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)
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.
Plate Tectonics and Volcanoes
Explains the formation of volcanoes as a result of the movement of tectonic plates, including Mount St. Helen. Color video with sound. 1:40 min.
Changes in Energy - Dams
This video uses cartoon illustrations to show how energy is produced through the use of a dam. Color animation and narration. 1:39 sec.
The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Imagine That - Water Power
In this video, Huckle and Lowly Worm wonder where electricity comes from. Water power produces electricity at the dam. The video gives great visuals for the dam and how water power is produced. Dams are big walls that are built to hold the river back. This is a great teaching resource for the elementary classroom and/or special education students. This would work well in conjunction with a science unit on natural resources and energy (1:06).
What Causes the Gulf Stream?
Even with the waves lapping at their feet, few people consider ocean currents and their importance to global climate. Although the Gulf Stream cannot be seen flowing by off North America's East Coast, in Western Europe, the current's warming effect is undeniable. This video segment adapted from NOVA uses satellite imagery to illustrate the Gulf Stream's path and animations to explain how atmospheric phenomena cause it to move. Closed captioning included. Run time 01:51.
Discovering Hidden Habitats: Monterey Bay Aquarium & NOAA
This video was produced by NOAA's Ocean Media Center for the National Marine Sanctuary Program. It shows deep ocean habitat and marine life found in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which is a Federally protected marine area offshore of California's (U.S.) central coast. (6:04)
Camouflaging and Defense Skills
In this video, you will see many amazing camouflaging and defensive skills of a variety of sea creatures. Through these adaptations these fish are able to escape or avoid their predators. A great video that is narrated well.
This short video regarding the ecosystem of the rain forest describes the three layers of the rainforest and ends with the startling conclusion that man's deforestation activities may actually cause the demise of rain forests by the year 2050. For third-graders and older.
Redwood Forest Facts
There are three main species of redwood trees, including the
coastal redwood, the giant sequoia and the dawn redwood. Learn about coastal redwoods, which can grow to more than 350 feet tall with help from a science teacher and field biologist in this video.
The Greenhouse Effect
A simple animation explaining the greenhouse effect. The video shows what a "perfect" world would work and how the green house effect works. Run time 01:47.
Solar Energy Concentrator
This video demonstrates how solar energy can be focused with a curved mirror. Once focused this energy can be used to cook food, sterilize water even create electricity. Includes an explanation of energy, power, joules, and watts. Examples of radiant, heat, chemical and kinetic energy are given.
Includes links to directions for constructing a simple solar concentrator.
Using Cloud-Seeding (Geo-Engineering) to Solve Global Warming
This clip from the "Five Ways to Save the World" details a cheap, simple, and low-risk way to compensate for global warming.
If the reflectivity of clouds could be increased slightly, sufficient sunlight would be reflected to compensate for any future release of CO2 into the atmosphere. (09:37)
Science Fair Project (Hot Ice)
This is a brief video of a school science fair project that won first place. Sodium Acetate was used in the project to create "hot ice", a liquid substance that instantly turns solid when touched. The video is set to music with brief descriptions written on the screen. No narration or explanation provided. Explanation: The reaction is exothermic and is often found in hand warmers. Run time 03:14.
A History of Flying
Video on flying airplanes with some science and history used.
Climb and Descent - Lesson 7
This NASA video segment explores how Newton's laws apply to the takeoff of an airplane. Viewers watch an instructor and engineer at NASA's National Test Pilot School and learn that there are four opposing forces on an airplane, that takeoff is the point at which the lift just starts to offset the weight, and that the distance needed for takeoff can be calculated using an equation derived from Newton's second law. The video clip also discusses the extra drag force created by the rolling friction
Faraday's Experiment - Elementary Science
This is a short, animated narrated video (02:35) that offers an overview of Faraday's Experiment. Some of the narration is accompanied by English captions.