Dorie Dilts, the star of P.G. Kain's hit book series "The Social Experiments of Dorie Dilts" shows you how to take a few simple household items to create eye-popping Milk Fireworks. She also explains clearly what causes the milk fireworks to occur. A fun and easy experiment involving chemical reactions.
Making Paper Mache with Curious George
The children use newspaper strips, glue, water, and flour to make paper mache bowls. The two teams used two different recipes to make their bowls and then compared the results. The students measured using 1 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1/4 cup so the art activity could also be used for a measurement unit.
Crayfish Dissection - Internal Anatomy
Identifies key features of the internal anatomy of a crayfish, using an actual dissected specimen. Would make a good pre-lab or post-lab review. The video uses lecture format (for background information) along with a lab demonstration. 9:46 min.
Cow Eye Dissection
This interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium delves into the structure and function of the vertebrate eye. Follow a videotaped dissection of a cow eye and then compare and contrast what you've seen with an interactive diagram of the human eye.
Taste Buds is a hands-on, live action food adventure series for kids that encourages them to think about what they eat and explore cool foods from the world around them. Viewers learn and laugh as the Taste Buds hosts cook up kid-tailored recipes and go on fun food adventures. Taste Buds mixes heaps of laughs and spoonfuls of fun with positive messages about healthy eating, kitchen safety and environmental responsibility. Most importantly, Taste Buds lets kids be creative in the kitchen and beyo
Touch and Vision
In this episode of the human senses, they explore the two most highly used senses, touch and vision. In this video they test the amazing things we do with our eyes, how we can instantly spot attractive people in a crowded room, and how our eyes guide us around the world with astonishing accuracy. When it comes to touch they reveal why we love the feel of some things and loath others. Discover what our skin
Shanghai, situated on the banks of the Yangtze River, is China's largest city. It has a population of around 20 million people and includes one of the world's busiest ports. Our guide, environmentalist Wen Bo, comments on the challenge China faces today in balancing growth with the need for ecological conservation.
How to Publish a Children's Picture Book
Publish a children's picture book by being persistent and researching what books are out there to learn what publishers are gravitating towards. Learn more about publishing children's books with tips from a writing instructor. (2:36)
Kindergarten Pre-Writing Lesson: Questions and Answers
This video is a pre-writing lesson for Kindergarten students. It uses the Dr. Seuss book "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" to help the students form a sentence about Dr. Seuss. Instead of a declarative sentence, this time the students write a question instead, ending it with a question mark.
Teaching Word Choice
This video talks about how to use Kidspiration to help students with word choice. It refers to commonly overused words as "bad words". Kidspiration uses a word guide feature to help students select synonyms for overused words.
Inside Writing Communities Grades 3-5
This video workshop for elementary school teachers uses classroom
footage to demonstrate how a writing workshop approach motivates
intermediate students and helps them become proficient and independent writers. Ten teachers from across the country model teaching strategies and share reflections on their practice. Six nationally known experts in writing instruction comment on teaching and using the writing workshop approach with upper elementary students. The package includes eight
Teaching Children How to Write a Book
Teaching children to write a book can trigger their creativity
and offer an outlet other than visual art for them to express
themselves and their worlds. Teach children to write books using prompts or guidelines with advice from a writing specialist in this video.
How to Draw Comic Book Characters
How to Draw Comic Book Characters. Drawing comic book characters is a quick moving video that shows the basic of drawing such figures. It is best used if the students can follow with their own paper and pencil. May need to be replayed a few times.
J.K. Rowling: A Year in Her Life, Part 5 of
Rowling is one of the most popular authors of this era. This documentary chronicles a year in this author's life. She signs 1,7009 copies of her book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, in London. Narrated by a male Englishman, with interview clips of the author. (9:49)
J. K. Rowling Documentary - Stars - [BroadbandTV]
In the mid 90s Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was your average
secretary living from paycheck to paycheck. She was a single mother
with a head full of ideas and dreams of becoming a writer.
Her perseverance and unique ability to bring out the child in everyone has now not only made her rich but also made her one of the best-selling authors in the world.
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series followed a yo
Henry David Thoreau and Walden Pond
A film documentary showing video footage of his home at Walden Pond, with selections of the book read by a male narrator, with woodwind instrumentation (just a little too loud) in the background. Includes illustrations from primary documents of the time. Relates this work to contemporary philosophers and peacemakers. (4:12)
El Gran Granero Rojo (The Big Red Barn) Read in Spanish
In this video, a Spanish translation of the book "The Big Red Barn" by Margaret Wise Brown, is read by a Spanish student. The video does not show the pages that she is reading
Learn the Greek language by reading the English-Greek translations as actors walk through each lesson in the latest Greek textbook by Papaloizos Publications, "Modern Greek." Greek videos offer learning solutions similar to Rosetta Stone, with modern accounts of activities and words played out by screen actors, and translated in both Greek and English. Written by Greek professor and historian, Dr Theodore Papaloizos, the book "Modern Greek" teaches the language in easy, comprehensible terms that
Interview with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Part 3)
In this section Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, winner of the ASPCA Roger Caras Award, answers the question, "Shiloh is included on the recommended book list for many school districts and is assigned reading for many students each year. What are your thoughts about the wide appeal of Shiloh and the impact you have made with this book for countless children...and animals?" In her answer happy about the impact the books have had. She also commented that one teacher told her how children who have been abu
Marc Brown Interview
Interview is about the book called "Born to Read" he collaberated on about a boy who loves to read. It is about the wonderful, magical things he can do because he can read. Marc Brown does the illustrations, in painting.