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Inside the Tornado

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Scientists attempt to place a probe full of cameras and video cameras in the path of a tornado in order to get images and footage inside the storm. An excellent explanation of why most of the tornadoes which occur in the US happen in the...
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Stunning Jellyfish

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Thimble jellyfish are no bigger than a human thumbnail. These interesting creatures are 95% water! Learn more awesome facts in this great video clip.
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How to Blow Up a Balloon With Baking Soda & Vinegar

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A simple combination of baking soda and vinegar creates enough carbon dioxide to blow up a balloon! It's an awesome illustration of chemical reactions for upper elementary learners, or use it with slightly older scientists to introduce...
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Primates of Indonesia

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Monkeys, apes, and gibbons--oh my! The primates of Indonesia are both diverse and plentiful. Your class will enjoy watching this video about the various species of primates.
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Shark vs. Octopus

For Teachers 4th - 12th
A spiny dogfish shark takes its chance at capturing a giant pacific octopus. Although octopus isn't the shark's usual meal and octopi don't usually fight with sharks, this video's ending is quite surprising. Watch to find out why!
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How Desert Insects, Scorpions and Snakes Survive

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A snake and a scorpion face off in this thrilling footage detailing the capture of a nighttime snack. The narrator very clearly describes the process of sound travel, and the suspense is both eerie and captivating!
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Inside a Volcano

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A fascinating video on the role volcanoes played in the formation of Earth is here for your class. The video shows how it was volcanic eruptions that led our planet out of the ice age by spewing carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere....
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Killer Whale vs. Sea Lions

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Two hungry killer whale brothers are on the prowl for their daily dose of sea lions. They swim up to shore to snag their meals and fill up their stomachs. Note: This video may be inappropriate for some viewers.
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Metric & Standard Measurement Systems

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Teenagers in this engaging video explore different ancient measurement systems. Footage of the teens and computer animations combine to stimulate viewers' interest. The metric system is interchangeably referred to as the decimal system...
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Table Top Trebuchet

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How cool would it be to build a trebuchet 1/40th the size of one that would have been used to knock down a castle wall? Build this project with middle or high schoolers at any level (varying the information provided for each), and have a...
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Red-Backed Salamander

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Red-backed salamanders like to live in moist areas because they don't have lungs and respire through their skin. Learn more about the salamander in this detailed video.
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Whale of a Meal

For Teachers 4th - 12th
One of nature's most mesmerizing mammals, the humpback whale, can live up to 60 years. They can hold their breath for 30 minutes underwater. Watch this video to learn more about this large mammal!
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Himalaya: First View of Everest

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Hire a yak and follow this group through Tibet and up Mt. Everest. Visit the highest monastery in the world and hear the chants of the monks that live there.
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Britain in Cold Blood - The Amphibians

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A British explorer weaves himself in and out of the forest in search for various amphibians. He spots a snake, frog, and a few more creatures during this short journey.
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Kids Living With Food Allergies

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Food allergies can begin at a very young age. The kids in these videos talk about living with their food allergies. Some allergens include peanuts, strawberries, eggs, and shellfish. What a fantastic video to watch with your class to...
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Burying Beetles

For Teachers 4th - 12th
"Ew, gross!" is a repeated phrase in this video and will most likely be the same for its viewers. It provides detailed information about the burying beetle and how they survive in the wild. Note: Some material in this video may be...