Hula Hoop Challenge
In this teacher-created video, students hula hoop for twenty seconds with the hoop starting around the waist and remaining off the floor the entire time. ( :25)
Explanations and examples of each of the three laws of motion. Run time 03:37. Video begins with a brief description of who Sir Isaac Newton is and then procedes to address the first law of motion, second law of motion, and third law of motion.
Giovanni Palestrina - Tu es Petrus (You are Peter)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Tu es Petrus. Palestrina was a Renaissance composer who composed many pieces of church music for the Roman church. He composed 105 masses, 68 offertories, at least 140 madrigals and more than 300 motets. In addition, there are at least 72 hymns, 35 magnificats, 11 litanies, and four or five sets of lamentations.
This is the entire composition-a still image of Palestrina is on the screen for the length of the video. (6:38)
Arthropods by StudyJams
Arthropods make up 75% of invertebrates. Arthropods have several qualities in common: jointed legs, bodies divided into sections, and an exoskeleton, or shell. Some of the arthropods you may know include: lobsters, millipedes, spiders, ants, and butterflies. Learn more about arthropods with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.&
It's January in Antartica and summer is in full swing. This movie uses professional video footage and narration from National Geographic to show how these Antarctic animals flock to the shore for mating season. This brief video is an example of adult/young relationship between the parent penguin and baby chicks. Run time 02:45.
Emperor Penguins in Antarctica - BBC Planet Earth
This video provides a chance to see amazing images from deep inside the frozen seas of Antarcica. It charts the gruelling and heroic winter life of the emperor penguin in almost impossibly cold temperatures. The video is narrated by David Attenborough, and is wonderful for viewers of any age.
Spanish Verbs - Group 5
This video teaches a fifth group of basic Spanish verbs. It is presented in Spanish and English, but has great illustrations, and the words are written in both English and Spanish. Very easy to follow
How to Make Introductions in Icelandic Language
Learn some basic introductions in Icelandic. These phrases include introducing yourself, a friend, or family members. Along with the pronunciation view the words on screen and practice along. Run time 01:01.
The Number 5 Jive
Elmo raps about the number five in this Sesame Street snippet. 5 objects and the numeral five are shown in many different ways. The picture is fuzzy. (1:21)
Learn How to Write an Essay - First Draft, Revisions, and Proofreading
An Essay - First Draft, Revisions and Proofreading - Learn how to Write an Essay - First Draft, Revisions and Proofreading. Obviously, this video is too short to cover everything in depth, however, it will give the viewer some basics. (01:38)
China: Silk Road
This 2:46 video explains the geography and history of the Silk Road through China. Good illustrations. An excellent overview of why this Road was important.
This video provides a brief introduction to prepositions. Examples include images along with sentences that contain a preposition. A narrator explains each example. The video cuts off at the end. (01:06)
Going Lunar for Less
How do you put together an entire lunar mission on a tight time, weight, and funding budget? One way is to use spare parts and off-the-shelf supplies, and to incorporate space junk as a valuable scientific tool. In this video extra, see how the LCROSS team plans to do just this on its mission to search for water on the moon. (2:55)
Inca Mummies: Secrets of the Lost World
Trek with archaeologists through the Andes and unearth the secrets of the Inca.
Incas: A History
A good video that explains the Inca culture, history, and demise. A map, word list, and timeline would benefit students when watching this excellent overview.
An overview of Mayan history as we know it. Cartoon video includes topics such as their disappearance, concept of zero, forms of writing, and 365-day calendars.
George Washington: A Three Part Series
A very, very long introduction. This series goes into detail about his life.
George Washington Part 1: The Early Years
George Washington Part 2: The Military Commander
George Washington Part 3: Guiding the New Nation
Turning Points in History - Hammurabi's Code of Laws
A uniform set of laws becomes necessary with the rise of cities in order to keep order and this 3:32 minute video explains how law came from the Hammurabi in what is now Iraq. A good history that helps students understand how law came to be and why it is needed.
We the People
On May 25th, 1787, a convention began in Philadelphia that would forever change the world. In the months that followed, the delegates to the convention would produce one of the most important documents in human history: The Constitution of the United States. This framework for democracy has been the basis for freedom in the United States and the world for over two hundred years. (01:59)
Martha Graham describing one of her dance techniques
This video shows Martha Graham describing a dance technique. The video shows dancers as she is talking. (0:41)