Plant Cells: In Search of a Root Cell
This cartoon gives a brief overview of plant cells.  The cartoon investigator has an emergency and is looking for root cells to go in search of a new water supply for the plant.  There's not a whole lot of information given but the cartoon is cute and entertaining as it points out the fact that cells are all different and are designed to do different jobs. Run time 01:40.
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Green Careers - Architect
An architect discusses the design of green buildings. It discusses the importance of design in reducing the impact of buildings on the environment at the local and global levels. Color video with sound. 2:36 min.
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Profile of Geneticist Pardis Sabeti
This video profile adapted from NOVA scienceNOW profiles the life and work of Harvard geneticist and biological anthropologist Pardis Sabeti. Although Sabeti spends many of her evenings on stage, fronting her band Thousand Days, her true passion is unraveling scientific puzzles. In 2006, Sabeti developed a method for analyzing the human genome in search of genes that may have arisen through natural selection. Her method is now widely used among geneticists and evolutionary biologists in an effor
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Magic School Bus Makes a Stink
Join Ms. Frizzle and the class as they discover the secret to what makes things smell as they hope to win first prize in the First Annual Smell Search contest at school.  This Magic School Bus video teaches the following concepts:  Odor travels through the air to our nose, where special nerve cells sense them and report them to our brain.  Run time 22 minutes.
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Deborah Gordon Digs Ants
With a dusty backhoe, a handful of Japanese paint markers and a few students in tow, Deborah Gordon digs up ant colonies in the Arizona desert in search of keys to understanding complex systems. Deborah has spent years sucking insects from their nests, color-coding their abdomens with paint pens, and monitoring the movements of individual ants within colonies. She specifically discusses the ants life cycle, mating habits, colony size and age, task allocation, network of chambers, forging, and
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Magic School Bus Gets Ants in Its Pants
What project can Ms. Frizzle's class do for the Science Fair? How about a movie about an ant colony? Keesha is the director in search of a star for the show. When the class shrinks and travels through an anthill, she finds ants doing different tasks. But no one ant seems right for the starring role. By the end of the field trip, the kids discover that ants communicate and work together to help one another live. All the ants are stars! Students will learn the following information in this episode
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"Red Sprites & Blue Jets"
Original 1994 video clip from which the terms "Red Sprites" and "Blue Jets" are derived. Video was made at a local TV station in Oklahoma City from events recorded during an aircraft campaign to investigate basic properties of sprites. The clip shows examples of: the first color images of sprites, the first images of blue jets, the first recordings of distinctive radio signatures associated with sprites, and the first realistic determination of the altitude reached by sprites (~95 km). The
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Arizona Flag and Anthem

Arizona’s flag has 13 rays of red and gold on the top half of the flag represent both the 13 original colonies of the Union, and the rays of the Western setting sun. Red and gold were also the colors carried by Coronado's Spanish expedition in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540. The bottom half of the flag has the same Liberty blue as the United States flag. Since Arizona was the larges
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The Thacker Mountain Radio Show in Oxford, Mississippi
Thacker Mountain Radio takes place in the evening at a local book store. Travel with Bennett-Watt and discover what makes Thacker Mountain Radio Show in Oxford, Mississippi so special. Run time 06:15.

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The Search For Earth-Like Planets
"The search for Earth-like planets is reaching a fever-pitch. Does the evidence so far help shed light on the ancient question: Is the galaxy filled with life, or is Earth just a beautiful, lonely aberration? If things dont work out on this planet or if our itch to explore becomes unbearable at some point in the future, astronomers have recently found out what kind of galactic real estate might be available to us. We'll have to develop advanced transport to land there, 20 light years away. The q
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The Search for Another Earth
People have long wondered about the existence of worlds outside of our solar system. Since 1995, significant progress has been made in the search for extrasolar planets, with over 155 planets found. But the questions remain whether there are other planets similar to Earth and whether humans are alone in the universe. This video from NASA, created in September 2004, outlines the plans for future missions and the search for Earth-like worlds. 
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The Chemistry of the Earth

Geographic distribution of specific resources determines global economics. The program highlights how specific deposits of resources came to be located in specific places. Rare resources inspire the search for alternatives in industry. Silicon, a cornerstone of the high-tech industry, is one of the elements of the Earth highlighted in this program.


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Bianca Goes Where the Wind Blows
In this segment from Cyberchase, Bianca gives her niece Mikaela a kite for her birthday. Bianca is determined to find the best place to fly it. To help with their search, Bianca creates a wind gauge that measures how hard the wind blows. After taking wind gauge readings in different spots around the park, they are able to find a spot where the kite soars beautifully. Run time 03:25.
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Conservation of Momentum

If The Mechanical Universe is a perpetual clock, what keeps it ticking away till the end of time? Taking a cue from Descartes, momentum -- the product of mass and velocity -- is always conserved. Newton's laws embody the concept of conservation and momentum. This law provides a powerful principle for analyzing collisions, even at the local pool hall.


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Sartre 1 of 7

Video states French philosopher, Jean Paul Sartre, spent a lifetime defining conventional logic.  The man who never felt so-free as under German occupation would go on challenge almost every assumption about the way live and the our search for freedom.  He looked at the physical sense of freedom.  It was in a Prisoner of War camp that he realized the potential of his ideas of personal freedom.  He did not kn
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Willie Smits Restores a Rainforest
By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans -- and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems.  Willie Smits has devoted his life to saving the forest habitat of orangutans, the "thinkers of the jungle." As towns, farms and wars encroach on native forests, Smits works to save what is left. Run time 20:39.
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Magic School Bus "Gets Eaten"
Join Ms. Frizzle and the class as they search for a connection between pond scum and tuna fish.  Scum is a kind of algae and algae and tuna are part of the same food chain!  This Magic School Bus episode will cover the following two concepts: (1) Living things are linked by what they eat and what eats them. and (2) Almost all food chains begin with plants.  Run time 22 minutes.
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Traditional Roles and Special Powers
While in office, the president is the national head of his political party. Grounded in tradition, this role carries special privileges as well as many responsibilities. The privileges include having a heavy influence on the party's platform, choosing party leaders at the national committee level, and becoming the goodwill ambassador for the party by building relationships with state and local party leaders. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
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Federal VS State Powers
This superhero-style cartoon from Ignite Learning compares the powers of the federal government to the powers of state governments. Some of the federal powers in this video include the ability to coin money, regulate foreign commerse, declare war, make peace, provide for the common defense, maintain armed services, and pass immigration laws.  Examples of the state powers include providing education, conducting elections, and provide for local governments. The video also addresses concurren
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Gorilla Charge
Professional video follows a group of scientists as they search out a group of wild gorillas. The group of scientists are charged by a family of wild gorillas as they get too close for the gorilla's comfort. 2:23 min.
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