Four Fur Feet, picture book by Margaret Wise Brown
Book by Brown, with illustrations by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard, enhanced with guitar music, singing, and some overlaid photographic animation. A rhythmic chant about an appealing animal. "Oh, he walked around the world on his four fur feet, his four fur feet, his four fur feet....and never made a sound-O." Sunny illustrations in paintbox colors show his travels as he pads along a river, past a railroad, out into the country where he eventually dreams peacefully about the round world. It's a
A Variety of Hummingbirds
The featherweights of the bird world, hummingbirds are native to South America, where flowers are abundant and in bloom year round. There are over 300 species of hummingbirds with varying tails, beaks, head plumes, and colorations. This video segment from Nature introduces viewers to several species of hummingbirds. Run time 02:45.
Utopian Movement in the USA
This video is accompanies by text. "A number of cooperative communities were launched in the 1800s as experiments in alternative social organizations and Christian living according to scriptural interpretations. This was not a new phenomenon in the New World. The Jamestown colonists, the Puritans, the Quakers, and others had all made the difficult and dangerous voyage across the sea in order to live by their own beliefs.
Reformers in the aftermath of the Second Great Awakening sought
Reformation Series #4 - George Whitefield
George Whitefield was one of the greatest Reformation preachers of the eighteenth century. Traveling from England to the New World Colonies (U.S.A.) and Scotland repeatedly he became known as the Grand Itinerant. He was one of the preachers who were a part of the revival known as the "Great Awakening." Words are written on the screen, song: The Mark of A Man of God, by Steve Camp.
The Puritan Religion
As the Puritans migrated from England to the New World, they had a clear vision of what their churches should be like. Membership was restricted to those who could present evidence that they had experienced “saving grace.” This most often included a compelling description of some extraordinary experience that indicated intimate contact with God. Only those who could submit this proof were considered “visible saints” and allowed full membership in the church. In the early seventeenth cent
Protestant Reformation - History and Impact
When Martin Luther accused the Catholic Church of ninety-five abuses, in 1517, his actions started a societal revolution, not just a religious reformation. This video, from the BBC, explains how significantly that movement changed the world. (54:58)
The Largest Flower in the World; Titan Arum
In this video, suitable for all grades, David Attenborough looks at one of the largest flowering plant in the world, if not THE largest flowering plant. Wouldn't you think a plant this large would emit a wonderful fragrance? It is sometimes called a Corpse Flower because the smell is that of a rotting corpse.
Our Flowering World - and Introduction to Flowers
Links to electromagnetic waves video instead of video about how flowers come in many shapes and sizes, and that they play a vital role in the natural world. Their purpose is reproduction. (1:22)
Join Nana as she explains water flow and how flowers drink. She uses a long stem carnation, food coloring, water and glasses to demonstrate how flowers "drink" their nutrients. Nana also addresses the xylem and phloem inside the stem of the flower. The Kids Know It movies bring your student on a fun and interactive journey through the world around us. Run time 06:55
Costa Rica Cloud Forest
Costa Rica is a world leader in ecotourism. Images and video from Costa Rica's cloud forests. Images of tree ferns, bullet ants, Stained Glass Palms, leaf cutter ants and cloud forest vistas.
Conserving the Canopy
Called "the queen of canopy research," Nalini Nadkarni explores the rich, vital world found in the tops of trees. A unique ecosystem of plants, birds and monkeys thrives in the treetops of the rainforest. Nalini Nadkarni explores these canopy worlds -- and shares her findings with the world below, through dance, art and bold partnerships. Run time 16:27.
The tropical rainforests of the world are home to thousands of species of plants and animals -- including many that remain undiscovered by scientists. This video segment from the Race to Save the Planet teaching module "Saving the Diversity of Life" explores both the ecological importance and fragility of the rainforest biome and its organisms. Run time 01:45.
Physical Geography - Forces that Shape Our Earth
Explore the major landforms of our world with spectacular video footage. Look at the various forces that affect our physical environment including glaciers, volcanoes, gravity, rivers, lakes and oceans, movement in the earth, wind and temperature changes. This video is a superb introduction to the ways all these forces work together to shape our planet.
The Proton in Chemistry Acids are often thought to be harmful, but acids have many important uses in industry. Both strong and weak acids and bases are shown to be found in the natural world and used in our daily lives. Demonstrations explain pH and how it is measured. Five of the top 10 chemicals used in industry are acids and bases.
Acids are often thought to be harmful, but acids have many important uses in industry. Both strong and weak acids and bases are shown to be found in the natural world and used in our daily lives. Demonstrations explain pH and how it is measured. Five of the top 10 chemicals used in industry are acids and bases.
Decomposition of the Body
Documentary- Click off the crime show and foray into the real world of forensics. At a unique open-air crime lab known as the Body Farm, decomposing corpses help detectives solve murders. Addresses decomposition and decomposers, however images of decaying bodies may be extremely disturbing for younger children. Run time 03:37
Volcanoes 101 Today we know volcanoes are openings or vents to the interior of the planet. About 1,500 volcanoes around the world are considered active, about 90% rest in the Ring of Fire, a band circling the Pacific Ocean. While the Earth’s surface looks peaceful the crust is made up of slabs of rock that constantly shift, where the plates interact, volcanoes often form. Friction from shifting plates melts the Earth’s crust, causing ro
Today we know volcanoes are openings or vents to the interior of the planet. About 1,500 volcanoes around the world are considered active, about 90% rest in the Ring of Fire, a band circling the Pacific Ocean. While the Earth’s surface looks peaceful the crust is made up of slabs of rock that constantly shift, where the plates interact, volcanoes often form. Friction from shifting plates melts the Earth’s crust, causing ro
The Greenhouse Effect
A simple animation explaining the greenhouse effect. The video shows what a "perfect" world would work and how the green house effect works. Run time 01:47.
Using Cloud-Seeding (Geo-Engineering) to Solve Global Warming
This clip from the "Five Ways to Save the World" details a cheap, simple, and low-risk way to compensate for global warming.
If the reflectivity of clouds could be increased slightly, sufficient sunlight would be reflected to compensate for any future release of CO2 into the atmosphere. (09:37)
How do climate changes in Greenland and Antartica affect weather for the rest of the world?
How do climate changes in Greenland and Antarctica affect weather for the rest of the world?" Alan Rodger – British Antarctic Survey. Addressing polar region study as a whole, the interactions between the physical, chemical, biological, solar, human, space and solar, marine life, climate, geological aspects. Run time 03:39.
The Origin of Teflon
The slipperiest stuff known to man, Teflon has made a tremendous impact on the world. Invented by accident in 1938, it has gone on to become a substance in all kinds of household items. Created by mistake, PTFE (poly-tetra-fluoro-ethylene) is a long chain carbon polymer surrounded by fluoride atoms. The fluoride atoms fully enclose the carbon chain so that it can't react with other molecules. It wasn't until 1944 that the name "Teflon" became trademarked. Dr. Kiki gives us the skinny in this