• Symbols for Poisons

    A pharmacist and a professor of pharmacy tell viewers what they need to know about medicines and drugstores. They explain how a doctor?s prescription informs the pharmacist which medicine to dispense and in what amount. The difference between prescription ...

  • Demonstration of Angle of Attack

    This video explains how to conduct an experiment that demonstrates angle of attack.

  • On-Screen Questions

    Students are challenged to answer questions about saving and interest rates.

  • Ciliates Are Everywhere

    Paramecia are examples of the ciliate phylum, unicellular protists that are found in all environments. Live-action photography captures the various ways these organisms move, reproduce, and feed. Unicellular protists far outnumber multicellular ones and i ...

  • Florida Pollutes Scotland

    Two scientists wade through the Everglades, evading alligators while other investigators explore its topography and history. Human intervention in the last century began with good intentions (hurricane control, swamp drainage) but resulted in increased st ...

  • Processionary Caterpillars

    These two insects have similar life cycles from caterpillar to butterfly. The pine processionary caterpillar feeds on pine needles and builds its nest, and the reason for its unusual name is revealed. Peacock butterflies are shown in their caterpillar for ...

  • Bali: Hindu Paradise

    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 ...

  • Josiah Bartlett, New Hampshire

    Segment discusses the role of the country doctor in US politics as the first delegate to the Continental Congress and the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.

  • Why Do We Keep Sheep?

    Group behavior goes back to the time when sheep were wild, making it easier for a sheep dog to herd them since they tend to stay together. Sheep provide humans with wool, which we see being made into cloth, as well as meat and cheese.

  • Invasion of Normandy

    Peaceful, contemporary scenes of Normandy's idyllic beaches are contrasted with documentary footage of the D-Day landing. Its unparalleled importance in denying Hitler world domination is depicted in this stirring retelling of the event.

  • American Presidency

    As America grew out of the independent thinking of its early colonists and citizens, it required a new kind of leader who respected the human rights specified in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. This program shows how America?s early ...

  • Quote: Wealth in America

    Even though the availability of land gave American colonists more self-determination than their European cousins, there were still class divisions. How these differences were overcome as the Revolution approached is explored in this enlightening program.

  • 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 ...

  • Jordan: Recent History

    Jordan is a monarchy and a key, modern Middle Eastern country, but its history includes many important events that continue to influence its peoples' lives. Parts of the Old Testament are set near the River Jordan and at Mt. Nebo, reputedly Moses' burial ...

  • A Park for Everyone?

    Explores the situation as the kids change their tactics and their sampling survey question and enlist the help of an interested woman. We also learn what the problem is with a slanted sample.

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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.