Circle of Life (videos to teach the life cycle)

A core component of many science curriculums is the life cycle.  Here are some great videos to use in your lesson. Obviously, you need to kick it off with the Lion King's Circle of Life!

National Geographic: The 24 hour life cycle of the mayfly

Ted Education: How Sea Turtles Survive

National Geographic: The disgusting world of flies and maggots

Historic Mars Landing

Today (Aug 5, 2012) the Mars rover Curiosity is scheduled to land on the red planet.  Here are a few videos to bring you up-to-speed with the historic event. 

The challenges NASA faced

Curiosity's communications system

SciShow's overview

Update: Mars Curiosity Successfully landed on the red planet. See entire entry here:

How TED ED Works

TED ED is a website dedicated to finding the best classroom lessons and bringing them to life with professional animations.  The results are incredible, classroom-ready, videos spanning a variety of subjects. One of those TED ED lessons was created by Jon Bergmann, a chemistry teacher and a pioneer for the role of video in the classroom.  Here are both the  original classroom lesson and the TED ED creation.  

Original video with with Aaron Sams 

Ted Ed Video