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PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection

This collection provides a selection of 300 resources from PBS Learning Media, selected because they support the represent approaches to using digital media to support the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, or the approaches to science education detailed in the Framework for K-12 Science Education.

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Adopting Sustainable Food Practices
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Hear about how respect for Earth can help us attain a more sustainable lifestyle in the face of climate change in this video segment adapted from United Tribes Technical College.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NASA
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/19/2012
Alaska Native Teens Help Researchers
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In this video adapted from KUAC-TV and the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska Native students contribute to research on how their environment is changing as a result of global warming.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
The Angle on Pool
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Find out how angles and symmetry come into play in the game of pool in this video adapted from Annenberg Learner’s Learning Math: Measurement.

Subject:
Life Science
Mathematics
Geometry
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
06/18/2012
Associate Scientist Andres Berrio
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In this video segment produced for Teachers' Domain, Andres Berrio, an associate scientist at Biogen Idec, discusses what he has done to succeed in the biotechnology field.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Amgen Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/08/2009
Bioengineering Body Parts
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In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, scientists discuss their attempts to grow human body parts in a jar.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
HHMI
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
02/01/2011
Blacker Than Black
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In this video adapted from NASA, two members of a NASA research team working to produce carbon nanotubes share some background behind this new technology, show examples of how it will be useful, and explain the various tests being performed to ensure readiness for spaceflight.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Education
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NASA
WGBH Educational Foundation
WNET
Date Added:
10/28/2011
The Brain in Action
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This video segment from The Human Spark observes the brains responses to a series of cognitive tests.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
John Templeton Foundation
National Science Foundation
WNET
Date Added:
08/02/2011
Breathing Blue
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In this demonstration of chemical change, the presenter blows breath into a methylene blue solution releasing carbon dioxide which acidifies the water and changes it from a bright blue color to green.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Ohio Digital Classroom
WOSU
Date Added:
08/16/2009
The Business of Bioplastics
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This video excerpt from NOVA’s Making Stuff: Cleaner and accompanying demonstration introduce students to the production and importance of bioplastics, or plastics made from plant or animal products.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
U.S. Department of Energy
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/09/2011
Can Organic Farms and Mosquito Control Coexist?
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Learn about one town's conflict over the issue of spraying pesticides to combat disease-carrying insects, in this video segment from Greater Boston.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NIEHS
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/02/2011
Can We Slow Aging?
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In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, scientists discuss a family of genes called FOXO that can significantly extend life span in worms—and in humans.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
HHMI
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
02/01/2011
Careers in Science
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In this media-rich lesson, students explore careers in science through profiles of Alaska Native scientists. They consider how traditional ways of knowing and Western approaches to science can complement each other and allow students to incorporate their own interests when considering careers in science.

Subject:
Life Science
Physical Science
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Chain Reaction
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This video-enhanced lesson will challenge students to design and conduct scientifically valid experiments to evaluate hypotheses regarding an animal's expected behavior in response to changes in its environment. (Grades 9-12)

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Canon
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
SC Johnson
WNET
Date Added:
10/24/2008
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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Learn about the Chandra X-Ray Observatory's telescope system, science instruments, and spacecraft system in this interactive activity adapted from NASA.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Engineering
Technology
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NASA
WGBH Educational Foundation
WNET
Date Added:
12/02/2011
Chemist and Biologist Catherine Drennan
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In this video produced for Teachers' Domain, learn about MIT professor Cathy Drennan's research into microorganisms that remove carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Amgen Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/08/2009
Clean Water Systems in Mexico
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The push to modernize Mexico's water and sanitation systems not only saved human lives, it also spurred economic growth, as illustrated in this video segment adapted from Rx for Survival.

Subject:
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NIEHS
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/25/2010
Climate Wisconsin: Forestry
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Learn how a family farm in Wisconsin functions and how it is impacted by climate change in this multimedia video produced by the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Educational Communications Board
Wisconsin ECB
Date Added:
11/23/2010