Francis Bacon "Of Studies - Purpose & manner" Recitation animation
Here is a virtual movie of the great Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626) philosopher and statesman and a pioneer of modern scientific thought reciting his essay on his thoughts on the true value of reading "Of Studies - Purpose & manner". Bacon was a radical on the subjects of learning and education. Knowledge in his time was considered to be a static, timeless thing worked out in the isolated contemplation of classic texts (especially those of
The Lincoln Penny and the Money Museum
MEET ME AT THE CORNER takes you on a virtual field trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado to visit the Money Museum. Our young host Amanda learn about the history of money, coin collecting and the new Lincoln penny.
Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
Here is a black and white virtual movie of Edgar Allan Poe "reading" his classic sad and mysterious love poem, "The Raven." The words of the poem are not shown on screen. The photograph head shot of Poe "reads" the poem, with lips "moving" and an occassional shift of head position and facial expression. Poe lived from 1809 - 1849; the first sound recording was invented by Edison in 1877.
"I Cannot Live With You" Poem by Emily Dickinson
Here is a black-and-white virtual movie of the (photograph of) the Emily Dickinson's head "reading" one of her love poems, number 640, "I Cannot Live With You". The text can be pulled down from the description box (top right). (1:51)
"I Died for Beauty" by Emily Dickinson
Here is a black-and-white virtual movie. a photograph of the head of Abiah Root (friend of the great American poet Emily Dickinson) "reading" Dickinson's poem "I Died For Beauty." The text can be pulled down from the description box (top right). Audio is very soft. (0:41)
"The Road Not Taken" Poem by Robert Frost
Here is a black and white virtual movie of the head (photograph) of Robert Frost "reading" probably his best known poem, "The Road Not Taken."
"Who Knows the People" Poem by Carl Sandburg
Here is a black-and-white virtual movie of poet Carl Sandburg "reading" his poem, "Who Knows The People." The photo and sound quality are grainy. (1:47)
This video is one of MEET ME AT THE CORNER's virtual field trips. A group of young girl inventors from San Diego enter FIRST Robotic competition. The girls answer various questions in this video interview. Run time 04:15.
Pinhole Photography for Kids
This is one of MEET ME AT THE CORNER' Virtual Field Trips. The video takes you to San Diego to learn about pinhole photography and demonstrated how to make your own pinhole camera. Run time 03:49.
Giant Excavated Ant Colony Reveals Marvellous Wonder
Tons of cement are poured down a large ant colony and discover a virtual city. Massive. It is eight meters deep and 150 feet wide. Three minute video that can not be missed. Have the students quess how large it is before watching the video. Develop an appreciation of ants. A great video for all grade levels. Lots of lessons possible including hard work, team work, size does not matter, and why there are ants. Run time 03:15.
San Francisco Cable Cars
Join Emily for a virtual field trip to The City By the Bay. Meet "The-
Cable Car Guy." Learn about the history of cable cars and how they
work.(Professional video that has history as well as present-day materials.)
Paul Revere's Ride- Longfellow
A virtual animation of the head of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow reading (read by Daniel Massey) his legendary poem "Paul Revere's Ride". (5:32)
Virtual Field Trip to The Money Museum
Join Amanda for a virtual field trip to the Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado and learn about coin collecting and the new Lincoln penny. In 2009, the United States Mint will mint and issue four
different one-cent coins in recognition of the bicentennial ( 200
years) of President Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary
of the first issuance of the Lincoln cent. Produced by Nick Jr. as part of its virtual field trip series, Meet Me at the Corner. Extended lear
This video is a virtual field trip to Plymouth Plantation. Images are shown with music in the background and items are occasionally labeled with text. (Amateur video with slides and music but no narration)
Fractions - Parts of a Whole - A Virtual Manipulative
This virtual manipulative relates parts of a whole unit to written description and fraction. There are more instructions to the right of the manipulative.
Fractions - Rectangle Multiplication - A Virtual Manipulative
Visualize and practice multiplying fractions using an area representation. Use this virtual manipulate to graphically demonstrate, explore, and practice multiplying fractions.
The grid shows two fractions multiplied together by showing one fraction in red on the left and another in blue on the bottom of a grid. The area of the overlapping region shown in purple is the product (result of multiplying) the fractions.
There are more instructions to the right of the manipulative.
Rectangle Division - Virtual Manipulative
Use this virtual manipulate to explore and practice division using pictures.
The grid shows a big number divided by a little number. The big number is the total number of blue and red blocks. The little number is the height of the blue rectangle. The number of red blocks is the remainder left over when the big number is divided by the little number
Mandelbrot and Julia Sets - A Virtual Manipulative
This virtual manipulative allows you to examine and experiment with the infinitely complex structure of Mandelbrot and Julia Sets. There are instructions to the right of the manipulative.
Polygon Fractals - A Virtual Manipulative
Using this virtual manipulative you may draw polygon fractals. Each is created by using a random probability process. There are more instructions to the right of the manipulative.
Tessellations – A Virtual Manipulative
Tessellations – Using regular and semi-regular tessellations to tile the plane. There are directions to the right of the manipulative. The learner can use this virtual manipulative to explore which shapes tessellate and which do not.