Disney Educational Productions
Most widely held works by Disney Educational Productions
Magnetism ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
"Which attractive force propels the launch of Rock n' Roller coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios? Magnetism! The Walt Disney Imagineers demonstrate how they use magnets of all types throughout Disney's theme parks...Students will learn about the attraction and repulsion of opposite poles, magnetic fields and domains, and electromagnets."
Energy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
"What scientific principle is at work in every theme park ride the Imagineers create? It's Energy. The Imagineers reveal the role energy plays in popular theme park attractions such as Epcot's Test Track and the Mad Tea Party. Students will learn that energy is the ability to do work and that energy is constantly being transferred from one thing to another. They will also identify the difference between potential and kinetic energy and be able to establish examples and benefits of renewable energy."--Container.
Electricity ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
Safety Smart Science with Bill Nye the Science Guy explores the science of safety by going behind the scenes at Underwriters Laboratories and discovering how products that use electricity are tested to keep us safe. Learn the shocking truth about conductors and insulators and why electricity can be dangerous if you become part of the circuit.
Bill Nye the science guy. Earthquakes ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
"Thousands of earthquakes happen each year and Bill Nye the Science Guy trembles in his boots when he explains what causes them. In Earthquakes, find out what makes big pieces of the Earth's crust (the plates) move and what you should have on hand in case of a quake"--Container.
The last lecture ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University was asked to deliver a "Last Lecture" (a series designed to examine the final lessons the speaker would impart when facing their own mortality). For Randy the topic was anything but hypothetical - he had recently received a terminal cancer diagnosis. He delivered his lecture entitled: "Really achieving your childhood dreams" at Carnegie Mellon University on Sept. 18, 2007. Randy lost his cancer battle on July 25, 2008 but his legacy lives on through this "Last Lecture".
Multiplication rock ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
A series of three-minute informational programs for children set to lively music and rhyming lyrics. Each segment focuses on an individual number represented by its unique character.
Friction ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Here the Imagineers showcase how different types of friction - static, kinetic, and rolling - come into play when they're designing Disney's theme park rides and attractions. From rollercoaster wheels for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to the shape of a Disney Cruise Line ship's hull, the Imagineers can use tribology (the study of friction) to find ways to reduce drag.
Migration ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Follows several species to learn why and how animals, birds, and insects travel up to thousands of miles before returning.
Bill Nye the science guy. Storms ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
"In Storms, see what happens when huge masses of air collide. Destructive or not, storms benefit us. The tropical regions of the Earth would be too hot to inhabit--and the subpolar regions too cold -- if we didn't have hurricanes and typhoons to distribute the Earth's heat so efficiently"--Container.
Schoolhouse rock! Grammar ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
Teaches children the different parts of speech through songs and music.
The American presidents. 1754-1861, revolution and the new nation ; expansion and reform [the first eleven presidents ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
A fresh and relevant narrative about the men who led this country through change and the lives they affected, from an early idea of democracy to our first African-American President.
Gravity ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
"What is the force that puts the thrill in thrill rides? Gravity, of course! One of the biggest challenges for Imagineers in designing theme park attractions, like Disney's Rockin' Roller Coaster and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, is figuring out the best way to work with-and sometimes against-gravity's constant 1G force. Learn to define gravity and explain the relationship between gravity, mass, and distance. Apply an understanding of forces to explain the feeling of weightlessness on a rollercoaster ride"--Container.
Science rock ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Teaches children about human anatomy and physiology, electricity, energy sources, the solar system, and gravity through songs and music.
Money rock ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Teaches children the fundamentals of money and personal financial management through songs and music.
Disney's wild about safety. Safety smart about fire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
'Get down, get out, and stay out!' That's just one of the lessons Timon and Pumbaa share to help students understand what to do in a fire emergency. From smoke alarms, fire escape plans, and preventative measures such as not playing with matches, Timon and Pumbaa review their Safety Smart Checklist full of valuable and life-saving fire safety information.
Donald in Mathmagic Land ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Animated. Donald Duck gets a lesson in math appreciation when he is shown the relevance of math in everyday life. Donald wanders into a mysterious land filled with numbers, shapes, and peculiar symbols. "The Spirit of Adventure" (narrator) informs the skeptical duck that he is about to embark on a journey through the wonderland of mathematics. Donald is whisked back to ancient Greece to meet Pythagoras, the father of math and music. After eavesdropping on a secret meeting of Pythagoreans and turning their serene musical trio into a riotous quartet, Donald continues on his journey. He takes on numerous roles, including art critic, nature observer, billiards player, baseball player, and even Lewis Carroll's Alice. Through his adventures in Mathmagic Land, Donald comes to appreciate how measurements, calculations, shapes, and ratios contribute to music, architecture and art, nature, games, and inventions of all kinds, as well as the role of math in the future.
Ocean Life ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
In OCEAN LIFE, Bill goes underwater to talk about ocean ecosystems and the importance of small organisms such as coral, kelp, and plankton. Amazingly, these latter organisms are the food of huge whales, which gather them by straining thousands of tons of sea water through their mouths.
Electrical current ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
"In Electrical Current, Bill Nye gets a charge explaining "watts up" with electricity. Learn how electricity makes the world a brighter place"--Container.
Cells ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Shows various kinds of cells, explains how cells are the building blocks of all living things and the vast number of cells in all complex organism.
Water cycle ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Did you know that most of the water on the planet is the same water that's been here since the Earth formed? In WATER CYCLE, Bill uses a whimsical model to demonstrate the phases of the water cycle: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection.
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