Hurricanes: New Tools for Predicting
Hurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities on August 29, 2005, provided the worst kind of reminder of the importance of accurate hurricane prediction — and of heeding those predictions. This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW a year before Katrina struck, describes the current state of research into what causes hurricanes and how scientists are now able to "see" inside the storms in their ongoing efforts to more accurately predict both the path and int
Profile of Geneticist Pardis Sabeti
This video profile adapted from NOVA scienceNOW profiles the life and work of Harvard geneticist and biological anthropologist Pardis Sabeti. Although Sabeti spends many of her evenings on stage, fronting her band Thousand Days, her true passion is unraveling scientific puzzles. In 2006, Sabeti developed a method for analyzing the human genome in search of genes that may have arisen through natural selection. Her method is now widely used among geneticists and evolutionary biologists in an effor
How Guide Dogs Help the Disabled
Founded in 1981, MIRA provides service dogs to the visually impaired or otherwise disabled to help them live their lives independently. (02:45)
The Senses: Seeing - by StudyJams
There are many parts to the human eye, all of which work together to both perceive and respond to light. Impulses that they eye observe are sent through nerve fibers to the brain, where they are analyzed. Learn more about your sense of sight with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Design in the Sense of Taste
We "taste"... But,how? This video shows how the tongue relates to what it tastes to the brain. The tongue also performs a task when we talk. The video talks about the salivary glands and how the tongue works. Taste buds are also discussed, how many we have, why we have this many, and where and why they were located where they are. 07:25.
Taste Buds is a hands-on, live action food adventure series for kids that encourages them to think about what they eat and explore cool foods from the world around them. Viewers learn and laugh as the Taste Buds hosts cook up kid-tailored recipes and go on fun food adventures. Taste Buds mixes heaps of laughs and spoonfuls of fun with positive messages about healthy eating, kitchen safety and environmental responsibility. Most importantly, Taste Buds lets kids be creative in the kitchen and beyo
Supertasters Taste Buds
Detailed video on how taste buds work. Video shows how saliva breaks down food so the taste buds can go to work. Discusses the differences between bitter, sweet, salty, or sour taste buds. The video shows the differences between a nontaster and a super taster. Run time 04:07.
The Sense of Taste
Do you have good taste? In this video segment, Dr. Linda Bartoshuk
explores the sense of taste in humans -- why we have it, and what
happens when we lose it. Learn why the sense of smell is also important to our experience of food. Footage from NOVA: "Mystery of the Senses: Taste." Closed captioning included. Run time 04:18.
Meg's Pink Pig - Beginning Reader
This animated story book is like a beginning reading book. Simple sentences contain 2-7 words consisting of short vowel words, sight words, and repetitive words. The words are shown at the bottom of the screen and are highlighted in purple as they are read. This video focuses on short vowel words. (1:45)
Masked Dancers Count Down From 10 to 1
Masked dancers count down from 10 to 1 in this classic Sesame Street snippet. (:22)
How To Write in Cursive
This video goes through the basics of writing from holding the pencil to its angle and paper position. "Typically taught during the elementary school years, cursive writing builds on the letter formation of block letters or printing." (The video may start with an ad.) (01:51)
Minus 1 Subtraction Facts Presented by Sesame Street
A cartoon peacock demonstrates subtraction when he loses tail feathers. He begins with 5 feathers and loses them one by one. The number sentence presented each time a disaster takes away one of the tail feathers.
Jimmy Carter's Biography
Jimmy Carter's Biography - In this video, learn about the life of the former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter. (04:12)
2008 Obama Presidential Campaign
This was one of Obama's 1st released commercials when he decided to run for president. It attempts to sell his idea of family values and gives a very brief biographical background. (1:00)
Pop, Pop, Pop - Beginning Reader
This video is like a beginning reading book. Simple sentences contain 2-5 words consisting of short vowel words, sight words, and repetitive words. The words are shown at the bottom of the screen and are highlighted in purple as they are read. This video focuses on short o words. (1:59)
The Pink Glove Dance-Breast Cancer Awareness
This is a wonderful video done by the Employees at Providence St. Vincent Medical Cente to increase awareness of breast cancer. A very creative teaching resource for a lesson/unit on cancer. (3:38)
Land Of The Tiger - Sacred Waters, Part 5
This documentary, which is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students, explores the wildlife of the Indian subcontinent living in close proximity to the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. Run time 08:08.
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
A video adaptation of the Maurice Sendak classic, narrated by an adult male. Illustrations from the book appear page by page while the words from the book are read. Some sound effects and background drum music. Max is made King Of All Wild Things and a wild rumpus takes place. But Max goes home to supper in his room. Adapted and narrated for video by John Kelin; what did he leave out? (4:13 - No video or audio from 3:50 - 4:13)
In the Night Kitchen
Mickey is in bed when he hears noises. He yells for the noises to stop, tumbles out of bed, loses his clothes and falls right into the night kitchen where the three bakers bake cakes for the morning. The bakers mistake Mickey for milk and mix him with the other cake ingredients. He helps them get the milk to bake the cakes and thereafter we all have cakes in the morning.
Seasons are caused by the changing of the Earth to the Sun in the course of it's annual revolution. Learn more about the seasons in this educational video from dizzo95. The video includes computer animation along with narration. Run time 01:37.