Biomes; an Overview
Explore the biomes around the world in this short, computer-animated video. This video will briefly cover the following key concepts: biome similarities and differences, biome boundaries, tundra biome, coniferous forest (Taiga) biome, deciduous forest biome, tropical rainforest biome, grassland biome and desert biome. The video ends will a 10-question, fill-in-the-blank quiz.
How Do Craters Form?
From Dragonfly TV. Vanessa and Chris are crazy about astronomy! They've even made our own telescopes. While looking at the moon one night they noticed just how many craters there are on the moon and could even see differences in the various craters. The question that have to investigate: How do craters form? They began their investigation by putting a deep layer of flour into a cake pan and sprinkling a thin layer of cocoa over that. They found some marbles to act as meteors and got ready
Egyptian Mummy Curse
Was it an ancient curse or mere coincidence that caused the death of
Lord Carnarvon's archaeological team following their discovery of King Tut's grave? This three minute video should be of interest to the student and get them investigating the construction of tombs. Lot's of interesting things happen in this video.
Going Green with Dan Phillips (4 of 4)
A story about Dan Phillips of Phoenix Commotion, a company that helps the working poor build houses out of recycled materials.
A home owner/builder talks about the home she built with the help of her son. Dan Phillips of Phoenix Commotion talks about the construction and destruction of the Bone House.
Thomas Edison, Inventor, Part V
This is an animated biography of Thomas Edison from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 04:44.
ACTUAL Footage of Thomas Edison Talking About the Lightbulb
The video is difficult to understand and it appears 'stretched' but this is ACTUAL footage of Thomas Edison talking about the development of his light bulb!
Wright Brothers Animation-Part 1
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. (04:34)
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
Can a hurricane be weakened? - The Science Of Superstorms - BBC
This video provides insight into the theory that silver idodide can weaken the eye of a hurricane and lessen its force when dropped by a plane over the storm, a technique known as seeding. This is a great video from the BBC documentary The Science of Superstorms.
Introduction to Magnetism
What is a magnet? This video is a great introduction to the concept of magnetism. It explains what magnetism is and how it occurs, and describes five types of magnetism and their properties. (6:14)
Virtual Hip Replacement Animation
Students must make a variety of decisions and even take part in the operation. It is best if the students have a handout with the many terms used. Very realistic.
The Muscular System - by StudyJams
Your muscular system helps your vital organ function, and it also performs another very important job. The muscular system is attached to your skeletal system, and that is what allows you to move! Learn more about your muscular system by watching this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included in this link.
he city that some consider the most beautiful in Poland is slowly regaining its Baroque beauty.
Barack Obama's Inauguration
In this video, Barack Obama takes the presidential oath becoming the 44th U.S. President. (1:09)
This video, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, illustrates some of the traditional activities that connect the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to their past. Activities include traditional dances, the use of traditional instruments such as the Choctaw drum and dance sticks, and participation in games like stickball. Closed captioning is included. (02:17)
Singular and plural of nouns and adjectives in Italian
This video explains gender of nouns and describes how to change a singular noun and adjective to the plural. Entire sentences are also changed from the singular to plural so that the you can see the noun in context of a sentence. There is audio and the words appear written on the screen.
The metabolic pathways that produce energy create important environmental transformations. Although living organisms have diverse ways of meeting their energy needs, there is an amazing similarity between all life forms as they carry out metabolism directed to the construction and use of necessary biological molecules.
One mile long and 600 feet high, the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is a project of epic proportions — and controversy. The dam, completed in 2008, created a vast reservoir extending 370 miles, about the distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco. It brings drinking water to northern China and generates as much electricity as 18 coal-fired power plants. But it has also displaced some two million people and caused widespread flooding, destroying rural villages and cultural treasures.
Rural Women in China
Women in rural China have one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Wu Qing at the Development Center for Rural Women believes that empowering women with the idea of equality, giving them out-of-home work skills, and instilling a sense of social responsibility will increase their feeling of self-worth and improve quality of life. To plant the desire for knowledge, the center also started a grassroots literacy program.
The Great Wall
Built in stages over many centuries, the Great Wall of China stretches
more than 6,400 kilometers, or nearly 4,000 miles through northern
China. China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, began constructing the wall in the 3rd century BC to protect the northern borders of his empire from Mongolians and other nomadic invaders.