Instructional Television - Catalog

Subjects: Affective Education, Child Development, Professional Development, Reading/Language Arts
Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

This series is designed to allow students to have a forum for expressing feelings of loss or trauma that have occurred in their life. The first three programs are tied to the language arts standards and focus on the needs of students. Each video gives an open-ended story or dramatization for students to bring in his or her experience. The fourth program is a professional development video that illustrates the important role brain processes play in the development of a child, what makes a "safe" classroom and what role teachers should play when dealing with kids who have problems.


Subjects: Science, Technology
Grade(s): 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Make: is the DIY series for a new generation! It celebrates “Makers” - the inventors, artists, geeks and just plain everyday folks who mix new and old technology to create new-fangled marvels. The series encourages everyone to invent, revent, recycle, upcycle, and act up. Based on the popular Make magazine, each half-hour episode inspires millions to think, create, and, well, make.


Subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics, Science
Grade(s): 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Math and Science Gumbo takes the unique approach of using food and cooking to teach many principles in math and science. The series will focus on math concepts like unit pricing, fractions, estimation, units of measurement and area. On the science side, the series looks at the concepts of physical and chemical change, preservation, refrigeration, enzymes, microorganisms and gas laws. This series is tied to Ohio's Academic Content Standards.


Subjects: Mathematics
Grade(s): 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

MEASURE UP, beginning math for the primary level, emphasizes basic concepts and math readiness. Each program involves problem solving and logical reasoning. The development is from thought…to number…to symbol. Manipulative materials, games, and songs are used throughout.


Subjects: Physics, Professional Development, Science
Grade(s): 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

This series helps teachers demystify physics by showing students what it looks like. Field trips to hot-air balloon events, symphony concerts, bicycle shops, and other locales make complex concepts more accessible.Inventive computer graphics illustrate abstract concepts such as time, force, and capacitance, while historical reenactments of the studies of Newton, Leibniz, Maxwell, and others trace the evolution of theories. The Mechanical Universe helps meet different students’ needs, from the basic requirements of liberal arts students to the rigorous demands of science and engineering majors. This series is also valuable for teacher professional development.


Subjects: Media
Grade(s): 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Students can find out what goes into making the nightly news and learn critical thinking skills in interacting with the media. Just as there are architects who draw blueprints and construction workers who create buildings, there are people who put the news together. A news program is carefully structured. All the people and things that go into the mix affect the final product. The Media Literacy component discusses what media literacy is, the key concepts, a glossary of terms, a hotlist and much more information about this important topic.


Subjects: Reading/Language Arts
Grade(s): 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

This series has served to promote literacy, and an interest in reading and writing, by giving students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer their writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”


Subjects: Mathematics, Science
Grade(s): 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Link your students to examples of how mathematics and science are used everyday by NASA aeronautical engineers and scientists. Programs feature a live call-in students segment. Each program includes a lesson, a classroom experiment, and a web-based online interactive component which support national math and science standards.


Subjects: Science
Grade(s): 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

A series of educational programs that focus on NASA research - past, present and future. Produced in a magazine-style format, the overall goal of the series is to increase scientific literacy.


Subjects: Mathematics, Science, Technology
Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

NASA's KSNN builds upon children's natural curiosity to introduce students in grades K-2 and 3-5 to the world of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and NASA. Each one-minute segment focuses on a different question and can be used as a springboard for classroom activities.


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