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.
What the Ancients Knew: Roads of Ancient Rome
A good video showing how the Romans and their slaves fitted stones and ditches to make their roads last. Sudents would benefit from a map of Italy and the road network that was created in Roman times. Run time 01:00
How to Make an Outline.com
This 1:30 minute video gives examples of how to do an outline. However, the speaker does say it isn't for every project of for every student so a teacher needs to address the speaker's remarks. Does who an outline, but it is sophisticated.
A Black Hole - Cygnus X-1
The blue supergiant star, HDE 226868, is locked in an orbit with a black hole - Cygnus X-1. If you have a small telescope it is possible to see this interesting star. The black hole is not visible but its companion star is. This system is located in the constellation Cygnus, The Swan. The video explains where to look. It is possible to capture an image of this star with an SLR digital camera, Nikon, Canon and others produce cameras capable of long time exposures. The video also demonstrates usin
The Positive Side of Black Holes - BBC Science
Some scientists believe that black holes may have played an important role in the creation of the universe in this interesting video from BBC science show 'Supermassive Black Holes'.
7 Wonders of Utah: The Salt Lake Temple and Tabernacle StandardNET Live video. Video gives a history of the Salt Lake Temple and Tabernacle. Video discusses how the Salt Lake Temple was built and how important it is to the state. Video also discusses how many people and countries were involved in the building of the Temple. The Temple was not open until 40 years after it was begun. Video is of good quality. Video is appropriate for elementary and middle school. (2"04)
StandardNET Live video. Video gives a history of the Salt Lake Temple and Tabernacle. Video discusses how the Salt Lake Temple was built and how important it is to the state. Video also discusses how many people and countries were involved in the building of the Temple. The Temple was not open until 40 years after it was begun. Video is of good quality. Video is appropriate for elementary and middle school. (2"04)
Learn German Vegetables
Learn the German words for vegetables. You will hear the words in German and see the German word on the screen and then the word in English will appear on the screen. This is great for beginning language learners.
Rick Lavoie: Social Skills & LD
Rick Lavoie talks about the importance of teaching a child with LD the necessary social skills to build solid friendships. (5:55)
A Call To Action For The Forest
A short video about the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic in Colorado and a proposal to save some trees in the wild. Run time 13:37
Daylight Saving Time
This video uses computer animation, simple narration, and humor to help explain why we have daylight saving time. It also addresses the history behind it all and how it relates to our days and seasons. Run time 02:55.
Amazing and Unusual Insects
Slide show with music will show you lots of strange and amazing insects. Wide assortment of specimens.All images are labeled with the name of the insect. Music is for older students but images could be used with younger students as well. Grades K-12. 5:39.
English Vocabulary Lessons-Insects
This video helps to improve English vocabulary and pronunciation. This video focuses on insects. A matching picture(ladybug, dragonfly, butterfly, etc.) is shown as the commentator states the picture. This is good resource for English as Second Language Learners, our youngest learners (insect unit), and our special education students (2:10).
Planar X-Rays Images
Man is having X-rays take of his skull. The radiologist explains what is happening at each step, and then describes how the X-ray images are produced. Grades 5-12. Includes closed captioning. 2:46 min.
Carl Sagan on Human Brain
In this video, which is suitable for older middle-school and high school students, Carl Sagan discusses the human brain.
Breakdown of Blood Retinal Barrier In Diabetic Retinopathy
Description of how the retinal pigmented epithelial cells maintain the barrier between blood and the retinal tissue. Simple animation with text and computer generated narration. Grades 9-12. 1:13 min.
The True Story Of The Three Little Pigs (Teaching Point of View)
The true story of the three little pigs. Alexander T. Wolf tells his part of the story. He says he’s really a nice guy.