The Particle Nature of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
What explanation might account for the differences between the states of matter, as well as explain its different properties? Session 2 introduces the particle model of matter, the principles which underlie a wide range of phenomena. By contrasting this model with what is variously called the continuous, continuum, or plenum model, this session shows how the particle model is
Physical Changes and Conservation of Matter
The video opens with children in the Science Studio observing a common magic trick in which matter seems to disappear. As they try to follow the button that vanishes from their field of vision, the Author(s):
Chemical Changes and Conservation of Matter
Where does the weight go when we “lose weight”? What happens when iron rusts? Why are exploding stars able to turn other elements into gold when the alchemists w
Density and Pressure
What makes a block of wood rise to the surface of a bucket of water? Why do your ears “pop” if you swim deep underwater? In this session, we will examine density, an essential property of matter. We will also look at how particles of matter are in constant motion, leading to a deeper understanding of fluid pressure. Finally, we will investigate the concepts of pressure an
Rising and Sinking
Why does a hot air balloon rise into the sky? Why does ice rise in water when a lump of solid wax will sink in a jar full of melted wax? In this session, we’ll generalize the model we’ve developed about what rises and what sinks, using the idea of balance of forces.
Heat and Temperature What makes the liquid in a thermometer rise or fall in response to temperature? Which contains more heat—a boiling teakettle or a swimming p
What makes the liquid in a thermometer rise or fall in response to temperature? Which contains more heat—a boiling teakettle or a swimming p
Focus on the West - Mining
This video is accompanied by text. "Westward expansion was fueled by the prospect of fortune. Mining was a new frontier that everyone was interested in. Freedmen, ranchers, and farmers toiled alongside prospectors and commercial miners in search of a mother lode that would make them instantaneously rich..."
The mining boom got underway with the 1848 discovery of gold in California, which sparked the 1849 California gold rush. The resulting population boom led to California statehood throug
Discovery Kids - Doki Descubre - Los Planetas
This one-minute animated Spanish video offers information to younger learners about the planets in our Solar System. (01:00)
Reading a Pictograph
A whiteboard presentation demonstrating three pictograph. The off-screen narrator describes how to read a single symbol pictograph and different types of two-symbol pictographs. Descriptions are clear. (03:05)
How to Read and Make Pictographs
This whiteboard presentation show student how to make and interpret pictographs. The teacher narrator begins with a data chart and shows students how to create a pictograph. In the second section, the off-screen teacher shows how to use a pictograph to solve a word problem. This is a great resource to introduce or to re-teach this important skill. (05:57)
Using Math Vocabulary to Describe
Math Lingo is an interactive tic-tac-toe game. Students read a question and find the picture that shows the correct answer. Students practice positional vocabulary, names of shapes, same and different. Correct answers receive a crowd cheer. Clip art shows young children, but the content of the game is good for ELL and Special Education students.
Comparing Objects With Clifford
Clifford, the big red dog, hosts an animated game where students click on the object that Clifford describes. The objects are in sets and students click on the smallest, tallest, shortest, etc. Clifford gives a "good job" reinforcement for the correct answer. Students are prompted to try again if they select the incorrect answer. No reading is required.
More, Fewer, Same
Learn how to use the words more, fewer and same to describe two sets of pictures. Students will also learn how to match an object from one group to the other group to determine which group has more, fewer or are the same number. User clicks through the slides.
A nursery rhyme that can help children learn to count forward and backwards. (00:49)
Same and Different - Ernie and Cookie Monster Sort Cookies
Ernie starts out trying to match cookies in this video. He talks about how size, shape, and other features are important in matching. He is having a hard time matching cookies until Cookie Monster arrives. Cookie Monster makes a match of two cookies that are the same, then eats up the rest of the cookies. (02:49)
Five Little Ducks Song
This is a live action video of the song. A group of children dressed like ducks sing and act the song. The lyrics appear on the screen. Children sing the song. (02:04)
Light and Heavy
In this interactive game, students compare objects to find the objects that are light, lighter and lightest & heavy heavier and heaviest. No audio. Text must be read.
Learning How to Put Numbers in Order - with Curious George
The children receive large cards with numbers on them and are instructed to get in order from 1-20. Next, they are given large cards with stickers on them. They are instructed to count the stickers and then get in order from 1-20. This activity could be used with lower age children using smaller numbers.
Preschool Activities For Learning-Hand Eye Co-Ordination Pre K Activities
Preschool activities and pre k early learning development activities for children and toddlers to increase hand eye co-ordination skills.
Ms. Meyer teaches about the associative property. She models an example of association with character figures. Next, she uses mathematical examples to answer these questions: What is the associative property? Why does it have the name it does? How can you recognize it when you see it? (06:38)