The Teenage Brain
Why do teenagers act the way they do? This video segment from FRONTLINE: Inside the Teenage Brain explores the work scientists are doing to explain some of the mysteries of teenage behavior.
Let the Sun Shine!
Students learn how the sun can be used for energy. They learn about passive solar heating, lighting and cooking, and active solar engineering technologies (such as photovoltaic arrays and concentrating mirrors) that generate electricity. Students investigate the thermal energy storage capacities of test materials. They learn about radiation and convection as they build a model solar water heater and determine how much it can heat water in a given amount of time. In another activity, students bui
How To Read Faster And Better
A slow loader. Basic tips on how to read faster and improve retention of material. A six minute video. A good video that goes over what is required to improve reading speed with examples that are easy for students to understand.
Periodic Table Song
Short 1 1/2 minute video is an animated professor singing all of the elements on the periodic table. Elements are written at the bottom of the screen as he sings them. However, they are not in order. Still a cute, catchy song.
Easy song to remember on the elements on the periodic table
This is a song that was thought of to help students learn the elements on the periodic table.
Introduction to Existentialism (Part 3 of 4)
Part three in a basic introduction to existentialism. Run time 06:42.
Think You Want to Live Forever? You Might Want to Change Your Mind.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Living and Longevity - The astrophysicist wants to shift the focus from avoiding death to living a full life. (02:03)
Targeting 14th Amendment
This video is about the 14th amendment and how the Republican Party would like to change the amendments requirement for citizenship. Gives statistics and would be a great start for a debate.
02:18 run time
How to Reevaluate Your Career
This three minute video is about re-think a career. Ideas include writing down your strengths, go on informational interviews, see whether you can alter your current job and think about what makes you happy. This is for older students, parents, and even teachers. An upbeat video.
The Botany Of Desire: A Plant's Eye View Of The World
How botanist use new technology to help plants survive. A one minute video that, at best, provides some insights into that a botanist does.
Thomas Cole: Painting the American Landscape
Background of the Hudson River School's founder, Thomas Cole. This is a quality 16 minute video that shows his painting, the places he visited, and how he painted. A great video to show students studying Cole, what he painted, his nature painting, and the Hudson River School.
Logic Gate Demonstration - with Dominoes
A logic gate performs a logical operation on one or more logic inputs, and produces a single logic output. This video demonstrates: OR, AND and XOR gates - out of dominoes. No narration. (3:26)
Latte art or coffee art
Latte art or coffee art refers to designs created on the tops of espresso based drinks by a barista. These designs are usually created in one of two ways and sometimes using a combination of both. This is a fun video to watch and to encourage students to see art as an extension of life. Three minutes of wonderment.
Punctuation Rap with LL Cool J
This rap video featuring LL Cool J introduces punctuation and explains when to use period, question mark, exclamation, and comma. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review punctuation marks in the elementary classroom. (1:09)
Plate Tectonics: An Introduction
In the early 1900s, most geologists thought that Earth's appearance, including the arrangement of the continents, had changed little since its formation. This video segment adapted from Discovering Women describes the impact the theory of plate tectonics has had on our understanding of Earth's geological history, as we have become aware of our planet's ever-changing nature. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:21.
C++ Console Lesson 3: Basic Variables and Constants
C++ tutorial shows how to use and declare variables and constants. A few simple console programs are shown for illustration. To begin this tutorial you need to create a new console project. It walks you through the steps to understanding what a variable is as well as a constant. You may need to refer to the site for the page on Hungarian Notation.
RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms
This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, and goes through some of the problems that educators face. A lot of interesting concepts and insights. A great video for educators and other leaders. Stresses that the world is living in the past in terms of education, and still looks there for answers. Well worth the 11 minutes to view. Great discussion starter for teacher preparation classes. Deals with many issues such as ADD and the media, too.
Our Founding Fathers
This 12 minute video has a little bit of information about several of the Founding Fathers. A good review. Easy to follow. Students should have a list of those featured so they can follow along easier.
The Great Composers
Tribute to six of the great composers from the past-pictures, text and music. The composers are Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Holst, Verdi, Puccini, and Offenbach. (2:14)
Utopia - The Perfect World
This video talks about what Utopia is and references Thomas More.