Lifting with Air
Video 00:01:36

Lifting with Air

Most of the time we think very little about the air that surrounds us. Air is not a substance we automatically think of when we want to lift heavy objects ...
Grades K-8
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Grizzly Bear Cubs
Video 00:00:09

Grizzly Bear Cubs

In this Building Block video, two grizzly bear cubs step out of a river. One cub stops to shake the water out of his fur, then continues to walk along ...
Grades All
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Volcanic Views
Video 00:02:24

Volcanic Views

This video segment from Nature features Hawaii’s most notorious volcano, Kilauea. Over 10,000 years ago, Kilauea emerged from a hotspot on the ocean floor and began a journey ...
Grades 2-6
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Whale and Human Ears
Document

Whale and Human Ears

Whales rely on their sense of hearing the way humans rely on vision. And yet, as this diagram illustrates, the anatomy of whale ears is surprisingly similar to that of ...
Grades 3-5
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WGBH
DNA Animation
Video 00:00:10

DNA Animation

This Building Block video features an animation of a rotating DNA spiral.
Grades All
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Film Shoot: Day 2
Video 00:00:57

Film Shoot: Day 2

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad is shooting a film and they have a limited number of snelfus to spend on food, film stock and the crew. As ...
Grades 3-6
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Cyberchase
Earth in Motion: Seasons
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Earth in Motion: Seasons

Earth's orbit around the Sun and the tilt of its axis result in periodic climate changes known as seasons. Different locations on Earth experience different types of climate changes ...
Grades 3-8
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WGBH
Bird Beak Gallery
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Bird Beak Gallery

It is usually possible to look at a tool or a kitchen utensil and tell what the item is used for, based on its shape. The same is true for ...
Grades K-8
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WGBH
Think Garden: Pizza Gardens
Video 00:03:12

Think Garden: Pizza Gardens

This video from KET’s Think Garden collection demonstrates how to make a pizza with ingredients from both spring and ...
Grades 3-5
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KET
Tunnels of the Great Pyramids
Video 00:00:32

Tunnels of the Great Pyramids

In this Building Block video from the Building Big series, the camera provides a P.O.V. shot as it ...
Grades All
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Building a Fence
Video 00:03:25

Building a Fence

In this Cyberchase video segment, Harley convinces Harry to help put up a fence in their grandmother's backyard. With no instructions other than to put up the fence in ...
Grades 3-6
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Cyberchase
Waterslides
Video 00:03:12

Waterslides

In this video from DragonflyTV, Valerie and Margie compare waterslides at an amusement park to determine which is more fun. They set out to measure two factors: speed and "wildness ...
Grades 3-8
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Dragonfly TV
March on Washington Flyers
Document

March on Washington Flyers

In August of 1963, more than 200,000 activists from all over the country gathered for the March on Washington ...
Grades 3-12
Retrieving 2/5 of Electro-Root
Video 00:01:16

Retrieving 2/5 of Electro-Root

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad must make an antidote to a virus that has infected MotherBoard. One ...
Grades 3-6
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Cyberchase
Taqulik Hepa: North Slope Natural Resources
Interactive

Taqulik Hepa: North Slope Natural Resources

In this audio segment adapted from Raven Radion/KCAW, listen to an Alaska Native professional talk about subsistence living and ...
Grades 3-12
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WGBH
Trackers
Video 00:03:44

Trackers

This WILD TV segment introduces John Stokes, Baba Law, Louis Blue Cloud, and Abel West. They are part of the Tracking Project in New Mexico. A tracker uses the ground ...
Grades 3-8
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Washington Booker, III
Video 00:05:55

Washington Booker, III

In May of 1963, black elementary, middle, and high school students inBirmingham left school to participate in a four-day civil rightsdemonstration. Washington Booker was among approximately 2,000 studentswho were ...
Grades 3-12
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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Welding in a Tunnel
Video 00:00:14

Welding in a Tunnel

This Building Block video shot at the Big Dig project in Boston, Massachusetts, features two men in hardhats in a darkened tunnel. One of the men is welding some pipes ...
Grades All
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Effects of Environmental Change
Lesson Plan

Effects of Environmental Change

Students investigate what might happen to plants and animals if their environment changes.
Grades 3-5
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WGBH
Producers, Consumers, Decomposers
Lesson Plan

Producers, Consumers, Decomposers

Students learn how energy flow ties together the organisms in an ecosystem.
Grades 3-5
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WGBH
Experimenting with a Pendulum
Video 00:03:57

Experimenting with a Pendulum

Pendulums have proven to be important components of certain kinds of clocks because they swing back and forth at a ...
Grades 3-8
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