Life

The Velveteen Rabbit

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By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.

The Velveteen Rabbit

Clasificando a los seres vivos (Classifying Living Things) (2006)

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This video discusses the importance of classifying living things, and some of the criteria scientists use when classifying. The six major kingdoms are explored including Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, Protists, Fungi, Plants, and Animals. Colorful, live-action footage illustrates the important characteristics of living things in each of the kingdoms.

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Elementary
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00:17
Clasificando a los seres vivos (Classifying Living Things)

The Cellist of Sarajevo

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Sarajevo in the 1990's, is a hellish place. The ongoing war devours human life, tears families apart and transforms even banal routines, such as acquiring water, into life-threatening expeditions. Day after day, a cellist stations himself in the midst of the devastation, defying the ever-present snipers to play tributes to victims of a massacre.

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05:23

The Domains of Life (2006)

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The Domains of Life updates the five kingdoms classification scheme with the latest understanding of life’s organization based on DNA, fossil, and biochemical evidence. Concise animations and superb microscope footage of primitive cells show events that shaped life as we know it today.

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High
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00:35
The Domains of Life

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf (1985)

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Dramatizes Leo Buscaglia's parable of living and dying, telling the story of Freddie, a leaf that enjoys its life on a strong tree in the park, but becomes fearful when it is time to let go

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Primary
Elementary
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00:17
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf

Classifying Monerans and Protists (2006)

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Some of the most fascinating kingdoms of living things cannot even be seen with the naked eye. This video program highlights the major characteristics of two different monerans: Eubacteria and Archaebacteria, as well as the kingdom Protista.

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Middle
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00:22
Classifying Monerans and Protists

Classifying Life (2006)

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This program explores the fascinating process of taxonomy, explaining why the process of classification is so important. Some of the criteria taxonomists use in classifying living things are highlighted. Colorful video footage of a wide array of organisms illustrates the major kingdoms.

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Middle
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00:20
Classifying Life

Classifying Animals (2006)

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Through vivid footage from throughout the world, this program explores the fascinating features of the animal kingdom. The taxonomy of the different invertebrate and vertebrate phyla are the focus of the program, with special emphasis placed on the evolutionary relationships of the various phyla.

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Middle
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00:22
Classifying Animals