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'.
The Chemistry of the Earth Geographic distribution of specific resources determines global economics. The program highlights how specific deposits of resources came to be located in specific places. Rare resources inspire the search for alternatives in industry. Silicon, a cornerstone of the high-tech industry, is one of the elements of the Earth highlighted in this program.
Geographic distribution of specific resources determines global economics. The program highlights how specific deposits of resources came to be located in specific places. Rare resources inspire the search for alternatives in industry. Silicon, a cornerstone of the high-tech industry, is one of the elements of the Earth highlighted in this program.
The Five States of Matter
This short lesson on the five states of matter (solids, liquids, gases, plasmas, and Bose-Einstein condensate) by a science teacher who likes to explain how a better understanding of the universe will help us in our daily lives. The video is lecture format. Run time 01:46.
Following Two Scientists Through the Scientific Process
This interactive activity adapted from NOVA provides students a way to gain a more accurate understanding of how science is done. Two videos, which feature the work of renowned scientists Percy Julian and Judah Folkman, demonstrate that while scientists may use an orderly approach to learn new information and solve problems, they proceed along different paths in their quests. Instead of referring to a delineated set of steps, the term "scientific process" encompasses the true nature of scientifi
Welcome to the Universe - I: Introduction
Part I: Introduction This episode introduces a new, free series detailing our most modern scientific understanding of the Universe and the journey taken to reach it. Run time 07:00.
How Bacteria "Talk"
Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria "talk" to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry -- and our understanding of ourselves. Bonnie Bassler studies how bacteria can communicate with one another, through chemical signals, to act as a unit. Her work could pave the way for new, more potent medicine. Run time 18:11.
Teaching The Silent E Rule Word Work
In Responsive Reading Instruction, a reading intervention
published by Sopris West, teachers use a variety of strategies to
develop students' understanding and skills in phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle, letter-sound correspondence, sight word
recognition, decoding, and spelling. Watch this clip for a sample of
"Teaching The Silent E Rule", one of the activities in Responsive
Reading Instruction. For more information on Responsive Reading
Scientology Video: The Components of Understanding
This video describes the Scientology principle of the A-R-C Triangle (Affinity, Reality and Communication), delineating the interrelationship of the components of understanding. For anyone who would like to find out what Scientologists believe and practice, the best source of information are L. Ron Hubbard's books Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and Scientology: A New Slant on Life. A full description of the religion, its many Churches and related social betterment programs can be
The One True Faith : Are Catholics Really Christians?
An oft-asked question which causes puzzlement among Catholics is "Are you Christian?" Far from understanding the simple truth that Catholics are not only Christian, but are in fact the first Christians and the only ones who keep to the pure faith as Jesus taught it, many Protestants are confused by authentic Christianity. Join host Michael Voris as he shows that Catholics are not only Christian, but that the claims of other groups to authentic Christianity might not be as secure as they think.
All About Astrology : Understanding Astrology Charts
Understanding astrology charts is crucial to understanding the way astrology works as a whole, get expert tips and advice on love astrological compatibility in this video.
Wonders of the Natural World - Great Barrier Reef
This video discusses the Great Barrier Reef. Video discusses where the reef is located, shows the reefs from outer space, what species live in the reefs, and how the reefs formed, how much the reefs are growing, and the effects of global warming and other threats. Video is of good quality, it is a short video and narrator talks fast. Video would be appropriate for children of all grade levels.
Pre-Calculus: Graphs of Rational Functions
This is an excellent video detailing how to make graphs of the sine and cosine functions. The tutorial details how to use the coordinate plane to make graphs of the function that are easy to read and understand. This is particularly useful for understanding how to use the sine and cosine function. This is an exerpt. (3:40)
Dinosaur Extinction Asteroid
At the end of the Cretaceous, 65 million years ago, not only did the dinosaurs disappear completely, but so did flying reptiles (pterosaurs), and marine reptiles (ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs). In fact, between 60 and 80% of all animal species, including many marine forms, disappeared. Most turtles, crocodiles and primitive birds also disappeared but some survived to give rise to modern forms.
There have been numerous theories to account for the extinction of dinosaurs. But during t
A Mixture-Type Word Problem (Coins)
Instructor believes that one of the easiest of all algebra word problems to understand is the coin problem since you, as a student, have some understanding of coins. Suitable for high school students. Instructor uses white paper and marker in front of camera.
Analogies and Idioms Analogies; compare two things to show how they relate. Video gives examples of some analogy, for example, scissors are to paper as saw is to wood. There is also an analogy given as a quiz. This would be helpful for parents to interact with kids or have kids do on their own to see if they understand the concept. Idioms are taught next. An idiom is an expression that says one thing that actually means another. Examples are giv
Analogies; compare two things to show how they relate. Video gives examples of some analogy, for example, scissors are to paper as saw is to wood. There is also an analogy given as a quiz. This would be helpful for parents to interact with kids or have kids do on their own to see if they understand the concept. Idioms are taught next. An idiom is an expression that says one thing that actually means another. Examples are giv