Wetpaint Wikis in Plain English
video describes creating simple wikis on wetpaint.com.
Subtraction with Regrouping - by StudyJams
To find the difference between two numbers, sometimes you have to regroup, or borrow, from another number. Learn how to subtract using regrouping with this step-by-step, interactive video from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Create a Green Roof, Cool a City
Inspirational video showing the benefits of creating green roofs, gardens on roof tops. In this video we look at two of New York's most impressive green roofs to find out how they can help cities cool off and clean up. At a state of the art research station on the roof of Silvercup Studios in Queens, Riverwired's Pulse talks to green roof specialist Leslie Hoffman about how a few plants can reduce water pollution, cool an "urban heat island" by 100 degrees, and improve air quality.(4:59)
Shape and Pattern Rap
A fun shape and pattern rap accompanied by pictures of young children. The rap describes attributes of squares, triangles and rectangles. Examples of patterns in children's clothing and in the classroom are shown.
Basic Math - Number Patterns
Studying number patterns is important for two reasons. First, they help one better understand the concepts of arithmetic and provide a basis for understanding the concepts of more complex mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, calculus). Second, pattern recognition is a useful problem-solving skill, both in mathematics and in real-world situations. Patterns involving odd and even numbers are investigated. Patterns in multiples of certain numbers lead to an understanding of divisibility rules. Seque
Martin Van Buren Photos of Gravesite
Actual still photos of Martin Van Buren's grave. Produced by presidentialgraves.org
Martin Van Buren
This is a film documentary about New York's Martin Van Buren from the 2008 WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard'. Van Buren.
Learn Italian - The Alphabet
This is a review of the 21-letter Italian alphabet (which is very similar to the English alphabet). (01:23) The alphabet may be said a little too quickly for beginning learners - it may help to pause and repeat the letters. This is a clip from a larger segment.
President James Garfield
Garfield's presidency was cut short by his untimely assassination in 1881. Although his was a short time in office, James Garfield left a lasting impression in United States history in his short tenure in office.
Coal formation and exploitation in Western Canada - TVO
The video describes the formation and the methods of exploiting coal beds in Western Canada. Includes a description of the geological record contained in the Wapamin swamp. geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and rebroadcasted in 1986. Provided by mineguy101. The information is good but production quality is quite dated. Run time 06:07
Tombs of Ancient Egypt
They built the pyramids as tombs for their pharaohs, but the ancient Egyptians weren't obsessed with death. This is a background into the causes of the life after death belief and why the culture developed around this belief.
Amelia Earhart Biography
This video is about the aviator, Amelia Earhart. There are video clips that reveal her personality. She became one of the greatest female pilots of the twentieth century. She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928 and the first person to have flown both oceans. In 1937, at the height of her career she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the glove from the equator. This is a good video to show students the rewards of risk taking and the consequences. A good vid
Wright Brothers, Part III
This is an animated biography of the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) and their first 'controlled' flight from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 04:21.
Wright Brothers, Part IV
This is an animated biography of the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) and their first 'controlled' flight from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
Beginning History of Flight
Vintage black-and-white documentary which has actual footage of the Wright Brothers home, their workshop, and their first 12-second 'powered' flight. Run time 06:29.
This is a segment tracing the history of human flight. 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 become critical thinkers and active problem solver
One hundred and five years ago, humans first took flight. It was the inventive, creative minds of two Ohio brothers that made it possible. We know their names, but what else can we learn from the Wright Brothers? We hear from Tom Crouch, from the Smithsonian Institution and author of The Bishop's Boys.
Copernicus and Galileo
Copernicus was ridiculed by his peers and Galileo was found guilty of heresy by the Catholic church for their views that the Sun (not the Earth) was the center of the Solar System. The video has a fascinating account of Galileo's observations of Venus. Run time 05:06.
Galileo: The Renaissance Man
This is a very general take on the biography of Galileo. It is an easy to follow retelling of some of the major events in the life of Galileo. This appears to be a student-made project, but quality is fairly good for a student project. Run time 06:16.
Galileo and the Telescope
This video describes how free thinker Galileo took others ideas and turned them around. He used these ideas to help him create the telescope and use it as a tool that has taught us much about outer space.