Basics of the Metric System
Examine the basic units of the metric system as taught by a math teacher. This video starts with the history of the metric system, then shows how they got the rest of the metric system. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
Who Invented Fractions?
This short video is from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for more than eight years. Mr. Chang discusses the history of fractions.
Engineering an Empire - Egypt - 3 of 10
This is a History Channel documentary about the empire of Egypt. The narrator notes that the Egyptians created 'the oldest dam, the greatest city, and the tallest building" long before the Greeks and Romans did.
Construct a Geodesic Dome
This video explains how to construct a model of a geodesic dome from card and paper. Some dome history and theory is also included. A good resource for teaching structures and mechanisms.
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.
A History Of Scotland - Episode 4 - Language Is Power (4/6)
The feud between the Stewarts and MacDonalds and the emergence of Scots as the dominant language over Gaelic. A well-photographed history of Scotland that is explored through commentary and re-enactments. This BBC documentary is suitable for middle school and high school students.
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.
Vietnam War - The Impact of Media
Vietnam War - "The Impact of Media" explores in detail the 'media distortions' due to television's misrepresentations during the Vietnam War. It rebuts the view promoted by PBS 's 13-part documentary series, "Vietnam: A Television History". The rebuttal also applies to "The Ten Thousand Day War" series. "The Impact of Media" is a must-see for historians and politicians alike. The late president Ronald Reagan lauded this rebuttal video when he watched it and said that it's "something all American
Inside a Volcano
Explore the science and beauty of these natural features. Video gives history that the Earth was once an icy ball others believe Earth was cold, but not quite ice. 700 million years ago the Earth was much colder. Volcanoes warmed the surface of the Earth, video shows a volcano that erupted in 2004 where a volcano was filmed erupting through an ice sheet in Central Iceland, this is what would have happened millions of years ago but on a globa
Dating Lava Flows on Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii
For hundreds of thousands of years, lava flows have created intricate patterns on the slopes of Hawaiʻi's Mauna Loa volcano. Until the mid-1970s, it was impossible to know when each of the flows occurred. However, as this video segment adapted from NOVA describes, scientists are now using tiny artifacts of life encased in hardened lava flows to piece together the mountain's complex geological and biological history. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:36.
Earthquakes - Did the Universal Event Really Happen?
Seismologists examine a 'giant earthquake' in history and question whether it was an isolated event or a chain of events linked to one another.
National Geographic - History Of Earth's Oceans
An ocean is a major body of saline water, and a principal component of the hydrosphere. Learn more in this brief overview of the history of water on this planet.
Super Absorbent Polymers
Students develop a video project in Chemistry class to demonstrate how science ideas can be very helpful in our society. The video is a student-made project is about super absorbent polymers. It focuses on the example of the disposable diaper, gives a brief history of the invention of the diaper, and provides an explanation of how it connects to polymers. Some audio is poor. Run time 03:57.
The Voltaic Pile
The Voltaic Pile may have been the first successful multi-cell battery. This video presents the history of this important device and explains how they are constructed. If you attempt to construct your own voltaic pile make sure you have adult supervision, someone with knowledge of electrical systems and safety procedures.
Paper Planes and Aerodynamics
This video contains a lesson given to a fourth grade class. Watch as the students learn some very basic principles of aerodynamics. A general history of aviation is given - beginning with the Wright brothers. Video quality is mediocre but the video content is informative.
Model Aviation, an Educational Activity
This video promotes model aviation as a fun and educational activity for young people. It addresses the history of aviation and traces the beginnings of model aviation and the more recent trends in rubber powered model airplanes. Run time 07:27.
Dolly The Sheep
Overview of the history of the first cloning of a mammal. Explains how Dolly the sheep was cloned from an adult sheep. This video could also be used during a lesson on asexual reproduction. Run time 2:22 min.
Women's History Month
A short video on the history of women in history. Not much depth, just a general overview.