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Recommended DVDs at UBC's Education Library

Well reviewed DVDs located in UBC Education Library.

Science

Elementary

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Wetlands   QH 87.3 W446 2003 [26mins]
This film teaches students how swamps, bogs and marshes control floods and provide habitat for many creatures.

Bugs, Lizards & Dinosaurs   TT 160 B854 2004 [3 stories 30mins each]
Three stories are featured and after watching, students can make crafts and dramatize the stories.

Climate change   QC 981.8 G56 C544 2000 [8.5mins]
Children will learn how global warming impacts the environment. The video provides strategies on how to responsibly protect the environment through the use of energy saving methods such as choosing alternative travel and reducing power and water consumption.

Earth Science: The Basics   QE 29 E274 2005 [12 sections 6mins each]
This film introduces young students to a wide variety of earth science topics, including: weather and seasons, dinosaurs and fossils, land and water, volcanoes and earthquakes.

Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion   QC 73.4 N487 2009 [25mins]
The Walt Disney Imagineers demonstrate how they use Newton's Three Laws to create some of the most exciting ride experiences possible. From the thrilling rockets of California Adventure's Golden Zephyr to the wild twists of California Screamin', students will learn to define acceleration, friction and motion. Best of all, they'll be able to see first-hand the relationship between the motion of objects and the forces that act on them.

Secondary

Microcosmos   QL 463 M53 2005 [75mins]
This film uses time-lapse and microphotographic techniques to provide a close-up view of a variety of insects as they hatch from eggs, search for food and cope with a rain storm.

Nature’s Great Events   QL 751 N37 2009   pt.2 [50mins]
This six-part series charts the effects of global climatic phenomena which have the power to transform entire landscapes, drawing in thousands of animals and determining their fate. Each episode is set in a different part of the world and demonstrates how immense natural forces, often starting thousands of miles away, drive a chain reaction that culminates in a spectacular wildlife event.

No Dinosaurs in Heaven    QH 362 N6 2010 [53mins]    
The evolution/creationism controversy is examined through discussions among teachers and interviews with college students.

Rocket Science   TL 789.8 U5 R63 [various – 4 sections on each of 3 DVDs]
This is a 12 part series that examines the frontiers of rocket science and space discovery.

Smarty Plants   QK 50 S627 2012 [45mins]
This film explores plant life and adaptation.