Media Resources


Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Science 2.0 Dorling Kindersley
Grade 3-12
This is an essential multimedia guide to many areas of science: physics, chemistry, life sciences, the Earth and the Universe. It also covers the science of mathematics. Simple, precise language and clear, striking images make this an attractive resource. A "Quiz Master" feature promotes inquiry. A "Who's Who" feature provides information about famous scientists. A print and copy option offers a choice of printing the screen or printing the picture with a note taking space below. Main text frames may be read aloud.
Science Blaster Jr Knowledge Adventure, Inc.
Grade K-3
This CD-ROM introduces students to early science concepts in a discovery mode. It facilitates integration of science, mathematics, and English-language arts.
K!zing! Caper! (Science Sleuths Elementary Series)
Grade 5-6
This program is an interactive investigation and laboratory simulation that poses a real-life scientific puzzle, the mystery of why the weight of sealed containers varies at different times during the day. This program supports content standards in the areas of physical sciences and changes in matter and facilitates the integration of science and language arts. Because of vocabulary and content, this CD will require teacher direction for the younger elementary levels.
Science Sleuths CD-ROM: Volume 1 (Video Discovery, Inc.)
Science Sleuths CD-ROM: Volume 2
Grades 6-9
These real-life mysteries combine earth, life, and physical science concepts with a variety of problem-solving techniques. Students are challenged to find solutions by using a variety of clues in the form of video interviews, photos, charts, graphs, and databases on the CD-ROM. Twenty-four interactive tools allow the user to perform simulated lab experiments. Each mystery has six levels, each progressively more difficult.


Changes in Matter (Matter and It's Properties Series) (United Learning)
Grades 3-6
This presentation investigates matter and how it is changed. Segments a) compare and contrast chemical and physical changes; b) illustrate the differences between slow and fast chemical reactions; c) examine the processes of oxidation, decomposition, and photosynthesis; d) detail the relationship between temperature and speed of reaction; and e) explain how and why materials have different rates of flammability.
Matter: Liquids, Solids and Gases (100% Educational Videos)
Grades 2-4
This presentation investigates matter and how it can be changed. Segments a) define matter; b) illustrate different stages of matter; c) demonstrate how matter is changed; d) explain the process of evaporation and condensation; e) emphasize the importance of heat and the absence of heat; and f) explain why a new substance has different properties than the original materials.
Everything Is Something (Science Fact and Fun Series) AGC Educational Media
Grade: K - 3
This production introduces the basic structure of matter. It encourages exploration of everyday experiences in a scientific way
Gas Laws (Dr. Dad's PH3 Series)Great Plains National Instructional Television
Grade: 3 - 6
This program investigates the properties and laws of gaseous matter. The production promotes critical thinking, provides insight into science careers, and encourages further study. The hands-on activities facilitate learning for all viewers including those with special needs or second languages.
How Does Matter Change States? (Science Essentials: Matter Series) Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation
Grade: 4 - 6
This interactive production explores the two basic principles of matter and how matter changes from one state to another. Segments identify the three states of matter; explain how heat contained in a substance determines its state; and define melting point, boiling point, condensation and freezing.
How Materials Change (Second Edition) (Matter and Energy for Beginners Series) Coronet/MTI Film and Video
Grade: 4 - 6
In this production, Investigator Alligator with his friend, Mr. E, solve the puzzle of how materials change from one state to another. Animation and live-action stimulate interest in solving a scientific question, encourage experimentation, and model the scientific method of problem solving.
Solid, Liquid, Gas National Geographic Society
Grade K - 3
This presentation describes the properties of solids, liquids, and gases. Segments establish that all materials, living and nonliving, are matter and that all matter occupies space and, on earth, has weight. The program provides common examples and effective demonstrations to show the basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases.
Solid, Liquid, Gas (Second Edition) (Matter and Energy for Beginners Series) Coronet/MTI Film and Video
Grade: 1 - 3
In this presentation, an animated alligator introduces the states of matter. A puzzling event initiates an investigation of this major scientific topic. Segments use experimentation to highlight the characteristics and uses of solids, liquids, and gases; and compare the characteristics of liquids with solids and the characteristics of gases with liquids
Structure of Matter (Minds on Science Series) Agency for Instructional Technology
Grade: 5 - 9
This production explores the structure of matter in lemonade. This production explores the structure of matter in lemonade. The program supports the Science Framework for California Public Schools, promotes critical thinking, models the scientific method, and encourages further study.

Films and Filmstrips

Matter, Matter Everywhere-Series 1, Solid, Liquid, Gas, 16mm, color, Coronet Films

Many of these resources were found at the California Instructional Technology Clearinghouse


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