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Welcome to the Videos page.  These educational videos teach students environmental health concepts and are a great way to introduce or supplement topics taught in the classroom.  All videos are vetted for reliability and come from trusted sources.

Indoor Air PollutionIndoor Air Pollution

Monte Mold Chronicles (National Library of Medicine ) - Join Monte Mold as he helps to explain how mold grows, its benefits to humans and the environment, and the potential risks to human health.

Outdoor Air PollutionOutdoor Air Pollution

Monte Mold Chronicles (National Library of Medicine ) - Join Monte Mold as he helps to explain how mold grows, its benefits to humans and the environment, and the potential risks to human health.

OzoneOzone

State of the Air 2013 - Ozone Pollution (American Lung Association ) - FAQs about ozone pollution, including general information, sources of the problem, and associated health risks.

Ozone (Twin Cities Public Television ) - Teacher's resource guide to an ozone lesson, including an overview, video, activities, and vocabulary.

Ozone - Good Up High, Bad Nearby (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ) - Interactive website about ground level ozone and the ozone layer.

Robot ZERO's Ozone Adventure (National Library of Medicine ) - Well-intentioned, but misguided outer space robot ZERO comes to Earth to help humans by spraying them with ozone. There, ZERO meets a scientist who explains ZERO’s mistake by helping him understand the difference between atmospheric and ground-level ozone.

Particulate MatterParticulate Matter

Particle Pollution (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ) - Interactive website/video on particle pollution.

Something in the Air: Particulate Matter and Your Health (National Library of Medicine ) - Agents Aeon and Amethyst investigate toxic effects of Hawthorne Hipster’s unusual bonfire. An animation about particulate matter, where it is found, and its effects on human health.

ArsenicArsenic

What in the World is Arsenic? Arsenic in our Food. (National Library of Medicine ) - While eating lunch, three students begin to wonder about the safety of eating foods that contain arsenic. Through their research, they will discover where arsenic is found, how it is used, and its effects on human health.

LeadLead

Silent but Leadly: Toxicity of Lead (National Library of Medicine ) - Professor Plumbum takes intergalactic superhero Leadman on a historic tour about properties and uses of lead, convincing him to redesign his suit into something less… leadly.

MercuryMercury

Mercury and Our Health (National Library of Medicine ) - An animation about mercury, where it is found, how it is used, and the effects on human health.

PesticidesPesticides

A Zest for Pests...Pesticides, the Environment and You (National Library of Medicine ) - David’s house is infested with micropenguins. What can he do? An animation about pesticides, where they are found, how they are used, and their effects on human health.

PlasticsPlastics

Super Mallio Brothers (National Library of Medicine ) - This parody on a classic video game teaches students about the dangers of the chemicals used in the production of plastics for the environment and human health.

Farmtastic Plastic (National Library of Medicine ) - In this animated adventure, Polly Mer guides Olivia through the process of “growing” plastics on a plastics farm, introducing her to concepts such as monomers and polymers in a game-like environment.

Phthalamon: Phthalates and Your Health (National Library of Medicine ) - This lighthearted animation tackles phthalates, the chemicals used to make plastics more durable and flexible, and the risks they present to human health.

World of Plasticraft (National Library of Medicine ) - Journey with Pollymer and two gameworld adventurers to a faraway land of Plasteroth. Here, leading a quest to forge the powerful Recy’clar sword, she will explain the different types of plastics and their recycling programs.

Volatile Organic CompoundsVolatile Organic Compounds

Impact of Pollutants on Snow and Ice (Exploratorium of San Francisco ) - Video about research adventures studying the impact pollutants have on snow and ice.

Greenhouse GasesGreenhouse Gases

Greenhouse Effect (Twin Cities Public Television ) - Teacher's guide to teaching greenhouse effect; provides an informational video.

Greenhouse Effect (Howard Hughes Medical Institute ) - Animated lecture on the greenhouse effect

Take ActionTake Action

A Way Forward: Facing Climate Change (National Geographic ) - Documentary outlining the global impact and devastating effects of climate change and presenting scientists’ views.

What is Climate ChangeWhat is Climate Change

Take Aim at Climate Change (Passport to Knowledge ) - Interactive website, including a video and topics on climate change, polar bears, glaciers, and carbon dioxide.

Cool School Challenge (Pugent Sound Clean Air Agency ) - Engages students and teachers in practical strategies to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions school-wide.

A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ) - Information about causes, detrimental global impact of climate change, and activities that can be part of the solution.

A Way Forward: Facing Climate Change (National Geographic ) - Documentary outlining the global impact and devastating effects of climate change and presenting scientists’ views.

Chemicals and PollutantsChemicals and Pollutants

Acid Rain (Twin Cities Public Television ) - Teacher’s guide, including an overview, activity, real world connections, vocabulary, and a short video.

Impact of Pollutants on Snow and Ice (Exploratorium of San Francisco ) - Video about research adventures studying the impact pollutants have on snow and ice.

Why Care About the Water? (National Geographic ) - Video from the National Geographic about water in all its forms and how one can make a difference.

Nutrient Pollution (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ) - Video about the amount of nitrogen reaching our waterways and the health effects associated with it.

Water CycleWater Cycle

Maya's Documentary (Thinkport ) - Short video on where water comes from and the effects water pollution can have.

Water Cycle: Nature's Recycling System (U.S. Department of Agriculture ) - Video about the water cycle.

Water TreatmentWater Treatment

Thirstin's Water Filtration Lesson (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ) - Interactive website to learn about the water filtration process.

Virtual Tour of a Drinking Water Plant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ) - Virtual website for a guided tour of a water plant.

Desalination: A Solution for Our Water Needs (National Library of Medicine ) - Animated video on the desalination process.

Waterborne Diseases & IllnessesWaterborne Diseases & Illnesses

Water+?=Trouble Part 1 (Thinkport ) - Online video about water pollution and related illnesses, part 1.

Water+?=Trouble Part 2 (Thinkport ) - Online video about water pollution and related illnesses, part 2.

Water+?=Trouble Part 3 (Thinkport ) - Online video about water pollution and related illnesses, part 3.

Water+?=Trouble Part 4 (Thinkport ) - Online video about water pollution and related illnesses, part 4.

Water+?=Trouble Part 5 (Thinkport ) - Online video about water pollution and related illnesses, part 5.