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Rocks and Minerals Series

Specifically designed for the middle school science classroom, this 4-part series will help instructors teach difficult to understand concepts, differentiate instruction for diverse learners, and inspire the minds of students. Content is aligned to the curriculum and will help students prepare for the standardized science tests. Each 20-minute video includes on-screen questions, vocabulary words, and a 10-question quiz. The time saving teacher’s guide includes student-learning objectives, standards correlations, lesson plans, preliminary and post assessments, laboratory investigations, and vocabulary activities. Integrate media assets into lesson plans by showing the entire 20-minute videos, short clips, or multiple animations and images. Custom multi-media formats include h.264, Windows Media video, and DVD. Correlated to the NGSS.

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"...Teachers at all levels of experience and subject matter mastery will find this instructional tool useful for any number of different applications, including a basic program, a short-course review, or a remedial program." -- NSTA Recommends November 2001

Ernest D. Riggsby, Professor of Science Education
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
November 2001

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Titles Include:

Minerals and Their Properties

This video explains the formation and identification of minerals. Major mineral groups, basic crystal systems, the physical properties of minerals, and everyday uses of minerals are discussed. ... [more]

Rocks and the Rock Cycle

The rock cycle is illustrated in detail using easy-to-understand animations. Examples of the various types of rocks are introduced and the characteristics of different rocks are compared. Other... [more]

Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks

This video explains how heat, pressure and chemical reactions may transform one type of rock into another. The formation and classification of metamorphic and igneous rocks is highlighted. Other... [more]

Sedimentary Rocks

This program outlines the classification system of sedimentary rocks. Specific attention is paid to the different ways sedimentary rock forms. The relationship between sedimentary rocks and the... [more]

Sample Video: Granite


Each DVD disc includes 4 videos, each with a chapter index and subtitles, 4 Teacher’s Guides, labeled slides, glossary, animations, and an iMovie project.

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  • Product Code:
  • VLC026DVD
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592340354

Digital Bundle

License Details
Single School License. Digital Bundle includes video files for full shows and content clips in H.264 (for iPods) and.WMV format. Plus images (.jpg), teacher’s guides (.pdf) and metadata.

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  • Product Code:
  • VLC026Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592343546