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Whale Shark

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The largest species of shark in the ocean is the whale shark. They can weigh up to 10 tons! However, unlike the great white shark, whale sharks have tons of tiny teeth. Learn more about the whale shark in this fantastic video clip!
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Volcano 101

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Another fantastic video from National Geographic! This one teaches the basics of volcanoes; where they occur, why they occur, the different types of volcanoes, and the benefits and hazards of living nearby an active volcano.
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Oceans: Arctic

For Teachers 4th - 8th
By 2100, it is projected that nearly all of the Arctic's sea ice will be lost. Explore this region and learn about the effects of global warming on our polar bears, ring seals, whales, and narwhals. What will happen to our arctic sea...
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Rockies Thrust Up

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How did Colorado's Front Range arise when it's 1,000 miles from where the Pacific and North American plates meet? Learn about the theory behind this oddity and use this video to springboard into other topics, such as what types of rocks...
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Eagle vs. Eagle in Mid-air

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Eagles fight for their turf in this exciting video. Wonderfully narrated by National Geographic, this video shows great video footage of the eagle's competitive and territorial habits.
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Poisonous Pitcher Plant - The Private Life of Plants

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Pitcher plants are one of the largest carnivorous plants. Its prey-trapping mechanism includes a large pitcher-like cavity that fills with liquid, creating a "lethal pond". Check out this video to see how the pitcher plant forms itself...
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Avalanches 101

For Teachers 6th - 8th
National Geographic videos are so good! This one, on avalanches, is especially well done. In just three minutes, learners should glean a lot of important information on how avalanches occur, the different types of avalanches, and how to...
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Exploring Oceans: Great Barrier Reef

For Teachers 6th - 12th
All aboard! Let's take a trip to the world's largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. Encompassing more than 1,200 miles of islands and reefs, it is considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world due to its...
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How Does Your Body Digest Food?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Marshall Brain uses a sponge, rope, and other common household items to display the workings of the digestive system. This resource would definitely hold the attention of a squirrely junior high class!
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Biomes: Taiga and Tundra

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Can you guess the largest biome in the world? It's the taiga, making up almost 30% of the world's forest cover! Use this video to explore both the taiga and the tundra biomes, and take a look into one of the world's greatest phenomenons:...
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Giant Honey Bees - Life in the Undergrowth

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The biggest of all honey bees are shown in this video: the giant honey bee. A brave researcher reaches extremely tall heights to show viewers how the bees protect themselves.
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Bee vs. Jumping Spider

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Watch this battle between the jumping spider and an oblivious honey bee. Viewers will see how these jumping spiders use all eight of their eyes and all eight of their legs to hunt.
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Caecilian

For Teachers 6th - 12th
As an amphibian who likes to burrow underground, the caecilian is one of the most widely unknown species. Your class can learn more about this mysterious creature by watching this very descriptive video.
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Chameleon Babies

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Flap-neck chameleons' motherly instincts are unlike any other. They lay their eggs and leave, never to see their offspring. After a full year, these chameleon babies hatch and fend for themselves. See this video to learn how they...
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The Mosquito

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other living creature. How? Watch this video to learn why these tiny insects can be so deadly.
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Global Warming: How Humans are Affecting Our Planet

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Earth's temperatures are slowly rising as a result of increased greenhouse gases being trapped. Humans contribute to this effect by burning quite a bit of fossil fuels. The danger of sea levels rising is a real threat that we need to...