How Does a Cathode Ray Tube Work?
A cathode ray tube consists of an electron gun, focusing
coils, and X and Y plates. Learn how a sawtooth works in a cathode ray tube with information from a science teacher in this video.
Groundhog Day-Punxsutawney Phil
Meet Punxsutawney Phil and his handlers Ben and John. This video gives good facts about Phil's hibernation and eating habits. He likes fruits, almonds, oat bars, etc. This would be a good video to show on Groundhog's Day. Some students may not have background knowledge about groundhogs and this video has great photographs. (1:40)
The Persian Empire
WatchMojo presents a continued, brief (one-minute) look at one of history's greatest empires. Some clips are courtesy of the History Channel.
How a Net is Formed - 3 Dimensional Shapes
Students learn that a net is the shape formed by "unfolding" a
3-dimensional figure, so a net shows all the faces that make up the
surface area of the figure. Students are then asked to determine what
type of 3-dimensional figure can be made from a given net (note that a cylinder has 2 circular bases, a pyramid has triangular faces, a cone
has 1 circular base, and a prism has rectangular faces). Students are
also asked to determine if a given net can be used to make
Pirate Girls Nine
This video podcast is from the They Might Be Giants series. Sock puppets sing a song about counting to nine and sets of nine pirate girls. Ends at 2:09. The second part of the video has the ZYX song in which the alphabet is sung backwards. (4:34 total run time)
Counting 9 Objects
A classic Sesame Street cartoon song about a real martian beauty...a number 9 cutie. Very catchy song about counting 9 objects. (:57)
The PROPERTIES Song
Learn and remember the major differences between physical and chemical properties of matter with this song from science teacher Mr. Edmonds. Do you remember the song, "Oblah-Di Oblah-Da?" If so, this will be easy to sing. Although not all of the lyrics are included, Mr. Edmonds holds up key words and pictures throughout the song, making it easy to sing along. (03:03)
Discovering Properties of Matter
What is matter? How do we define it? What are some of its properties that we can measure? Come learn all about this fundamental piece of science in this Wowie clip from the Children's Museum of Houston. Cynthia briefly discusses the following properties of matter: shape, texture, magnetism, fluorescence, and mass. (0:59)
The Properties of Matter - by StudyJams
Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. That is why mass and volume are the properties of matter. There are many different kinds of matter: conductors, insulators, and magnets to name a few. Learn more about the properties of matter with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Ancient Greek alphabet. This video teaches how to pronounce and write the letters of the alphabet.
A fun rap introducing genetics. The video talks about Deoxyribose, Nucleic Acid, genotype, phenotype, dominant, and recessive genes.
Students would greater benefit by a list of terms used in the rap.
Mitosis, Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
This 19 minute video is about mitosis, meiosis, and sexual reproduction. For sexual reproduction to happen, there has to be mitosis and meiosis. Mitosis is when cells duplicate and it is how babies are formed. Meiosis is the process required to form organisms such as babies. This video is about sexual reproduction. The video uses a cartoon graphic and lecturer. There are a lot of terms in this video that students may need to have explained to them. They are listed in the video.
What is Gravity?
This thirty minute video explains gravity. The study of gravity has played a central role in the history of science—from Galileo and Newton to Einstein's twentieth century theory of general relativity. Yet, in spite of five centuries of study, many aspects of gravity remain a mystery. How can gravity, which in many ways
is the dominant force in the universe, be at the same time, by far, the weakest of the four known forces in nature? See how physicists are
approaching this que
Mississippi State Tour
WABC Travel Show Host Erik Hastings shows you the people, culture, history, music, attractions, and natural beauty of Mississippi. Warm smiling faces, genteel manners, and a smooth southern drawl make Mississippi the place to visit for an authentic Southern experience. Video gives a good insight into the state of Mississippi.
Pennsylvania Flag and Anthem
Pennsylvania's flag is composed of a blue field on which is embroidered the State Coat of Arms. The first State Flag bearing the State Coat of Arms was authorized by the General Assembly in 1799. An act of the General Assembly of June 13, 1907, standardized the flag and required that the blue field match the blue of Old Glory. The stat
Word Family Song -et - Sesame Street
This word family song focuses on rhyming words ending in -et. The muppets demonstrate how to blend an initial consonant with the -et and create a word. The video is from Sesame Street. ( 2:18)
Pink Color Song
The song is set to the tune of "London Bridge" and shows the word pink and items that are pink. (:25)
Take Care of Your Brown Hair Bear
This cartoon is about a bear, who loses all of his brown hair - because he did not take care of it. He didn't think that was fair. The bear learns how to care - for his brown hair from his friend by shampooing it - to keep it clean. The story is told in rhyme. (1:45)
Pop, Pop, Pop Short "O" Reader
This animation features a Montessori Home story book and is part of a series of children's interactive story books designed by Montessori educators to help children learn to read. Words appear at the bottom of the screen as they are read. The sentences are about 3-6 words long. This video focuses on the short 'o' vowel sound.(1:59)
Yakko's World with Flags.
A fun song that shows the flags of the world. (1:48)