Recent Topics
Drove my Ecopia 422s in snow for the first time
by badtlc
12/18/14 10:59 AM
Chromecast better on phone than on laptop.
by mrsilv04
12/18/14 10:45 AM
World wide oil recommendations Acura 3.7L engine
by MajorCavalry
12/18/14 10:40 AM
M1 0w30 AFE in Volvo 2.4t?
by dlundblad
12/18/14 10:26 AM
A Montana man who set trap convicted of homicide.
by datech
12/18/14 10:00 AM
Cuba topic got nuked without trace huh?
by Vikas
12/18/14 09:33 AM
M1 TDT Absolutely Stopped My 5.3L Cold Clacking.
by Turk
12/18/14 09:29 AM
20% off ACDelco belts, hoses, misc parts at Amazon
by Bottom_Feeder
12/18/14 08:54 AM
Oil Life Monitor on 2014 Chevy Impala
by Oli20
12/18/14 08:42 AM
'14 Subaru WRX | PU 5W30 | 7,500mi change
by Julch
12/18/14 08:37 AM
P0741 Monte Carlo 2005
by MarkM66
12/18/14 08:36 AM
Apple vs. Android
by Hokiefyd
12/18/14 08:14 AM
Newest Members
hellermedia, TimothyJ, Cuore_Sportivo, mikael325, mag44
52210 Registered Users
Who's Online
104 registered (1bioguy, 123Saab, 2012AccentSE, 2010_FX4, 3800Series, 11 invisible), 1383 Guests and 164 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
52210 Members
66 Forums
223598 Topics
3545247 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#3393358 - 06/09/14 07:33 PM Who remembers this old classroom movie?
BobsArmory Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
Posts: 654
Loc: Home of the CTS-V
"Paddle to the Sea"

Back in the day this is how we learned Science. This was my favorite School movie ever as a kid. No Blu-Ray, DVD, VHS or BETA here. It was played in the classroom with an honest to goodness movie projector and it's still a great learning experience for kids. After 40 years or so I finally found it on youtube, go figure.
Synopsis:
At Lake Nipigon, Canada, a native boy carves a wooden model of an Indian in a canoe and sets it free to travel the Great Lakes to the Atlantic ocean. The story follows the progress of the little wooden Indian on its journey through all five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River, finally arriving at the Atlantic Ocean.

Paddle To The Sea
_________________________
Keeping the forces of evil at bay.
2007 Cadillac STS
2009 Chevy Silverado

Top
#3393365 - 06/09/14 07:38 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 10073
Loc: South Texas,USA
Awesome!!!!! I loved it when they`d show these films at school (when I was in elementary school in the 70s)!! They`d show them on those old Bell and Howell projectors,and the picture would always jump!
_________________________
1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Syntec 10W40/Fram Ultra
Amsoil MTG(tranny)
Amsoil 80W90 GL5(rear diff)
Mobil 1 ATF
Redline Water Wetter

Top
#3393367 - 06/09/14 07:40 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 3884
Loc: Marshfield , MA
After my time . We had filmstrips in elementary school. About the only movie we got to se was "Hemo the Magnificent" It was about the human circulatory system
_________________________
2 1988 BMW 528e 20w50 dino, STP filter

1994 Ranger ,600$ Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

Top
#3393377 - 06/09/14 07:51 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: andyd]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 9210
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Watching right now...

film strips and film loops were king when I was in school. Once in a while a regular movie, if the teacher could figure out how to thread the projector.

The "A +1" attraction was the film loop of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

"They don't build em like they used to" and thats a good thing


Edited by simple_gifts (06/09/14 08:00 PM)
_________________________
2003 Echo >353K miles;ALM
2006 B2300;90K;ALM

Top
#3393468 - 06/09/14 09:10 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
Plumber Offline


Registered: 10/23/13
Posts: 142
Loc: Northern Illinois
We used to have a blast when the teacher would play the old movies backwards! The old animal/insect movies were the best!

Top
#3393477 - 06/09/14 09:19 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
R80RS Offline


Registered: 06/05/13
Posts: 630
Loc: Wisconsin USA
I remember "Paddle" very well. I saw it in 3rd or 4th grade. It made such an impression on me that I went home and began building my own boat to make a similar journey. Unfortunately, I lived in the flattest of the flatlands of Illinois at the time, so there was no sea for the thing to paddle to.
_________________________
2004 F150 189k mi. Amsoil XL 5w-20, Fram Ultra
2004 Freestar 238k mi. SOPUS blend 5w-20, FL-400S
2003 VW Jetta TDI, 159k mi. Amsoil HDD 5w-30, Mahle

Top
#3393608 - 06/10/14 01:00 AM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
paulo57509 Offline


Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 1840
Loc: Tracy, CA
I remember film strips that came with vinyl records that you manually sync'ed so that you had some narrative that went with the still images.

The only two movies that I can recall back in elementary school was "A Desk for Billie" and "Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land".

We did watch some of the old Biography films hosted by Mike Wallace.
_________________________
1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 5.0L
1987 Acura Legend L Coupe 2.7L (5-Speed)
1992 Lumina Euro Coupe 3.1L
1998 Lexus LS400
2003 GMC Safari

Top
#3393614 - 06/10/14 01:17 AM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
alex3686 Offline


Registered: 01/07/13
Posts: 63
Loc: Florida
I don't think i've watched that in Elementary school. It does look interesting though thanks for posting.

Top
#3393678 - 06/10/14 06:08 AM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
Rick in PA Offline


Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 2247
Loc: Southeastern, PA
I don't think I saw that one, I'll have to check it out. Oh, yeah, drop the screen, dim the lights, clicky, clicky, clicky goes the 16mm projector. Nice memory. We had 35mm film strips, just the still projected pictures, when I was in grade school. The film strips came in these little steel cans with a steel press-on lid. Sparked some old memories there, you did!

The Tacoma Narrows was a classic. I think we even saw that in an engineering course I took in the late '70s.


Edited by Rick in PA (06/10/14 06:10 AM)
_________________________
"Heat is your friend."

Top
#3393701 - 06/10/14 07:03 AM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: paulo57509]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 10073
Loc: South Texas,USA
Originally Posted By: paulo57509
I remember film strips that came with vinyl records that you manually sync'ed so that you had some narrative that went with the still images.

The only two movies that I can recall back in elementary school was "A Desk for Billie" and "Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land".

We did watch some of the old Biography films hosted by Mike Wallace.


Haha I forgot about those!! And then it would go "DING!" when the teacher was supposed to advance to the next picture.
_________________________
1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Syntec 10W40/Fram Ultra
Amsoil MTG(tranny)
Amsoil 80W90 GL5(rear diff)
Mobil 1 ATF
Redline Water Wetter

Top
#3393736 - 06/10/14 07:53 AM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: Rick in PA]
The_Eric Offline


Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 3521
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Rick in PA
I don't think I saw that one, I'll have to check it out. Oh, yeah, drop the screen, dim the lights, clicky, clicky, clicky goes the 16mm projector. Nice memory. We had 35mm film strips, just the still projected pictures, when I was in grade school. The film strips came in these little steel cans with a steel press-on lid. Sparked some old memories there, you did!

The Tacoma Narrows was a classic. I think we even saw that in an engineering course I took in the late '70s.


I can remember the rotary slide machines with a cassette tape narrating them. Also the 16mm movie reels. Those were the days.

Also for a couple of years, we had laser disks- CD like disks that were about the size of a 33!
_________________________
2001 Hyundai Elantra 2.0
1998 Chevy Malibu 2.4
1995 Pontiac Grand Am 3.1
1979 Ford F-150 351M

Top
#3393995 - 06/10/14 01:12 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: The_Eric]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 10073
Loc: South Texas,USA
Originally Posted By: The_Eric
Originally Posted By: Rick in PA
I don't think I saw that one, I'll have to check it out. Oh, yeah, drop the screen, dim the lights, clicky, clicky, clicky goes the 16mm projector. Nice memory. We had 35mm film strips, just the still projected pictures, when I was in grade school. The film strips came in these little steel cans with a steel press-on lid. Sparked some old memories there, you did!

The Tacoma Narrows was a classic. I think we even saw that in an engineering course I took in the late '70s.




I can remember the rotary slide machines with a cassette tape narrating them. Also the 16mm movie reels. Those were the days.

Also for a couple of years, we had laser disks- CD like disks that were about the size of a 33!


I also remember before the Pioneer Laser Discs,there was what was called I think,a "video disk player" made by Magnavox that actually used a stylus and tracked the disc just like a vinyl record (which was the size of a 33rpm,just like the laser disc). I remember them having a horrible picture too.
_________________________
1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Syntec 10W40/Fram Ultra
Amsoil MTG(tranny)
Amsoil 80W90 GL5(rear diff)
Mobil 1 ATF
Redline Water Wetter

Top
#3394057 - 06/10/14 02:29 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: aquariuscsm]
kschachn Offline


Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 2849
Loc: Upper Midwest
Videodisc was the name brand. It was a capacitance stylus, and over time the disks degraded. They were OK when new but got worse the more you played them.

Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I also remember before the Pioneer Laser Discs,there was what was called I think,a "video disk player" made by Magnavox that actually used a stylus and tracked the disc just like a vinyl record (which was the size of a 33rpm,just like the laser disc). I remember them having a horrible picture too.
_________________________
1994 BMW 530i, 190K
1996 Honda Accord, 203K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 309K
2000 Toyota ECHO, 228K

Top
#3394218 - 06/10/14 06:37 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 3884
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Oh yeah, in JR high we had Walter Crankcase in the "And You Were There" series. Black and white 16mm film worn to a frazzle.Skits of various events of US history.
_________________________
2 1988 BMW 528e 20w50 dino, STP filter

1994 Ranger ,600$ Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

Top
#3394292 - 06/10/14 07:45 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
Rick in PA Offline


Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 2247
Loc: Southeastern, PA
That was pleasant to watch. Thanks for posting.
_________________________
"Heat is your friend."

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >