BBC Planet Earth

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  1. OB1

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    I just watched this and it is fantastic. I was wondering if anyone has created any units around these videos for the classroom. I have started making comprehension question but just wondered if anyone else would like to share some of there stuff.

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  3. MrL

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    From the library website:
    "Planet earth complete series
    You are number 107 in the holds list
    There are 7 holdable copies"

    It MUST be popular. I guess I'll get it sometime!
     
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    It was an amazing series!!! My 9 year old son was completely entranced by it, and got the rest of us hooked.

    There's no way to hook it into my math classes, but good for you for trying.

    Just because someone has to say it: be sure to look into any copyrite laws before showing it.
     
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    Over the summer I plan to make at least some worksheets to go with Planet Earth. I teach a senior life science class and use these DVDs all the time (they're PERFECT for substitute teacher lesson plans, as well). If my plan goes accordingly, I would be willing to share them with people. This series is AMAZING.
     
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    They are incredible! I wish I had time to work something up. I'll keep my eye out for something & will report back here if I find anything.
     
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    When I taught AP Biology, I had them watch Planet Earth when I had a substitute, after the AP exam, or just as a "time filler." I never got around to creating worksheets to go with, but I did have the students respond to the videos.
     
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    If you have United Streaming they have Planet Earth: Water.
     
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    Did you ever get this done? I'm looking to start using the movie this year.
     
  10. mollydoll

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    Alice , if you have the time to show a segment on earthquakes, you could tie it to a lesson on planes (fault blocks), or logs (richter scale).

    Volcanoes: maybe a lesson on calculating velocities, or even for geometry take a simplied cone volcano like Paricutin and do volume of cones.

    I'm sure I can come up with more.

    I can relate earth science to ANYTHING.
     
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    that is a great idea Molly! I am a new 8th grade science teacher :dizzy: :help: and I need all the assistance I can get.
     
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    I am signing this.. :help:
     

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