The Inner Planet Mercury
Mercury is the innermost and smallest planet in the Solar System, orbiting the Sun once every 88 days. It completes three rotations about the axis for every two orbits. Mercury is bright when viewed from Earth, ranging from −2.0 to 5.5 in apparent magnitude, but is not easily seen as its greatest angular separation from the Sun is only 28.3°. Since Mercury is normally lost in the glare of the Sun, unless there is a solar eclipse, Mercury can only be viewed in morning or evening twilight.
The Nine Planets - Mercury
This short clip is an overview of Mercury and is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. (01:25)
The Formation of the Planet Mercury
This is a short video offering information concerning the formation of Mercury and is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Mercury's Light Show
Mercury may offer a beautiful light show, but stay out of the sun if you don't want to get burned... to a crisp. This is from: A Traveler's Guide to the Planets: Venus and Mercury. (3:03)
An Overview of Mercury
Explore the sullen planet of Mercury, where extremes are the rule in this short, computer-animated video. The following concepts will be briefly addresses: Mercury's orbit, tidal coupling, Mercury's interior and size, lobate scarps, the atmosphere of Mercury, and Mercury's lack of moons. The video ends with a 10-question, fill-in-the-blank quiz.
The Planet Mercury- A Brief Overview
This is a very brief (01:42) overview of Mercury with some fascinating facts.
Mercury is the innermost and smallest planet in the Solar System, orbiting the Sun once every 87.969 days. The orbit of Mercury has the highest eccentricity of all the Solar System planets, and it has the smallest axial tilt.
Learn About Mercury
Did you know that Mercury is 70 percent iron? During this video, the viewer will learn about the planet Mercury, the closest planet to our Sun. Phrases highlight the narrator's words thoughout the brief video. (03:48)
Ancient Egyptian Religion and Myths
This five minute video explains how their gods formed the bases for many of the country's cultural beliefs and events. The gods are explained and their deeds explained. The images are vivid. A good overview for students. The students might benefit from a word wall filled with the names of the gods and their relationships.
Dan Phillips Phoenix Commotion Paradigm (2 of 3)
Dan Phillips of Huntsville, Texas is a catalyst for a new
way of building houses for low-income populations out of recycled building materials.
His organization, Phoenix Connection, has brought back homesteading for many
poor people to increase security, pride of accomplishment, and quality of life,
while saving the environment.
The History of Horses
Horses have been important to humans for thousands of years, not only for transportation, but also friendship. Horses are highly social, live in herds, feed on grass and use sheer speed to escape predators. This clip from National Geographic briefly tells the history of the horse. Run time 03:11.
Galileo: Discovering Jupiter's Moons
The telescope forever changed astronomy by providing more detailed views of distant objects than was previously possible. Galileo pioneered astronomy as the first person to study the celestial objects through a telescope. His observations, including the discovery of moons around Jupiter, helped revolutionize the way people thought about the universe. This video segment adapted from NOVA describes some of Galileo's first discoveries with the telescope. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:04.
Why Do Magnets Stick to Things?
This is a brief exploration of magnets and magnetic fields. The narration is accompanied by still images. The video gives the California standards for this topic. (2:21)
A video tour of France, featuring food and architechture.
William Bradford, Part VIII
This is an animated biography of William Bradford, a leader of the Separatist settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. This Discovery Channel Education series is aimed at older elementary school children.
How to Draw Comic Book Characters
How to Draw Comic Book Characters. Drawing comic book characters is a quick moving video that shows the basic of drawing such figures. It is best used if the students can follow with their own paper and pencil. May need to be replayed a few times.
1957 Interview with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and Judge J. Waties Waring about the "New Negro"
This video is a rare interview in 1957 with Dr. King and Judge J.Waties Waring discussing the new found freedoms of some African Americans in the United States. They discuss the trials of African Americans transititioning from restrictions on their lifestyle. They also discuss the motives behind the "white man" and the "negro". Great insight from Dr. King, if students are writing a paper or doing a project on Civil Rights.
Space School: Jupiter
This six minute contains facts and images about Jupiter. It is very well done.
The Great Society
Texan Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) took the oath of office on the plane carrying John F. Kennedy's body from Dallas to Washington, D.C. on November 22, 1963. Johnson's presidency began in turmoil with Kennedy's assassination and continued throughout most of the decade in the same manner. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)