Importance of Science
Science is important to study to better understand the makeup of the world and the role the humans take in the universe. Discover the amazing world of atoms, molecules and matter. (01:30) This is the beginning of a series.
Wings of Love
While in Istanbul, Charles Annenberg Weingarten has the unique opportunity to discuss Christianity with the Patriarch of the Armenian Orthodox Church. The Archbishop shares the story of his path to the priesthood and explains why "faith and hope are like the wings of love." Run time 03:48
Daylight Savings Time: History
This three minute video site has a written explanation of when it was implemented and changed to the current date. Interesting findings in how to deal with the change.
This video is accompanied by text. "In his 1794 book The Age of Reason, Thomas Paine advanced a religious philosophy called Deism that struck at the tenets of organized religions, particularly Calvinism as it was practiced by the Puritans. Paine claimed that churches were “set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.” These thoughts were shocking to Americans who were imbued with a strong religious tradition. At the same time, Paine’s ideas appealed to many Ameri
The Benefits of Social Networking in Schools
How texting improved attendance and having students better prepared for school. A Portland study.
James Watt and the Steam Engine
This fifteen minute video is about Jame Watt and his life in the 1770s. It slowly shows how a steam engine works with good graphics. It also explains the expansion of the steam engine outside of water pumps and how a random act gave Watt an idea on how to make a more efficient steam engine. Good insights into how Watt felt. There is an advertisement in the middle of the video that should be skipped. A drawing of the steam engine would be of benefit. Of note is his use of horsepower as a measurem
Social Networking in Plain English
A short explanation of social networking websites and why they are popular. You will be taken off site and back to YouTube to view this video. Simply click on "Watch on YouTube" that appears on the black screen. (1:47)
This video is a high school physics project that includes clear audio explanations about electromagnets and electro magnetic energy. This applies to generators, electromagnets, solenoids, and speakers. The video gives you a very specific examples: how a stereo speaker works, a magnetic toy, . Run time 8:08.
Dedicated Parents-Emperor Penguins
This video shows the dedication of Emperor Penguin parents to their eggs and offspring. It gives facts about the responsibilities of the Mother Penguin and Father Penguin.
Fundamental to the survival of the grizzly bears of Yellowstone National Park is a sufficient supply of its four key natural foods: meat, cutthroat trout, moths, and whitebark pine. Not only do these foods provide the grizzlies with nutrients vital to their diet, but the location of the food helps to keep grizzlies safe from humans. Due to various factors, the supply of each of the four foods is either gravely threatened or faces an uncertain future. This video from Nature examines these four fo
7 Days In A Week - song for young children
This song teaches children to read and/or recite the days of the week and includes social skills and values.
Wild Africa: The Mega Flyover
This video really starts around 2:20. It is based on a seven-month,
transcontinental journey from the southern-most tip of Africa to the
northern shores of Morocco to show an attempt by Mike Fay, explorer. It is a 44 minute video, but there are commercials in it. The images are excellent. I recommend you start at eight minutes. A good video to use to teach students about wildlife, conservation, the geography of Africa, and the idea of commitment.
Celebrate Earth Day (News Report)
Millions of people around the globe celebrate Earth Day. MSNBC.com's Dara Brown shares five simple ways you can help make a cleaner and greener world. (02:07)
ABC News Report - Earth Day
What is Earth Day and how can you help? Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo shares ways to save the planet and how many companies are doing their part. (06:50)
Kids Pitch in For Earth Day (News Report)
This brief ABC news report shows how a Kansas crop artist incorporates artwork of 20,000 kids to make one big piece. The video might be a nice discussion starter for what YOUR students can do to participate in Earth Day or help recycle. (0:53)
The Hydrologic Cycle
Water continuously travels between Earth's surface and the atmosphere via the hydrologic cycle. Through five main processes — condensation, precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and evapotranspiration — water is perpetually recycled. In this interactive resource adapted from NASA, explore the steps of the water cycle. This interactive site does not include any audio.
This video shows step by step how to assembly the percussion kit and how to hold the mallets/sticks and play some first sounds. (07:30)
Performance on Vimeo
Physical Performance Interactive Art using music, sound, and light. (3:01)
AJ's Time Travelers -Galileo
In this comical show, AJ and the crew travel back in time to 17th century. They go back to visit Galileo, the father of modern science. In the video learn information about Galileo was the great Italian scientist.
Finding the Tangent of an Angle
In this video learn how to find the tangent of an angle. He explains the length of the sides of a right triangle to find the tangent of an angle with examples and formulas shown. In this video the instructor is talking in a very low tone that is sometimes difficult to hear.