Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Math: Types of Angles Song by Heath

This video is well made about the different types of angles.  I think the tune is catchy and students can get a visual idea of what the different types of angles are.  The main angles sung about are obtuse, acute, straight, and right angles.  It also talks about rays and end points.  Could be a good video to introduce angles to young students.

Subject:  Geometry
Grade Level:  3-6
Time:  2:29

Math: Algebra is difficult says Stephen Colbert.

If you are looking for a video that can be a quick and entertaining video to show your Algebra students, then give this one a try.  Stephen Colbert has a good time pretending that Algebra is difficult.  It might be to him, don't know, but the final problem he does display to most students would look nearly impossible.  Its a very funny video though.

Subject:  Algebra
Time: 1:27
Grade Level:  8-12

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Math: Sesame street teaches subtraction

Here is a very elementary video worth showing your students in K-2 grade.  It is definitely very elementary, but Sesame Street does an excellent job discussing subtraction.  It is quite entertaining.

Subject:  Math (Subtraction)
Grade Level:  K-2
Time:  6:16

Math: Geometry Rap

Here is a rap song about the different shapes and angles.  Words that are discussed are rhombus, right angles, triangles, acute angles, parallelograms, etc...  It features elementary students and is sung at about the elementary grade level.

Subject:  Math (Geometry)
Grade Level:  3-6
Time:  2:28

Math: Can you solve this word problem before the end of the movie clip?

I am going to try this word problem with my students this week to see if they can solve the word problem given in this movie, "Little Big League."  This video is sure entertaining and mathematically funny.  See if your students can solve it.

Subject:  Math (Word problems/fractions)
Time:  3:57
Grade Level:  6-12

Monday, March 24, 2014

Earth Science: The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964

Here is a short documentary created by the USGS about the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake.  Remember that this is the largest US earthquake in our recorded history.  The video is mostly in black and white, but that is because it much of it was recorded just after the event.  The video show a bunch of images of the uplift that occurred.  Your students will also learn about the subduction zones that cause the Alaskan earthquakes.  One of the things I really like is that the video demonstrates how scientists conduct experiments and observations by using core samples.

Subject:  Earth Science
Time:  11:37
Grade Level:  6-12

Physical Science: WKRP explains the atom

Remember that good old show WKRP.  What happened to great TV like that?  Anyway, in this video the teacher teaches one of his students all about the atom.  This clip is full of humor while teaching the concept.  He does a pretty good job of it too.  Lighten the mood in your classroom by showing this video during your unit on Atoms.

Subject:  Physical Science/Chemistry
Time:  3:50
Grade Level:  6-12

Science: (Astronomy) How much does Thor's Hammer weigh?

I have to admit that I would have never though about how much Thor's hammer weighed, until you this video got into the hypothetical science behind it.  After all Thor's hammer was made in a dying star.  This video isn't so much about Thor's hammer as it is about the density of dying stars.  I am only assuming that Vsauce, the video creator, did the research, but this video would make a great conversation starter when talking about density and specifically about the density of collapsed stars.

 Subject:  Astronomy/Physical Science
Time:  3:29
Grade Level:  6-12