One Year in 40 Seconds
A video of a scenic spot that goes through the transformation of the four seasons. It takes about 40 seconds to "travel" through all four seasons. Lovely video that provides a quick glimpse of each of the seasons. Run time 0:46.
Life in the Oceans
This short but thorough video describes several animals and plants found in the ocean's environment. Starting with the tiniest creatures, plankton, and continuing through the food chain in the open sea like fish and whales. It also discusses organisms in the polar seas, such as cod, seals, and halibut and continues on to the warm coral reefs in the tropical seas with animals like the lobsters. They address animals living in the shallow waters and tidal pools, such as barnacles, muscles, and
Georges-Pierre Seurat Slideshow
WARNING: Brief female frontal nudity from 4:00-4:24 [24 seconds]
Features several close-ups of his work. This is suitable for middle school, and high school students. 'His large work A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884-1886), his most famous painting, altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of 19th century painting' (Georges-Pierre Seurat, Wikipedia, 2009). Accompanied by classical music.
Challenger - The Final Voyage Part 5 of 6
Discovery Channel Video. At takeoff plus one minute the Challenger is four miles high, everything seems normal. Then there is an explosion. NASA analyzes the debris and flight data. In June 1986, a full account of events is published. On ignition the O rings on the booster had disintegrated. At 59 seconds, Challenger
Basic WiFi Troubleshooting Tips
Basic WiFi Troubleshooting Tips - If you are having problems with your WiFi connection, Molly Wood has a pile of tips to help you out. If your network was working fine and is now giving you issues CNET suggests first unplugging your router for 30 seconds. Next check that the date and time are all the same on all computers. Sometimes you need to update the drivers or the firmware. (2:37)
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Video clip shows a microscopic blood vessel only one cell layer thick, so that individual blood cells must move through single file. Grades 5-12. 13 seconds.
7 Wonders of the World
This video shows The Seven Wonders of the World: The Pyramid at Chichén Itzá (before 800 A.D.) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Christ the Redeemer (1931) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, The Great Wall of China (220 B.C and 1368 - 1644 A.D.) China, Machu Picchu (1460-1470), Peru, Petra (9 B.C. - 40 A.D.), Jordan, the Roman Colosseum (70 - 82 A.D.) Rome, Italy, and The Taj Mahal (1630 A.D.) Agra, India. Video is of good quality and shows pictures o
How to divide any number by 9 really really fast
As the title says, this video explains, with examples, an amazing method for dividing any number by 9 really really fast--in six seconds! If you have any doubt, check your work with a calculator. It really works. "Extra credit" for advanced math students: explain why the method works. Just a screencast of large type with a voiceover by a person with a rather heavy Indian accent. Run time 03:59.
Chinese Immigrants - mid 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "The discovery of gold in California in 1848 prompted people from all over the world to seek their fortunes on the Pacific Coast of the United States. The discovery came during a period of political turmoil and economic hardship in China. The Chinese Empire was losing control of the nation and imperial powers from Europe were forcing their way into the country. As a result, many Chinese left their homeland to make a living in America. They sailed to San Francis
Italians in the world - part 4
(1924-1932)This episode discusses Zefferino Poli who is an emigrant who accepted the dollar religion, he grasped at once the American system. He was a frugal man and soon owns many theaters. Video also discusses other emigrants who influenced the Italians that were living in the United States. Despite the racism and economic difficulties the Italian passion for politics reemerges in the emigrant
Learning About the Letter "t" - Mr. T Has Tall Teeth - The Letter People
This is a part of "The Letter People" and focuses on "Mr. T", who has "tall teeth". The sound of letter t is reinforced through music and simple skits. Puppet characters act out the skits. Opening credits take about 20 seconds. (3:31)
Simile, Metaphor, and Personification
The instructor uses a whiteboard and clip-art cut-outs to demonstate three types of figurative language. This video is suitable for third-grade students and older. (Note: The instructor dellberately has the first few seconds blurred.)
Potential and Capacitance
Benjamin Franklin, the great 18th-century American scientist, who later dabbled in politics, was the first to propose a successful theory of the Leyden Jar. He gave positive and negative charges their names, and invented the parallel plate capacitor. Electrical potential, the potential of charged conductors, equipotentials and capacitance.
Bone Stretching -
In China a painful surgical procedure called "bone stretching" can make people taller...but is it worth the risk? In this video, the reasons people choose this elective procedure are discussed. It also explores why this is such a dangerous procedure and how it is done. Grades 9-12. 3:31 min.
Spanish Mission System
As the Spanish empire spread over the southern portion of the present-day United States, the mission system was developed to facilitate colonial expansion and to pacify the Indians. Catholic priests and friars ventured into remote areas to build missions where they worked side-by-side with the Indians planting crops, hunting game, and preaching Christianity. The missionaries also taught the Indians about Spanish culture, including language, arts and crafts, and politics.
Each mission typi
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Arlene Mosel retells an old Chinese folktale about
how the people of China came to give their children short names after
traditionally giving their "first and honored" sons grand, long names.
Tikki tikki tembo (which means "the most wonderful thing in the whole
wide world") and his brother Chang (which means "little or nothing")
get into trouble with a well, are saved by the Old Man with the Ladder,
and change history while they're at it.
Beijing 2008: The Games of the XXIX Olympiad The Games of the XXIX Olympiad, from Beijing, China. Video shows information about the activities leading up to the games and the games themselves. Video includes interesting facts about the games and events, such as the starting ceremonies, how many athletes participated, and goals that were accomplished. Video is set to music. Video is good quality, however it stops often. It is appropriate for any age.
The Games of the XXIX Olympiad, from Beijing, China. Video shows information about the activities leading up to the games and the games themselves. Video includes interesting facts about the games and events, such as the starting ceremonies, how many athletes participated, and goals that were accomplished. Video is set to music. Video is good quality, however it stops often. It is appropriate for any age.
Setting Up the Promethean Board
This will walk you through the steps of connecting your computer with the Promethean Board and getting it going - all in 90 seconds.
Taming The American West Unit 13
Western settlers’ assumptions of an endless, bountiful frontier were
tested when they moved to the Great Plains and attempted to cultivate the unfamiliar, arid landscape. This experience led to the rise of populist politics, which championed farmers’ and industrial workers’
critique of political and economic powers.
Global America Unit 21
As the turn of the century approached, the pendulum of American politics and social structures began to swing back toward conservativism. With immigration from Asia and the Americas on the rise, the face of America changed rapidly. This unit examines the competing forces of ethnic and American identity in a world dominated by globalization and one remaining “superpower.