Where Do You Get Your Energy
Cells extract energy from sugar to produce ATP, the molecular fuel that powers all life processes. This interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium delves into the processes that enable cells to unlock the energy contained in the foods we consume. We often use the term "energy" as an informal shorthand for our ability to stay alert and complete tasks. In fact, the presence of energy-rich molecules and our cells' ability to obtain, process, and use this energy is critical to life.
Egg Osmosis Lab
Illustrates Osmosis with Eggs, Corn Syrup and Vinegar
In this video they discuss the history of refraction and do some interesting experiments. It also discusses index of refraction, Snell's Law, displacement, and shows the bending of light. Video is good quality and good for all students as review or initial learning of the concept. The video includes closed captioning. Run time 10:03.
Convection Causes Wind: Part II
This demonstration simulates warm air rising and cold air sinking. 9th grade science teacher, Rod Benson, does a step by step, narrative demonstration that includes explanations. Run time 02:05.
How to Make Foam Science Experiment
In this video kids can learn a fun and easy science experiment. Watch as they show you how to make foam. The experiment uses vinegar and baking soda and is an example of a chemical reaction. Run time 01:09.
Compound Subjects - MindBites
This video is an excerpt of a lesson about compound subjects. First, a sentence with a simple subject and predicate is provided. Then, an example of a sentence with a compound subject is shown. The narrator illustrates the sentences with her actions as well as explaining about the subject and predicate.
Prometheus and Pandora
This simple video is narrated and apparently illustrated by a young child. Prometheus was a Titan God who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to human mortals. Zeus punished him, by having him bound to a rock while a great bird ate his liver every day (only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day). Zeus, still angry, then sent Pandora (the first woman), to further punish humans. Pandora had a box she was not supposed to open. She opens it anyway, and when she does a blac
Norse Mythology: The Creation of The World, Part 2 of 2
This episode discusses the conflicts the beings encountered with each other. Video is a series of pictures and illustrations with musical sound track, beautifully narrated by a male with an English accent. Part 2 of 2 (5:24)
Norse Mythology: The Apples of Idunn, Part 1 of 3 The Apples of Idunn, part 1 of 3. The Gods of Asgard owed their continued immortality to the Goddess of Idunn, who cultivated the orchard of the golden apples of eternal life. This is the story of how Idunn and the gold apples were once stolen from Asgard and what the consequences were. Still images of classic and contemporary illustrations and photographs are shown while narration is heard. Video is of good quality and app
The Apples of Idunn, part 1 of 3. The Gods of Asgard owed their continued immortality to the Goddess of Idunn, who cultivated the orchard of the golden apples of eternal life. This is the story of how Idunn and the gold apples were once stolen from Asgard and what the consequences were. Still images of classic and contemporary illustrations and photographs are shown while narration is heard. Video is of good quality and app
"Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" Poem by Robert Frost
This is a live black-and-white video taken by a male adult walking in a light snowfall. There is a person walking in the snow; you can see part of the walker's coat, pants and shoes, and hear the wind blowing. Robert Frost's poem "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" is read in the background. The voice is a little hard to hear and understand at times; the text is not shown. (1:05)
"The Sound Of The Trees" Poem by Robert Frost
This non-narrated slideshow presents photographs and drawings of trees in both color and black-and-white. The words to Robert Frost's poem "The Sound of the Trees" are shown in script, somewhat difficult to read, as piano music by David Nevue plays gently but clearly in the background. (2:50)
"The Fall of the House of Usher," short story by Edgar Allan Poe, abridged
Simply drawn colored illustrations are animated for the Poe's story, "The Fall of the House of Usher." abridged and animated by John Schnall, narrated by Robert Andrews, with sound effects and music Funded in part through a grant by Mobil Corporation (9:58 min.)
"Woman to Child" Poem by Judith Wright
A photographic interpetation of Judith Wright's poem, "Woman to Child." The video is also set to music while the words of the poem cross the screen, with selected images. (2:09)
Our World: Snowflakes
Snowflakes are actually a history of what was happening in the atmosphere as the snowflake formed and fell to the ground. Find out how you can help NASA scientists study different types of snowflakes to learn about the atmosphere and changes in climate. (04:15)
Weather & Meteorology : What Causes Hail?
Hail is formed in large thunderstorms when the clouds are high enough in the sky for the water within them to freeze. Find out how hail is able to grow to the size of a golf ball or softball with help from a meteorologist. Video is short and good quality and is appropriate for elementary level students of grades three through five.
It shows what makes up the atmosphere. It explains the gases the atmosphere contains. It also explains the different layers of the atmosphere, the temperature in each layer, the density of gases, and what happens in each layer. It concludes with a review of the important points. Video is of good quality. It is appropriate for students of all ages.
Bill Nye The Science Guy on The Atmosphere
In this brief clip, Bill Nye explains the layers of the atmosphere. (01:36)
SchoolHouse Rock-The Greatest Show on Earth-Weather
This Schoolhouse Rock video will explain different types of weather and how they form. Some of the key vocabulary words include the following: low pressure, high pressure, wind, and humidity. This is a good teaching resource for a science lesson/unit on climate, weather, etc. and would work well in conjunction with a story on weather. (3:00)
How To Steam Vegetables
This video lists supplies needed and gives step-by-step directions/tips for steaming delicious vegetables. ( 1:26)
Learn English Through Song Lesson 43 Adjectives With --- hearted
Learn English adjectives with heart through the song, "Heart of Gold" by Boney M. Learn English Through Song helps English Second Language (ESL) students study speaking, conversation, vocabulary,
pronunciation, listening and grammar. In this slide show the lyrics
are shown for "Heart of Gold" with explanations of "heart" adjectives. More songs at: learn-to-speak-english-esl.com. Good quality video appropriate for all students, not just ESL.