Archive for October, 2007

The Making of Paintballs

Monday, October 29th, 2007

In this video, Learn how paintballs are made, and why they are related to gummy bears! Yes, they are edible. Neat!

How Hatcheries Work

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Neat video on how mail order chicken hatcheries work. Watch when they separate the hatchlings from their eggs. Conveyor belts of chicks! Yow! Fascinating!

How a Flute is Made

Monday, October 29th, 2007

… and one more of these today. Here’s a great video on how flutes are made, from start to finish. I find these “how they are made” videos just fascinating. Hope you enjoy them!

Snowball, the dancing Cockatoo

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

This is a video of a medium sulphur crested Eleanora cockatoo named Snowball living at the Bird Lovers Only Rescue in Schererville, Indiana. She loves music, and taught herself to dance to the song “Everybody”. You’ve got your groove, Snowball! Show us how it’s done!

Suggested by Bridgette Silvas

Ocean Odyssey: Oil in the Ocean

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Here are some more clips from NASA’s Ocean Odyssey… on oil exploration and what happens if oil spills occur.

We have a bunch of other clips from Ocean Odyssey in our archives… just “search” for them using the little “search” box on the right, or scroll back a few weeks!

Huge Solar Storms

Friday, October 26th, 2007

In this fascinating National Geographic video, learn about solar storms and how scientists have learned to measure and predict them.

10x the Visitors! So where did you find us?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Hi folks,

Our statistics say over this past weekend we suddenly have ten times as many visitors stopping by here than usual. But I can’t figure out where they’re coming from! So… if you’ll take a sec to post a response to this post and let us know where you heard about GreatHomeschoolVideos or what link you followed here, it would be appreciated!

WE HAVE A WINNER! Valerie of Legacy Academy is our randomly chosen winner of a 1 year membership in’s Premium Member Site !

Thanks everyone for your comments, we appreciate your support!

Videos on the Wildfires in California

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Here are some videos related to all the wildfires in California.

KCRA Meteorologist Eileen Javora reports on the Santa Ana winds that are fueling the fires in Southern California. Look at those satellite images!

News report on the fires.

Footage of the fires & firefighting efforts. No sound with this video.

Favorites: Fainting Goats

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

(animals - 2 minutes each) Suggested by Tracy Driver

Here are two great video looks at a breed of goat that has a most interesting (and unexpectedly hilarious) trait. We need a few of these on our farm just for the novelty of it. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

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