This video is designed to provide a basic introduction to gears suitable for grades 4 to 9. Gear rotation, gear ratio, rates of rotation, mechanical advantage and examples of use are included. A second video, " Time, Clocks and Gears" explains how gears are used in mechanical clocks to control the hands on an analog clock.
Pollinators and Pollination
This 4 minute slide show is set to soothing music with labels for each picture. Students must be able to read the labels (not narrated). Bright, colorful pictures depict various pollinators (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, flies, wind etc). Parts of the flower (stamen and stigma) are briefly addressed at the beginning of the show. This would make a nice introduction to pollination even at the lower grade levels. Run time -3:56.
Demography is the study of the characteristics of the human population, such as age, race, and gender. Political scientists use demography to identify and study specific target groups to determine who shows up at the polls versus who does not. In addition, these demographic groups enable political scientists to study voting trends, or what causes people to vote a particular way. Their studies not only yield statistics that can be used to forecast voter turnout in subsequent elections, but they a
Creating the Constitution
A very general video, check sound quality, that deals with some of the major concerns facing the Founding Fathers. Perhaps best used as a general introduction.
The Bill of Rights
This is an excellent video that goes through each of the amendments in rapid fashion. This would be an excellent introduction to the Bill of Rights, but lacks the depth needed for most civics classes.
The United States Congress
An introduction to the United States Congress. Learn about the House of Representatives, length of term and different members of Congress.(Amateur video)
Let's Discover French 1: Se Decrire
This animation, from the Let's Discover French Level 1 course, is aimed at grades 4 and 5, is an introduction to Theme 2, Unit 1. It is Jean-Francois describing himself in French. Jean-Francois introduces himself and tells us his age, his haircolor, and his weight.
Video is entirely in French.
Introduction to Algebra (Part 1)
This is a lesson on introduction to algebra in three parts. This is part 1. Algebra is the study of calcualatin and unknow value in an equation. Larry explains the basics of algebra using examples of problems on a whiteboard and explains the procedure on how to solve the problems.
Intro to Algebra (Part 2)
This is part 2 introduction to algebra. Larry continues with what what was learned in part 1 and part 1 should be watched before proceeding to part 2. Larry explains how to solve an algebra problem using addition on a whiteboard.
Intro to Algebra (Part 3)
Lesson on introduction to algegra part 2. Watch part 1 and 2 before watching this part. Larry continues with solving examples of problems using multiplication on a whiteboard.
Causes of War: The Compromise of 1850
The slavery issue in the new territories came up again in 1850 and this video deals with that and mentions the Underground Railroad and Fugitive Slave Act. However, there is no depth and thus this video is only valuable as a brief introduction.
Simple Definition and Description of Infinitives With Examples
This video is an introduction to infinitives. While this is intended for English as a Second Language learners, it is useful for anyone studying infinitives. A teacher presents a short lecture on infinitives using a white board to give examples.
"The Monkey's Paw" Short Story by W.W. Jacobs - clip: The Sailer's Story
Introduction to the story of The Monkey's Paw. This is the part where the sailor explains the luck of the monkey's paw, but he warns strongly against its use. "Fate rules people's lives, and those who defy it do so to their sorrow!" Would make a good pre-reading video to excite the reader's interest. Color with sound. (2:03 min.)
Snow White, Part 1 of 3
Disney-like animated film, with all the trimmings, of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This is an adaptation from the Grimms' classic fairy tale, part of the series "Simsala Grimm: The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm." Enchanting introduction shows the story is there for us in the pages of a handsome old book. Part 1 of 3 (9:50)
Algebra Math Tips: Order of Operations, Sign Rules, and Words
Excellent video from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for more than eight years. He discusses order of operations, integer sign rules, and specific operation words.
The War of the Roses - Introduction
The video is a brief introduction to the story of George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, Richard III and Edward IV. It sets the causes for the war of the Roses at the end of the 15th century.
The Fall of Rome part 1 - Docudrama Series
Introduction and first part of the BBC Docudrama Series episode. There is battle against barbarians. The batle continues in part 2
The Hunt for Subversives - Red Scare
This video is accompanied by text. "The Korean War and advances in nuclear weaponry by Soviet scientists promoted the rapid spread of anti-Communist sentiment throughout America. Public fears that Communist spies were infiltrating the U.S. government and undermining foreign policy led to the introduction of strict security measures. However, many Americans believed that their traditional freedoms—primarily free speech and the right of political dissent—would erode in the climate of the Cold
We Didn't Start the Fire
This music video gives a very brief history of the United States. The original song "We Didn't Start the Fire" is playing while various pictures are shown on the screen. Pictures are labed with the person/event and date. This video might be a nice introduction to the beginning of a class/unit on US History. Run time 04:44.
The Religious Landscape in America - Introduction
This video is the introduction to an interview that is divided in different parts, presented in separate videos. The person being interviewed, George Gallup Jr, talks about statistics and the different trends in Religion in America nowadays.