The desert biome is characterized by low precipitation, a high rate of evaporation (seven to fifty times as much as precipitation), and a wide daily range in temperature. The dramatic temperature fluctuations are the result of low humidity, which allows up to 90 percent of solar radiation to penetrate the atmosphere and heat the ground during the day, then for this accumulated heat to be released back into the atmosphere at night. Precipitation in deserts, unlike other biomes, is highly irregula
Land Of The Tiger - Desert Kingdom, Part 3
This documentary, which is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students, explores the desert regions of the Indian subcontinent and the animals that have adapted to it. Run time 09:51.
Math Magic Using a Book
This video demonstrates a neat math trick to find a specific word, on a specific page in a book. The video has no sound and is suitable for fourth-graders and up. Instructions are here:http://www.pedagonet.com/maths/bookmath.htm (3:24)
Math Magic Using Dice
Amaze your friends with some math magic. Have a friend roll the dice and then stack them one on top of the other. Predict the total of the five hidden numbers.
The Lincoln Penny and the Money Museum
MEET ME AT THE CORNER takes you on a virtual field trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado to visit the Money Museum. Our young host Amanda learn about the history of money, coin collecting and the new Lincoln penny.
Counting Change in First Grade
Practice with quarters and pennies, then quarters and nickels. Teaching script appears as a captions on the slides. The video is in lecture format while examples are provided on the screen. (1:30)
Four Quarts make a Gallon
See what a: cup, pint, quart and gallon are in this short video clip. This silly (yet informative) video uses a 'Singing Rubber Chicken' to describe these common liquid measurements.
Working with Fractions - Answers to the Quiz Questions
This video gives step-by-step answers and explanations to a fraction quiz that can be found at www.videomathtutor.com. (Basic Math Lesson 6). The instructor uses a white board and magnets to help aid in the explanation of each problem. Problems including reducing and simplifying fractions, illustrating basic fractions, changing improper fractions into mixed numbers, LCM, comparing fractions, converting fractions into decimals, converting decimal
Using Imagery to Find Lines of Symmetry
The video gives definition of line symmetry and asks students to identify it within several images. The line of symmetry is drawn on each image after it is shown with out so instructor can easily pause video to give students the opportunity to come up with their own solutions. (01:29)
A figure has symmetry when it can be folded so two halves match or are identical. Examples are shown of line symmetry in the world around us. Practice activities in the video show images and students decide whether it has vertical, horizontal, or no line of symmetry.
Genesis Chapter 46 - New International Version of the Bible
This video contains a high quality narration of The Book of Genesis, Chapter 46, from the New International Version of the Bible. Scriptures read by professional voice actors, along with good music and sound effects. No moving images.
Genesis Chapter 48 - New International Version of the Bible
This video contains a high quality narration of The Book of Genesis, Chapter 48, from the New International Version of the Bible. Scriptures read by professional voice actors, along with good music and sound effects. No moving images.
Joseph Pt. 3 of 6
A realistic portrayal of the Old Testament story of Joseph, favorite son of Jacob, and great-grandson of Abraham, who was left to die by his brothers, but who rose to become prime minister of Egypt. Joseph governed the country during a seven-year famine, during which his brothers visited Egypt seeking grain, only to encounter their brother, whom they had long presumed dead. Brings the Old Testament to life. Closed captioning included. (08:56)
Exodus Chapter 3 - New International Version of the Bible
This video contains a high quality narration of The Book of Exodus, Chapter 3, from the New International Version of the Bible. Scriptures read by professional voice actors, along with good music and sound effects. No moving images.
Introduction to Cellular Respiration
The instructor uses software (and several colors for clarification) to offer an introduction to cellular respiration, glycolysis, the Kreb's Cycle, and the electron transport chain.
Sea Urchin and Sea Stars at the Seattle Aquarium
Both Sea Stars, like the sunflower star featured here, and Sea Urchins are members of the same family (echinodermata) - one of the main things they have in common, is that they both have awesome tube feet. This video shows them live and up close at the Seattle Aquarium. Viseo is very clear, close-ups show great details, and entire video is put to music. (1:27)
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.
World's Best Natural Wonders - Mount Everest
Part of the BBC series - World's Best Places to See Natural Wonders takes a close look at the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest. The video shows the location of the mountains, describes how the mountain was created, interviews a few people who have climbed it, tourism around the mountain, and animals that live in the ecosystem.(04:45)
Three Types of Volcanoes
A student centered 1:30 video that shows the three types of volcanoes and student made examples of these is shown.
Capitalizing Works of Art
This video discusses how to properly capitalize the titles of works of art as well as artists' names. It includes examples of correctly capitalized artists' names and works of art as well as incorrectly capitalized works and artists. Audio can be hard to hear in sections of the video.