Somewhat Educational Movie?

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  1. OneBerry

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    Due to testing and so forth, I am in search of a kid-appropriate movie that I can show in school this week. I would like if it was somewhat educational, rather than just any random kid movie. I will have access to Youtube and Netflix, so if I can find it on one of those or some other website offering free download or streaming, it would be perfect. (Note: It does not need to be an actual "movie" but I do have over 2 hours to fill over the span of a few days.) Ok, any ideas? :)
     
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    Could you show episodes of something like Mythbusters? Educational, interesting. Not too long.
     
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    My 6th graders always liked Daily Planet
     
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    Are you in an elementary-like classroom with all subjects, or just one subject? If the former, have you done any read alouds of chapter books recently & which ones? If the latter, what subject?
     
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    Thank you all for your suggestions! I ended up making a trip to the public library and I found some Planet Earth DVDs. I just teach science, so they seem like a good fit, and hopefully they'll be a hit. :)
     
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    Never underestimate the power of a Bill Nye the Science Guy video.
     
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    Yes! My 5th graders, who are suddenly too cool for most things, still love Bill Nye.
     
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    I'd look into some sort of animal documentary or reality show, or something that relates to their social studies and science curriculum. We watched Mulan one day this year because we studied China. When I used to teach 4th grade we always watched Storm Chasers or whatever that show is when we studied natural disasters. That was always a huge hit with the kids.
     
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    March of the Penguins
     
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    October Sky
    Gifted Hands (available on Netflix last I checked))
    Ruby Bridges (available on YouTube most likely)
     

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