Yellow Hat, The

The Yellow Hat shows how students can lead the way in environmental change. The fast-paced 15-minute program follows a middle-school environmental club through an investigation of local water quality issues. The students gather and organize information, formulate questions, and interview some of the nation’s top environmental scientists. They also meet other professionals dealing with environmental issues: state environmental managers, a town manager, a veterinarian, and an environmental activist.

World of Chemistry

Join with experts to observe chemistry in action and learn the laws and principles of this dynamic field. Computer technology and special effects place students in a front-row seat to observe many processes, even those that are too dangerous or impractical to experience directly. Working industrial and research chemists of all backgrounds serve as role models. The World of Chemistry is appropriate for students taking high school or college chemistry, from introductory to advanced levels, and is easily applicable to different teaching approaches.

Unseen Life on Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology

Peer into the microbial world with this comprehensive microbiology series. This series helps students understand microbial functions and how microorganisms affect everything from medicine to environmental issues to global politics. Dynamic visuals - such as animations and scanning electron micrographs - and case studies including DNA testing and dramatic battles against dangerous viruses illustrate the work and effects of microorganisms. Students gain an enhanced appreciation of the field of microbiology as they meet scientists carrying on their investigations in the lab and in the field.

Mechanical Universe and Beyond

This series helps teachers demystify physics by showing students what it looks like.

Inquire Ohio

Inquiry-based learning is a rewarding and challenging experience in 5th grade! The students are actively involved in their education, and that makes them a willing participant in the process. Teamwork, problem solving, and being willing to fail are positive rewards from “discovery learning”. The children understand and can apply the scientific method, which will help with their science fair projects.

Habitable Planet, The

This course begins with an overview of the Earth’s systems - geophysical, atmospheric, oceanic, and ecosystems - as they exist independently of human influence. Following this introduction, the course explores the effect that human activities have on the different natural systems. Topics include human population growth and resource use, increasing competition for fresh water, and climate change. Each of the 13 programs features two case studies following top scientists in the field.

Everything but The Rattle

Pioneer automotive manufacturer Henry Ford also pioneered car recycling. His “reincarnation department” was so complete that some said Ford saved everything but the rattle. This program also looks at the modern vehicle salvaging industry and facilities content with environmental regulations.

Dragons, Wagons, And Wax

Dragons, Wagons & Wax, introducing life science, physics, earth science, and some shades on health and measurement. This science series for instructional television went through an extensive development in content and research, ensuring the accuracy of the 32 episodes.


The focus of Ama-Zone! The Rainforest Project is a role-playing activity that allows the students to explore the many issues surrounding the Rainforest. It was designed by teachers to utilize information gathered by Western Reserve Public Media during a trip to the Peruvian Rainforest.

Reinventing the Wheel

This program explores the bicycle’s unique history and technology. The velocipede achieved great popularity almost immediately when it was introduced more than a century ago. Countless inventors were inspired to make bicycles more efficient and comfortable, and bicycle innovation continues today. Students will see historic bicycles and some amazing prototypes for the future. Program highlights include “high wheelers,” hand-powered cycles for the disabled, mountain bikes, and even a bicycle that rides on snow


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