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Turtle Defense

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In this video from the WPSU’s series Outside, a staff member from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University explains how some species of turtle protect themselves in their environment. Turtles, like many other species, are facing obstacles that threaten their survival. Some of these obstacles have threatened turtle survival for centuries, while others have emerged more recently and are caused by human activities.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

GPS: Baby Maiasaura

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This DragonflyTV segment follows two Montana girls as they learn how paleontologists find fossils, and how they use the fossils to determine how old the dinoaur was when it died.

Dinosaur GPS

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A paleontologist experiments with using Landsat spectral signatures to find fossils.

Virtual Field Trip Video: China's Great Forests | Nature Works Everywhere

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Join our expert scientist Yue Wang, a conservation planning officer for The Nature Conservancy, on a virtual field trip across the world to two stunning provinces in China—Sichuan and Yunnan—where we will explore majestic forests, towering mountains, and other iconic landscapes. While examining the role these vital natural areas play in the carbon cycle and climate change, as well as the benefits of reforestation, we will learn about the magnificent creatures who call these habitats home: giant pandas, golden snub-nosed monkeys, and the elusive and odd-looking takin. 

Find a teacher's guide here to accompany this field trip.

The Structural Engineering of Nests

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Learn about the mechanical properties of birds’ nests from Yale University structural engineer Corey O’Hern in this video from NATURE: Animal Homes. Students learn about the properties that are key to a nest’s success in the wild and observe a laboratory test that measures how much force it takes to distort and destroy different kinds of nests.

Animal Structures: A Nest Made Out of Mud

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Learn how male and female red ovenbirds work together to build nests made out of mud and clay in this video from NATURE: Animal Homes. Their jobs are not finished once the nest is constructed, as they spend just as much time building it as they do defending it!

Forensics Identification

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In this video from QUEST produced by KQED, students learn why Chelsey Juarez developed the new technique to identify the remains of migrant workers; how teeth are prepared and examined to provide information about where we come from; and the important role forensic anthropologists play in forensic science.

Teeth | Science Trek

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Take a trip to the dentist in this video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek. Discover why different animals have different kinds of teeth and what kinds of teeth humans have. You'll be able to answer the questions: What are the parts of a tooth? What is a cavity and how can you keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Endangered Species | Science Trek

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One in four mammals, one in eight  birds, one third of all amphibians and 70% of the world’s known plants are in danger of  extinction. Find out more about endangered species and visit some of the endangered  animals at ZooBoise.

Body Waste that Protects You | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek explores the different kinds of body waste that protect the body: earwax, mucus, tears, sweat, and vomit.

Urban Wildlife | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek discusses the benefits and problems of wildlife living in a city. It explains why this occurs and how to coexist with wildlife in the same habitat.

Beauty and the Bees

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Consider that humans and bees are attracted to the same shapes, patterns of color and scents in flowers.  Learn how plants have evolved to attract both humans and bees.

Botany of Desire: The Apple Gene Bank

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Explore the natural gene bank of the domestic apple located in Central Asia.  Learn about efforts to preserve the genetic diversity of apples -- for both conservation and genetic engineering.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Leaping Lemurs of Data

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Duke's Lemur Center study behavior, genomics, physiology and conservation biology.

Unlikely Animal Relatives | San Diego Zoo Kids

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Take a look at three unlikely animal relatives: manatees, elephants, and hyraxes.

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