Minerals

Rock & Mineral (1996)

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Which world-famous rock came from outer space? Why were rubies once known as bloodstones?

ROCK & MINERAL shatters the stone's reputation for "rock-solid" permanence. Discover how rocks keep a constantly changing record of our planet's fascinating history, and see how minerals are at the very core of our civilization.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:35
Rock & Mineral

Ancient Greek Geography

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Ancient Greeks lived in a landscape that received more than 300 days of sunshine each year and little rain. Readers will learn how Greeks used everything at their disposal, such as the sea, minerals in the earth, and fertile farmland, to flourish as a civilization. The concept of a society's relationship to its land and resources is covered in depth.

Ancient Greek Geography

Use of Rocks and Minerals (1999)

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The rocks and minerals that form within the Earth are used to make many important materials. Witness how rocks are mined, processed, and then constructed into glass, cement, bricks, houses, roads, and other objects used in our everyday lives. Teacher's Guide available in disk and online: www.schoolvideos.com

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:18
Use of Rocks and Minerals

Rocks: The Solid Earth Materials #2 (2000)

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Travel deep inside the Earth to discover how rocks and minerals are formed, to learn about the three types of rock, and to understand how rocks change over time through weathering and erosion. See the entire rock cycle and learn how geologists determine the properties of rocks. Learn about the structure and composition of minerals.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:27
Rocks: The Solid Earth Materials #2

The Rock Cycle (2007)

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What are the different types of rocks and how do they change form? This question is answered by examining the rock cycle. The major characteristics of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are highlighted through vivid footage and colorful animations.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
The Rock Cycle

Minerals (2008)

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This program covers the major characteristics of minerals, while exploring the roles minerals play in our lives. Crystal structures, which make up minerals, are illustrated, as are examples of the wide range of minerals. Live-action footage from around the world demonstrates the processes by which minerals form.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Minerals