Long 'E" Words - Chicken Jane and the Bees - Between the Lions
In this animated cartoon video, which imitates the style of old "Dick and Jane" beginner books; Dot, Scot, and Chicken Jane tell a story of some bees. The long 'e' sound made by 'ee' is emphasized in this read along story. The words are shown on the screen and highlighted as they are read so viewers can follow along. Produced by PBSkids for the learn to read series, "Between the Lions." (1:29)
How Would You describe Greenland's Tundra?
Interview on physical composition and social science attributes of Greenland’s tundra, including teacher’s personal observations from this polar region. Run time 02:28.
What Is Cellular Respiration?
Cellular respiration is the chemical reaction that helps a person
to turn the sugar in food into energy. Find out how cellular respiration
is related to photosynthesis with information from a science teacher in
Secrets in the Salt
In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, take a trip
to an underground salt deposit that formed 250 million years ago to
search for evidence of ancient life. Learn about the formation of the
salt deposit and observe as scientists drill into the salt walls to
retrieve samples. See liquids trapped within the salt that are millions
of years old, and hear from scientists who were stunned to find that
there were fibers of ancient cellulose inside.
In this grammar lesson learn all the places in which capitalization is used in the English language. This lesson will help to avoid mistakes in writing. Examples are shown on a whiteboard.
The Elegant Universe
This is a three part series on String Theory. This part covers the modern view on String Theory.
The Elegant Universe - Introduction to String Theory
A detailed introduction to sting theory and quantum mechanics. The video uses excellent, simple demonstrations of complex theories to make them understandable. Run time 53:49.
The Giant Redwood Trees of the Pacific Northwest
Science writer Richard Preston (author of The Hot Zone) talks about some of the most enormous living beings on the planet, the giant trees of the US Pacific Northwest - the coast redwood tree. Growing from a tiny seed, they support vast ecosystems -- and are still, largely, a mystery. Run time 19:28.
Talking about the way you feel
This lesson presents different vocabulary used to express your feelings and to show your reactions. There is new vocabulary introduced and written on the screen. The new words are used in examples and also acted out by the presenter.
Jokes and Humour
This video deals with telling jokes and different types of humour. There is presentation of vocabulary and expressions and there are explanations and examples. At the beginningthe presenter acts out as a comedian and you can read his script all through the video.
How to Attach a Balloon to a Make a Hovercraft
In this video earn about attaching the balloon and using your cool and easy balloon hovercraft. Great use for cd's that you don't need anymore. Run time 01:27
Frequency - Sixty Symbols
You've heard of kilohertz and megahertz, but when things get down to the size of atoms, wave frequency gets to some seriously high values. Video discusses the various types of waves and why there is a difference is what you hear and see. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for high school students. Run time 07:02.
Martin Espada reads "Who Burned for the Perfection of Paper"
Filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, this video features
Martin Espada reading "Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper." The video is narrated by Garrison Keillor.
Lion Dance Video
Toot and Puddle have fun in a costume.
The Adventures of Junior Raindrop
Produced by the US Dept of Agriculture in 1948, this cartoon shows the trials and tribulations of a raindrop when a watershed is damaged. It has authentic video footage from that time. It shows the relationship between man, land, and water. At one point, Junior Raindrop gets involved in gang activity and they pull out guns. It's not offensive, but guns were still very popular toys back in those days.
How Do You Measure Rainfall?
Rainfall is most commonly measured with a rain gauge, which can usually be found at an outdoor store or discount store. Discover why rain gauges need to be strategically placed in the open with help from a meteorologist in this video on understanding weather. (01:43)
What killed off the dinosaurs? Over the years, experts have suggested everything from global climate change to a spate of massive volcanic eruptions to the most widely accepted culprit: an asteroid that unleashed global devastation. But as correspondent Chad Cohen reports in this video, some scientists believe the giant reptiles might have been taken down by something almost too tiny to see. (15:05)
Ocean tides are the rising and falling of the sea due to variations in the gravitational pull of the moon on opposite sides of the Earth. Tides are a type of wave with regular frequencies and periods which echo the motion of the moon. (03:41)
Meteor From Mars
Shows a meteorite that is famous for killing a dog in Egypt. Explains how meteorite is named. Video interview. Includes closed captioning. Grades 5-12. 1:57 min.
SAT Prep: Test 1, Section 3, Part 6
This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a chalkboard. This is video is appropriate high school students. Uses a textbook commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen.