Can a hurricane be weakened? - The Science Of Superstorms - BBC
This video provides insight into the theory that silver idodide can weaken the eye of a hurricane and lessen its force when dropped by a plane over the storm, a technique known as seeding. This is a great video from the BBC documentary The Science of Superstorms.
Isaac Asimov on Changes in Science Fiction after 1949
Legendary SF author Isaac Asimov discusses the transformation of science fiction from the 1950's to 1971 (when this interview occurred). This interview is t...
William Bradford Biography, Part VII
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.
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Debussy (part 2 of 2)
This is a live stage performance of Valery Gergiev conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. It was recorded in March, 2007. The picture and sound quality are excellent. (3:01)
Classroom Management Project
This video addresses various ways to improve student-teacher relationships in the classroom is the subject. The video reviews some research about working with students and the importance of getting to know them. Some ideas are presented, but no actual demonstrations of how the ideas use in real time. A good video for a staff development meeting. (06:49)
Between the Lions: Gawain's Word - Making Words with W and EEP
Here we are, back at Blending Fields, where today, as always,
two brave knights will charge together at high speed to make a word.
Today's jousters: Sir "w" and Sir "eep who will make word with w and eep.
Polish Immigrants Project done by students in an elementary school. Video shows Poland on a map, explains why Polish immigrants can to America, what they brought to the United States, such as food, language, and music, and video shows the clothes that Polish people wore. This video is good quality and good information.
Project done by students in an elementary school. Video shows Poland on a map, explains why Polish immigrants can to America, what they brought to the United States, such as food, language, and music, and video shows the clothes that Polish people wore. This video is good quality and good information.
National Geographic-Cichlid Defense Against Turtle
Have you ever heard of a fish fighting a turtle? Watch these cichlid (SICK-lid) parents keep a hungry terrapin away from their eggs! The commentator talks as if they are at a wrestling match. This is a great teaching resource for elementary/middle school students. It would work well in conjunction with a science lesson on fish, oceans, and animal behavior. This video also helps to build background knowledge. (1:03)
Coal Combustion and Acid Rain
The burning of coal in today's industrialized society is one of the reasons for what is known as Acid Rain. (02:04)
Thermal Electricity - How it Works
This is an excellent two-minute mini-documentary that shows through narration and computer animation how fossil fuels are used to generate electricity.
Fossil Fuels - by StudyJams
Heat and pressure have turned the fossils of dead plants and animals into deposits of fuel, such as oil, natural gas, and coal. Fossil fuels are a non-renewable resource, and they create pollution, so it is important to conserve them. Learn more about fossil fuels with this slide show from StudyJams. Details images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Weather or Not - Climate
The Weather or Not video series uses weather forecasting and the science of meteorology as a context for learning. This "Climate" episode zooms into space to investigate the relationship between the sun and the earth. You will also learn about the earth's axis tilt, spin and rotation to discover how these affect climate and the seasons. Timing is off between audio and visual. Run timje 08:46.
SchoolHouse Rock-The Greatest Show on Earth-Weather
This Schoolhouse Rock video will explain different types of weather and how they form. Some of the key vocabulary words include the following: low pressure, high pressure, wind, and humidity. This is a good teaching resource for a science lesson/unit on climate, weather, etc. and would work well in conjunction with a story on weather. (3:00)
Weather & Meteorology : What Causes Lightning?
As clouds get bigger with the continuous rising of air, they interact with particles of ice and dirt to create a buildup of static electricity. Learn about the interaction of electrical charges in a cloud with charges on the ground with help from a meteorologist. Video is short and of good quality and is appropriate for elementary level students of grades three through five.
Video shows how warm fronts are shown on weather maps and what warm fronts are. The video also includes the cloud types that are seen before a warm front occurs, the temperature changes, the wind changes, and the air pressure changes. Video gives all basic information needed to understand warm fronts. Video is of good quality and appropriate for elementary age students, especially for students who are studying weather in science.
Compare and Contrast Warm and Cold Fronts
In weather, fronts are defined as the boundaries between different air masses. Depending on the direction of movement and the characteristics of the air involved, different types of fronts form. In this visualization from McDougal Littell/TERC, see movement of warm and cold fronts as well as the characteristic clouds that are generated by each.
Sesame Street: Adrian Grenier: Seasons Explained
A short video that explains the seasons in terms of weather for those living where temperatures change in the seasons. Best of very young children.
Storm Clouds Forming
This is a video which shows how storms develop.
Cinco De Mayo Traditions
This 1:36 long video shows the traditions of Cinco de Mayo and some of its history as well. It stresses that the holdiay is in fact not as widely celebrated in Mexico than the United States, in states such as Texas and Southern California. Mainly a celebration of pride and unity.
From Colonies to Constitution: The War for Independence
'This program traces the key events of the American
Revolutionary War from its outbreak at Lexington, Massachusetts in 1775 to the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783." This 15 minute video goes over the major points, but does not add a lot of depth to what isn't in a basic textbook. Does have good visuals where students can get a better feel for the time.