Electron Configurations, Part I
This is an introduction to using the periodic table to determine electron configurations. Instructor uses his computer screen and different colors to educate students. Instructor says this video series introduces information covered in a first-year high school course in chemistry.
What is Erosion?
Erosion is the process of wearing away the lands surface. The four major causes of erosion that are addressed in this video are water, wind, ice, and gravity. Other key vocabulary words include: splash erosion, rill erosion, sheet erosion, dust storms, glaciers, land slides, and weathering. Run time 02:02.
Earthquake Country; Seismic Waves
There are other segments of this series on WatchKnow. This is the 'Earthquake Country' series which is suitable for middle school and high school students. Through live-action demonstrations and vivid animations, Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Abbott shows how faults capable of large earthquakes lie beneath most of the area, posing great risk to the millions of people living in earthquake country. Animations
The Ocean's Current Impact on Weather
This 1:47 video uses graphics and a narrator to explains how the ocean conveyor belt and how it has affected the Earth's climate and landscape over centuries.
This segment of the Ocean Odyssey series describes ocean topography and where oil seepage comes from. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to be
Palau Underwater Video
Great underwater pictures from Palau- February 2007
Exploring Oceans: Bermuda
The waters around Bermuda host a liquid jungle of creatures that exist in floating forests of golden brown sargassum seaweed. Deep within its waters live bioluminescent deep-sea creatures, reminiscent of comets, suns, and stars. (03:30)
The Galapagos were Darwin's laboratory for the study of the origins of life. See the amazing creatures he studied in 1835 - giant tortoises, sea turtles, flightless cormorants, iguanas, and penguins. Produced by National Geographic. Run time 04:47.
Compare and Contrast Warm and Cold Fronts
In weather, fronts are defined as the boundaries between different air masses. Depending on the direction of movement and the characteristics of the air involved, different types of fronts form. In this visualization from McDougal Littell/TERC, see movement of warm and cold fronts as well as the characteristic clouds that are generated by each.
Plato Part 2
Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher. Credited as one
of the founders of Western philosophy, in reality he is an enigmatic
figure known only through other people's accounts. It is Plato's
dialogues that have largely created today's impression of him.
Structure of DNA
Basic structure of DNA molecule. The video uses color animation with narration. 1:28 min.
This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Animal Pathfinders" examines the life history of the sea turtle, from its solitary habits at sea to its reliance upon beach habitats for breeding and egg-laying. This video is a great example of animal instinct. Closed captioning included. Run time 01:43.
Evolution Ep4: The Evolutionary Arms Race (4/6)
Explore our own spiraling arms race with microorganisms -- the only real threat to our existence -- and trace the alarming spread of resistance among pathogens that cause disease.This documentary is suitable for high school grades. Run time 09:02.
Ask the Expert: Meteors
Ask the Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, goes to the park to see if anyone has any questions. A boy in the park asks, “How fast does meteorite moves in space?” He explains that meteor moves through space and if you find it on the ground then it is a meteorite. Sometimes the speed is 10-15 miles per second. He then shows the children friction and explains how the atmosphere protects us from meteorites.
History of the Mennonites Part 1
A look at the origins of the Mennonite faith.
Veggie Tales - Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler prt 2 This video shows the value of friendship and of being considerate of others. The main feature stars Larry the Cucumber as Sheerluck Holmes and his sidekick Bob the Tomato as Watson; together they are London's crack crime-solving team. But Sheerluck starts to take credit for all the duo's achievements, leaving Watson to stew in his own juices. When Watson sulks off, Sheerlock faces just what a pickle t
This video shows the value of friendship and of being considerate of others. The main feature stars Larry the Cucumber as Sheerluck Holmes and his sidekick Bob the Tomato as Watson; together they are London's crack crime-solving team. But Sheerluck starts to take credit for all the duo's achievements, leaving Watson to stew in his own juices. When Watson sulks off, Sheerlock faces just what a pickle t
Where to Practice for the ACT & SAT for Free
This informative video features information from Brian Leaf, M.A., who is the author of McGraw-Hill's 'Top 50 Skills for SAT/ACT Success' series. (Note: A small ad appears before the video starts.)
Five Paragraph Essay
This video demonstrates a step by step guide on writing a five paragraph essay. Overall this video is a good introduction to essay writing and would be good to use as a guide for writing essays. The audio throughout this video is not always the highest quality, making it difficult to understand what is being taught at times. At the end, a few tips and tricks for essay writing are presented.
BrainingCamp online middle school math software features rich and engaging content that enables students to apply their knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems.
A History of the Popes chapter 1 part 4
A continuation of the History of the Popes series.