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Exploring Energy (2008)

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Every day we use many types of energy to accomplish different tasks. This program uses real-life examples to differentiate between potential and kinetic energy, and to demonstrate different forms of energy, including mechanical, thermal, chemical, electromagnetic, sound, and nuclear energy. Energy conversions and the law of conservation of energy are also discussed.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
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0:15
Exploring Energy

Inside the Living Cell: Essential Cell Biology (2004)

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DVD is broken down into over 30 learning modules.

Unit 1: The Cell - Unit of Life: Includes the Discovery of Cells; Cell Structures; DNA Directs Cell Activities; Electron Microscopes; Chemistry of Life.
This program shows the kinds of cells and emphasizes the fact that all cells have a common organization and how all cells carry out similar biochemical processes.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Inside the Living Cell: Essential Cell Biology

Natural Resources (2007)

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This DVD contains 4 20-minute segments:

Earth's Natural Resources:

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:20
Natural Resources

Vibrations and Waves (2013)

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This program explores the fascinating features of vibrations and waves. Vivid examples of these phenomenon help students understand how sounds are formed, how light travels, and how ocean waves move. Special attention is also given to some of the different types of waves such as microwaves, radio waves, and seismic waves.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Vibrations and Waves

Helping Us Work (2013)

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Everyday we do work, and most of the time we use tools to help us. This program begins by explaining what work is. The relationship between work and energy is then explored. Common examples of tools used to make work easier are highlighted.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:12
Helping Us Work

Food Chains (2012)

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It is fascinating to explore the energy relationships between living things. This exciting video investigates the process of living things producing energy, consuming it, and breaking it down. Food chains and food webs visually illustrate these relationships.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:11
Food Chains

Becoming Green Energy Experts

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This Michigan State University/Lansing Boys and Girls Club partnership demonstrates the powerful result of giving youth the science background and tools they need to carry out investigations of their own design, and to communicate their knowledge in their own voice.

Lifting with Levers

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Jackie, Matt, and Inez try to move a stack of slabs blocking a doorway. They decide to use a long board as a lever, but they soon realize they need a longer board in order to move the heavy slabs. The problem is that they are not sure exactly how long the lever should be. Since they do not have the time to try out levers of varying lengths, Inez decides to construct a scale model. While testing their model levers, they learn about the relationship between the length of a lever and its lifting capability.

Horsepower

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In this video, a young man talks about buying a new car and tries to understand what horsepower really means. With some help from a young woman who explains where the term comes from, he sets out to look for more information to find his perfect car. In the accompanying classroom activity, students conduct an experiment to calculate how much horsepower they can produce. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

Dance | What's Good

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Harness the science of movement as you learn about the physics of rotation with break-dancers Tori Torsion, B-Girl Eren and B-Boy Evol; make time to dance, twirl, climb, run, jump, or slide with your kids, as these early experiences with forces and motion will ignite their curiosity and provide a foundation for future science study.

For use at home with your children, see our Science of Movement Lesson Plan!

DIY Melted Crayon Art | Full-Time Kid

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Recycle old crayons into beautiful art! Use a hair dryer to melt the crayons or leave outside to melt under the sun.

MN Original | Assemblage Artist Jan Elftmann

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Learn how Jan Elftmann’s penchant for collecting objects shines through in all of her work. She makes art approachable for the every day person in her playful assemblage work and eye-catching art cars.

Elftmann helped found the Minnesota ArtCar Parade after she completed her first art car–a pick up truck covered with 10,000 wine bottle corks. She’s currently working on her third art car.

For more MN Original resources, click here.

Fox Theatre | Fast Forward

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What makes the fabulous Fox Theatre so fabulous? Great question! And that’s just what we ask the folks who work at the Fox. They answer by giving us an exclusive backstage tour, as well as an on-stage tour, and even an under-the-stage tour. And we tell the “theatrical” story as you’d expect—in 3 acts. By the way, it turns out that part of what makes the Fox so fabulous is their air-conditioning system and their LED lights, both of which we cover in our Teachable Moments.

Teachable Moment: Lighting | Fast Forward

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We again focus on technology, this time comparing incandescent lighting to LED lighting. This Teachable Moment explains how each works, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Teachable Moment: How Air Conditioners Work | Fast Forward

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This technology-based segment explains in simple terms the way refrigerant and evaporation combine to create air conditioning.

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