As the colonies along the Atlantic coast took shape in the mid-eighteenth century, they became grouped by region: New England, middle, Chesapeake, and southern colonies. Among these regions there were some general similarities, including temperate climates and more than adequate average rainfall, which are critical factors for maximizing agricultural production.
Surplus crops provided the most important exports in all regions except in New England, although what colonists grew depended on
Science Olympiad Scrambler Brakes
A common event at Science Olympiad competitions is the Scrambler. The Scrambler must be a vehicle designed to use a falling mass to transport an egg a particular distance that students will be informed of only at the time of the event. This video displays a fairly simple braking system that is very beneficial to student success. Run time :20
How Was Florida's Coral Castle Built?
From DragonflyTV. Aaron and Tevi are really into exploring the science of places like the Egyptian pyramids and England's Stonehenge. They wanted to figure out how one man moved all of the massive stones to make Coral Castle. They knew he used simple tools so they built a similar set-up, using a fulcrum and lever. Then they built a tripod with a block and tackle system (pulley), also based on the original design, to see if it could lift the huge limestone blocks off the ground. The vi
Characteristics of the Sun
Our Sun is an ordinary star — just one of billions of stars in our galaxy alone. However, as our own star, the Sun holds special status for us and is essential to our existence. The Sun's gravity holds the solar system together, and nuclear fusion within the Sun supplies the energy for life on Earth. Without the Sun, Earth would be a drastically different place. In this video segment adapted from NASA, learn some basic facts about our Sun. Run time 01:28.
A short video clip of an anatomy model in the proper anatomical position. Starts as a skeletal view and then overlays with muscle. This video could be a nice introduction to a lesson on the skeletal or muscular system and how the two systems work together for movement and support. No sound. Run time 0:59.
The Human Body, an Overview
Learn about your body and what makes it tick in this short, computer-animated video. The video briefly covers the following key concepts: muscular system, skeletal system, circulatory system, respiratory system, excretory system, endocrine system and the nervous system. The video ends with a 10-question, fill-in-the-blank quiz.
The States' Plans - The Virginia and the New Jersey Plans
This video about the Philadelphia convention is accompanied by text. "Since the delegates at the Philadelphia Convention decided to throw out the Articles of Confederation, the floor was opened to suggestions for the basic structure of the new government. Edmund Randolph, representing Virginia, proposed a plan largely devised by James Madison. Madison, who felt that Randolph was a more powerful speaker and would be better able to gain support for the plan, suggested a bicameral, or two-house, le
Exploration of the planet Saturn. This video gives the history of Saturn, explanation of the rings, and a closeup of its atmosphere. Voyager 2 was sent to Saturn and measured light and pictures of Saturn's moons. Gives information on each of the moons of Saturn. Explains how the ring system was formed and what would happen to the ring particles. There are awesome pictures and a lot of information. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for
Saturn's Mysterious Moons
Note: English subtitles. Some 900 million miles from the Sun in the outer regions of our Solar System orbiting the planet Saturnlies a mysterious world. Enceladus is enveloped in ice. Because nearly all of the sunlight that manages to hit its surface is reflected back into space, its one of the brightest objects in the solar system. It turns out that this distant outpost may harbor subsurface oceans and pre-conditions for life.
Creating a Lesson In Moodle - Tutorial
A tutorial for creating a simple Lesson with the free, open source course management system for online called Moodle. There is an introduction to be read and then a video tutorial (3:17)
The Inner Planet Mercury
Mercury is the innermost and smallest planet in the Solar System, orbiting the Sun once every 88 days. It completes three rotations about the axis for every two orbits. Mercury is bright when viewed from Earth, ranging from −2.0 to 5.5 in apparent magnitude, but is not easily seen as its greatest angular separation from the Sun is only 28.3°. Since Mercury is normally lost in the glare of the Sun, unless there is a solar eclipse, Mercury can only be viewed in morning or evening twilight.
Mercury is the innermost and smallest planet in the Solar System, orbiting the Sun once every 87.969 days. The orbit of Mercury has the highest eccentricity of all the Solar System planets, and it has the smallest axial tilt.
Success Teaching Reading with Direct Instruction
Testimonials from Milwaukee public school system teachers and
administrators. Since implementing direct instruction reform programs
such as Reading Mastery, city schools have experienced dramatic
increases in student motivation, academic performance, and performance on standardized tests. Reading Mastery is a direct instruction program published by SRA/McGraw-Hill.
Copernicus and Galileo
Copernicus was ridiculed by his peers and Galileo was found guilty of heresy by the Catholic church for their views that the Sun (not the Earth) was the center of the Solar System. The video has a fascinating account of Galileo's observations of Venus. Run time 05:06.
What is the Cardiovascular System?
An animated explanation of the cardiovascular system that might be appropriate for younger viewers as it is animated; however, even older viewers can learn much as there is a great amount of detail in certain parts. Key vocabulary words include: heart, blood vessels, oxygen, carbon dioxide, right atrium, left atrium, ventricle, valve, blood pressure, systolic pressure, and diastolic pressure.Run time 04:27
Instructor (who appears to be teaching a high school science class) is using a life-sized model to demonstrate specifics about the circulatory system.
Do The Circulation - Song
This is an animated Science Rock about blood circulation. The song explains the parts the heart has and the way blood goes in it circulation. The importance of exercise to keep the system healthy is also shown
School House Rock "Do the Circulation"
Learn about the human circulatory system with this short, catchy song from School House Rock. Quickly memorize information with these lyrics about arteries, veins, left and right ventrical, left and right atrium, red cells, white cells, and how the bloodstream carries nutrition to the rest of your body. Run time 03:01
Heart and Circulatory System - How They Work
The video uses computer animation to give an overview of the organs inside the circulatory system. The video includes a transcript that begins with "Your heart is a pump. It's a muscular organ about the size of your fist and located slightly left of center in your chest.
Your heart is divided into the right and the left side. The division protects oxygen-rich blood from mixing with oxygen-poor blood.
Together, your heart and blood vessels comprise your cardiovascular system, whic
Video discusses the nervous system. It shows what the nervous system is responsible for. It discusses what the nervous system is made of, how big it is, and what it controls. It is called the nervous system because it is made of billions of nerve cells. The brain is divided into the right side and the left side. It also shows the different parts of the brain.