King County Library Presents "The Boa"
Very short clip of librarian holding a Boa puppet and she says "Just when you think you know the boa, there's moa, moa, and moa". Cute rhyme for teachers to learn to use in their classrooms (0:13).
Connotation vs. Denotation
This video shows three children defining connotation (the positive or negative association of a word) and denotation (the actual dictionary definition of a word) and providing examples of each. It ends with is a short quiz on some of the examples from the video. While simple, the video is a good introduction to or review of connotative and denotative words. pre-roll advertisement (1:44)
Connotation and Denotation With Examples
This short video is a student-made production explaining the difference between connotation and denotation. In the video, students define connotation and denotation and provide two examples of words that have different connotations and denotations.
Dividing Decimals, Part 3 of 3
This video is from Sal Khan about dividing decimals using the problem: 99.061 divided by 100= ?
He is finishing up the problem in the short video. (01:51)
Impact of the Air Pollution
This item presents information about global warming, ozone depletion, and acid rain. Includes great graphics.
Walkin' on Wallstreet
This short, music video from School House Rock is about investing and Wall Street. The video gives a brief definition and examples for what stock is and what it means to make an investment. Run time 03:03.
How Walt Disney Cartoons are Made
This black and white educational film is probably from the 40's and shows the different steps towards producing a cartoon. It discusses how Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as well as other short cartoons were made. It begins with story creation, dialogue, composer, animators, as well as the other steps to draw cartoons are shown. (8:33)
Penguins Beating the Heat?
July 26, 2007—For Antarctica's penguins, the global-warming plot thickens: Some species seem to be adapting to the heat, while others are experiencing a foreboding population decline.
The instructor, Matt Cail, shows how to properly hold a brush and the type of brush to use to create the pointillism effect. Take a small round brussh and point onto the canvas-keep making points. Over time it will fill in. Matt Cail is an artist who works in oil, water color and acrylic paints, among others. English captions. (1;39)
Filmmaker: Randy Primm
This short animation describes monochromatics—a one-color painting with tints and shades to make the contrasts. (1:02)
In this short movie you watch a brief history of Abraham Lincoln's life and the history surrounding his presidency. It is an overview of his life, hitting the highlights only.
A short biography of Abraham Lincoln. This video teaches about the life of Abraham Lincoln and his important role in history in preserving the unity of the U.S. and freeing the slaves.
A brief biography of Abraham Lincoln's life
This short biography uses Lincoln's words as well as Civil War re-enactments to tell his story.
This video offers information concerning future Mars missions and the water, ice, and methane gas found on Mars. (05:20)
Evidence of Water on Mars
In this video, astronomer Louie Bernstein tells WatchMojo.com what the discovery of
water on mars could mean to the future of space exploration, and
discusses the possibility of finding life on mars.
Comparing Mars to Earth
How does Mars compare to Earth?" Susanne Vennerstrom – Danish National Space Center/TUD. Discusses similarities and differences with Earth and Mars. Especially interested in Mars’ changes, denser atmosphere, presence of water. That could be related to the magnetic field of Mars (which unlike the Earth) it has no protective field to protect it from the solar wind. Run time 03:18.
This brief video shows footage of the planet Mars. Describes the physical characteristics of it and why scientist's believe there was once water there. Run time 0:30
Natural Inquirer Journals: Facts to the Future
The articles in this Natural Inquirer include just a few of the renewable natural resources studied by USDA Forest Service scientists. By reading these articles, you will learn about the condition of the resources in the year 2000, and you will learn what might happen to them by the year 2040. In the year 2040, how old will you be? Do you think that the condition of the Nation's renewable natural resources will be important to our society in 2040? Why or why not? The articles in this journal wil
Concentrate on Distracted Driving: A Challenge to MIT Students from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ra
From the MIT News Office:
Research has shown that talking on a phone while driving, even with a hands-free cell phone, causes as much of an impairment to driving ability as being drunk. And yet, says U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Ray LaHood, while the nation has successfully cracked down on drunk driving, when it com
Lunch with a Laureate: Eric Chivian
In 1978, in his last years of residency in psychiatry at Mass General Hospital, Eric Chivian decided to do something bold. Encouraged by Australian physician, Helen Caldicott, who spoke of the medical dangers of the nuclear fuel cycle and of nuclear power, in particular, he decided to restart an old medical organization—Physi