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A - Z Overview

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Watch and learn how to explore career options from A to Z with the Lab Squad kids as they meet and interview career professionals.

SciGirls | Dolphin Dive 06: Analyze

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The SciGirls have finished collecting all their observations and are now totaling their data and organizing them into a graph to see if they can make some conclusions about whether or not the dolphins can recognize themselves in a mirror.

Gator Farm | America's Heartland

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Cattle, horses, or pigs are usually what you think of when you think of livestock. Well, in Florida this farm raises Alligators. Take a look at this unique niche farm and how they operate. 

Dinosaur GPS

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A paleontologist experiments with using Landsat spectral signatures to find fossils.

Dinosaur Train | Introducing the Dinosaur Train Submarine!

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In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor unveils the new Dinosaur Train Submarine, enabling the gang to follow their friend Elmer Elasmosaurus and his family as they migrate to follow their prey.

Electronic Gadgets

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In this animated video from LOOP SCOOPS, Oliver and his sister Gabby visit LOOP headquarters, where they take a quiz about Oliver's computer game. The kids are surprised to learn that the parts in the game device came from 18 different countries and traveled 228,000 miles; that the game device contains titanium, gold, and mercury; and that millions of discarded the game devices have ended up in landfills. After learning this, Oliver decides to keep his current the game device rather than getting a new one.

Beaver Lodge - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

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Use this game resource to teach children how beavers build a cozy home for their family. Chris and Martin stumble into the cozy home of a family of beavers.

Utiliza este juego par enseñar a niños cómo los castores construyen un hogar para sus familias. Chris y Martin tropiezan en la casa de una familia de castores. 

Watermelons | Valley's Gold

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Learn about agriculture through locally grown watermelons.

Information Processing: A Chimpanzee Identifies Threats

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An orphaned chimp learns to recognize danger in this video from the NATURE mini-series Animals with Cameras. In preparation for integrating orphaned Kimbang with a group of chimpanzees, her caretaker tests Kimbang’s response to a simulated danger, a plastic snake. In the accompanying classroom activity, students use the engineering design process to design a grabber to protect their hands, mimicking Kimbang’s use of a bush to protect herself from the snake.

Additonal support materials are available, including discussion questions and teaching tips. For more resources from NATURE, check out the collection page.

Monkey Babysitter

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Learn about how young Indian Langur Monkeys practice for motherhood in this video from the NATURE mini-series Spy in the Wild. Part of the episode “Love,” this video shows how challenging monkey babysitting can be. Support materials ask students to think about the importance of practice in order to build skills. Students are also encouraged to think about the needs of baby animals and the challenges of caring for young.

Unlikely Partners: Warthog and Mongoose

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Learn about the unusual animal partnership between warthogs and mongooses in this video from the NATURE mini-series Spy in the Wild. Part of the episode “Friendship,” this video shows how two very different animals help one another in the African savannah. Support materials ask students to recognize the benefits of animal partnerships in the wild. Students are also encouraged to think about the friendships in their own lives and how they are similar or different from animal relationships.

Nest Building Teamwork

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Learn about how a pair of Red-Billed Hornbills work together as a team in this video from the NATURE mini-series Spy in the Wild. Part of the episode “Love,” this video shows the unique way these birds keep their nest safe. Support materials include a review worksheet and a fun hands-on activity which challenges students to think like a Red-Billed Hornbill and design a way to protect the mother bird and her nest. 

Velcro

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A sphinx asks two children how a pair of sneakers is like a dog that has been outside in this animated video from LOOP SCOOPS. The kids discuss how dogs, after being outside, sometimes return to the house covered in burrs. Looking at both burrs and Velcro® under a magnifying glass, the children discover that both are covered with tiny hooks. The sphinx explains that the inventor of Velcro® was actually inspired by a walk in the woods with his dog.

Artichokes | Valley's Gold

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Learn about California's official state vegetable, the artichoke. From field to fork, learn what it takes to grow and prepare this unique crop.

Building a Beaver Pond

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Explore the building power of beavers and the large impact they can have on the environment when they build a dam! Viewers see an example of a pond that formed as a result of a dam in a river and learn about the habitat created for many animals as a result of the pond!

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