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Discovery Channel School

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Works: 865 works in 1,285 publications in 1 language and 14,998 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interactive multimedia  Software 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: QB46, 520
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Most widely held works by Discovery Channel School
Greatest discoveries with Bill Nye ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member 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 )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the evolution of chemistry from the Greeks to the present day
Roller coaster physics ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses how friction, potential energy, gravity, and acceleration are part of the physics of roller coasters
The ultimate guide human body ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member 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
Cells ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Program examines human and plant cells through the microscope and explains their primary functions
Collapse failure by design ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member 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: Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington, Silver Bridge in West Virginia, Kemper Arena in Kansas City, and the pumping station in Abbeystead Vale. Find out what happens when new materials or unusual designs are used in buildings
U.S. geography the Midwest ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formed by geologic event millions of years ago, the Midwest was once a sea of grass. Today the prairies of America's heartland provide food for millions. Includes discussion questions at the beginning and end of each segment
Amazing materials properties of matter ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learn the atomic structure of different elements and how scientists are combining matter to create new materials
Islam history, society, and civilization ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member 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
Elements of chemistry ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explore the chemistry of acids and bases to see how fundamental they are to the functioning of our world. Students will see how these two classes of compounds combine to produce salts. Then they'll learn about the pH scale, acid rain, and human cells"--Container
Money essentials for students ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member 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
Designer babies ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member 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?
Human genome ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learn about how scientists are discovering which human genes are responsible for specific human traits
The clone age ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member 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
Reality matters ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member 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
Tales of Edgar Allan Poe ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member 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
An inside look heart attack ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journey inside 45-year-old Jon Palmer's body to experience a heart attack up close. The cardiovascular system is an intricate web of vessels, arteries, muscles, and electrical impulses that keeps oxygen-rich blood pumping through our bodies. But what happens when that system is challenged by fatty cholesterol plaque?
Invention : elements and compounds ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member 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
8th Amendment the death penalty ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member 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
Forensic detectives chemistry at work ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From crime-scene clues to pyrotechnic beauty, there's wonder and power in the molecular makeup of substances. Segments cover methods of analysis, chemical reactions, the periodic table of elements, and the significance of carbon. Uses examples (including arson detection and fireworks displays) to reinforce the roles and importance of chemistry in today's world
 
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