#1 The Force:
Bill Nye Physical Science: Magnetism/Static Electricity
1 VHS video cassette 52 minutes, 2 teachers guides. Grade Level: 4 - 9
Magnetism - 26 min - discusses north and south poles, compasses, magnetic metals, and electrons.
Static Electricity - 26 min - discusses electrons, grounding, and lightning.
Bill Nye Physical Science: Magnetism
1 DVD, 26 minutes.
Defines magnetism, explores the Earth's magnetic properties, demonstrates how to make a compass and illustrates why opposites attract.
Bill Nye Physical Science: Stactic Electricity
1 DVD, 26 minutes.
Looks at why socks stick together when taken from the dryer by exploring static electricity.
Science Essentials: Electricity and Magnetism
4 VHS videocassettes 32 minutes, 8 dittos, 4 teachers guides.
Titles: What is Electricity? - 8 minutes; How Does Electricity Travel? - 8 minutes; What is Magnetism? - 8 minutes; What is Electromagnetism? - 8 minutes.
Magic of Magnetism
1 VHS videocassette 15 minutes + teachers guide
A magician helps children understand the basic concepts of magnetism.
Primary Science: Magnets
1 cassette book, 1 paperback book, 1 teachers guide, 4 small magnets
Explores the basic properties of magnets.
Earth is a Giant Magnet
DVD 15 minutes + teachers guide
Uses live classroom experiments to illustrate the basic principles of magnetism.
#2 Making a Connection
1 VHS videocassette 23 minutes, 1 teachers guide.
Introduces basic concepts in electricity: current, conductivity, circuits, and magnetism. Discusses modern electric power systems. Historical overview.
#3 Advanced Connections
Electrical Circuits: You Can Do It!
1 VHS videocassette 12 minutes, 1 teachers guide.
Examines static and current electricity; sources of electrical power. Includes experiments.
Introduction to Circuits
1 VHS videocassette 21 minutes.
Meet special agents Muldoon and Kelly, skilled probers of the unknown, as they try to solve the mystery of a series of blackouts. Their investigation reveals that circuits are energy transfer mechanisms and have a myriad of wonderful and astonishing applications.
#4 Current Attractions
1 videocassette 23 minutes + guide. Series Title
Through after school exploits of an aspiring young scientist, learn what energy is, how it behaves, and why it's important to our daily lives. Learn how electromagnetic energy behaves and how it's used to power many different objects.
Mr. Wizard's World: Current Electricity
1 VHS videocassette 21 minutes, 2 dittos, 1 teachers guide,
Activity segments: Electrocuted Hot Dog; Making an Electromagnet; Making a Motor; Fuses; Supercooled Conductors. Activities progress from simple to complex scientific principles.
#5 Click It
Thomas Edison 1847-1931
28 paperback Cobblestone Magazines February 1980 issue, 3 dittos.
Collection of factual information, photos, and maps on the life, times and inventions of Thomas Alva Edison. Includes a play based on incidents that really happened in Edison's life; biographical information; how to make a telegraph sender and receiver; and a bibliography.
Bill Nye Physical Science: Electrical Current/ Light and Optics
1 VHS videocassette 52 minutes, 2 teachers guides.
Electrical Current - 26 min - discusses electron particles, circuits, voltage, amps, and watts. Light and Optics - 26 min - discusses reflection, refraction, and concave and convex lenses.
Note: Only Electrical Current section recommended.
3-2-1 Contact: Generating Electricity - More Power to You
1 VHS videocassette 15 minutes, 1 ditto, 1 teachers guide.
Explores how electricity is generated.