Meeting in the Middle Activity
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Meeting in the Middle Activity

One major challenge of building a tunnel is making sure that the teams digging from each side meet in the ...
Grades 3-6
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Building Big
Tree Identification
Video 00:00:03

Tree Identification

In this video from the WPSU’s series Outside, a staff member at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University explains how being able to identify trees can ...
Grades 3-6
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WPSU
Basic Ingredients for Life
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Basic Ingredients for Life

In this lesson, students make impact craters to gain insight into how comets and asteroids deliver water and chemicals to ...
Grades 1-6
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NOVA
Compost Office
Interactive

Compost Office

Yard and food wastes make up nearly one-third of the waste stream in the United States, most of which gets put in landfills or incinerated. Did you know that by ...
Grades 3-8
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WGBH
Geology of Death Valley
Video 00:04:34

Geology of Death Valley

Take a walk through Death Valley as host Jim Welch and naturalist Rudy Mancke discuss the glacial history, tectonic forces, and weathering and erosion that have shaped Death Valley. They ...
Grades 3-8
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knowitall
Classroom Tips
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Classroom Tips

There are a variety of ways in which to incorporate VITAL video into your classroom. This document offers a few options based on the various computer and projection equipment setups ...
Grades All
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WNET
Writing an Interpretive Essay to Describe a Theme - The Red Shoes
Lesson Plan

Writing an Interpretive Essay to Describe a Theme - The Red Shoes

Students practice identifying themes and write about friendship from their personal experiences. They draw conclusions ...
Grades 3-5
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WNET
Glider Boy
Video 00:02:48

Glider Boy

In this video segment from ZOOM, a paper glider enthusiast shows off some of his creations. The gliders he has made -- both small and large -- demonstrate his understanding for how ...
Grades K-8
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Zoom
Bianca Goes where the Wind Blows
Video 00:03:25

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 ...
Grades 3-5
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Cyberchase
Mining Minerals and Metals
Video 00:02:45

Mining Minerals and Metals

In this video from the Science and Technology Chat series, elementary school students visit the McCaw School of Mines and ...
Grades K-8
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VegasPBS
Domes at Piazza del Popolo
Video 00:00:25

Domes at Piazza del Popolo

This Building Block video from the Building Big series features the twin domes of the churches at the Piazza del ...
Grades All
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Zoom
Santiago and Morris
Video 00:04:34

Santiago and Morris

Santiago Lopez is a young man who needed help. In this video segment from Wild TV, Santiago admits he was beginning to hang out with the wrong people and was ...
Grades 3-8
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WNET
Solar Still Part II: Juice
Video 00:03:55

Solar Still Part II: Juice

In this video segment from ZOOM, two cast members repeat an experiment designed to separate fresh water from a liquid ...
Grades 3-12
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Zoom
How Big Is Our Universe?
Interactive

How Big Is Our Universe?

Astronomical distances can be difficult to comprehend. The star nearest to Earth, our Sun, is about 150 million kilometers (93 million miles) away. The next closest star system is about ...
Grades 3-12
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WGBH
Habitat and Diet in Racehorse Development
Video 00:01:09

Habitat and Diet in Racehorse Development

Watch this animated segment from KET's Electronic Field Trip to a Horse Farm to learn why Kentucky is known ...
Grades K-5
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KET
Lightning Hunters
Video 00:03:27

Lightning Hunters

The speed and unpredictability with which lightning strikes make these powerful events difficult to study. This video segment adapted from NOVA shows how scientists and engineers use high-tech devices, coupled ...
Grades 3-12
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NOVA
Baboon
Video 00:00:11

Baboon

In this Building Block video, watch as a big fluffy baboon sits in the tall grass and eats.
Grades All
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Zoom
Acid Lake
Interactive

Acid Lake

This interactive activity adapted from EcoKids introduces acid rain—how it affects aquatic ecosystems, the difference between acid rain and normal rain, and how certain species as well as entire ...
Grades 3-8
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WGBH
Animals on the Go
Video 00:02:15

Animals on the Go

For most animals, moving from place to place is nearly as routine as eating -- and just as important. This video segment explores the variety of methods animals use to get ...
Grades K-5
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WGBH
City Horses Part II
Video 00:02:59

City Horses Part II

Several people in this segment from Wild TV describe their feelings about horses and why they enjoy riding and being with horses. They describe their love for horses and a ...
Grades 3-8
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WNET
Think Garden: The Importance of Water
Video 00:03:04

Think Garden: The Importance of Water

This video from KET’s Think Garden collection explores why plants need water to survive, and how they tell us ...
Grades 3-5
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KET