Periodic Table Of The Elements
Brief overview of the periodic table with a demonstration of silver nitrate mixed with magnesium and water. Video with narration. Grades 5-12. Includes closed captioning. 1:05 min.
Hurricane katrina video from inside the Beau Rivage
This ten video was taken by an unknown person inside the Beau Rivage Casino during the hurricane. Play close attention to the water and waves. It is a bit slow, but have the students listen to the sound of the wind and see how the tide advances. Great start of a lesson about weather and being prepared.
Differences Between Rocks & Minerals
A general difference between rocks and minerals is that
minerals are chemical substances, while rocks are made from volcanoes and bodies of water. Discover how granite and igneous rocks are formed with information from a science teacher in this video.
How to Make a Water Rocket
A step-by-step guide that shows how to make a water rocket. They can be made in about ten minutes, but only under close supervision. A good way to explain action-reaction.
Chanting and enchanting animals - Chap. 1/6 Ecuador as a country has among the largest diversity of frog and toad species in the world. This video helps you discover the fascinating world of amphibians in Ecuador and what is happening to our planet to make them disappear. This video looks at salamanders, similar to early amphibians that appeared on earth. Amphibians were the first animals with bones that left the water and lived on dry land. Frogs and toads are most commo
Ecuador as a country has among the largest diversity of frog and toad species in the world. This video helps you discover the fascinating world of amphibians in Ecuador and what is happening to our planet to make them disappear. This video looks at salamanders, similar to early amphibians that appeared on earth. Amphibians were the first animals with bones that left the water and lived on dry land. Frogs and toads are most commo
Chanting and enchanting animals - Chap. 2/6
Ecuador as a country has among the largest diversity of frog and toad species in the world. Discover through this film the fascinating world of frogs in Ecuador: their night life, when thousands of love-stricken males get together and sing at mating time; their birth and transformation from beings of water to beings of dry lands; their survival tricks and mysterious ways of life; their importance in the discovery of medicines; and their great variety of beautiful patterns and colors, discover th
Gator Water Dance
When you are a male gator looking for a mate you perform an elaborate water dance. Watch these gators in action in the Everglades. Briefly discusses mating rituals. Run time 01:16
Alligator Mating Behavior
Professional video from National Geographic shows male activity to attract a mate. Alligator calls are heard and the water vibrates from the sounds. Grades 7-12. 1:16 min.
Water Walker Lizard
Meet a Basilisk lizard that can run on water. It has been nick named the "Jesus Christ" lizard because it can walk (or run) on water. Get the facts on this lizard in this informational video. Run time 01:25.
Chinese Water Dragon
The Chinese water dragon is a medium size lizard. UV light is important to Chinese water dragon care. Discover more about caring for Chinese water dragon with expert tips from a reptile specialist in this video about pet care. Run time 01:24.
Is There Life on Mars?
A 51 minute video that goes through the various problems on possible solutions to finding life on Mars. The students might want to take notes on what Mars has in common with the Earth. A great video to motivate students and getting resources for NASA would be a help, too.
How-to make a Pinata
Need a Pinata for Cinco De Mayo or special occasion? This episode of Decor It Yourself shows you how with some simple house hold materials. You will need the following items to make this pinata: balloon, flour, water, elmers glue, twine, and some old magazines. Run time 03:05.
The first Americans came from Asia, beginning as early as thirty thousand years ago, over a land bridge that formed at the Bering Strait during the Ice Age. The new immigrants were hunters and gatherers, and over a period of fifteen thousand years various groups spread over the American continents. By the time of the European “discovery” of the New World, there were perhaps as many as 100 million native Americans, the vast majority living in Central and South America.
The development o
Preparedness Now, The Great California Shakeout
A film depiction of the results of an earthquake in the Southern California area. A real eye opener and a great way to get kids and parents attention. A good tool to get students thinking about how to survive with no water for weeks or even months. Limited travel, and more problems that need to be assessed before the earthquake hits....and scientists say this is a given. A good home and school video to share. 4:32 run time.
The Rhymies at Sea - Rhyming Words
This skit from "Sesame Street" depicts 3 puppets in a boat on wavy water. The muppets have a quick exchange of words where they discuss their sinking boat. The phrases by each muppet contain many pairs of rhyming words. Classic Sesame Street (1:16)
Building Simple Machines: A Plant Quencher
How difficult can it be to water a plant? Pretty difficult when your objective is to build the most complicated machine possible to complete this simple task. In this video segment from ZOOM, Jillian demonstrates the use of ramps, wheels, pulleys, and other simple machines to construct her "plant quencher." Run time 01:16.
Art Institute of Chicago Musecast: May 2007 1) Kota Ezawa and On the Scene
2) Peter Sagal and Museum Visitors
3) Contemporary Focus
4) Summer Free Hours
1) Kota Ezawa and On the Scene
Fate of the Earth
New theories about the global consequences of a "nuclear winter" and an "ultra-violet spring" are revealed in this final episode that explores the role of life in shaping earth and its future.
Renewable Energy Report from the European Union
Most of the energy we use today to help power industry, vehicles, and
appliances for everyday living come from the combustion of fossil
fuels. Fossil fuels release energy in the form of carbon. This carbon is
of organic origin, and dead organic matter, accumulating and forming
layers under the surface of the earth over millions of years, forms
fuels like petroleum. These sources of energy are called non-renewable
as they will not last forever and human bei
EarthDay Videos: A Variety of Issues
This collection offers an excellent one on the history of Thoreau as well as vidoes on global warming, authors, getting active, EarthDay, and more. All of them are excellent in quality, but some are long and all of them need ancillary materials to make the messages more useful. Maps, a word wall and other aids are recommended. Walden was the best one I found for older students. All videos together are 1 hour run time.