Dr. Loopy's Blinding you with Science #9: Rocks and Minerals
This is another in the Blinding you with Science series I produced to help elementary students learn science concepts. In this episode Dr. Loopy and his friends use music, comedy and parody to teach students about different types of rocks and minerals. (25:00)
What are the guts of a computer? The 7 major components are the motherboard, CPU, RAM, Video card, power supply, hard disk and optical drive. This short video shows all the parts and explains what each does. (3:25)
Introduction to the computer and Microsoft Windows, for teaching purposes. The computer is fairly old, but the video is still valid and this is a basic one good for novices.
Build Your Own PC Tutorial Part One
This video walks through the steps of assembling a personal computer. The authors do show preferences for certain products (partially because they are reviewing a name brand computer case at the end of the video), but I believe this does not take away from the quality of the instructions.
How to Write Bubble Letters
In this clip learn how to make bubble letters. The craftswoman shows how to write rounded like bubbles, squared-off shape letters, or in a block shape. Stylize bubble letters can be use for a decorative touch.
How to Make a Book for Younger Children
A two minute video on how younger children can write, draw, and decorate a homemade book. Very easy to follow.
Translating Math and Word Statements Using Mulitiplication
This video shows how to translate a word problem, or statement, into a math problem. These are pretty simple problems, but it is a good review on different vocabulary in math. They also use negative numbers. Some of the problems they show have multiple operations in them, such as multiplication and subtraction. Video is good quality and good for all students as review or initial learning of the concept.
3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed
Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time. His story is inspirational and motivating. (05:03)
Challenger Disaster: A Space Flight Tragedy
This 2:32 video is the background of one of the most heartbreaking moments in American space travel came on January 28, 1986, when the Challenger Space Shuttle broke apart and killed its crew. Christa McAuliffe, America's selected Teacher in Space, was on the space shuttle challenger that exploded. The results of an investigation are reported.
Solving Radical Equations - Yay Math
The video demonstrates techniques for solving radical equations. White board in a class setting, some interaction, engaging, several examples of increasing complexity. The discussion is clear and understandable. Produced by Robert Ahdoot, yaymath.org
This lesson begins with a table for the viewer to complete while the video is paused. Then, the instructor explains what should have been discovered through the completion of this table. Then, the instructor uses a variety of examples to explain how to simplify various types of radicals.
Simplifying Square Roots
Instructor uses a white board to model simplifying square roots into simplest radical form. Examples include perfect square roots, leading coefficient of one, and a leading coefficient other than one. (7:53)
Rap Song: Place Value
A fourth grade girl lip syncs a rap song about place value. My students love it!
The Solid Earth
Learn how the solid interior of the earth affects the outer layer through mountain ranges, volcanoes and plate tectonics. Get a better understanding of the earth and plate tectonics by viewing this video.
Visions of the Future
What do you think the house of the future will be like? This short, three minute video will touch on the visions and inventions we THOUGHT would be reality by the year 2010, like the personal robot, self cleaning dishes, and levitating frying pan.
Technologies That Changed Our Brains
The Internet is just one in a series of “intellectual technologies” that have reshaped the way humans think. Nicholas Carr discusses some technologies, prior to the Internet, that have radically reshaped the way our brains work. Some of the technologies include the map, clock, and book. This video is in lecture format. (5:00)
AMANDA LEE (How to write a song)
See the process this songwriter uses to create new songs. Learn the importance of song structure, and incorporating emotional feeling into songs. (5:17)
Why is Christmas Celebrated on December 25th?
This is a research report about how December 25th was selected as the date many Christians celebrate Christmas. The video is very good for students and shows a a lot of depth on the subject despite the short length. Run time 02:00.
Counting With a Leprechaun - Song
This is a cute St. Patrick's Day song that includes counting with a leprechaun... by 1's up to 20 by 2's up to 30 by 5's up to 100 by 10's up to 100. Lyrics are also written on the screen. (03:08)
Counting from 10 to 20 (Song)
In this simple song, children hear and see how to count from 10 to 20. Graphical images of the numbers are shown - as the singer sings each number - while the song progresses.