in the video does not have to interfere with one's faith. It is NOT meant to be inflammatory but informative. Very interesting documentary by one (Robert Beckford, Ph.D) who was raised by a religious mother.
Fly with explore over the Hawaiian Islands. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the mountains' cascading waterfalls; watch humpback whales splash offshore; see surfers hitch rides on some of the best waves on the planet. Run time 05:01.
How to Hang Indoor Christmas Lights
How to Hang Indoor Christmas Lights - Home for the Holidays with The Home Depot! Learn the proper way to hang indoor Christmas lights, including safety tips (Running Time 3:13).
Deconstruction of the Bicycle Drive Train
This video explains who the derailer, chain, and other parts of the drive train work to provide gearing for a bike with multiple gears. This would be good for a science class and to help teach students about math as they see how gear ratios work.
Wyoming Oil Shale Deposits - Description, Origin, and Exploitation
This video describes the Wyoming oil shales, origins, and methods of exploitation. There is some discussion of coal in western Canada. This is part of a geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and rebroadcasted in 1986 Provided by mineguy101. Information is good but production quality of the video is quite dated. Run time 6:12
Soil Order Song
This teacher-made video has a country music feel and uses humor to create verses that will help students learn the twelve major soil orders along with a few key attributes for each layer. Lyrics are provided on the screen while the instructor plays his guitar and sings. Appropriate for high school age students. Great for musical learners. Key vocabulary words include: alfisol, ultisol, inceptisol, andisol, entisol, aridosol, gellisol, vertisol, oxisol, histosol, mollisol, and spodosols.
Volcanoes from Around the World
This video shows photographs of volcanoes from around the world. It is set to music and each photo gives the location of the volcano. It shows both dormant and erupting volcanoes. Music may be a bit distracting to the viewer. (06:07)
Volcanoes - Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
This short video describes how volcanoes are created and what causes them to erupt. (1:37)
The Ring of Fire, Part 3
The Pacific Ring of Fire (or sometimes just the Ring of Fire) is an area where large numbers of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. (10:32)
Mount Pinatubo: The Aftermath of a Volcanic Eruption
The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 was the largest volcanic eruption in 80 years. The explosive eruption deposited tons of ash on the towns and villages near the volcano's base. Even more devastating than the eruption, however, were the devastating flows of water and debris that resulted when monsoon rains mixed with the accumulated volcanic ash. This video segment adapted from NOVA depicts some of the impact of these events on the communities surrounding the volcano. Closed captioning.
The Impact of Earthquakes on the Human Life, Part 2/3
Impact of Earthquakes on the Human Life Part 2/3 - Learn about the psychological effect of earthquakes. Also learn about how much damage an earthquake can cause to the human life. (07:29)
How Oil Was Formed Millions of Years Ago
This is a segment from the Ocean Odyssey series describing how oil is formed in the Earth. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to become critic
The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Imagine That - Water Power
In this video, Huckle and Lowly Worm wonder where electricity comes from. Water power produces electricity at the dam. The video gives great visuals for the dam and how water power is produced. Dams are big walls that are built to hold the river back. This is a great teaching resource for the elementary classroom and/or special education students. This would work well in conjunction with a science unit on natural resources and energy (1:06).
Salinity Density Demonstration
Salinity affects the density of water. In this video, 9th grade teacher Rod Benson performs a demonstration on the study of ocean currents for his students using golf balls. The step by step narrative demonstration uses golf balls with fresh water and salty water.Explanations are included. This would also be a great demonstration while teaching density.