Charlotte Harbor Estuary System
Where the rivers meet the sea: This video describes an estuary and the Charlotte Harbor Estuary system. Charlotte Harbor has 11 estuaries. Talks about different animals that are affected by the estuary system. It details how this specific estuary system is made. It also defines watershed. Run time 02:00.
On Point: Maya Angelou Indepth Interview (4 of 5)
Armstrong Williams continues his interview with Dr. Maya Angelou. She knew she must teach her son. Books became important. "Books represent the gathered information of human beings all over the world since we've been able to write." Armstrong Williams reveals his knowledge of Dr. Angelou's kind acts to people in need. "I am trying to be a Christian.... a representative of my God." Armstrong asks how she has overcome the "-ism of race." First of all, if you don't transcend it,
Meg Cabot Interview: On The End The Princess Diaries Series
Author Meg Cabot discusses her incredibly popular "Princess Diaries" series. She thanks her readers for the success of the books and reveals her feelings about the end of the ten-year series by Macmillan Publishers. (1:24)
National Geographic Best Photo Awards~Nature
These are amazing, award-winning photographs from National Geographic. These fantastic photos consist mostly of animals: seals, sharks, monkeys, turtles, polar bears, zebras, etc. No audio , text or music. Thirty pictures in total.
This video segment from NOVA: "The Sea Behind the Dunes" explores the often-overlooked ecosystem of the salt marsh, focusing on the plants that provide both a physical structure for the community and the building blocks for the detrital food chain that exists there. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:52.
Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas - CSA tribute (Heritage not Hatred)
The battle at Pea Ridge, Arkansas is shown from the Confederate viewpoint. Basically a slide show with music narration. May be too intense for younger students. A map of the battle location would help students. Also, the fact they mention the battle was with Abe Lincoln's men instead of the United States of America is worth noting.
Why Earth Has Seasons
In this six-minute video, the viewer will learn the 'reasons for the seasons.' The seasons result from the Earth's axis being tilted to its orbital plane; it deviates by an angle of approximately 23.5 degrees.
Cicada Life Cycle - Sir David Attenborough's Life in the Undergrowth
Did you know that cicadas lie beneath the earth for up to 17 years, then venture above ground as a massive group to shed their larvae shells, sprout wings, and sing for a mate? Attenborough is the narrator for this BBC documentary video, which is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Amazing and Unusual Insects
Slide show with music will show you lots of strange and amazing insects. Wide assortment of specimens.All images are labeled with the name of the insect. Music is for older students but images could be used with younger students as well. Grades K-12. 5:39.
Under Antarctic Ice
Antarctica. On the surface, it's the bleakest of lands, with ferocious winds, flightless birds, and enough ice to flood half the planet's population if it were to melt. But below that frozen mass, a fantastic environment of indescribable beauty teems with life. NATURE takes viewers into the world that is Under Antarctic Ice. (51:32)
The Number Guy Sings About Four
One of a series of Sesame Street cartoon snippets in which a guy, voiced by Jerry Nelson, sings about how many animals will be in his room. (:32)
Carl Sagan on Human Brain
In this video, which is suitable for older middle-school and high school students, Carl Sagan discusses the human brain.
How to Define the Edges of an Oil Painting
Set the focal point of your painting. Then set some harder edges and work to get contrasts between the figure and the background. (1:29)
Oil Painting a Seascape : Cresting Waves in a Seascape Oil Painting
Painted cresting waves will had movement to your seascape. Use the fan brush with a lot of blue and move the brush in an arc pattern. Add froth with a round brush with a thick coat of white. English captions. (1:56)
Molecules in Motion
This computer animated song tells how molecules are always moving. Professionally produced cartoon. Grades 5-10. 2:08 min.
Eureka! Convection Episode 27
This program explains how the principle of buoyancy is responsible for the process of heat transfer called convection. 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.
Quickly shows the lines to draw a dog and a cat. (0:50)
FROM ENGLISH TO FRENCH, Part #2 (starts with the letter 'C')
Each word appears on the screen in both English and French. Each word is said four times by a native French speaker. This video might be good to play as beginning or intermediate French-language students enter a classroom so that they can be exposed to French vocabulary. (33:49)
Comparative and Superlative Adjective
This is an eight minute video that slowly goes over the differences in comparative and superlative adjectives and gives examples. Some of the examples include good, better, best, bad, worse, worst, many, more, and most. The video is in lecture format with an instructor standing in front of a dry erase board. (08:10)
Introduction to Clauses
This is a video presentation about different kinds of clauses. There is an introduction explaining the difference between words, phrases and clauses and there are several examples.