Don Steinke's childhood fascination is now a 475-hive family business
known as Steinke's Bee World. He and his wife, Catherine, care for the hives and harvest the honey together each year, while selling it at the Wapakoneta Farmers Market and out of their store near their home.
Long Live the Queens
Many Ohio crops are heavily dependent on bee pollination. But a lot of bee colonies aren’t making it though the Ohio winters. A man from
Blacklick is trying to develop a strain of queen bees that can better
survive Ohio's harsh, wet winters.
Learn about Bees in Winter
How do bees keep warm in the winter? Gardener Allen Smith opens his backyard beehive to find the answer to this question. Run time 01:42.
This video segment from NOVA: "The Mystery of Animal Pathfinders" explores the world of honeybees: how they communicate information about food sources with their hivemates, and how, once in flight, they find their way to the flowers that provide nectar and pollen. Run time 04:55.
How Do Bees Turn Pollen Into Honey?
Bees use the parts of their mouths to make nectar a little bit at a time, layering it on the walls of their hive. This video can be used in science class and also as a lesson on working together and delayed gratification. A handout of hives would be a help. Run time 02:05.
The Plight of the Honeybees--Will They Soon Disappear?
The Plight of the Honeybees - Ever since Rachel Carson's book 'Silent Spring' first appeared, warning us against the dangers of chemicals in our natural world, we seem to be entering a new, more dangerous period, where the accumulated human effects upon the environment are producing an obvious toll. In this story, another human soul speaks out, this time, about the plight of the honeybees. (03:52)
African honeybees have reproduced in great number in the Amazon rain forest forming aggressive swarms that are blamed for nearly 1,00 deaths. This movie talks about these bees and how they have migrated to the U.S. Run time 03:38.
The land between Dresden and Nelsonville offers high quality clay
deposits--perfect for pottery making. Artists in the Clay Corridor turn
this local resource into works of art.
Ceramics for Beginners: Wheel Throwing
Emily Reason, author of Ceramics for Beginners: Wheel Throwing, shows you how to throw a bowl on the wheel.
Ceramic Mugs: Trimming a Foot
Trim the foot of a ceramic mug to create a lip on the bottom. Learn how to trim a foot when throwing a mug. run time 2:29
This video about a butcher in southern California is part of a series designed to help students learn more about different careers. This butcher discusses how to make sausages. This video is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki.
The Real Number Set - Part 1
This Language of Mathematics video the instructor goes 'back to basics' using the 'real number set'. He uses a chalkboard to model what real numbers are and how they are organized. Straightforward and easy-to-understand.
Buying Gold Coins
An owner of an antique store talks about buying gold coins. In the clip he explains how to determine which style and country of origin
is preferred. He talks about how to make sure to purchase the coins from a reputable dealer. Rare and valuable gold coins can be purchased from France, Belgium, Germany or Italy. (1:20)
How to Grow Morning Glory (Ipomoea)
The morning glory, or ipomoea, is a vine that grows in tropical
climates near the equator. A gardener explains how to start, grow, and care for morning glory plants. She explains how to start them from seeds in the Spring.
Garden Girl-Patti Moreno on How to Plant Strawberries
Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, shows you how to plant delicious strawberries. She uses three different varieties of strawberries and shows where to plant them and basic instructions on how to take care of them (Running Time 2:43).
How to Teach Silent E to Children
Learn how to teach kids to read words with a silent E through homeschooling in this home schooling and tutoring video clip. Expert, Matt Nisjak, teaches you some of the easiest ways for you to help your child to understand the rule of the silent E.
Using Alphabet Sound Charts
In this video you will learn how to use alphabet sound charts to teach kids to read through homeschooling or tutoring. Expert, Matt Nisjak, shows how to use these alphabet sound charts for doing some alphabet chants that kids love to use to learn the sounds.
Sounding Out Words for Homeschooling or Tutoring
In this video expert teacher, Matt Nisjak, shares his methods for teaching children to learn and practice the skill of sounding out words. This is a very important step in the process of learning to read. The lesson is given in very clear steps, and is extremely easy to follow.
'Visual' French: In the City, #4 (Dans la Ville)
This video features vocabulary words related to the city. The words are spoken in French, once, while the words appear at the bottom of the screen. Each word is accompanied by appropriate images. Suitable for all beginning learners of French.
'Visual' French; In the City, #3 (Dans la Ville)
This very brief video features vocabulary words related to the city. The words are spoken in French, once, while the words appear at the bottom of the screen. Each word is accompanied by appropriate images. Suitable for all beginning learners of French.