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Astronomy 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 for iPods, Windows Media video, and DVD. Correlated to the NGSS.

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"...presenting an overview of part of the solar system with clear, factual information buttressed by good visuals. Regular "You Decide" segments, along with a 15-question video review, help promote critical thinking, while vocabulary words are presented in appropriate context." -- Video Librarian March/April 2004

Aud: J. (E. Gieschen)
Video Librarian
March/April 2004

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Titles Include:

Earth, Sun, and Moon

This program explores the shape of the earth, its rotation on its axis, and its revolution around the sun. Students will develop an understanding of day and night, and the different seasons. ... [more]

The Inner Planets

This title explores the features of Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Animations illustrate how planets travel in elliptical orbits around the sun. Colorful images taken by satellites and... [more]

The Outer Planets

Students are taken on an exciting animated trip to the outer reaches of our solar system. Images from NASA and the Hubble space Telescope illustrate the Giant Red Spot on Jupiter, Saturns'... [more]

The Amazing Universe

This show explores the fascinating features of the universe, the different types of galaxies in our solar system and the position of our solar system in the Milky Way Galaxy. Other terminology... [more]

Sample Video: Rotation and Revolution


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:
  • VLC046DVD
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592340590

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:
  • VLC046Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592343690