Living on the Coast
This video, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, offers a glimpse of life in three coastal communities in the United States. The visit begins in Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula, specifically in the village of Nanwalek, where people have learned to survive in a harsh environment. Next we travel to New Bedford, Massachusetts, to see how people have always depended on the ocean for whaling and fishing. Finally we go to Moloka‘i in Hawai‘i, where people have learned to respect the
Welcome to North Korea- Emmy Winner
The winner of the 2001 International Emmy award for Best Documentary, Welcome to North Korea is a look at the conditions in modern-day North Korea. Dutch filmmaker Peter Tetteroo and his associate Raymond Feddema spent a week in and around the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to produce this outstanding film. Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs; from www.archive.org. (53:16)
500 Nations -- Removal of Southeast Native Americans, Part 3
This is a clip from the six-hour documentary series 500 Nations. This is an excerpt about the illegal removal of Southeastern Native Americans from their ancestral lands to Oklahoma, also known as The Trail of Tears. Vintage photos are included in the video.
Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy Native American Indian
May be difficult for some students to understand at the beginning. Mostly images. At best a seven minute video that sets the tone for the forced movement of these Native Americans
Trail of Tears
This student-made video uses artist renderings to tell the story of the Trail of Tears.
Civil War Uniforms: Union
This video shows what the Union soldiers wore and the material that was used.
George McClellan "Who Am I"
This video displays facts about George McClellan. The video can be used to review important facts George McClellan. (Amateur video with loud music.)
Robert E. Law and the Civil War
A biography of his life in regard to his work in the Civil War. A good overview of his accomplishments, actions, and decision making of the Confederate army.
Bulletin Board Slide Show
See a brief slide show of bulletin board ideas for elementary classrooms. Some good ideas. For more ideas go to http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/bulletin_board.html. Run time 0:34.
How to Throw a Softball
Throwing a softball involves holding the ball with a good grip without palming it and finding the seams to push off with the fingers is show in this 2:50 video. There aren't any close-ups, but the video does give good examples.
Boiling Point Elevation and Freezing Point Supression
This video, from instructor Sal Khan, offers information concerning the raising/lowering the boiling or freezing point of a solution by adding solute. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program to illustrate his points. Suitable for high school chemistry students.
Specific Latent Heat Explained
In this clip learn about the states of matter and the names for specific changes of state. Examples are presented on changes of state and when to use the latent heat equation.
The Electric Company teaches about the apostrophe through a Haunted House clip. (00:40)
Four Uses of Quotation Marks
This video features a teacher outlining the four uses of quotation marks: direct quotations, writing titles, around defined words and phrases, and with the use of sarcasm. An example of a direct quotation is given. ( 1:28)
Direct and Reported Speech
A video about direct and reported speech.
The Scientific Method
This short video is narrated by neurologist Dr. Mark Lythgoe as discusses the importance of the scientific method. "I get up every morning and look at the world differently because of what science has taught me. If I could teach the world one thing about science, it's got to be the scientific method." Run time 02:03
How To Stop Pop Can Fizz
Crazy Chris from So Cool Science shows you how to stop the pop can fizz & win the science fair. Chris shakes up a six pack and tries several different methods to get the fizz out of the can before opening it. He then discusses the steps in the scientific method to help you set up this project (or others) for a science fair project. Run time 03:45.
Following Two Scientists Through the Scientific Process
This interactive activity adapted from NOVA provides students a way to gain a more accurate understanding of how science is done. Two videos, which feature the work of renowned scientists Percy Julian and Judah Folkman, demonstrate that while scientists may use an orderly approach to learn new information and solve problems, they proceed along different paths in their quests. Instead of referring to a delineated set of steps, the term "scientific process" encompasses the true nature of scientifi
This video will review the three types of variables in an experiemnt (independent, dependent, and constants) and will identify them in a series of experiment. The video uses a narrator to provide explanation along with written definitions and images on a screen. Run time 05:55.
Centripetal Force: the Roller Coaster
What can we learn about physics from an amusement park ride? This videosegment, produced for Teachers' Domain, uses roller coaster footage to demonstrate that what really keeps people pinned to their seats as a roller coaster hurtles through a loop isn't just the seat belts, it's centripetal force. To reinforce this important scientific principle,a physics teacher successfully swings a cup of water around his head without spilling a drop. Run time 04:40.