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TED-Ed - How smart are dolphins? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Dolphins are one of the smartest animal species on Earth. In fact, their encephalization quotient (their brain size compared to the average for their body size) is second only to humans. But exactly how smart are they? This video shares some incredible facts about dolphins.

60-Second Adventures in Thought - Achilles and the Tortoise View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

This ancient mathematical trickery posits that a mighty hero cannot overtake a tortoise. Zeno of Elea (born c. 490 BCE) is the author of this and other paradoxes.

Fracking explained - Opportunity or danger?

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

United Kingdom

Fracking is a controversial topic. This animated video tries to take a neutral look at fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger to our drinking water.

Schoolhouse Rock - The Preamble View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

In American schools, it's common for kids to have to learn the Preamble to the United States Constitution by heart. This song, from Schoolhouse Rock, is meant to give these kids a hand, even though it is a slightly abridged version.

Schoolhouse Rock - Ready or not, Here I Come! (Fives) View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

This song was written and sung by Bob Dorough. It teaches about the multiplication of 5 through a game of hide and seek, in which the seeker counts by fives.

Minidisco - Merry Christmas View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

United Kingdom

An animated video of the festive British carol, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” The carol's origins are not known, but it was first written down in 1935 by Arthur Sydney Warrell, a Bristol choirmaster.

Halloween songs for children - Haunted House View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

It's Halloween and a group of kids in costume explore a haunted house. They meet a ghost, a zombie, and other spooky but nice creatures.

TED-Ed - Why do cats act so weird? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Judging by the 26 billion views on over 2 million YouTube videos of them, one thing is certain: cats are very entertaining. But their strange feline behaviors, both amusing and baffling, leave many of us asking: Why do cats do that? Tony Buffington explains the evolutionary history behind some of your cat’s strangest behaviors.

Schoolhouse Rock - Three Is A Magic Number View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Bob Dorough wrote and sang this song about the number "three," as a fun way for kids to learn their multiplication tables. It became the pilot episode for Multiplication Rock, the first season of the Schoolhouse Rock TV series.

Lonely Planet - How to survive in a free falling elevator View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

The gravity of the situation is clear – and yes, it’s going to hurt. But what are a few broken bones when the alternative is plummeting to your doom? Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, suggests we learn to laugh in the face of adversity with their How to Survive Anything series, of which this video is an episode.

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Christmas Tree View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Charlie Brown and Linus have been instructed by Lucy to find a Christmas tree for a play they are going to put on, so they go searching for one.

Minidisco - Frosty The Snowman View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

"Frosty the Snowman" is a popular seasonal song, written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson, about a snowman who comes to life and plays with the kids who built him. He knows very well he won't stay alive for long.

Halloween songs for children - Halloween Night View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

"Halloween Night" is a children's Halloween song designed to give kids a gentle introduction to Halloween and the traditional creatures and monsters associated with the celebration. Happy Halloween!

Fairy Tales - The Emperor's New Clothes - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

From the emperor's council to the townspeople, everyone is pretending that the garments exist. Hopefully, someone will eventually have the courage to speak up!

Fairy Tales - The Emperor's New Clothes - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

This very entertaining animated version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale "The Emperor's New Clothes" has a moral that is applicable in society and politics to this very day. And though looking good is important, that is most definitely not the moral of this story!

Schoolhouse Rock - My Hero, Zero View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

This song teaches about the digit 0, portrayed as a superhero, as well as multiplication by powers of 10. This song was voted the 11th best song on the 30th anniversary edition. Sung and written by Bob Dorough.

Movie Trailers - The Boss Baby View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit, and carrying a briefcase.

The History of English - American English View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

United Kingdom

A humorous look at American English from a British point of view.

Fairy Tales - The Little Mermaid - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Most fairy tales have happy endings, but this one is a little sad, so get your handkerchiefs out. And as with most stories, there are lessons to be learned as well.

Sustainable Human - The Story of the Chinese Farmer View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

United Kingdom

The story told in this animation reminds us that we can never predict the exact outcome of things that happen in our lives. Please visit sustainablehuman.me for credits and more information.

Fairy Tales - The Little Mermaid - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

In Hans Christian Andersen's tale, a young mermaid comes of age and discovers the world above water.

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon - Goofy's Grandma View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Mickey helps Goofy by letting his grandma stay at his house, but soon finds out that she's not the sweet old lady she appears to be.

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon - Goofy's First Love View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Mickey and Donald try to help a hapless Goofy woo the love of his life, but don't realize that love is not always what it seems.

Minidisco - The Elephant View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

United Kingdom

This song will help you review the names of various jungle animals in English. Just beware of the crocodile!

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