Clouds and Precipitation by StudyJams
Clouds are made of water vapor and dust. When the water gets too heavy, it falls back to the Earth. Clouds are named according to their shape, such as cumulous, or puffy, stratus, or blanketed, and cirrus, or high and cold. Learn more about the types of clouds with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music with information written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Life Cycle of a Hurricane
This video delivers a dynamic presentation on the development and evolution of hurricanes. Run time 59:59
How a Hurricane is Born - The Science Of Superstorms
A fascinating look at how a little girl walking in the sand of the African desert could cause a hurricane 4000 miles away in the USA. Some scenes may be too unsettling for very young children. Suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
What are Hurricanes?
The narrator discusses hurricanes in a clear terms. The narration is accompanied by appropriate still images.
Learn about hurricanes, how they form and what you can do to stay safe in this short, computer-animated video. Key concepts include: hurricane formation, hurricanes over water, hurricanes over land, tropical storms, meteorologists, hurrican watches, hurricane warmings, hurricane safety, and hurricane classification.
How Hurricanes are born from NASA
A downloadable video that shows how hurricanes are born by following the birth of Isabel from Africa to the United States. Needs some vocabulary to be fully understood. Also needs a large class map to help follow the video. Good explanation of how warm and cold ocean waters impact hurricanes. Effective video best downloaded.
Hurricane Katrina: Extreme Video
Storm Chaser Mike Theiss and Jim Reed takes you up close and personal with Hurricane Katrina. Note the sound and the alarms going off. Shows both inside and outside. Gets the students attention and shows the powerful nature of weather. Taken from televison news show. The two men are interviewed as well (Running Time 4:56).
Slideshow About Katrina Damage on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
These before and after photos are breathtaking in their views of what a hurricane can do to even the most stout structures. There is also a slide that shows the force of the wind as it moved through the area. These could be used in conjunction with a Google Earth photo showing the area's landforms. Students can use these to gain an understanding of elevation as well as a lesson on hurricanes and hurricane preparation.
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)
Learn about the Jamestown Colony in Jamestown, Virginia. The first colonists to come to America survived....learn how!
Jamestown Settlement Discovered - VOA Story
A Treasure Trove of History Long believed washed away, archeologists have found the original Jamestown settlement and are digging up more than they expected. Run time 03:10.
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.
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.