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Learning About Rocks and Minerals Series

Specifically designed for the elementary science classroom, this 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 in their state. Each program includes a 14-minute interactive video with on-screen questions, vocabulary words, and a five-question video quiz, as well as a time saving teacher’s guide with preliminary and post assessments, video script, laboratory investigations, and vocabulary activities. Integrate media assets into lesson plans by showing the entire 14-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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“Combining great nature cinematography, relevant vocabulary (including granite, limestone, marble, shale, slate, lava, and magma), and illustrative graphics, this is a solid overview of one of the fundamental subjects in geology.”

--Video Librarian
March/April 2008

Aud: I, J. (E Gieschen)
Video Librarian
March/April 2008

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Titles Include:

The Rock Cycle

What are the different types of rocks and how do they change form? This question is answered by examining the rock cycle. The major characteristics of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks... [more]


This program introduces students to the general characteristics of rocks and discusses the components of rock classification. On-location footage from throughout North America vividly depicts... [more]


This program covers the major characteristics of minerals, while exploring the roles minerals play in our lives. Crystal structures, which make up minerals, are illustrated, as are examples of... [more]

Exploring Fossils

In this video, students learn why fossils are often referred to as “windows to the past.” The basic requirements for fossil formation are identified. Vivid footage and animations of various... [more]

Sample Video: What are Rocks?


DVDs include 15-minute video, each with a chapter index, subtitles, Teacher’s Guide, labeled slides, glossary, and iMovie project

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  • Product Code:
  • VLC208DVD
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592345243

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:
  • VLC208Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592346196