Saturday, March 31, 2012

Science: What is the aquatic food web like?

This is an interesting video that describes some problems with the aquatic food web that contains certain types of trout.

Subject:  Life Science
Grade Level:  7-12
Length:  2:34

Friday, March 30, 2012

Science: What is the digestive system and how does it work?

This scientific educational video visually explains the digestive system.  It does so by show how a piece of food goes throughout your body and ends up as waste.

Subject:  Biology
Grade Level:  6-12
Length:  1:49

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Science: How big is our Earth compared to the sun and other stars?

You have probably all seen the images out there on Google that show how small the Earth is compared to different planets and suns.  This is a video that kind of takes you through that picture.  It is very well done.

Subject:  Astronomy
Grade Level:  k-12
Length:  3:00

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Science: What are the planets in our solar system?

This is an interesting educational video created for the younger students.  It is an animation and song that describes the sun and the eight planets.  It does skip poor old Pluto, which I refuse to believe he no longer is a planet.   The song is slow and easy.

Grade Level:  1-3
Subject:  Astronomy
Length:  4:19

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Science: What is a pulley and how does it work?

This educational video is done by Bill Nye the Science Guy.  This 6 minute segment does an excellent job discussing how pulleys work and why and where we use them.

Subject:  Physical Science
Grade Level:  2-8
Length:  6:08

Monday, March 26, 2012

Math: What is the denominator?

This is a cute and simple song that explains what the denominator in a fraction is.

Grade Level:  1-4
Subject:  Math...Fractions
Length:  2:47

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Science: What is photosynthesis?

This video discusses the questions, "What is photosynthesis?"  It is done using rap which I am not a big fan of, but its descriptions of photosynthesis and the visuals it uses are really good.

Subject:  Life Science
Grade Level:  7-12
Length:  3:21

Friday, March 23, 2012

Science: How do land animals breath?

A brief educational video discussing how land animals take in oxygen through the respiratory system.  It will animate the breathing process.

Subject:  Life Science
Grade level:  3-6
Length:  1:44

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Social Studies: How do I become an entrepreneur?

This is a really short video about how to become an entrepreneur and discusses what an entrepreneur is.

Subject:  Social Studies
Grade Level:  4-12
Length:  1:28

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Science: What is the life cycle of a plant?

In this elementary educational video, your students will learn what the life cycle of a plant is all about.  It will discuss, pollination, seed germination, and photosynthesis.

Grade level:  1-4
Subject:  Life Science
Length:  5:29

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Science: What is sound?

This educational video quickly and visually describes what sound is and goes into a little detail about what frequencies are.

Grade level:  2-5
Subject:  Physical Science
Length:  0:37

Monday, March 19, 2012

Science: What is soil and why do we need it?

Here is a very well done elementary educational video discussing the importance of soil.  The University of New Mexico created it. They use vocabulary that is easy to understand.  The video will discusses what is found in soil and how it is important to humans and animals.

Grade level:  1-6
Subject:  Earth Science
Length:  14:26

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Science: How small are atoms?

Bill Nye demonstrates how small atoms are in this educational film.  Your students will find it interesting to see that most of everything is actually empty space and that the nucleus of the atom and it electrons are really spread out.

Subject:  Physical Science
Grade Level:  4-8
Length:  6:37

Saturday, March 17, 2012

History: What were some causes of World War I?

This is a two part video describing events in Europe that lead to the beginning of World War I.  It is an older video, but contains quite a bit of actual clips from the time period.

Subject:  World History
Grade Level:  6-12
Length:  8:42 and 7:49

Friday, March 16, 2012

Science: How do predators and prey interact and help form the food web?

This video would be a great one to use if you are going to introduce the food web and predator/prey relationships.  It has some great footage of animals chasing each other around.

Subject:  Life Science
Grade Level:  4-12
Length:  2:40

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Social Studies: Who was Leonardo Da Vinci?

This is a well told history of the life of Leonardo Da Vinci.  After your students watch this they will get an excellent idea of the struggles and successes of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Subject:  Social Studies:  World/Art History
Grade Level:  6-12
Length:  14:56

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Science: What causes seasons?

This educational video discusses how seasons occur by using some pretty good animations and graphics.  In this video you will learn about the rotation and revolution of the earth.

Grade Level:  3-12
Subject:  Earth Science
Length:  6 Minutes

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Social Studies: What is the Liberty Bell?

This educational video discusses what the Liberty Bell is and symbolizes.

Grade Level:  6-12
Subject:  American History
Length: 4:26

Monday, March 12, 2012

Science: What are the three types of rocks?

Tim and Moby do an excellent job in this educational animation, describing the three types of rocks, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock.  The discuss a general description of the rock cycle as well.

Grade level:  2-7
Subject:  Earth Science
Length:  2:05

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Science: What is voltage, resistance, and current?

In this educational video, Grandpa John does an excellent job explaining voltage, resistance, and current.  He uses a series and different types of light bulbs for his demonstration.  Very easy to understand.

Grade Level:  3-12
Subject:  Physical Science
Length:  1:59

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Science: What are the processes and functions for living things?

This video describes the 7 functions and processes of life:  Movement, Sensitivity, Respiration, Nutrition, Growth, Excretion, and Reproduction.

Subject:  Science (Biology)
Grade Levels:  3-12
Length:  4:52

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Social Studies: What was the Manifest Destiny?

This video demonstrates and discusses what the Manifest Destiny is.

Subject:  US History 1800-1860
Grade Level:  4-12
Length:  3:32

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Science: How does the scientific method work?

Scientists go in great into great detail when going through the scientific method to come up with a theory.  Elementary students just need the basics as to how the scientific method works.  They don't need a thousand steps that I think sometimes teachers make their students learn.  It is simple really, observe, hypothesise, experiment, observe your results, and then come up with a conclusion.  Sure scientist may have to revise their hypothesis and test again or add a variable to the experiment to see if they get different results, but I think for the elementary student, this video show enough steps to getting them started.

Subject:  Scientific Inquiry
Grade Level:  3-7

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Science: What is light?

I think I remember seeing this video when I was a kid, but don't worry.  It discusses what light is and how we actually only see objects that either emit or reflect light.  Even though it looks to be an older video the science is sound.  

Subject:  Physical Science
Grade Levels:  K-4

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Science: What is the Scientific Method?

This video come from a Youtube channel that I subscribe too called "WhatYouOughtToKnow."  The presentation isn't very visual, but he does an excellent job bringing comedy to his topics and explanation.  In this video he discusses what the Scientific Method is, how it works, and how scientists use it or ought to use it.

Subject:  Science Inquiry
Grade Level:  6-12

Monday, March 5, 2012

Science: Who was Charles Darwin?

Here is a really quick video about 5 things you might not have known about Charles Darwin, the father of evolutionary theory. It doesn't go too much in detail about his life but it does show some aspects of his life that you probably didn't know.

Subject:  Science/History
Grade Level:  3-12


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Science: What is the respiratory system?

This is a very short but excellent video that quickly goes through the different parts of the respiratory system.

Grade levels:  7-12

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Science: What is a fossil and how does it become one?

Here is an awesome video that visually explains what a fossil is and how it became one.  Very well done for the lower grade levels.

Grade Level:  K-4
Subject:  Earth Science
AZ Standard:  G3.65.C1.PO4

Friday, March 2, 2012

Social Studies: What is US Debt?

Here is another great video from Epipheo on Youtube who does an outstanding job explaining to younger audiences what things are.  In these two videos he does an excellent job visually discussing what "debt" is and ends with what the US debt is all about.  Take a look and learn something new with your students.

Grade levels:  4-12
Subjects:  Economics and Social Studies

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Social Studies: Leap Year

Find out why leap year happens every four years and at the beginning of every century.  This video goes through the history and science of why leap year happens and some other cool things that you might not know.

Grade Level:  5-12
Subjects:  History, Science