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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
Length: 
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
Length: 
0:15
Moving Muscles and Bones

Maintaining a Healthy Body (2010)

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Maintaining a healthy body is a fundamental part of leading a fulfilling, successful life. This video program highlights many of the basic things everyone can do to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
0:20
Maintaining a Healthy Body

Investigating the Immune System (2010)

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This video explores the wide range of defense mechanisms the body calls upon to fight foreign invaders in an effort to maintain health. Immune responses, diseases, and care of the immune system are some of the topics addressed.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
0:20
Investigating the Immune System

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

Magnificent Mammals (2010)

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We are all familiar with common examples of mammals such as cats, dogs, and horses. Humans are also mammals. This action-packed program illustrates the common characteristics of mammals while also exploring some of the major mammalian groups.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
0:20
Magnificent Mammals

Photosynthesis (2010)

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Almost all life either directly or indirectly depends on one of the most important biological processes on the planet - photosynthesis. Through easy-to-understand graphics and colorful animations, the complex chemical process of photosynthesis is explored. The various structures involved in photosynthesis, transpiration, and transport are also highlighted.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
0:20
Photosynthesis

Senses (2010)

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Whether it is the sight of colorful flowers, or the smell of freshly baked cookies, our senses are constantly at work. Breathtaking video footage and three-dimensional animations illustrate how complex sensory organs function. Special attention is also given to ways to care for sensory organs.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
0:20
Senses

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

Investigating Mixtures, Solutions, Elements, and Compounds (2009)

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Vivid video footage and everyday examples help students understand and differentiate mixtures, solutions, elements, and compounds. Additional concepts and terminology: element, pure substance, properties, atoms, molecule, compounds, types of mixtures, suspension, colloid, and alloy.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Investigating Mixtures, Solutions, Elements, and Compounds

Investigating Chemical Reactions (2009)

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From cooking food to enjoying the warmth of a fire, we use chemical reactions every day. This exciting video highlights the major characteristics and types of chemical reactions. Additional concepts and terminology: reactants, products, physical and chemical changes, chemical equation, reaction rate, and indicators of chemical reactions.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Investigating Chemical Reactions

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

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