Regional Programs — Instructional Television

108 Stitches: The Physics in Baseball

This Western Reserve Public Media multimedia project offers a science-based curriculum that uses the game of baseball to demonstrate basic principles of physics as set forth by the National Science Education Standards and the Ohio Science Academic Content Standards. Produced 2004.  [more]  [watch online]

   
Accessible Shapes: Geometry

Accessible Shapes: Geometry

Students will learn about spatial visualization; surface area and volume; and the study of lines, angles and two- and three-dimensional shapes. Produced 2011.  [more]  [watch online]

   

Ama-Zone! The Rain Forest Project

Are you ready for an adventure in the jungle? Produced 2001.   [more]  [watch online]

   

Antarctica: 90 Degrees South

This Western Reserve Public Media series goes south — so far south that it's almost north! — to discover the little-understood continent of Antarctica. Produced 2004.  [more]  [watch online]

   
Big or Small: Measure It All

Big or Small: Measure It All

Five 10-minute videos focus on how mathematics is used in the real world. Produced 2007.  [more]  [watch online]

   

Blow the Roof Off!

Discover the power of hands-on, minds-on science as Blow the Roof Off! shares the fun and excitement of science and helps students find answers to all kinds of questions. Produced 1993.  [download the teacher guide]  [watch online]

   
Career Connections: Get Ready for Your Career 3

Career Connections: Get Ready for Your Career 3

This career module is intended to help students explore career options. In the first section, students learn how to create items for a career or job interview, including résumés, cover letters and portfolios. The project goal is to assist students in making good preparatory decisions and good life choices. Produced 2014. [more]  [watch online] Watch Online

   
Career Connections: Get Ready for Your Career 4

Career Connections: Get Ready for Your Career 4

Career Connections: Getting Ready for Your Career 4 is directed at middle school and high school students who are considering life choices. One such choice revolves around what career to pursue. What steps will they follow to make this important decision? Produced 2015.   [watch online] Watch Online

   
Change My Mind

Change My Mind

Students will be bombarded with persuasive techniques in all aspects of their life. They need to recognize the persuasive techniques that are being used to manipulate their thinking and how they can use these same techniques to influence others. Produced 2008.  [more [watch online]

   

Constitution Challenge

In the form of a game show, the Constitution Challenge multimedia package features both “the man of the street” and student contestants as they answer questions about the constitution. The components of the series have been designed for use as either stand-alone educational tools or as a complete package. Produced 2006.   [more]  [watch online]

   
Earth Motion3: Our Changing Earth

Earth Motion3: Our Changing Earth

Have you ever wondered how the mountains were formed or how the Grand Canyon was created? Earth Motion3: Our Changing Earth contains three complete modules that can help to explain these phenomena. Produced 2010.  [more]  [watch online]

   
Economics Academy 101

Economics Academy 101

Economics helps us understand how goods and services are provided and acquired (supply and demand). The focus of this project is to provide an understanding of the basics of economics, and to view economics with a historical perspective. Produced 2007.  [more]  [watch online]

   
Get Ready for Your Career

Get Ready for Your Career

The goal of this project is to help students match their interests and skills with a career path. Produced 2011 [more]  [watch online]

   
Get Ready for Your Career 2

Get Ready for Your Career 2

This multimedia package is directed at middle school and high school students who are considering life choices. One such choice revolves around what career to pursue. What steps will they follow to make this important decision? Produced 2012.  [more]  [watch online]

   
Gone With the Weathering: The Result — Erosion

Gone With the Weathering: The Result — Erosion

Did you ever wonder why the Cuyahoga River is so crooked, the Rocky Mountains are so high or the road by your house gets so bumpy? The lessons in this guide and the accompanying videos will help you discover how majestic mountains, crooked rivers and bumpy roads are formed. Produced 2012.  [more]  [watch online]

   

It’s a Gas! Math & Science of the Blimp

The workings of the blimp provide the framework for teachers to illustrate the concepts students must understand to pass Ohio’s proficiency tests. Produced 2004.   [more]  [watch online]

   

K.C. and The Kidd

The Kidd is a detective who wants to be worldly wise and mysterious (which is tough since he’s really a softy). K.C. is his partner, the “kid in the computer.” When The Kidd faces a problem he can’t solve, your students will want to help as part of the Kidd Crew. Produced 1995.  [download the teacher guide]  [watch online]

   

The Language of Trauma and Loss

The Language of Trauma and Loss provides teachers with information about the effect of trauma and loss on children, and the teacher’s role in identifying and referring appropriate students. The program also helps teachers establish a “safe” classroom and improve language arts skills using trauma and loss as a vehicle. Produced 2005.   [more]  [watch online]

   
Masters of Gravity

Masters of Gravity

Masters of Gravity is based on the All American Soap Box Derby, a tradition that intrigues children. Once we catch their attention, we can increase their interest in learning. This series combines racing and learning in a fun process. Produced 2003.  [more]  [watch online]

   

Math & Science Gumbo

Weights, measures, cooking times and temps, physical and chemical changes … you name it and the Kitchen Mathematician will beat, mix, blanche, toast, boil and fricassee food to explore the math and science that goes into cooking. Produced 2005.   [more]  [watch online]

   
Math nMotion

Math nMotion

Math nMotion tackles the very difficult concepts of Graphing Linear Equations, Inequalities, Ratio and Proportion and Using Data to Make Decisions through the use of racing Formula M cars. Produced 2009.   [more]  [watch online]

   
Media Moments

Media Moments / Media Literacy

Students can find out what goes into making the nightly news and learn critical thinking skills in interacting with the media. Produced 2001.   [more]  [watch online]

   
The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages

The goal of The Middle Ages is to help students understand the basic concepts of this historical period, including the barbarian invasions, feudalism, the Crusades, the devastation of the plague, the causes of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Reformation. This is accomplished through hands-on and project-based activities. Produced 2008.   [more]  [watch online]

   
More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals

More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals

Poetry is using carefully selected words to create a specific emotional response. More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals helps students in grades 7-12 learn about the structure, usefulness and power of poetry. Produced 2013. [more]  [watch online]

   

One State-Many Nations: Native Americans of Ohio

Western Reserve Public Media presents a multimedia project that studies the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Native American nations that have populated Ohio since prehistoric times. Using the print and Web resources that support the series, students will meet the nations and their leaders through a fun and interactive collection of exercises. Produced 2004. [more]  [watch online]

   
Phi 1.61803: Art in Math and Science

Phi 1.61803: Art in Math and Science

Three lessons included in Phi 1.61803: Art in Math and Science relate the mathematical concept of phi to the beauty of art. The lessons include formative and summative assessments, teacher resource pages, student handouts, a professional development video and more. A companion music video that resembles “Schoolhouse Rock” studies artwork that was exhibited at the Akron Art Museum to help students understand the concept. Produced 2010.  [more]  [watch online]

   
projectRESEARCH: Consider the Source

projectRESEARCH: Consider the Source

Research is the tool that helps us to make informed decisions. projectRESEARCH: Consider the Source helps students in grades 7-12 learn the structure for creating a research project, from finding information to creating a presentation based on their work. Produced 2013. [more]  [watch online]

   
QuizBus: Dealing With Data

QuizBus: Dealing With Data

Students in grades 4-8 practice collecting data, presenting it in an understandable fashion, analyzing it through graphing, identifying ways data can be distorted and looking at both arithmetic and geometric probability (area models). Produced 2008[more]  [watch online]

   

Secrets of Sherlock (S.O.S.)

Sherlock is a dog — a very smart dog — with big ideas that sometimes don’t work out. Your students will become “S.O.S. Trackers” to help him solve a variety of problems. Secrets of Sherlock (S.O.S.) helps teachers prepare students for Ohio’s proficiency tests in the areas of communication and skill integration. An extensive teacher guide includes explanations and student activities. Produced 1994.  [download the teacher guide]  [watch online]

   

Sharing Art

There are artists among us who actually make a living making art! Produced 2001.   [more]  [watch online]

   

Shortcuts to Happiness: The Performing Arts

This 10-video series offers insight into the careers that work together to make “theater.” Each segment shows a person whose profession is acting, writing, directing, etc. We then go to the Broadway Series and see their craft “up close.” Finally we see students performing these same tasks in their schools. Produced 2005.   [more]  [watch online]

   

Snapshot: The Decades

Using historical footage and narration, this series focuses on the social, economic, political and scientific events of each decade — from the 1920s to the 1960s. Produced 2006.   [more]  [watch online]

   

Speaking of History … Doing Oral History Projects

Collecting and archiving oral histories is a wonderful way to build community, present proficiency skills in a real-life setting, preserve histories that may soon be gone forever and make these collections available to the entire community. Produced 2002.   [more]  [watch online]

   

Test Quest

Welcome to Test Quest, where you can set forth on an adventure to pass the Ultimate Challenge — the Proficiency Test. Produced 2002.   [more]  [watch online]

   
Ubiquitous Science

Ubiquitous Science

Ubiquitous Science contains four modules. Each module deals with Benchmark B from the physical science content standards in grade 8. Benchmark B states, “In simple cases, describe the motion of objects and conceptually describe the effects of forces on an object.” Produced 2009.  [more]  [watch online]

   

White House 20500

Alex and Ravi, the two 8th-grade characters in the story, discover how our government works. The lessons introduce citizenship through a humorous and lively storyline that will maintain student interest. This series is based on the 17 learning outcomes students must master for Ohio’s 8th-grade social studies proficiency test. Produced 1993.  [download the teacher guide]  [watch online]

   
Who’s Your Boss?

Who’s Your Boss?

Right here in northeast Ohio, young entrepreneurs are having remarkable success in creating and marketing new products. Who’s Your Boss? celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week by profiling the achievements of six northeast Ohio youths and the organizations that support them. Produced 2009. [more]  [watch online]

   

You Be the Producer

In today’s classroom, digital photography and digital video enable students to make a clear visual connection with their subject matter. The purpose of this project is to provide guidance and resources for teachers so they can help students tell their stories digitally. Produced 2005.   [more]  [watch online]

   
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