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
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.
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
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.