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Planet Earth 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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Received Special Mention as Outstanding Video in its Subject and Grade Level.  "One of the best productions I’ve seen on the subject of oceanography!" --NAMTC Curricular Media/ National Media Market October 2002

National Association of Media and Technology Centers
NAMTC Curricular Media/National Media Market
October 2002

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Titles Include:

Topography and the Earth

This program describes the major topographical features of Earth including mountains, plains, and plateaus. Footage from throughout North America takes students to the Rocky Mountains, the plains... [more]


The major types of world maps, as well as topographic, road, and city maps are discussed. Through watching the video and conducting activities in the accompanying guide, students will improve... [more]


In this program, the physical and chemical properties of freshwater are investigated. The steps in the water cycle are studied, as are the major characteristics of surface water and groundwater. ... [more]


The physical and chemical characteristics of ocean waters are discussed including salinity, temperature, density, and pressure. Footage from Maine, the Canadian Maritimes, and the Pacific coast... [more]

Sample Video: Mountains


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:
  • VLC041DVD
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592340538

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:
  • VLC041Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592343645