Sherman's Legacy: Hero or Monster?
An insightful video that explains how General Sherman became a hero to those in the North and in military history. Some considered him evil for burning Southern cities and farms. This video explains how he treated his troops and why he was a legend. It does not go into detail about his actions in the South or his famous "Forty Acres and a Mule" quote. Great for a debate.
Planar X-Rays Images
Man is having X-rays take of his skull. The radiologist explains what is happening at each step, and then describes how the X-ray images are produced. Grades 5-12. Includes closed captioning. 2:46 min.
LASIK or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis is a surgical procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK surgery is most commonly performed as a cure for myopia (nearsightedness), but can also be used to cure hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism (corneal irregularities). 3-D animation shows how the procedure works. Grades 7-12. 1:18 min.
Anatomy of the Human Eye - The Ciliary body
This is a short, computer-animated narrated video (01:27) that offers information about the function and structure of the ciliary body of the human eye. Some of the narration is accompanied by English captions.
K-2 Literacy Centers- Hands on Learning
Teacher Created Slide Show Video- See descriptions and see literacy centers that can be used in the primary classrom: Magnet Names, Scribble Art, Books and Baskets, Making Words, Look, Think and Write, Science Center, Real or non-Sense, Stamp and Write. No audio. (2:16)
The Influenza Virus
3-D animation shows how the influenza virus invades the body, takes over cells, and spreads the infection. The infected cells burst and more cells become infected. Explains how the specific cells of the immune system work to attack the flu virus. 2:07 min.
Henry Cole (Victor Vito)
Henry Cole was once a beloved teacher (Science grades 1-5) , so much so that decades after he left teaching to pursue an illustrating career, Reading Rockets fondly recalled Henry Cole's influence on him. Talking head talks about the joy of exploring nature and identifying things, respect and love for nature. Then dicusses and shows example of sketching, which leads to final art. (4:49)
How to Paint with Watercolors
First of all, we will go through some of the basic skills, the building blocks of watercolors which would be wet on wet, wet on dry, glazing, graded washes and dry brush. Then we will hit some specifics in watercolor painting. We will learn how to paint black, how to preserve your whites, beautiful skies and how to paint flowers as well as green and finally how to bring a round object to life through glazing.
I want to talk about some of the tools that we use in watercolor painting. First
How To Paint A Blue Sky With Clouds With Watercolors
Instructor starts with only three colors to to demonstrate how to use watercolor to paint a summer sky. Video shows how to mix those colors for more colors. The camera stays fixed on the paper while the instructor speaks. From www.watercolour-blog.co.uk. (4:51)
: Applying Darker Colors with Watercolor Paint
You can lay in more color over top of a light color if the paint is wet to the touch. Lay the color wet into wet-wjoch means put wet water color onto wet water color.
Meet the Elements Song
This music video from They Might Be Giants cartoon animation and catchy lyrics to teach about the elements. Several elements are listed along with brief facts and information about each. Compounds are also addressed within the song. Some of the elements include: Fe, O, C, Si, Ne, Cu, Ni, Zn, Au, Ag, Hg, He, and H. Lyrics include: Iron is a metal. We see it every day. Oxygen eventually will make it rust away. Carbon in its ordinary form is coal. C
The Chemistry of the Earth Geographic distribution of specific resources determines global economics. The program highlights how specific deposits of resources came to be located in specific places. Rare resources inspire the search for alternatives in industry. Silicon, a cornerstone of the high-tech industry, is one of the elements of the Earth highlighted in this program.
Geographic distribution of specific resources determines global economics. The program highlights how specific deposits of resources came to be located in specific places. Rare resources inspire the search for alternatives in industry. Silicon, a cornerstone of the high-tech industry, is one of the elements of the Earth highlighted in this program.
Vinegar and Baking Soda Demonstration
Join Nanna in her mad lab as she uses vinegar and baking soda to explore the properties of matter, with this classic and always fun science experiement for kids. In this video, Nanna teaches about the three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas as well as chemical changes. Run time 06:45
A govenment program in the 1960's to put astronauts in space to spy on the Soviet Union.
Punctuation : How to Use Brackets
This professionally-made video features a tutor explaining that brackets are often used to describe anything in the sentence that the author hasn't yet described. Add an extra adjective and give the reader pause by using brackets with help from a certified tutor in this video. Examples appear on a computer screen. ( 1:35)
Drawing from Experience - Contour Line
This cartoon animation describes contour lines for young art students. (1:43)
Ep.1, PBS Napoleon (To Destiny) Part 5
This excellent PBS series, filled with historical re-enactments and narrated by David McCullough, starts with Napoleon receiving the crown of France. This documentary is suitable for high school students.
Cell Phone Bacteria
This spot done by Nicole Brady of KOB-TV in Albuquerque shows how many Germs can accumulate on your Cell Phone. Short news clip reminds people the health issues associated with unsanitary phones. Grades 5-12. 3:01 min.
Overview of the Protist Kingdom
The protist kingdom is a classification that includes a diverse group of eukaryotic organisms. Typically, protists reproduce via mitosis and range from unicellular to multicellular organisms. In the protist kingdom, there are two main groups: protozoa (which are generally heterotrophic) and algae (which are generally autotrophic). Organisms in the protozoa group include things like amoebas, slime molds and paramecium while common organisms in the algae group include green algae, brown algae, dia
How to Draw a Cartoon Character Outline
Outlining helps you get a good foundation for the characteryou will draw. Work on finding the dimensions-how tall, how wide-creating a road map to draw your cartoon. Step-by-step narration by artist Danny Page. English captions. (2:06)