Paul Bunyan, Part 1 of 2
Actor James Earl Jones introduced Disney's 1958 animated film. At "sixty-three ax-handles high" and with a big blue ox for a sidekick, our next hero, Paul Bunyan was a perfect subject for a Disney animated featurette. From his early days as a giant baby washed up on the shores of a seaside town, to his fame as the greatest lumberjack that ever lived, everything about him was bigger then life. Legend has it that he formed the Grand Titons, built Pike's Peak, and is responsible for the
Pecos Bill 3 of 3
The classic Disney cartoon, from American Heroes. Pecos Bill is a legendary American Cowboy, apocryphally immortalized in numerous tall tales of the Old West during American westward expansion into the Southwest of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. This is a three part video. Video is of average quality, but story is an old favorite. Video is appropriate for preschool and early elementary school children.
Norse Mythology: The Creation of the Universe The universe was empty. Ginnungagap, seeming emptiness and endless space, became two regions, Niflheim, the land of snow andice, and Muspelheim, the land of fire. The collision of fire and ice caused a huge explosion. Millions of tons of water went into the air they formed a body of a giant. The giant took many years to be formed, his name was Augelmir. His offspring called him Ymir and was the first of the mountain giants
The universe was empty. Ginnungagap, seeming emptiness and endless space, became two regions, Niflheim, the land of snow andice, and Muspelheim, the land of fire. The collision of fire and ice caused a huge explosion. Millions of tons of water went into the air they formed a body of a giant. The giant took many years to be formed, his name was Augelmir. His offspring called him Ymir and was the first of the mountain giants
"Daddy" Poem by Sylvia Plath
This desperately angry and coldly bitter poem is read by the poet Sylvia Plath herself (1932 - 1963) in this video, accompanied by film and images, including family and personal photographs. Powerful. (3:56)
How a Rainbow Works
This video shows how sunlight goes through raindrops and is separated into the colors we see in the rainbow. Good explanation on how the eye sees the rainbow. Run time 03:17.
Rainbow Song - Roy G Biv
This adorable video by TMBG is a well produced, catchy song and story about Roy G Biv to help students remember the colors of the rainbow. (2:41)
Mysterious Ball Lightning
This video shows many different incidents of ball lightning. Ball lightning may be an atmospheric electrical phenomenon, the physical nature of which is still controversial. The term refers to reports of luminous, usually spherical objects which vary from pea-sized to several meters in diameter. It is sometimes associated with thunderstorms, but unlike lightning flashes, which last only a fraction of a second, ball lightning reportedly lasts many seconds. Video is set to music and no words are s
Basics of Geography: Climate
Discusses what makes up geography; land, water, people and their lives and how land and water affect them. Geography also includes climate. Climate is the weather pattern in a region of the world over a long period of time. One of the major factors affecting our climate is the Sun. The way the Earth moves around the Sun affects the climate. This video discusses rotation, revolution, year, axis, hemisphere, latitude, lines of latitude, and equator. This video discusses what causes the different c
National Geographic-Climate and Weather
In this short National Geographic video, students will be able to witnesses changes in nature. Students will be able to define the differences between climate and weather. Climate refers to the average weather conditions of a place over a long time. There are 6 main climate zones from mild and inviting to harsh. Weather refers to the day to day conditions of the Earth's atmosphere at a particular place and time. This is a wonderful companion teaching resource for a lesson/unit on climate weather
Weather and Climate Video discussed seasons and where are there changes in seasons. The four seasons are; summer, fall/autumn, winter, spring. The northern and southern hemispheres experience opposite seasons. The seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth at a 23 and a half degree angle and the orbit around the sun. Different parts of the Earth are closer to the sun at different times of the year. The seasons are measured in Equinoxes (March
Video discussed seasons and where are there changes in seasons. The four seasons are; summer, fall/autumn, winter, spring. The northern and southern hemispheres experience opposite seasons. The seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth at a 23 and a half degree angle and the orbit around the sun. Different parts of the Earth are closer to the sun at different times of the year. The seasons are measured in Equinoxes (March
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.
Learn French - French Numbers 40-50
A frog recites the numbers 40 to 50 in French, while giving the viewer enough time to repeat the numbers. The French words also appear on the screen. Suitable for all new learners to French. (from imagiers.net)
Pelvis (Part 1) Tutorial
Video uses hand drawn diagrams to identify and discuss the structure and physiology of the pelvis. Focus on the pelvic girdle and joints. Good review for a test. Music in background is a little distracting, and video is a little blurry. Grades 9-12. 4:25 min.
Bones Landmarks of the Foot
Labelled diagram is used to point out major features of the foot bones and to properly pronounce the terms. Blank diagram at the end encourages students to practice the terms. Grades 9-12. 1:34 min.
Molecular Visualization of DNA Replication
3-D animation of the process of DNA replication at the molecular level. Shows the replication fork, the leading strand with continual replication, and the lagging strand where the okzaki fragments are being produced. No narration. Set to music. (01:24)
Carl Sagan on the Origin of DNA
In this nine-minute video Carl Sagan discusses the origin of the DNA and is suitable for high school students.
Journey to the Center of a Virus
This cartoon animation explains the four different parts of the virus (service proteins, capsid, DNA/RNA, and membrane envelope) using the analogy of a present. The video appears to be a high school project. 2:25 min.
Longest Lunar Eclipse in Hundred Years
The century's longest lunar eclipse will be visible across India from midnight on Wednesday. It will last for almost two hours and won't be seen again till the year 2141. It was visible between 12.52 and 2.43 am on June 15, 2011. (02:11)
Colors in Spanish and English
This is a great video that teaches how to say colors in both, English and Spanish.
At the Airport (En el Aeropuerto)
This video is a slideshow presenting vocabulary about airports. There are images and the words and phrases are written and read out both in English and in Spanish.