"Pychedelic" Fish Hops on Seafloor
A newly discovered frogfish is seen here. It is dubbed the psychedelic fish because of its colorful stripes and hops along the seabed by flexing its lower fin and shooting water from its gills. This new species was found in 2008. Run time 01:53.
Underwater Survival Techniques
Some animals are masters at camouflage. Watch this video and see if you can see through their cunning disguises. You get to see the frogfish, ghost pipe fish, leaf scorpion fish, and cockatoo wasps fish. The video will compliment a lesson on animal defenses - mimicry, camouflage, and protective resemblance. Run time 01:40.
The Giant Redwood Trees of the Pacific Northwest
Science writer Richard Preston (author of The Hot Zone) talks about some of the most enormous living beings on the planet, the giant trees of the US Pacific Northwest - the coast redwood tree. Growing from a tiny seed, they support vast ecosystems -- and are still, largely, a mystery. Run time 19:28.
How do climate changes in Greenland and Antartica affect weather for the rest of the world?
How do climate changes in Greenland and Antarctica affect weather for the rest of the world?" Alan Rodger – British Antarctic Survey. Addressing polar region study as a whole, the interactions between the physical, chemical, biological, solar, human, space and solar, marine life, climate, geological aspects. Run time 03:39.
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.
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.
Newton's First Law
Video addresses Newton's First Law of Motion and inertia. It gives explanations and examples of the law. Run time 3:07
Evolution Ep1: Darwin's Dangerous Idea (4/11)
Interweaving key moments of drama in Darwin's life with current research, "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" explores why his theory of evolution might matter even more today than it did in his own time. This documentary is suitable for high school grades. Run time 10:33.
Fun Science Projects for Children : Ingredients for Ooze in Science Class
Making ooze in real life is easy! What ingredients and materials are needed to make ooze? Learn in this science video with expert Karen Weisman. This video walks you through the step by step process of making ooze. It is explained clearly, and even has captions to help you out.
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
Norse Mythology Part 2
This is a video series on Norse Mythology. Mythology expert talks about
the gods in Norse Mythology. Good quality video.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
A well-done video animation of the famous Eric Carle book about a caterpillar who eats and eats and then turns into a butterfly. Carle's artwork fill the screen, and a male narrator with a British accent reads the story. Includes music, sound effects. (6:12)
T.S. Eliot - The Hollow Men
A dramatic reading of "The Hollow Men" set to live video from Vietnam during the war, interspersed with an actor rubbing his head as though writing the poem. Volume is low. (5:27)
Toi Derricotte reads "Blackbottom"
Filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, this video features
Toi Derricotte reading "Blackbottom." The video is narrated by Garrison Keillor.
Six Poems: A Visual Presentation
There are six videos on this site and each one has actors and/or dancers "illustrating" the imagery of the poems. These videos would be best if used as an idea for students to create similar poems and videos that illustrate them. The students could also listen to the poems and write down phrases that they felt were interesting to them.
The Highwayman Recited by Ann of Green Gables
A video clip of A young Miss Shirley recites the poem by Alfred Noyes "The Highwayman." (2:26)
Spoken Word Poetry by Sarah Kay
"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."
A performing poet since she was 14 yea
Student Sample #1
This is a completed Poetry Project by two students.
"Still I Rise" Poem by Maya Angelou
A reading of the poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou herself. A wonderful example of how a poet reads her poem from the soul. Also a great example of using the voice to bring meaning out of a poem. Collection of video and still photographs of the poet and the collective African-American heritage with piano melody added. Inspirational. (0:57)
"A Brave and Startling Truth" Poem by Maya Angelou
This is a visually powerful video mashup of Maya Angelou's poem "A Brave and Startling Truth." As the poet reads her poem, we watch a series of images of horrific historical nightmares and terrors as well as natural and artistic beauty and social/political/religious people and customs. (6:03)