Red-Backed Salamander Facts
Red-backed salamanders are terrestrial and live in deciduous forests. Discover facts about red-backed salamanders with information from a published biologist. Suitable for all grades. (02:22)
Walking Through the Zoo Song - Signing Time
This song talks about a trip to the zoo and many different animals you might see there. The singer uses sign language to name the different animals and the animals are shown on the screen as well.
Giant crocodiles of the past may still be stalking the earth. Experts provide evidence of past crocodiles much larger than those roaming the earth today. Short, one minute clip.
Basic Spanish Vocabulary - Places
In this video you will see and hear the Spanish words for places that you might go. The video contains Spanish audio and shows English translations on the screen along with pictures that represent the words.
This clip provides an introduction to Spanish Vocabulary. The English words are shown alongside the Spanish words.
In this video you can learn some basic english to spanish translations.
Spanish Accents Rules
This video explains rules for stress on syllables and written accents. The instructor teaches two simple rules. (1) When a word ends in A,E,I O, U, N, or S then stress the second-to-last syllable. (2) When the word ends in L, Z, D, or R then stress on the final syllable. Several examples are provided. The video is in lecture format with an instructor standing in front of a map with words occasionally written at the bottom of the screen. Run time 05:09.
Giant Freshwater Stingray
Unknown to science until 1990, the giant freshwater stingray is an elusive creature that inhabits deep rivers in Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and northern Australia. See one of these amazing creatures and learn information about it in this video. Run time 0:53.
Everyone enjoys a good back scratch now and then, even orcas will take a break to rub their backs on kelp and pebbles. Run time 01:33.
Humpback Whale Feeding
Professional video discusses the typical diet and behavior of humpback whales. Shows singing and slapping behaviors. Grades 5-12. 2:58 min.
The Narwhal and it's Tooth
Learn the truth behind a mystical creature that lives under the Arctic ice. The creature in this video is the Narwhal. It is a mysterious whale that not many people are even aware exists. In this video, we learn about the horn of this amazing creature and what it's purpose really is. Very kid friendly video that uses language that anyone can understand.
Killer Whale Ears
In this video, you will find out what's causing killer whales to jump out of the water. Wild Detectives presents great information in a fun and interesting way for children of all ages. You are sure to find out some things that you didn't already know about killer whales by watching this video.
Orcas are often called wolves of the sea because they hunt in packs, cooperatively herding fish into a tight circle. They stun the corralled fish by slapping them with their tails and then eat them one by one. On average, a killer whale eats 500 lbs. of food every day. Run time 0:52.
To communicate and socialize, orcas raise their tails high and slap them down on the surface of the water, which is called lob-tailing. They also use a beautiful and complex language of clicks and whistles, which mothers teach to their offspring. Resident pods even have their own unique dialects
Mother & Son
Orcas have a close-knit family structure and most stay with their mothers throughout life. The Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island photographs the dorsal fins of each whale as a way of identifying them and keeping track of the different pods. They estimate that the matriarch of one of the families is more than 90 years old.
Spyhopping is when orcas vertically propel themselves halfway out of the water and stay there for a moment, akin to a human treading water. They do this to sneak a peek at their surroundings above the surface - most commonly for food, but also just to see how close they are to shore. No narration. Run time 0:48.
What is the Spyhop?
What Is The Spyhop? Watch this cool video from explore.org and see the Orca Whales jumping and “hopping” out of the water. This fun move allow them to shoot themselves halfway out of the ocean and then stay still, treading water. This allows them to see if any tasty meals are around, and also to learn their location and where they are in relation to the shore line. Watch and learn all about the Spyhop! No narration. Video is set to music with information written at the bottom of the screen
Guardians of the Sea: Orcas
Dr. Paul Spong of Orca Lab studies orca linguistics. Ken Balcomb of the
Center for Whale Research discovered the impact that navy sonar was
having on whales. Meet the world's leading experts on orcas.
ABC Disco Song
This video is a disco version of the traditional ABC song. The beat is disco, but the melody is traditional. The video shows each letter as it is sung with various disco images and scenes interspersed. The video is short and fun.
The Count Counts to Ten!
This is a very brief video of the Count from Sesame street counting to ten. This video 'counts' the guests of Sesame Street.