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Magnets and Electromagnetism (2008)

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This program explores the various properties of magnets and the characteristics of magnetic force. Colorful graphics and real-life footage explain how magnets are used in generating electricity. Electromagnets and their many uses are demonstrated as well. Other terminology includes: magnetic poles, magnetic field, electric motor, generator, solenoid, and electromagnetism.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Magnets and Electromagnetism

Electricity (2008)

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This video explores the fundamental concepts of electrical energy. Easy-to-understand animations illustrate the concepts of electric charge and electric current. Examples of ways we use electricity are cited. Static electricity and the role it plays in creating lightning is also described.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Electricity

Electrical Circuits (2008)

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This program begins by exploring electric current and the role it plays in electrical circuits. The various parts of an electrical circuit are described. Parallel circuits and series circuits are compared. The program concludes by demonstrating some fundamental concepts of electrical safety.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Electrical Circuits

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

Bamboleo

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Bamboleo is a game of skill for all experts on gravity, and those who want to become one! A flat disc is balanced on top of a column and laden with about 25 wooden pieces.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Special Education
Science
Play Time: 
10 min.
Bamboleo

Polarity

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Polarity brings pure physics to your living room in a game that is as addictive as it is innovative. You won't believe your eyes as you watch magnetic forces at work, enabling the play discs to gently lean or even float in mid-air!

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Elementary
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High
Content Area: 
Science
Play Time: 
20 min.
Polarity

PitchCar

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PitchCar is at the same time a game of skill and a car race. This game is made of wood and is composed of a variety of tracks, jumps and elevations which allow you to build multiple courses for a variety of game play choices. Build you track, choose a car and pitch it along the track!

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Science
Play Time: 
20 min.
PitchCar

Bausack

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There are five variations on how to play. The goal in all of them is to build a tower. The bag contains very different wooden pieces (i.e. an ashlar, an egg, a ring, a fir tree etc.) as well as a sack of beans for the "auction variation" of the game.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Science
Play Time: 
30 min.
Bausack

Bolide

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Take total control of your car by the innovative move game rule! Work out the best routes along the track and push you car at the speed you want, racing opponents and making breathtaking overtakings or extreme brakings!

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Math
Science
Play Time: 
90 min.
Bolide

Sports (2005)

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Perfect for high school science and social studies classes, this 13-part series includes interviews with leading experts and shows students how to analyze facts before forming opinions.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:24
Sports

Spinning Things (1995)

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Bill Nye is spinning all the science hits for the “Spinning Things” episode.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Spinning Things

Pressure (1995)

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The Science Guy is starting to feel the pressure.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Pressure

Simple Machines (1993)

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Learning about science can be hard work, but simple machines can make it easier. Let Bill Nye push and pull you around ramps, levers, screws, and pulleys.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Simple Machines

Science of Music (1998)

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Crank it up – it’s the “Music” episode.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Science of Music

Flight (1993)

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“Flight” is the very first Bill Nye the Science Guy episode in the series, and it’s where Bill Nye really took off… literally.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Flight

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