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Discovery Channel School

Overview
Works: 889 works in 1,307 publications in 1 language and 15,023 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Juvenile works  Science television programs  Motion pictures  History  Science films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Children's films  Documentary films  Documentary television programs 
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 272 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 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of chemistry from the Greeks to the present day
Alkali metals( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compared to other metals, alkali metals are soft and have low melting points and densities. But they are powerful in other ways. They react violently with water, releasing hydrogen and forming hydroxides, and they tarnish rapidly in dry air. A feature segment on fireworks illustrates the metals' explosive traits while tracing the human affinity for eye-popping, ear-blasting, multicolored displays."--Container
The ultimate guide human body( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 147 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
Roller coaster physics( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how friction, potential energy, gravity, and acceleration are part of the physics of roller coasters
U.S. geography the Midwest( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 110 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
Collapse failure by design( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 110 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
Recovering from bad eating( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America has more than 12 million obese people, and more with bad eating habits and digestive disorders. Segments discuss how bad eating habits contribute to digestive problems and one man's decision to have gastric bypass surgery to solve his weight problem
Understanding viruses( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even as you read this, your body is under attack. Your enemy is patient, adaptable, potentially deadly, and invisible. Viruses range from the common cold to HIV and have caused epidemics more decimating than war."--Container
Islam history, society, and civilization( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 95 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
Transition metals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Go inside a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier for a look at transition metals. Also known as transition elements, these metals have high melting points and magnetic properties. Discover the mind-boggling array of workers and materials, including transition metals, that go into creating these huge sea vessels."--Container
Weighing the risks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teens may face a lot of pressure to try drugs and alcohol. Listen to several teens who have learned, sometimes the hard way, to say no
Amazing materials properties of matter( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn the atomic structure of different elements and how scientists are combining matter to create new materials
Money essentials for students( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 80 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
The clone age( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 79 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
Designer babies( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 79 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 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn about how scientists are discovering which human genes are responsible for specific human traits
Tales of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 77 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
Reality matters( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 76 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
Invention : elements and compounds( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 74 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
 
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The ElementsThe ultimate guide human bodyRoller coaster physicsU.S. geography the MidwestRecovering from bad eatingUnderstanding virusesIslam history, society, and civilizationThe clone age