The Fate of Absorbed Nutrients
You've eaten a hamburger and it's broken down into your blood and lymph node system. But where does it go now? Professor George Wolfe discusses the fate of absorbed nutrients in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. Run time 15:58.
Landmarks Old Oregon Country - Oregon Trail: Wagons to West
To celebrate Oregon's 150th birthday, 33rd state of the union, Here is an episode from "Landmarks of the Old Oregon Country" Episode 6, Part 1. Oregon Trail - Wagons to the West. This episode talks about the Oregon Trail and why settlers are heading west. Oregon Trail starts at Independence, MO. and started west. You will see some reenactment of the covered wagons an animal to pull from it. Hosted by Mark Sparks and Jane Ferguson. Happy birthday, Oregon.
How to Analyze a Poem
Analyzing a poem requires paying attention to the form, if applicable, the story line and how it changes, the language and the word choices. Dissect a piece of poetry, looking especially for change in the character or tone, with tips from a published author and English professor in this video on writing. David M. Harris has taught English at Vanderbilt University and elsewhere. He has published poetry, essays, short fiction and a novel, and he has worked in book and magazine publishing. For midd
How to Analyze a Poem
nalyzing a poem requires paying attention to the form, if applicable, the story line and how it changes, the language and the word choices. Dissect a piece of poetry, looking especially for change in the character or tone, with tips from a published author and English professor in this video on writing.
Choosing the Right Book to Read Aloud
An award winning teacher talks about how to teach a child to read
by reading aloud in this video. In the clip the teacher talks about how to pick out a book that will teach your child the importance of reading with a purpose.
Wonders of the Natural World - Great Barrier Reef
This video discusses the Great Barrier Reef. Video discusses where the reef is located, shows the reefs from outer space, what species live in the reefs, and how the reefs formed, how much the reefs are growing, and the effects of global warming and other threats. Video is of good quality, it is a short video and narrator talks fast. Video would be appropriate for children of all grade levels.
Defintion and Examples of How to Find the Mode
The narrator talks about the several difference measures of central tendency. The lesson then goes on to determine the modal score of a data set. A couple of examples are used to illustrate how to find the mode using numbers written on a paper bulletin board. It is okay to no mode, one mode, or multiple modes but the narrator warns that excel has a malfunction that can miss multiple modes and will only catch the lowest value and ignore that there may be a greater number t
Direct Proportion Using Hooke's Law
This is a lesson excerpt. To see the whole video go to mindbites.com/lesson/918. This video explains direct proportionality. Professor Burger uses a real-world example of a spring and Hooke's Law using a slinky. Hooke's law states that the distance a spring stretches varies directly to the force applied. If force, f, is directly proportional to distance, d, then d~f or d=kf. This equation allows us to find the constant, k, of how much the spring stretches when force is applied. After
Beginning Algebra: Factoring Trinomials
Taught by Professor Edward Burger, this lesson was selected from a broader, comprehensive course, Beginning Algebra.
In this lesson, you will learn how to factor trinomials using a reverse-FOIL trial-and-error method. You will start by simplifying the trinomial as much as possible, by removing any common factors or grouping any possible combinations. Then, try the reverse-FOIL by first breaking up the squared term. He also gives you a hint that when the last factor of the
Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
This lesson is for ntermediate Algebra Level. In the lesson, Professor Burger shows how to solve systems of equations using a technique known as substitution. In this approach, students solve one equation for one of the variables (eg y) and then plug the value (what y is equal to) into into the other equation (anywhere a y appears). This substitution will allow you to solve for x and then in turn solve for y. Professor Burger walks the viewer through several different types of
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
In this video, the instructor talks about adding and subtracting rational expressions. He first defines what rational expressions are and how they are different from equations. In general, the instructor states that the idea is to make the expression into a single fraction if possible. The instructor walks the viewer step by step through three different examples of adding and subtracting rational expressions.
Nietzsche on Hardship 1 of 3
Philosophy - A Guide to Happiness: with Alain DeBotton. We all have dark periods in our lives, we all face difficulties that seem insurmountable, we all encounter setbacks and when we do we are often tempted to through in the towel. Most philosophers have tried to help us to reduce the amount we suffer. There was one philosopher, Nietzsche, believed all varieties of suffering and failure were to be welcomed by anyone seeking happiness. He
Basic Math; Divisibility Rules of the Number 5
Instructor has a strip of paper on the screen for this very short video concerning divisibility rules for number 5. Instructor does not write anything--he just talks. For elementary and middle school students.
Letter N for Natasha with Maya Angelou
In this Sesame Street clip, Maya Angelou talks to muppet Natasha about the letter n sound that begins Natasha's name. She also talks about other things that begin with the letter N. (:32)
Grover and the Growing Letter "G"
The classic Sesame Street clip will make children smile. Grover gives examples of words that begin with the letter "g." As Grover talks about the work "grow," the letter "g" grows and confuses Grover. (2:23)
Numbers in the Teens (They start with a One) Song
This short, catchy song talks about numbers from 11-19. It describes each number and how it is properly written. The song tells learners that each teen number starts with number 1.
This is just an excerpt from the entire video. The entire video can be viewed at mindbites.com/lesson/2851. The setting of the video clip is at a candle-lit dinner party with friends. In the clip she talks about the dinner quests and shows ways to shorten sentences by using one pronoun as the subject.
Synonyms - Humongous Synonym Song
This song, in the style of old fashioned operettas, talks about the meaning of the word humongous and mentions a number of synonyms (and a few antonyms) for the word. Each word is spelled out on the screen as it is sung in the song. Produced by PBSkids for the learn to read series, "Between the Lions." (1:24)
Word Association and synonyms
In this lesson shows ways to expand your word power using words that are associated or that mean something similar. The presenter talks about words that mean similar things and how they can help you to enlarge your vocabulary.
Onomatopoeia This is an student English project. The slide show talks about the meaning of onomatopoeias – words that imitate the sound they represent. Many examples of onomatopoeias and how they are used are shown. Video also shows how they can be used in writing, or to give a picture action, or as a fashion statement. (2:06)
This is an student English project. The slide show talks about the meaning of onomatopoeias – words that imitate the sound they represent. Many examples of onomatopoeias and how they are used are shown. Video also shows how they can be used in writing, or to give a picture action, or as a fashion statement. (2:06)