Crows Hanging Out
This movie shows how ten thousands of crow descent upon small towns in America. This movie has great information about crows such as how they are beneficial to humans. Run time 01:55.
Great Horned Owl
A movie showing the great horned owl. This movie does not have any information, but shows closeups of the horned owl set to music. Run time 0:56.
Raising Rheas- A Cousin of the Ostrich
A movie showing how mother and father Rheas take care of their baby chicks. Rheas are cousins to the Ostrichs. Run time 02:48.
2 of 5 -- The Universe - Secrets of The Sun
A quote from the movie: "The sun is the superpower of our solar system, a thermonuclear blast furnace, erupting with massive explosions. At 93 million miles away it would seem that we are safe from the sun's wrath. But are we? With some experts predicting the most violent outbreak of solar activity in modern history it has never been more important to understand the secrets of the sun." This documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
When to Use a Question Mark
A question mark should be used after a direct question is asked. Discover why question marks shouldn't be used in indirect questions. The teacher shows examples on her computer screen in this live action movie. (1:47)
The Life Cycle of a Plant
Learn about the various stages in the life cycle of a plant. This video briefly addresses the four stages of a plant: seed, growth, producing offspring, and death. Professional video shows a botanist explaining each stage but does not show the plant itself. Key vocabulary words include: seed, spore, fruit, budding, protective seed coat, sprouting, photosynthesis, seed dispersal, plant competition, and plant adaptations. Run time 02:59.
Counting Money - Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, Quarters and Dollars
Learn to count money. Movie shows penny, nickel, dime, quarter, fifty-cent piece, silver dollar and dollar bill. Values of coins are demonstrated. Shows how to make change. Movie is a bit shaky and sound is tinny. Some coin images are not clear. Includes images of commercial products.
How to Use an Appositive
An appositive can be taken out of a sentence and the main sentence can still stand on its own. Use appositives to clarify. Teacher shows models on her computer screen in this live action movie. (1:48)
Great Blue Heron
A great informational video on the great blue heron. This movie discusses the habitat needs of this bird such as tall trees for nesting and shallow water for hunting. You can see first hand a blue heron attempting to catch a baby alligator as well as their elaborate mating courtship. Run time 02:05.
Ecologists snatch and band pelican chicks so they can monitor the pelican colony's health in this movie. The short video clip discusses how the pelican population is struggling because their natural habitat is disappearing and other environmental issues. The video could also be used with a lesson about endangered species and/or how humans are affecting animal habitats and populations. Run time 02:37.
Population: State of the Earth
In 2006 the human population pushed past 6.5 billion. Every minute, 153 people are born, leading to possibly deadly consequences. This movie discuses the environmental impact the growing population has. Also, learn what we can do like cutting down on our carbon footprint, using bio gas, walking instead of driving, and consuming less. Run time 04:11.
Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears - Eland's Deal With Fire
Film trailer for Nature series. In the high alpine meadows of the Drakensberg, eland graze on the lush grasses. The air at these altitudes is so dry that rain evaporates before it hits the ground. A lightning strike ignites a fire that quickly engulfs the mountain in thick smoke, destroying the eland's pasture. Professionally produced movie. Run time 03:01.
How to Capitalize the Title of Book Titles Including a Semicolon or Colon
Book titles should use a semicolon in the same circumstance as colons. Use semicolons in book titles, such as: Lord of the Rings; Fellowship of the Ring. The teacher shows examples on her computer screen in this live action movie. (1:25)
Grammar Tip --- their, there or they're?
An explanation of when to use their, there or they're, and a memory aid to help you remember in future. OK, I know the memory aid consists of two sentences, not one --- watch the movie and you'll see what I mean!
Running Water: How It Erodes & Deposits
Running water changes the surface of the earth by cutting away rock in one place, carrying this load and then depositing it in another place. This program explores the relationship of running water to the land. This is a well narrated video with amazing scenes.
Seconds From Disaster: St. Helen's Eruption
Interviews and reenactments from survivors of a Mount St. Helen blast. Watch as they fight through the ash and cope with the aftermath from a volcano eruption. Some scenes may be upsetting for young children. Run time 02:47.
Disappearing Alpine glaciers are a sign of global warming. In this movie learn how Austria's Goldberg Glacier is shrinking. You can see first-hand a valley that once was completely covered by ice that is now a barren, rocky wasteland with a small stream running through it. Run time 02:41.
A program in Minnesota is encouraging farmers to turn their farmlands into wetlands. This movie discusses the Reinvest in Minnesota program which encourages farmers to keep farming their profitable land, but to sell back their marginal land and allow it to turn back into wetlands to save wildlife. Run time 02:50.
Learn English 63 - Trends and Fashions
This is a 5 minute video clip teaching trends and fashions. The clips looks at some useful words and phrases to do with fashion. Phrases "like all the rage", "in fashion", "to change your image"," out of deb"t. The clip also looks present, perfect, and continuous in sentences. Real life movie clip shows how these words and phrases are used in real life.
Learn English 27 - Clothes
A short movie clip that takes place in a clothing store that shows how how to use may, might, and maybe in sentences. Examples are reviewed when may, might, and maybe were used in the movie in a sentence.