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.
Phases of the Moon
A catchy rap song that discusses the phases of the moon: full, new, waxing, quarter, waning.
Explaining the Phases of the Moon
This video combines animation and photos of the moon to explain why the moon's 8 phases occur. A narrator walks the viewer through each phase of the moon's orbit around Earth
Phases of the Moon 3D Animation
This brief video is a full photo realistic animation of the complete cycle of the moon as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. There is no narration or music, but could easily be used while discussing a waxing and waning moon. (01:33)
The Moon with Bill Nye
This Bill Nye the Science Guy video explores the science of the moon. He discusses orbit, moonlight, phases of the moon, and surface of the moon. Silly at times, but good science. 7:54 min.
The Moon and Earth's Tides
Well-done animation of the effect of the moon on the Earth's tides. Addresses tidal bulge and sun and moons gravitational pull. (01:54)
The Mystery of Earth's Tides
Video discusses the tides of the oceans and how the gravital pull affects these tides.
There is a lot packed into this short (01:19) video about the moon and its effect on the Earth's tides.
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.
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.