New Zealand: Clash of Cultures (2)
With the arrival of Europeans in New Zealand, the indigenous culture of
the Maori faced a challenge which they were unable to resist.
Historical Documentary- Explore breathtaking Machu Picchu, the lost Inca city in Peru.
Fighting for India's Wildlife
Protecting animals in India is no easy task. Conservation and
anti-poaching laws are not properly enforced, and land developers and mining companies are poised at the edge of many of the country's last great nature sanctuaries. Though she believes the power to save India's most revered animals is in the hands of the next generation, Maneka Gandhi of People for Animals is doing her best to help preserve India's unique natural heritage.
Djerba Island Jews and Muslims
For Muslims and and Jews in Djerba, living together and working together is a part of their heritage.
William Bradford Biography, Part VI
This is an animated biography of William Bradford, a leader of the Separatist settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. This Discovery Channel Education series is aimed at older elementary school children.
There is no narration, but the video does show how to create the form for using Cornell note taking. It gives ideas about taking these notes using a computer. This would be useful as an introduction if the students already understand the basics of how to use the Cornell method.
Energy and Electricity in Science : How Does Electricity Light Up a Bulb?
Electricity is used to light up a bulb by heating up the tungsten filament to the point that it glows white. Find out why light bulbs burn out with information from science teacher, Steve Jones. There are English captions.
A history of LEDs, and how to make an LED from scratch
A tour through the world of the light-emitting diode (LED). Learn who invented it, how to use it, and how to make your own. Very geeky, but cool for electronics buffs. Documentary.
Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT's breakthrough version, WiTricity -- a near-to-market invention that may soon recharge your cell phone, car, pacemaker. As the CEO of MIT-inspired WiTricity, Eric Giler has a plan to beam electric power through the air to wirelessly power your laptop or recharge your car. You may never plug in again. Run time 10:13.
Introduction to Electricity Uses and Sources
This cartoon video introduces students to electricity, through song and simple animations. "Flip that switch and what do you get?---Electricity! Where do you think it all comes from?" Some of the key vocabulary words include: electricity, magnet, wires, static electricity, currents, circuits, generator, power plant, voltage, and watts. (3:01).
Electricity: Michael Faraday and Others
For a long time, electricity was regarded as a force of nature over which we had no control. Michael Faraday found a breakthrough and developed the electric motors became widespread in industry within the space of a few decades. This video also talks about other scientists and how they added to the understanding of how electricity works. This 14 minute video has good images and covers a great many concepts. A list of the famous scientist mentioned would be a help to students as the names of some
Current Electricity and Electrical Circuits - by StudyJams
Electricity is a form of power that is produced by the movement of electrons. When the flow of electrons is constant, it produces an electrical current. Learn more about electricity with this slide show from StudyJams. Detailed images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Using only six straight lines, divide this shape into four equal parts.
3D Shapes and How to Draw Them Part 1
This video shows the most important 3D shapes and what they look like. It explains how to draw them. The video shows what faces, edges, and vertices are and gives examples on a white board. The lighting in the video is dark and it is a little hard to see what is being drawn on the white board.
Sesame Street-The Alligator King song-Counting to Seven
In this video young students will learn to count to 7 by listening to the classic Sesame Street song "The Alligator King". Each of the Alligator King's seven sons tries to win the crown. The seventh son wins the crown because he helped his father when he was down.
Wanna Be An 8?
Begins with advertisement. Classic Sesame Street snippet featuring Ernie. A creepy character wants to sell Ernie an 8 so he can remember that an octopus has 8 legs and that he eats breakfast at 8:00. (2:59)
How Money is Printed
This 2:47 video shows students how the nation's currency is made at the US Mint. The video shows there's more to money than money such as chemists, inks, artists, engravers, presses, counterfeiting and Secret Service Agents. The video shows the math and science behind making money.
A fun rap introducing genetics. The video talks about Deoxyribose, Nucleic Acid, genotype, phenotype, dominant, and recessive genes.
Students would greater benefit by a list of terms used in the rap.
Properties of Quadrilaterals
This slide show presentation reviews the nine properties of quadrilaterals.
Arthur Babysits Read-Aloud Online Storybook
This read-aloud is Arthur Babysits written and illustrated by Marc Brown. In this story Arthur babysits the terrible Tibble twins. D.W. tries to help on the telephone but Arthur's imagination comes to the rescue. There is a play button to start the story and a pause button on each page. The speaker changes his voice with characters. This is a wonderful resource to help build a literacy rich environment in the elementary classroom. It would benefit struggling readers and/or special education stud