Waterproof Gecko is Unsinkable and Can Walk on Water
Two minute video shows geckos in/on the water. Excellent footage. Great for introduction into anmial unit. Perhaps a compare and contast with a lizard. Run time 02:28.
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Re- and Pre- Spelling Patterns
Introduction is almost 2 minutes long. Â A spelling list of Â pre- and re- prefix word practice. Â Narrators reads the entire list and the challenge words. Â Each word is spelled orally and individual letters appear on the screen. Â Narrator defines the word. Â Students are asked to trace and say the word. (18:
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In, On, Under, Over, In Front, Behind!
This short video from http://EnglishSongsDVD.com is a quick basic introduction to some prepositions.Â  It would be a good starting point for discussing prepositions, but the audio is very fast and it can be difficult to understand the singer's words.Â
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Prepositions of Direction, Part 3 of
This is part 3 of a lesson on prepositions of location and direction. The list of prepositions is long, so this is meant to be a review and not an introduction. Level: high beginner - intermediate. (8:26)
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Introduction to Word Problem Terms
This is an introduction to basic word problem terms.  Larry discusses key words that are usually associated with a particular mathamatical operation. Terms are shown for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

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Snippet from money video. Â Children learn why it is important to learn how to count money.Â  Children learn the names and value of pennies and nickels. Â Children are told coins are round and then shown a coin and told how much it is worth. Â  Â Introduction is 1 min. long. (3:36)

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Amusing introduction to hydrogen
An amusing introduction to the properties of hydrogen.Â Â Illustrates that hydrogen is lighter than air, with a balloon.Â  A wild-haired professor discusses the element, that it's part of water, and introduces the notion ofÂ deuterium.Â  Finally, the hydogen balloon isÂ exploded with some fire.Â  Part of the Periodic Table of Videos series; periodicvideos.com.
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Amusing introduction to helium
This introduction to the element helium covers its main uses and properties such as being used to fill up small helium balloons and huge helium blimps like the Goodyear blimp, that it cannot be synthesized but can be found naturally, that it is inert and not flammable, etc.Â  Combines amusing demonstrations with talking to the camera by a wild-haired chemistry professor.Â  Part of a series called Periodic Table of Videos.
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Backyard Habitat: City Birds
Molly and Dave turn the backyard of a New York City brownstone into a
haven for city birds. They also visit Central Park to do some
birdwatching.

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Physical Geography - Forces that Shape Our Earth
Explore the major landforms of our world with spectacular video footage. Look at the various forces that affect our physical environment including glaciers, volcanoes, gravity, rivers, lakes and oceans, movement in the earth, wind and temperature changes. This video is a superb introduction to the ways all these forces work together to shape our planet.
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Electricity changed from a curiosity to a central concern of science and technology in 1800, when Alessandro Volta invented the electric battery. Batteries make use of the internal properties of different metals to turn chemical energy directly into electric energy.

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The Growth of Capitalism and the Rise of Nation States
The spread of capitalism and the social and economic chaos that accompanied the decline of feudalism helped transform medieval Europe into unified nation-states, whose people typically shared common histories, cultures, and languages. As the populace became more organized and less dependent upon feudal ties, the growing urban middle class sought civil and financial order and stability.
To assure the safety of their families and livelihoods, citizens paid taxes in exchange for the services

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Time, Stonehenge and Sundials
A short video moving through the history of human attempts to measure and record time. Daniel Boorstin, author of "The Discoverers" commented that "The first grand discovery was time, the landscape of experience." This video is intended as an introduction to the three accompanying videos on designing and constructing sundials: The four videos in this series are "Time - 1", "Our Planet is a Clock - 2", "Sundials and Latitude - 3" and "Create a Sundial - 4"
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How to Estimate the Size of the Sun
This video shows how to estimate the diameter of the sun including step by step instructions for constructing the equipment needed and an overview of the geometry of similar triangles.
The video also includes a brief introduction to the techniques used by the ancient Greeks to determine the size of the moon, distance to the moon and the distance to the sun. For junior and intermediate schools this video supports the mathematics and astronomy components of the curriculum.

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SAT Introduction to The Writing Section
This is an introduction to the writing section of the SAT.  Learn how to get comfortable with the essay and learn what the graders are expecting.  The host of the clip shows a power point presentation that reviews  the structure of the test and examples of identifying errors.

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Rebuilding Urban America
Charles Wilson, head of General Motors and later Eisenhower's first secretary of defense, proclaimed "what was good for the country, was good for General Motors, and vice versa." The statement effectively represented the central theme of the booming 1950s economy. Eisenhower's administration looked to rebuild urban America with an agenda of economic development.
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Rebuilding Urban America - Post WWII
This video is accompanied by text. "Charles Wilson, head of General Motors and later Eisenhower's first secretary of defense, proclaimed "what was good for the country, was good for General Motors, and vice versa." The statement effectively represented the central theme of the booming 1950s economy. Eisenhower's administration looked to rebuild urban America with an agenda of economic development.
In 1954, Congress modified the public housing program to focus on urban renewal. City leaders

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Aeneid 1 (1, 1-7)
In this introduction Virgil discusses the work to come, places the
blame for Aeneas' struggle at the feet of the gods and reminds us that
Aeneas is ultimately responsible for the founding of Rome.  Latin text is shown as it is read and translated.

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Teaching One Child at a Time
Educating the poor is more than just a numbers game, says Shukla Bose. She tells the story of her groundbreaking Parikrma Humanity Foundation, which brings hope to India's slums by looking past the daunting statistics and focusing on treating each child as an individual.
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Have You Been Paying Attention?
This motivational slide show, set to music, encourages teachers to keep up with the times (and the students) in this digital world we live in.Â  Statistics, questions, and thoughts run across the screen as the music plays. Run time 07:44.
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