Hurricanes: New Tools for Predicting
Hurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities on August 29, 2005, provided the worst kind of reminder of the importance of accurate hurricane prediction — and of heeding those predictions. This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW a year before Katrina struck, describes the current state of research into what causes hurricanes and how scientists are now able to "see" inside the storms in their ongoing efforts to more accurately predict both the path and int
Hurricane Structure and Rotation Pattern
An average hurricane lasts more than a week and has an average diameter of over 300 kilometers. (01:09)
Johannes Vermeer; A Slideshow
Perhaps best known for his painting, 'Girl With a Pearl Earring', Vermeer was an artist who painted Dutch interiors with a focus on light. This video is a slideshow of his work set to classical music. (1:19)
Mission Magnetism: Opposites Attract
Life's a Lab Science Club: Floating Paper Clips, Magnetic Paint, Cow Magnets, Diggin' for Iron, Mapping Magnetic Fields, Wand Magnet Compass, Money Smoothies, and Eddy Current Tubes.
This is a 9 minute video of an afterschool program where various experiments and discussions are conducted using magnets... Teacher's explanations are sometimes difficult to hear.
Why Do Magnets Stick to Things?
This is a brief exploration of magnets and magnetic fields. The narration is accompanied by still images. The video gives the California standards for this topic. (2:21)
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)
The Jamestown Colony
Before the arrival of the English, the Spanish influence in the New World extended from the Chesapeake Bay to the tip of South America. Spanish possessions included the developing cities of Mexico, Peru, and Cuba. Along the northern edge of Spain’s land were small missions and “presidios” or fortresses that stretched from the Atlantic coast, ran along the Gulf of Mexico and extended into the plains of Texas and the Rio Grande River valley. In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh took on one of the fir
The Jamestown Colony
In spite of themselves, some of the first colonists in the United States survived many hardships.
The Earth's Landforms
This is a powerpoint presentation by a teacher about the landforms of the Earth. Continental drift is a featured idea. (References to a textbook are made throughout but it doesn't hurt the quality of the video.) Google maps are included.
The Persian Empire
WatchMojo presents a continued, brief (one-minute) look at one of history's greatest empires. Some clips are courtesy of the History Channel.
Names of Three-Dimensional Figures
Learn names of three dimension shapes. In this lesson three dimension figures are looked at and explained. In this lesson learn their names and see what they look like. More lessons at: http://www.MathWithLarry.com
John Denver's Plant a Tree for Tomorrow Song
John Denver's 2 minute public service announcement for the National Arbor Day Foundation, featuring the song "Plant a Tree" Photos capture the beauty and wonder of trees and the togetherness shared around and within them.
A 2:42 video that shows the major geographical land forms of India as well as other elements that shape this land. No narration as all information is conveyed by graphics. A good overview.
Leavening: How it Works When Baking
This five minute video is very good for life skills class. It shows why some cookies stay flat and some rise? This video is about chemical leavening agents. An excellent video. Run time 05:17.
What Causes the Seasons on Earth?
This video uses computer animation to explain seasons and what causes the Seasons on Earth. Run time 1:02
Special Education Teaching : Teaching Strategies in Special Education
In special education, the standard course of study should be modified and simplified to help kids with special needs to remember. Learn about research-based instructional programs that are used to teach reading in special education with help from a special education teacher in this video (01:39) on teaching strategies in special education.
Expert: Julie Peebles
Bio: Julie Peebles graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in special education and l
The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Part 2 of
Animated cartoon with subtitles. This BBC animated version of the great classic by Shakespeare brings his words to life. Animation brings these stories to younger students. It uses Shakespeare's words and has the words at the bottom of the screen. Educators can pause the film to discuss the different passages. Suitable for older middle school and high school students. (5:19)
Moments (Part 2) - Khan Academy
Two more moment problems. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification.(13:50)
Physics with Mr. Noon: Electric Current, Part 2
The instructor gives more classroom demonstrations dealing with electric current, voltage, resistance, and Ohm's Law. The classroom is dark because the instructor is using a projector in a darkened room.
How Things Work : How Is Electricity Generated?
Electricity is generated by introducing conducting wire, usually copper or aluminum, to a magnetic field. Learn more about how electricity is generated from a math and science teacher, Steve Jones. (03:02)