Models and Designs


3-2-1 Contact: How Do You Know? Make a Model
500 THR
1 VHS videocassette 15 minutes, 1 ditto, 1 teachers guide.
Examines how scientists use models to test their theories.

Bill Nye Physical Science: Science of Music/ Architecture
530 BIL
1 VHS videocassette 52 minutes, 2 teachers guides.
Science of Music - 26 min - looks at the physics and mathematics of sound, including wavelength, pitch, and rhythm.
Architecture - 26 min - explores the merging of art and science in the work of architects, the use of 3D models and 2D plans, and how "form follows function" in the design of a structure.

Extension:  Inventors and Inventions

Eyewitness: Inventions
608 EYE
8 hardback books, 1 poster, 8 help cards, 16 project cards, 1 teachers guide,
Book titles: Invention; Smithonian Visual Timeline of Inventions.
Students explore a variety of inventions, then design and make their own creations.

Inventors and Inventions
608 INV
1 VHS videocassette 22 minutes, 1 teachers guide. Grade Level: 5 - 7
Looks at inventions and inventors, and their impact on modern life. Explores inventions that help us live longer, learn better, improve productivity, or help enjoy leisure time.

Inventions and Inventing
608 INV
9 hardback books, 16 paperback books, 8 dittos, 2 teachers guides.
An integrated enrichment unit on inventions, inventors, interactions and systems.


Inventing in Today’s World

608 INV
1 VHS videocassette 22 minutes +  1 teacher's guide. 
Looks at how the process of invention has changed throughout history and includes interviews with modern-day inventors.


A Hhistory of Invention

608 HIS
1 VHS videocassette 26 minutes + 1 teacher's guide.
Presents the lives of famous inventors and the inventions made in communication, medicine, agriculture, and transportation.

 
American Inventors
608 AME
1 VHS videocassette, 45 minutes
Explores how inventors changed the way we live: agriculture, communications, transportation, homes, industry and energy, military and health.

Be an Inventor
608 BEA
1 VHS videocassette 20 minutes, 1 hardback book, 4 dittos, 1 teachers guide
Book title: Smithsonian Visual Timeline of Inventions.
Program demonstrates steps students will go through to become an inventor. Discusses qualities of inventors.

 

Bill Nye Physical Science: Inventions/Computers
600 BIL
1 VHS videocassette 52 minutes + 1 teachers guide
            Inventions - 26 min - looks at the inventing process. 
            Computers - 26 min - shows how computers work and various methods of storing information.


Gizmo!
608 GIZ
1 VHS videocassette,  76 minutes
A tribute to unusual inventions and inventors. Includes original footage from early 1900's to the present. Use with CIMC kit KT 608 INVENTIONS AND INVENTING.

Scientists and Inventors
608 SCI
13 hardback books
Examines the times, lives and inventions of Galileo, Pasteur, Curie, da Vinci, Franklin, and Whitney. Includes information on inventors and inventions from the past and present.

 
Inventors
608 INV
1 VHS videocassette, 30 minutes + 1 teachers guideDiscusses what stimulates the impulse to create - to turn ideas into new products and services. Host Bill Moyers speaks with inventors and follows the process of invention, from original thought to the drawing board and finally to production. Good follow through activities in guide.

 
Inventors and Inventions 1
608 INV
1 VHS videocassette, 21 minutes + 1 teachers guide
Segments: Animal Tracking - 6 minutes; Baby Stretcher - 3 minutes; Biodegradable Golf Tee - 4 minutes; Boomerang - 5 minutes; Velcro - 3 minutes.

Inventors and Inventions 2: Air and Space
608 INV
1 VHS videocassette, 28 minutes +, 1 teachers guide
Segments: Leonardo Da Vinci - 8 min; Galileo's Telescope - 3 min; The Wright Brothers - 8 min; Lowell's Observatory - 9 min.

 
Inventors and the Industrial Revolution
608 INV
1 VHS videocassette, 14 minutes + 1 teachers guide
Overview of the key inventions of Edison, Ford, Wright Brothers, Fulton, Morse, Whitney and Bell. Emphasis on Edison. Includes authentic photos, rare film footage, songs and narration by older people who remember these early inventions and their use. Examines the creative and practical process of invention.

Machine Story
608 MAC
1 VHS videocassette, 3 minutes + 1 paperback book
Animated graphics illustrate the historical development of mechanical inventions. Includes timeline and projects book.

Contact Us


Central Instructional Media Center
Address: 510 NW 31st St., Corvallis, Oregon 97330
Phone: 541-757-5923
Fax: 541-757-4589
Staff: Kimberly McIntyre, Circulation & Science Kits