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)
Ocean Odyssey - Coastal Currents
This is a segment from the Ocean Odyssey series that describes coastal currents and how they might effect oil spills and objects in the ocean. 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. T
Velocity of Currents
This is a segment of the Ocean Odyssey series that describes the velocity of water currents. In this video the students conduct experiments. that describes how drilling companies produce and look for oil. 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 Lea
The Ocean's Current Impact on Weather
This 1:47 video uses graphics and a narrator to explains how the ocean conveyor belt and how it has affected the Earth's climate and landscape over centuries.
What Causes Waves?
The major cause of waves, specifically ocean waves, is wind,
although waves can also be created by tides and earthquakes. Learn
how waves are simply the result of winds passing over water.
Making Big Waves
If you have dreams of surfing the perfect wave, there is so much more to learn than just hanging-ten. Waves can come from many different types of sources, yet they all have very similar physical properties. Before you learn to surf the big waves, you should learn the science behind how they are created. In this video from QUEST, learn about the origins and the power of Big Waves along the Northern California Coast. Run time 06:18.
A collection of videos and lessons and tsunamis
There are several listed here from videos of actually events to animated slide sites. There are also lessons for most ages.
Mid Ocean Ridges, Volcanoes, and the Arctic
This video discusses the phenomena related to: tectonic plates, underwater volcanoes, and hydrothermal systems. Run time 05:53.
The Ocean Floor - by StudyJams
Earth's most magnificent and enormous landforms are all on the ocean floor. Volcanoes and earthquakes change the ocean floor, creating new landforms. Erosion on land also deposits minerals and animal matter on the ocean floor. Learn more about the ocean floor with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant photos are set to music, with information written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also provided with this link.
Exploring Oceans: Bermuda
The waters around Bermuda host a liquid jungle of creatures that exist in floating forests of golden brown sargassum seaweed. Deep within its waters live bioluminescent deep-sea creatures, reminiscent of comets, suns, and stars. (03:30)
Ocean Pressure and How it Effects Ocean Exploration
Ninth segment of the Ocean Odyssey describes Ocean Pressure and how that limits the depth to which people can dive. 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 s
Google Ocean, Anyone?
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone? Run time 18:17.
Arabia's Cycle of Life - Reef Symbiosis
A look at the symbiotic relationships in fringing reefs. The video starts with an exploration of the birds, invertebrates and fish that live in and off the shallow waters and tidal pools and moves on to explore some of the marine life and the symbiotic relationships in the shallow coral reefs. Run time 06:36.
Amphibians May Give Us Clues to Our Changing Climate
Changes in amphibian populations may offer clues to changes in our climate. In the Rock Mountains scientists spend their summers studying wind, weather, plant life and amphibians. The salamander population in this area fluctuates year to year and they are trying to determine if this decline is caused by global warming or humans. Run time 03:14.
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.