Introduction to Magnetism
What is a magnet? This video is a great introduction to the concept of magnetism. It explains what magnetism is and how it occurs, and describes five types of magnetism and their properties. (6:14)
How the Nervous System Works
The nervous system is your information station. Learn more about your nervous system and its major organs as well as their functions with this short video from Kids Health. The video also addresses the size/weight of your brain and the various parts of your brain.
Marie Curie Biography, Part I
This is an animated biography of Marie Curie, a pioneer in the field of radioactivity, from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
This short National Geographic video explains the reasoning behind the practice of building covered bridges in places like Iowa and Vermont.
There's a place in Ohio where people live in simpler times. No traffic
jams, limited technology. It's a place where family and place come
first. Our Ohio travels to Holmes County to experience the world's largest Amish community.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Rudimentary "puppet show" animation of the darker scenes of Macbeth featuring the three witches. It could be used as a focus before reading one day as it could appeal to a unique learning style. It could also give you ideas for student projects. with sound effects. (2:00)
Kevin Costner directs the video series 500 Nations. In this clip we see the story of Christopher Columbus. He was an explorer from Italy who sailed across the Atlantic and brought knowledge to the Europeans about the existence of the American continent. He landed in America in 1492 and completed a voyage which turned out to be one of the most important and famous journeys in history. Please enjoy this video of one of the world’s greatest explorers! (9:54)
U.S. Dust Bowl of 1930's
A segment from Discovery Channel's Making of a Continent about the dust bowl wind erosion of the 1930's.
The Dust Bowl, 1936
This short video footage dramatically portrays life in the Dust Bowl. Students may need to watch it twice as it almost appears to be digitally enhanced or science fiction. It would be a great introduction for Grapes of Wrath or other books set in this time period and location.
Women and Minorities In WWII
Women and minorities served in greater numbers than they did during the First World War. Some 333,000 women enlisted, about a third of them in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (Wacs). Women in the other branches were known as Waves (Navy) and Spars (Coast Guard), but female marines had no distinctive designation. Women were employed in non-combat roles but many of them—especially nurses and pilots who ferried planes to the theaters of war—found themselves in dangerous situations.
Television Announcement of Death of Dwight Eisenhower (1969)
Television report when the former President passed away, including biography.
Is it Alive?
Despite technological advances that have produced machines with lifelike qualities, most people can easily distinguish between what is living and nonliving. Or can they? This video includes some "fuzzy" examples that will make students question the meaning of life. Words are listen on the screen and video is set to music. No narration. Run time 03:02.
The Five Senses
This student-made, informational video aids children in learning the five senses and locating the body parts associated with the senses. Run time 02:51.
How Guide Dogs Help the Disabled
Founded in 1981, MIRA provides service dogs to the visually impaired or otherwise disabled to help them live their lives independently. (02:45)
The Power of Touch
Why is touch so important to our physical and emotional well-being? And what happens when it is withheld? This video segment explores the role of touch in the development of young animals, including humans, and looks at the therapies parents are using to enrich the lives and minds of their infants and toddlers. Footage from NOVA: "Mystery of the Senses: Touch." Closed captioning included. Run time 02:57.
The Angle Game - Khan Academy Video uses an electronic black board with different-colored pens. Using what we know about angles students need to figure out the measurement of the other angles in the figure that is drawn. Video should be paused then restarted for solution. Narrator mentions that this is good practice for SAT’s. This could also be a challenge for high level middle school students. Good quality video. Good for middle elementary and middle
Video uses an electronic black board with different-colored pens. Using what we know about angles students need to figure out the measurement of the other angles in the figure that is drawn. Video should be paused then restarted for solution. Narrator mentions that this is good practice for SAT’s. This could also be a challenge for high level middle school students. Good quality video. Good for middle elementary and middle
Video Documentary- In Papua, New Guinea, a group of initiates is about to enter the final stage of a long and arduous ritual. This is a male ritual that leads to manhood. Men's bodies are cut in the patterns of crocodile teeth. (Caution: Cutting and blood are shown.)
Introduction to Renaissance Art, Part I
This is a video slideshow of music and images of Renaissance paintings. Famous artists are listed as well as some information about Renaissance paintings and philosophies. (2:42)
The Po river
This video has footage of the river Po. A speaker talks about the benefits of it's fertile banks and shows how the towns, fields and factories are effected by flooding.
Travel Scenes of Germany
This is short video clip of trip to Germany. Shown are some castles, and the southern area along with some facts about Germany. (Amateur video of slides, text, and music)