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The Earth in the Universe Series (11 Programs)

The Earth in the Universe Series (11 Programs)
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DVD Item#: 23885
Program: 15 Min. Each

Designed to introduce key earth science concepts, this series also gives an overview of the interactions of life on earth and our planet's place in the universe.
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Item# 23758, $49.00
The Solar System: Sun & Inner Rock Planets
Explore the inner part of Earth?s solar system, starting with the Sun and its structure. Fly over and experience the contours of Mercury, Venus, and Mars, and learn how gravity and momentum keep the planets orbiting around the Sun elliptically, as first revealed by Kepler.

Item# 23759, $49.00
The Solar System: Outer Gas Planets
Retracing the Voyager spacecrafts? journeys, visit the distant, gaseous planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the many rings and moons newly discovered on these incredible flybys.

Item# 23760, $49.00
Stars, Light Years, & the Milky Way
In order for viewers to grasp the size of Earth?s galaxy, this program first lays out the concept of light years. Comparisons with earthly time frames helps viewers understand that the light from distant stars is actually elapsed cosmic time.

Item# 23761, $49.00
Galaxies & the Expanding Universe
Experience the cosmic wonder of a universe expanding at phenomenal rates, as discovered by Edwin Hubble in the 1920's.

Item# 23762, $49.00
Water & Life on Earth
This program will help viewers grasp the significance of water as never before. Without this bond of three atoms, life, in its current form, would not exist.

Item# 23763, $49.00
Plants & Life on Earth
Experience the world of plants as the essential foundation of life on earth. Their beauty is shown, as are their functions, such as providing food, clothing, and shelter.

Item# 23764, $49.00
Plate Tectonics & Earthquakes
Find out why the solid-seeming earth is actually a changing body, constantly destroying and rebuilding itself. Tectonic plates? movements are clearly demonstrated as the source of these alterations through exciting live-action and computer graphic images.

Item# 23765, $49.00
Volcanoes & the Ring of Fire
The linear chain of volcanoes around the Pacific Ocean is called the "Ring of Fire." Expanding upon the theory of plate tectonics, this program uses live-action and computer-graphic images to show how plates constantly collide or pull apart, causing molten rock beneath the surface to well up from time to time, forming volcanoes.

Item# 23766, $49.00
Severe Weather: Temperature, Motion, Moisture
Severe weather?s sources are the same as those for all weather patterns. The sun's energy, along with the earth's rotation, is demonstrated graphically as the driving force behind circular wind motion.

Item# 23767, $49.00
Tornadoes: How They Form
Why is the southern Middle West of the United States particularly prone to tornadoes? In spring, the collisions of still-frigid winds from Canada with the warm upwelling breezes from the Gulf of Mexico create thunderstorms. If these collisions accelerate, supercells of even faster rotations occur, creating more upwelling and circulating, with hail and a funnel forming.

Item# 23768, $49.00
Floods, Fronts & the Water Cycle
Powerful weather and the water cycle's part in it are explored together in this production. The cycle often results in warm and cold air masses battling against each other along boundaries or fronts.
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The Earth in the Universe Series (11 Programs)

Sciences  Life Sciences  Earth Sciences  Astronomy

Designed to introduce key earth science concepts, this series also gives an overview of the interactions of life on earth and our planet's place in the universe. Combining striking video and photos with dazzling special effects and computer simulations, these programs will excite and educate students about the cosmos in which they live.

 
   Key Benefits:
  • Curriculum standards-aligned: each program covers key concepts in the earth sciences (geology, meteorology, astronomy) curricula in all states, as well as some life science and ecology topics
  • Several programs show the interaction of earth science and life science concepts, i.e. how all life on earth depends on plants and water, how severe weather cleanses and recycles the earth’s substances and landscapes, how the balancing of earth’s systems supports life, etc.
  • Science concepts presented dramatically and memorably through combination of stunning visual imagery, various live-action clarifying techniques such as slow-motion, computer animation, rich sound tracks, and other strong production values