Christian 36 Hour Competition

May 9th, 2009

Here’s a great collection of entries from’s 36 Hour Competition, which was held April 10th and 11th. Each filmmaker had 36 hours to produce a 3 minute film, which had to include some specific elements (dialogue, settings, props - for example, the $100 bill and/or the phrase “I fogive you” you’ll find in many of these) to ensure that they actually had been created in that 36 hour period. The results were loads of fun - stories that cover a wide variety genres and subject matter, skillfully told by young filmmakers in neat little bite sized videos.

We’ve put together this page without regard to the actual winners of the competition… it is just a representative sample of videos we enjoyed. If you like these, we suggest that you seek out the other entries from the contest. They are all worth seeing.

You can see the complete collection of all 60+ entries at Christian (A mild parental caution: If you watch the films on that page, be aware that there are a few with some PG style violence. Parents of little ones might want to preview some of the videos first.)

Videos from HomeschoolFreebieOfTheDay

November 3rd, 2008

Today, we have a way cool batch of videos to throw your way… so gather the kids together, click away, and enjoy!


Well… actually this little video isn’t really about Halloween. It’s really just a fun slice of life video by a homeschool family who are able to poke a little fun at themselves and some homeschoolish quirks. (Yes, it mentions Halloween, and yes, the kids dress up in costumes, so if that’s not for you, don’t watch.) Everyone else, Enjoy!


Did you realize that modern candle wicks are a marvel of engineering? The Chemistry of Candles is explained in this fascinating video from the Periodic Table of Videos. Gotta love the hair!


Hey… You need to try this!

Plus here are a few classics from our Great Homeschool Videos site that haven’t been seen for a while:


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!


Kids: See if you can identify all of the veggies used in these delightful pics. But remember… “don’t play with your food!”


…or is it? lol


This is just a minute long, but be sure to watch it through to the end… it’s a video of a “pop-up” street market located DIRECTLY ON a train track in Thailand. Watch how quickly it gets back to “business as usual”. This would be the absolute scariest, last place I would imagine a market to be located. I sure wouldn’t shop there. Amazing.


Here is a neat time lapse clip of pumpkins rotting over 3 weeks time. Goodbye, Jack! See you again next year!

Western Spaghetti

September 14th, 2008

Check out this stop motion animation video and figure out what what all goes into this yummy looking recipe for “Western Spaghetti”. Great fun!

The Oldest Ropes in the World

August 21st, 2008

Coils of nearly 4,000 year-old rope has turned up in caves on the Red Sea. Discovery News’ Rossella Lorenzi digs deep to bring us a new story from ancient Egypt.

Martian Day Jet Lag

August 21st, 2008

Mars time and Earth time are so similar, scientists working on the Phoenix Mars Lander mission are in a constant state of jet lag. Space producer Dave Mosher finds out how they’re coping with the ever changing clock.

Howler Monkeys

August 18th, 2008

How would you like to have neighbors like these? You can’t tell these howler monkeys to pipe down. They do this all day long, except when they’re sleeping!

How to Navigate using the Sun

August 15th, 2008

Learn how to find south, your latitude, and your longitude with only a few household items and some know how. I should note, however, that in using the home-made quadrant cited, the precision of your findings will be rather low. Don’t worry, you’ll be within a few hundred miles. ;)

The Tabletop Explainer is an intermittent educational vlog presenting answers to viewer questions, brief science lessons, and ideas for teachers and students. It is a feature of David’s blog “Tilts at Windmils” which can be found at

Ugliest Dolphins in the World

August 15th, 2008

Identified as a new species only in 2005, the bulbous-headed snub fin dolphin-called the world’s ugliest-had never been filmed until now, according to an Australian TV production, and in this National Geographic video report.

The Mosquito

August 11th, 2008

Did you know you are more likely to get bitten by a mosquito if you are a blonde with smelly feet? True!

Here’s an informative and itchy video to get you up to snuff on your friend, the mosquito.

The National Museum of Funeral History

August 7th, 2008

Ready for a VERY unusual field trip? Here’s a report on a visit to the National Museum of Funeral History in Texas (and no, it is not morbid at all). Actually, it’s a fascinating place. In fact, I think I wouldn’t mind being buried in a giant chicken like the one they have displayed here. Check it out!

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