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SUBJECT HEADINGS

Astronomy

Earth Sciences

Life Sciences

Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Paleontology

Physics

 

 

NATURAL SCIENCES

VCR 501 S416

SCIENCE AND GENDER WITH EVELYN FOX: PBS Video, c1990.

Summary: E.F. Keller, a theoretical physicist in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley, discusses how gender plays a significant role in the language that scientists use to describe their work.  (30 min.)

 

MATHEMATICS

VCR 501 S416

SCIENTIFIC METHOD: UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC REASONING.  Cambridge Educational, c1999.

Summary:  The program explains how the scientific method is used to solve problems, examines the steps used in research, and uses interviews with scientists to illustrate how they apply these methods.  (25 min.)

 

VCR 507.8 H847

HOW TO PREPARE A SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT.  United Learning, 1998.

Summary: Describes the various portions of a science fair project and how to prepare them correctly.  Includes a video quiz at the end of the program.  (25 min.)

 

VCR 510 M426

MATH TRAILBLAZERS; AN AUDIO-VISUAL INSIDE LOOK AT THE GOALS AND PHILOSOPHIES OF MATH TRAILBLAZERS: Kendall/Hunt, 1996.

Summary: Trailblazers is an elementary mathematics curriculum for schools that want their math programs to reflect the goals and ideas of the NCTM Standards.  With funding from the National Science Foundation and over 5 years of developing,  the TIMS Project at the University of Illinois at Chicago has created a comprehensive program that embodies the Standards.  (35 min.)

 

VCR 510 M426tu

THE MATH TUTOR: Video Tutorial Service, 1986.

Summary: Katherine Staltare presents a comprehensive review of basic mathematics in 9 parts.  (9 videos--5 hour & 33 min.)

 

VCR 512 P922pr

PRE-ALGEBRA: Video Tutor, c1986.

Summary: Covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of signed numbers, simple equations, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing monomials, and adding and subtracting polynomials.  (1 hour & 35 min.)

 

VCR 513 C912

CREATING A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE: MATH LEADS THE WAY: QED Communications, c1994.

Summary: Examines barriers to changes in math education, specifically the need for critical thinking skills, cooperative strategies, and the ability to collect and analyze data.  Facilitator's guide assists in designing workshops for community groups. (55 min.)

 

VCR 513 N971

NUMBERS ALIVE!: Silver Burdett Ginn, [1997]

Summary: Ten videos that relate mathematics and number sense to real world through the adventure so the rock band Beyond Zero.  1.Take a chance, 2.What's the deal? 3.Sizing things up, 4.Eco-count, 5.Measuring up, 6.Points unknown, 7.Countdown to fame, 8.Too many cooks, 9.Playing the percentages, 10.Number two with a bullet.  (15 min. each)

 

VCR 513.2 B311as

BASIC NUMBER CONCEPTS: Video Tutor, 1988.

Summary: Computer graphics and the unique "electronic chalkboard" compliment explanations of basic math.  (46 min.)

 

VCR 513.2 B311w

BASIC WORD PROBLEMS: Video Tutor, c1988.

Summary: Computer graphics and the unique "electronic chalkboard" compliment instructor John Hall's lively and clear-cut explanations of basic mathematics.  (1 hour & 3 min.)

 

VCR 513.2 135n

IN SEARCH OF THE MISSING NUMBERS: ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION: Davidson & Associates, c1988.

Summary: Introduces math concepts, specifically addition and subtraction.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 513.24 B311pe

BASIC PERCENTS: Video Tutor, 1988.

Summary: What is a Percent -- Converting Percents to Decimals -- Converting Decimals to Percents -- Converting Fractions to Percents -- Converting Percents to Fractions--Finding a Percent of a Number -- Finding the Percent One Number is of Another Number -- Finding the Total Number When a Percent of it is Known -- Mixed Percent Problems -- Word Problems Dealing with Percents.  (1 hour & 32 min.)

 

VCR 513.26 A227

ADDITION & SUBTRACTION OF FRACTIONS: Video Tutorial Service, 1987.

Summary: Explains the use of fractions in real life situations emphasizing the lowest common denominator.  (1 hour & 6 min.)

 

VCR 513.26 B311fr

BASIC FRACTIONS: Video Tutor, 1988.

Summary: Reducing fractions, finding common denominators, adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.  (1 hour & 38 min.)

 

VCR 513.26 E64

EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS, COMPARING FRACTIONS: Video Tutorial Service, 1987.

Summary: Explains the use of fractions in real life situations especially reducing fractions.  (59 min.)

 

VCR 513.26 161

INTRODUCTION TO FRACTIONS: Video Tutorial Service, 1987.

Summary: Explains the use of fractions in real life situations including conversion from a mixed number and improper fractions.  (50 min.)  

VCR 513.26 M961 

MULTIPLICATION & DIVISION OF FRACTIONS: Video Tutorial Service, 1987.

Summary: Explains the use of fractions in real life situations including reciprocals.  (49 min.)

 

VCR 513.55 B311

BASIC DECIMALS: Video Tutor, 1988.

Summary: Adding decimals -- Subtracting decimals -- Multiplying decimals -- Dividing decimals-- Decimals in word problems -- Decimal word problems with proportions.  (1 hour)


VCR 513.55 D294

DECIMALS & FRACTIONS, CONVERSIONS, RATIO, & PROPORTION: Video Tutorial Service, 1988.

Summary: Explains the use of decimals in real life situations including multiplying and dividing fractions.  (1 hour & 20 min.)

 

VCR 513.55 D294i

DECIMALS IN DAILY LIFE, CALCULATOR & CHECKBOOK SKILLS: Video Tutorial Services, 1988.

Summary: Explains the use of decimals in real life situations using word problems.  (1 hour & 20 min.)

 

VCR 513.55 161

INTRODUCTION TO DECIMALS AND OPERATIONS: Video Tutorial Services, 1988.

Summary: Explains the use of decimals in real life situations including adding decimals and converting decimals.  (1 hour & 20 min.)

 

VCR 516.2 B311as

BASIC GEOMETRY: Video Tutor, c1988.

Summary: Computer graphics and the unique "electronic chalkboard" complement instructor John Hall's lively and clear‑cut explanations of basic mathematics.  (1 hour & 2 min.)

 

 

ASTRONOMY

 

VCR 520 C834

COSMOS: Turner Home Entertainment, 1989.

Summary: Based upon Carl Sagan's 13 part television series.  1&2, 3&4, 5&6, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12, 13  (7 videos--2 hours each)

 

VCR 523.43 M363

MARS, THE RED PLANET: SpaceSmart, 1992.

Summary:  Join Michelle and Michael on a real Mars Mission.  From their colonized outpost at Mars Base One, you'll get to see a real Viking Lander and learn how it got there, ride out a Martian dust storm, study the crater Olympus Mons, perform geological tests, and watch astronauts study weightlessness, as well as learn about the Mariner Observer, Vikings I and II, and the latest in NASA technology.  (28 min.)

 

VCR 523.43 M363 1998

MARS: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE: Finley-Holiday Films, c1998.

Summary: Joseph Campanella narrates this journey to Mars and explains why Mars may hold the key to our future.  (46 min.)

 

PHYSICS

 

VCR 531 F697

FORCE AND WORK: ENERGY IN ACTION: United Learning Inc., c1996.

Summary: Using simple machines such as levers and pulleys to explain mysteries of field forces like gravity and electric magnetism.  (25 min.)

 

VCR 531 M918

MOTION: NEWTON'S THREE LAWS: United Learning Inc., c1996.

Summary: Uses fighter jets, parachutists and rockets to explain the motion of falling bodies and projectiles, circular motion, and how the motion of an object is relative to the observers frame of reference.  (22 min.)

 

VCR 531.11 T531

Wright, Russell G.  THRILL RIDE!: AN EVENT-BASED SCIENCE MODULE. FORCE AND MOTION MODULE.

Dale Seymour Publications, 1997.

Summary: "Uses the opening of a new thrill ride at an amusement park as the focus of a five week study of Newton's laws of motion.  (5 min.) 

 

VCR 531.6 P578

ALL ABOUT FORCES & GRAVITY: Schlessinger Media, c2000.

Summary: Focusing on the idea that forces can either be balanced or unbalanced, this program makes such concepts as friction and magnetism accessible to children through fun, real-life demonstrations.  (23 min.)

 

VCR 532 W355

WAVES: ENERGY IN MOTION: United Learning Inc.,  c1996.

Summary: Describes how waves transfer energy but not matter from one point to another. Covers concepts such as Doppler effect, wave length, amplitude, and frequency as well as the difference between transverse, compression and standing waves.  (22 min.)

 

VCR 535 L723

LIGHT, LENSES AND LASERS: United Learning Inc., c1996.

Summary: Light is just the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum which includes wide variety of waves from radio to cosmic.  Explains diffraction and polarization through use of concave and convex mirrors.  (24 min.)

 

VCR 535 P578li

PHYSICS DEMONSTRATIONS IN LIGHT. PHYSICS: Curriculum and Instruction, c1992.

Summary: A two-part program developed in an effort to give physics teachers a series of demonstrations which would supplement and enrich their physics curriculum.  The program's conceptual design which relies upon the extensive use of real physical events is directed at motivating students.  (1 hour & 5 min.)

 

VCR 536 H437

HEAT AND THE CHANGING STATES OF MATTER: United Learning Inc.,  c1996.

Summary: Explains how thermal energy causes matter to change states, expand and contract as well as the fact that thermal energy is transferred by convection, conduction and radiation.  (22 min.)

 

VCR 537 E38

ELECTRICITY: THE INVISIBLE RIVER OF ENERGY: United Learning Inc.,  c1996.

Summary: Basic concepts of electricity including static and current electricity; parallel, series, and complex circuits; definition of volts, ohms, amperes, watts; relationship between magnetism and electricity; how electricity is turned into mechanical energy by electric motors; and how fuses and circuit breakers protect us.  (23 min.)

 

VCR 537 E96

EXPLORING EMF:  Edison Electric Institute, 1994

Summary: Electric and magnetic fields exist in power lines and all electric appliances.  Scientists cannot agree on link with cancer and high voltage power lines.  This video explores scientists working on various aspects of electricity and the attempts to isolate and manage electric fields.  (17 min.)

 

VCR 537 G394

GETTING TO KNOW ELECTRICITY: 100% Educational Videos, c1998.

Summary: Using the latest computer graphics and experiments, Ben Franklin leaps out of pages to explain concepts such as lightning, static electricity, and circuits.  (14 min.)
VCR 541 P445

PERIODIC TABLE: Chicago, IL: Cleavvue/eav, c2000.

Summary: This film is a visual exploration of the classification of the elements.  It examines the discovery of the elements, the development of the periodic table, the logic behind its organization, and its practical applications in the study of chemistry.  It also reviews the basic sub-atomic particles and discusses chemical bonding.  Grades 7-12.  (18 min.)



EARTH SCIENCES

 

VCR 550.1 F252

FATE OF THE EARTH: Films Inc., 1986.

Summary: This program explores the role of life in shaping our planet and in shaping the future. Is man a threat to the earth's future or is he emerging as the brain or nervous systems of this grand living organism called earth? New discoveries tell us that life may be a billion years older than we thought. The program reveals new theories about global consequences of a "nuclear winter" and an  "ultra-violet spring."  (1 hour)

 

VCR 551 B658

BLUE PLANET:  Imax, c1990.

Summary: Reveals the earth as only three hundred people have ever seen it  from space.  Orbiting two hundred miles above Earth's surface, we can see familiar landforms: the majestic Himalayan Range, giant sand dunes in the Namibia Desert, the jewel-like islands of the Caribbean.  From this unique vantage point we see how natural forces -- volcanoes, earthquakes, and hurricanes, affect our planet, and how a powerful new force, human beings, have begun to alter the face of the Earth.  From the rainforests of the Amazon to the grasslands of the Serengeti, Blue Planet inspires a renewed appreciation of life on Earth -- our only home.  (42 min.)

 

VCR 551 D571

DIG: A JOURNEY INTO THE EARTH: Films Inc., 198?

Summary: An animated film that introduces geology in the form of musical fantasy. Tells the story of a boy named Adam and his dog, Bones, who discover the igneous rock named Rocco that can talk and likes to travel. Shows how the boy, the dog and the rock take a bike ride under the earth's crust and through the geological eras of time.  (18 min.z0

 

VCR 551 W555

WHAT'S INSIDE THE EARTH?: Rainbow Educational Media, c1995.

Summary: Discusses the many things underneath the earth including heat, oil, gas, and water and the various means of extracting them by mining and drilling.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 551.1 L785

THE LIVING MACHINE: Films Inc., 1986.

Summary: Scientists examine plate tectonics, one of the most important discoveries of the twentieth century. They are at Kilauea Volcano during a dramatic eruption, aboard the submersible craft Alvin as it dives to the bottom of the Atlantic, and in pursuit of the cause of the worst earthquakes in American history.  (58 min.)

 

VCR 551.2 B736of

BORN OF FIRE: Vestron Video, 1987.

Summary: Uses the Mount St. Helens and the Santorini volcanoes and the San Francisco earthquake as dramatic evidence that our planet's subterranean regions are active and continually changing. Explains the plate tectonics theory and accompanies scientists around the world as they study the boundaries between plates of the earth's crust where earthquakes and volcanoes may occur in the future.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 551.21 I35

IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS: Vestron Video, 1989.

Summary: Since the days of the Roman Empire, the numerous eruptions of Italy's Mount Vesuvius have devastated whole cities and towns, including Pompeii and Herculaneum in AD 79. Describes how the volcano affects the lives of some two million people who now live in its shadow.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 551.46 B658

THE BLUE PLANET: Films Inc., 1986.

Summary: Points out that the oceans may still be the last unexplored frontier on earth. Features a scientist aboard a space shuttle exploring new aspects of oceanography and a visit to the depths of the middle oceans where new species are seen for the first time. Also discusses the El Nino current that has caused worldwide devastation.  (1 hour)


VCR 551.5 A416

ALL ABOUT THE WEATHER: Huntsville, TX: EVN, [2001?]

Summary: Comprehensive video about weather for elementary school students.  Brief, colorful graphics and film clips illustrate the various concepts and topics.  Words are displayed and defined.  This video will appeal to students because it is fast-paced and includes a discussion and illustration of storms.  (23 min.)


VCR 551.5 C639

CLIMATE, WATER & LIVING PATTERNS: Rainbow Educational Media, [2001.]

Summary: Live action, graphics, computer animation, and well-labeled maps combine to present factors that affect climate including altitude, latitude, topograpahy, oceans and wind. Video explains the six major climate regions of the world and the importance of the water cycle to all living things.  Suggested for grades 4-8.  (20 min.)


VCR 551.5 C647

CLOUDS AND WHAT THEY MEAN:  CLEARVUE/eav, c1998.

Summary: Examines fundamentals of cloud formation as well as the different types of weather associated with each cloud type.  Teacher's guide and student worksheets included.  Suggested for grades 4 and above.  (18 min.)

 

VCR 551.5 G813

THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT: Films Inc., 1988.

Summary: Discusses the long-term effects of our insatiable appetite for generated power. Questions if we can prevent the environmental catastrophe we now may be creating.  (50 min.)

 

VCR 551.5 O99

THE OZONE LAYER: Library Video Company, c1993.

Summary: One of a ten-part series on various aspects of environmental pollution.  Based on Chelsea House Publishers highly acclaimed series of books, these programs make science enjoyable by showing actual environmental projects, vivid nature footage, plus interviews with leading experts in each field.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 551.52 G562

GLOBAL WARMING: Library Video Company, c1993.

Summary: One of a ten-part series on various aspects of environmental pollution.  Based on Chelsea House Publishers highly acclaimed series of books, these programs make science enjoyable by showing actual environmental projects, vivid nature footage, plus interviews with leading experts in each field.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 551.52 G813

THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT: Allied Video Corporation, c1993.

Summary:  Develops an understanding of the greenhouse effect on Earth and provides insight into the ongoing scientific and public debate over global warming.  (16 min.)

 

VCR 551.55 T685

TORNADOES!!: THE ENTITY: Norman Beerger Productions, c1993.

Summary: Photography of 46 tornadoes that have occurred over the last 40 years.  Includes 9 minutes of the Andover, Kansas tornado of 1991.  Discusses the climatic factors that cause tornadoes and why they can be unpredictable.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 551.6 C639

THE CLIMATE PUZZLE: Films Inc., 1986.

Summary: Explains why no human being has ever experienced the earth's normal climate. Questions if the climate will change again and why and if the earth is entering a new ice age, or will the current global warming trend hold off the inevitable?  (1 hour)

 

VCR 553 G458

GIFTS FROM THE EARTH: Films Inc., 1986.

Summary: Examines how mankind has been made aware that earth is a closed system and its resources are finite. Questions what treasures lay hidden beneath the Red Sea and Antarctic ice cap, how the theory of plate tectonics has revolutionized the search for minerals and energy, and if mankind is ruining the land and running out of water.  (1 hur)

 

VCR 553 P952fu

THE PRIMAL FURNACE: Bishop & Hansell, 198‑?

Summary: Describes types of geothermal resources, the historical uses of geothermal energy, and the techniques which allow its conversion into electricity.  (25 min.)  

VCR 553.8 G323

GEMS & MINERALS: Eastman Kodak, c1989.

Summary: The Smithsonian Institution houses one of the rarest gems in the world, and in this video opens its vaults to you.  You will get a glimpse at gems never seen by the public, and some you probably never knew existed.  (45 min.)

 

VCR 559.9 S684

THE SOLAR SEA: Films inc., 1986.

Summary: Explains how the sun is a star that powers the earth. It gives life, creates weather, and warms the ocean, the land, and even the ice. Probes the question: how does the solar wind raging through space at a million miles per hour affect the earth?  (1 hour)

 

VCR 559.9 T143

TALES FROM OTHER WORLDS: Films Inc., 1986.

Summary: An explanation of the origins of the planet and solar systems. Follows scientists as they attempt to reconstruct the events which led to the creation of the earth. Suggests that bombardments from space affected and shaped the earth's surface and explores reasons for the extinction of dinosaurs.  (1 hour)



PALEONTOLOGY

 

VCR 560 D586in

DINOSAURS! DINOSAURS!: Guidance Assoc., 1986.

Summary: No one knows for sure why dinosaurs died out after ruling the earth for 130 million years, but scientists can tell us a great deal about how these fascinating creatures live.  (ca. 30 min.)

 

VCR 560 P923

PREHISTORIC ANIMALS: Dorling Kindersley Vision, c1997.

Summary: Explores survival secrets of some of the most successful prehistoric animals from deadly sharks to giant dragonflies  (30 min.).  

 

VCR 564 S531

SHARING THE JOY OF NATURE: Dawn Publications, 1991.

Summary: Eight of Joseph Cornell's most popular nature awareness activities; exquisite footage of the High Sierras and Yosemite National Park.  (40 min.)

 

VCR 567.91 A411di

DIGGING UP DINOSAURS: Instructional Television Library, c1983.

Summary: Describes various types of dinosaurs and explains how scientists uncover, preserve, and study fossilized dinosaur bones.  (30 min.) 

 

VCR 567.91 D586

DINOSAURS!: A FUN-FILLED TRIP BACK IN TIME: Golden Book Video, c1987.

Summary: Claymation and live action dramatization of a class report on dinosaurs that suddenly receives respect when listeners can visualize power and diversity of the dinosaurs.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 567.91 D586 1985

DINOSAURS, DINOSAURS, DINOSAURS: Twin Tower Enterprises, c1985.

Summary: Host Gary Owens is turning into a dinosaur! A combination of interesting facts about prehistoric reptiles and an improbable adventure to find a way to stop Owens' remarkable metamorphosis.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 567.91 D586 1989

DINOSAURS & INSECTS: Eastman Kodak, 1989.

Summary: Explores the dinosaurs' 140 million-year rule over the Earth. Meet the misunderstood insects, which predate the dinosaurs by at least 100 million years and make up 80% of all animal life on earth.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 567.91 D586 1987

DINOSAURS AND OTHER PREHISTORIC ANIMALS: Clearvue, c1987.

Summary: Children's Video Schoolhouse takes children on journey back to world of dinosaurs and flyers of the Mesozoic Era, giving examples of the different kinds of dinosaurs, their size, their eating habits, and their mysterious disappearance.  (32 min.)

 

VCR 567.91 M835

MORE DINOSAURS: MPI Home Video, 1992

Summary: Explains how dinosaurs lived, what they were really like, and theories on why they vanished. Live action and animated sequences.  (30 min.)  

 


LIFE SCIENCES

 

VCR 570 S416in

SCIENCE IN YOUR WORLD: Milliken Pub. Co., [1987]

Summary: Presents science concepts related to a child's most frequently asked questions.  v.1 Plants Change. All About Seeds.   v.2 Animals of Every Kind. How Animals Move.  v.3 What's Living There. What is Air? (3 videos--30 min. each) 

 

VCR 573.21 G326ma

THE GENE MACHINE: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1989.

Summary: An explanation of human DNA and the Human Genome Project, which proposes to map and read each of the three billion links thought to make up the human genome.  (28 min.)

 

VCR 573.21 G328pr

GENETIC PROPHECY: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1989.

Summary: Explores the pros and cons of the coming surge of genetic knowledge which will soon enable us to determine more accurately our vulnerability to certain physical and psychological disorders.  (28 min.)

 

VCR 574 S446ec

SECRETS OF A DESERT SEA: Home Vision, c1983.

Summary: Filmed at various seasons in Mexico's Sea of Cortez. Unique photography reveals the interconnectedness of the sea, and how each creature fits into the larger ecosystem. Represented are whales, dolphins, manta rays, hammerhead sharks, seals, vast bird colonies and dense schools of fish.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 574.5 058

ON THE 8TH DAY: Films Inc., 1985.

Summary: Tells of recent research of a nuclear explosion on the global biosphere, including climatic change and stratospheric smoke and dust veiling the sun, causing an extended nuclear winter.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 574.5 R154fo

RAIN FOREST: Vestron Video, c1983.

Summary: Showcases the rare beauty and rich variety of plant and animal life found in a Costa Rican rain forest. Also examines the impact of man's exploitation of the rain forest on this fragile ecosystem.  (60 min.)

 

VCR 574.5 S439

SEASHORE:  Dorling Kindersley Vision, c1996.

Summary: A mixture of animation, still photos, and live footage serves as a background for a narrated introduction to the geological, biological, and cultural history of human beings' involvement with our coast lines.  (35 min.)

 

VCR 574.5264 T856

TROPICAL RAIN FOREST: Shedd Productions, c1992.

Summary: Features the birds and primates of the forest canopy and the insects of the forest floor.  (40 min.)

 

VCR 574.529 S296

SAVING A SPECIES: Films for the Humanities, [198-?].

Summary: Because their habitats have been tampered with or destroyed, many animals now face extinction. This program shows how researchers are using the latest tools of science and technology to reverse this alarming trend.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 574.87 C393

CELL DIVISION AND THE LIFE CYCLE: Human Relations Media, 1985.

Summary: Explores the process of cell division, using drawings and microphotographs to depict the various states of mitosis, meiosis, and cytokineses.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 574.9866 G149

GALAPAGOS: MY FRAGILE WORLD: Vestron Video, c1989.

Summary: Visits the Galapagos Islands with lifetime resident and world‑renowned photographer Tui De Roy, and examines the islands' unique wildlife, including Darwin's finches, the last Pinta Island giant tortoise, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and others.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 575 C393

CELL WARS: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1990.

Summary: Computer animation demonstrates how the body's immune system works.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 575 C991

CUTTING AND SPLICING DNA: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1990.

Summary: A brief history of genetic science, from Darwin's theory of evolution through the discovery of DNA and the invention of gene splicing.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 575 D421

DEPLETING THE GENE BANK: Firms for the Humanities & Sciences, 1990.

Summary: Speaks to the problems and dangers of selection and breeding better and better, and fewer and fewer varieties.  (26 min.) 

VCR 575 D457 DESIGNER PLANTS: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1990.

Summary: Discusses how plants are genetically matched to growing conditions, and are being engineered to kill caterpillars which attack them. Also explains the benefits and warns of the dangers inherent in this and other efforts to alter natural evolution.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 575 D629

DNA TECHNIQUES: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1990.

Summary: An exploration of the promises and dangers inherent in deciphering the gene map, and a warning about dangers in eliminating genetic variation and recessive traits.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 575 E93

EVOLUTION: MAN TAKES A HAND: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1990.

Summary: An explanation of gene splicing and cloning.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 575 G884

GROWING SYNTHETICS: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1990.

Summary: This program follows the course of the research into the artificial culture of natural trees, as well as new methods of accelerating plant propagation and growth.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 575 H918

THE HUMAN GENOME: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1990.

Summary: The search for the one specific disease-causing gene among a hundred thousand genes clustered on 23 pairs of chromosomes -- a maze called the human genome.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 575 R311

RECOMBINANT TECHNOLOGY: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1990.

Summary: Describes the search for a magic bullet against AIDS and cancer which is leading to recombinant technology in order to explain the nature of the disease problem, help the body's immune system destroy the invader, and accelerate recovery from treatment.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 575 S731

SOWING THE SEEDS OF DISASTER: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1990.

Summary: How technology has poisoned our planet, and the possibility that biotechnology may be the best way to save it.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 575 S959

SUPERANIMALS, SUPERHUMANS?: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1990.

Summary: Looks at the scientific goals and social controls of the genetic engineering of animals -- and humans.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 575 W596

WHITHER BIOGENETICS?: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1990.

Summary:  Discusses the possible future benefits from biotechnology in ending disease, malnutrition and starvation. Also notes the possible future negative aspects in dangerous and irreversible side effects, political uses of genetic information, the development of bioweaponry, and the perversion of scientific breakthroughs to private gain.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 575.01 L722

LIFE ON EARTH: Films Inc., 1989?

Summary: Acclaimed BBC production written and narrated by David Attenborough, presents the history of life over 3 1/2 billion years.  The production blends scientific data with extraordinary wild life photography. These 27 parts are somewhat abbreviated versions of the original 50-minute segments.  (27 videos--ca. 30 min. each)

 

VCR 575.1 G328

GENETIC ENGINEERING: PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE: Human Relations Media, 1981.

Summary: Gives biological background information necessary for understanding genetic engineering. Discusses genetic material, DNA, and the applications of genetic engineering in agriculture, medicine and industry. Raises questions regarding social and legal implications of this exploding new field.  (1 hour)

 

 

                                                                     

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