Fate of the Earth
New theories about the global consequences of a "nuclear winter" and an "ultra-violet spring" are revealed in this final episode that explores the role of life in shaping earth and its future.
EarthDay Videos: A Variety of Issues
This collection offers an excellent one on the history of Thoreau as well as vidoes on global warming, authors, getting active, EarthDay, and more. All of them are excellent in quality, but some are long and all of them need ancillary materials to make the messages more useful. Maps, a word wall and other aids are recommended. Walden was the best one I found for older students. All videos together are 1 hour run time.
10 Ways the World Will End: The Big Freeze
This video shows how the next Ice Age could start and its impact on the Earth. Very well done with excellent graphics. A good way to explore the impact of global warming. Not for younger students. Shows impact of freezing on humans, too.
Turning Point: State of the Earth and a Shift in Public Opinion
Green is going mainstream. A shift in public opinion has made climate change a political issue and businesses see that going green means more money for them. This professionally produced movie discusses how public opinion has helped the world take steps to fight global pollution and reduce carbon emissions. (6:09)
Conserving Energy by Using More Natural Light into Your Home
Learn how to conserve energy by letting more natural light into your
new home. Blending natural light fixtures into house lighting design
helps boost mental, increases positive thought and physical health,
saves on energy costs and is the new eco-friendly way to go.
The sun makes colors seem more intense, less muted, and the light
creeps into corners and makes a room feel larger, airier and more fresh.
With increased energy costs and concerns about the glo
Air- State of the Earth
On certain days, 25 percent of Los Angeles smog is from Asia, which travels over the Pacific in huge brown clouds at the rate of 6,000 miles in 3 days! This movie discusses how air pollution is a global problem. Run time 05:07.
Organs and Systems Working Together
This interactive site has four, brief videos that explain on how various organ systems works together to keep the body functioning properly. Included is a summary of the lesson, and an short assessment to check understanding.
How Does Your Memory Work? Pt.2
Meet a woman who is having her most traumatic memories wiped by a pill, and a man with no memory. This film reveals how these remarkable human stories are transforming our understanding of this unique human ability.
Flip Flops Recycled into Toys, Jewelry, and Sculptures
Using art as a medium for conservation and development, this is the story of a group of Kenyan people who collect the flip flops that wash up on the coast and craft them into jewelry, sculptures and toys. Their goal is to improve lives and the world with recycled products, brighten life with colorful and exciting items made from waste. A beautiful story of how the people of Africa are working to address the global problem of pollution. (6:28)
Chain Reaction: Water
Artists using using visual media to capture climate change in the act. The video begins with showing water bottles made from plastic which uses oil to produce the bottles, gas to transport the bottles and the entire planet's resulting consequences of global warming. Speeded up climate changes showing dying coral, rising water levels, hurricanes, ending with a challenge to be concious of the changes and "Sound the Alarm." Set to contemporary music.
Athabasca Tar Sands - Description of Sands and Methods of Exploitation
Description of the Athabasca Tar Sands and current (1975) methods of exploiting the tar sands. This is part of a geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and rebroadcasted in 1986 Provided by mineguy101. Information is good but production quality of the video is quite dated. Run time 10:00.
Alberta Tar Sands Part 2 Description of recovery operation -TVO
Mining the tar sands and separation of oil from bitumen. Discussion of waste removal, control and concerns. This is part of a geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and rebroadcasted in 1986 Provided by mineguy101. Run time 07:51.
Coal formation and exploitation in Western Canada - TVO
The video describes the formation and the methods of exploiting coal beds in Western Canada. Includes a description of the geological record contained in the Wapamin swamp. geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and rebroadcasted in 1986. Provided by mineguy101. The information is good but production quality is quite dated. Run time 06:07
The video provides an in depth description of the Sudbury basin, one of the major mineral producing regions in the world. The video is part of a geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and rebroadcasted in 1986. Provided by mineguy101
Green Careers - Architect
An architect discusses the design of green buildings. It discusses the importance of design in reducing the impact of buildings on the environment at the local and global levels. Color video with sound. 2:36 min.
Deborah Gordon Digs Ants
With a dusty backhoe, a handful of Japanese paint markers and a few students in tow, Deborah Gordon digs up ant colonies in the Arizona desert in search of keys to understanding complex systems. Deborah has spent years sucking insects from their nests, color-coding their abdomens with paint pens, and monitoring the movements of individual ants within colonies. She specifically discusses the ants life cycle, mating habits, colony size and age, task allocation, network of chambers, forging, and
Inferences: Knowing Text Structure
Video explains what inference is and how students can use inference to be a better reader. Inferences can help you with cause and effect, chronological order, compare and contrast. Using inference skills is used to help figure out the progression of ideas and text structure of a narrative. Video gives a reading and student has to find which inference is used, it then explains why that is the answer. Good quality video for understanding inf
Short Vowel and Silent E Explained with Phonics Faces
This is a demonstration showing how Phonic Faces can be used to easily show the principle of short vowels, and how a silent e changes the vowel to a long vowel sound. Great for beginning readers or any person, young or old, who has difficulty understanding phonics.
How to Know Whether Students Comprehend What They Read
Nancie Atwell discusses how she uses simple questions to find out whether her students are understanding what they are reading. She describes how this looks in her classroom and how the information she gathers from her students can be used.
Reading Comprehension Strategies: Using Context Clues
This video focuses on how to teach the using a context clues reading comprehension strategy with the Read to Achieve reading-for-understanding program from SRA/McGraw-Hill. This uses the 'direct instruction' approach. The instructor also models a 'think aloud'.