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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

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

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

What is Sound? (2008)

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When you hear the roar of traffic, the bark of a dog, or your teacher’s voice, you are experiencing sound. This program uses colorful animations to explore important characteristics of sound, including intensity, loudness, pitch, and frequency.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
What is Sound?

Microscopic Life (2008)

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Just about everything we eat, touch, and see contains organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye. This video explores the fascinating world of microscopic life. It begins by discussing viruses and explaining how these cause disease. Bacterial cells are described, highlighting the important roles they play on Earth.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Microscopic Life

Exploring Freshwater Biomes (2009)

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Breathtaking footage introduces students to different types of freshwater biomes. Special emphasis is given to the characteristics and life forms of freshwater environments. Additional concepts and terminology: salt water, fresh water, lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, wetlands, swamps, marshes, and uses of fresh water.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Freshwater Biomes

Exploring Fossils (2008)

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In this video, students learn why fossils are often referred to as “windows to the past.” The basic requirements for fossil formation are identified. Vivid footage and animations of various fossils highlight different types of fossil preservation, including petrification, imprints, molds and casts, freezing, amber fossilization, and preservation in tar pits.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Fossils

Exploring Grassland Biomes (2009)

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This video highlights common characteristics of grasslands, as well as the different types of grasslands found throughout the world. Some of the plants and animals that inhabit grasslands are featured, as are the changes grasslands have undergone over time.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Grassland Biomes

Exploring Marine Biomes (2009)

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The fascinating marine biome covers more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface. Colorful video footage illustrates the physical and biological features of this vast biome. Additional concepts and terminology: oceans, salinity, currents, ocean zones, benthos, plankton, nekton, and estuary.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Marine Biomes

Reptiles (1994)

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Leapin’ lizards! It’s Bill Nye’s episode on reptiles.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Reptiles

Plants (1995)

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Bill wants to plant some ideas in your head – about plants.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Plants

Populations (1995)

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It’s a population party with Bill Nye the Science Guy, and everyone’s invited.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Populations

Fish (1995)

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Bill Nye’s reeling them in with the “Fish” episode.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Fish

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