Mysterious Ball Lightning
This video shows many different incidents of ball lightning. Ball lightning may be an atmospheric electrical phenomenon, the physical nature of which is still controversial. The term refers to reports of luminous, usually spherical objects which vary from pea-sized to several meters in diameter. It is sometimes associated with thunderstorms, but unlike lightning flashes, which last only a fraction of a second, ball lightning reportedly lasts many seconds. Video is set to music and no words are s
This is a brief (56 seconds) video using computer animation that discusses how air is exchanged in the lungs. Good sound quality.
Posterior Bone Landmarks of the Humerus
Labelled diagram is used to show major features of the humerus and to give proper pronunciation. Blank diagram encourages students to practice on their own. Grades 9-12. 1:17 min.
Flight over the Surface of the Sun
This brief video clip shows a simulated flight over the surface of the Sun, courtesy of the Hubble team. No sound. 16 seconds.
French Lesson Week 3- Leçon2 [Reflexive Verbs]
Lesson 2 of week 3 examines the use of reflexive verbs, and gives examples of how to use them, including proper pronoun use, and word order. Gives the link to the word document with the class files. (9:35)
The Policy-Making Cycle
This video is accompanied by text. "Political socialization is the process by which people learn and form opinions about government and politics. This process typically begins at home, where children overhear their parents talking about political issues, concerns, and politicians. Most people can probably recall a time when they heard their parents or other adults praising or ranting about a politician. The things that are said, both good and bad, influence how young minds perceive government an
Valentine's Day Song
The video starts by counting 10 hearts, then sings a valentine song to the tune of "One Little Indian." Hearts are on a felt board while the teacher sings. Various shapes are also taught between the song.This video is really great for small children to catch on to.
The Difference Between the Casual 'You' and the Formal 'You'
In this French lesson, learn the difference between the casual and the formal you when addressing someone. Learn when it is proper to use the formal you and when you can move on to the casual you.
Women in Politics
A three minute video highlighting some of the most important women in American politics. Needs more background to be of more value. Just a selection of sound bites, but good insights.
How to Edit Your Writing : Importance of Sentence Structure
This brief video offers tips for writing a good sentence. Learn about the importance of proper sentence structure. This video also underscores what I tell my students constantly: Read your work aloud! Several flaws may be discovered.
How to Write MLA Research or Essay Papers
When writing an MLA research or essay paper, know that the MLA, or Modern Language Association, publishes a book about proper formats for a research paper. Write an MLA essay paper and refer to the handbook with tips from an English teacher in this video on research papers.
How to Paint Roses
Marjorie Harris shares her freehanding method of painting roses. Marjorie uses decorative painting methods and her fine art training to quickly paint roses. After several seconds of silence after her introduction, the artist proceeds to explain her steps. (4;29)
Ricotta Fruit Dip
In this video kids work together with an adult to make a ricotta fruit dip. The video is well done, and shows the proper steps that are easy to follow.
Manga Body Proportions
"Miki Falls" manga creator, Mark Crilley, presents a tutorial with tips on how to draw a male body in proper proportion to the head. Crilley creates excellent tutorial videos by using masterful filming and great step by step directions. These all make for a tutorial that most anyone can follow. (17:09)
Paris Peace Conference - 1919
The video shows footage of the time. You can see who the leaders of the peace conference were and what they wanted. There are images of destroyed cities. The main aims of the winners are listed. Wilson's suggestions are explained. Post war politics in Germany is explained and the role of communism. There is reference to the way in which the leaders drew the map of Europe anew. There is a map shown. There is an account of the main terms of the The Treaty of Versailles.
While the American system of politics has generally been defined as a two-party system, occasionally a third party emerges, influencing elections and siphoning important votes from the major parties. Third parties often begin as single-issue parties that oppose or promote a certain social, economic, or political topic. For example, the Republican Party formed in the 1850’s as a third party in opposition to slavery. Similarly, in 2000, Ralph Nader formed the Green Party that focused on environm
While the president is limited to serving two terms in office, members of Congress can serve an unlimited number of terms. In the mid-nineteenth century, most congressional representatives served only a single term because at that time politics was not considered a career. However, by the mid-twentieth century, congressional representatives began to view holding congressional office as a prestigious career. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Radish seeds sprouting: time lapse
A great example of germination. This time lapse video shows how radish plants go from seeds, to seedlings, to plants in just nine days. Amazing how fast the radishes grew. Time lapse sequence set to take a frame each 14 minutes 24 seconds. The time lapse spans 9 days. Two 90 watt compact floresecent lights where used for both the camera shooting light and the grow lights. The lights were set on a timer for 18 hours on and 6 off (for the health of the plants). The jump in the video is the 6 hou
From Seed to Flower
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." Set to music. N
Algebra: Introduction to Algebra
This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on what is
algebra, what are variables, constants, coefficients, terms, and
expressions. The tutor explains the use of proper notation, how to
combine like terms, find the negation of an algebraic expression,