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- Audubon VideoGuide to 505 Birds of North America
- Biology 101: Biology According to the Days of Creation
Biology 101 is a comprehensive overview of the amazing world of biology, in a set of 4 high-quality DVDs. Biblically-sound and scientifically accurate, this creation-based production is absolutely unique in its production style. Taking God's Word as the starting point, all life is divided according to the days of creation. An exciting, visually-rich experience, Biology 101 is fully endorsed by PhD biologists at the Institute for Creation Research. A printable, 114 page Guidebook is included on Disc#4 in pdf format as well as a 14 page Accreditation Booklet for those wanting more hours in their biology studies.
- Birds, Birds, Birds! An Indoor Birdwatching Field Trip DVD Video Bird and Bird Song Guide
The DVD can be viewed on the living room TV or on personal computers as a 70-minute bird-filled documentary. It also serves as an audio/visual reference guide-- one can use the easy-to-use menus to quickly find a particular bird (it contains 218 species found in Midwest and Eastern North America). The DVD is full of extraordinary photography, bird songs and with video footage.
Some features unique to the DVD include a collection of 18 quizzes and a section for comparing similar-sounding birds (for example, melodic, buzzy or unmusical). The narration for each bird does not occur immediately, allowing the viewer to guess what bird she is hearing and seeing. This quiz format keeps the viewer in a state of wonder and makes learning to identify birds more engaging and fun.
The focus of the narration is bird song and bird song mnemonics (such as "Who's awake? Me too" of the Great Horned Owl, or "Quick, three beers!" of the Olive-sided Flycatcher). Also, a bonus "Soundscape" track is included without narration to simulate a field trip to different habitats such as marsh, grassland and forest. This creates a very relaxing natural background which, along with the bird photos, can keep bird-watchers of any level, kids, babies, and pets (especially cats) enthralled for hours.
- Blue Planet, The - Seas of Life Collector's Set (Parts 1-4) (2003) DVD
Extraordinary footage and eloquent narration by David Attenborough highlight the BBC's remarkable wildlife series The Blue Planet: Seas of Life. "Ocean World" begins with astonishing views of a gigantic blue whale--the elusive Holy Grail of undersea photography--and the marvels continue to demonstrate the power, diversity, and profound ecological influence of Earth's oceans. "Frozen Seas" examines whales, walruses, penguins, and other creatures under the extreme conditions of the Arctic and Antarctic Circles. The next two episodes are even better. "Open Ocean" travels thousands of miles into the vast "liquid desert," where currents determine how the ocean's diverse life forms will assume their places in the food chain. More amazing, "The Deep" descends with a state-of-the-art submersible to the ocean's abyssal plain and beyond, filming such bizarre creatures as the fangtooth, bioluminescent jellies, transparent squid, the giant-mouthed gulper eel, and the never-before-seen hairy angler fish.
"Seasonal Seas" focuses on the explosion of life that accompanies every annual blooming of plankton, numbering in the countless billions and captured here with brilliant microphotography. In "Coral Seas," miles-long reefs of living coral are explored, from deep within (requiring brief computer animation) to the surrounding environs, where you'll see white-tipped sharks in a feeding frenzy while beautiful harlequin shrimp wrestle with a starfish. "Tidal Seas" explores the myriad life forms that thrive when lunar gravity pulls the oceans offshore. "Coasts" is easily the most brutal episode, but no less mesmerizing. The most unexpected, and horrifying, sequence is the orca, earning its "killer whale" nickname by capturing, killing, and tail-tossing a seal pup--a sequence so mysteriously primal that even the most seasoned marine biologist will be utterly amazed. One of the finest wildlife programs you're ever likely to see, The Blue Planet: Seas of Life provides the privilege of visiting a truly alien world teeming with the rarest wonders of nature. --Jeff Shannon
- Blue Planet, The - Seas of Life Collector's Set (Parts 1-4) (2003) VHS
- Creation and the Christian Faith
Ken Ham powerfully demonstrates how the book of Genesis is foundational to Christian doctrine. One of the finest introductory videos you could share with your Christian friends on the relevance of the creation/evolution issue.
- Dinosaur Digs:A Fossil Finders Tour (1995)
Discover prehistoric attractions you can visit across America.
- Dinosaur! - The Fossil Rush / Tale of a Bone (1991)
Follow the dinosaur trail out west to the wide open spaces of America. In the 1870’s a "bone rush" led to amazing scenes as fossil-hunters risked life and limb in their quest for dinosaur remains. Nowadays, dino-detection is an exact science, but the discoveries are just as exciting. Ultrasaurus, for example, next to which man is only knee-high to a grasshopper!
- Earth Science DVD
Rock 'N Learn
Marko the Pencil and his friend Terra take learners on a fascinating journey to Marko’s Super Science Station where it’s easy and fun to understand science concepts and boost test scores. This science DVD covers the Solar System, weather and the water cycle, types of rocks, properties of minerals, volcanoes and plate tectonics, weathering, and alternative energy. Meets the National Science Education Standards.
- Edison: The Wizard of Light
New York City, 1931. Movie producer Jack Maloney has just completed a labor of love: his documentary on the life of the great inventor Thomas Alva Edison. Jack wants his wife, actress Kate Cruthers, to take a look. What results is an engaging, Emmy Award-winning family drama about the 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration required to build an impassioned life. As Jack's "documentary" clicks along, we learn that he met Edison (played with great sincerity by Kenneth Welsh) while fleeing from St. Patrick's Orphanage in 1893. Chased by truancy officers, the then-12-year-old boy (actor Michael Suchanek) ran smack into Edison's New Jersey lab, winning Edison's affections and landing a long-term apprentice job. Believable conversations between mentor and student about education, life, and the invention of Edison's light bulb and phonograph are dotted with many recognizable, timely quotations.
As the film follows their 35-year relationship, viewers see how Edison dedicated his life to "the betterment of mankind" and sacrificed time with his family as a result. The unspoken father-son bond between the two men--stronger than Edison's relationship with his own wife and children--comes to a head as the adult Jack (Jesse Collins) challenges Edison's tenacity. Reconciliation and a deeper empathy for each other's choices caps off this nicely paced, beautifully filmed and scored presentation. A well-spent hour for families with children over 6 years old or for elementary school students studying American inventors. --Liane Thomas
- Einstein: Light to the Power of 2
Anyone who's seen 1994's romantic I.Q. is familiar with the presentation of genius Albert Einstein as not only a living legend, but sweet and funny. This production, part of HBO's Young Inventor series, does nothing to dispel that preconception; it offers up a socially responsible, kind, charismatic, and thoughtful Einstein. The family-oriented film finds Einstein (Paul Soles) as a scholar and physicist at Princeton University. He befriends Lannie (Lataye Studwood), a 12-year-old African American, whose mother works at the university and whose father is an aspiring singer. Einstein offers to tutor Lannie, who's being shoved into a remedial class. Themes explored are intellectual freedom, racism, stereotypes, friendships, family, loyalty, and love. The Young Inventor series offers up excellent production values, strong acting, and powerful stories woven around true and historically significant tales. --N.F. Mendoza
- Eyewitness - Fish (1995)
From the tiny, exquisitely bizarre seahorse to the gargantuan whale shark, we find fish in all their rich variety fascinating--and appetizing! Eyewitness: Fish puts them on display in their own element, and thanks to DK Vision's beautiful filming, we get to see every detail of their quirky charm. There are puffer fish and salmon in action, evolutionary high jinks, and dramatized roles fish have taken in our own mythology, all streaming together in seamless Eyewitness style. DK Vision consistently produces videos that appeal to all ages, and Fish is no exception; kids' need for stimulation and adults' desire for interesting content are each fulfilled throughout the program. So take a half-hour to sit down with the kids, inspire those budding scientists, and take the "ick" out of ichthyology with Eyewitness: Fish. --Rob Lightner
- Eyewitness - Ocean (1997)
Old King Neptune gets mad, and the seas start to boil! From the ancient myths to modern science, Eyewitness: Ocean takes you and your family on an exciting voyage in the safety of your living room. The mind-boggling images and computer graphics blend with the fun, fascinating narration to create a learning experience for all, from the smallest child to the saltiest sea dog. Tiny plankton and the giant whales that eat them, sailors and their ships, and the winds and currents that make our weather are the stars of the show. With a cast like this, you and your family will be sure to chart a course for educational adventure. Don't miss Eyewitness: Ocean! --Rob Lightner
- Eyewitness - Pond & River
Water, water everywhere... and DK Vision's on the scene! Eyewitness: Pond & River takes us on a wide-ranging expedition to the rivers of the world, from their hidden sources to their majestic mouths, also stopping to linger in ponds and lakes along the way. Freshwater ecosystems are fascinating, and we get to see some of the better-known and rarer denizens, from the piranha to the river dolphin. DK Vision's incredible graphics make for a thrilling ride, indeed; the great waterfalls of Africa and the titanic dams of the world have never been captured so magnificently. Once again, the Eyewitness series has bridged the generation gap and created a program that appeals to all ages. Save a little on this year's travel budget and give the kids something to think about at the same time; with Eyewitness: Pond & River, everyone comes out ahead! --Rob Lightner
- Fossil Evidence Of Creation (1996)
Dinosaurs have been extinct for 65 million years according to evolutionists, but the bible describes Leviathan, a dinosaur that lived only a few thousand years ago!
Does the evidence support creation or evolution? The discovery of unfossilized dinosaur bones suggests dinosaurs died out recently. Fossil graveyards, petrified forests, and the rapid formation of coal all speak of the Genesis Flood and other post-flood catastrophes.
Does the fossil evidence reveal gradual evolution, or did Leviathan leave his footprints recently? This video features Dr. Andrew Snelling of the Creation Science Foundation and Answers in Genesis, together with other leading creationists. Interviews with evolutionists are also included and both sides of the debate are considered.
- Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants
This installment of The Inventors' Specials, a series that invites youngsters to think about great inventors (including Edison and Einstein), focuses on the man who brought the wonder of science into the Dark Ages. Michael Moriarty gives vigor to his role as the scientist who is forced to take on a young apprentice. First bored with his new surroundings, the youngster develops a keen interest in Galileo's inventions, including his latest, the telescope. The hour-long video, which played on HBO and won two daytime Emmys, doesn't pull any punches by explaining what happened to heretics who, like Galileo, preached the Earth wasn't the center of the universe. However, the filmmakers do not trust their young audience. Galileo's rival is an obese fool whose antics belong in Home Alone. It nearly ruins a good thing. Ages 7 and up. --Doug Thomas
- Icons Of Evolution
Are students learning the whole truth about Darwin's theory of evolution? According to a growing number of scientists, the suprising answer is no. They claim that many of the most famous "Icons of Evolution"-including Darwin's "Tree of Life," finches from the Galapagos Islands, and embryos that look remarkably similar-are based on outdated research and sloppy logic. They say students are being hurt by the failure to present both sides of an emerging scientific debate over Darwin's theory.
Come explore this facinating new conflict over evolution in the classroom-a conflict based on science, not religion. Learn about the controversy that engulfs one town when a teacher actually tries to tell students that some scientists disagree with Darwin.
- Journey Into Life - The Triumph of Creation
In this Oscar-nominated film (for Best Documentary Feature in 1990), filmmaker Derek Bromhall examines the scientific process that turns sperm and egg into newborn baby. With the help of Fay DeWitt's patient narration, Bromhall explains cells, genes, and DNA strands with simple, colorful, and quite beautiful animated graphics. Much of the rest of the processes-- ovulation, ejaculation, fertilization, and embryonic development--is actually photographed. From implantation in the uterine wall on the 7th day to birth 37 weeks later, the film traces life from zygote to fetus to baby. This specially edited 27-minute version is made for family viewing, but there are brief moments of graphic childbirth and some discussion of body parts that suggest the need for parental supervision. --Kimberly Heinrichs
- Leonardo: A Dream of Flight
There was a time when the name "Leonardo" didn't immediately invoke the answer "DiCaprio." In fact, it may be wise to ensure that young viewers not only are familiar with, but understand and learn about the great genius of the early 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci. This production, part of HBO's Young Inventor series, sets out to do just that. Set in 1500, the story follows da Vinci (Brent Carver) when he is already a heralded painter but intrigued with flight and mysteries of nature. He meets 11-year-old Roberto (David Felton), whose mother sells birds. Da Vinci befriends Roberto and the two provide encouragement for the other. Although the character of Roberto is fictional, the intellectual genius of the Italian Renaissance actually befriended two young boys whom he mentored and later remembered in his will. This movie examines an incident that da Vinci chronicled in his memoirs: a vivid memory of being fascinated by a kite in flight when he was only an infant. Filmed in Padua in 1996, Leonardo: A Dream of Flight is not only stunning visually, but an entertaining story with an educational backdrop. The Young Inventor series offers up excellent production values, strong acting, and powerful stories woven around true and historically significant tales. --N.F. Mendoza
- Life of Birds, The
Like the albatross glimpsed in the beginning of this 10-part, 5-volume series, The Life of Birds quickly takes flight. Sir David Attenborough hosts this unprecedented and extraordinary global look at the magnificent and often curious winged species with which we share our planet. Like the best wildlife shows, The Life of Birds offers a fresh and accessible view of creatures we may take for granted (didn't Alfred Hitchcock warn us about that?). The focus of this series is not on the different bird species, but on bird behavior. Remarkable and awe-inspiring footage preserves the wide range of tools and techniques with which birds fly, hunt for food, attract a mate, hatch their chicks, and defend themselves against predators.
Each volume contains two episodes. Series titles include: "To Fly or Not to Fly?," "The Mastery of Flight," "The Insatiable Appetite," "Meat Eaters," "Fishing for a Living," Signals and Songs," "Finding Partners" (the inevitable mating episode), "The Demands of the Egg," "The Problems of Parenthood," and "The Limits of Endurance." One comedic diversion while watching this series is the Pythonesque (as in Monty) way in which Attenborough pops up in the most remote, most exotic locales. At one point, night-vision cameras capture the rare sight of the nocturnal kiwi as it forages for food on a New Zealand beach. The camera pans to reveal scant paces away our guide shining a flashlight on the nonplussed bird. Attenborough is also the creator of the classic natural-science series The Trials of Life, The Living Planet, and Life on Earth, all of which are also available on video. --Donald Liebenson
- Life of Mammals, The - The Complete Series - DVD
by David Attenborough and BBC
David Attenborough and the BBC have a well-earned reputation for producing some of the greatest nature programs, but The Life of Mammals could well be Attenborough's magnum opus. Much of the footage shot for this series had never been seen before, and is presented with the respect and reverence for the natural world that Attenborough has made his trademark. It never ceases to surprise: the sight of a lion taking down a wildebeest on the African savannah has almost become a cliché of nature programs, yet in The Life of Mammals the cameras keep rolling and the viewer witnesses the fallen animal's herd coming to its rescue and driving off the lion. It's a moving sight and just one of many remarkable scenes.
A thorough and entertaining overview of one of evolution's greatest success stories, the series is loosely structured to follow the development of mammals, beginning with the basics in "A Winning Design," which clarifies what makes a mammal different from reptiles and birds--no, it isn't egg-laying: both the platypus and the echidna are egg-laying mammals; it's their ability to adapt. And it's this adaptability that becomes the crux of the remainder of the series. "Insect Hunters" focuses on mammals who have specifically adapted to eating insects, from the giant anteater and the armored armadillo to bats, which have evolved into complex and effective hunters. "Plant Predators" demonstrates the particular (and often peculiar) adaptations of herbivores, while "Chisellers" is about those mammals who feed primarily on roots and seeds, ranging from tree-dwelling squirrels to opportunistic mice and rats. "Meat Eaters" talks about the evolutionary arms race that exists between predators and prey, and the unique adaptations of both individual and pack hunters. Omnivores are explored in "Opportunists"--mammals like bears and raccoons, whose varied diet allows them to occupy nearly any environment. "Return to the Water" discusses those mammals such as whales, seals, and dolphins that have left behind life on dry land and adapted completely to life in the sea, existing at the top of the food chain. The last three episodes--"Life in the Trees," "Social Climbers," and "Food for Thought"--take the viewer through the development of primates, eventually culminating in that most successful mammal: man. --Robert Burrow
- Life of Mammals, The - The Complete Series - VHS
by David Attenborough and BBC
- Magic School Bus - The Busasaurus (1994)
A visit to a dinosaur dig turns exciting when the Magic School Bus becomes a time machine that takes Ms. Frizzle's class back 67 million years, to the time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. There, they must put aside their prejudices and preconceptions about dinosaurs, as they investigate which are dangerous carnivores, and which are herbivores. By noting their observations in their science journals, the class classifies dinosaurs according to their diets. An encounter with a T-rex concludes the journey. They realize that dinosaurs come in all shapes and sizes, and use the scientific methods of recording data and hypothesizing to reach their conclusions. They also discover how scientists today use evidence such as teeth to tell which dinosaurs ate what. A female paleontologist answers their questions at the end, explaining which part of the journey was fact, and which was speculation. Kids will learn how scientists work, as they enjoy this exciting adventure in time travel. --Elisabeth Keating
- Marie Curie: More Than Meets the Eye
During World War 1, families are fleeing war-torn Paris. The Boudreau sisters, Martine and Eliane, whose photographer father is on the Front, decide to aid in the war effort by catching spies. A woman's strange finger-tapping and suspicious comings and goings make her a prime suspect. The woman is in fact Nobel prize-winning scientist Marie Curie. Curie is helping to save lives with her research, although she must fight narrow-minded attitudes to do so. Martine and Eliane learn the importance of fighting for one's convictions when their own father is saved with a correct diagnosis by Curie and her new X-ray machine.
- National Geographic's Dolphins: The Wild Side (1999)
Dolphins are famous for their intelligent and playful ways, but perhaps less well known is their aggressive side. Dolphins: The Wild Side follows these mammals in the wild as they fight for mating rights, hunt for food, and clash with other dolphin species. Thanks to some brilliant underwater camerawork, we're treated to the sight of dolphins hydroplaning through 10 inches of water after fish, ramming one other in a quarrel over females, and evading a group of hungry orcas in Alaska. (Killer whales are actually part of the dolphin family, but they feel no compunction about feeding on their smaller cousins--not a scene for the squeamish!) But perhaps the most impressive part of this documentary are the scenes of a dolphin pod working in concert to trap a shimmering, mammoth school of sardines. Through calculated use of air bubbles, tail slaps, and sonic pips, the animals corral their prey and have a feast. The clever, and at times ruthless, nature of these mammals is on abundant display in this entertaining documentary. --Demian McLean
- National Geographic's Ocean Drifters (1993)
In an extraordinary odyssey on the incredible superhighways of marine life, Ocean Drifters makes the point that humans are obsessed with space when, in fact, we don't even know our own planet very well. Most of the world is ocean, and yet the sea remains a conundrum as alien as any far-flung planet. Thirty miles off the coast of Florida, the Gulf Stream serves as a superhighway. A newborn turtle somehow makes it from his nest in the sand to this most powerful current, and viewers are introduced to his friends and foes at a party where it's "hard to distinguish guests from dinner." Down deep we meet up with a deep-sea octopus known as Dumbo and a big red comb jelly. At this depth, 460 species exist in a space the size of the average living room. Meanwhile, the turtle tries to eat a Portuguese man-of-war and decides it's too spicy. He also encounters garbage; according to the video, 13 tons of trash per minute are heaved overboard by ocean vessels. Chemical waste is also problematic. How the little turtle will survive is anyone's guess. This is an incredibly soothing video, though that does not mean it doesn't also offer a strong political message. To learn about our planet and to stop polluting our waters seem like reasonable goals. --Cristina Del Sesto
- Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs
Like a comet blazing across the night sky, Isaac Newton's theories on celestial movement and gravity scorched the fusty intellects at the Royal Academy in 1683. His young scribe, Humphrey, is caught up in the rollicking race to change how the universe is perceived. He finds that even the greatest of men must overcome personal tragedies to achieve success. Through Newton, Humphrey learns that knowledge is what enriches existence and civilization - a lesson he shares later in life with his students and son.
- Question of Origins, A: Examining the Creation/Evolution Controversy
Creation or Evolution? That is the question that the video A Question of Origins tries to answer. Can chemical compounds spontaneously evolve into life? Does evolution explain the great variety of life on Earth? Did the Solar System evolve out of the Big Bang? From the beginning of time, man has been intrigued by his place in the cosmos. For over a century now, scientists and scholars alike have grappled with the theory of evolution to prove, once and for all, the origins Mankind. Yet to this day, unresolved issues in the molecule-to-man theory still remain.
This visually rich, engaging production embarks into the latest unanswered regions of Chemistry, Biology, and Cosmology to explore the compelling controversy of evolution vs. creation. An illuminating journey through science and scripture, A Question of Origins searches for evidence pertaining to Mankind's genesis ultimately discovering an intelligent design behind the structure of life, as we know it. A must-see for everyone intrigued by the true nature of our beginnings!
- See How They Grow: Pond Animals
Find out what growing up in the sea is all about with the ducks, frogs, salamanders and dragonflys.
- Standard Deviants - Anatomy, Parts 1 & 2, The
Anatomy, featuring Slim Goodbody, will teach you the fundamentals of the human body. Learn about anatomical position, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the central nervous system, and much more!
- Standard Deviants - Astronomy 2-pack, The
Is your astronomy grade plummeting to earth? Well, rocket it back up with a little help from the Standard Deviants. Review the contributions of astronomers such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, and Kepler. Now, when you gaze upon the skies, you'll be able to explain what's up there and how it works. Includes such topics as: the history of astronomy, light and the spectrum, Kepler's Laws, telescopes, Galileo, the Earth, Newton, the moon, universal law of gravitation, the planets, layers of the sun, asteroids, fusion, comets, hydrostatic equilibrium, meteoroids, and sunspots.
- Standard Deviants - Chemistry, Parts 1, 2 & 3
Get all three videos! Are you bored by atomic bonding, confused by calorimetry, or stumped by standard enthalpy? Well put your worries to rest! Sit back and enjoy the eternal struggle between superheroes and villains while reviewing difficult concepts such as percent composition and stoichiometry. With the Standard Deviants, your grade will rise faster than a hydrogen atom.
- Standard Deviants: Chemistry, Part 1
Are you bored by atomic bonding, confused by calorimetry, or stumped by standard enthalpy? Well put your worries to rest! Sit back and enjoy the eternal struggle between superheroes and villains while reviewing difficult concepts such as percent composition and stoichiometry. With the Standard Deviants, your grade will rise faster than a hydrogen atom. Includes such topics as: States and properties of matter, atomic and molecular weight, solution stoichiometry, atoms, compounds, molecules, The Periodic Table, isotopes, ions. Running time: 2 hrs 10 min
- Standard Deviants: Chemistry, Part 2
Are you bored by atomic bonding, confused by calorimetry, or stumped by standard enthalpy? Well put your worries to rest! Sit back and enjoy the eternal struggle between superheroes and villains while reviewing difficult concepts such as percent composition and stoichiometry. With the Standard Deviants, your grade will rise faster than a hydrogen atom. Includes such topics as: thermochemistry, exothermic and endothermic reactions, Hess's Law, atomic structure, chemical bonding, Lewis Structures, The Octet Rule, atomic bonding. Running time: 1 hr
- Standard Deviants: Chemistry, Part 3
Are you bored by atomic bonding, confused by calorimetry, or stumped by standard enthalpy? Well put your worries to rest! Sit back and enjoy the eternal struggle between superheroes and villains while reviewing difficult concepts such as percent composition and stoichiometry. With the Standard Deviants, your grade will rise faster than a hydrogen atom. Includes such topics as: VSPER Theory, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Boyle's Law, Graham's Law, Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures, intermolecular forces, phase diagrams, molarity, molality. Running time: 1 hr 30 min
- Under the Waves:Strange Creatures
- Wonders of God's Creation
3 Tapes, 60 minutes each.
Explore the beautiful blue jewel we know as our home. Discover miracles, found nowhere else in the solar system, that are absolutely vital to our survival.
Take an incredible journey through the animal kingdom. Delight in the amazing signature of God found in every pond, field and wilderness.
Marvel at the miracle of the human experience. See God's creative power expressed in His most magnificent creation... we who are made in His image.
- Wonders of God's Creation
This nature video achieves a respectful balance of God and science that will please many Christians. Early on the narrator utters the defining quote "For to understand how the earth supports its inhabitants is to see more clearly the character and attributes of its creator," which sets the tone for the next 100 minutes or so. Although the length may be a bit daunting, it is conveniently broken up into three parts (Planet Earth, The Animal Kingdom, and a segment on human beings), making it a good choice for Sunday school, Bible school, or home schooling. Easy-to-understand explanations of weather, exploration of other planets, the astonishing journey of a Pacific salmon from the ocean to its closed-off hatchery, and fetal development are all tackled in this video, which is as beautiful as it is information-packed. --Kimberly Heinrichs