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Rent Core Physics: Modern Physics on DVD Core Physics: Modern Physics
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Learn everything you need to know about modern physics with this comprehensive course. The program examines the discoveries and laws developed after the Industrial Revolution, when new paradigms arose to explain the universe. Topics include the discovery of the electron, the principle of quantum physics, chaos theory, Einstein's theories of special and general relativity, wave-particle duality and the uncertainty principle, quarks and more.
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Rent Core Physics: Classical Physics on DVD Core Physics: Classical Physics
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Learn everything you need to know about the foundation of physics with this comprehensive course. The program examines the discoveries and laws of classical physics, a study based on principles developed in the years before quantum theory. Topics include spectral lines, electromagnetism, laws of thermodynamics, electricity produced from magnetism, the Doppler effect, Maxwell's equations and the discovery of X-rays and radioactivity.
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Rent Biology on DVD Biology
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Whether you need help with high school biology or are cramming for a college biology test, the Standard Deviants can help! You won't need a microscope or dissecting kit to begin this straightforward biology tutorial. The comprehensive lesson plan covers everything from cell structures, DNA and photosynthesis to endocytosis, mitosis, meiosis and more. Co-written by Joseph Neale, Ph.D. (Georgetown University) and Rob Dorit, Ph.D. (Yale University).
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Rent Core Biology on DVD Core Biology
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Featuring cutting-edge microcinematography and graphics, this innovative course covers the core concepts, discoveries and laws of biology. The series includes environmental sciences, plant sciences, microbiology and genetics and animal sciences. From Aristotle's zoological teachings to Darwin's theory of evolution, Mendel's genetic breakthroughs and more, this comprehensive course presents core biology findings in chronological order.
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Rent Super Comet: After the Impact on DVD Super Comet: After the Impact
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The apocalypse is now in this searing hypothetical portrait of a planet besieged by natural cataclysms -- and the efforts of humans to survive under such conditions. In this cold new world, where fires burn and tsunamis roil, humanity is forced to reckon with the same devastation that -- according to many scientists -- may have wiped out the dinosaurs. Step into this sobering but ultimately uplifting account of human survival.
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Rent The Ultimate Physics Tutor on DVD The Ultimate Physics Tutor
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Using example problems as a hands-on tool, this physics tutorial offers 11 hours of lectures and walkthroughs of fundamental physics concepts. The approach of this homework and test-taking video helper is to carefully work through detailed example problems, covering such essential physics topics as velocity; equations of motion; projectile motion; Newton's laws; momentum and impulse; density and pressure; kinetic energy; and more.
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Rent Science in Action: Color and Light on DVD Science in Action: Color and Light
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Intended to help students get a firm grasp on the elemental principles and concepts of science, this Telly Award-winning series uses eye-popping graphics and engaging live action segments to make learning fun.
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Rent Physical Geography: Volcanoes of the US on DVD Physical Geography: Volcanoes of the US
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From Mauna Loa in Hawaii to California's Mount Lassen and Washington's Mount Saint Helens, the United States is a surprising hotbed of volcanic activity. This educational film explores the country's best-known active and dormant volcanoes. The lessons here describe the inner workings of volcanoes; explain the geological forces that create these impressive but dangerous peaks; and define the different types of volcanoes.
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Rent Getting Ahead: Science on DVD Getting Ahead: Science
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Getting kids to learn science is easy when you ground tricky concepts in real-world examples. This four-disc series does just that, bringing core scientific concepts to life in a visually compelling way. Offering instruction on everything from the human body to fossils and dinosaurs, weather and climate, the states of matter and how simple machines work, these programs take science out of the classroom and bring it into students' lives.
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Rent Physical Geography: Earthquakes on DVD Physical Geography: Earthquakes
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This fascinating video goes behind the scenes with seismologists at the National Earthquake Center in Colorado to school viewers about the causes of temblors, methods of triangulating their epicenters, the Mercalli and Richter scales and more. You'll learn why certain areas are more prone to shakers than others and watch as scientists spring into action to record and analyze data from a real earthquake.
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Rent Physical Geography: Metamorphic Rocks on DVD Physical Geography: Metamorphic Rocks
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Prof. Laurence Jankowski explains the basic concepts of geology and physical geography, including how to identify different kinds of stones and the physical characteristics that scientists use to define rocks and minerals. This comprehensive educational video introduces the hardness scale and describes the powerful forces that create slate, schist, granite, marble and quartzite and how they change over time.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 5: The SI System on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 5: The SI System
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This volume of the innovative science series explores the metric system. While various versions exist, the International System of Units (in French, <i>Le Syst&#232;me International d'Unit&#233;s</i>, or <i>SI</i>) has been standard since the 1960s and is used worldwide. Designed to give a framework for logical reasoning, the lessons teach high school students how to understand the metric system, instead of simply memorizing answers.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 8: The Mole on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 8: The Mole
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The concept of the mole is explored in this volume of the innovative science series designed to give high school students the framework for logical reasoning to work out solutions to chemistry challenges instead of simply memorizing answers. The mole is a unit of measurement created by scientists, an absolute number used to count atoms, molecules and other elementary particles. Instructions on formulas for counting moles are included.
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Rent Getting Ahead: Primary Science on DVD Getting Ahead: Primary Science
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Taking advantage of children's natural curiosity and love of exploration, this four-disc series uses live-action footage as well as animation to introduce youngsters to various science topics. Covered here are the topics likely to interest kids most, such as baby animals, changing seasons, dinosaur life and more. Teachers have long relied on these instructional films; now, families can watch them in their own homes year-round.
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Rent Ecosystems & Environment: Water & Weather on DVD Ecosystems & Environment: Water & Weather
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Behind the beauty and wonder of the great outdoors is a vast web of scientific principles. These two informative educational episodes from the Tell Me Why series explain the concepts behind a host of natural phenomena. Perfect for younger viewers, these programs cover such topics as oceans, rainbows, the seasons, the Gulf Stream, the biosphere, rain forests, wetlands, biodiversity, global warming, renewable energy, greenhouse gases and more.
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Rent Physical Geography: The Hydrologic Cycle on DVD Physical Geography: The Hydrologic Cycle
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An excellent overview of the water cycle, this engrossing installment of the Physical Geography series explores how water circulates to sustain humans and a plethora of other life forms on Earth. The entire hydrologic cycle -- including transpiration, evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff -- is examined, giving viewers of all ages a glimpse into the myriad ways the life-sustaining liquid affects our existence.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 13 on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 13
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Let instructor Frank Cardulla guide you through the magical world of chemistry in this episode that covers the basics of writing and balancing chemical equations and explores how the presence of a precipitate can be a sign of a chemical reaction. Whether you need a little extra help for class or just want an easy-to-follow review, this program will help you solidify your grasp of chemistry's fundamental tenets.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 9 on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 9
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The ninth installment of this instructional chemistry series designed for high school students continues with more lessons on the scientific concept of the mole. After learning what a mole is in Volume 8, you're now ready to solve mole problems. This lesson teaches students how to visualize scientific problems, determine the quantities to be used in each calculation and apply quantitative reasoning to arrive at a logical answer.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 10 on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 10
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Award-winning chemistry teacher Frank Cardulla explains the fundamental law of chemistry known as Avogadro's hypothesis, which posits that equal volumes of ideal gases at the same temperature and pressure will have the same number of molecules. Though seemingly elementary, this hypothesis possesses implications that are surprisingly wide-ranging.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 14 on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 14
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Chemistry: The Complete Course is designed to guide students toward the logical reasoning required to solve high school chemistry problems rather than relying on rote memorization. In this volume, you will explore stoichiometry--the study of the quantitative relationships between substances involved in a chemical reaction.
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Rent Science in Action: Pollution on DVD Science in Action: Pollution
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Blending live action and graphics, this educational program explores the three primary categories of pollution -- air pollution, water pollution and noise pollution -- and looks into how each type is created. Then, solutions to the problem of reducing pollution are presented. The six-volume, Telly Award-winning Science in Action series examines various scientific areas and demonstrates how these subjects directly affect the lives of the viewers.
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Rent Science, Sound & Energy on DVD Science, Sound & Energy
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Why do we blink? What causes an echo? The complicated answers to these and many more simple scientific questions are made clear in this educational double feature spotlighting the study of anatomy, genetics, sound and energy. Topics include scientific definition, archaeology, biology, zoology, the speed of sound, geology and fuel, as well as skin, muscles, the brain, breathing, eyes, teeth, ears, the heart and genes.
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Rent Flight: Time, Money & Measurement on DVD Flight: Time, Money & Measurement
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In this engaging pair of episodes, the acclaimed Tell Me Why series holds its magnifying glass up to the subjects of aviation, measurement, money and time, helping students to understand such concepts as how humans can fly and why a day is 24 hours. Topics include days of the week, time zones, daylight-saving time, the metric system, satellites, rockets, the definition of flight, how airplanes fly and types of aircraft.
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Rent Newton's Wagon: Understanding Motion on DVD Newton's Wagon: Understanding Motion
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Hosted by Lynn Syvante, this educational program teaches young viewers about Isaac Newton's three laws of motion. Enjoyable hands-on experiments that use balloons, toy cars and Newton's wagon effectively illustrate these fundamental physics concepts. Targeted at children in grades 4-8, this entertaining lesson keeps students interested through the clever use of color graphics, live footage and computer animation.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 15 on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 15
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Award-winning teacher Frank Cardulla's uses this lesson from his comprehensive, logic-based instructional series to demystify the process of calculating the quantities of substances formed during a chemical reaction. Focusing on the foundations of chemistry, Cardulla emphasizes natural quantitative reasoning and logic -- not rote memorization -- as the basis for finding the solutions to complex problems.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 12 on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 12
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Chemistry: The Complete Course is designed to guide students toward the logical reasoning required to solve high school chemistry problems rather than relying on rote memorization. In this volume, you will learn how to determine the empirical formula of a compound--the simplest whole number ratio of the atoms that make up a substance.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 27: 1 on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 27: 1
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Rather than trying to memorize facts, gain the reasoning skills needed to easily solve high school chemistry problems with this educational program. In addition to explaining what strong acids and bases are, the lesson covers the concept of pH. Also included are demonstrations of how concentrations of H+, OH, OH-, the pH and the pOH are found in a solution of strong acid.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 16 on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 16
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Falling under the umbrella of advanced stoichiometry, this lesson focuses on how to determine the proper ratio of chemical reactants to avoid leftover reactants when a chemical reaction is completed. Designed with the high school science student in mind, this lecture series breaks the subject of chemistry down into a number of smaller components to facilitate learning and help viewers gradually add to their body of knowledge.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 17 on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 17
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Designed specifically for high school students, this comprehensive chemistry course leads viewers through a structured lesson plan that gradually introduces new scientific concepts and builds upon old skills. The course's 17th volume turns its focus on the idea of concentration, looking at both the concentration of a solution and the various units of concentration that are used in the study of chemistry.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 20: 1 on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 20: 1
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Award-winning high school teacher Frank Cardulla continues his exploration of the basic precepts of chemistry for new students and for those just brushing up. Here, he focuses on the balancing action of forward and reverse chemical reactions. Cardulla's consistently clear, easy-to-follow presentations encourage logical reasoning rather than just memorization, and help take the intimidation out of higher-level chemistry.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 22 on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 22
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With a focus on high school-level chemistry, this extensive course attempts to break down complicated concepts into easily understandable segments. This volume in the series explores equilibrium systems. For every reaction at any given temperature, an equilibrium constant exists that is always satisfied when the system is at equilibrium, regardless of the reactants' and products' concentrations.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 18 on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 18
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With a focus on logical reasoning, this video lecture series targeting high schoolers breaks down the complicated subject of chemistry into easy-to-process installments to help viewers build upon old skills and add new knowledge. After learning about the concept of molarity, students are now ready to learn how to solve molarity problems through a process similar to that used to solve density and mole problems.
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Rent Physical Geography: Running Water on DVD Physical Geography: Running Water
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The relationship of running water to the earth is explored in this program. Running water transforms the earth's surface by wearing rock away, carrying it, then depositing it in another place. Among the facets of this process examined are suspension, solution, load, rapids, potholes, meanders, braided streams, deltas, alluvial fans, waterfalls and flood plains.
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Rent Science in Action: Lenses and Mirrors on DVD Science in Action: Lenses and Mirrors
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This Telly Award winning six volume series explains basic scientific concepts and principles in an easy-to-understand manner. In this volume, we look at different types of lenses and mirrors and how light is refracted and reflected in objects both large and small.
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Rent Chemistry: Lesson 19 on DVD Chemistry: Lesson 19
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This comprehensive course in chemistry for high school students uses concrete examples to demonstrates key concepts and topics. In this volume, viewers will build on previous lessons in molarity, expanding into more advanced challenges. Straightforward model problems and onscreen illustrations explain each logical step in determining a solution's molarity, resulting in greater retention than rote memorization.
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Rent Gravity Is Attractive: What Is Gravity? on DVD Gravity Is Attractive: What Is Gravity?
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Designed for students in grades 4-8, this video effectively illustrates the basic concepts of the physical sciences in a hands-on manner that makes learning fun. Through a series of experiments involving a ball, a stack of books, a cup, and more, gravity is shown to be a property of matter and basic force.
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