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Plants & People: A Beneficial Relationship (DVD)
Plants & People: A Beneficial Relationship (DVD)
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In Plants & People: A Beneficial Relationship, viewers will develop an appreciation for plant life by learning how plants provide us with the oxygen, food, shelter, clothing and medicine that we need to survive. Discover how the science of agriculture has benefited humanity for thousands of years. Examine the complex relationships that have developed between important plants and the cultures that depend on them by looking at the history of the potato and by traveling to the rainforest to gather information about plants and how they are used. Explore the negative impact of human activities on plant growth, and learn how scientists and farmers are working to sustain a healthy planet by preserving plant diversity. An informative, hands-on investigation into the effects of pollution on plant life is also included. This program is based on the concepts outlined in the National Science Education Standards for Life Science: structure & function in living systems, reproduction & heredity, regulation & behavior, populations & ecosystems, and diversity & adaptations of organisms. A Teacher's Guide is included and available online. Part of the multivolume Plant Life in Action DVD Series in the Schlessinger Science Library. Part of the Schlessinger Science Library in Action Collection. 23 minutes. Grades 5 to 8.

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Plant Structure & Growth (DVD)
Plant Structure & Growth (DVD)
D108

What if you could build a machine that could make its own fuel, adapt to changing conditions and generate priceless products like air and water? Over millions of years, vascular plants have developed roots, stems and leaves that work together to perform these feats, as well as provide energy for every living thing on Earth! In Plant Structure and Growth, students will discover how plant cells are organized to form specialized tissues like xylem and phloem as they follow the movement of water, minerals and food through a plant's "plumbing system." Diagrams and microscopic photography illustrate how plant structures form systems that support plant growth. In a hands-on activity suitable for the classroom, students investigate geotropism and observe how plants react to their environment. This program is based on the concepts outlined in the National Science Education Standards for Life Science: structure & function in living systems, reproduction & heredity, regulation & behavior, populations & ecosystems, and diversity & adaptations of organisms. A teacher's guide is available online. Part of the multivolume Plant Life in Action DVD Series in the Schlessinger Science Library. Part of the Schlessinger Science Library in Action Collection. 23 minutes. Grades 5 to 8.

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Plant Biodiversity (DVD)
Plant Biodiversity (DVD)
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What organisms have adapted to life in environments ranging from the ocean floor to desert sands, from the frigid tundra to the deepest, darkest jungle? None other than plants! From microscopic algae to the largest trees, millions of plant species have evolved in every habitat on the planet. In Plant Biodiversity, learn how plants developed in the oceans over 420 million years ago and slowly adapted to survive and reproduce on land. Explore the differences between nonvascular plants and their more modern vascular cousins. Find out how the development of seeds allowed plants to dominate the landscape, and discover some differences between cone-bearing gymnosperms and flowering angiosperms. Examine the structures different plants have developed to succeed in their environment, and explore the effects of climate on plant biodiversity in a fun, hands-on experiment. This program is based on the concepts outlined in the National Science Education Standards for Life Science: structure & function in living systems, reproduction & heredity, regulation & behavior, populations & ecosystems, and diversity & adaptations of organisms. A Teacher's Guide is included and available online. Part of the multivolume Plant Life in Action DVD Series in the Schlessinger Science Library. Part of the Schlessinger Science Library in Action Collection. 23 minutes. Grades 5 to 8.

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Plant & Animal Interdependency (DVD)
Plant & Animal Interdependency (DVD)
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In every ecosystem, organisms rely on each other in unique relationships that ensure each other's survival. In Plant & Animal Interdependency, find out how plants and animals interact, cooperate and compete. All living things have basic needs and depend on other living things to meet those needs. Discover why the constant exchange of nutrients and gases between plants and animals assures their interdependency. Learn how animals are vital to the reproductive process of many plants and how animals rely on plants for food and shelter. A fun, hands-on experiment explores how plants depend on animals for pollination and whether or not a flower's color is responsible for reproductive success. This program is based on the concepts outlined in the National Science Education Standards for Life Science: structure & function in living systems, reproduction & heredity, regulation & behavior, populations & ecosystems, and diversity & adaptations of organisms. A Teacher's Guide is included and available online. Part of the multivolume Plant Life in Action DVD Series in the Schlessinger Science Library. Part of the Schlessinger Science Library in Action Collection. 23 minutes. Grades 5 to 8.

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