Yakko's Universe Song - How Big is the Universe?
Yakko, a cartoon character from the Animaniacs, puts into song just how tiny we are, compared to the whole universe. Good introduction to relative sizes and distances in space. (1:59)
History of the Universe Made Easy (Part 2)
This concludes the two parts on the History of the Universe, showing how our universe, solar system and planet Earth formed through natural and predictable processes. NOTE: Religious references
(Music: Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez' adagio -- soloist Kaori Muraji)
Exploring the Big Bang Theory
In this History Channel video clip on Lemaitre, we learn a lot about the scientist and a bit about the theory on the Big Bang. With the help of some Einstein theories, Lemaitre conceived a theory of his own that may have proved to be right. This video is a discussion of George Lemaitre's theory about the Big Bang. Run time 04:30.
Drinking Coffee in Space
Drinking from a cup out in space is very difficult to do. Dr. Don Pettit demonstrates a zero-gravity coffee cup designed aboard the International Space Station. (02:41)
After Oersted's 1820 discovery that electric currents create magnetism, it was obvious that in some way magnetism should be able to create electric currents. The discovery of electromagnetic induction, in 1831, by Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry was one of the most important of the 19th century, not only scientifically, but also technologically, because it is the means
To The Garden
It's never too early to start little ones on healthful eating habits. Ask Nina and Jeff, two energetic mini-monsters who live in a garden full of wonderfully nutritious goodies. "What is that orange thing buried in the ground?" "What are those red balls doing up in that tree?" They plant, hoe, harvest, and picnic their way to teaching kids the importance of fresh produce for a healthy diet.
Open Episcopal Church History Part 4 - FROM 2006 - 2009
Video discusses the more recent history of the church.
This is the first video from a list of 12. You may wish to explore all of them. The Seeing Stars video is 4:25 and shows some stars and what colors mean as well as other facts that should provide students a good introduction into astronomy. Good images.
Tribute Warsaw Uprising 1944
Video shows pictures of the war, the people, and the effects of the war. 63-day struggle to liberate World War II Warsaw from German occupation. Undertaken by the Armia Krajowa (Home Army), the Polish resistance group, at the time Allied troops were breaking through the Normandy defenses and the Red Army was standing at the line of the Vistula River.
Warsaw Uprising-Warning Siren
Warsaw Uprising 1944 64th anniversary ceremonies in Warsaw. 08/01/2008
The Marshall Plan
This short video has footage of George Marshall testifying before Congress in January of 1948 about the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after World War II. (01:40)
Harry Truman giving his "Truman Doctrine" The Truman Doctrine is a set of principles of U.S. inland policy created on March 12, 1947 by President Harry S Truman. In his speech to Congress, Truman declared that the United States, as "leader of the free world", must support democracy worldwide and fight against communism. The approach was conceived with the help of George Marshall and Dean Acheson.
Teach Reading Fluency
Teach reading fluency to a second grade student by allowing the child to choose a familiar book, having the child read a passage and re-reading the passage a few times with the child. Utilize practice and repetition when increasing a child's reading fluency with tips from an experienced teacher in this video on education. (1:20)
Angles: Composition Measuring The instructor uses an electronic sketchpad to demonstrate how to constucut angles. Video discusses vocabulary and symbols associated with angles, ray (sides of the angle), vertex (the point where the rays start). It then goes on to use the protractor to measure an angle. It starts with where to put one line of the angle and then where and what to measure. It also instru
The instructor uses an electronic sketchpad to demonstrate how to constucut angles. Video discusses vocabulary and symbols associated with angles, ray (sides of the angle), vertex (the point where the rays start). It then goes on to use the protractor to measure an angle. It starts with where to put one line of the angle and then where and what to measure. It also instru
Conglomerate Rock (Sedimentary)
Why does Geology "rock"? West Geauga HS students tell and show us what's cool about the glacial remains of the Sharon Conglomerate in Ohio. Conglomerates are a type of sedimentary rock. The students discuss conglomerates and quartz. This video is a student-made project. Run time 01:27.
Visiting Paris, France Video
Over a healthful breakfast, Toot and Puddle discuss traveling to Paris.
Layers of the Atmosphere Rap
This teacher made video is a song about the layers of the atmosphere. It was designed for a sixth grade classroom and uses a familar tune from Kanye West. The lyrics repeat the layers (stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, ionosphere, and exosphere) several times in the song as well as listing a few features from each layer. Run time 03:09.
This video is accompanied by text. "In the late eighteenth century, primitive methods of travel were still in use in America. Waterborne travel was uncertain and often dangerous, covered-wagon and stagecoach travel over rutted trails was uncomfortable, and all types of travel were very slow. Americans were aware that a transportation network would increase land values, stimulate domestic and foreign trade, and strengthen the American economy.
In 1794, a private company completed the Phila
School House Rock - No More Kings
This is a classic School House Rock animated video of the story of the pilgrims arriving in America. NOTE: This is another video that had to be uploaded as the original video that was on WatchKnow was deleted from YouTube. Good sound quality. (03:00)
The Ante-Bellum Period: A Nation Divided: The American Civil War
A short selection from a documentary about the Ante-Bellum Period. This video shows footage and information about the period before the U.S. Civil War. There were over 3 million slaves doing the labor in the south. (2:00)