"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)
The Pit and the Pendulum - Rap Song
A fun rap about Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Pit and the Pendulum." You can read the original text by Poe or watch/read this remix of the classic poem. "The Pit and the Pendulum" is one of Poe's most famous works: a story full of suspense but not of plot. In fact we know very little about the characters in the story. The story has a claustrophobic feel to it that matches the main character's own predicament as he tries to survive the tortures of the pit and the pendulum.
Our World: Snowflakes
Snowflakes are actually a history of what was happening in the atmosphere as the snowflake formed and fell to the ground. Find out how you can help NASA scientists study different types of snowflakes to learn about the atmosphere and changes in climate. (04:15)
Video shows how warm fronts are shown on weather maps and what warm fronts are. The video also includes the cloud types that are seen before a warm front occurs, the temperature changes, the wind changes, and the air pressure changes. Video gives all basic information needed to understand warm fronts. Video is of good quality and appropriate for elementary age students, especially for students who are studying weather in science.
The Monk Chief and The Demon
This animated video shows a tale about monkeys and the way in which their leader helps them to solve a problem. They manage to show the demon that "Strength is nothing when compared to brains".
Counting from 1 to 100 in French
In this lesson, Jacqueline teaches you the French numbers from 1 to 100. You'll see that it's as easy as "un, deux, trois".
Count from 1 to 5 in French
Computer animation goes through 1-5 in French several different times and different ways. Content begins at 0:55.
MRSA Facts & Fiction
News video clip about Methicillan Resistant Staphlococcus Aureus. Gives basic overview of the infection and what people should be concerned about. 1:14 min.
Selective Breeding in Turkeys
The story of the heritage turkey. Discusses selective breeding and the effect on turkey characteristics.
Real Animal Hybrids from Crossbreeding
(Song: With Arms Wide Open - Creed) You will see many animals hybrid or cross-breeding pics. Some famous examples are liger (male lion-female tiger) and a geep. (04:34)
Evolution Ep4: The Evolutionary Arms Race (5/6)
Explore our own spiraling arms race with microorganisms -- the only real threat to our existence -- and trace the alarming spread of resistance among pathogens that cause disease.This documentary is suitable for high school grades. Run time 08:45.
How Fossils Form
Fossils form when the remains of animals are trapped between
rock layers and become a part of the rock sequence. Learn how
scientists can tell how old a fossil is with information from a science
teacher in this video.
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.