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Explores how eyes work and how eyes help us understand the world. Explains how safe behaviors and healthy habits can prevent illness and injury to eyes. Discusses what to expect from an eye examination and other eye tests. Talks about how visually impaired children walk with a white cane and read Braille.
Tony Ro, a neuroscientist at The City College of New York, is artificially recreating a condition called blindsight in his lab. Blindsight is a condition that some patients experience after having damage to the primary visual cortex in the back of their brains. What happens in these patients is they go cortically blind, yet they can still discriminate visual information. With support from the National Science Foundation, Ro is developing a clearer picture of how other parts of the brain, besides the visual cortex, respond to visual stimuli. He says understanding and mapping those alternative pathways might be the key to new rehabilitative therapies.
What is visual contamination? Students try to guess what this concept means. Mónica Basto visits William Molano, an expert on visual contamination, clears up questions about this topic. Sara Sánchez travels throughout the city and shows how the excess of advertisements affect the environment.
Human beings, like every living organism, are driven by two inherent needs: to survive, and ultimately, to reproduce. To accomplish the goals of survival and reproduction, we have inherited bodies crafted by evolution so that every individual human organism is an organic super factory, a living machine made up of systems that process fuel, build products, repair damage, expel waste, and defend against invaders. Introduces the complex physiological systems of the human body: muscular movement, digestion, circulation, respiration, nerves, glands, immunity, and reproduction. Also, illustrates and explains the cellular basis of life and the importance of carbon in organic chemistry.
A giant video screen that takes up an entire wall, floor to ceiling, is allowing scientists to see details they've never seen before. Developed at Tufts University with help from the National Science Foundation, the Visualization Wall has a variety of applications. The "VisWall" offers a surgeon the opportunity to teach and practice surgical procedures on avatar renditions of the human body.
Students will learn about force and the effects of force on objects. Visual examples and real-life demonstrations promote an understanding of how things move. Important terminology includes force, work, friction, gravity, mass, and acceleration.
Types of climates and climate zones are explained using familiar examples. This video explores the plants and animals that inhabit different climates, the influence of temperature and precipitation on climate, and the causes of climate change over time. Other topics covered include topography, prevailing winds, rain shadow, altitude, climate, latitude, polar zone, temperate zone, and tropical zone.
Crisp, colorful video footage illustrates the beautiful and fascinating features of the fall season. Also takes a brief look into what causes this season. Concepts and terminology: autumn, foliage, seed dispersal, migration, hibernation, and harvest.
What percent of earth's water is fresh? What are sources of freshwater? What is groundwater and how is it formed? Covers these questions and more in this discussion of water's characteristics, the water cycle, and freshwater's importance. Concludes with a quiz.
With every breath you take, the process of respiration is supplying cells in the body with oxygen they need to carry out important processes. This program highlights the major structures and functions of the respiratory system. Concepts and terminology include: nasal passage, pharynx, larynx, lungs, diaphragm, trachea, bronchial tubes, alveoli, gas exchange, pulmonary circulation, inhalation, exhalation, hemoglobin, asthma, bronchitis, smoking, lung cancer, and pneumonia.
Part of the "Chemistry in Action" series. Describes and illustrates the process of chemical bonding through live action footage and animations. Provides an overview of the role atomic structure plays in the process of bonding. Provides examples of how chemical bonding, including ionic bonds, covalent bonds, and metallic bonds, affects the characteristics of matter. Introduces the following terminology: element, atomic structure, energy level, valence electrons, ionic bonds, crystal lattice, covalent bond, and metallic bond.
This video describes the five main forms of energy and how to differentiate between them. Students will learn how to calculate potential and kinetic energy. Everyday examples illustrate the impact of energy on daily life. Other topics covered include chemical energy, nuclear energy, electromagnetic energy, heat energy, mechanical energy, and the law of conservation of energy.
Students will explore the principles of motion, speed, velocity, and acceleration. They will learn how to calculate speed and acceleration through the use of numerous examples that illustrate the principles of motion. Other topics covered include frame of reference, momentum, and conservation of momentum.
Part of the "Chemistry in Action" series. Chemicals interacting with each other are one of the most fascinating topics in chemistry. Fireworks, burning flares, and rusting all illustrate chemical reactions. Describes the different types of reactions as well as the process of balancing chemical equations. Introduces the following terminology: chemical equations, Law of Conservation of Mass, decomposition and synthesis reactions, replacement reactions, and reaction rates.
Investigates both saltwater and freshwater biomes. Explores how ocean temperature, salinity, and depth affect the enormous diversity of marine life. Covers the intertidal, neritic, and open ocean zones and their characteristics. Also examines estuaries and freshwater biomes such as streams, lakes, and ponds. Defines terms and concepts, and reviews content before a quiz.
Snow-covered forests, animals foraging for food, and sports provide for an exciting glimpse into the wonders of the winter season. Concepts and terminology include: snow, ice, hibernation, winter sports, and winter solstice.
Live-action, colorful footage illustrates the exciting, natural highlights of summer. Activities of plants and animals during the summer season are explored. Additional concepts and terminology include: growth, development, seeds, food storage, recreation, and solstice.
Students explore the relationship between observations and measuring things in science. Specific ways of measuring length, mass, volume, and temperature are demonstrated using tools common to the classroom. Other terminology includes unit of measurement, meter stick, metric ruler, balance, graduated cylinder, and thermometer.
Students learn the different parts of trees. They also investigate the difference between the terms deciduous and coniferous. Explore the reasons trees are important parts of the environment.
Explores the fascinating features of the animal kingdom. The taxonomy of the different invertebrate and vertebrate phyla are the focus of the program, with special emphasis placed on the evolutionary relationships of the various phyla. Each of the major phyla are discussed, going from simple to more complex organisms. Other terminology includes: sponges, cnidarians, flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms, mollusks, arthropods, echinoderms, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
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