Careers in the Sciences (DVDs)

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This three-part series spurs students’ interest in the vast horizons that science offers, highlighting the personal and financial benefits of many scientific professions and the opportunity to do work that will transform the human experience.

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America’s classrooms are filled with aspiring actors, hip-hop moguls, and fashion models. Getting young people interested in science is another story – even though a scientific career can be more exciting than working in Hollywood.

This three-part series spurs students’ interest in the vast horizons that science offers, highlighting the personal and financial benefits of many scientific professions and the opportunity to do work that will transform the human experience.

In English, with English-language subtitles. Recommended for grades 6-12. Three-part series. Can order each separately for $99.95. Viewing time: 26 minutes each. 2007.

  • Careers in the Physical Sciences – There’s nothing boring about stopping a speeding bullet, especially when it’s accomplished with liquid. How about designing robots based on insect anatomy, or using computers to figure out what George Washington really looked like?

    This video shows students the thrills and rewards of working in the physical sciences, demonstrating that becoming a chemist, physicist, or engineer involves fun, personal challenges, and the chance to develop groundbreaking technologies. The program profiles a mechanical engineer, a chemical engineer, a materials scientist, a mathematician, and a forensic scientist specializing in digital reconstruction.

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  • Careers in the Life Sciences – The next leader in the fight against cancer may be sitting in third-period Biology right now, but what will inspire his or her first steps into medicine? This video illustrates the awesome potential of a career in the life sciences, guiding students through fields that offer nearly unlimited possibilities for discovery.

    From the microscopic world of DNA, to the dazzlingly complex behavior of ants, to the mysteries of human physiology, the program explores the accomplishments of several life science trailblazers. A geneticist, a molecular biologist, a neuroscientist, and an entomologist are featured, as well as a venture capitalist who oversees pioneering pharmaceutical research.

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  • Careers in the Earth Sciences – Flying into the eye of a storm, camping at the base of an active volcano, traveling backwards in time – students might think these adventures happen only in action movies. This video shows that they also take place in the lives of Earth scientists – those frequently daring researchers and theorists who study the past, present, and future of our planet and environment.

    Venturing into the realms of land, sea, and air, the program presents detailed portraits of a number of intrepid scientific explorers – a marine seismologist, a volcanologist, a meteorologist, a landscape ecologist, and an environmental health scientist.

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