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Endocrine System and Hormones

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Paul Andersen compares your endocrine system to Facebook and your nervous system to Gmail in order to show the differences in response time. He then delves into specifics of your endocrine system, talking about hormones that are water...
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Energy from the Nucleus

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Vintage cartoon graphics show the process of nuclear radiation and some of the history of nuclear knowledge. Though the animation is dated, the information is still relevant. This would make an entertaining introduction to nuclear...
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Physics Lab Demo : Ripple Tank

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After explaining the basics of a ripple tank, the instructor introduces two sources of waves in order to show constructive and destructive interference. If you do not have a ripple tank, this would be a valuable visual to add to your...
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Birds of Paradise - Lovebirds

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Lovebirds, a bird of paradise, are as colorful as the flower. Learn about their mating patterns and why they are called "lovebirds" in this video. Note: Some content may not be appropriate for young audiences.
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Steel Making: From Start to Finish

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The United States Steel Company has produced this interesting, fast-paced video which takes the viewer through entire process of making steel from ore that is mined. It is interesting to note that there are hundreds of varieties of steel...
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4:49
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Giant Crocodilians

For Teachers 4th - 12th
A peaceful lake makes a pleasant home for the caiman, a giant crocodile. However, it is not so peaceful for the caiman's prey. This lake flourishes with plenty of food for these crocodiles. Watch this video to learn more about the lake...
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Aldabra Giant Tortoise

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Ever met someone who has lived for a century? Meet Alex, an Aldabra giant tortoise. He entered this zoo in 1956 and is estimated to be around 100 years old. Check out this video to learn more about these tortoises.
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Evolution Primer #1: Isn't Evolution Just a Theory?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is a theory? Learners are primed for a lesson on theory, science, and the use of scientific evidence as it's used to prove evolution. This is a great video for elementary schoolers and can be used to introduce the concept of...
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Life Cycle of Salmon

For Teachers 4th - 12th
After eight years of roaming in the ocean, salmon go back to the freshwater stream of their birth place to lay their own eggs. They jump, swim, and dive through obstacles to travel upstream. The salmon stop eating, lay their eggs, and...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 12 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part 12 starts with the Navajo story of creation and the journey of the ancient ancestors. Spencer argues the facts of this story with his genetic evidence. This episode recaps the journey thus far and attempts to describe the difference...
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Genetics 101 Part 2: What are SNPs?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
If humans share over 99% of the same chromosomes, how are we different? There are 10 million SNPs in the human genome, accounting for most of our genetic differences. Watch this short clip to introduce your learners to SNPs, or single...
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Snow Goose

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Observe the snow geese in their natural element in this short video clip. Watch them scour the land for food to survive. There is no narration in this video.
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Biofuel - Ethanol

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This clever video has an old fashioned feel but presents a very modern technology. The formation of ethanol fuel from plant material is explained using simple computer animations and a salesman-sounding narrator. The advantages of using...
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3:15
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Giant Pacific Octopus

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Discovery News introduces viewers to the Giant Pacific Octopus. It has no bones and is pure muscle with very powerful suction cups. Learn more about this curious animal in this three minute video clip.
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Optics: Light at Work - Part 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Any work with light, lenses, lasers, or mirrors is called optical engineering. Optical engineers bend and bounce light to make it useful for humans. Examples are telescopes, invisibility, nanomedicine, and solar energy. This...
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The First Few Weeks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As the title implies, the first few weeks of a baby's development are shown in the animated video. From its beginnings as a blastocyst to cell differentiation and intense development, see just how complex reproduction and the beginning...