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The Digestive and Excretory System (2002)

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This colorful video uses graphic sequences to illustrate the journey of a pizza slice as it travels through the human body. Each major organ of the digestive and excretory systems is profiled and shown in action. In addition, the program explains how the body uses fats, carbohydrates, proteins and other nutrients.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15
The Digestive and Excretory System

The Respiratory and Circulatory System (2002)

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In this informative program, students explore two key body systems: the respiratory and circulatory systems. Beginning with the respiratory system, the complex process of breathing is explored.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15
The Respiratory and Circulatory System

The Brain and Nervous System (2002)

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From sipping hot chocolate to remembering a phone number, this creative video shows how everyday situations are controlled by the brain and nervous system. Various organs and components of both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system are explored.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15
The Brain and Nervous System

The Skeletal and Muscular Systems (2002)

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This program explores the characteristics and functions of the bones and joints in the human skeletal system. How the muscles, tendons, and ligaments work in conjunction with the skeletal system to provide movement for the body is shown through the use of live action demonstrations and animated sequences.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15
The Skeletal and Muscular Systems

Gasland: Can You Light Your Water on Fire (2010)

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In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned his home in the Delaware River Basin was on top of the Marcellus Shale, a rock formation containing natural gas that stretches across New York, Pennsylvania and huge stretches of the Northeast.

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Middle
High
Length: 
01:46
Gasland: Can You Light Your Water on Fire

Tapped (2010)

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Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig's debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.

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Middle
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Length: 
01:16
Tapped

Drinking Water: Bottle or Tap? (2008)

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A huge bottled-water industry has recently emerged, with the U.S. its largest consumer. But is bottled water actually healthier, safer, or tastier than tap water? A water expert explains that bottled water does not meet the same strict standards in the U.S. as water from the tap, though tap-water quality can vary among communities.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:09
Drinking Water: Bottle or Tap?

Underground Aquifer Water: Precision Farming (2008)

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Despite its wonders, Earth's water cycle does not spread water evenly around the planet. The Ogallala Aquifer’s huge underground reservoir of water gives the relatively dry Central Plains states such as Nebraska a large but limited irrigation source. But the aquifer's water is being used up faster than it is beng replenished.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:09
Underground Aquifer Water: Precision Farming

Surface Water: A Day in the Life of the Rio Grande (2008)

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The Rio Grande is one of our longest rivers, its Texas section forming the border between the U.S and Mexico. Competing human claims for it are viewed through the eyes of two young women: a whitewater rafting guide in upstream New Mexico and a teenager downstream near El Paso.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:09
Surface Water: A Day in the Life of the Rio Grande

Cleaning Polluted Water: Pumped up for Peace (2008)

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Drinking polluted water can cause many deadly diseases, especially in children of poor countries around the world. We see the crystal-clear water in a flowing Peruvian rainforest river but are amazed to learn that it is unsafe, due to runoff entering the great connected network of tributaries that flow into the Amazon, the world’s largest source of fresh water.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:09
Cleaning Polluted Water: Pumped up for Peace

Restoring H2O Ecosystems: Saving Chesapeake Bay (2008)

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Polluted waters can have damaging economic and social effects as well as destroy wildlife habitats. Chesapeake Bay is one of the most polluted bodies of water in America, but local students are working with commercial crab catchers and scientists in the Baltimore area to help restore its health.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:09
Restoring H2O Ecosystems: Saving Chesapeake Bay

The Great Lakes: Who Owns the Water? (2008)

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The fair distribution of water has long been a worldwide problem, and it is one that the United States may increasingly experience in the future. The Great Lakes contain 20% of the world’s fresh surface water, but that water is currently available to only a small portion of the U.S population.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:09
The Great Lakes: Who Owns the Water?

Deconstructing Supper (2002)

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Documentary film that looks at the way modern food is produced through genetic modification and through organic farming in Canada, Europe, India, and United States. A gourmet chef, John Bishop, leads us on an investigation of various genetically modified food products and the leader in genetic engineering, Monsanto

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:48
Deconstructing Supper

Journey Into Life: Human Reproduction (2007)

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This awe-inspiring video shows of the process of human reproduction from conception to birth. It explains how mitosis and meiosis create genetic variation, how the ovum travels from the ovary to the uterus, how sperm pass the cervix, how one sperm achieves fertilization with the ovum, how the zygote begins cell differentiation, and how the embryo grows into a fetus ready for birth.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:25
Journey Into Life: Human Reproduction

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