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.
How to Improve Your Grammar
Don’t be intimidated by the complexity of English grammar; take it one step at a time and you’ll be fine.
About Taking the SAT
This informative video features information from Brian Leaf, M.A.,who is the author of McGraw-Hill's 'Top 50 Skills for SAT/ACT Success' series. (01:19)
Fixing Run-On Sentences in Essays
Fixing Run On Sentences in Essays. Part of the series: How to Write an Essay. Learn how to fix run on sentences in essays in this video on writing essays. (01:43)
Researching Your Speech Topic
Researching Your Speech Topic. Part of the series: How to Pick a Public Speech Topic. Evidence is important to any speech. Get tips for finding evidence for your public speaking occasion in this free video clip from a professional public speaker.
Picking a Public Speaking Topic
Picking a Public Speaking Topic. Part of the series: How to Pick a Public Speech Topic. Trying to find a great speech topic? Get tips for picking a public speaking topic for your needs in this free video clip from a professional public speaker.
Types of Public Speeches
Types of Public Speeches. Part of the series: How to Pick a Public Speech Topic. Learn about persuasive, informative, and motivational public speeches in this free video clip from a professional public speaker.
Analyzing Your Audience for Public Speaking
Analyzing Your Audience for Public Speaking. Part of the series: How to Pick a Public Speech Topic. A great speech topic depends on your audience. Get tips for analyzing your audience before speaking in this free video clip from a professional public speaker.
Tips for Interesting Speech Topics
Tips for Interesting Speech Topics. Part of the series: How to Pick a Public Speech Topic. Everyone wants to deliver a moving speech. Get tips for finding a great speech topic in this free video clip from a professional public speaker.
Narrowing a Speech Topic
Narrowing a Speech Topic. Part of the series: How to Pick a Public Speech Topic. Need public speaking tips? Learn how to narrow your speech topic in this free video clip from a professional public speaker.
Finding the Purpose in Speech Topics
Finding the Purpose in Speech Topics. Part of the series: How to Pick a Public Speech Topic. Public speaking is an art! Get tips for identifying the purpose of speeches in this free video clip from a professional public speaker.
Writing a GREAT speech - Public Speaking Rules!
In this video learn that to leave a lasting impression with your audience through positive words you need a winning attitude and confidence with knowing what you're doing. Communication that reflects clarity of your main points and ideas, eye-contact, pronunciation, are all essential to your success. Your purpose isn't to be just "good," and you don't want to be just "better." What you want is to be GREAT!
Fresh Vegetable Burritos
In this video, you will watch the kids work with an adult to make fresh vegetable burritos. The video makes it easy to make on your own.
How to Mulch a Garden
A demonstration in a garden of the steps involved in mulching a garden. The supplies needed to mulch a garden are bow rake, weeder, and hose. The narrator explains that gardening doesn't have to be a lot of work, especially if you use mulch in your vegetable and ornamental beds and pathways. Mulch is a huge garden timesaver because it helps prevent weeds, reduces the need to water, moderates soil temperatures, adds organic matter to the soil as it breaks down and helps your gar