Explore went to China on a fact-finding mission led by Charles Annenberg Weingarten, a trustee of the Annenberg Foundation. During the three-week trip, the team discovered many of China's hidden gems: philosophy, art, education, and rural life. They also discovered how the country's hard-working and innovative leaders were working to solve environmental, human rights, and public health issues.
Florence Nightingale Biography, Part V
Final installment of the animated biography from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Florence Nightingale was a 'pioneering English nurse, writer and noted statistician. Florence Nightingale's most famous contribution came during the Crimean War...when reports began to filter back to Britain about the horrific conditions for the wounded' d
Louis Armstrong, Part 2 of 8
Documentary is color with black-and-white clips of Armstrong's performances.
MISERERE sung by Andrea Bocelli and Zucchero Fornaciari
Italian singing sensation Andrea Bocelli and Italian rock singer Zucchero Fornaciari sing "Miserere," which Zucchero co-wrote with U2's Bono.
How to Study Effectively
A two minute video that quickly reviews tips to study better from getting the right equipment, place, and materials before you start. This video has lots of good ideas and is well worth showing students. Visualizing is also stressed as a form of mentally preparing for a test as the Greeks did.
How To Type Faster In Few Days
This four minute video does not really get started to the two minute mark and refers you to a website. Once you get to that point the rest of the video is needlessly wordy.
A muscial tribute to the U.S. flag and the history of Flag Day, June 14 with text that will have to be read to younger students.
U.S. Flag Song
This song helps young children to remember the number of stars and stripes on our flag and the name of our country. It can be sung after the pledge of allegiance while the students either march in place or march around the room.
Pre-Schoolers Integrate History and Science Into Thanksgiving By Making Butter
This lesson shows how children make butter. The children shake heavy cream to make butter. Each person took a turn shaking the container until the buttermilk separated out and the fat turned into butter. Dr. Oakley explained to the children that the small parts in the butter, called fat molecules, bang together as we shake the container. As they bang together more and more, they begin to stick together, which makes the butter. The children learned that a liquid can become a solid. Th
The Berenstain Bears-The Prize Pumpkin-Part 1 of 2-Thanksgiving
In this video, Papa Bear becomes very competitive about the annual Thanksgiving pumpkin contest. Mama tries to explain that Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and not about winning a contest. This is a good companion teaching resource for reading Berenstain Bears books in the classroom and/or library. This is a great video to show in conjunction with the book The Prize Pumpkin during the Thanksgiving season. Students will enjoy watc
The Berenstain Bears-The Prize Pumpkin-Part 2 of 2-Thanksgiving
In part 2 of this video, Papa Bear continues to be obsessive about winning the annual Thanksgiving pumpkin contest and lets it interfere with his friendship with Farmer Ben. Papa wins third place and realizes he should not have treated his friend so rudely. The Bear family share a special Thanksgiving and are very thankful for special friends and the "giant" pumpkin pie. This is a good companion teaching resource for reading Berenstain Bear books in the classroom and/or library. This video would
Learning About the Number 7
A magician shows the number 7 and practices counting to 10. (:47)
Hubble Space Telescope - Chapter 8
These are a series of videos produced by the ESA for public distribution about the Hubble Space Telescope. This video is copyright-free material with some restrictions. This documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. (06:07)
Gravity and Inertia - by StudyJams
Gravitational force is the constant force of attraction between the masses of two objects. The attraction between all objects and the Earth is called gravity. Weight is caused by gravity: it is the measurement of gravity's force (or pull) on an object's mass. Learn more about gravity with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
The Children of the World Choir
A short video about working together to change the world. (:30)
Visit the Gulf Coast of Mississippi
Mississippi has over three million residents. Take a trip to visit the Gulf Coast of Mississippi with this professional video. The video also addresses the destruction and rebuilding process after hurricane Katrina in 2005. Some of the Mississippi people/places in this video include: Ocean Springs, Artist Walter Anderson, Shearwater Pottery, Biloxi, Biloxi's casinos, Jefferson Davis' home and library - Beauvoir, and Pass Christian. Run time 06:41.
Introduction to Google Earth
Introduction to using Google Earth for IU Southeast's G201 World Regional Geography online course. IU Southeast Instructor: Clint Franklin
Learning about a Compass with Curious George
The children head outside for a sport called orienteering. Orienteering uses a map and compass to find flags. The children explain how to use a compass to help them with the game.
How to Make an Origami Windmill Base
This video demonstrates how to fold a Windmill Base. Very often diagrams ask you to start with a specific base, so knowing how to fold them is important. (7:21)
How to Make an Origami Spinning Top
Instructions on how to make an Origami Spinning Top. The paper used in the video is origami paper from Japan. It might help to use a little double-sided tape on the triangles that you fold to the outside. Just remember to put it on every one, because you don't want to throw off the balance, then it won't spin correctly. (3:56)