For an organism to grow, rebuild tissues, and reproduce, cells must divide. Every division requires replicating and then evenly dividing the cell's massive jumble of DNA. This video segment, adapted from the Interactive Secret of Life videodisc, follows the stages of mitosis, the systematic process that ensures that daughter cells formed when plant and animal cells divide get equal shares of DNA. Closed captioning included. (01:34)
Part 5 - Books, Writing and Creativity
Encouraging children to be creative and helping them enjoy books and writing. The author discusses various types of construction of books. He shows different paper folding techniques that can be used to make books. Part 5 of 6, by Australian author Peter E. Taylor. More information can be found at: www.writing-for-children.com
Using Literature to Teach Reading
Literature can be used to teach children how to read by involving them in activities that establish positive attitudes towards reading. Discover how literature can help to free a child's imagination so that they can make their own interpretation with help from an English specialist and president of a theater group in this video on reading.
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Basic Economics (pt. 2)
This series of lectures attempts to describe the basics of economics. This lecture concerns the marketplace and the exchange of goods and/or money for items available.
Basic Economics (pt. 3)
This series of lectures attempts to describe the basics of economics. This lesson concerns how prices are set and production.
A "Cut and Paste" Guide to Copyright in School
Using the acronym "CUT AND PASTE" learn what you legally can and can't use in educational settings in terms of adhering to copyright laws. This one-minute video highlights some of the major rules. A good overview. (There is no narration, however, there are written explanations on the video screen.)
Mysteries of Deep Space: Black Holes
Explores the revolution in astronomy launched by the Hubble Space Telescope. This video discusses the Super Nova, its size, mass, and gravity. Discusses neutron stars size and mass, when the were discovered. The Hubbell Telescope is discussed and how it is used to help scientists. The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory is also discussed. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for students of middle elementary school, middle school and high school.
Growth of a Nation
This ten minute video illustrates the growth of America from the original 13 Colonies in 1789 to the year 2000. Gives information to purchase the full length video.
Crater Lake, North America
Crater lake, part of North America's cascade range, is a product of volcanism and this one minute video It shows how a volcano created the crater. Excellent graphics, but not much about the lake itself.
Arizona Flag and Anthem Arizona’s flag has 13 rays of red and gold on the top half of the flag represent both the 13 original colonies of the Union, and the rays of the Western setting sun. Red and gold were also the colors carried by Coronado's Spanish expedition in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540. The bottom half of the flag has the same Liberty blue as the United States flag. Since Arizona was the larges
Arizona’s flag has 13 rays of red and gold on the top half of the flag represent both the 13 original colonies of the Union, and the rays of the Western setting sun. Red and gold were also the colors carried by Coronado's Spanish expedition in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540. The bottom half of the flag has the same Liberty blue as the United States flag. Since Arizona was the larges
Pictures of Arizona
Pictures of Arizona, there are pictures of landscape, wildlife, weather, and the plants. Video is good quality and good for all students.(Amateur video slies and musical accompaniment)
Guardians of the Sea: Lifeguard Legends
Explore traces the rich history of lifeguarding, going back to the legendary Duke Kahanamoku and Eddie Aikau, in this moving tribute to Hawaii's "guardians of the sea." The team then jumps to modern day Pipeline, where highly skilled lifeguards protect surfers from the ocean's powerful swells. Run time 11:29.
Computing Binomial Probabilities in Minitab
In this video learn how to compute Binomial probabilities, cumulative probabilities, and inverse cumulative probabilities. Examples are shown of how to solve probability.
How Europe's Geographic Position Impacted History
An audio slideshow. Ian Morris explains how Europe's position on the edge of the Atlantic has shaped the west's dominance of recent history, and argues that it is geography which determines the landscape of power. A good presentation for students to learn about the significance of geography to a country's potential.
Norway has one of the highest standards of living in the world, it is rich in natural resources. For Norwegians, you are not truly wealthy until you can strick a balance that leaves plenty of time for play with family and friends. Video is good quality and appropriate for all students.
The Qing Dynasty, Part 2
This student-created video features information about the Qing Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Qin Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Qing Dynasty (Chinese: 清朝; pinyin: Qīng cháo; Wade-Giles: Ch'ing ch'ao; Manchu: Daicing gurun; Mongolian: Манж Чин Улс), also known as the Manchu Dynasty, followed the Ming Dynasty in Chinese history, and was the last ruling dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912" (Qing Dynasty, Wikipedi
The Great Empires of Africa, Part 2 of 2
This is a well done student-created video which offers information about the ancient African empires. (03:07)
Young At Heart: Judy Blume - Featured on The News Hour: 1 of 2
Jeff Brown interviews Judy Blume. In this interview Judy Blume is 66 years old. This interview took place the morning after she received an award from the National Book Foundation in a book store in New York City. She was the first author to win this award for young people's literature. She wrote these books, starting in the 1970's, when she was a wife and mother. She talks about how she loved to read when she was young and how she wanted to relate to the child and the family in the book. (4:0
Judy Blume - Featured on The News Hour: 2 of 2
This is a continuation of an interview done by Jeff Brown. In this section of the interview Judy Blume talks about how her life right now makes it harder for her to write. She has a lot going on and can't really find the time to write. She needs to lock herself away and then write. She says when you write you need to write from deep inside and as truthfully and honestly as you can. Mr. Brown discusses how some of Judy Blume's books have been critized because of some of the things she has wri
Fact and Opinion
This is a short video with computer animation and computerized voices. The video gives one example of a fact and one example of an opinion.