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Describing Matter and its Properties (2009)

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Matter is everywhere around us. This colorful video uses everyday examples to illustrate how matter is described, observed, and measured. Additional concepts and terminology: mass, weight, volume, density, hardness, texture, shape, flammability, size, and physical and chemical properties of matter.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Describing Matter and its Properties

Plant Growth, Development, and Response (2010)

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From fertilization, to germination, to growth, to death, this video explores the life cycles of plants. The means by which plants respond to their environment is also highlighted. Specific attention is paid to development of seeds and the means by which plants grow and mature.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
0:20
Plant Growth, Development, and Response

Rocks (2008)

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This program introduces students to the general characteristics of rocks and discusses the components of rock classification. On-location footage from throughout North America vividly depicts characteristics and origins of the three major rock types: igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, and metamorphic rocks.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Rocks

Weather on the Move (2007)

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This video program investigates some of the key elements responsible for weather formation. Different types of air masses and their origins are investigated, as are the formation of weather fronts. Specific weather phenomenon including tornados, hurricanes, and thunderstorms are illustrated in detail.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Weather on the Move

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

Adaptations (2008)

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Characteristics enabling organisms to survive and reproduce are referred to as adaptations. This program explores the wide range of adaptations humans, plants, animals, and all living things exhibit.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Adaptations

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

Simple Animals (2008)

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This colorful, exciting program explores the fascinating world of invertebrate animals. Live-action footage conveys basic features of the major invertebrate groups. Special attention is paid to the body structure and physical features of simple animals.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Simple Animals

Earth's Nearest Neighbors (2008)

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The planets closest to the sun, often referred to as the inner planets, are the focus of this fascinating program. Colorful animations, along with images captured by space probes, illustrate the characteristics of Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. The fundamental structure of the solar system and the process by which planets revolve around the sun are discussed.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Earth's Nearest Neighbors

Landforms (2008)

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Earth's landscape is made up of a wide variety of physical features referred to as landforms. Characteristics of the major landforms are illustrated through the use of dramatic footage from North America, including the Grand Canyon, Interior Plains, and the Rocky Mountains. Earth's water features are also depicted.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Landforms

Needs of Living Things (2008)

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What are the characteristics and needs of living things? This question is addressed through live-action footage shot at exciting locations, such as the Galapagos Islands, Canadian Rockies, Mojave Desert, and Florida Everglades. The program begins by discussing the basic characteristics common to living things.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Needs of Living Things

Complex Animals (2008)

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There are millions of different types of animals on Earth, ranging from simple animals, such as sponges and worms, to more complex animals. This program explores complex animals, specifically the major vertebrate groups: fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Crisp, exciting video footage portrays the major characteristics of each vertebrate group.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Complex Animals

Life Cycles (2008)

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Living things go through changes in the course of their lives, referred to as life cycles. This program takes a look at the life cycles of living organisms, specifically focusing on plants and animals. Exciting video footage and colorful animations illustrate how living things change as their lives progress.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Life Cycles

Minerals (2008)

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This program covers the major characteristics of minerals, while exploring the roles minerals play in our lives. Crystal structures, which make up minerals, are illustrated, as are examples of the wide range of minerals. Live-action footage from around the world demonstrates the processes by which minerals form.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Minerals

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