Discovery Channel School
Most widely held works by Discovery Channel School
Greatest discoveries with Bill Nye. Astronomy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Nye covers Einstein's theory of general relativity, demostrates how Hubble determined that the universe is expanding, and discusses the gamma ray bursts, black holes, and pulsars.
The Elements ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Traces the evolution of chemistry from the Greeks to the present day.
The ultimate guide human body ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Examines the healing and survival mechanisms of the human body, covering basic physiology, the job of the immune system, and a treatment for cancer that channels the body's own resistance.
Roller coaster physics ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Discusses how friction, potential energy, gravity, and acceleration are part of the physics of roller coasters.
Collapse failure by design ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
When builders use innovative materials or designs, sometimes the result is disastrous. Explore the flaws of four structures that failed the test of integrity and collapsed.
Cells ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
It's been 355 years since the microscope was invented, yet we are still looking through that small lens and seeing the world on a whole new level. Get a larger than life look at human and plant cells and watch these tiny building blocks of life in action.
Human genome ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Learn about how scientists are discovering which human genes are responsible for specific human traits.
Designer babies ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Examines the growing field of human reproduction technology. Now it is possible to choose a babies gender, and to screen embryos for potential diseases, but what happens when the technology can be used to predetermine a child's size and intelligence? Will science answer the ethical questions that arise?
Islam history, society, and civilization ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Segments cover past and present-day philosophies, practices, and events that define Islam. This balanced program encourages students to consider how different interpretations of religion can affect government, culture, and individual lives.
Money essentials for students. Money basics ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Traces money through time and culture, highlights such historical forms of money as animal teeth and stones, explains the decimal system, introduces the U.S. Mint, reviews the math behind money, discusses how to use banks, and more.
Amazing materials properties of matter ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Learn the atomic structure of different elements and how scientists are combining matter to create new materials.
The clone age ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Explains the science that undergirds the controversial practice of cloning. Shows how cells functions and how we can manipulate their reproduction. Discusses some of the ethical dilemmas of cloning.
8th Amendment the death penalty ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
"Travel to Huntsville, Texas, the execution capital of the world and the frontline of one of America's most polarizing political issues--the death penalty. Listen as protesters and supporters discuss capital punishment. Learn the history of the death penalty in the U.S., and follow the account of a death row inmate's final hours"--Container.
An inside look heart attack ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Journey inside 45-year-old Jon Palmer's body to experience a heart attack up close. Explains how the cardiovascular system functions and what happens when that system is challenged by fatty cholesterol plaque.
Invention : elements and compounds ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Learn about Madame Curie's discovery of radioactivity. See how reverse osmosis extracts salt molecules from seawater and provides us with water. Dig up the roots of aspirin and find out how it relieves pain.
Reality matters. Deadly desires ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
In America today, most people living with HIV were infected as teenagers. This program explores the reasons why even though most kids know about AIDS and STD's, and understand how to avoid them -- statistics show that many aren't practicing what's being preached.
Understanding volcanoes ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Studies the forces that work to create a volcano, visits people whose lives center around real-life towering infernoes, and examines the history of volcano study. Has two segments with answer and resources statements at the end of each part.
Habitats of the world ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Takes the student around the world as this lush and dramatic compilation touches upon the kaeidoscopic environments found on our fascinating earth.
Tales of Edgar Allan Poe ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Explore the psychology of terror in some of Poe's most-haunting tales. Interwoven through these stories is the most tragic tale of all, that of author Edgar Allan Poe. Many of his tales resonate with themes from his own life: abandonment, sickness, and fear. Leading us through Poe's tales of terror are well-known horror writers and directors.
Africa today ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
How have recent tumultuous events affected Africa's families, economies and environments? This presentation describes many ways of life in Africa and puts a human face on events and places in the news. Segments create a compelling portrait of life in modern Africa.
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