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Where does your homeschool find free science and/or history related videos? Without relying on television. I know of the History Channel site & Netflix.<br><br>
We just now watched a great movie on the Civil War created by the History Channel with Netflix's instant view function. It was great, and now I want to add more movies & videos to our schooling. I used to rely on several science video sites, but it's been so long that I've forgotten which ones they were....<br><br>
Of course we can use our library as well, but how do I even learn about the names of videos to search for at the library? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
So where are your favorite places to find videos? (For any ages)<br><br>
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i can search our library's system online for books and videos and then put them on hold for me to pick up. Works awesomely.
 

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Not online, but we get three Bill Nye the Science guy videos from the library each week. My kids love them!<br><br>
ETA: Would also love the name of the civil war movie you watched!
 

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If you're looking for older children, I love the DVDs from the Teaching Company. They are quite pricey, but they regularly have 70% off sales; everything is on sale at least once a year.<br><br>
Oops! I totally missed the "free" aspect of your request.
 

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<a href="http://www.watchknow.org/" target="_blank">http://www.watchknow.org/</a><br><a href="http://www.ted.com/" target="_blank">http://www.ted.com/</a><br><br><br>
if you look around on youtube, there are lots of educational channels that you can subscribe to with science/history movies. the a/v quality isnt always the best but with all the free lectures from universities all over the world and educational tv shows that stream their content, there's lots to choose from.<br><br>
there are free educational video podcasts on itune. I think the science show that ds liked is called dragonfly<br><br>
we have a sub to the discovery education streaming site and brainpop too. ds just loooooooves brainpop
 

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we use netflix and united streaming a lot. besides that, you can use this website for free: <a href="http://www.neok12.com/" target="_blank">http://www.neok12.com/</a><br><br>
also, national geographic and PBs have videos.<br><br><a href="http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/" target="_blank">http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/</a><br><a href="http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/index.html" target="_blank">http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/index.html</a><br><a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/" target="_blank">http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/</a><br><br>
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hm, another thought. most colleges and universities will let non-students use their libraries for a nominal fee. i used to have a college library membership for myself (because i'm a huge geek and i went thru a phase a couple of years ago where i was reading lots of reference books! LOL). anyways, they have video libaries too~~lots of titles that you wouldnt be able to find at a regular library. we always shut off internet and cable over the summer, but i think that i might order a bunch of videos for ds from the uni this summer.
 

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Have you seen the PBS video portal? It's awesome. Full length shows, some new, some old (Mister Rogers, Julia Child... ) <a href="http://video.pbs.org/" target="_blank">http://video.pbs.org/</a>
 

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I know you mentioned free, but thought I'd throw this out there in case one wanted to invest in the subscription. 9000 streaming educational videos, and tons for history and science.<br><a href="http://www.discoveryeducation.com/products/streaming/" target="_blank">http://www.discoveryeducation.com/products/streaming/</a><br><br>
There are a small handful of states that offer it for free, you might want to check into seeing if your state is one of them. Sadly, Colorado is not one of them, so I got my subscription through the Homeschool Buyers Coop.
 

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Wow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes"> , thanks!! You guys are fantastic! I'm so glad I asked this here. I'm running off to my son's bday party, I'll be back to respond more.
 

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PBS has Nova online:<br><a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/" target="_blank">http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/</a><br><br>
The Discovery Channel has a lot:<br><a href="http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/" target="_blank">http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.simplescience.net/" target="_blank">http://www.simplescience.net/</a><br><br>
Click on the different years in the purple section to see the different list of videos. Be sure to check the videos in the extras section and in the expanded list off the top row of the extras section.
 

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You can also request free access to - <a href="http://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/" target="_blank">http://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/</a>
 

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We use Brainpop.<br><br><a href="http://www.brainpop.com/" target="_blank">http://www.brainpop.com/</a><br><br>
I could not tell you how amazing this site is! You have to see for yourself.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Have you seen the PBS video portal? It's awesome. Full length shows, some new, some old (Mister Rogers, Julia Child... ) <a href="http://video.pbs.org/" target="_blank">http://video.pbs.org/</a></div>
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this is awesome!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> !!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
we're in canada, so most of the sites like this are blocked to us (like hulu), but this one doesnt seem to be!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Frontline has free videos for older kids. Snagfilms.com has some good science and nature related films all free! Look up free documentaries and you'll get a few more ideas where to get some good science videos. Oh! And if you are part of netflix you MUST get Rough Science. It's the most excellent fun reality science show. My kids and I loved it. Also, there is a free podcast called Radiolab that is super fun to listen to while in the car. Screen them first because, although most are appropriate, not all are suitable for kids.
 

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Wow and thanks again everybody! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/thanks.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thanks"><br><br>
I just spent time going through the thread, checking into every suggestion & organizing them in my computer. I added a few things to our library holds list & Netflix queue. I'm really excited! I am not tech savvie enough to know what an itune or podcast is, but maybe I should figure it out. Especially because I got a whole bunch of itune gift cards at Christmas that I didn't know what to do with. LOL I can't figure out how to find channels on You Tube? I found <a href="http://www.youtube.com/channels?s=mv&t=m&g=0&c=27" target="_blank">THIS</a> page, are those the channels? I can't figure those out. Hmm.<br><br>
You all have given me such great ideas. And now I want to sit here all day & watch fascinating things on PBS & Discovery!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (must not get sucked in must not get sucked in...)
 

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Thank you! I'd never heard of this, and science-head DS now has a new favorite!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow and thanks again everybody! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/thanks.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thanks"><br><br>
I just spent time going through the thread, checking into every suggestion & organizing them in my computer. I added a few things to our library holds list & Netflix queue. I'm really excited! I am not tech savvie enough to know what an itune or podcast is, but maybe I should figure it out. Especially because I got a whole bunch of itune gift cards at Christmas that I didn't know what to do with. LOL I can't figure out how to find channels on You Tube? I found <a href="http://www.youtube.com/channels?s=mv&t=m&g=0&c=27" target="_blank">THIS</a> page, are those the channels? I can't figure those out. Hmm.<br><br>
You all have given me such great ideas. And now I want to sit here all day & watch fascinating things on PBS & Discovery!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (must not get sucked in must not get sucked in...)</div>
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You can always send your itunes gift cards to me! lol.<br><br>
Basically itunes is a place to buy music on your computer. You can buy individual songs instead of a whole album. Each songs runs about 99 cents to $1.29 a song. Podcasts are shows that people put on the computer that you can listen to. (vodcasts are watch and listen) So basically they are like a radio show you might hear on NPR like This American Life or Prairie Home Companion. There are hundreds of shows. I like to listen to a political show (Left, Right, and Center) , a story telling show (The Moth), a science show (Radiolab) and sometimes one that helps me learn my french language (10 minute French) . So as you can see, they are audio shows that educate or entertain. They can be put on by corporations, educational institutes, think tanks, or by an individual who happens to have a passion for something and wants to share it.
 
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