These brief video segments can be used alone or in combination, to introduce a topic or to spark discussion among your students. The video segments can be adapted for any grade level. Stream the video segments from the players below, or scroll to the bottom of the page to find downloadable QuickTime versions of the videos. These videos are also used in the lesson plan The Developing Child (Grades 9-12).
The Human Spark, selected segments
The Developing Brain
A look at how the human brain develops throughout a person’s life.
An overview of how human language develops.
Learning Right and Wrong
A look at how a child’s views of what is right and wrong can be shaped by others.
Downloadable QuickTime versions of the video segments:
(Note: To download a video, right click on the video title and click “Save Link As…’ or “Save Target As…”. On a Mac, press the CTRL key and simultaneously click the mouse, then save the link.)