Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye: The Science of Materials
Everything around us is made out of some kind of material, and there are many different types--metals, woods, and plastics--and many varieties of each. In the program, Bill Nye shares the history and technology of some of the most common materials we encounter. Many are the building blocks of our homes, buildings, cars, toys, and furniture. Without them, our lives would be significantly different.
Magnetism - by StudyJams
Magnetism is the property of attracting iron. A magnetic object's magnetic force is how strong that attraction is. Magnetic fields are the areas where the magnetic force will work. Magnets also have opposite poles, negative and positive. Learn more about magnetism with this slide show from StudyJams. Detailed images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Chanting and enchanting animals - Chap. 3/6 This video discusses disguises, colors and other tricks animals use. Video looks at frogs and the way protect themselves from predators, changing color, looking bigger, or emitting a sticky substance. It discusses how some frogs don’t need to hide because they are poisonous. The different feet of frogs and toads are another adaptation to their environment. Good quality video for students of any age from second grade on up.THe video could easily be used for
This video discusses disguises, colors and other tricks animals use. Video looks at frogs and the way protect themselves from predators, changing color, looking bigger, or emitting a sticky substance. It discusses how some frogs don’t need to hide because they are poisonous. The different feet of frogs and toads are another adaptation to their environment. Good quality video for students of any age from second grade on up.THe video could easily be used for
Red-Backed Salamander Facts
Red-backed salamanders are terrestrial and live in deciduous forests. Discover facts about red-backed salamanders with information from a published biologist. Suitable for all grades. (02:22)
Sydney travels just outside the city to meet Matt Reilly, former President of the International Federation of American Homing Pigeon Fanciers, to learn more about how to train and raise homing pigeons.
The Horned Lizard
In this video from Outdoor Nevada, Brian Wignall describes some of the unique characteristics of horned lizards. Horned lizards display unique adaptations that enable them to live in this hot, dry desert climate. The video examines the horned lizard as it hunts for food, and demonstrates how it relies on both camouflage and behavioral strategies to deter predators. Closed captioning included. 04:32.
A Brief History Presidents and Events
Final Review Video. AP U.S. History. This is an excellent, if not quick review of what happened during the presidential terms up to Clinton . This could be used to make notecards,an illustrated timeline, or to make a list of important events to learn for grades four and up. Not much depth.
Five Facts about China
Five Facts about China - Learn about dinosaur fossils in China, the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule, dolphins in the Yangtze River, the Kashgar bazaar and the study of Confucius' teachings in schools.This five minute video offers students a chance to expand their understanding of the geography and history of China. Good images.
photos of children around the world
This video shows glimpses of children around the world, with a song by Tim Janis, in support of CROP Hunger Walks. The song is sung by school children in Kenya.
Inca Mummies: Secrets of the Lost World
Trek with archaeologists through the Andes and unearth the secrets of the Inca.
10 Ways the World Will End: The Big Freeze
How the ocean and its salt content can change the weather patterns and a climate change that impacts the Earth. The impact could go on for decades. Good video for a discussion.
How to Measure the Rapid Climate Change on Earth
Learn about what we do about the rapid climate changes. In this video you will also learn more about what the atmospheric radiation measurement program does. (07:47)
Wetpaint Wikis in Plain English
video describes creating simple wikis on wetpaint.com.
What is a Wiki?
A short explanation of what wikis are and how they can be used to coordinate a group. A wiki can be used to coordinate information-everyone can change what apears on the webpage by using an edit and save button. (3:52)
How Does Your Memory Work? Pt.3
See how mental time travel (via our memories) is a critical part of the human experience. Memory gives us the ability to plan and think in abstract ways.
President Coolidge, 1st Presidential Film (1924)
News coverage of President Coolidge as he speaks outside reading from paper notes.
Billie Holiday singing "I cried for you"
This tune became Billie's biggest hit for the Brunswick recording company. Avarage sales of the Holiday recordings with Teddy Wilson would be in the 3.000 mark. However this one sold more than 15.000 78's. The Johnny Hodges saxophone solo became a sample for every saxophonist and Billie's version was just as good. One of the reason's this did so well could be in the fact that this one of the first standards she recorded. The tune had been around since 1923 and in the public mind.
Wright Brothers, Part II
This is an animated biography of the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) and their first 'controlled' flight from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 4:32
How to Make a Cloud
Crazy Chris shows us how to make clouds and teaches us about Cloud Formation in this brief clip from So Cool Science. For this experiment you will need a pop bottle, a lighter, a piece of paper, and an adult. Audio quality is low but it is still easy to understand the experiment. However, audio quality improves when Chris gives an explanation for the experiment. Run time 03:01.
Marie Curie Biography, Part IV
This is an animated biography of Marie Curie, a pioneer in the field of radioactivity, from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 05:47.