How Much Does the Earth Weigh?
In order to measure the mass of the Earth, the density must first be determined. Discover how to measure the weight of the Earth in kilograms with help from a science teacher in this five-minute video.
Real World: Work, Force, Energy and Motion
In this NASA video segment learn how to calculate the force, energy, motion and work of an object. Find out how these properties compare with one other. Color animation is used to demonstrate how to calculate each property using proper units of measurement. This video segment also explains the difference between potential and kinetic energy as well as how to calculate gravitational potential energy. Examples are provided throughout the segment for clarification. (08:51)
Advantages & Disadvantages of Wind Power
Wind power is a form of renewable energy. It's a domestic source of energy, reliable, and quiet. Some disadvantages of wind power include high expense, poor aesthetics, harmful to birds, and storage concerns. This video is in lecture format with an instructor standing in front of a white board. (03:38)
What Are Ocean Currents?
Elementary and older students will benefit from this short animated cartoon that discusses the currents of Earth's oceans.
How To Make a Battery From a Potato
Following on from Edison's first lightblub moment back in 1879, the OU's Stephen Serjeant experiments with an alternative power source - the humble potato. Video experiment explains the process and why you need more than one potato. Grades 5-12. Includes closed captioning. 2:31 min.
This lesson deals with political correctness. There is a definition of PR and there is useful vocabulary presented. There is reference to attitude and how the things we say influence others. There are clear examples about gender, physically challenged, ethnic groups, etc.
This video is a slide show presenting vocabulary and Grammar related to Shopping. You can read the script and there are definitions and images of the words presented.
St. Patrick's Day English Vocabulary
A lesson in honor of St. Patrick's Day, March 17. Lots of information and facts about St. Patricks Day along with three new expressions for the advanced English language learner.
"Double Image" Poem by Judith Wright
A photographic interpretation of "Double Image" by Judith Wright accompanied by music ("The Finish Line" by Snow Patrol) and the words of the poem fading, too quickly, in and out. (2:11)
Weather PowerPoint Quiz
This is a teacher-created formative assessment of the types of weather learned in her second grade class. This slideshow is in question-and-answer format (multiple-choice). Primary grade students and teachers may find this assessment useful. The slideshow has questions regarding the types of clouds and types of precipitation.
Introduction to Magnetism
An introduction to magnetism. This video, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification.
Magnetic fields and their effects on moving electrical charges. This video, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time 08:58.
Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Mikhail Fokine's choreography for the Polovtsian Dances by Borodin, as performed by the Kirov Opera and Ballet under Valery Gergiev. From PRINCE IGOR, available on DVD from Philips. (6:09)
Best Beginner Salsa Dance Lesson
This demonstration shows an extended basic Salsa step.(It is demonstrated from different angles. 6:54)
Capoeira Facts : History of Capoeira
The history of capoeira begins with Afro-Brazilian slaves that needed to disguise self-defense training with graceful, dance-like moves. Understand how capoeira came to be. Run time 01:56.
Computer Performance Part II
Some tips for keeping your Windows computer running faster.
Longest Lunar Eclipse in Hundred Years
The century's longest lunar eclipse will be visible across India from midnight on Wednesday. It will last for almost two hours and won't be seen again till the year 2141. It was visible between 12.52 and 2.43 am on June 15, 2011. (02:11)
Inner Rocky Planets - Part 2
This video focuses on the little jagged worlds (or Inner Rocky Planets) from their birth to this day, and their compositions, structures, and their differences. (05:18)
From the Sun to Pluto Rap
Rap done by children the goes through the planets in the solar system. The planets are given in order starting with the Sun to the Pluto. When they make a stop on the Sun or a planet they give a few fast facts. Very catchy tune! Run time 03:25.
SAT Prep: Test 5, Section 9, Part 4
Students, improve your math SAT score! The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to model problems. This video is appropriate for high school students. Uses a textbook (the official SAT study guide) commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen. Problems 14-16 starting on page 683.