The Planets: Moon 8 of 9
The story of our quest to understand the origins of the Moon. Neil Armstrong's "giant leap for mankind" began a scientific journey of discovery that lead to one of the most startling conclusions in the history of astronomy. The Moon may have been born from Earth. This documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Mysteries of Deep Space: Exploding Stars
This documentary discusses the revolution launched by the Hubble Space Telescope. The video shows a simulation (computer animation) of a supernova explosion, and gives a brief history as well. (20:17)
Jack Be Nimble
Nursery Rhyme read by David Krumholtz - 13 seconds!
Little Bo Peep
Cartoon slides of Little Bo Peep, read by Hill Harper from CSI New York. (54 seconds)
2 of 5 -- The Universe - Secrets of The Sun
A quote from the movie: "The sun is the superpower of our solar system, a thermonuclear blast furnace, erupting with massive explosions. At 93 million miles away it would seem that we are safe from the sun's wrath. But are we? With some experts predicting the most violent outbreak of solar activity in modern history it has never been more important to understand the secrets of the sun." This documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
How Does a Plant Grow? - Time Lapse
The growth and development of a plant is one of the most spectacular events in nature. Yet, because it happens so slowly, over the course of days or weeks, it is difficult to observe in real time. This video segment depicts plant growth in time-lapse format, allowing the viewer to observe in just a few seconds some of the most important life stages of a plant, from germination to the formation of a flower, and several phases in between. Footage from NOVA: "The Shape of Things." Video is set to m
The Discovery of Photosynthesis
This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Earth" explores the history of plant biology. It takes the viewer from the earliest scientific hypotheses that plants ate dirt, to our present-day understanding of photosynthesis, the process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, a storable form of chemical energy. Run time 02:33.
This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Earth" explores the history of plant biology. It takes the viewer from the earliest scientific hypotheses that plants ate dirt, to our present-day understanding of photosynthesis, the process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, a storable form of chemical energy. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:25.
The Lincoln Penny and the Money Museum
MEET ME AT THE CORNER takes you on a virtual field trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado to visit the Money Museum. Our young host Amanda learn about the history of money, coin collecting and the new Lincoln penny.
History of Measuring Systems
Live action movies describing the history of measuring systems. The development of measuring systems is a great human accomplishment. The early Egyptians created a unit of length, the cubit, based on the human forearm. The English and others, used the human foot and grains of barleycorn to measure length. The metric system started with an fascinating attempt to define the metre using time. The metre evolved through a number of incarnations many involving distances taken from the planet. Today
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
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.