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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...
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Rhinoceros Beetle

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The horn on a male rhinoceros beetle isn't just for show; they serve important purposes in the beetle's life. Watch this video to learn what those are!
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Populations : Distribution

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learn about the different ways in which populations are distributed in a setting. Which animals group together? Why? What are the advantages (or possible disadvantages) to each style of grouping?
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Populations : Biotic Potential

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Why do most populations remain stable over time? Usually it is a result of either environmental resistance or carrying capacity. Examine some of the factors that help stabilize animal populations, and explore some of the changes that...
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Understanding Food - Nutrition - Part 1/2

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Natalie explains what exactly nutrients are. Here in part one she discusses building blocks such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and water. Each is thoroughly explained in a simple, but scientific way. Use in a biology or nutrition...
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Parasitic Wasps

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Check out this dramatic look at black wasps versus aphids! Naturally, these "aphid killers" are set to win the battle of survival. Watch this video to learn how these parasitic wasps kill their prey and plant their eggs! Note: This video...
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Origins of Oceans

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Why is Earth different from every other planet in the solar system? It's our oceans, lakes and rivers. In other words, it's our water that sets us apart. So, how did we first get water here on Earth? Watch the powerful visual...
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From The Farm To The Fridge Part I

For Teachers 1st - 5th
More than an infomercial than an educational video, this presentation on dairy farming is produced by the Dairy Farmers of Florida, Inc. It does a good job of reminding kids that, before the milk appears nicely-packaged in the grocery...
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Science of Sound

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Take a field trip to the Children's Museum of Virginia with your elementary scientists. In this video, the museum's curator explains how sound travels. With huge tubes, she shows how the difference in vibrations per second changes pitch....
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Life in Tropical Rainforests

For Teachers 4th - 8th
You're a time traveler, reaching back 400 million years! See how rainforests evolved over time. Breathtaking views and captivating close-ups of rain forest critters engage learners and create interest.