• Frog

    This segment discusses the anatomical adaptations that allow frogs to live in habitats in or near the water.

  • Einstein at Home

    Since Galileo first turned a telescope to the heavens, astronomers have studied the planets, the stars, and distant galaxies. But there are some mysteries so deep the answers cannot be found with traditional tools; it takes something entirely different, l ...

  • Trees for Paper

    This program first shows how paper is made, usually from the fibers of trees. The point is also made that recycling saves trees. We learn about some of the surprising properties of paper, and then we see children making their own paper creations.

  • Crazy Horse Decides to Fight

    From a young age, Crazy Horse was a famous warrior, but when his and Sitting Bull's bands wiped out Custer and his men at Little Big Horn, his fate was sealed. He was captured and killed by U.S. soldiers, but was secretly buried and is still venerated by ...

  • Indonesian Food

    From the metropolis of Jakarta to the reefs around Sumbawa Island, Indonesia offers a great variety of cultures and ways of life. This huge nation is spread along thousands of islands, and its history has generated many traditions, religions, and national ...

  • All-American Addict

    Teen addicts speak in their own words about how their lives spiraled out of control after using drugs. Viewers will meet Victor, a smart, popular and athletic student until, at age 12, he started smoking cigarettes, and then marijuana. After lying, cheati ...

  • Song, Use It Again

    Song emphasizes reusing items instead of throwing it away and gives statistics pertaining to items thrown away.

  • Map: Puerto Vallarta

    From the arid deserts of northern Mexico to the Lacandon rainforests of southern Mexico, this program introduces the richness of Mexico's geography and history. Spanish language and culture dominate Mexico City and elsewhere, but 22 existing indigenous po ...

  • From Bike to Bucks

    Managers must balance the cost of overtime against the loss of productivity that the business will sustain if it hires an untrained worker.

  • 1869 - Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

    The Transcontinental Railroad, completed at Promontory Point, opened the era of Railroads and American Industrialization, leading to the creation of great railway magnates such as Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, and James Fiske.

  • Interview: Aftershocks

    Find out why the solid-seeming earth is actually a changing body, constantly destroying and rebuilding itself. Tectonic plates? movements are clearly demonstrated as the source of these alterations through exciting live-action and computer graphic images. ...

  • Translation and Protein Synthesis

    Topics: A Variety of Cells, Cell Organization, Overview of Organic Molecules, Prokaryotic Cells, The Evolution of Eukaryotic Cells.

  • Animation: Which Way?

    Lots of things move because they are pushed, other things move because they are pulled. Cranes can lift and move containers, but friction can resist movement. At school, children push heavy loads, with and without rollers. Lots of other examples of starti ...

  • Book: The Starry Messenger

    This program documents the lives and works of scientists such as Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Paracelsus, and others who struggled to create a new vision of the world, a vision which is still evolving. The activities of astrologers, artisans, and natural ...

  • Axis Control

    This video clip explains how modern airplanes uses the Wright Brother's system of three axis control.

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The Agency for Instructional Technology has been a leader in educational technology since 1962. A nonprofit organization, AIT is one of the largest providers of instructional TV programs in North America. AIT is also a leading developer of other educational media. AIT’s products are based on sound instructional design. Classroom practitioners are closely involved in the development of every resource.


Ambrose Video Publishing is a producer of distinctive television programs that are academically relevant and specifically designed to serve the educational and informational needs of students, ages 12 to 20. These highly acclaimed programs also have wide appeal for general audiences interested in American History, Ancient World Cultures, Minority Achievements, Global Science and American Literature.

Biomedia Associates

BioMedia Associates is a group of biologists, teachers, educational designers and film-makers who collaborate to make learning programs for biology. Topics cover the biology curriculum with particular emphasis on cell biology, evolution, micro-organisms, the early history of life, and the major groups of living things.


ITS has been serving the educational media market since 1979. Exceptional educational programming of approximately 1000 titles, acquired or produced by ITS include series and single programs at the K-12, in- service and college credit levels. Programming ranges from individual supplemental programs to mini-series to complete courses as well as single concept segments designed for streaming.

New Dimension Media

New Dimension Media
Founded in 1978, New Dimension Media, a division of Questar, Inc., is the premier producer and distributor of original core curriculum media content created for K-12 classrooms. NDM programs have won over 100 of the industry's most prestigious honors, including the CINE Golden Eagle and the Golden Apple. NDM content is used in over 100,000 schools around the country.

About The Source for Learning

The Source for Learning is a not-for-profit company with a thirty-year history of providing educational content to teachers, students, and families. Today, SFL offers teachers, students, and parents the web's best collection of learning resources. Our web sites include TeachersFirst.com, PreschoolFirst.com, GrowUpLearning,com, and TeachersAndFamilies.com.

Compiled and reviewed by education professionals, SFL's resources cover countless subjects and support diverse learning styles. Together, they enhance education at every level. The content in the Source for Learning's web sites has become a "must have" asset in early learning settings, K-12 classrooms, and homes in the U.S. and more than 50 countries.