Cow Eye Dissection
This interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium delves into the structure and function of the vertebrate eye. Follow a videotaped dissection of a cow eye and then compare and contrast what you've seen with an interactive diagram of the human eye.
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The Anatomy of the Central Nervous System
This is an excellent, concise video giving information through simple animation and commentary. A quote from the video: "The nervous system is a complex network of nerve cells and nerve fibers spread throughout the body. Its function is to interpret, store, and respond to information received from inside and outside."
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Human Regulation: Nervous System: Nerve Function and Reflexes
Professor George Wolfe discusses nerve function and reflexes in human regulation in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format along with notes and illustrations on a white board.  Run time 10:28.
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The Immune System: Structure and Function
How do we combat disease and pathogens? Professor George Wolfe discusses structure and function of the immune system in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format and a white board to aid in the explanation.  Run time 09:31.
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Welcome to North Korea
The winner of the 2001 International Emmy award for Best Documentary, Welcome to North Korea is a look at the conditions in modern-day North Korea. Dutch filmmaker Peter Tetteroo and his associate Raymond Feddema spent a week in and around the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to produce this outstanding film. Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs; from www.archive.org.

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Florene Nightingale Biography, Part II
This is an animated biography from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Florence Nightingale was a "pioneering English nurse, writer and noted statistician. Florence Nightingale's most famous contribution came during the Crimean War...when reports began to filter back to Britain about the horrific conditions for the wounded" (Wikipedia, 2009).
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Florene Nightingale Biography, Part I, Section 2
This is an animated biography from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Florence Nightingale was a "pioneering English nurse, writer and noted statistician. Florence Nightingale's most famous contribution came during the Crimean War....when reports began to filter back to Britain about the horrific conditions for the wounded" (Wikipedia, 2009).
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Florence Nightingale Biography, Part III
This is an animated biography from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Florence Nightingale was a 'pioneering English nurse, writer and noted statistician. Florence Nightingale's most famous contribution came during the Crimean War...when reports began to filter back to Britain about the horrific conditions for the wounded' (Wikipedia, 2009).
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Florence Nightingale Biography, Part IV
This is an animated biography from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Florence Nightingale was a 'pioneering English nurse, writer and noted statistician. Florence Nightingale's most famous contribution came during the Crimean War...when reports began to filter back to Britain about the horrific conditions for the wounded' (Wikipedia, 2009).
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Florence Nightingale Biography, Part V
Final installment of the animated biography from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Florence Nightingale was a 'pioneering English nurse, writer and noted statistician. Florence Nightingale's most famous contribution came during the Crimean War...when reports began to filter back to Britain about the horrific conditions for the wounded' d

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Demonstrative video of the parts of flowers
This video is a fairly simple narration of the parts and function of a flower, together with suggestions for student activities. The video addresses the petals, pistil, stigma, style ovary, stamen, anther, filament, pollen, and sepal.


While this video successfully addresses the structure of the flower, its dialogue is aimed more toward teachers, and suggests a few ideas for activities to do with their students.

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The Dwarf Planet Pluto
A look at The Dwarf Planet Pluto and interesting facts about the planet. The video shows the layers of Pluto, its diameter, surface conditions, distance from the sun, and how close to the sun it is. This video is set to music so students would need to read the information. Run time 05:45.
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Cell Tour - Animation
This animation shows the basic components that make up the animal cell: Mitochondria, Lysosome, Rough ER, Smooth ER, Cytoskeleton, Ribosomes, Nucleus, Chromatin, Nucleoulus, Golgi apparatus - and gives a brief explanation - of the function of each. Run time 02:32.
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Nucleus, Cytoplasm, Membrane
What constitutes a cell? More than any other structures, it's the nucleus, cytoplasm, and membrane. Explore the form and function of these three critical cell parts in this video segment adapted from Carolina Biological Supply's An Introduction to the Living Cell. Closed captioning included.  Run time 03:47.
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Finding a Balance
More than one third of U.S. adults are obese. Weight gain occurs when you consume more calories that your body uses. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight will help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions. The key is FINDING A BALANCE in your lifestyle that includes healthy eating and regular physical activity. Experts advise ways to maintain a healthy weight. Grades 4-12. 4:18 min.
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Conjunction Rap
A student-made subordinate conjunction rap song.  The lyics talk about conjunction function and conjunction words.  The lyrics and accompanied with dance and music. 

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Anatomy of the Human Eye - The Ciliary body
This is a short, computer-animated narrated video (01:27) that offers information about the function and structure of the ciliary body of the human eye. Some of the narration is accompanied by English captions.
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Guided Reading for Advanced Weeks
In this video you will see an actual guided reading group in progress from beginning to end.  This example provides a very good picture of how a guided reading group should function, and what kinds of comprehension skills can be tackled in this setting.
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Scientific Method: Controlled Experiments
During an experiment, variables represent conditions that can be changed throughout the experiment. Scientists must be careful to test one variable at a time. The control is the standard for comparrison in an experiement. Run time 02:00.
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The Golden Door - Immigration Documentary Part 2

Video is hosted by a group of students.  Video discusses the 1882 Emigrant Act and 1917 revision of the act.   The 1882 Emigrant Act charged fifty cents for each immigrant.  This money was to be used for the care of the immigrant.  In 1907 the law was revised, $4.00 was charged on any immigrant for the first time. The increase in immigration changed education in America.  Immigrants nee
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