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The Nature of Living Things Series

Specifically designed for the elementary 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 in their state. Each program includes a 15-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 a complete 15-minute video, 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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 “... this DVD and 25-page binder provide great support for an elementary level study of adaptations. The graphics are clear and well sequenced.  The video and guide would be an excellent addition to an elementary or middle school video collection.” NSTA Recommends May 26,2009

David Gillam
National Science Teachers
May 26, 2009

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Titles Include:

Life Cycles

Living things go through changes in the course of their lives, referred to as life cycles. This program takes a look at the life cycles of living organisms, specifically focusing on plants and... [more]


Characteristics enabling organisms to survive and reproduce are referred to as adaptations. This program explores the wide range of adaptations humans, plants, animals, and all living things... [more]

Needs of Living Things

What are the characteristics and needs of living things? This question is addressed through live-action footage shot at exciting locations, such as the Galapagos Islands, Canadian Rockies, Mojave... [more]

Animal Behavior

Animals engage in a variety of behaviors throughout their lives. This program explores animal behavior and gives special attention to specific types of behaviors, such as obtaining food, avoiding... [more]

Sample Video: Courtship Behavior


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:
  • VLC217DVD
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592345427

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:
  • VLC217Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592346288