Introduction to Electricity Uses and Sources
This cartoon video introduces students to electricity, through song and simple animations. "Flip that switch and what do you get?---Electricity! Where do you think it all comes from?" Some of the key vocabulary words include: electricity, magnet, wires, static electricity, currents, circuits, generator, power plant, voltage, and watts. (3:01).
Electricity: Michael Faraday and Others
For a long time, electricity was regarded as a force of nature over which we had no control. Michael Faraday found a breakthrough and developed the electric motors became widespread in industry within the space of a few decades. This video also talks about other scientists and how they added to the understanding of how electricity works. This 14 minute video has good images and covers a great many concepts. A list of the famous scientist mentioned would be a help to students as the names of some
Current Electricity and Electrical Circuits - by StudyJams
Electricity is a form of power that is produced by the movement of electrons. When the flow of electrons is constant, it produces an electrical current. Learn more about electricity with this slide show from StudyJams. Detailed images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Groundhog Day-Punxsutawney Phil
Meet Punxsutawney Phil and his handlers Ben and John. This video gives good facts about Phil's hibernation and eating habits. He likes fruits, almonds, oat bars, etc. This would be a good video to show on Groundhog's Day. Some students may not have background knowledge about groundhogs and this video has great photographs. (1:40)
How To Study | Fundamentals
Studying For Exams Made Simple is an account of the study techniques
used to get A's in exams. Find out how to pass exams using effective
study techniques, study tips and good study habits. This is an eleven minute video that slowly goes over the ways to prepare for tests. An excellent video with plenty of examples. Slow loading due to its length.
Study Tips for Math
Tips to help you with your math studies including not doing too much on outside activities. The four minute video has "hot" tips such as getting a good rest. A talking head video.
History of Memorial Day
This 3:37 video goes through the wars that America has been involved in as the history of Memorial Day is reviewed. This is a good video to show prior to the holiday and to develop an appreciation for what the day stands for. Best used with a handout on the wars and the numbers involved.
Memorial Day Tribute
This is a slideshow tribute, set to music, to the Armed Forces of men and women who have served our country and fought for our freedom. (03:40)
A Short History of Father's Day
This is a short video about the founding of Father's Day in 1909. Father's Day celebrated its 100th anniversary on June, 20, 2010. This skit explains the origin of the day. (02:15)
A school that teaches reindeer herding is featured in this ABC news clip. The video interviews teenagers who attend this co-ed school and their thoughts on why reindeer herding is important. There is some nice video footage of real reindeer. The video could also be used with younger students during the Christmas season or as a compare and contrast between reindeer and regular deer. Run time 01:46.
Writing of Emerson and Thoreau
A series on interviews with professionals about these two authors is the subject of this two hour videos. The speakers discuss the history of the Early Republic, the transcendental
movement, and American intellectual history through the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Emerson pioneered the transcendental movement with his essay Nature. Insights include the energy crisis created at that time by cutting down all the trees for firewood. Comparing and contrasting th
Footage from the European Theater in World War Two
Pictures and other footage from World War Two. No narration. Little value without it as the time, place, and people may be unknown to most students. Of limited value.
World War Two Nazi Concentration Camp Footage
Nazi Original Concentration Camp Footage. This is nearly an hour long.It is quite graphic and probably best used only in brief views for older students. It does not have a narrative for all the footage. It clearly shows what the Germans did to the Jews and the many concentration camps in Germany, Poland, and other countries.
The Story of Nicola Tesla, Part 5 (Re-enactment)
Our lives today are dependent upon a bewildering amount of technology, much of which we take for granted. Indeed, some of that technology is so pervasive that we forget it even is technology.
Perhaps that's one reason why so many have forgotten the name of Serbian-born inventor Nikola Tesla.
Tesla endured a frightening number of injustices during his life. This is a story about Tesla, one of his inventions, and his extraordinary generosity, in hopes that he will not fa
2-D and 3-D Shapes in the Real World
Learn about shapes using real world examples. This video takes the learner on a tour of real world examples of 2D and 3D shapes.
The Numeral Three
Excellent video for young learners about the numeral 3. The slide show features words and images of 3 objects. The words are big enough to be seen in a pre-school classroom. There is no sound--just text and images. Some of the words and images are advanced. The video may have to be stopped to allow the students time to see the relationships. (3:35)
The Number One
This is a slide show with many different things representing the number ONE. There are many picture representations such as dice, a dot, and a one-year-old baby. There is no sound, only the image and text. The slide show takes around 03:00- 05:00 minutes depending on the speed the teacher spends on each slide.
Glaciers Shape Our Earth
It is difficult to imagine a time when great masses of ice covered most of our continent. The ice, more than 2 miles thick, moved slowly as it carved out the land. This video uses images and narration to help explain how glaciers have helped shape our Earth. Run time 03:45.
Third grade students from Deans Mill School explain how to make inferences while reading. This is a very kid friendly video that clearly shows the process of inferencing as a comprehension skill. (05:37)
Hubble Telescope Uses Algebra
NASA Connect Segment explaining the design and upkeep of the Hubble Space telescope. Also explains how algebra is used with the telescope.