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Nutrition Basics: Why Food Matters
Each of us eats about fifty tons of food in a lifetime. From this mountain of edibles we obtain four basics of life - water, energy, protein, and a handful of vitamins and minerals. Nutrition Basics is about why we…
Carbs
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
What are carbohydrates, and why do we need them? Learn how our bodies use carbs, how many we should eat each day, and which foods are healthier choices for carbs than others. Begin to understand the role of glucose, fructose,…
Protein
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
The word 'protein' comes from a Greek word that means 'of prime importance'. Proteins help us see, contract our muscles, and clot blood. Our organs and immune system are made up of mostly protein. Learn what a protein is and…
World Religions: A Common Journey
What is religion? How does it reflect the culture in which it exists? And what functions does it serve? There are key questions asked by virtually every human culture. Those questions, and the way different religions go about revealing the…
Fats
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
We often think of fat as harmful, but it is actually very important to the body. It is equally important to learn the effects of fats on the body in order to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Why is…
Inclusion, IEPs, and Special Needs Laws
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (I.D.E.A.) provides six principles that govern the education of children with special needs. It's one thing to read the law, but how do you ensure you comply with it and provide the best…
Pregnancy in Progress: Beginnings of Life
For parents-to-be, the road from conception to birth is one filled with endless questions, changes, and decisions. In this program, viewers learn the early signs of pregnancy and the host of changes women will experience during their 9 month adventure.…
Vitamins
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
Do you hear the word 'vitamins' and envision pills? In fact, our main source of vitamins is the food that we eat. This video teaches the basics about these essentials to human nutrition. Learn what vitamins are, and how they…
From Conception To Baby: Beginnings of Life
Creating a brand new person requires a complex biological process featuring a cast of microscopic characters. Viewers learn about fertilization and how chromosomes determine the gender and physical attributes of a baby. We show how a single cell develops into…
Bugs For Breakfast: Food and Culture
A multi-cultural look at how we eat. Don't worry, we don't show people eating bugs. We want to challenge viewer's minds, not their stomachs. Explore basic questions such as why do people eat, why do we eat meat, what food…
Minerals
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
Minerals are more than squares on the periodic table; they're crucial to our health. Learn the names and functions of minerals, and which foods are the best sourdfes to ensure proper nutrition. Understand the differences between vitamins and minerals, and…
Newborn Development: Beginnings of Life
Within the first few minutes of life, children start adapting to their new environment. In this program, we show how professionals use the Apgar test to assess a newborn's health and the significance of the first interaction between parent and…
Responding to Diversity: (and Respecting Differences)
Classrooms are training grounds for students to learn how to respond positively to diverse environments. Every day, they interact with people who look different, come from different places, and have different preferences. This program explores the many types of diversity…
Understanding Childbirth: Beginnings of Life
A lot happens between the onset of labor and the first moments of a new life. This program explores approaches to childbirth, including different methods and environments, as well as what to consider when creating a birth plan. Viewers learn…
Planning Instruction (Succeeding As A Teacher)
Part of the Series: Succeeding As A Teacher Collection
As they watch veteran teachers plan lessons and then implement them in their classrooms, viewers get a virtual roadmap for developing ages of their young learners, building on content knowledge, using technology as a resource, and crafting valid objectives and…
From Farm To Table
Food! We talk about it all the time. What shall we eat? Where can we buy it? What's healthiest, lowest in fat or carbs, cheapest, or just plain tastiest? But the aspect of food we usually discuss least may just…
Water
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
Learn what water does for the body, from cell structure and joint lubrication to body temperature regulation and vitamin dissolution. Understand potential problems, such as what dehydration is and can do, and what water contamination means to third world countries…
Infants: Social & Emotional Development
Part of the Series: Infants Series
In the first year of life, infants express a range of emotions - from faces of distress to spontaneous laughter. Watch as they begin to distinguish the expressions of others and mimic them as well. Examine the different stages of…
Food Additives
Do you know what maltodextrin is? No, it's not the winning word from the national spelling bee. It's probably in your corn flakes. Should you eat something that you can't pronounce? In the past few days, you've probably eaten several…
Social Work: Social Issues
Part of the Series: Social Issues
This introduction to social work examines three disciplines (addictions, human growth and development and justice studies) from a social work perspective. The video focuses on the theory that recovery from poverty and/or physical, psychological or spiritual illness requires a holistic…