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|#14271/0147 1200 WEEDS OF THE 48 STATES AND ADJACENT CANADA|
The weed identification software on this DVD is useful to a broad audience ranging from college professors and professional herbicide applicators, to gardeners, ranchers, and anyone who has ever wondered "What is that weed?" It is an easy to use approach that allows the user to identify their plant by selecting the characteristic that they see (milky juice, plant height, spines, leaf shape, flower color, etc.)
|#15478/1445 ADAPTIVE ANIMAL ANATOMY|
Sharp, often-startling footage demonstrates the infinite variety of Earth's species, possible because our plant's continually changing habitats and niches require adaptations for survival. This constant, if relatively slow, changing to achieve survival fitness accounts for the amazing adaptive body structures we see in spectacular live-action sequences, perfectly coordinated with 3D animationsGrades 7 to 12
|#15479/1445 ADAPTIVE FUNCTION OF FORM: The Beauty of Ugly|
One of Biology's key themes is that form, or body structure, in living things fits each one's function. This helps explain the "beauty", or adaptive success, of so-called "ugly" animals in nature. If we see ugly animals in light of how well they have adapted to their niches or environments, we appreciate how "deformity" gives each a better fitness for survival.Grades 7 to 12
|#15267/2003 AERONAUTICS: 21st Century Flight|
Aeronautics is the science of flight as well as the theory and practice of aircraft navigation. Any machine that flies through the air falls into the field of aeronautics. Aerodynamics is a branch of physical science which deals with the motion of air and the way that it interacts with objects in motion. Is it a bird? Is it a plane?Grades 6 to 12
|#14858/0697 ALL ABOUT DIRECTIONS (4 Programs)|
*Parents’ Choice Approved *Recommended: Science Books & Films, School Library Journal This four-part series teaches young children the difference between left, right, north, south, east, west, clockwise, counter clockwise and receiving, giving and understanding directions. Helpful hints are interspersed as kids learn why knowing directions will be important to them for the rest of their lives.Grades K to 2
|#11604/0635 ALLEN BRAIN ATLAS: A Quantum Leap in Neurological Research DVD
With a 90 percent match between the mouse and human genomes, mice are helping researchers to better understand the human brain. In this NewsHour program, Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen - founder of the Allen Institute for Brain Science - and the Institute’s chief scientific officer talk about the Allen Brain Atlas, an interactive 3-D map of gene expression in the mouse brain.
|#14266/0147 APHID (THE): A Virus Vector DVD
*Winner! COMENIUS AWARD The oldest German and European Award for excellent educational media. In a combination of fascinating macro sequences and 3D animations, this educational film impressively illustrates the life cycle of aphids, their behavior on winter and summer hosts, and their feeding habits.
|#15256/0433 ASTRONOMY SUPER PACK - Standard Deviants (7 Programs)|
Examine the findings of Plato, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Galileo, and other "stars" of the astronomy world. This series also covers the essential concepts of astronomy:gravity, the light spectrum, Earth’s magnetic field, the solar system, the sun, Kepler’s Law, the universal law of gravitation, the Doppler Effect, and much more!Grades 4 to 10
|#6385/0405 ATOMS AND MOLECULES - DVD|
Lively computer animation makes the atom and its constituent parts - the proton, neutron, and electron - easy to understand. The Bohr Model and the Quantum Mechanical Model of the atom are clearly differentiated. Working from these concepts, students can then make sense of the Periodic Table with its arrangement according to Atomic Mass. Grades 7 to 12
One day, microbes will eliminate our dirt and garbage, filter our exhaust systems, and help make self-cleaning clothing possible. This program takes viewers on a global journey - from the U.S. to Iceland, Sweden, India, China, Senegal, and Australia - to meet the world’s leading specialists in bacteriology and discover the incredible abilities of the microscopic life-forms they study.
|#12250/0198 BASICS OF ANATOMY SERIES (THE) 6 Programs|
This series is the most cost-effective investment your science department or media center can make to supplement your school’s biology curriculum. Each of the six DVDs comes complete with printable PDFs of study guides, worksheets, and an annotated script explaining interesting shots along with the location and circumstances involved in capturing them. Chapter search enabled. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: Neurons, Networks and the Human Brain THE IMMUNOLOGICAL SYSTEM: Recognition, Attack, and Memory THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM: Molecular Messengers, Chemical Control RESPIRATION AND CIRCULATION: Gas Exchange, Molecular Transport DIGESTION AND EXCRETION: Absorption, Excretion, and Homeostasis MUSCULAR, SKELETAL, AND INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM: Defining Our Form Grades 8 to 12
|#1004/0198 BASICS OF BIODIVERSITY SERIES (6 Programs) DVD
These six programs were designed to provide a high quality, curriculum-based resource for high school biology teachers and their students. Shot in true high definition at locations around the world in widescreen giving the programs a contemporary look that immediately captures students' attention. EUBACTERIA, ARCHAEBACTERIA, AND THE PROKARYOTIC DOMAINS PROTISTS: The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity FUNGI: Decomposers and Parasites KINGDOM PLANTAE: Builders of Biomes KINGDOM ANIMALIA: The Invertebrates KINGDOM ANIMALIA: The VertebratesGrades 8 to 12
|#1002/0198 BASICS OF CELL BIOLOGY SERIES (6 Programs) DVD
Grades 8 to 12
|#10815/0198 BASICS OF GENETICS SERIES (6 Programs) DVD
These six programs were designed to provide a high quality, curriculum-based resource for high school biology teachers and their students. Shot in true high definition at locations around the world in widescreen giving the programs a contemporary look that immediately captures students' attention. DNA, RNA, AND PROTEIN SYNTHESIS: Information to Structure UNDERSTANDING INHERITANCE: Mendel, Method, and Mapping MEIOSIS, SEXUAL REPRODUCTION, AND GENETIC VARIABILITY THE HUMAN GENOME: Traits, Disorders, and Treatments CELLULAR REPRODUCTION: Mitosis, Cytokinesis, and the Cell Cycle BIOTECHNOLOGY: Engineering Genomes Grades 8 to 12
|#15485/1445 BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATIONS IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM SERIES (20 Programs) MULTIPLE SITE USE|
This series explores the characteristics of body structure, locomotion, mating, habitat adaptation, and other features that cause scientists to classify animals in biological groups. Worldwide, live-action location footage alternates with clear close-ups and captions that reveal the distinctive features of each group of animals. In addition to learning particulars of certain groups, this series trains young minds how to observe and analyze in a scientific manner.Grades 5 to 10
|#14270/0147 BIOLOGY OF FUNGAL PATHOGENS (5 Volumes) DVD
In-depth understanding of the conditions under which pathogens, in particular parasitic fungi, live and develop is a prerequisite for effective crop protection. This series grants easy access to this knowledge. Through an exciting blend of vivid three-dimensional animations and real images, with informative commentaries, these videos provide fascinating insight into the life cycles of major fungal pathogens. The series is an outstanding example of communication in modern science.
|#13844/0433 BIOLOGY SUPER PACK (7 Programs)|
*Winner! TELLY AWARD (Outstanding Educational Videos) Biology is the study of life. So, we’re going to study life - from the smallest atom to the largest elephant. You’ll uncover the mysteries of DNA and crack the genetic codes inside of each and every one of us. Find out how your body is a workhorse and never stops and how it got started. This series will have your students buzzing about Biology! Grades 9 to 12
|#15180/2003 BIOLOGY: The Science of Life (26 programs)|
Students will achieve higher grades with this 26-part fun, music-filled way to learn high school biology! Covers the high school curriculum from lab safety, cell structure, DNA and genetics all the way through human biology. *Detailed descriptions of the subjects included in each program can be emailed upon request 1. LABORATORY SAFETY & VOLUME MEASUREMENT - 35 minutes 2. RECYCLE, REDUCE, REUSE - 25 minutes 3. ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP & SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS - 32 minutes 4. THE PERIODIC TABLE & CHEMICAL ELEMENTS - 27 minutes 5. ORGANIC COMPOUNDS - 24 minutes 6. CELL STRUCTURE: Parts of the Cell - 20 minutes 7. OSMOSIS & CELL PERMEABILITY - 27 minutes 8. ANIMAL AND PLANT CELLS - 27 minutes 9. LEVELS OF ORGANIZATION & STRUCTURE - 21 minutes 10. MITOSIS: Cell Division - 24 minutes 11. MEIOSIS - 25 minutes .12. STRUCTURE OF DNA & RNA - 30 minutes 13. PROTEIN SYNTHESIS - 39 minutes 14. MENDELIAN GENETICS - 37 minutes 15. THE ENERGY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PLANTS & ANIMALS Program One - 24 minutes 16. THE ENERGY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PLANTS & ANIMALS Program Two - 30 minutes 17. CLASSIFYING LIVING ORGANISMS - 27 minutes 18. MONERANS, PROTISTS, PLANTS & ANIMALS - 24 minutes 19. THE RELATIONSHIP OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA TO DISEASE - 32 minutes 20. PROTISTS: Protozoa - 25 minutes 21. FLOWERING PLANTS - 29 minutes 22. THE NERVOUS & SKELETAL SYSTEMS - 45 minutes 23. THE CIRCULATORY & RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS - 30 minutes 24. THE DIGESTIVE & EXCRETORY SYSTEMS - 36 minutes 25. THE REPRODUCTIVE & ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS - 37 minutes 26. THE MUSCULAR & INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEMS - 49 minutes Grades 6 to 12
|#13623/0845 BIOSPHERE (THE)|
Study of the BIOSPHERE is an interdisciplinary concept for integrating astronomy, geophysics, meteorology, biogeography, evolution, geology, geochemistry, hydrology and, generally speaking, all life and earth sciences. Viewers get a comprehensive introduction to the concept. Grades 7 to A
|#12540/0635 BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY (4 Programs)|
Genetically modified?! Stem cell medical breakthrough!? More people living longer? More (healthy?) food from cloned animals and altered crops? Where is BIOTECH going? Is this a gamble we are willing to take? This four- part series investigates these questions and more as we head into the future. BIOINFORMATICS, GENOMICS, AND PROTEOMICS: Getting the Big Picture 25 minutes BIOTECHNOLOGY AND YOUR HEALTH: Pharmaceutical Applications 24 minutes BIOTECHNOLOGY ON THE FARM AND IN THE FACTORY: Agricultural and Industrial Applications 28 minutes THE ETHICS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY 24 minutes
|#13045/0845 BIOTECHNOLOGY ON EARTH - DVD|
The 20th century saw the earth dramatically changed by industrial technology. The 21st century will see the earth even more dramatically changed by progress in biotechnology and its handmaiden, nanotechnology. Grades 7 to A
|#14276/0635 BUGGED: The Race to Eradicate the Asian Longhorned Beetle|
Called "Absolutely brilliant!" by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, this documentary tracks the war being waged by entomologists, ecologists, government officials, and private citizens against the Asian longhorned beetle - a nonnative species of insect that could destroy one third of North America’s trees. In addition to illustrating how these beetles do their damage, BUGGED stresses the vigilance and cooperation needed to identify infestations and halt their spread. A useful case study for introducing the concept of invasive species!
|#10145/0635 CAMBRIDGE CORE SCIENCE: BioBasics (8 Programs)
How to get students interested in science?! This comprehensive eight-part series offering an engaging blend of computer graphics, interviews with scientists, and animations will hold their attention as they open their minds to a wide range of essential life science topics.
|#11865/0635 CAMBRIDGE CORE SCIENCE: Space Science Series (8 Programs) DVD
With the International Space Station a reality, a return to the Moon by 2020, and a manned Mars shot a decade or so later, a career in space science has never been a more realistic option for students. Inspire them to reach for the stars as you introduce them to astronomy, astrophysics, aerospace engineering, the history of space exploration, and the process of scientific inquiry with this eight-part series.
|#15800/0405 CELL BIOLOGY: Structure, Function and Processes (4 Programs)|
They are the basic building blocks of life, but in reality there’s nothing "basic" about cells - the complex, versatile units of matter that make up all life on Earth. In this four-part video series, rich animation brings the intricate inner workings of cells to life, while a congenial host guides viewers through the essentials of cell biology: cell structure and function (of both animal and plant cells), cell metabolism and respiration, cell division and growth, and a focus on stem cells, cellular differentiation, genetics, and the potential that stem cells have for medical use. No-nonsense and to the point, each video is an arrangement of short, discrete segments that make this series ideal for breaking up lectures. Each program is 22 minutes. and sub-titled. CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION CELL METABOLISM AND RESPIRATION CELL DIVISION AND GROWTH STEM CELLS AND CELLULAR DIFFERENTIATION
|#10150/0635 CELLS: The Basic Unit of Life S.M.A.R.T. Box (3 DVD Set)
The Cells S.M.A.R.T. Box provides teachers and students with an outstanding blend of multimedia materials designed to support Life Science and Biology programs. Correlated to the National Science Education Standards, the S.M.A.R.T. Box combines core content, creative activities to test comprehension, a Teacher's Guide with suggested lesson plans, and a Teacher's Resource Pack to deliver an enriching and engaging learning experience.
|#12800/0635 CELLS: The Inside and Out (2 Programs) DVD|
These information-rich programs take an entertaining route in examining both the inner workings of the cell and the ways intercellular reactions occur. With extremely clear graphics and a witty narrative, the whole array of cellular organelles is presented, as well as the structure and function of the cell membrane.
|#12057/0635 CHEM LAB (THE): Safety in Every Step DVD
Burns, cuts and scrapes, explosions, inhalation, poisoning even! Chemistry labs can be dangerous places if safe practices are not maintained. Students are often not aware of the potential for serious injury. This video offers a comprehensive introduction to chem lab safety.
|#11916/0635 CHEMICAL EQUATIONS|
Filled with real-life demonstrations that support instructive written examples, this program reinforces the basic principles of solving equations for chemical reactions. The importance of balancing equations is emphasized, along with a thorough exploration of reaction types. Step-by-step guides to combination, decomposition, single replacement, double replacement, and combustion reactions will give beginning- and intermediate-level students a working knowledge of formulation processes.
|#15269/2003 CHEMISTRY PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS|
By providing a logical, mathematical method of organization, the table has become a critical tool for students, teachers and scientists around the globe. This program explores the discoveries that led up to the organization of the periodic table and how it is presently organized.Grades 6 to 12
|#15027/0433 CHEMISTRY SUPER PACK (8 Programs)|
The award-winning Standard Deviants tackle the massive world of Chemistry. In these eight programs, the positively charged cast of young actors will explain about the materials that make up our universe and what happens when they react. No matter is left untouched as animated characters and on-screen graphics help visualize the bonding at an atomic and massive level. 1. ATOMIC THEORY AND STRUCTURE 2. BONDS AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE 3. STATES OF MATTER 4. SOLUTIONS 5. ACIDS AND BASES 6. CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND EQUILIBRIUM 7. STOICHIOMETRY 8. THERMODYNAMICGrades 9 to 12
|#15700/2003 CHEMISTRY TUTOR (17 Programs)|
THE CHEMISTRY TUTOR provides students with practical, step-by-step instruction valuable practice for a chemistry test, as a study aid for chemistry homework, or as a comprehensive chemistry review of essential concepts at the high school or university level. THE CHEMISTRY TUTOR is a complete 17 lesson series covering all of the core topics in detail. What sets this series apart from other teaching tools is that the concepts are taught entirely through step-by-step example problems of increasing difficulty. It works by introducing each new concept in an easy to understand way and using example problems that are worked out step-by-step and line-by-line to completion. If a student has a problem with coursework or homework, simply find a similar problem fully worked on in the series and review for the steps needed to solve the problem. Students will be able to work problems with ease, improve their problem-solving skills and understand the underlying concepts of Chemistry.Grades 9 to A
|#6072/0405 CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING THINGS - DVD
Beginning with the work of Linnaeus, this two-part series introduces the taxonomic systems used by scientists to identify and categorize the Earth's abundant life forms.
|#13146/0545 CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS|
Biologists have to be able to communicate with other biologists and be absolutely sure they are both talking about the same organism. A system of classification first proposed by Linnaeus gives them tools to do this. This program looks at how the classification system is organized and how scientific names are arrived at. Grades 8 to A
|#5668/0635 COMPLETE COSMOS SERIES (13 Programs) DVD
This highly recommended, award-winning 13 part series features in-depth study of what is known of the universe and the history of our understanding of it. A great price and superior quality, from Stonehenge to Hubble, from the Big Bang to who knows where? Grades 7 to A
|#11698/2155 COSMOS SERIES with Carl Sagan (7 DVDs)
The most popular science-based television series ever produced, winner of Emmy and Peabody awards, Cosmos has been seen by 1 billion people worldwide. Twenty-five years after it first aired on public television, it’s still awe-inspiring. Explore the broiling surface of Venus, circle the Big Dipper, wander Mars, disappear down a black hole, trace human evolution, study the brain, and more with expert guidance from the late astronomer and author Carl Sagan. Grades 7 to A
|#15670/0697 CREATURE FEATURES (20 Programs)|
These fun and focused 5-minute programs are a perfect introduction to some of the most widely studied "creatures" found on the planet. Created specifically for "kids", each program provides beautiful, up-close imagery and age appropriate narration. Life science concepts addressed throughout the series include habitats, body parts, adaptation, migration, ecosystems, the life cycle, and more. The "CREATURES" include: FROGS & TADPOLES ANTS SPIDERS SEA TURTLES SALAMANDERS SEA ANEMONES CICADA LADYBUGS BEES & WASPS PRAYING MANTIS TOADS BATS CRICKETS MOSQUITOS SEA URCHINS BUTTERFLIES DRAGONFLIES LEAF BEATLES CRAYFISH CRABS
|#5541/0920 DARWIN'S REVOLUTION IN THOUGHT: An Illustrated Lecture by Stephen Jay Gould DVD
Harvard professor Stephen Jay Gould died in May 2002. His contribution to broadening the understanding of the work of Charles Darwin is legendary. In this video Gould explains why he felt it was critical that Darwin be better studied and enlivens the science with humor, anecdotes and stories that bring a new and challenging level of understanding to viewers. Grades 9 to A
|#14275/0147 DISEASES AND PESTS OF SUGARBEET (Volumes 1 & 2) DVD
*WINNER of the 2006 COMENIUS Award *WINNER of the 2004 Magna Mater - 21st International Film Festival, AGROFILM *WINNER of the 2005 Scientific and Popular Scientific Films Addressing the greatest disease and yield threats to the sugarbeet, this program uses three-dimensional computer animations and commentaries to depict the complete life cycles of pathogens as well as means of control. Students, farmers, technical advisors, and teachers are sure to find the videos fascinating and informative.
|#14273/0147 DUTCH ELM DISEASE AND THE AMERICAN ELM - DVD
Through this case study students will: Learn to appreciate the aesthetic value of plants and the devastation of an epidemic; Understand monoculture and the effects this planting system has on spreading plant diseases; Be introduced to the role of an insect vector in the life cycle of a plant pathogenic fungus; and, Examine the roles people play in the spread and management of plant diseases.
|#15473/1725 EARTH FROM SPACE|
EARTH FROM SPACE is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, this special takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms them into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustain life on earth.
|#13720/0433 EARTH SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS (6 Programs)
Giving young viewers the tools look around them to discover and enjoy their world from a scientific point of view is the purpose of this comprehensive award-winning six-part series that helps them understand that they actually live in a specific biome in an ecosystem that they share with other living plants and animals that collectively thrive on the mineral content of the soil, all subject to the weather in their area to provide them with a sustaining habitat. 1. ECOSYSTEMS AND BIOMES 2. SEEDS AND PLANTS 3. WEATHER 4. ROCKS AND MINERALS 5. HABITATS 6. MATTER. Grades 2 to 6
|#10774/0635 EINSTEIN MADE RELATIVELY EASY|
Just mention the name Einstein and most people's attention span shrinks to the size of an electron. But how about Einstein one bit or bite at a time, say in 90 seconds or less? Introducing EinSteinchen, an animated techno-Einstein who has a genius for explaining physics.
|#7095/0405 EINSTEIN: Shedding Light|
This lively animated biography of Albert Einstein introduces students to one of history's most influential scientists while clearly illustrating his profound ideas. Attention is given to how Einstein reconciled conventional velocity addition with the constant speed of light and how he arrived at his special and general theories of relativity. His most famous equation, E=MC2, is derived in four simple steps, and the tapping of matter's energy through fission and fusion is addressed. Rich in content and fun to watch, this video provides a perfect platform for discussing the scientific theories that revolutionized the way we understand our world Grades 7 to A
|#14288/1963 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FOR STUDENTS (6 Programs) DVD
This series provides a fascinating look at Earth's environment and some of the most important environmental issues of our time. From the quality of the air that we breathe and water that we drink to the lasting effects of our reliance upon fossil fuels to power our lives, everyone is affected by environmental change. Accurate explanations, global examples and balanced viewpoints guide students in an exploration of topics that range from global climate change to the degradation of soil. Environmental experts speak about topics of interest, and noteworthy case studies showcase real-world examples. Grades 5 to 12
|#9697/0635 EQUILIBRIUM: Concepts and Applications (2 Programs)|
What is chemical equilibrium, and how does it work? This down-to-earth two-part series uses real-world examples and analogies to offer an in-depth look at both the concepts and applications of equilibrium. Sample problems are provided.
|#12909/0635 ESSENTIAL CHEMISTRY SERIES (5 Programs)|
Filmed at Widener University and the Chemical Heritage Foundation, this series spotlights foundational aspects of chemistry that every science student needs to know. Footage of laboratory experiments reinforcing important concepts, sophisticated animations illustrating technical points of discussion, and commentary by experts passionate about science make this series an indispensable educational tool. Grades 10 to A
|#10877/0845 EVOLUTION - DVD|
The issues surrounding evolution have been contentious from the beginning and they certainly don't seem to be showing signs of disappearing now. Teaches the basic science of modern evolution theory. Includes a history of how evolution was discovered and reviews present-day controversies. Grades 8 to A
|#5630/2155 EVOLUTION Boxed Set|
This comprehensive 7 part series examines much of what is known and theorized about evolution. From the earliest known evidence of life on Earth to man's current position in the evolutionary scale, this fascinating and highly recommended study has it all. Complete Teacher Resource Material available.
|#15172/2003 EXPLORING OUR SOLAR SYSTEM|
Embark on a journey which takes students from planet Earth to the outer fringes of our solar system. With the aid of cameras from various spacecraft, students get a close-up look at the planets in our solar system, from Mercury’s cratered surface to Jupiter’s huge red spot and Saturn’s spectacular rings. Discover the mysteries and surprises of our solar system, our celestial home.Grades 4 to 9
|#14574/1725 FABRIC OF THE COSMOS (THE)|
Physicist Brian Greene, host of the acclaimed series The Elegant Universe provides a mind-blowing new exploration of space, time, and the very nature of reality. Discover how our perceptions have fooled us and time may be an illusion; why empty space is not empty; how a hidden realm, where the seemingly impossible is possible, lies just beneath the surface of the everyday world; and why other universes - even copies of you - may exist!
|#16094/0147 FIVE MAJOR FUNGAL DISEASES OF CORN|
"This video has stunning computer animation, down to a microscope scale for a fungus-eye view of corn diseases. This is a great teaching tool for extension agents, growers, ag consultants, and high school and undergraduate students in biology and pathology courses. It packs lots of basic concepts into just 13 minutes." Using stunning computer animations blended with real-life video, this teaching video impressively illustrates the disease cycles of five major fungal pathogens of corn, which can and do cause significant losses of crop yield and quality: Common rust (Puccinia sorghi) Northern leaf blight (Exserohilum turcicum) Eyespot disease (Kabatiella zeae) Gray leaf spot (Cercospora zeae-maydis) Fusarium ear rot (Fusarium spp.) Your students and extension audiences will gain a clear understanding of the development and epidemiological spread of the diseases as well as measures to control them. Also, now full length videos can be trimmed for use in PowerPoint presentations. Trim this video to highlight specific stages of Five Major Fungal Diseases of Corn for classroom demonstrations, or use the full video to build an entire lecture out of video clips.
|#13544/1290 FOOD SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS|
Experience kitchen chemistry and the wonders of food science! Six fun and easy food science experiments with an explanation of the science behind them. Experiments include: Hand Washing and Food Safety Sensory Evaluation Biochemistry of Milk: Mozzarella Cheese Scientific Method: What Makes Popcorn Pop? Emulsions: Mayonnaise Fermentation: Root Beer *Teaching materials are included *Closed Captioned Grades 7 to A
|#15484/1445 FROGS AND OTHER AMPHIBIANS (Bioclassification in the Animal Kingdom Series)|
Amphibians are introduced by comparing the habits and physical characteristics of frogs, tritons (newts), toads, and salamanders. The mating habits of common toads, green frogs, and alpine newts and the metamorphosis from embryo to tadpole to adult are featured. There are over 5,000 species of frogs and toads that live on earth and new species are constantly being discovered.Grades 5 to 10
|#14269/0147 FUNGAL DISEASES OF CEREALS (50 CLIPS) DVD
These 50 video clips will delight teacher and student alike. The wonder of biology is clearly evident in these hand-picked sequences and will help you create compelling presentations that will fascinate and educate your students. Ever since the THE BIOLOGY OF FUNGAL PATHOGENS Video Series became available, professors have wanted to use specific clips from the videos for their class PowerPoint presentations - now it’s possible! This new DVD has 50 clips from all eight videos in the series.
|#9328/0845 GENE (The)|
So much scientific attention is presently focused on genes and the science of genetics; so much importance given to the mapping of the human genome that it seems incredible that there is so little actual understanding of what it's all about. Examines the basics in two parts titled HOW GENES WERE DISCOVERED and WHAT IS A GENE AND HOW DOES IT WORK? Grades 8 to A
|#16158/2003 IMMUNOLOGY: The Study of Vaccines|
According to Oxford Dictionaries a vaccine is a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease. This program will look at the science behind the development of vaccines used to eradicate diseases and epidemics. The ability for vaccines to control and eliminate life-threatening infectious diseases will be discussed along with innovations that make vaccinations safer than ever. *Closed CaptionedGrades 8 to A
|#15176/2003 IONIC COMPOUNDS|
This program covers the very important topic of ionic compounds. We discuss how ionic compounds form and how to predict ahead of time what the chemical formula will be when given the atoms that form the ionic compound. We spend a great deal of time discussing how to name ionic compounds.Grades 9 to A
|#6869/0405 JOURNEY THROUGH THE CELL- DVD|
This fascinating 2-volume set takes students on an incredible journey combining live-action, colorful computer graphics & animation, interviews with scientists. Introduces ideas which are central to understanding cells and their profound role in the living world.
|#14642/0697 KIDS IN THE GARDEN SERIES (15 Programs)|
Consists of fifteen six minute videos bringing real earth science to the backyard/school garden; garden to table, worms, bugs, flowers and other delicacies. *RECOMMENDED! School Library Journal *Video Librarian *North American Association for Environmental Education *OFFICIAL SELECTION: Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival Hands-on Horticulture. Wacky, wild and full of wonder, KIDS IN THE GARDEN is a great series for young gardeners that will inspire kids to get their hands dirty.
|#15177/2003 KINETIC THEORY OF GASES|
This program covers the important topic of the kinetic theory of gases in Physics. We begin by discussing the theory, which involves how energy is transferred to a gas and what results from the motion of gas molecules.Grades 9 to 12
|#14274/0147 LATE BLIGHT AND THE IRISH POTATO FAMINE DVD
Designed for college and advanced high school students, this program examines the interactions of biological and social factors during the Irish Potato Famine, which started in 1845 as a result of a potato disease epidemic.
|#3460/0635 LIFE OF PLANTS (13 Programs) DVD
This highly recommended thirteen part series provides comprehensive examination of the world of plants suitable for high school and college age viewers. It covers plants place in the environment, forests, mushrooms, forest fires and so much more with superb photography. Grades 9 to A
|#15522/0450 MARS: The Red Frontier|
Mars and Earth are brother and sister - or they were 4 billion years ago. They started life as equals, with similar atmospheres, planetary features and climates. On Earth life has flourished, but what happened to Mars? There are many people seeking the answer to that question, including paleontologist and fossil hunter, Professor Malcolm Walter, who has been enlisted by NASA.
|#12961/0545 METHODS OF HEAT TRANSFER|
Using numerous examples of how heat transfer is used in everyday life, this fascinating program takes students on a lively journey through the mechanisms and practicalities of heat transfer, clearly explaining the mechanisms of conduction, convection and radiation and introducing the concept of thermal capacity of an object. Grades 8 to A
|#13817/0845 MODERN CHEMISTRY: An Introduction DVD
What is chemistry? How did it become a science? Part one takes the viewer on a brief tour of the history of chemistry from alchemists to Priestley and Lavoisier to modern wizards. In Part 2 viwers meet eight world-class chemists who describe their work and explain its relevance to 21ST-century science and society Grades 7 to A
|#14267/0147 MYCOLOGY (2 Volumes) DVD|
This is an entire video scientific encyclopedia of Fungi! With about 1.5 million species estimated to exist worldwide, members of the kingdom Fungi represent one of the largest biodiversity resources of our planet, fulfilling crucial ecological roles especially in terrestrial ecosystems. Fungi are also one of the most diverse groups or organisms in terms of taxonomy, morphology and life cycles. All of these aspects are covered in these two Volumes.
|#13169/0545 NANOTECHNOLOGY: An Introduction|
This program is presented in the following clear-cut sections: What is nanotechnology?; Units: micrometer and nanometer; Special properties of nanoparticles; The gecko effect; Carbon nanotubes; Surface energy; hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces; The lotus effect; Use of lasers in nanotechnology; Issues raised by nanotechnology. Grades 8 to A
|#15741/1725 NATURE OF GENIUS (THE)|
Two documentaries by Michael Apted on scientific and artistic brilliance. Apted turns his interviewer's lens to explore the human advances in the arts and the sciences. How do artists create? How do scientists hope to affect the world? INSPIRATIONS - Explore the true origins of creativity in arts through interviews with these seven figures of the artistic media. Musician David Bowie Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein Glass sculptor Dale Chihuly Choreographer Édouard Lock Dancer Louise LeCavalier Potter and poet Nora Naranjo-Morse Architect Tadao Ando ME AND ISAAC NEWTON - These seven distinguished scientists reveal the creative side of the scientific endeavor, beginning with their earliest scientific questions and including their most personal ponderings. Pharmaceutical chemist Gertrude Elion Environmental physicist Ashok Gadgil Author and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku Roboticist Maja Mataric Cognitive scientist and author Steven Pinker Geneticist Karol Sikora Primatologist Patricia Wright *Features subtitles in English (SDH) *Includes two discs - one in DVD and one in Blu-ray format.
|#9019/0405 NEWTON'S LAWS OF MOTION - DVD|
This video provides an entertaining and enlightening introduction to Newton's Laws and how those laws present themselves in everyday life. Grades 7 to 12
|#13053/0545 NUCLEAR ENERGY: Advanced Version (Metric)|
In addition to covering all topics in the basic version of NUCLEAR ENERGY, this program covers a number of advanced topics. Grades 8 to A
|#13054/0545 NUCLEAR ENERGY: Basic Version (Metric) DVD
There is so much discussion as to the positive aspects of nuclear power as well as to the other side, but most people have no idea of how nuclear energy is produced so how can they participate meaningfully in the debate? Introduces the basics of how a nuclear power station works. Grades 8 to A
|#13055/0545 NUCLEAR ENERGY: The Issues|
Nuclear power produces almost a fifth of the world's electricity. Supporters say it's safe, cheap and - best of all - the answer to global warming. Critics say it's not safe, or cheap. And it won't really help with the global warming problem. So who's right? Grades 8 to A
|#15257/0433 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SUPER PACK (15 Programs)|
Each program includes full classroom performance rights. Standard Deviants School will capture your students’ attention and make your lectures interactive and entertaining. The DVD Super Pack contains Modules 1 through 14 plus companion CD-ROM: 1. Chemistry Basics 2. Acids and Bases 3. The Atom 4. Butanes 5. Carbon Rings 6. Cycloalkanes 7. Addition Reactions 8. Alkenes 9. Reaction Energy Diagrams 10. Carbocation 11. Electrophilic Reactions I 12. Halohydrin Formation Reactions 13. Electrophilic Reactions II 14. Electrophilic Reactions III 15. Transform your Standard Deviants School video programs into complete lessons with this supplementary CD-ROM! Grades 12 to A
|#12940/0635 PHYSICS IN ACTION SERIES (5 Programs)|
Relating the study of physics to observable reality is the first step in deepening students' interest in both! This excellent five-program series provides viewers with really interesting examples that help them grasp concepts and theories. End-of-section reviews are included throughout each program, and equations are worked out, step by step, on-screen. 1. ENERGY 2. FORCES AND MOTION 3. PLANETS, STARS AND GALAXIES 4. PROCESSES THAT SHAPED THE EARTH and 5. THE NATURE OF MATTER. Grades 10 to A
|#13985/0433 PHYSICS SUPER PACK (9 Programs)|
Physics is one of the three basic natural sciences. It's considered one of the most fun topics but can intimidate both teachers and students. By concentrating on the key concepts and presenting the material in an intriguing manner, Physics students are able to gain confidence in themselves and their ability to master this important science. Nine programs in Boxed Set 1. THE BASICS 2. VECTORS AND VELOCITY 3. KINEMATICS 4. CIRCULAR MOTION AND MOMENTUM 5. THE THREE LAWS OF MOTION 6. WORK AND ENERGY 7. PLANETARY MOTION AND HARMONIC MOTION 8. HEAT 9. THERMODYNAMICSGrades 9 to 12
|#14280/0635 PLANT BIOLOGY : Core Concepts Video Clip Library|
Making plentiful use of animation, this comprehensive video clip library of 32 two-to-three minute segments brings plant biology to life! Visual learners will particularly benefit from the intricate processes and key botanical concepts illustrated in each self-contained video. A versatile teaching tool, Plant Biology is also an excellent student research resource.
|#14277/0635 PLANT WORLD: The Biology of Flowering and Non-Flowering Plants|
This outstanding two-part series enters the exotic world of plants to introduce three of its most fascinating groups: anthophytes, bryophytes, and lichens. Each ten-minute segment - five per program - beautifully blends core scientific information with remarkable photography to create a memorable educational experience.
|#16096/0147 POTATO LATE BLIGHT: The Disease Cycle of Phytophthora Infestans|
*WINNER of the 29th International AGROFILM Festival! Late blight caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans is the most serious disease of potato crops worldwide. As a major culprit of the Irish potato famine in the mid-nineteenth century, late blight has had a tremendous effect on human history. Elucidation of the life cycle of P. infestans by German botanist Anton de Bary is claimed as a founding moment of modern plant pathology. Using computer animations blended with real-life video and time-lapse photography, this teaching video impressively illustrates the life cycle of P. infestans. Your students and extension audiences will gain a clear understanding of the development and epidemiological spread of this fungus-like pathogen and the nature of the devastating disease it causes. All stages of the disease cycle are explained in detail in both ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION and SEXUAL REPRODUCTION.
|#11394/0845 RADIATION Interactive|
The world is made of atoms. The world is powered by radiation. Few subjects are so important and few so misunderstood. This live-action video will help students learn what radiation is, how it was discovered and what are the risks and benefits for people today. Grades 7 to A
|#15266/2003 RADIO ASTRONOMY: The Alma Telescope|
The Atacama large Millimeter/Sub-millimeter Array, or ALMA. ALMA peers into previously hidden regions of space with unprecedented sharpness and sensitivity.Grades 6 to 12
|#1720/1310 REAL WORLD SCIENCE I (8 Programs) DVD
These programs are designed to make science relevant in a child's every day life. Peer hosts introduce live-action, concrete situations that kids experience to explain environment, trash, dinosaurs, habitats, solar system, simple machines, weather, climate, seeds, plants, botany, rocks, and minerals. Grades 3 to 5
|#10776/0635 REAL-WORLD ROBOTICS Cd-Rom|
The future will almost certainly see increasing human interaction with and dependence on robots and robotics. But what is a robot and how do they work? This CD-ROM combines history, theory, and applications to jumpstart tomorrow's robotics pioneers on the path to discovery today.
|#12947/0880 RESEARCH PROCESS: Research Design (Powerpoint Mac/Win)
Discusses the questions a researcher must ask to determine the form of research to undertake; describes the components of a research design, including comparison, manipulation, control, and generalizability; and introduces such research design types as experimental research design, quasi-experimental research design, cross-sectional research design, pre-experimental design, and combined design. The presentation covers such topics as control, causality, and sampling.
|#13368/0545 ROLE OF ENZYMES (THE)|
Enzymes are catalysts and drive every chemical reaction that takes place in the human body and enable our bodies to be built from proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. This program explains the role of enzymes as well as the recent immense progress science has made in the manufacturing of synthetic and therapeutic enzymes. Grades 10 to A
|#9941/0405 SCIENTIFIC METHOD - DVD|
Understanding Scientific Reasoning Examines the basic elements of the scientific method including defining and researching the problem, forming a hypothesis, using experiments and observations to gather information, analyzing the data, forming a conclusion and communicating the results. Shows many practical applications. Grades 7 to 12
|#3181/0405 SCIENTIFIC METHOD: Processes & Investigation on Cd-Rom
The 'scientific method' is the basis for the development of knowledge in what we know as western science and the way we see the world. This cd-rom explains what the 'method' is, why it is so important and how it applies to both scientific experiments and every day life. Grades 7 to 12
|#15037/1317 SECRET LIFE OF BIRDS (THE)|
Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds. Traveling from wild coastlines to urban habitats, this fascinating BBC natural history series follows host and wildlife expert Iolo Williams as he explores the behavior of birds.
|#16091/1065 SEEDS OF TIME "A Vital, clear-headed look at the vital effects of climate change on global food security."|
The clock is ticking on one of the greatest potential disasters in the history of our species and one man leads a worldwide crusade to avert it. Crop diversity pioneer Cary Fowler travels the world, educating the public about the dire consequences of our inaction. The world's agriculture - and it's fate - are dependent on the ability of plants to adapt to changes in climate, pests and disease - but today's crops around the globe are grown from human-engineered seeds and have lost nearly all their diversity and ability to naturally adapt. Could one massive infestation of fungus, blight or insects cause all the world's corn, wheat or lettuce to die? Is modern agriculture setting the stage for economic disaster, food riots, and global starvation? Dr. Fowler is the head of an international consortium to store seeds from every agricultural plant in the world. But is his farsighted program enough to save humanity from annihilation? *Closed Captioned *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#13847/0635 SEPARATING MIXTURES - DVD|
Viewers learn that mixtures, in one form or another, are all around them. Characteristics of various mixture types are explained as are the varying methods by which those types can be separated back into their component parts.
|#11570/1735 STARCHASERS SERIES (6 Programs) DVD
This series is astronomy and space science on the edge. On the edge of technology - both personal and professional tools to see the skies as never before. On the edge of our map - from the deserts of New Mexico to the Canadian prairies and the high arctic of the Norwest Territories. On the edge of the known Universe - exploring stellar graveyards and searching for ghostly dark energy amidst the galaxies. And on the edge of understanding - facing questions about life and the Universe that almost every person has asked themselves, and which baffle top scientists to this very day. Grades 9 to A
|#9691/0635 STUDYING CHEMICALS: Acids and Bases|
Filled with simple yet time-tested instructive experiments, this program illustrates how four important laboratory and industrial chemicals are made and used.
|#5516/1120 UNDERSTANDING FABRICS|
This video is a fast-paced introduction to fabric science. Your students will learn about fabrics that repair broken hearts, stop bullets, fight fire, stop water, protect against outer space, and enable people to fly!
|#11059/0635 UNDERSTANDING GIZMOS AND WIDGETS: How Stuff is Made DVD
This program goes inside high-tech factories to see how products ranging from toys and makeup to bulldozers and helicopters are made.
|#15165/2003 UNITS AND UNIT CONVERSIONS|
This DVD discusses units and unit conversion in chemistry. It looks at the primary units used and presents a proven technique for converting from one unit to another that can be applied to virtually every chemistry problem. The program presents examples. Grades 8 to 12
|#5368/0635 UNIVERSE: A Guided Tour DVD|
Incredible! Two DVD's with the whole Universe on them! This is what DVD's are all about... digital... programmable... searchable... You want Mars, you got it... You want the Milky Way... Hubble? There they are. This meticulously researched two-part series, completely customizable for classroom use, is as authoritative as it is captivating. Grades 9 to A
|#13777/0545 USING MICROBES IN FOOD|
Micro-organisms play a required role in many contagious diseases but they are also necessary in the composting of all organic material to return nutrients to the earth. They are essential to the making of beer and wine and yoghurt and cheese, but cause milk to go sour and fruit and meat to rot. They are critical to life on Earth. Grades 8 to A
|#13778/0545 WEATHER AND CLIMATE - DVD|
Computers and satellites have certainly made the study of weather and the compiling of weather data easier even if forecasting has not seemed to improve greatly as a result. Debates about global warming have also made the study of climate change much more prevalent in the mind of the public. But where do weather and climate intersect? Grades 8 to A
|#14272/0147 WESTERN CORN ROOTWORM: Diabrotica Virgifera Virgifera DVD
* WINNER! Academy of Agricultural Sciences at the 22th International Film Festival AGROFILM. In economic terms, one of the most important pests of maize is the Western Corn Rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, a native of Central America. In a combination of fascinating macro sequences and 3D animations, this educational film impressively illustrates the life-cycle of this pest.
|#15286/1725 WHAT ARE ANIMALS THINKING?|
Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside your pet’s mind? Find out how a beehive resembles a human brain and whether your dog is really feeling guilty when it gives you that famous "guilty look".
|#13779/0545 WHAT ARE ATOMS MADE OF?|
It's called a theory but if we have never seen an atom how did any one ever come up with an idea that is so central to Science. This program shows how all the pieces of the puzzle have come together at the same time as explaining the structure of the atom and the Periodic Table. Grades 8 to A
|#15284/1725 WHAT MAKES US HUMAN?|
Scientists have struggled for centuries to pinpoint the qualities that distinguish humans from the millions of other animal species with which we share the vast majority of our DNA. Now, we explore those traits once thought to be uniquely human to discover their evolutionary roots.
|#14138/1725 WHERE DID WE COME FROM?|
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles WHERE DID WE COME FROM?, one of science's major challenges, in each episode of this DVD. He guides viewers as he explores the question of our origins as a solar system, as life, as a race, and as individuals.
|#1035/0240 WONDERS OF WINTER: Ernie's Earth* (2 programs)
"Slap on your snowshoes and meet Ernie, the quintessential northern naturalist, whose enthusiasm for winter is contagious. In his award-winning two-part video - the bearded, toque-clad Ernie slides an avalanche of valuable winter nature facts into a goofy presentation which is perfectly geared to kids aged 8 to 12 (although any age group will love the humor). The video is at its best with creative sections on human and animal adaptations to winter, snow science (crystals and properties), snow houses, and winter weather. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." Green Teacher Magazine Grades 3 to 6
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