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The Coastal Plain (2009)

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The eastern coast of North America is washed by the surf of the Atlantic Ocean. Then, the continental coast circles the Gulf of Mexico… from the southern end of Florida… across Alabama and Mississippi, to Louisiana and Texas… and finally hooking down into Mexico, all the way to the Yucatan Peninsula.

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00:22
The Coastal Plain

The Appalachian Mountains (2009)

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The Appalachian Mountains are the oldest mountain range in North America. They date back about 650 million years. The collision between the North American and African plates caused the mountain range to rise up. The Appalachians had become the highpoint of the eastern part of the continent, running from Newfoundland down to the central part of Alabama.
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00:22
The Appalachian Mountains

The Canadian Shield (2009)

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The Canadian Shield has a greater land area with fewer people living in it than any other geographical region on the North American continent. This geographic region has some of the hardest and oldest rocks to be found anywhere in North America.

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Middle
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00:22
The Canadian Shield

Interior Lowlands (2009)

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The Interior Lowland of the North America are at the heart of the continent. This important region extends from the Canadian Arctic in the north to the Gulf of Mexico in the south. The region features terrain with broad river valleys, rolling hills, high bluffs, forested growth, open vistas and many lakes.
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Elementary
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00:22
Interior Lowlands

The Great Plains (2009)

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At the very heart of North America, between the Rocky Mountains and east of the Mississippi River, we find one of the continent's largest regional landforms, The Great Plains. Its most striking feature is its flatness and wide open spaces. The Great Plains encompass all or part of 15 of the United States and three Canadian provinces.

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Elementary
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00:22
The Great Plains

The Rocky Mountains (2009)

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The Rocky Mountains are like the backbone of the North American continent, stretched from top to bottom of the continent like a spine. In this case, the vertebrae are rugged mountain peaks. The true Rockies are found running from the Laird River Basin in the Canadian province of British Columbia to the Sacramento Mountains in the state of New Mexico.

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Elementary
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00:22
The Rocky Mountains

Basin & Range (2009)

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Located between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Coastal Ranges to the west, this gigantic Basin and Range Region runs for about 5,000 miles from the Bering Sea to the southern end of Mexico.
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00:22
Basin & Range

The Coastal Range (2009)

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The western coast of North America is a series of spectacular shorelines, where breathtaking waves from the Pacific Ocean crash upon amazing rock formations… at the base along the Coastal Range. It stretches for over 3,500 miles, from the Alaskan Peninsula in the north, to the tip of the Baja California Peninsula in the south.

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Elementary
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00:22
The Coastal Range

Lake Ontario (2004)

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Examines the features of the lake, native peoples of the area, European discovery, canals, Niagara Falls, industries and pollution problems, and modern cities surrounding the lake, including Toronto and Hamilton in Canada, and Rochester, New York.

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Elementary
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00:22
Lake Ontario

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

Pythagoras: Numbers, Numbers! (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
Pythagoras: Numbers, Numbers!