Ecologists snatch and band pelican chicks so they can monitor the pelican colony's health in this movie. The short video clip discusses how the pelican population is struggling because their natural habitat is disappearing and other environmental issues. The video could also be used with a lesson about endangered species and/or how humans are affecting animal habitats and populations. Run time 02:37.
National Geographic-Cichlid Defense Against Turtle
Have you ever heard of a fish fighting a turtle? Watch these cichlid (SICK-lid) parents keep a hungry terrapin away from their eggs! The commentator talks as if they are at a wrestling match. This is a great teaching resource for elementary/middle school students. It would work well in conjunction with a science lesson on fish, oceans, and animal behavior. This video also helps to build background knowledge. (1:03)
Chao Phraya Catfish
In this video you learn about a choa phraya catfish, also known as the dog-eating catfish. These fish can grow up to 9 feet long. This species is now extremely rare in the wild and in urgent need of study to asses its conservation status. Run time 01:49.
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.
To, Two, Too - Commonly Confused Words Video discusses the homonyms, to, two, and too. Homonyms are words that sound the same, but have different meanings and spelling. Teacher defines the words and uses the words in sentences. The teacher gives viewers a quiz. Clear teaching and examples. (6:36)
Video discusses the homonyms, to, two, and too. Homonyms are words that sound the same, but have different meanings and spelling. Teacher defines the words and uses the words in sentences. The teacher gives viewers a quiz. Clear teaching and examples. (6:36)
Pendemonium - Apostrophes and Double Negatives part 5
Students learn about apostrophes and double negatives, as well as the Moon, Mars, and Milky Way when they follow the fast-paced adventures of a "pentastic" foursome into space. Seemingly ordinary writing implements named Florentina, Arturo, Buzz, and Penny come to life and try to stop a smelly Dark Marker from taking over the universe by solving clues based on good grammar.
Instructor talks briefly about the theories of Bohr and introduces orbitals. Instructor uses his computer screen and different colors to educate students. Instructor says this video series introduces information covered in a first-year high school course in chemistry.
An Explanation of Oxidative Phosphorylation and Chemiosmosis
In this five minute video oxidative phosphorylation and chemiosmosis are explained using cartoon graphics and as part of a lecture. Phosphorylation is the second part of the electron transport chain where the ATP is generated. The term used for the process of ATP being generated is oxidative phosphorylation. The hydrogen protons going through a membrane is called chemiosmosis.
Learn about Fluids: Food Science
Kitchens are full of fluids you might never have known were there. A fluid can be a liquid, gas, solid, or even plasma. Viscosity Sir Isaac Newton and his three laws of motion are also explained as related to foods. Run time 03:49.
Monitoring Turtle Mountain, Alberta and the Rock Slide of 1903
News report by the Weather Network about Frank Slide (a rock slide in 1903) and Turtle Mountain in Alberta, Canada. Reporter interviews Monica Price of the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre and Corey Froese of Alberta Geological Survey. Corey talks about the monitoring Alberta Geological Survey is doing on Turtle Mountain. Provided by the Alberta Geological Survey. Run time 02:22.
Weathering and Erosion Cartoon
This cartoon uses two super heros to help explain what weathering and erosion are. The video explains that weathering and erosion are a "scientific super duo that work together to change the Earth." The cartoon gives definitions and examples of both. Run time 02:58.
Bill Nye the Science Guy Song - Erosion
Earth Wind and Ice rocks out about... rocks! Listen as the band sings about the various things that cause erosion. (01:20)
Inside a Volcano
New imagery reveals Earth's volcanoes. Explore the science and beauty of these natural features. This video shows excellent views of many of the earth's most violent volcanos and explores the science of their violent nature.
This brief video (which has no narration, but does have background music) has amazing images of volcanic lava. Get immersed in a volcanic landscape with bubbling lava, spewing eruptions, and colliding rivers of fire. Suitable for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Tales of Disasters: Volcano
This video was made for younger videos and demonstrates how dangerous volcanoes are and what to do before the volcano erupts. The video uses puppets and was made by No Strings for program in South East Asia and was funded by Trocaire. Run time 05:52.
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.
This is the best way to see the fury of a volcano -- through the lens of a camera. These scenes/images (30 seconds) should be prefaced with discussions about volcanoes.
Every year that the world continues to rely on non-renewable fossil fuels for our energy needs brings us closer to needing alternatives. This video segment produced for Teachers' Domain identifies some current and future alternatives and describes some of the benefits and limitations inherent in each. The video could also be used for a lesson on transfer of energy. Closed captioning included. Run time 06:09.
This video segment adapted from NOVA examines ethanol, a cleaner-burning fuel alternative to gasoline, and the efforts to produce it more efficiently. Today, most ethanol in the United States is made from corn kernels. But converting corn into ethanol requires lots of energy as well as corn, which might otherwise be used to feed people and livestock. The video features research efforts to use less valuable plant matter, called cellulosic biomass, and microorganisms that may be able to accomplish
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.