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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

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
Length: 
0:15
The Changing Phases of Matter

What is a Mammal? (2011)

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From dogs to squirrels to elephants, we are familiar with many different mammals. This video explores some of the fascinating features of this amazing group of animals. Concepts and terminology: backbone, fur, warm-blooded, milk, and live young.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:12
What is a Mammal?

The Air Around Us (2011)

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Often hard-to-understand concepts of air, gases, air pressure, and layers of the atmosphere are plainly explained in this fascinating video. Concepts and terminology: oxygen, nitrogen, layers, weather, jet stream, and northern lights.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:12
The Air Around Us

What is a Reptile? (2011)

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This exciting video uses captivating footage to illustrate the exciting features of snakes, lizards, and turtles in their natural habitats. Concepts and terminology: cold-blooded, scales, shell, and eggs.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:12
What is a Reptile?

What is an Insect? (2011)

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This fascinating program takes a look at the major characteristics of familiar and unusual insects that swarm the planet. Concepts and terminology: invertebrate, six legs, and exoskeleton.

Find the Spanish version of this video at: Que es un insecto?

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:12
What is an Insect?

What is the Water Cycle? (2011)

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This beautiful program illustrates the key components of the water cycle that occurs everywhere around us. Concepts and terminology: condensation, evaporation, precipitation, cloud, rain, snow, sleet, and hail.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:12
What is the Water Cycle?

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 a Fish? (2011)

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This lively video investigates the wide, colorful assortment of fish found on the planet. Concepts and terminology: saltwater, freshwater, cold-blooded, fins, backbone, eggs, scales, and gills.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:12
What is a Fish?

What is a Bird? (2011)

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Vivid, live-action footage of birds from throughout the world illustrate the lives of birds. Concepts and terminology: feathers, wings, skeleton, flight, and eggs.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:10
What is a Bird?

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
Length: 
0:15
What is Sound?

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

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