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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

Reproduction and Development (2010)

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The amazing biological processes of reproduction and development are illustrated in this fast-paced video. Easy-to-understand diagrams, animations, and video footage explain the steps of the life cycle beginning at fertilization.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
0:20
Reproduction and Development

Essential Nutrition (2010)

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This video program helps students understand why the body needs a wide range of nutrients to maintain itself. Nutrient types are illustrated through common examples of food. Special emphasis is placed on healthy eating habits.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
0:20
Essential Nutrition

Nutrition and You (2007)

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This DVD contains four 20-minute segments:

Nutrition Basics:

Grade Level: 
Middle
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01:20
Nutrition and You

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
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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
High
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

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