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Adaptations (2008)

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Characteristics enabling organisms to survive and reproduce are referred to as adaptations. This program explores the wide range of adaptations humans, plants, animals, and all living things exhibit.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Adaptations

Electrical Circuits (2008)

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This program begins by exploring electric current and the role it plays in electrical circuits. The various parts of an electrical circuit are described. Parallel circuits and series circuits are compared. The program concludes by demonstrating some fundamental concepts of electrical safety.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Electrical Circuits

Simple Animals (2008)

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This colorful, exciting program explores the fascinating world of invertebrate animals. Live-action footage conveys basic features of the major invertebrate groups. Special attention is paid to the body structure and physical features of simple animals.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Simple Animals

Earth's Nearest Neighbors (2008)

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The planets closest to the sun, often referred to as the inner planets, are the focus of this fascinating program. Colorful animations, along with images captured by space probes, illustrate the characteristics of Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. The fundamental structure of the solar system and the process by which planets revolve around the sun are discussed.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Earth's Nearest Neighbors

Landforms (2008)

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Earth's landscape is made up of a wide variety of physical features referred to as landforms. Characteristics of the major landforms are illustrated through the use of dramatic footage from North America, including the Grand Canyon, Interior Plains, and the Rocky Mountains. Earth's water features are also depicted.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
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0:15
Landforms

Needs of Living Things (2008)

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What are the characteristics and needs of living things? This question is addressed through live-action footage shot at exciting locations, such as the Galapagos Islands, Canadian Rockies, Mojave Desert, and Florida Everglades. The program begins by discussing the basic characteristics common to living things.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Needs of Living Things

Complex Animals (2008)

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There are millions of different types of animals on Earth, ranging from simple animals, such as sponges and worms, to more complex animals. This program explores complex animals, specifically the major vertebrate groups: fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Crisp, exciting video footage portrays the major characteristics of each vertebrate group.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Complex Animals

Life Cycles (2008)

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Living things go through changes in the course of their lives, referred to as life cycles. This program takes a look at the life cycles of living organisms, specifically focusing on plants and animals. Exciting video footage and colorful animations illustrate how living things change as their lives progress.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
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0:15
Life Cycles

Minerals (2008)

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This program covers the major characteristics of minerals, while exploring the roles minerals play in our lives. Crystal structures, which make up minerals, are illustrated, as are examples of the wide range of minerals. Live-action footage from around the world demonstrates the processes by which minerals form.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Minerals

Weathering and Erosion (2008)

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This program illustrates the everyday, real-life processes of weathering and erosion. Easy-to-understand examples of weathering help students differentiate between the processes of mechanical and chemical weathering. Vivid footage of processes such as freezing, thawing, condensation, and rusting help students grasp how weathering works.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Weathering and Erosion

Body Systems and Health (2008)

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This DVD contains four 20-minute segments:

Healthy Circulatory and Respiratory Systems:

Grade Level: 
Middle
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0:20
Body Systems and Health

Weather Around Us (2007)

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This program introduces students to some of the fundamentals of weather including air pressure, wind, and moisture. The basic principles of cloud formation and precipitation are explored. Important terminology includes: heat energy, atmosphere, troposphere, sun, local winds, global winds, humidity, water vapor, evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
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0:15
Weather Around Us

Stars and Galaxies (2008)

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Using crisp images and lifelike animations, this program introduces students to the intriguing realm of stars and galaxies. The main characteristics of galaxies and stars are discussed. Special attention is given to the features of stars, including size, temperature, and brightness. The life cycle of a star is also highlighted, as are the tools used by astronomers to study space.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Stars and Galaxies

Our Distant Neighbors (2008)

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This program explores the outer planets of the solar system. Vivid, colorful images transmitted by exploratory spacecraft serve as the basis of this video tour of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Often referred to as the “gas giants,” the unique features of these large and distant planets are described.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Our Distant Neighbors

Winter (2011)

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Snow-covered forests, animals foraging for food, and sports provide for an exciting glimpse into the wonders of the winter season. Concepts and terminology include: snow, ice, hibernation, winter sports, and winter solstice.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:12
Winter

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