Velvet Ice Cream
What started in the basement of a small town restaurant is now one of
the most successful regional brands in America. Our Ohio visits Ye Olde
Mill to see how Velvet Ice Cream is made. Then we experience a slice
(or should we say a scoop) of Americana at the Utica Ice Cream Festival.
Learn about Ancient Greece
This 1:26 video is about Ancient Greece and how it became one of the most influential cultures, with Athens at its center. The achievements of Ancient Greece include literature, philosophy, fine art, and architecture. The video moves very rapidly and so it best used as an overview of this time period.
Sharkey's Day: A Performance Art Piece
Laurie Anderson, perhaps one of the most well known performance artists presents "Sharkey's Day" from her performance piece "Home of the Brave" Using music, unusual instruments, large than life background video, performance, technology, spoken word, this piece is a great example of Anderson's work.
Computer Animated Moon Orbiting Earth
This is a very short video of a computer generated moon and Earth. The video demonstrates how the moon orbits Earth in relation to Earth's equator. This would be helpful to show students how the moon orbits Earth. No audio. Run time 10 seconds.
Helen Keller, Part III
This is from the Discovery Channel/Education series and this video is an animated biography of Helen Keller aimed at elementary school children.
Images of Tornadoes
This is a video of pictures of tornadoes. There is no way of knowing if these are the top ten tornadoes (as the title indicates) as no names are given. (01:20)
Making Paper Mache with Curious George
The children use newspaper strips, glue, water, and flour to make paper mache bowls. The two teams used two different recipes to make their bowls and then compared the results. The students measured using 1 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1/4 cup so the art activity could also be used for a measurement unit.
Surviving Deadly Everest
January 11, 2008—Climbing to the top of the world is an often fatal quest. But for many climbers, reaching the peak is a thrill like no other. (6:54)
What is the Cardiovascular System?
An animated explanation of the cardiovascular system that might be appropriate for younger viewers as it is animated; however, even older viewers can learn much as there is a great amount of detail in certain parts. Key vocabulary words include: heart, blood vessels, oxygen, carbon dioxide, right atrium, left atrium, ventricle, valve, blood pressure, systolic pressure, and diastolic pressure.Run time 04:27
Alexander Graham Bell Biography, Part V
This is an animated biography of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. 3:12
Alexander Graham Bell, Part I
This is an animated biography of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. 02:49
Alexnader Graham Bell Documentary
Short documentary of Alexander Graham Bell with photos of him and his family. Run time 02:00
Romeo and Juliet, Part 3 of 3
This animated cartoon abridgment of the great classic tragedy by Shakespeare brings his words to life. Animation brings these stories to younger students. Some of Shakespeare's words appear at the bottom of the screen. Part 3 of 3 (6:09)
Pocahontas Biography, Part IV
This is NOT the animation from the well-known studio. This is an animated biography of Pocahontas from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
How To Find Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
This video lesson shows how to find the greatest common factor (GCF) using factor trees.
Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
A student shows how to find the GCF of two numbers
The Kingdoms of Life by StudyJams
Scientists group organisms, or living things, with similar traits together. Kingdoms are the largest group, and there are five of them: plant, animal, fungus, protist, and bacteria. Grouping organisms into kingdoms helps scientists understand the similarities among living things. Learn more about the five kingdoms with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz and song are also provided on this link.
The Ear: the Organ of Hearing
'The ear is the organ of hearing. The pinna of the outer ear collects sound waves and channels them along the external auditory meatus to the ear drum.' This is a very brief video (0:50) with narration.
Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty, Part 6
Filippo Brunelleschi uses a herringbone design in his dome - something never tried before. Both patrons and workers have strong doubts whether Brunelleschi's plan will work.
How can one lay bricks on an inward-curving vault - without any scaffolding?! To rid his workers of their disbelief, the architect/builder himself ascends the heights to show everyone how to proceed.
The story of the Renaissance thus begins, in a way, with Brunelleschi's dome. "It touches t
Roman Colosseum and the Gladiators
This three minute video show how gladiators, who were slaves, fought to the death in the Roman Colosseum as sport for thousands of spectators. The ten minute fights were officiated and this video explains the types of gladiators who would be pitting against each other. There are a lot of myths exposed in this well done video. Some images of violence.