The History of American -Walt Whitman
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history. In the middle of the 19th century major literary figure
Walt Whitman is explored along with his literary works in this
The Precious Envelope
Without the earth's atmosphere, life would not be possible. Many different gases make up the atmosphere in varying concentrations. Human actions are threatening the delicate balance of these gases. The earth's atmosphere is examined through theories of chemical evolution; ozone depletion and the greenhouse effect are explained.
Weather or Not - Climate
The Weather or Not video series uses weather forecasting and the science of meteorology as a context for learning. This "Climate" episode zooms into space to investigate the relationship between the sun and the earth. You will also learn about the earth's axis tilt, spin and rotation to discover how these affect climate and the seasons. Timing is off between audio and visual. Run timje 08:46.
SchoolHouse Rock-The Greatest Show on Earth-Weather
This Schoolhouse Rock video will explain different types of weather and how they form. Some of the key vocabulary words include the following: low pressure, high pressure, wind, and humidity. This is a good teaching resource for a science lesson/unit on climate, weather, etc. and would work well in conjunction with a story on weather. (3:00)
Climate is defined as the long term patterns of temperature, humidity, wind, etc. in an area. People often confuse climate with weather. Weather is considered a temporary state while climate is the overall set of patterns. Climate can be influenced by latitude, altitude, terrain and nearby bodies of water. Examples of climates include Mediterranean, tundra and subarctic. (01:17)
A two minute video without narration. The music can be muted so that the students can better concentrate on the fast moving informational graphics.
How Weather Effects Earth Over Time
This short video uses a narrator, interviews, and graphics to show how weather and weather patterns have changed over time.
Main Types of Clouds
This student made one minute video shows and explains and shows the basic types of clouds.
Weather & Meteorology : What Causes Lightning?
As clouds get bigger with the continuous rising of air, they interact with particles of ice and dirt to create a buildup of static electricity. Learn about the interaction of electrical charges in a cloud with charges on the ground with help from a meteorologist. Video is short and of good quality and is appropriate for elementary level students of grades three through five.
Weather : How Thunderstorms Form
Thunderstorms are essentially caused by differences in temperature and pressure, and the larger these differences are, the more severe the thunderstorm will be. Learn about electrical disturbances caused by rapid exchanges of air masses with help from the chair of a department of environmental studies in video (01:40) on thunderstorms.
Expert: Jack Hall
Bio: Dr. Jack Hall is the department chair in the department of environmental studies at the University of North Carolina at
This video discusses what a front is. They start with an air mass and the transitional zone is called a front. It is hard to tell if it is a cold or warm front. If the warm air is advancing it is a warm front. This video show the symbols that are used by meterologists. It shows how one mass moves over another mass. This is a good, basic video.
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.
Compare and Contrast Warm and Cold Fronts
In weather, fronts are defined as the boundaries between different air masses. Depending on the direction of movement and the characteristics of the air involved, different types of fronts form. In this visualization from McDougal Littell/TERC, see movement of warm and cold fronts as well as the characteristic clouds that are generated by each.
Sesame Street: Adrian Grenier: Seasons Explained
A short video that explains the seasons in terms of weather for those living where temperatures change in the seasons. Best of very young children.
Storm Clouds Forming
This is a video which shows how storms develop.
Are the magentic poles reversing?
Study of the question Are the magnetic poles reversing?" Ian McCrea, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Using magnetic models, scientist study the million plus year cycle of the pole reversal. RUn time 03:31.
Why study the magnetosphere at the poles?
David Murr of Dartmouth College explains why study the magnetosphere at the Poles: the closer to the pole, the closer you are to the outer boundaries of the Earth. In doing this, he also sees the connection between the people and the land. Run time 02:47.
Molecular Visualization of DNA Replication
3-D animation of the process of DNA replication at the molecular level. Shows the replication fork, the leading strand with continual replication, and the lagging strand where the okzaki fragments are being produced. No narration. Set to music. (01:24)
Why? Tell Me Why! : Earth Spin
Dr. David Rubenkamp answers the question: Why does the Earth spin? He gives a short explanation of the history of the solar system. He also explains how the moon affects the spinning of Earth. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for middle elementary students.
SAT Pronoun Reference, Part 2
This video begins with a brief review of the first part of this set of videos. Then the video mentions 3 new rules about pronouns and goes into some depth with the first rule on singular pronouns before the video ends. While the information is tailored to the SAT, it is useful for general studies of pronouns as well.