Monday, April 30, 2012

History: George W. Bush's thoughts on 9-11

This is a documentary and interview with George W. Bush give 10 years after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centers.

Subject:  US History
Grade Level:  7-12
Length:  44:59

Economics: What was the Great Depression and what were some of the Causes?

This is a documentary explaining the history just before the Great Depression occurred.  It does a good job showing actual footage and music from the time period.

Subject:  US History
Grade Level:  6-12
Length:  33:13

Economics: How does the stock market work?

This is an older cartoon video but does an excellent job explaining how the stock market works, using Oil Corporations as an example.

Subject:  Economics
Grade Level:  5-12
Length:  9:13

Science: What are some environmental risks of volcanoes?

This is a news report that FOX news did during 2010 in which a volcano kept air travel from being productive. They brought on a Physicist to discuss environmental issues related to volcanic eruptions.

Subject:  Earth Science
Grade Level:  7-12
Length:  6:11

Social Studies: What is a savings account and how do I open one?

This is a British video about the importance a savings account is, what it is, and why you should have one.  They did a pretty good job creating this video and keeping it on a younger grade level.

Subject:  Finance
Grade Level:  3-12
Length:  2:42

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Science: What are the 5 senses?

This video comes from the Hi-5 singing group.  If you need to get your little ones up and dancing while learning their 5 senses, then this video would be perfect.

Subject:  Biology
Grade Level:  k-3
Length:  2:18

History: What was it like to live during the Great Depression?

If you are looking for a video that will bring your students to a better understanding as to what life was like during the Great Depression, then search no longer.  This video comes from the National Archives in which they have different survivors of the depression tell their stories.

Subject:  American History
Grade Level:  6-12
Length:  27:47

History: How did the Aztec gain their power?

This is a historical video that discusses the rise to power of the Aztecs.  In the video you will see images of sculptures and scenery of the past and hear the history of the Aztecs.

Subject:  History
Grade Level:  6-12
Length:  9:36

Monday, April 23, 2012

Science: What are the processes of erosion?

If you are looking for a quick video that will describe erosion found in the mountains and show beautiful scenery, then you have found a good one.  This video show scenery from high up in the Oregon mountains and have excellent footage of erosion.

Subject:  Earth Science
Grade Level:  1-12
Length:  1:13

Science: How is copper mined, refined, and used by humans?

This is a pretty neat video that discusses how copper is formed and then goes on to demonstrate how we take it out of the ground refine it, and then tells shows us what how we use it.  It looks to be a composite of many different videos.

Subject:  Earth Science
Grade Level:  6-12
Length:  13:55

History: Who was Henry Ford?

This is a really interesting video about Henry Ford.  Most of the film come from the Henry Ford film collection so the film is authentic.  There are elements of this video that allow the viewer to peak into Henry Ford's personal and professional life.

Subject:  American History
Grade Level:  6-12
Length:  36:11

Science: What are different types of fossils?

This is an animated video that discusses many of the different types of fossils and how they are formed.  Some of the fossils in this video are: Trace, Mold, Resin, and Body.

Subject:  Earth Science
Grade Level:  1-3
Length:  2:39

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Social Studies: What was some of the aftermath caused by World War I.

Awesome video describing the aftermath of World War I.  This would be a great film to show at the end of a unit on World War I.  It describes much of the cause and effects that World War I had on the populations and a little bit about how it helped Hiltler get to World War II.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Science: What are population distributions?

This is an awesome video that can serve as an introductory to population distributions.  It talks about the three different population distributions:  aggregated, uniform, and random.  The video contains neat footage of animals and plants living in different locations of the world.

Subject:  Ecology
Grade Level:  4-12
Length:  3:51

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Science: What is the Muscular System?

Understanding the muscular system is important to any biology curriculum.  This flash animation discuss what the muscular system is and many facts about it that you might not have known.

Subject:  Life Science
Grade Level:  K-6
Length:  6:56

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Science: What about Mars?

In this educational video, scientists from Arizona State University, discuss a little bit about the red planet, what we know about it, and how we go about studying it.  Great introductory video for those studying Mars.

Subject:  Astronomy
Grade Level:  5-12
Length:  4:49

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Technology: How has technology evolved?

This educational video does an nice job just showing images from the past, present and future uses of technology.  Makes you think of where we are headed with our technology.

Subject:  Technology
Grade Level:  2-12
Length:  2:25

Monday, April 9, 2012

Science: How does photosynthesis work in plants?

This educational video does a great job explaining how plants take in sunlight and convert it into energy and food.

Subject: biology
Grade level: 8-12
Length:  4:52

Science: How do you tell which rock type you have. In your hands?

This guy does an excellent job using actual rock specimens to give you a simple way to identify the three types of rock. Metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous. Even though there are always exceptions to rules in science, you will find out some characteristics of each rock type that will give you an idea of what type of rock you are looking at.

Grade level: 6-12
Subject: Geology
Length:  3:09

Science: Cobra vs Monitor lizard, predator prey

If you are teaching about how predators and prey interact then this video is awesome. It shows a monitor lizard and a cobra fight and defend themselves while trying to eat eggs. Great introductory video.

Grade level: K-12
Subject: biology
Length:  1:15

Science: How does food nutrients get into the blood steam?

Here is a pretty cool animation that demonstrates the beginning of the digestive system and how the nutrients from your food actually get into the bloodstream.

Subject: Biology
Grade Level: 4-12
Length: 3:03

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Science: What are the types of lava flows?

This educational science video shows some of the different types of lava flows. There really aren't any word in the video, but it has some excellent quality photography. If you are discussing lava in the classroom, then this video would be an excellent introduction.

Subject: geology
Grade level: K-12

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Science: What is Jupiter like?

In this video scientists will visually demonstrate how big and what Jupiter is like.  Very easy video to understand without too much scientific jargon that might confuse younger students.

Subject:  Astronomy
Grade Level:  4-12
Length:  7:30

Science: How do deep sea fish adapt to the darkness to attract prey?

This scientific video from BBC is really neat.  It shows a few different types of fish that use luminescence to attract prey and obtain their food.  Really cool.

Grade Level:  k-12
Subject:  Life Science
Length:  2:19

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Science: What is soil?

This is a rather long video, but very well done.  If you are teaching about soil this video will describe it and how soil affects the growth of plants and how soil is created.  There are many Soil Scientists that are brought in to tell your class all about soil.

Grade Level:  5-12
Subject:  Earth Science
Length:  29:56