Earth Sciences

Earth in Action (2003)

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Includes four 20-minute programs on one DVD. Program 1: Plate Tectonics: talks about landforms, mountain building, boundaries, etc. Program 2: Volcanoes and Earthquakes: discusses the concepts and terminology including lava, seismic waves, magma, Richter scale, etc. Program 3: Forces Shaping the Earth: Talks about different types of erosion, glaciers, deposits, etc.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
01:20
Earth in Action

The Greenhouse Effect: Climate Change and Global Warming (2007)

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What exactly are greenhouse gases? Are they really causing climate change? Global warming has suddenly become the hottest environmental issue, and this program clearly explains the science of the greenhouse effect and the evidence that we are causing climate change.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:24
The Greenhouse Effect: Climate Change and Global Warming

Minimum Impact: Take Only Photos, Leave Only Footprints (2005)

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Getting outdoors is one of the great pleasures in life. But our expeditions into natural environments can also cause real horror stories to unfold. Discarded rubbish causes the waterways to become clogged, a campfire can leave a nasty visual scar that can last for years. How can we avoid causing these problems? This program examines ways to minimise our impact when enjoying the outdoors.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:24
Minimum Impact: Take Only Photos, Leave Only Footprints

Global Warming: You Can Make a Difference (2006)

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Our appetite for the earth's resources and consumer goods has led to increased levels of carbon dioxide entering our atmosphere, trapping more heat from the sun and leading to global warming of the atmosphere.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:27
Global Warming: You Can Make a Difference

Hunt for the Supertwister: Chasing Nature's Most Powerful Tornadoes (2004)

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Little on this earth can withstand the violent fury of an F5 tornado. A churning vortex with winds over 300 miles an hour, these tornadoes create immense swaths of death and destruction in a matter of seconds. But today, experts are exploring the supertwister's complex inner working in bold new ways in the hopes of one day being able to accurately predict the occurrences of tornadoes.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
01:00
Hunt for the Supertwister: Chasing Nature's Most Powerful Tornadoes

Trash and the Environment (1998)

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Take a trip to a recycling center, a landfill, and a town dump to understand what happens to trash after it is thrown away. Focus on the environmental problems created by solid waste and discover ways to alleviate the problem. Learn that through daily conservation methods, people can control the amount of waste they produce.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:12
Trash and the Environment

Prehistoric Earth (2005)

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Segment 1: Geologic Time (6 min.) Learn how absolute and relative times help scientists examine the Earth's age, as well as prehistoric life forms. Segment 2: Prehistoric Life (4 min.) Discover how fossils are formed and see the clues they give scientists to learn details about prehistoric life and the history of our planet.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:24
Prehistoric Earth

Rockfinders (2002)

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Science enthusiast Max Orbit leads children through a fun-filled lesson about rocks and minerals in this live-action program. Featuring colorful graphics, animated sequences and ideas for classroom activities, the program teaches children about the properties of rocks, minerals and fossils as well as how to hunt for rocks and start their own rock collection.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:30
Rockfinders

Weathering and Erosion (2002)

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The surface of the land has undergone many changes over its history. Water, rain, snow, and wind they all continually shape and form the Earth. Take students on a journey to discover how physical weathering, chemical weathering, and erosion occur. Identify that the destructive forces of erosion and weathering are slow processes that change the surface of the earth.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15
Weathering and Erosion

Geographical Features: Landforms (2000)

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Stunning NASA and live footage combine with state-of-the-art animation to give students a clear understanding of the physical features that shape our earth. Terms like escarpment, plateau, butte, outlier, and atoll are shown in their natural states with examples highlighted on an animated globe. Learn the names of these landforms and where they are found.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:20
Geographical Features: Landforms

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