Earth Science

Weather Around Us (2007)

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This program introduces students to some of the fundamentals of weather including air pressure, wind, and moisture. The basic principles of cloud formation and precipitation are explored. Important terminology includes: heat energy, atmosphere, troposphere, sun, local winds, global winds, humidity, water vapor, evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
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0:15
Weather Around Us

Stars and Galaxies (2008)

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Using crisp images and lifelike animations, this program introduces students to the intriguing realm of stars and galaxies. The main characteristics of galaxies and stars are discussed. Special attention is given to the features of stars, including size, temperature, and brightness. The life cycle of a star is also highlighted, as are the tools used by astronomers to study space.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Stars and Galaxies

Our Distant Neighbors (2008)

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This program explores the outer planets of the solar system. Vivid, colorful images transmitted by exploratory spacecraft serve as the basis of this video tour of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Often referred to as the “gas giants,” the unique features of these large and distant planets are described.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
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0:15
Our Distant Neighbors

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