Elementary Science

El desgaste y la erosion (Weathering and Erosion) (2008)

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This program illustrates the everyday, real-life processes of weathering and erosion. Easy-to-understand examples of weathering help students differentiate between the processes of mechanical and chemical weathering. Vivid footage of processes such as freezing, thawing, condensation, and rusting help students grasp how weathering works.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:16
El desgaste y la erosion (Weathering and Erosion)

Animales complejos (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.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Animales complejos (Complex Animals)

Adaptaciones (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.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Adaptaciones (Adaptations)

Que es el ciclo de agua? (What is the Water Cycle?) (2011)

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This beautiful program illustrates the key components of the water cycle that occurs everywhere around us. Concepts and terminology: condensation, evaporation, precipitation, cloud, rain, snow, sleet, and hail.

Find the English language version of this video at: What is the Water Cycle?

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:12
Que es el ciclo de agua? (What is the Water Cycle?)

Observando el clima (Observing Weather) (2011)

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Live-action weather footage helps students learn how they can observe the weather. Concepts and terminology: temperature, air pressure, weather systems, precipitation, and wind.

Find the English language version of this video at: Observing Weather

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:12
Observando el clima (Observing Weather)

Los Fundamentos de la Ecología (Ecology Fundamentals) (2006)

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This video introduces students to some of the fundamental principles in ecology, the study of how living things interact with each other and with their environment. The different types of living and non-living things found in an ecosystem are discussed. Examples of the interaction of living and non-living factors are provided.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Los Fundamentos de la Ecología (Ecology Fundamentals)

Que es un insecto? (What is an insect?) (2011)

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This fascinating program takes a look at the major characteristics of familiar and unusual insects that swarm the planet. Concepts and terminology: invertebrate, six legs, and exoskeleton.

Find the english version of this video at: What is an Insect?

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:11
Que es un insecto? (What is an insect?)

Que es un anfibio? (What is an Amphibian?) (2012)

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This colorful program explores the fascinating, and changeable features of amphibians. Concepts and terminology: cold-blooded, metamorphosis, frog, tadpole, toad, and salamander.

Find the english version of this video at: What is an Amphibian?

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:10
Que es un anfibio? (What is an Amphibian?)

First the Egg

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WHICH CAME FIRST? The chicken or the egg? Simple die-cuts magically present transformation-- from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly.

The acclaimed author of Black? White! Day? Night! and Lemons Are Not Red gives an entirely fresh and memorable presentation to the concepts of transformation and creatiity. Seed becomes flower, paint becomes picture, word becomes story--and the commonplace becomes extraordinary as children look through and turn the pages of this novel and winning book.

Caldecott Connections to Science 1996-2000

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Take advantage of the appeal and power of Caldecott award literature to extend and promote learning across the curriculum. In these three volumes the author demonstrates how to use award-winning books as springboards to science, social studies learning, and language arts in the library and classroom-and to expand student awareness and appreciation of illustration techniques. For each Caldecott title there is background information on the illustrations, curriculum connections, lesson plans, and support materials for teaching.

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