Our Solar System - Size Of Planets and Stars to Scale
This video shows the comparative sizes of Pluto, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Earth, Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, Saturn, the Sun and many other giant stars. It is set to great music, composed by Steve Jablonsky. Fantastic visual comparison of the planets in our Solar System.
Systems and Subsystems, Basic Facts
NASA Connect segment explaing basic facts about systems and subsystems. The video also introduces the study of Earth System Science. (05:54) The video is slightly blurry at times.
Counting from 1 to 999 in Chinese
This video shows how the Chinese counting system is constructed from a simple logical system, which uses just 12 characters (and therefore sounds) to count from 1 to 999. Run time 04:04.
Termites - Life's Ultimate Architects
This documentary video is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students and features the ability of termites to create a structure that has air conditioning, a sewage system, food storage, and fungus cultivation.
Aristotle Part 4
Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in
Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his observations were only
Solar System 101
This video from National Geographic Kids provides an overview of the formation of the solar system and gives a brief description of the characteristics of each planet.
Scale of the Universe
An overview of what the solar system is and uses animation to good effect. However, the numbers are really difficult for the student to understand unless there is a handout and other resources to help with this video.
Scale of the Universe
This video begins with a textbook and zooms out to the Earth, then the Sun, the Solar System, the Milky Way etc. The video continues to expand out as the narrator gives information about each of its stopping points. Run time 02:10.
The Indian Removal Act
This four minute video shows how the American government's Policy of "removal" on Native-American land started. This video offers some depth to this movement including how they used the justice system to try and prevent being forced from their land. President Jackson ignored the legal decision. Students should clearly be able to see a cause and effect for this action.
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)