Perimeter and Area Rap
In this teacher-created video, students are taught the concepts of perimeter and area through a rap song. (:59)
Measuring Length and Width of an Object with Metric Ruler
In this teacher-created video, a student demonstrates measuring the length and width of an object using a metric ruler. ( 1:24)
BBC Schools - Science Topics - The Periodic Table - Part 1 of 2
Excellent video about how we came to have the periodic table: why the elements are placed where they are, and the people who contributed to it.
According to owner: "Apologies for the erratic picture but the video tape is very worn." Yes, very jumpy and erratic at the beginning. Overall, images are not digital-crisp, but the information is so good it is worth the inconveniences.
Beginning of actual program is at 1:18, and the roughness eases around 2:20, but is still a b
This video explains how cosine ratios, along with sine and tangent ratios, are ratios of two different sides of a right triangle. Cosine ratios are specifically the ratio of the side adjacent to the represented base angle over the hypotenuse. In order to find the measure of the angle, we must understand inverse trigonometric functions. (2:03)
End of the World in 2012: A Compilation of Theories
Compilation of video clips describing the theories of the end of the world from several persons and cultures including Nostradamus and Edgar Casey. Clips from the movie Armageddon and other pictures attempt to frame out a picture that theorizes 2012 to be the end of the world. A bit campy, but it would make a good talking point video for older students.
Learn about The Geology of the Earth
This 4:42 video provides a quick overview of the geology of the Earth with good graphics. It would be best to include a handout of terms, such as plates, to help the students. Shows how earthquakes occur as well as other events such as volcanic action.
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.