Items Tagged as "environmental"

Peregrine Falcon

Summary:
In this video from Outdoor Nevada, Brian Wignall speaks with an ornithologist about the peregrine falcon, a majestic and endangered species that is one of the fastest animals in the world.

Ozone Hole

Subjects: Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This video segment adapted from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center describes how CFCs, once widely used in refrigerators and aerosol cans, damaged the protective layer of ozone in our atmosphere.

Controlling Water Run-off

Subjects: Ecology, Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This video shows how the environmentally friendly design of the Visitor Center at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest near Louisville, Kentucky helps to control non-point-source water pollution, conserve water, and prevent erosion by slowing down and collecting water run-off.

Ocean Temperatures and Climate Patterns

Summary:
This animation from The New Media Studio explains precipitation patterns by illustrating how differences in ocean surface temperatures create wind, and how wind patterns can in turn affect ocean surface temperatures.

Water Solutions: Stream Restoration

Subjects: Ecology, Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This video explores how Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest near Louisville, Kentucky restored a channelized stream to its original meandering path.

Earth System: Ice and Global Warming

Summary:
This video segment adapted from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center details how global warming may already be responsible for a significant reduction in glacial ice, which may in turn have significant consequences for the planet.

High Sulfur Coal and Acidic Water

Subjects: Ecology, Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
In this video, after briefly discussing the geologic era in which Kentucky’s high-sulfur coal formed, a geologist demonstrates how high-sulfur coal causes acid mine drainage.

An Alaska Native Community Helps Seals

Summary:
In this video segment from First Alaskans Institute, learn about northern fur seals (laaqudan), their importance to the Alaska Native diet, and how the community of St. Paul Island participates in their conservation and protection.

Reusing Wastewater

Summary:
This video demonstrates how peat filtration beds at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest near Louisville, Kentucky purify and conserve wastewater and eliminate one cause of non-point-source water pollution.

Losing Permafrost in Alaska

Subjects: Ecology, Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This video adapted from Spanner Films describes the effects of changes to permafrost, the frozen layer of soil and ice that underlies much of Alaska, caused by a warming climate.


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