Social Studies

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Architecture (1997)

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Build up your science with the “Architecture” show.

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Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Architecture

Archaeology (1996)

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Bill Nye the Science Guy is talking about archaeology – can you dig it?

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Archaeology

Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

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Copies: 30

Buildings were weaving in and out. The street pitched like a stormy sea. Bricks were raining down all around him. The ground shook with such violence that Jacob thought the world had come to an end.

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770L
Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

Predicting Earthquakes

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Copies: 1

The San Francisco Earthquake

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The San Francisco Earthquake is a thorough examination of the April 18, 1906, earthquake that is considered one of the first environmental disasters of the modern age. Striking California's Bay Area, the quake and its resulting fires destroyed a rapidly growing, prosperous city and left more than 500 people dead, thousands homeless, and $500 million worth of property damage.

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1906 San Francisco Earthquake

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A huge earthquake rocked the West Coast on April 18, 1906. Worst hit was the city of San Francisco, where buildings collapsed and fires raged for days. Thousands of people died, and many more were left homeless. The disaster was just one of a long series of earthquakes triggered by the San Andreas Fault. It taught scientists valuable lessons about preparing for earthquakes.

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Apollo 11: Moonscape (2012)

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Moonscape is a free and freely shareable high-definition documentary about the first manned Moon landing. Funded and produced by space enthusiasts from all over the world, it shows the full Apollo 11 landing and moonwalk, using only the original audio, TV and film footage and the original photographs, rescanned and restored from the best available sources, with full English subtitles.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Apollo 11: Moonscape

The Coffins of Pa-debehu-Aset

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Lesson plans and activities from the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester designed for young children to learn about Ancient Egypt in Art, Math, Music, ELA, Science, and Social Studies. Incorporates museum collection into learning.

Benjamin Franklin: Science and Politics (2014)

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Taking advantage of the latest digital animation techniques, Science Gossip summarizes the careers of important figures from the History of Science. Although scientific rigor is respected, the point of view is more light hearted and amusing so that viewers receive short, dynamic doses of interesting information about each scientist, complemented by curios anecdotes.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:07
Benjamin Franklin: Science and Politics

The Skull in the Rock

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Copies: 7

In 2008, Professor Lee Berger--with the help of his curious 9-year-old son--discovered two remarkably well preserved, two-million-year-old fossils of an adult female and young male, known as Australopithecus sediba; a previously unknown species of ape-like creatures that may have been a direct ancestor of modern humans. This discovery of has been hailed as one of the most important archaeological discoveries in history. The fossils reveal what may be one of humankind's oldest ancestors.

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1140L
The Skull in the Rock

Bread Comes to Life: A Garden of Wheat and a Loaf to Eat (2003)

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Bread Where does it come from? How is it made?

Come watch a baker turn a homegrown crop of wheat into a homemade loaf to eat. Then see it all happen again at a big farm, a giant mill, and a full-scale commercial bakery.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:22
Bread Comes to Life: A Garden of Wheat and a Loaf to Eat

USDA Hardiness Zones for New York

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Hardiness Zone information helps you determine which herbaceous perennials and woody trees, shrubs and vines will survive winters where you garden.

NYSDEC Energy and Climate

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This section explores energy, climate and the connections between them. The focus is on the policies, programs and plans DEC and New York State have made to reduce emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases and to help New Yorkers adapt as the climate changes.

Information on New York's energy resources, including oil, natural gas and renewable sources can also be accessed from the links on this page.

Breakthrough: How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever

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On a cold day in November 1944, eighteen-month-old Eileen Saxon was brought into an operating room at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She could barely breathe, and he lips and fingertips had turned a dusky blue, the result of a heart condition known as blue baby syndrome. Most doctors who had seen her expected her to die within hours.

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1170L
Breakthrough: How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever

Pop's Bridge

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The Golden Gate Bridge. The impossible bridge, some call it. They say it can't be built.

But Robert's father is building it. He's a skywalker—a brave, high-climbing ironworker. Robert is convinced his pop has the most important job on the crew . . . until a frightening event makes him see that it takes an entire team to accomplish the impossible.

Pop's Bridge

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