Building Simple Machines: A Plant Quencher
How difficult can it be to water a plant? Pretty difficult when your objective is to build the most complicated machine possible to complete this simple task. In this video segment from ZOOM, Jillian demonstrates the use of ramps, wheels, pulleys, and other simple machines to construct her "plant quencher." Run time 01:16.
Kwanzaa is a holiday to celebrate African-American cultural heritage. In this video learn how this holiday got started and the customs and traditions of Kwanzaa.
Conserving Water at Home
Humans depend on freshwater for drinking as well as for domestic, agricultural, and industrial uses. Careless and wasteful use of this renewable but high-demand natural resource contributes to water depletion. This video segment adapted from Last Oasis details some state and local water-conservation initiatives designed to help conserve water in the U.S. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:00.
" Fern Protects the Environment"- An Animated Storybook
Fern the Fox demonstrates many ways to be environmentally friendly is this computer-animated storybook. Examples shown include turning off lights to save energy, shortening showers to conserve water, taking bottles to a recycling center, avoiding use of plastic shopping bags, and making a compost. The words of the story appear on each page and are highlighted as they are read. ( 1:51)
This video shows step by step how to assembly the percussion kit and how to hold the mallets/sticks and play some first sounds. (07:30)
Back to School/Back Outside Report
In this 2:30 report,the importance of spending time outside for children is emphasised and how it impoves school performance. A good video to show to parents and to students in the Spring. Especially important is the relationship between being outside and better learning abilitiies.
How to Solve a Math Pattern
In order to solve a math pattern, a few numbers of the pattern need to be provided first. Learn about arithmetic and geometric sequences with help from a math teacher.
Grocery School: Lunch Meat
How to tell what to look for in lunch meat. A good video to motivate students to take a look at what they are eating and how to shop with a sharper eye towards lunch meat. Samples of packaging to show the students might make this an even better lesson.
Ancient Greece Artifacts
This eight minute video is student made and jumps from subject to subject rapidly. The video does have good information about the objects shown, but there is little continuity.
Harriet Tubman Documentary
In this edited documentary of Harriet Tubman, aimed at milddle-school and high school students, Harriet Tubman and her contributions to history are presented. (08:22)
Video is about Harriet Tubman and how she helped many different slaves obtain freedom. To this day Harriet Tubman is still remembered as "The Moses of her people" for good reason. From 1849 to 1860, in 17 dangerous missions to the Confederate South, she helped more than 300 slaves escape to freedom in the North.
B.B. King and Buddy Guy singing "I can't quit you baby"
This live video shows two blues ledgends playing together live at B. B. King's Blues Club. (2:59)
Sample the best of Moroccan culture in Djema's al Fna, where fortune tellers, street preachers, and storytellers have shared their talents since the 11th century.
Jane Goodall - What Separates Us From Apes
The topic of this video may be controversial to some. Please view it with an open mind. If anything, the video will provide food for thought and enlightening conversation. Remember, this is the viewpoint of one scientist.
Jane Goodall hasn't found the missing link, but she's come closer than nearly anyone else. The primatologist says the only real difference between humans and chimps is our sophisticated language. She urges us to start using it to change the world.
Christopher Columbus in a Nutshell
A brief animated video that gives an overview of the life of Christopher Columbus and his voyage. Discusses the facts and myths about the Columbus voyage. (01:32)
Renaissance Art- A Brief Overview
Short overview of the Renaissance Art movement. This began in Italy in the 1300s. Artists painted rounded people and linear perspective. This is a narration with still images.
The Po river
This video has footage of the river Po. A speaker talks about the benefits of it's fertile banks and shows how the towns, fields and factories are effected by flooding.
Learn how to Write an Essay - Choosing Genre, Topic and Scope
Write an Essay - Choosing Genre, Topic and Scope is a short video that goes over the basics of how to get started. Nothing complicated and lacks real life examples. The related videos on the site carry the topic further, but all of them are limited. Would best be used to review for students who already know how to write an essay.
Throughout the writing process, peer response can help young adolescents develop as thinkers and writers. In this session, participants explore strategies for structuring peer interactions and for teaching students to respond positively and productively to each other’s work. (58:25)
Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback to Their Class Using Moon Journals-Part 2
In part 2 of this video, the teachers allow the students to discuss on how the teachers gave feedback on the moon journals. The teacher charted what the students noticed on feedback the teachers gave each other. Then the teachers observe a peer feedback session between the students. Using appropriate and respectful vocabulary, two teachers share their own moon journals and give each other feedback. Students deepen their appreciation of the value of descriptive feedback and gain insight