Gretchen am Spinnrade
This is a video of sheet music (including lyrics) of Schubert's Gretchen am Spinnrade; includes vocals and piano accompaniment. This would be useful for singers learning this piece. Run time 03:55.
What's Your Favorite...? - Song
A cool song that kids can rock to while they learn to some basic vocabulary words. The song asks, "What's your favorite color?" with the answers "I like blue. I like green. I like yellow. I like red." The song then asks, "What's your favorite sport?" with the reply of "I like baseball. I like soccer. I like tennis. I like volleyball." The song ends by asking, "What's your favorite food?" with a response of "I like pizza. I like salad. I like hot dogs. I like tacos." Run time 01:47.
William Bradford Biography, Part VII
This is an animated biography of William Bradford, a leader of the Separatist settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. This Discovery Channel Education series is aimed at older elementary school children.
Germany Part 1
This slideshow video shows pictures of rivers, castles, famous landmarks, and more throughout Germany. It includes many photos of Germany that would benefit study about the country. These images would also enhance the history, (04:39)
Glaciers Shape Our Earth
It is difficult to imagine a time when great masses of ice covered most of our continent. The ice, more than 2 miles thick, moved slowly as it carved out the land. This video uses images and narration to help explain how glaciers have helped shape our Earth. Run time 03:45.
The instructor demonstrates how to classifying quadrilaterals based on the given information using specific attributes.
Learn About a More Complicated Friction/Inclined Plane Problem
Khan Academy Presents: Fun with two masses, some wire, a pulley, and a ramp with friction. (10:15) Sal Khan uses computer software and different colors for demonstration.
What's a Pulley? (rap song)
The "rap" video explains that a pulley is a simple machine. See how a pully helps to lift weight and reduce the amount of work required. This short, repetative song will help students remember that a "pulley is a simple machine" but does not have much content beyond that.
Eureka! shows viewers how a pulley works to lift a heavy object. If you double the number of ropes supporting the weight, you double the mechanical advantage. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level.
Moving Pulley Problem (Part 1)
What happens when we pull on a pulley and the pulley is pulling on other things? This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification.
Moving Pulley Problem (Part 2)
What happens when we pull on a pulley and the pulley is pulling on other things? Second part of what happens when we pull on a pulley. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification.
PreCalculus - Exponential Functions
The base is a fixed number while the exponent is a variable number. This is a very brief overview. (01:07)
Galileo Biography, Part VI
This is an animated biography of Galilei Galileo from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 03:02.
A short history of Thanksgiving. This two minute video does not have any narration. It uses some quotes. For older students.
Veto Power and Judicial Review
After both the House and the Senate approve a bill, it moves on to the president for his action. The United States Constitution outlines four actions the president can take. First, and most simply, the president can sign the bill into law. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
How to Make a Disco Ball with Junk CDs
This short video shows how to create the disco ball. The fast pace of the video may make it necessary for the teacher to stop it so students can understand what is needed better.
How Does Math Apply in Cooking?
In cooking, math is applied frequently to convert different units
of measurement and adjust the ratio of a recipe. Avoid messing up a
recipe and cooking bad food by getting measurements right. A math professor explains how to make adjustments in recipes using ratios and why math is important to cooking.
Types of Clouds
This is a short slide show of various cloud types that is accompanied by music (the song Stormy Weather).
Finding the Surface Area of a Cube The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to demonstrate how to find the surface area of a cube. One example is modeled using astep by step approach to walk the learner through the computational process. A definition of the formula is given explaining what s stands for in this formula.
The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to demonstrate how to find the surface area of a cube. One example is modeled using astep by step approach to walk the learner through the computational process. A definition of the formula is given explaining what s stands for in this formula.
Intro to Addition & Subtraction
Lucinda The Great Math Magician introduces addition and subtraction using magic apples. The video uses computer animation. Run time 03:47.