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A rich-media collection of educational videos from the Ohio Public Television Stations that explores Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Technology, Math, and Careers.

Shuttle Tile


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Shuttle Tile

This demonstration traces the transfer of thermal energy by conduction with the use of a space shuttle tile.

  • Grades: 5
  • Views: 153
  • Favorites: 18
Sound and Vibration


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Sound and Vibration

This two-part demonstration uses an aluminum rod and a mixture of cornstarch and water—oobleck—to show that sound is produced by the vibration of matter.

  • Grades: 8
  • Views: 303
  • Favorites: 32
Ice Bomb


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Ice Bomb

This demonstration shows the effects of temperature on air and water inside a container. As the water inside a 1/8-inch cast iron container freezes, it expands causing the container to break.

  • Grades: 7
  • Views: 91
  • Favorites: 14
Barfing Pumpkin


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Barfing Pumpkin

This demonstration shows chemical change with hydrogen peroxide decomposing into water and oxygen.

  • Grades: 4
  • Views: 1504
  • Favorites: 40
Banana Hammer


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Banana Hammer

To show simple physical change, a banana is frozen in liquid nitrogen and used to hammer a nail into a piece of wood.

  • Grades: 4
  • Views: 289
  • Favorites: 13
Glowing Spinach


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Glowing Spinach

In this demonstration, stored energy in plants is made visible by shining a black light on the chlorophyll that has been extracted from chopped spinach.

  • Grades: 6
  • Views: 200
  • Favorites: 9
Introduction


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Introduction

This video from WOSU Public Media defines wetlands; describes their different varieties; and demonstrates why we should care about them.

  • Grades: 7-10
  • Views: 108
  • Favorites: 16
Amazing Chase


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Amazing Chase

This video from WOUB Athens, presented as a parody of a popular TV network reality show, will help high school students review and prepare for the Ohio Graduation Test in Mathematics.

  • Grades: 10-12
  • Views: 133
  • Favorites: 7
Brachistochrone Curve


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Brachistochrone Curve

This demonstration provides an answer to the question, “What is the path producing the shortest possible time for an object to descend from a given point to another point, under constant gravity with no friction?”

  • Grades: 8
  • Views: 277
  • Favorites: 2
Nature's Supermarket


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Nature's Supermarket

This video shows a sample of the large varieties of plants, animals, birds and fish that abound in wetlands and looks at the processes that sustain them.

  • Grades: 7-10
  • Views: 169
  • Favorites: 27
Breathing Blue


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Breathing Blue

In this demonstration of chemical change, the presenter blows breath into a methylene blue solution releasing carbon dioxide which acidifies the water and changes it from a bright blue color to green.

  • Grades: 6
  • Views: 144
  • Favorites: 25
Nature's Kidneys


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Nature's Kidneys

This video shows how wetlands cleanse the ecosystem in ways similar to how kidneys cleanse the human body.

  • Grades: 7-10
  • Views: 317
  • Favorites: 40