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Getting to Know Electricity (1998)

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Learn about electricity when Ben Franklin leaps out of the pages of a student's science textbook to help him with his homework. Using the latest computer graphics and experiments, Ben explains concepts such as lightning, static electricity, and simple, series, and parallel circuits.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Getting to Know Electricity

Sound (2001)

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This program helps students learn the principles of sound, the range of human hearing, and significant terms as they discover the science behind everyday sounds. Travel deep into the ocean and high into the skies in search of creatures who use echolocation.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:14
Sound

Simple and Compound Machines (1998)

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When "Hardware Hal" holds a "Simple and Compound Machines Sale" he demonstrates to his assistants the six simple machines: the lever, wedge, inclined plane, pulley, wheel & axle, and screw. Shows how these machines make work easier by changing force, direction, or distance.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:20
Simple and Compound Machines

Light (2001)

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Why does light behave the way it does? How does it travel from its source to the objects it illuminates and then to human eyes? Most people certainly take light for granted, but understanding the basic nature of light can open up a whole new world! Students learn how light travels in waves as well as how those waves behave. And children discover the connection between light and color.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:17
Light

Laws of Motion (1999)

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Isaac Newton himself shows students how gravity, friction, and inertia are related to mass, force, and momentum. Exciting graphics and re-creations allow students to see how Newton's laws of motion relate to real life. Experiments with roller blades, baseballs, and other common objects encourage students to make science exploration recreational.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:17
Laws of Motion

Forces (2001)

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Discover the properties of forces through observation and experimentation. Encourage students to explore their surroundings to discover the fascinating impact forces have on their everyday lives. Understand that every force is a push or pull. Learn about friction, balanced and unbalanced forces, and pressure.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:18
Forces

Getting to Know Gravity (2000)

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Students learn about gravity. First stop: Earth—to discover how gravity affects people and things on this planet. Next stop: outer space—to learn how gravity affects other planets. This learning journey demonstrates the effects of mass on gravity and the difference between mass and weight in a way that is easy to understand and fun to watch.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:19
Getting to Know Gravity

Getting to Know Energy (2000)

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Energy is all around you. Learn about the many different types of energy and how energy can change form. Vivid examples illustrate how potential energy and kinetic energy are defined, and how one form of energy can change into another. Discover that energy never goes away, that it can only be transferred from one form into another.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:21
Getting to Know Energy

Common Properties of Matter: Atoms, Elements, and States (2003)

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Two students in search of ideas for a science project find help in a store like one they’ve never seen. Miss Dallerwag, the store owner, helps explain concepts like atoms and molecules. She also describes what mass, volume, and density are and how they are different, and the states of matter and how they change.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:24
Common Properties of Matter: Atoms, Elements, and States

Changes in the Properties of Matter: Physical and Chemical (1999, 2003)

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Amanda’s friend Kyle is having trouble understanding matter, but she knows just the thing to do. She takes him to “A Matter of Fact,” an interesting store full of scientific things—and a peculiar storeowner to help them! Kyle learns all about the physical and chemical properties of matter, such as conductivity, magnetism, and combustibility. He finds out what mixtures and solutions are.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:28
Changes in the Properties of Matter: Physical and Chemical

The Magic of Magnetism (1998)

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Why does a magnet stick to metal objects but not plastic? How can it pick up metal shavings but not wood chips? With the help of a magician, students learn all about magnetism. They discover what a magnet is, the properties of magnets, magnetic fields, and the types of objects that are attracted to magnets. Children learn what magnets are used for and in which simple machines they are found.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:14
The Magic of Magnetism

How Things Move (1999)

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Roll, slide, bounce, and spin. Discover many different ways objects can move. Give your students a preliminary lesson in physical science with this fun program designed to get children thinking about pushes and pulls. Students enjoy learning about position, movement, and the forces used to make objects move.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:16
How Things Move

The Wonder of Sound (1998)

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Through instrument, voice, and graphics, students easily discover how sounds are produced and students learn how we hear. Vibration is demonstrated, and children experiment with the way sound travels—in the air, through the ground, and under water. Teacher's Guide available in disk and online: www.schoolvideos.com

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:13
The Wonder of Sound

Simple Machines (1998)

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When a group of children attempt to move their play fort, they realize that six simple machines make the work much easier by changing either force or distance. They learn to identify real-world examples of simple machines including the lever, pulley, wedge, wheel and axle, inclined plane, and screw.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:16
Simple Machines

Properties of Matter, Part 1 (2003)

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Come join us in the "matter kitchen" as we learn that our entire world is made of matter, including things we don't see, such as the air we breathe. We learn to use our five senses to identify the properties of an object - size, weight, shape, color, and temperature. Students identify some of the tools used to measure the properties of matter.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:20
Properties of Matter, Part 1

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