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Above the Clouds: Telescopes on Mauna Kea
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This video segment adapted from First Light explains why the highest peak in the Pacific, Mauna Kea, is an ideal site for astronomical observations. Featured are new telescope technologies that allow astronomers to explore the universe in more depth.

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Education
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
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PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
Antarctic Ice Movement: Part I
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This video segment adapted from NOVA explains why ice sheets move. To find out how fast they move, scientists carve a tunnel through a glacier.

Subject:
Applied Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
Antarctic Ice: Sea Level Change
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What would happen if a portion of the Antarctic Ice Sheet were to melt? This video segment adapted from NOVA uses animations to show the effect of a 6-meter sea-level rise on coastal cities across the world.

Subject:
Applied Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Oceanography
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
Antarctica: A Challenging Work Day
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What happens when the ground under your feet is ice and it's moving? This video segment adapted from NOVA features some of the dangers faced by scientists conducting research in Antarctica.

Subject:
Applied Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
Antarctica: Sea Ice
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This video segment adapted from NOVA uses microwave images to reveal how sea ice doubles the size of Antarctica each winter. Rare footage shows how sea ice crushed the famous ship Endurance in 1914.

Subject:
Applied Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Oceanography
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
Are We Alone?
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This video segment adapted from NOVA features a variety of scientific perspectives on the age old question, "Are we alone in the universe?" Animations make vivid the improbability that we could intercept a radio wave signaling extra terrestrial intelligence.

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Education
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
Avalanche Town
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The impact of natural disasters is made vivid in this video segment adapted from NOVA. A small town in Iceland, prepared for recurrent avalanches, is devastated when one takes a new and damaging path.

Subject:
Applied Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
Becoming a Fossil
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This video segment describes how the Australopithecus afarensis skeleton known as Lucy could have been fossilized. Footage courtesy of NOVA: "In Search of Human Origins."

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Astronomy
Chemistry
Education
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
Clear Blue Sky Productions
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
"Biome" in a Baggie
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This ZOOM video segment shows how to create a self-contained environment and explores evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.

Subject:
Applied Science
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Hydrology
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
Biomes
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This interactive resource adapted from NASA describes the different temperature, precipitation, and vegetation patterns in seven biomes: coniferous forest, temperate deciduous forest, desert, grassland, rainforest, shrubland, and tundra.

Subject:
Applied Science
Astronomy
Biology
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
Caves and Karst
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This interactive resource adapted from the National Park Service presents the key concepts of cave and karst systems, including how and where they form, different types, and various cave environments.

Subject:
Applied Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
Chasing Tornadoes
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In this video segment adapted from NOVA, scientists are on the hunt for tornadoes. Using Doppler radar, they gather data in the hopes of solving the mystery of how tornadoes form.

Subject:
Applied Science
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
Coastal Geological Materials
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This interactive resource adapted from the National Park Service describes the different kinds of sediments that make up coastlines, with a focus on the variety in color, size, and sorting.

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Education
Geology
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
Coastal Geological Processes
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This interactive resource adapted from the National Park Service describes the many forces that affect shorelines, including tides, weathering, erosion, and deposition.

Subject:
Applied Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
College Behind Bars
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This four-hour film series tells the inspiring, emotional, deeply human story of men and women struggling to earn college degrees while in prison for serious crimes. In four years of study they become accomplished scholars, shatter stereotypes, reckon with their pasts, and prepare to return to society. A groundbreaking exploration of incarceration, injustice, race in America, and the transformative power of education.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
Lynn Novick
Date Added:
02/01/2021
Convective Cloud Systems
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This video segment adapted from the Atmospheric Radiation Program explains the differences in the formation of tropical convective cloud systems over islands and over the ocean.

Subject:
Applied Science
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
Coral Kid
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In this video segment, ZOOM guest Cassie takes us on a tour of the coral reef near her home in Key Largo, Florida, and points out some of its unique features.

Subject:
Applied Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Geology
Life Science
Oceanography
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
10/21/2005
Dating Lava Flows on Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii
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In this video segment adapted from NOVA, scientists search for carbonized remains of plants preserved in lava flows to find out how long it has taken rain forests on Hawaii to regenerate after a volcanic eruption.

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Ecology
Education
Forestry and Agriculture
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
10/21/2005
Earth System: Drought and Air Quality
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This video segment adapted from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center discusses how a drought can have negative effects locally, for example by increasing the number of forest fires, and also globally, for example by impacting air quality thousands of miles away.

Subject:
Applied Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005