• Bee Fly

    Flies and cicada are featured in this program. Baby flies struggle to hatch from their cocoons and different flies are shown eating pollen and nectar. One unfortunate fly is caught in a spider's web. Cicada larvae live underground for several years. Once ...

  • Who Wrote the Scrolls?

    Scrolls found in caves near the Dead Sea turned out to be one of the greatest finds in archaeology; they are older than any existing Bible manuscripts, but corroborate and elaborate upon certain passages and events. Some of the clues and mysteries the scr ...

  • Summary

    Phylum Arthropoda is the most luxuriant branch on the tree of life. This program covers phylum characteristic and three major arthropod classes: Crustaceans (copepods, waterfleas, branchiopods, decapods, and barnacles), Chelicerates (scorpions, pseudos ...

  • Coral Reef Ecology

    This colorful program shows the hunting habits and defenses of tuna, hammerhead sharks, snake eels, lobsters, hermit crabs, and several other species. Aggressive tube blennies and their more benign relatives, the sailfin blennies, are filmed in their apar ...

  • Improving Profitability

    In this sequence, students are encouraged to determine the best strategy to improve a bicycle shop's profitability.

  • Glass Lenses

    This remarkable material has been made into containers, decorations, and windows. Modern uses of glass include optical fibers, used by doctors and by telephone companies to transmit a huge number of messages simultaneously. It can be manufactured into man ...

  • Song: Plot Poem

    Three billy goats want to get to the other side of the highway to eat the lovely grass there. The only obstacle is the troll who lives under the bridge.

  • Foals

    See Alice preparing her mare, Lotte. Horses have helped humans for thousands of years. The young foals are born after spending eleven months inside the mares, and they are soon grazing and nursing beside their mothers. Also learn that horses' small ance ...

  • Flies Feeding

    Flies and cicada are featured in this program. Baby flies struggle to hatch from their cocoons and different flies are shown eating pollen and nectar. One unfortunate fly is caught in a spider's web. Cicada larvae live underground for several years. Once ...

  • The Fall Frost

    Unlike some wasps, paper wasps are social insects that live in a colony. A female wasp, called a foundress, starts her own colony by first building a nest. Using wood as a building material, she builds a nest of several cells. She then lays an egg in each ...

  • Starfishes

    The seashore is one of the richest habitats on earth. The rock pools left behind when the tide ebbs contain an astounding variety of life. The creatures of this unstable coastal fringe are ideally adapted to it. This documentary covers familiar animals su ...

  • Map: Belgium

    Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg were known as the Low Countries, because they were small, flat, surrounded by seas, and relatively weak until they formed the Benelux customs union in 1948. Yet they have contributed much to the historical, politic ...

  • Martin Luther Postage Stamps

    Martin Luther was a priest and a university lecturer. The Church refused debate and ordered him to recant. He set out to reform the Church that he loved. He ended up founding a new one and starting a movement which changed the course of world history.

  • The Trumpeter Swan

    The largest swans in the world, the trumpeters, nearly became extinct last century. Winter in the Rockies is long and harsh, and from the moment the cygnets hatch, they are on a tight schedule to eat and grow enough to survive the conditions. The species? ...

  • Technology on the Farm

    Despite its wonders, Earth's water cycle does not spread water evenly around the planet. The Ogallala Aquifer?s huge underground reservoir gives the relatively dry central Plains states such as Nebraska a large but limited irrigation source. But the aquif ...

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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.