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    Description: Climate and weather are not the same thing. This video explains what each is and goes on to discuss the various cloud formations that appear in our planet's atmosphere. Aspects of weather such as temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind, and air currents are addressed. Finally, we focus on weather as a powerful force of nature, as we look at thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Grades 3-5.
    • Axiem Awards "Silver Award"

    • Videographer Awards "Award of Distinction"

    Price: $49.95
    Copyright: ©2001
    Format: 1 DVD
    Length:23 minutes
    UPC:69394 0196133
    Learning Objectives: 1) Students will learn about Earth's atmosphere and they'll able to identify its various layers.
    2) Students will learn about the various cloud formation and they'll learn how to identify them.
    3) Students will learn how wind and storms are created.

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    All About the Weather is one of the most comprehensive instructional videos on the subject for elementary students. Youngsters who master all the definition and material presented will have a solid foundation in every aspect of weather and climate. The video is narrated by a single female voice with some very soft background music. She opens with an overview that explains exactly what material will be covered in the video. Brief, colorful graphics and film clips illustrate the various concepts and topics under discussion. There is a constant display of words and definition on the screen, but there is no pause in the script for discussion at the time of presentation. Students will not have time to copy the definitions, and some younger students will not be able to read the entire definition unless the video is paused. This is not a negative because the fast pace means that children do not lose focus or interest. Some of the terms defined, such as altostratus, are difficult for primary grade students. Teachers can either compile a list of definitions and distribute them to students before showing the video, or pause the tape if they wish to have the students read/copy the written definitions. All About the Weather concludes with a discussion of storms. The explanation and illustration of each type of storm will hold students? attention as the power of tornadoes and hurricanes are present onscreen. Although designed for the elementary grade, this excellent video could be utilized in middle school science classes as well.
    SOURCE: School Library Journal, June 2001 Issue
    AUTHOR: Linda R. Skeele, Western Elementary, Georgetown, KY
    Reproduced, with permission from School Library Journal Copyright
    By Cahners Business Information
    A Division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Special Features:
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