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Air Pollution and the Lungs (RealVideo)
In this video, learn about different causes of air pollution that can cause breathing problems. Outdoor pollution sources include cars, factories, dry cleaners, and gas pumps. Indoor air pollution can come from carpets, home cleaning products, glues, and pesticides. Also, learn about other parts of our environment, including cockroaches, dust mites, and molds that live in moist places, that can affect us.


Air Pollution and the Lungs (Windows Media)
In this video, learn about different causes of air pollution that can cause breathing problems. Outdoor pollution sources include cars, factories, dry cleaners, and gas pumps. Indoor air pollution can come from carpets, home cleaning products, glues, and pesticides. Also, learn about other parts of our environment, including cockroaches, dust mites, and molds that live in moist places, that can affect us.


Breathing and Asthma (RealVideo)
This clip looks at human lungs and the breathing process. Learn how air travels through the mouth and into the lungs. Also find out how asthma, one of the most common lung diseases, affects the lungs.


Breathing and Asthma (Windows Media)
This clip looks at human lungs and the breathing process. Learn how air travels through the mouth and into the lungs. Also find out how asthma, one of the most common lung diseases, affects the lungs.


Celiac Diseas (Windows Media)
Celiac diseas is a rare autoimmune disease that causes the inability to digest wheat products. In this clip, the disease is introduced and personal testimony from patients and their families is given. (Closed Captioned)


Celiac Disease (RealVideo)
Celiac disease is a rare autoimmune disease that causes the inability to digest wheat products. In this clip, the disease is introduced and personal testimony from patients and their families is given.


Cholera Outbreak Part 1 (RealVideo)
In this dramatic clip, Dr. Bennett learns of a cholera outbreak following an oyster roast at a fund-raiser for Earth Watch, a high school news program focused on the environment. Dr. Bennett’s daughter, Maya, and her friend Elena learn that cholera is an acute infectious disease of the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Maya and her friends prepare to use the outbreak as a lead story for Earth Watch.


Cholera Outbreak Part 1 (Windows Media)
In this dramatic clip, Dr. Bennett learns of a cholera outbreak following an oyster roast at a fund-raiser for Earth Watch, a high school news program focused on the environment. Dr. Bennett’s daughter, Maya, and her friend Elena learn that cholera is an acute infectious disease of the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Maya and her friends prepare to use the outbreak as a lead story for Earth Watch.


Cholera Outbreak Part 2 (RealVideo)
Maya and her friends are in the Earth Watch studio attempting to figure out exactly what caused an unusual cholera outbreak in their town. Townspeople are blaming Logan’s Seafood, the company that supplied the food for the oyster roast. Elena fears that students volunteering for the fundraiser may have been careless in handling food during the event. Learn how these students pose and test hypotheses about the situation to try to find the cause of such an unusual problem.


Cholera Outbreak Part 2 (Windows Media)
Maya and her friends are in the Earth Watch studio attempting to figure out exactly what caused an unusual cholera outbreak in their town. Townspeople are blaming Logan’s Seafood, the company that supplied the food for the oyster roast. Elena fears that students volunteering for the fundraiser may have been careless in handling food during the event. Learn how these students pose and test hypotheses about the situation to try to find the cause of such an unusual problem.


Cholera Outbreak Part 3 (RealVideo)
In this segment, students Elena and Drew feel discouraged when they find posters warning against eating at Logan’s Seafood. They realize that Old Man Chapman, a regular fixture at the town’s docks, has not been seen lately. The team puts together clues. Meanwhile, Mrs. Winger, a skeptical and agitated neighbor, expresses her concerns to Dr. Bennett. He invites her to an upcoming town meeting to discuss the issue and clear up rumors.


Cholera Outbreak Part 3 (Windows Media)
In this segment, students Elena and Drew feel discouraged when they find posters warning against eating at Logan’s Seafood. They realize that Old Man Chapman, a regular fixture at the town’s docks, has not been seen lately. The team puts together clues. Meanwhile, Mrs. Winger, a skeptical and agitated neighbor, expresses her concerns to Dr. Bennett. He invites her to an upcoming town meeting to discuss the issue and clear up rumors.


Cholera Outbreak Part 4 (RealVideo)
This segment features a town meeting where residents meet to talk about the cholera outbreak. Angry residents voice their concerns as Dr. Bennett tries to call the meeting to order. Observe how Dr. Bennett calmly addresses the crowd and restores order with a question and answer session.


Cholera Outbreak Part 4 (Windows Media)
This segment features a town meeting where residents meet to talk about the cholera outbreak. Angry residents voice their concerns as Dr. Bennett tries to call the meeting to order. Observe how Dr. Bennett calmly addresses the crowd and restores order with a question and answer session.


Cholera Outbreak Part 5 (RealVideo)
The Earth Watch team finally gets a lead on what caused cholera in their community after Maya notices something on a video Drew taped at the oyster roast. In this clip, learn how the Earth Watch team use their scientific and investigative skills solve the mystery. Dr. Bennett commends them on being patient and gathering all the information before drawing a conclusion.


Cholera Outbreak Part 5 (Windows Media)
The Earth Watch team finally gets a lead on what caused cholera in their community after Maya notices something on a video Drew taped at the oyster roast. In this clip, learn how the Earth Watch team use their scientific and investigative skills solve the mystery. Dr. Bennett commends them on being patient and gathering all the information before drawing a conclusion.


Earth Watch: Water 1 (RealVideo)
This clip explores the nature of water and the ways in which becomes contaminated, explaining why you can’t always trust that water that looks clean really is clean. The segment explores the molecular makeup of water and the importance of water to our health.


Earth Watch: Water 1 (Windows Media)
This clip explores the nature of water and the ways in which becomes contaminated, explaining why you can’t always trust that water that looks clean really is clean. The segment explores the molecular makeup of water and the importance of water to our health.


Earth Watch: Water 2 (RealVideo)
In this segment, learn how water is cleaned at a water treatment plant. The process includes aeration, the addition of chlorine and alum, sedimentation, and filtration. Water continues in an endless cycle and what we do, or don’t do, has a tremendous effect on its quality. Learn about things you can do to help keep water clean.


Earth Watch: Water 2 (Windows Media)
In this segment, learn how water is cleaned at a water treatment plant. The process includes aeration, the addition of chlorine and alum, sedimentation, and filtration. Water continues in an endless cycle and what we do, or don’t do, has a tremendous effect on its quality. Learn about things you can do to help keep water clean.


Earth Watch: Water 3 (RealVideo)
This clip explains the stages in the endless water cycle through which all the water available on Earth passes. Learn how water travels throughout our environment in a continuous cycle, falling to Earth as precipitation from clouds, and eventually returns to the sky, evaporating into a gas by heat from the sun. Explore how noxious elements such as mercury become a part of this cycle, and how this can affect all of Earth’s creatures.


Earth Watch: Water 3 (Windows Media)
This clip explains the stages in the endless water cycle through which all the water available on Earth passes. Learn how water travels throughout our environment in a continuous cycle, falling to Earth as precipitation from clouds, and eventually returns to the sky, evaporating into a gas by heat from the sun. Explore how noxious elements such as mercury become a part of this cycle, and how this can affect all of Earth’s creatures.


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