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.
10 Ways the World Will End: The Big Freeze
This video shows how the next Ice Age could start and its impact on the Earth. Very well done with excellent graphics. A good way to explore the impact of global warming. Not for younger students. Shows impact of freezing on humans, too.
Turning Point: State of the Earth and a Shift in Public Opinion
Green is going mainstream. A shift in public opinion has made climate change a political issue and businesses see that going green means more money for them. This professionally produced movie discusses how public opinion has helped the world take steps to fight global pollution and reduce carbon emissions. (6:09)
Environmentally- Friendly Golf Course
In Miami, one golf course has found a way to save hundreds of thousands of dollars and save the environment, too. Most golf courses rely heavily on fertilizers and lots of water to keep their grass nice and green. This golf course uses a special grass (Seashore Paspalum) that can be watered with brackish water or water out of sewage plants instead of potable water. This grass also requires about half the fertilizer of other grasses. Run time 02:50.
The Story of Bottled Water (2010)
The Story of Bottled Water shows the environmental problems created by water sold in plastic bottles. It is eight minutes in duration and points out how the bottled water industry created an industry based on fear. There is only one side to this video, but the facts presented are pretty overwhelming. This video would be best to raise awareness of recycling and question the need for such products. The video also addresses marketing tactics and manufactured demand and could jumpstart a nice classr
The Animals Save the Planet - Elephant Shower
This is a short 39-second video with a powerful message:"Perhaps it might be nicer to think of others before you use up all the water." Help the animals save their planet and ours; use only the water you need!
How to Conserve Water
Everyday millions of people go without clean drinking water. We are
privileged to have clean sources of drinking and running water that so
many others don’t. This video offers some simple tips on how to
conserve water at home.
Conserving Energy by Using More Natural Light into Your Home
Learn how to conserve energy by letting more natural light into your
new home. Blending natural light fixtures into house lighting design
helps boost mental, increases positive thought and physical health,
saves on energy costs and is the new eco-friendly way to go.
The sun makes colors seem more intense, less muted, and the light
creeps into corners and makes a room feel larger, airier and more fresh.
With increased energy costs and concerns about the glo