US Mexican Border - Migration History
History of global migrations and specifically, Mexican migration to the US. To understand the past will help to understand today. (Amateur-ish video of an interview that was done for radio with slides.)
How to Paint Ocean Scene With Watercolors
To create the water use wasted down paint going from the bottom up. Use a small brush to put in waves. English captions. (1:07)
Jack and Jill should use a Pulley for that Pail of Water!
If only Jack and Jill had a pulley for that pail of water they would not have fallen down that hill! (low resolution animation)
The Pacific War- Iwo Jima Clip (in color)
This documentary includes rare color footage of the U.S. Marines in action in the Pacific during World War II. For years the world has watched films of World War II in black and white. Now for the first time, follow alongside those who experienced the war first hand in this remarkable and moving portrait revealing never-before-seen footage shot in full color. On December 7, 1941, Japan launched its attack on Pearl Harbor resulting in the United States being thrust full force into World War II --
Caput 1 - Janua Linguarum - Comenii - Bilingual
Chapter one of Comenius' important text for vocabulary building - where he also introduces important aspects of syntax, learned through example, not rule.
CAPUT 1 - JANUA LINGUARUM - COMENII - latine
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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.
In this video from WPSU’s Outside, a staff member at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University provides tips on backyard bird feeding during the winter. Topics include the selection, placement, and cleaning of feeders. To attract birds for viewing, and to contribute to their welfare, it is important to understand their needs and behaviors. Placing a bird feeder close to a window will prevent collisions with glass. Offering seeds and suet can provide birds with the energy t
Animal Mothers: Wood Duck Paratroopers
Informative video about the lives of wood duck hatchlings. Shows hatching of the wood duck and their 30 foot leap from the nest to the water on the next day. Run time 02:11
Great Blue Heron
A great informational video on the great blue heron. This movie discusses the habitat needs of this bird such as tall trees for nesting and shallow water for hunting. You can see first hand a blue heron attempting to catch a baby alligator as well as their elaborate mating courtship. Run time 02:05.
For centuries the Amazon has been home to the most ferocious fresh-water monsters known to man...piranhas. Now, these deadly creatures are appearing in US lakes and rivers. The MonsterQuest team investigates whether these carnivorous beasts could breed here and devastate our waters. Addresses the harmful introduction of a new species to an ecosystem. Full-length episode from MonsterQuest. Run time (41:00)
Mudskippers- Fish Out of Water!
This fish out of water has adapted to live mostly on land. However, it still needs to learn how to outrun its enemies. Learn about these unique land fish and what adaptations they have for survival. Run time 02:05.
Wetlands - Pond Study
Some of the most fascinating life on the planet can be found in the forests, streams and wetlands around your community. Inspect a sample of pond water and you will find a dynamic world of bizarre and interesting life. This video shows some of these life-forms and demonstrates techniques for photographing microorganisms in pond samples. Features daphnia, the larva of mosquitoes and other insects.
While on the hunt for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in Arkansas, Jorge
Ribas encounters all kinds of wildlife, including a particularly
venomous critter - the Cottonmouth. Video ends with some facts about the cottonmouth. For example: "The cottonmouth, also called a water moccasin, is the only poisonous water snake in North America." Run time 2:18