Computer Animation Teacher Resources

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Faces Tell Feelings - Part 4 - Computer Animation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners create a series of 6 drawings in KidPix illustrating the stages of a particular facial expression. They save each step of the expression as a separate file for use in a slide show. They save the slide show and print a copy for...
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Exploring Measurement

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
An adorable computer-animated classroom explores non-standard measurement with Sid the Science Kid. The concept is simple; you can only use one object to serve as your unit of non-standard measurement. This video is most appropriate for...
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Biofuel - Ethanol

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This clever video has an old fashioned feel but presents a very modern technology. The formation of ethanol fuel from plant material is explained using simple computer animations and a salesman-sounding narrator. The advantages of using...
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How Hydroelectricity Is Made?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
It's amazing that the state of Washington has been using readily available snowmelt and gravity to produce electricity! Lively narration and current footage comprise this educational video. Computer animations enlighten the viewer about...
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Metric & Standard Measurement Systems

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Teenagers in this engaging video explore different ancient measurement systems. Footage of the teens and computer animations combine to stimulate viewers' interest. The metric system is interchangeably referred to as the decimal system...
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Photosynthesis and Respiration

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What are the processes of photosynthesis and respiration? Where do they take place? These and other questions are answered in this brief but beneficial video. It contains a combination of video and computer animation to explain these...
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The Day the Mesozoic Died

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
A dynamic, three-part feature explores what caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Computer animations, interviews, and on-site footage from around the world divulge evidence that it was the K-T...
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Leaping Lizards

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Have you ever wondered how computer animations work and what type of math is involved in making objects move across the screen? In this task, your young computer animators will use the geometric transformation of translations,...
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Art as a profession

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students research a possible career in computer animation. In this computer animation lesson plan, students research the amount of money you could make in computer animation and the kinds of jobs you could acquire.
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Animation: ALICE Software

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars familiarize themselves with the ALICE software program. In this computer animation instructional activity, students are guided through a tutorial on how to use the ALICE software for animation.
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Computer Tracks Lunch Choices

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students read a story called Computer Program Tracks Lunch Choices and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this current events literacy lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions, recalling...
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Newton's Laws of Motion Illustrated with 3D Animations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sir Isaac Newton is introduced by a deep and calming voice. The voice and computer animations are used to explain the first Law of Motion, inertia. The video pauses and begins a segment on the second law of motion: force, mass, and...
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Ionic and Covalent Bonding Animation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This nifty little presentation uses computer animation to illuminate how ionic molecular bonds and covalent bonds are formed. This would be a terrific addition to your PowerPoint or Smart Board lesson on molecular bonding.
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NASA Visualization Explorer

For Students 4th - 12th
Read some of the most up-to-date information available from NASA's current Earth and space research! Along with showcased stories, you will find computer animations and satellite images that help you to view what humans cannot see with...
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How to Make Snow (If You're Not Elsa)

For Students 5th - 9th
Low temperature and, more surprisingly, low humidity, are required for snow formation. The process is explained for middle schoolers, with a few references to the Disney film, Frozen, just for fun. This cool video is a crisp addition to...
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Cell Membrane Structure and Function

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teach your class how to get out of a cell — or break in. The third installment in a seven-part series introduces the class to cell membranes and their functions. The lesson plan includes information to present to the class,...
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General Relativity & Gravity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This portion of video from "The Elegant Universe" series explores the progression of our understanding gravity and general relativity. Historic photos, interviews with professors, and modern computer animations tell the story. This video...
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Engineering an Empire - Greece, Part 2/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Before the keystone there was the corbel arch. Join your architecture and humanities classes in an exploration of the engineering and architectural developments of the Mycenaeans, the predecessors of early Greeks. A combination of...
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Five Major Chemical Reactions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Instruct your chemistry stars on the five different classes of chemical reactions with text, computer animation, and narrative. This video is short and to the point. Embed it into your PowerPoint or SmartBoard presentation when teaching...
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Carbon Dating - How Does It Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
For the first two minutes of this video, space-age narration and computer animation illuminate the science behind carbon dating. The presentation then switches gears and uses simple graphics and another narrator to explain the same...
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How It Works: The Toilet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you ever consider how the toilet, an apparatus that is highly valuable but often taken for granted, works? Computer animations showcase the gravity fed flush toilet. This video would be valuable as an enrichment for your physics or...
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How a Geothermal Plant Works?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explain how a geothermal power plant works using this computer-animated video. The narrative is included on the video itself. Though not particularly engaging, the video is educational and can be used if you will be covering geothermal...
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Propagation of Sound

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This short video explains the two types of waves involved in sound wave propagation. Very simplistic computer animations support the verbal explanation. You could embed this video into your high school physics PowerPoint or SmartBoard...
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Nuclear Power - How it Works?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This video uses computer animation, pictures from an actual nuclear power generator, and narration by the Deputy Site Vice President of a Canadian power station. By viewing it, your class will increase their understanding of how nuclear...

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