What is a Meteor? Video answers the question: What is a Meteor? A meteorite is a natural object originating in outer space that survives an impact with the Earth's surface. While in space it is called a meteoroid. When it enters the atmosphere, impact pressure causes the body to heat up and emit light, thus forming a fireball, also known as a meteor or shooting star. Very bright meteorites are called fireballs. On very rare occasions meteorites hit t
Video answers the question: What is a Meteor? A meteorite is a natural object originating in outer space that survives an impact with the Earth's surface. While in space it is called a meteoroid. When it enters the atmosphere, impact pressure causes the body to heat up and emit light, thus forming a fireball, also known as a meteor or shooting star. Very bright meteorites are called fireballs. On very rare occasions meteorites hit t
What are Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites?
This is a segment explaining what meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites are and the differences in these. 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 stu
This is personal video footage of Comet Halley. No audio. (01:15)
Comparison of the Sizes of Planets
This animated video shows the sizes of the planets and stars. The tries to help students understand the huge size of some stars and is of limited value.
The Solar System - An Overview
Scientists are still discovering hidden objects in the 7-billion-mile-long region of space we call home. (04:20)
Our Solar System: The Inner Planets - by StudyJams
The sun is an average size star and is the center of our solar system. One of the things surrounding it is the astroid belt. The four planets inside the astroid belt are called the inner planets. They include: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Learn more about these four planets with this slide show from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Monster Me Read Aloud
An animated halloween poem from Highlights. Its about a monster that is going trick or treating. Students will love the rhyming words and surprise at the end. This is a good center activity for the Halloween season. (1:38)
The Triangle Fire
It was the worst factory fire in the history of New York City.
Late in the afternoon of Saturday, 25 March 1911, fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, located on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of the Asch Building. In less than five minutes fire snuffed out the lives of 146 workers. Video is a series of pictures with people who worked in the factory. Great information and pictures.
Articles of Confederation
As the war for independence ended, the Second Continental Congress drafted the Articles of Confederation. While this was a monumental step, the weak central government was fatally flawed. This two minute video does an excellent job of explaining why the Articles were written and its flaws.
Weakness of the Articles of Confederation
This short clip explains some of the problems the nation was having under the Articles of Confederation. Offers good insights.
The State Constitutions and the Articles of Confederation (1776)
In 1776, members of Congress believed a formal plan was needed to unify the colonies, secure foreign assistance, and formally declare America's break from England. Thomas Jefferson prepared the formal Declaration of Independence, after which Congress called the colonies to draft new state constitutions. Although the Articles of Confederation left the central government weak, it empowered the states, which expanded political participation through their individual charters.
Key Constitutional Concepts: The Constitution; The Right to Counsel; Separation of Powers
A five minute video that goes into detail about
History of the United States Creating the Constitution
A four minute video that goes into detail about some of the problems in getting the Constitution approved and how remarkable it was in that it took but four minutes to create. The video explains the importance of the Federalist Paper and the problems in ratification.
Reading Problems-Problems Remembering the Words Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. answers this question: “My son sounds out the same word five times during an easy reader and is not able to remember it. How normal is this? He is seven and a half.” This could be due to a visual or an auditory memory. Some things the parent may want to work on is short term or long term memory, such as Memory Game. For additional activities check the instructor’s website or the web. Video is o
Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. answers this question: “My son sounds out the same word five times during an easy reader and is not able to remember it. How normal is this? He is seven and a half.” This could be due to a visual or an auditory memory. Some things the parent may want to work on is short term or long term memory, such as Memory Game. For additional activities check the instructor’s website or the web. Video is o
How to Make Frequency Tables in Excel
In order to create a frequency list in Microsoft Excel, it helps
to open up a table. Add items on a list together to get a total and
create a frequency list with IT help from a software developer.
French Lesson | Aller - Présent (To Go)
In this brief video, the instructor, recites all the conjugations of the verb aller (to go) in the present tense.
Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Uncommon Denominators
In this short video, students can learn how to subtract mixed numbers with uncommon denominators. The instructor uses computer software to demonstrate.
The Confirmation Process (Supreme Court Justices)
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "After the president, with the help of his advisors, has selected a suitable candidate for the Supreme Court, the Senate has the opportunity to conduct a confirmation hearing. The nominee is present for this hearing and will be called upon to provide information about his or her background and qualifications. Senatorial confirmation ensures that a president will not be able to pack the court with his friends an
Teaching Social SkillsTo Kids With Autism And Aspergers
Moving piece about one mother's journey to treat her son with
Autism. She started a company, Watch Me Learn, to share her videos.
Very inspirational! As seen on the Glenn Beck Show on CNN. Her teaching videos are now used in schools and therapy centers. They reference the ABLLS-R assessment which is used to evaluate functioning levels of kids with autism. A parent can really make a difference. visit www.watchmelearn.com
Calculus: Derivatives 3
Suitable for high school students. Seasoned math instructor demonstrates on white board. Uses colored markers for clarification.