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The Mind's Big Bang & What About God? (2001)

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The Mind's Big Bang - 60 minutes
Between 100,000 and 50,000 years ago, something happened that triggered a creative, technological and social explosion, allowing humans to dominate the planet. What forces may have contributed to the emergence of the modern human mind?

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Middle
High
Length: 
01:20
The Mind's Big Bang & What About God?

Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics: Part II (2001)

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Includes: 1: Newton's Law - Rest Inertia of Massive Ball; 2: Newton's 2nd Law - Effects of a varies net force on a body's motion; 3: Newton's 3rd Law - Reaction Cart/Projected Ball Bearings; 4: Terminal Velocity - Air resistance acting on a free-falling body; 5: Motion of Center of Mass - system with internally moving components; 6: Motion of Center of Mass - Projected boomerang and tennis

Grade Level: 
High
Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics: Part II

Physics Demonstrations in Sound & Waves: Part I (2001)

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Demonstrations include: 1: Mechanical Resonance - Forced Vibrations with Single Coupled Oscillators; 2: Velocity, Wavelength, and Frequency Reflected Waves - Transverse Waves on a Coil Spring; 3: Change in Medium /Interference - Transverse Waves on a Coil Spring; 4: Transverse Standing Waves - Vibrational Modes on a String; 5: Longitudinal Waves - Propagation/Interference of Longitudinal Waves

Grade Level: 
High
Physics Demonstrations in Sound & Waves: Part I

Physics Demonstrations in Sound & Waves: Part II (2001)

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Demonstrations include: 1: Nature of Sound and Waves - Sources and Propagation of Sound; 2: Propagation of Sound - Direct Measurement of the Speed of Sound in Air and Metal; 3: Transmission of Sound Through a Medium - Attenuation of Sound in a Vacuum; 4: Refraction of Sound - Carbon Dioxide Sound Lens; 5: Interference of Sound - Sound Divided into Paths of Differing Length; 6: Interference of

Grade Level: 
High
Physics Demonstrations in Sound & Waves: Part II

Physics Demonstrations in Sound & Waves: Part III (2001)

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Demonstrations include: 1: Standing Sound Waves - Resonating Air Column with Cork Dust; 2: Standing Sound Waves - Resonance with Illuminating Gas in Flame Tube; 3: Standing Sound Waves in Two-Dimensions - Illuminating Gas in a Resonating Cavity; 4: Vibrations in a Two-Dimensional Surface - Chladni Plate; 5: Resonance/Real-Time Strobe Holography - Resonant Modes of a Vibrating Bell; 6: Quality

Grade Level: 
High
Physics Demonstrations in Sound & Waves: Part III

Renaissance Science & Invention (2004)

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Explores the people, ideas, and inventions behind the major scientific breakthroughs in astronomy, physics, anatomy, and mathematics. Examines scientific greats including Galileo, Kepler, and Brunelleschi, and discusses how the life of a scientist often conflicted with existing religious beliefs. DVD divided into chapters. Includes discussion questions and Spanish soundtrack option.

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Elementary
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Length: 
00:23
Renaissance Science & Invention

Rough Science, Disc 1 (2002)

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Contains 3 episodes, each about 30 minutes in length. In each episode, a team of scientists that includes biologists, chemists, and physicists are transported to an isolated island where they must work together to solve challenges using mainly indigenous items.

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High
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01:21
Rough Science, Disc 1

Rough Science, Disc 2 (2002)

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Includes 3 episodes, each about 30 minutes long. In each program a team of scientists that includes physicists, chemists, and biologists and botanists are transported to an isolated island where they must work together to solve challenges using only rudimentary tools and indigenous materials.

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High
Length: 
01:21
Rough Science, Disc 2

Rough Science, Disc 3 (2002)

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Contains 4 programs, each around 30 minutes long. In each program, a team of scientists that includes biologists, chemists, and physicists must work together to solve challenges using only rudimentary tools and indigenous materials.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:48
Rough Science, Disc 3

Underground Aquifer Water: Precision Farming (2008)

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Despite its wonders, Earth's water cycle does not spread water evenly around the planet. The Ogallala Aquifer’s huge underground reservoir of water gives the relatively dry Central Plains states such as Nebraska a large but limited irrigation source. But the aquifer's water is being used up faster than it is beng replenished.

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Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:09
Underground Aquifer Water: Precision Farming

Global Warming: You Can Make a Difference (2006)

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Our appetite for the earth's resources and consumer goods has led to increased levels of carbon dioxide entering our atmosphere, trapping more heat from the sun and leading to global warming of the atmosphere.

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Middle
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00:27
Global Warming: You Can Make a Difference

Minimum Impact: Take Only Photos, Leave Only Footprints (2005)

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Getting outdoors is one of the great pleasures in life. But our expeditions into natural environments can also cause real horror stories to unfold. Discarded rubbish causes the waterways to become clogged, a campfire can leave a nasty visual scar that can last for years. How can we avoid causing these problems? This program examines ways to minimise our impact when enjoying the outdoors.

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Middle
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00:24
Minimum Impact: Take Only Photos, Leave Only Footprints

Understanding Stem Cells (2006)

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An introduction to stem cells while assuming no prior knowledge, and covers the following topics: what stem cells are, the difference between embryonic and adult stem cells, IVF as a key source of embryonic stem cells, therapeutic cloning (somatic cell nuclear transfer), the difference between therapeutic and reproductive cloning, potential medical applications of stem cell research and a brief

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Middle
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00:31
Understanding Stem Cells

Stem Cells: The Ethical Issue (2006)

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This program tackles one of the most contentious areas of contemporary science: embryonic stem cell research. Different viewpoints are presented, and speakers include: Professor Alan Trounson, prominent stem cell scientist; Father Norman Ford, an ethics commentator; Patients with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Middle
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00:20
Stem Cells: The Ethical Issue

Energy in Ecosystems (2002)

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Any ecosystem needs energy to sustain it, and the organisms within it. This energy comes in massive quantities from the Sun, although only a tiny fraction of the solar energy hitting the Earth goes towards sustaining life. The flow of energy through an ecosystem is complex, and vital to sustaining all life within it.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:25
Energy in Ecosystems

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