Conservation in Ecuador
Volunteers are teaching local farmers to use their land and to protect it at the same time. In northern Ecuador farmers and loggers have cut down almost all the trees in this once forested area. This troubled landscape only has about 2% of what used to be there only decades ago. These volunteers are trying to strike a balance with locals on how they can meet their needs but also save the land. (3:39)
A program in Minnesota is encouraging farmers to turn their farmlands into wetlands. This movie discusses the Reinvest in Minnesota program which encourages farmers to keep farming their profitable land, but to sell back their marginal land and allow it to turn back into wetlands to save wildlife. Run time 02:50.
Coffee - the most dangerous drink in the rainforest
What's the most dangerous drink in the rainforest? If you guessed "coffee" you'd be right! Coffee is grown primarily in the rainforests. Bill explains how sustainable shade-grown coffee can help save the rainforests! Run time 06:39
Tom Price, Ultimate Green Farmer
He's a great example of what we all should try to become. With a unique composting facility, Price does his part to pitch in to save the environment.
How to Make a Compost
his educational video shows you how to start making your own compost.
Composting is an easy way to use leftovers, and to have a happy,
healthy garden. We all talk about having a healthier planet, and this
is one great way to get started in your own backyard!
Newton's First Law (part 2)
See a demonstration and explanation of Newton's First Law using a raw egg and boiled egg. This video is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki. Run time 03:11.
Ancient Observatories (Pt 2): Observatories
Second segment of NASA Connect Ancient Observatories explaining how the height of the sun relates to the growing seasons and the length of daylight. This segment describes how Ancient Egyptian and Greek cultures used astronomy in their lives. The segment also contains an activity for exploring how a gnomon works. In the activity students must track the shadows made by a gnomon in 30 minute intervals. The activity will teach students how the length of the shadows and the angles created by the gno
Sonnet No. 1: By William Shakespeare
Read in a deep, rich, lush voice by Bertram Selwyn, the only person to record all of Shakespeare's sonnets on YouTube, and to offer the recordings free to the world. The text appears overlying a famous portrait of Shakespeare. Voice over. "From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty's rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might bear his memory: But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, Feed'st thy light'st flame with self-
The Diffusion of the Renaissance (Christian Humanism)
This video describes the emergence of the Renaissance in Italy in the introduction. Then the video proceeds to discuss the growth and causes of the Northern European Renaissance.
History of the Mennonites Part 2
The history of the origins of the Mennonite faith.
Building the Great Pyramid - Part 4 of 6
This is part 4 of a reconstructed life story of Nacht, one of workers who was part of building king Kufu's great pyramid. It shows some reconstructions of scenes of the time and some rituals.
Charming Snakes- Cobras in the Dark
Cobras are one of the most poisonous snakes in the world. Their most
distinctive feature is their hooded head which they raise to intimidate
prey as it spreading their hood makes them look larger.
Cobras usually eat rodents, eggs, and frogs; but they also eat other
snakes such as rat snakes. Their venom is a neurotoxin and when injected
into prey, it paralyses the animal by shutting down the function of the
nervous system, which ultimately leads to cardiac
National Geographic-Spectacled Cobras Hatching
These inhabitants of India are named for their eye-glass patterned skin. In this video students will see a mother cobra lay about 2 dozen eggs. You can see the embryo a few seconds before the egg hardens. A couple of hatchlings rise up to show the cobra hood. The mother is very attentive to her babies. This is a great teaching resource for elementary/middle school students. It would work well in conjunction with a science lesson on reptiles. It is also a useful resource for building background k
Anaconda vs. Mammal
When you're an anaconda you don't need venom to take down your prey, even if its the world's largest rodent, a capybara, weighing somewhere in the neighboorhood of one hundred pounds! This high quality video is produced by National Geographic. (02:47)
Unlike the majority of snake species, anacondas give birth to live babies - sometimes 40 at a time! Watch as these babies learn to navigate in their new environment. This is a professional video by National Geographic. (02:27)
When you are an anaconda you do not need venom to take down your prey. Watch as an anaconda eats the worlds largest rodent, a capybara, that weighs nearly 100 pounds! Video shows the anaconda's "death grip" as it kills it's prey... may be disturbing to younger children. Shows predator/prey relationships. Run time 02:47
The Green Anaconda Song
This high quality, animated video and song is about the 20 foot long, 300 pound, green Anaconda. See this big snake slither through the jungle - then hide in the water - to wait patiently for his next meal. The song repeats the words "green anaconda" several times and could also be used with younger children while teaching about the color green. Run time 02:51.
Weather on Jupiter, 3 of 7
In an effort to understand Jupiter's turbulent weather, scientists study Earth's atmosphere in this video which is for elementary school children and older.
Veggie Tales - Lyle the Lindly Viking part 2 In an attempt to bring a higher level of class to VeggieTales, Archibald Asparagus receives permission to run the show. His aim is the first VeggieTales' production of a Shakespeare play, but unable to find the script for Hamlet, they get instead the script for "Omelet. Following is the introduction to the usual "Silly Songs with Larry". Archibald immediately changes it to "Classy Silly Songs with Larry". Finally, Archibald pr
In an attempt to bring a higher level of class to VeggieTales, Archibald Asparagus receives permission to run the show. His aim is the first VeggieTales' production of a Shakespeare play, but unable to find the script for Hamlet, they get instead the script for "Omelet. Following is the introduction to the usual "Silly Songs with Larry". Archibald immediately changes it to "Classy Silly Songs with Larry". Finally, Archibald pr
Teaching Library Skills
Teaching Library Skills. Part of the series: Writing and Education. To teach library skills to children, consult with a librarian or resource teacher, print out state standards for library skills, and explain how the library is organized.