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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
Length: 
0:15
Food and Digestion

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

Observing Weather (2011)

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Live-action weather footage helps students learn how they can observe the weather. Concepts and terminology: temperature, air pressure, weather systems, precipitation, and wind.

Find the Spanish language version of this video at: Observando el clima

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:10
Observing Weather

Scientific Method (2008)

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We are faced with problems and questions every day of our lives. This video introduces students to the scientific method, which scientists use to solve problems and answer questions they have about our world.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Scientific Method

Exploring Freshwater Biomes (2009)

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Breathtaking footage introduces students to different types of freshwater biomes. Special emphasis is given to the characteristics and life forms of freshwater environments. Additional concepts and terminology: salt water, fresh water, lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, wetlands, swamps, marshes, and uses of fresh water.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Freshwater Biomes

Exploring Fossils (2008)

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In this video, students learn why fossils are often referred to as “windows to the past.” The basic requirements for fossil formation are identified. Vivid footage and animations of various fossils highlight different types of fossil preservation, including petrification, imprints, molds and casts, freezing, amber fossilization, and preservation in tar pits.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Fossils

Forces in Fluids (2008)

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Using colorful animations, this video explores the fascinating characteristics of fluids. Pressure and its impact on the behavior of fluids is emphasized. Bernoulli’s and Pascal’s principles are highlighted, offering real-life examples of both. Finally, density and its effect on buoyancy are explored.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Forces in Fluids

Exploring Grassland Biomes (2009)

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This video highlights common characteristics of grasslands, as well as the different types of grasslands found throughout the world. Some of the plants and animals that inhabit grasslands are featured, as are the changes grasslands have undergone over time.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Grassland Biomes

Exploring Marine Biomes (2009)

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The fascinating marine biome covers more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface. Colorful video footage illustrates the physical and biological features of this vast biome. Additional concepts and terminology: oceans, salinity, currents, ocean zones, benthos, plankton, nekton, and estuary.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Marine Biomes

Features of Fish (2010)

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This colorful, lively video explores the fascinating features of fishes. The major characteristics of this widely diverse group of vertebrates are described through the use of live-action video. Special attention is paid to the major groups of fishes and their unique features.

Grade Level: 
High
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0:20
Features of Fish

Fall (2011)

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Crisp, colorful video footage illustrates the beautiful and fascinating features of the fall season. This video also takes a brief look into what causes the fall season. Concepts and terminology: autumn, foliage, seed dispersal, migration, hibernation, and harvest.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:10
Fall

Exploring the Digestive and Excretory Systems (2010)

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This video takes students on a fascinating journey, following food as it travels through the digestive system. Clear animations illustrate the functions of the major digestive and excretory structures.

Grade Level: 
High
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0:20
Exploring the Digestive and Excretory Systems

Exploring the Building Blocks of Matter (2009)

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Colorful animations highlight the major features of atoms, often referred to as the building blocks of matter. Special attention is given to the arrangement and models of atoms. Additional concepts and terminology: atomic theory, model of atom, element, nucleus, protons, neutrons, electrons, atomic number, atomic mass, electron cloud, isotope, and modern periodic table.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring the Building Blocks of Matter

Investigating Plant Structure and Function (2010)

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Plants possess a wide variety of structures that enable them to accomplish amazing things. This engaging video investigates structures common to most plants and describes how these features enable them to survive. Familiar, everyday examples help students understand the means by which plants carry out their lives.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
0:20
Investigating Plant Structure and Function

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