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Lesson Planet

Life in Tropical Rainforests

For Teachers 4th - 8th
You're a time traveler, reaching back 400 million years! See how rainforests evolved over time. Breathtaking views and captivating close-ups of rain forest critters engage learners and create interest.
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Advanced Genetics

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Are your biologists ready for advanced genetics? Briefly learn about Gregor Mendel, and dive into the phylogenetic tree, linked genes, multiple genes and nonnuclear inheritance! Mr. Anderson continues his clear instruction and use of...
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Lesson Planet

Quake Pandas Hanging On

For Teachers 4th - 12th
After a huge, devastating earthquake in China, not only were humans affected, but wildlife was left in danger as well. People were particularly concerned about the nation's famous pandas. This video provides a great view of this nation's...
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Lesson Planet

How to Convert Units - Unit Conversion Made Easy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
View footage of a teacher writing out the conversion formula on a whiteboard. There is no verbal explanation, just writing and some trendy background music. This might sound boring, but in fact, the teacher cleverly laces humor...
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Lesson Planet

Hydrothermal Vents

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Do aliens exist? They do on the Galapagos Islands' ocean floor! Despite being a mile and a half below the ocean's surface (and far from the sun's reach), bizarre life forms have found a way to thrive there. So, how is this possible?...
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Lesson Planet

How a Slush Machine Works

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A slush-making machine is taken apart to show how it works. Antifreeze in the form of sugar crystals and constant movement prevent the entire mixture from freezing solid. We find that this simple summer treat is the result of a complex...
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Lesson Planet

Beavers Are Genius

For Teachers 4th - 12th
In the Rocky Mountains, you'll find nature's very own architects and engineers: beavers. They work hard to build dams, shelters, and food storage. Watch how they prepare for the winter's freeze.
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Lesson Planet

Bear Attack

For Teachers 4th - 12th
In Kodiak, a bear attack is very rare. However, in this video, an unfortunate hunter is attacked. Can your class research and make conclusions as to what happened after watching?
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Lesson Planet

Fast and Furious: Lives of Cheetahs

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Do you know what the fastest land animal is? If you guessed the cheetah, then you're right; they can travel from zero to 45 miles per hour in only 2.5 seconds! Watch this video to learn more about the lives of cheetahs.
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Lesson Planet

Cuttlefish: Chameleons of the Sea

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The dynamic cuttlefish is known as the chameleon of the sea. They are able to change their skin at will according to their surroundings and situations. Watch this video to learn how they camouflage and eat!
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Giant Japanese Salamanders

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A National Geographic clip of the giant Japanese salamanders gives viewers a fantastic look at this unique creature. Once nearly extinct, the giant salamander can reach up to five feet in length and over 80 pounds! Watch this video for...
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Lesson Planet

Melting Point of Metals

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The hostess visits an antique shop and obtains three different metal-made curios. She then has them melted down in a foundry, measuring the temperature at which each becomes a liquid. Since you could never do such an experiment in the...
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Lesson Planet

Our World: The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks are the stars of this interesting video produced by NASA. The rock cycle is when each of these three types of rocks transforms into another kind of rock - which happens under extreme...
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Lesson Planet

Cobra vs. Monitor Lizard

For Teachers 4th - 12th
A cobra and a monitor lizard go head to head in a battle for some lunch. See who wins the delicious crocodile egg in this vicious competition. Watch the whole video to see an interesting twist!
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Lesson Planet

How A Virus Invades Your Body

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This simplified explanation is an entertaining way to see how viruses reproduce in the human body. Brilliant animation and humorous commentary will keep your junior high class engaged while they observe the basics about viruses. Follow...
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Lesson Planet

Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami, 2004

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The BBC reports on the Indian Ocean tsunami that occurred in 2004 off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia as a result of an earthquake. Footage of the waves and destruction around the area is shown. Maps delineate the quake's epicenter and...