In this brief video, a teacher recites a short chant telling what hyperbole is and giving an example of it.
Web 2.0 in the Classroom
This is a short video about an introduction to Web 2.0 for teachers. It lists the main uses of Web 2.0 and some of its advantages. There is also reference to what teachers could do to learn more about it.
Applied Technology and Finance First Sit Exam
41 question exam on finance, covering gross profit, net profit, liquidity, acid test, trial balance, cash budget, effective internal control, return on capital, depreciation,. Although written for the applied technology and finance module within the tourism and entertainment course it is not topic specific. The questions are multiple-choice and multiple-response from 5 answers or requires short answers. The zipped file contains a Respondus file in WebCT/Vista 4-8 format that can be directly expo
Poisonous Pitcher Plant - The Private Life of Plants
In this video, suitable for all grades, David Attenborough focuses on the ability of this plant's ability to trap insects and small rodents. Short segment features amazing time-lapse photography.
Plant Life Cycle
Short, professional quality video using time lapse photography, set to music to show the life cycle of a flowering plant. Good instructional video for elementary and also a good focus for secondary students. Run time 01:33.
What's a Terrarium and How does it Work?
A short segment explaining what a terrarium is and how it works. Produced for students and is suitable for elementary and older.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solvers.)
The Life of a Tree
In this interactive activity adapted from the National Arbor Day Foundation, explore the intricate life of a tree. The trunk of a tree functions as both a supporting structure and a pathway, transporting food down from the photosynthesizing leaves and conducting water and minerals up from the roots. Look inside a tree to learn about the xylem, cambium, and phloem, and to see how the tree's rings provide a record of the environmental factors that affected its growth and life cycle.
The Discovery of Photosynthesis
This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Earth" explores the history of plant biology. It takes the viewer from the earliest scientific hypotheses that plants ate dirt, to our present-day understanding of photosynthesis, the process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, a storable form of chemical energy. Run time 02:33.
Photosynthesis: The Movie
This five minute animation about Photosynthesis in action must have a word list of hand out as it moves very rapidly and uses very difficult scientific words and principles. A few key vocabulary words include: ATP, ADP, Pi, electron transport train, hydrogen ions, water molecules, cytochrome b6f, ferredoxin NADP reductase, ATP synthase, and plastoquinone Qb. A text version of the narrative is also included on the website. (04:55)
This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Earth" explores the history of plant biology. It takes the viewer from the earliest scientific hypotheses that plants ate dirt, to our present-day understanding of photosynthesis, the process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, a storable form of chemical energy. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:25.
plant and animal adaptations
This 2 1/2 minute slide show is set to music. Photos are large, clear and colorful with labels on each. Students must be able to read the brief labels to obtain the information. Several topics are covered, including examples of the parts of the plants we eat (roots, seeds, flowers, stems etc) plant dispersal (wind, water, burrs, animal waste etc) plant adaptations (broad leaves, needs, shallow roots, thorns, woody stems etc) and animal adaptations (camouflage, beak shapes, sharp teeth, cl
The evolution of plant life is the story of a journey from water to land. This professional video from Britannica explains various plant adaptations while showing close-up video footage. Run time 02:59.
Ecosystems and Material Cycles: Water, Carbon, and Sulfur
Professor George Wolfe discusses ecosystems and material cycles in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format along with illustrations and notes on a whiteboard to aid in the instruction of the water cycle, carbon cycle, and sulfur cycle. Run time 11:33.
ICELAND on Vimeo
A short video of selected scenic shots and animals from Iceland, set to music. Run time 02:58
How Is Math Used in Baseball?
This short video is from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for more than eight years. Mr. Chang discusses statistics using baseball.
Identifying Coin Value
Students will be able to identify coins, and learn the values of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter - by the end of this short video.
The Coin Song - about U.S. coins
This very short song introduces the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter, and how you count with each of these. The music is only passable.
How to Read aTape Measure (or Ruler)
Discover how tape measures (and rulers) are divided into different fractions. Color-coding is also used to help with spacing things 16 inches on center. This is a short video: 0:56
SID THE SCIENCE KID | Measurement | PBS KIDS
This simple short video reinforces the idea that a measurement of length, can be found, from any repeatable unit of length (like the height of Sid). Join Sid in this clip -as he figures out how to measure his room without a ruler.
Who Invented Fractions?
This short video is from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for more than eight years. Mr. Chang discusses the history of fractions.