Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Making your own science videos

Movie Formats

Sample video clips

Examples from videomicroscopy (Quicktime)

Tools to locate video clips

Extracting video / Making video work on your machine

Controlling videos

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html tags for embedding video

Making Your Own Videos

In order to make your movie viewable for anyone on the web, you need to convert the movie to the more universal QuickTime format. To do this, you need to run a different application, either QTVR Player or Movie Player 2.5. (QTVR Player stands for QuickTime Virtual Reality Player.)

Direct Video Recording to AV Computer This movie was made using Apple Video Player . It was then converted to a QuickTime movie (.mov) using Movie Player (Ed2Mac/Internet/Internet Tools/Movieplayer) before it was posted on the web.

Movie Made from Pre-Recorded Video Tape: This movie of a tornado was copied from a VHS videotape, digitized using a digital camera. Plug the AV cable from the "video out" and "audio out" ports on the VCR to the AV input on the digital camera. Set the camera's vcr menu to accept AV to DV conversion. Connect the firewire or USB cable from the camera to the computer to edit in your digital movie editing software.

Sample homemade movies.

Movies made from other sources

  • Vidoemicroscopy
  • Graphing calculator
  • Interactive Physics