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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
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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
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0:15
Our Distant Neighbors

Solutions at Work (2009)

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Engaging footage illustrates the types, characteristics, and uses of solutions, paying special attention to solutions we use every day. Additional concepts and terminology: solution, suspension, solute, solvent, water, concentration, solubility, saturated and unsaturated solutions, pH, acids, and bases.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Solutions at Work

The Changing Phases of Matter (2009)

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In this program, students will witness how a substance, such as water, can exist in several dramatically different phases. Easy-to-understand examples illustrate how phase changes occur. Additional concepts and terminology: states of matter, particles, solid, liquid, gas, plasma, melting, freezing, vaporization, boiling, evaporation, condensation, and sublimation.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
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0:15
The Changing Phases of Matter

The Nature of Waves (2008)

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When we think of waves, we often think of the ocean or another large body of water. In this video, students learn that waves are all around us and are responsible for many of the sounds we hear and the light we see. Real-life examples are used to explain how waves move and travel through different mediums.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
The Nature of Waves

What is Sound? (2008)

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When you hear the roar of traffic, the bark of a dog, or your teacher’s voice, you are experiencing sound. This program uses colorful animations to explore important characteristics of sound, including intensity, loudness, pitch, and frequency.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
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0:15
What is Sound?

Animal Behavior (2008)

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Animals engage in a variety of behaviors throughout their lives. This program explores animal behavior and gives special attention to specific types of behaviors, such as obtaining food, avoiding predators, and finding a mate.

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Elementary
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0:15
Animal Behavior

Blood and Circulation (2008)

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The cardiovascular system supplies the body with oxygen, transports wastes produced by cells, and helps fight disease and infection. Colorful animations illustrate the structure and function of the primary components of the cardiovascular system- the heart, blood, and blood vessels. Tips on maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system are also discussed.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Blood and Circulation

Food and Digestion (2008)

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Every day we eat a wide variety of food to provide the body with the energy it needs. All food is not the same and contains different types of nutrients. This program explores the six major groups of nutrients. Three-dimensional animations help explain the process of digestion in the body. Special attention is given to healthy eating habits.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
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0:15
Food and Digestion

Exploring Forest Biomes (2009)

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Using vivid footage filmed on location around North America, this video explores the characteristics, locations, and inhabitants of the three main types of forests – deciduous forests, coniferous forests, and rainforests. Additional concepts and terminology: biome, rainfall, climate, deciduous tree, coniferous tree, taiga, tropical and temperate rainforests, and epiphyte.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
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0:15
Exploring Forest Biomes

Exploring Energy (2008)

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Every day we use many types of energy to accomplish different tasks. This program uses real-life examples to differentiate between potential and kinetic energy, and to demonstrate different forms of energy, including mechanical, thermal, chemical, electromagnetic, sound, and nuclear energy. Energy conversions and the law of conservation of energy are also discussed.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Energy

Microscopic Life (2008)

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Just about everything we eat, touch, and see contains organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye. This video explores the fascinating world of microscopic life. It begins by discussing viruses and explaining how these cause disease. Bacterial cells are described, highlighting the important roles they play on Earth.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Microscopic Life

Moving Muscles and Bones (2008)

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Bones and muscles, which enable the body to move and carry out its everyday functions, are the focus of this program. Easy-to-understand anatomical animations depict different bones and joints found in the body. The three primary types of muscles – smooth, cardiac, and skeletal – are discussed, with special attention given to their roles within the body.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
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0:15
Moving Muscles and Bones

Plate Tectonics in Action (2008)

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The fascinating geologic processes of mountain building, seafloor spreading and volcanoes are a few examples of the power of plate tectonics. Footage filmed on-location in Iceland, the Canadian Rockies, and Crater Lake help viewers understand the theory of plate tectonics.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Plate Tectonics in Action

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