Balance

Makey Takey: Forces and Motion

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This kit is designed for use in the 3rd grade classroom. This was designed to address the Next Gen. Science standard 3-PS2-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object. The accompanying lesson plan can be found later in this catalog record.

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Stress: The Good, the Bad and the Healthy (2012)

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One-third of all teens feel some negative stress on a daily basis. But not all stress is bad. A young gymnast describes how a certain amount of stress helps him perform better. Peter Montminy, a child psychologist and wellness coach, explains how too little stress makes us bored and listless, whereas too much stress can lead to burnout and exhaustion.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Stress: The Good, the Bad and the Healthy

S.O.S Whitewater

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The rafting animals are standing in line for the canoeing trip. Everyone wants to be the first to ride on the rubber raft, so soon they are all shoving and pushing to get a place on the raft. It doesn't take long and soon the first animal is nudged off and that is before the ride even starts.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Content Area: 
Special Education
Science
Play Time: 
20 min.
S.O.S Whitewater

Forces (2001)

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Discover the properties of forces through observation and experimentation. Encourage students to explore their surroundings to discover the fascinating impact forces have on their everyday lives. Understand that every force is a push or pull. Learn about friction, balanced and unbalanced forces, and pressure.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:18
Forces

Balance (1994)

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Bill Nye’s going to use the force to pull you into the world of balance.

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Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Balance

Egg Run

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This is a twist on the usual game in which participants compete in a race while they balance an egg on a spoon. In this one, 10 different items are given to 2 teams of children.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Content Area: 
Health/Phys. Ed.
Play Time: 
10 min.
Egg Run