How Hawaii was Formed
the origins of the Hawaiian islands have remained a geological puzzle
for generations, but recent investigations uncovered that volcanoes hold
the key to much of the formation of these islands. Good introduction to the impact of volcano eruptions.
Illinois Flag and Anthem The Illinois flag is a simple representation of the Great Seal of Illinois against a white background. In 1969, the General Assembly voted to add the word "ILLINOIS" under the Great Seal of the flag. The State's name was added to the flag to ensure that people not familiar with the Great Seal of Illinois would still recognize the banner. Flag adopted 1915. Illinois anthem is “Illinois” written by C.H. Chamberlain and compose
The Illinois flag is a simple representation of the Great Seal of Illinois against a white background. In 1969, the General Assembly voted to add the word "ILLINOIS" under the Great Seal of the flag. The State's name was added to the flag to ensure that people not familiar with the Great Seal of Illinois would still recognize the banner. Flag adopted 1915. Illinois anthem is “Illinois” written by C.H. Chamberlain and compose
Indiana State Flag and State Song
The flag of Indiana is shown against a blue sky. The field of the flag is blue with nineteen stars and a flaming torch in gold or buff. Thirteen stars are arranged in an outer circle, representing the original thirteen states; five stars are arranged in a half circle below the torch and inside the outer circle of stars, representing the states admitted prior to Indiana; and the nineteenth star, is larger than the others and represents Indiana. The
Iowa State Flag and Song
The flag of Iowa is shown flying against a blue sky. The flag has three vertical strips, blue, white and red the Iowa flag resembles the flag of France. On the white stripe is a bald eagle carrying a blue streamer in its beak. The state motto "Our Liberties We Prize, and Our Rights We will Maintain" is written on the streamer. The name of the state is emblazoned in red letters. Flag adopted 1921.Listen to the Iowa state song, “Song of Iowa” wo
Weird US - Grotto of the Redemption
In this excerpt from the History Channel they travel to an amazing shrine in the American heartland, West Bend, Iowa, which is built entirely out of minerals. A conglomeration of nine grottos depicting scenes in the life of Jesus, the Grotto contains a large collection of minerals and petrifications and is believed to be the largest grotto in the world. It is also "considered to be the world's most complete man-made collection of minerals, fossils, shells, and petrifications in one place." The t
Kansas State Flag and Kansas State Song
Five Star Flags presents the Kansas flag flying against the blue sky, with "Home on the Range" playing in the background. "Home on the Range" is the Kansas state song.
Kentucky State Flag and State Song Five Star Flags presents the Kentucky flag flying against the blue sky. Placed on a navy blue field is the seal and words "Commonwealth of Kentucky". The two friends shaking hands, a pioneer and a statesman, represent all the people. They are acting out the meaning of Kentucky's motto:
Five Star Flags presents the Kentucky flag flying against the blue sky. Placed on a navy blue field is the seal and words "Commonwealth of Kentucky". The two friends shaking hands, a pioneer and a statesman, represent all the people. They are acting out the meaning of Kentucky's motto:
Video is a great iMax style documentary about Kentucky that gives the viewer insight into the heart and sole of Kentucky and it's history. Video discusses why Kentucky Blue Grass is called Kentucky Blue Grass. Video is set to music and has great pictures. (2:30)
A Louisiana Montage-- Pictures from the Past
This video offers a slide show of images from the 19th century in Louisiana. The music is haunting...and seemingly appropriate.
This is a 4th-graders' report about the State of Maryland. They discuss important facts of Maryland including famous people, industry, weather, state flower, state bird, and more. (02:19)
Facts about New York
A 4th grade report on the state of New York. They present many facts and pictures of Florida.
North Dakota Facts
4th grade students explore the State of North Dakota and even sing the state song!
Two 4th grade students descibe the state of Utah. They discuss the history, facts, and environment of Utah.
President Jimmy Carter
You may have to register to get this video, but it is free. This video interviews those around him about his early life and presidency. The video shows how hard work can be rewarded with the highest office.
Late Show with David Letterman - Sen. Barack Obama
Senator Barack Obama tackles the "lipstick on a pig" controversy and other campaign issues in an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman."
What are adverbs and how are they used? Find out in this short, computer animated video. The end of the video includes a 10 question, fill in the blank quiz. The following key concepts will briefly be covered: sentence parts, definition of an adverb, proper use of adverbs, and examples of adverbs.
Short " A" Song - Hooked on Phonics
A catchy rock and roll song accompanies this animated cartoon video from "Hooked on Phonics". It focuses on the short vowel "a." (:45)
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.
Healthy Eating Habits for Children and Families - part 1
While recent studies suggest that the rates of childhood obesity are leveling off, David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, director of the Optimal Weight for Life Clinic at Children's Hospital Boston, suggests that the rates of childhood obesity are still at epidemic levels and parents can help to serve as the first line of defense in preventing obesity in their children. This video gives advice from the doctor on how best to help you
How To Fold an Origami Swan
Viewers are introduced to the art of Origami by watching this step-by-step video teaching how to create a simple swan. (01:55)