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Cells. The Building Blocks of Life

Series: Biobasics
In Cells: The Building Blocks of Life, viewers receive an introduction to modern cell theory. This program presents and illustrates various terms related to cell structure and function including the nucleus, ribosomes, mitochondria, the Golgi complex, and lysosomes. Cell division is discussed bri...

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Blue Sky Dreaming

What does carbon neutrality really mean? This episode of Earth Report highlights four countries and many corporations that are pledging to go carbon neutral. One such country is New Zealand which plans to be the first country to create a completely carbon neutral economy. Their 2020 target inclu...

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Addicted to Plastic

This feature-length documentary is an investigation to find out what we really know about plastics and why there is so much plastic in our world. The video illustrates their toxic legacy and showcases the men and women dedicated to developing solutions to plastic pollution.

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Easy Being Green: How Teens Can Help Save the Planet

This video speaks to teens to promote ways they, or anyone, can take care of the environment and lessen their impact on the earth. The video contains four chapters: In Your Planet: Love It or Leave - examines sustainability and energy use. (4 minutes); What Color Are Your Wheels? Getting Around G...

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Introduction to Electricity

Students use electricity every day, but they really do not understand where it comes from and how it works. This video program provides some of the early history of electricity and explains the difference between static and current electricity. Students will also learn about current, voltage, and...

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The Four Seasons. Seasonal Safety Tips

In this short video, Sammy the Squirrel teaches about safety tips for each of the four seasons. It accompanies the video, "The Four Seasons: Daily and Seasonal Changes" (N652).

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First the Egg

In this video, children will learn the life cycle of plants and animals. For example, children will learn that a tadpole comes before a frog, a seed comes before the flower, the caterpillar comes before the butterfly and the egg comes before the chicken. The original picture book was written and ...

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Things in Motion. Slides

This short video is a collection of slides that support the video, "Things in Motion."

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What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

This video examines the various things that animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet and tails. Children will learn that not all animals use the body parts for the same purpose. For example, a lizard will break off its tail to escape predators and a skunk lifts his tail to spray ...

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Understanding Adaptation to Specific Habitats

During a dream, Jesse adapts to his environment by growing an extra pair of arms. Jesse and Seka pay one more visit to their wetland where Tabby helps them figure out how species have adapted to living there, how they interrelate and how they depend on this environment for survival.

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Beings of Light

This video examines the nature of light and its effect on human activity. It addresses the relationship between science and technology and social and environmental contexts (STSEs). The history of light is interwoven with current research and technologies related to light, as well as future consi...

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Peas in a Pod

This episode tells the story of genetics from ancient times to its true scientific beginnings in the 19th century. Humorous animation and other creative visuals illustrate the unsuccessful efforts of Aristotle, Darwin and others to solve the age-old puzzle of heredity. The focus then shifts to Gr...

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The Science of Flight. Part 5

This video introduces students to the science of flight and aerodynamics. Students will learn about lift, gravity, thrust and drag -- the four forces that make it possible for an airplane to fly. Professor Peter Plankton and Professor Tess Tube examine Bernoulli's Principle, Newton's Third Law of...

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Needs of Living Things. Slides

This video is a collection of 20 slides that support the video, "Needs of Living Things."

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Grasslands

This video examines the North American grasslands as a natural habitat. It explores the plant and animal species in this ecosystem and considers the livelihood of the area from the perspectives of conservationists, First Nations and ranchers. A good portion of this video was filmed in Saskatchewan.