Customary Unit Conversions
Students learn the following customary units of measurement: inch, foot, ounce, ton, fluid ounce, pint, gallon, yard, pound, cup, quart, and so on. Students also learn to convert from one customary unit of measurement to another using the following conversion factors: 60 seconds = 1 minute, 7 days = 1 week, 3 feet = 1 yard, 16 ounces = 1 pound, 4 quarts = 1 gallon, and so on. Students are then asked to solve problems using conversion factors, such as 18 feet = ____ inches. Video is good qu
How Does the Earth Change? Part 2
This brief video is only one minute and fifteen seconds, but in this short time, the narrator discusses volcanoes and earthquakes.
Bill Nye, The Science Guy, on Rocks and Soil
Bill is passionate about rocks and soil--so are Barry Nolan and Edward James Olmos. They're humans who tell stories. They here to help, because every rock tells a story. It's usually a long one involving millions of years. But, you can get started in just a minute and 56 seconds.
Description of the Frank Slide
In less time then it takes to watch this video of two minutes a portion of the town of Frank Alberta was buried in about 90 seconds. At 4:10am on April 29, 1903, 82 million tonnes of limestone and shale crashed from Turtle Mountain killing over 70 people of approximately 600 residents. The rock slide was named Frank slide after the town of Frank. In 90 seconds, 90 million tons of debris covered the town. Run time 02:00.
NASA | Sarychev Volcano Eruption from the International Space Station
Amazing images seen from the International Space Station of a volcano erupting. The video is only 9 seconds long.
Although they occupy less than one quarter of one percent of Earth's marine environments, coral reefs are home to more than 25 percent of all known marine fish species. These habitats have been called the "rainforests of the sea," both because they support an abundance of species, and because they are predominantly located in impoverished regions of the globe with high human population growth rates. Reefs are also particularly vulnerable to exploitation, as are most rainforests. In this video se
Dried and wrinkled salad/lettuce can be "refreshed" by immersing it in cold water. This is due to osmosis. The process is shown in a time lapse video where things are speeded up 720x. What took 3 h 35 m can be shown in 18 seconds... thanks to time lapse photography! Images are set to music. Run time 0:58.
Animation of Joint Movement, Part 1
There is no narration or sound; the video features simple animation showing how human joints move. (57 seconds)
Animation of Joint Movement, Part 2
There is no narration or sound; the video features simple animation showing how human joints move. (33 seconds)
Mysterious Ball Lightning
This video shows many different incidents of ball lightning. Ball lightning may be an atmospheric electrical phenomenon, the physical nature of which is still controversial. The term refers to reports of luminous, usually spherical objects which vary from pea-sized to several meters in diameter. It is sometimes associated with thunderstorms, but unlike lightning flashes, which last only a fraction of a second, ball lightning reportedly lasts many seconds. Video is set to music and no words are s
This is a brief (56 seconds) video using computer animation that discusses how air is exchanged in the lungs. Good sound quality.
Flight over the Surface of the Sun
This brief video clip shows a simulated flight over the surface of the Sun, courtesy of the Hubble team. No sound. 16 seconds.
Brazil Part 8: Feijoada, Brazil's National Dish
For recipes, visit www.ciaprochef.com/WCA Any discussion of Brazil's iconic dishes is incomplete without an in-depth look at the country's national dish- feijoada completa. Feijoada is more than just a bean stew... it is a cultural rite of passage. Opting for a taste of carioca style feijoada, we travel to Ipanema to pay a visit to a true Rio classic - Chef Gilberto Araújo's Casa da Feijoada. Many legends mistakenly attribute feijoada to the slave kitchen, but the Portuguese consumed feijoada
The Policy-Making Cycle
This video is accompanied by text. "Political socialization is the process by which people learn and form opinions about government and politics. This process typically begins at home, where children overhear their parents talking about political issues, concerns, and politicians. Most people can probably recall a time when they heard their parents or other adults praising or ranting about a politician. The things that are said, both good and bad, influence how young minds perceive government an
Valentine's Day Song
The video starts by counting 10 hearts, then sings a valentine song to the tune of "One Little Indian." Hearts are on a felt board while the teacher sings. Various shapes are also taught between the song.This video is really great for small children to catch on to.
Women in Politics
A three minute video highlighting some of the most important women in American politics. Needs more background to be of more value. Just a selection of sound bites, but good insights.
How to Paint Roses
Marjorie Harris shares her freehanding method of painting roses. Marjorie uses decorative painting methods and her fine art training to quickly paint roses. After several seconds of silence after her introduction, the artist proceeds to explain her steps. (4;29)
Paris Peace Conference - 1919
The video shows footage of the time. You can see who the leaders of the peace conference were and what they wanted. There are images of destroyed cities. The main aims of the winners are listed. Wilson's suggestions are explained. Post war politics in Germany is explained and the role of communism. There is reference to the way in which the leaders drew the map of Europe anew. There is a map shown. There is an account of the main terms of the The Treaty of Versailles.
While the American system of politics has generally been defined as a two-party system, occasionally a third party emerges, influencing elections and siphoning important votes from the major parties. Third parties often begin as single-issue parties that oppose or promote a certain social, economic, or political topic. For example, the Republican Party formed in the 1850’s as a third party in opposition to slavery. Similarly, in 2000, Ralph Nader formed the Green Party that focused on environm
While the president is limited to serving two terms in office, members of Congress can serve an unlimited number of terms. In the mid-nineteenth century, most congressional representatives served only a single term because at that time politics was not considered a career. However, by the mid-twentieth century, congressional representatives began to view holding congressional office as a prestigious career. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)