Solving Math Word Problems
In math word problems, it's important to figure out what the facts are and what is being asked for. Solve math word problems with tips from a math teacher in this video on solving math problems.
The Giants of Philosophy - Arthur Schopenhauer - 15/18
'Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher known for his atheistic pessimism and philosophical clarity' (Arthur Schopenhauer, Wikipedia, 2009). He was influenced by Plato and Kant, and he, in turn, inlfuenced Einstein, Freud, and Jung among others. Suitable for high school students. Video consists of one still image and narration.
The Eensey Weensey Spider (song)
This popular song for toddlers is performed by a young man on camera, while the words to the song are displayed on the screen. The finger movements to accompany the song are also demonstrated by the singer. (2:09)
English Vocabulary-Lesson 4-Idioms About Driving
Vocabulary for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 4 topic: Idioms and sayings about driving-"backseat driver", "road hog", and "running on empty" The narrator demonstrates the idioms, but does not offer much depth. (2:58).
Gradation within Christianity
This video shows the answer to the second question in the interview to George Gallup. "How would you parcel Amercian Religion experience, how would you divide the population?" Gallup explains the gradation of denomiations within Christianity.
The Cult of Hades
This 2:35 video is aobut the followers of Hades, the Greek god of the Underworld, and that followers are believed to have worshipped at a cave site at Eleusis, Greece. Very good video. Excellent use of images.
The Northern Cardinal
This video describes how to identify a Northern Cardinal as well as the characteristics of the bird including location, behavioral habits, and history. Run time 01:18.
Igneous Rock - by Study Jams
Igneous rock forms from melted rock called magma. Magma exists inside the earth's surface, and it becomes lava when it is released through a volcanic eruption. When it cools, it becomes igneous rock. Learn more about igneous rock with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant pictures are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also provided with this link.
Minerals in Our Environment - Interactive Site
Minerals are all around us. They're in our kitchens and bathrooms, our classrooms and school buildings, and our cars and bicycles. In this interactive resource adapted from the U.S. Geological Survey, find out which minerals are found in items you probably encounter every day. No audio.
This is an excellent presentation in which the lecturer discusses
the electrons (08:26) in easy-to-understand terms. This is a clip from a larger segment and is done in a lecture-style format. There are times when the instructor is in a small window in the corner while he points out specifics.
Molecules in Liquid
As molecules in a solid get hotter, they vibrate faster and faster and eventually slip out of their lattice-work pattern. When this occurs, the substance melts, changing from a solid to a liquid state. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level.
Earthquake Country; Reducing Your Losses
A quote from the movie: "Earthquakes don't kill, buildings do." There are other segments of this series on WatchKnow. This is the 'Earthquake Country' series which is suitable for middle school and high school students. Through live-action demonstrations and vivid animations, Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Abbott shows how faults capable of large earthquakes lie beneath most of the area, posing great risk to
Advantages & Disadvantages of Wind Power
Wind power is a form of renewable energy. It's a domestic source of energy, reliable, and quiet. Some disadvantages of wind power include high expense, poor aesthetics, harmful to birds, and storage concerns. This video is in lecture format with an instructor standing in front of a white board. (03:38)
Chemistry Magic Show
This chemistry project could be used for grades 9-12. It builds on their previous knowledge of chemistry and shows them how different chemical reactions can be going on at the same time. Run time 02:57.
Film recitation of "Nothing Gold Can Stay" Poem by Robert Frost in "The Outsiders"
In the 1983 film production, The Outsiders, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Ponyboy recites Robert Frost's poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay," to Johnny as they stand beneath the golden sunset of a wide prairie sky. (0:51)
"Fog" Poem By Carl Sandburg
A female voice recites softly yet clearly as the words are shown on the screen in this simple yet elegant black-and-white slideshow of Carl Sandburg's poem, "Fog." Accessible to a wide age range. The poet's last name is spelled incorrectly on opening screen. (0:53)
"The Cask Of Amontillado," the first part of the short story by Edgar Allan Poe
Screen shots of detailed graphic novel style illustrations of the classic Poe story using jwplayer Narrated by male voice with British accent; music, This is the first part of the story only. (2:34)
The Pit and the Pendulum - Rap Song
A fun rap about Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Pit and the Pendulum." You can read the original text by Poe or watch/read this remix of the classic poem. "The Pit and the Pendulum" is one of Poe's most famous works: a story full of suspense but not of plot. In fact we know very little about the characters in the story. The story has a claustrophobic feel to it that matches the main character's own predicament as he tries to survive the tortures of the pit and the pendulum.
Weather PowerPoint Quiz
This is a teacher-created formative assessment of the types of weather learned in her second grade class. This slideshow is in question-and-answer format (multiple-choice). Primary grade students and teachers may find this assessment useful. The slideshow has questions regarding the types of clouds and types of precipitation.
Storm Clouds Forming
This is a video which shows how storms develop.