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Plant Growth, Development, and Response (2010)

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From fertilization, to germination, to growth, to death, this video explores the life cycles of plants. The means by which plants respond to their environment is also highlighted. Specific attention is paid to development of seeds and the means by which plants grow and mature.

Grade Level: 
High
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0:20
Plant Growth, Development, and Response

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.

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Elementary
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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
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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.

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Elementary
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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.

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Elementary
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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.

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Elementary
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0:15
Life Cycles

Body Systems and Health (2008)

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This DVD contains four 20-minute segments:

Healthy Circulatory and Respiratory Systems:

Grade Level: 
Middle
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0:20
Body Systems and Health

The Life of Birds (2010)

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Birds are a vertebrate group with which we are all familiar. This beautiful and colorful video explores the major characteristics, adaptations, and life cycles of this group of animals. Special emphasis is paid to the features that enable birds to fly. Vivid footage from throughout the world also illustrates some of the major groups of birds.

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High
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0:20
The Life of Birds

The Classification of Organisms (2010)

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For thousands of years scientists have named and categorized the vast array of life on Earth. This video program highlights the major advances concerning the classification of life, more specifically focusing on current trends in systematics and taxonomy.

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High
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0:20
The Classification of Organisms

Blood and Circulation (2008)

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The cardiovascular system supplies the body with oxygen, transports wastes produced by cells, and helps fight disease and infection. Colorful animations illustrate the structure and function of the primary components of the cardiovascular system- the heart, blood, and blood vessels. Tips on maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system are also discussed.

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Elementary
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0:15
Blood and Circulation

Food and Digestion (2008)

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Every day we eat a wide variety of food to provide the body with the energy it needs. All food is not the same and contains different types of nutrients. This program explores the six major groups of nutrients. Three-dimensional animations help explain the process of digestion in the body. Special attention is given to healthy eating habits.

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Elementary
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0:15
Food and Digestion

Moving Muscles and Bones (2008)

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Bones and muscles, which enable the body to move and carry out its everyday functions, are the focus of this program. Easy-to-understand anatomical animations depict different bones and joints found in the body. The three primary types of muscles – smooth, cardiac, and skeletal – are discussed, with special attention given to their roles within the body.

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Elementary
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0:15
Moving Muscles and Bones

Magnificent Mammals (2010)

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We are all familiar with common examples of mammals such as cats, dogs, and horses. Humans are also mammals. This action-packed program illustrates the common characteristics of mammals while also exploring some of the major mammalian groups.

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High
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0:20
Magnificent Mammals

Senses (2010)

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Whether it is the sight of colorful flowers, or the smell of freshly baked cookies, our senses are constantly at work. Breathtaking video footage and three-dimensional animations illustrate how complex sensory organs function. Special attention is also given to ways to care for sensory organs.

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High
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0:20
Senses

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
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0:15
Exploring Fossils

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