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The Resource A close look at endangered species!, (Playaway launchpad)

A close look at endangered species!, (Playaway launchpad)

Label
A close look at endangered species!
Title
A close look at endangered species!
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is one confusing animal. Related to the rhinoceros, called a mountain cow, and with a flexible nose like an elephant, Baird's tapirs have to be seen to be believed
  • The endangered California condor has a new, and out-of-state home: the Vermilion Cliffs of Arizona
  • Short story discussing the odd creature that is the duck-billed platypus. Researcher Alberto Vale captures a live platypus and collects data
  • Once facing extinction in Japan due to now outlawed hunting, the Japanese giant salamander, which can grow up to five feet in length and weigh more than 50 pounds, is making a comeback. However habitat destruction and flood control systems still remain a threat. To solve the problem, a team of researchers devise a ramp and staircase system to modify dams, allowing the salamanders to return up-river to the mountain streams to breed
  • Scientists are at work on a new sensor that might help save manatee lives
  • Ocelots are stealthy felines. They are solitary and secretive animals. Similar in appearance to its larger cousin the jaguar, the ocelot lives in the same range, from the United States to South America. Ocelots are mid level predators, occasionally hunting during the day, but mainly under the cover of darkness. It hunts for small reptiles and rodents, such as pacas. Ocelots prowl the jungle, pausing briefly for a quick rest and cleaning
  • It's a zebra, it's a horse ... no, it's an okapi. Not discovered until the 20th century, the okapi's closest relative is actually the giraffe
  • Endangered sea turtles are making a comeback thanks to the T.E.D.--the Turtle Excluder Device. In the Gulf of Mexico, the endangered Kemp's ridley is making a rebound. Marine biologists there have invented a new technology for fishing nets that saves the lives of caught turtles, sharks, and large fish
  • Whooping cranes are making a comeback. These majestic birds were once found over much of North America. Then they were hunted, and their wetlands were drained for farmland, making them an endangered species. Places like the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, though, give some hope. They are breeding cranes and teaching them to migrate. Because of these programs, their numbers have gone from a handful to over 300 in the wild today. But whooping cranes continue to face threats, including habitat loss and pollution
  • The Ecology and Conservation Series covers topics from the Greenhouse effect to endangered species and Biodiversity. Students travel across the Globe, examining various species in danger and what is being done to protect them. This episode of Environment and Ecology explores ecology and conservation. Students travel across the United States, examining various species in danger and what is being done to help them. See conservationists helping rare crocodiles in South Florida and tracking caribou migrations with satellites in Alaska. Students also learn how non-native plants can disrupt an ecosystem. Filled with beautiful footage of the plant and animal life across the country, this program includes suggestions for careers in this field of study
  • In this program host Melody Young visits with Zookeeper Ric Urban and discovers the education required to care for animals and the role of zoos in preserving endangered species. Subjects Covered Include: What does a zookeeper do? How do you get started as a zookeeper? Do you have to go to college to be a zookeeper? What courses are important to be a zookeeper? Different types of zookeepers. Where do zoos get their animals? Is math important to being a zookeeper? What are endangered animals? Why is it important to have zoos? Why is it important to feed animals a proper diet?
  • The astonishing growth of human population over the last 200 years has caused drastic and hopefully not irreversible damage to ecosystems worldwide. As we seek food, shelter, and natural resources, we damage the fragile balance of natural wildlife. If we continue at this pace, it is estimated 25% of the current species on Earth may become extinct in the near future. Biodiversity is crucial to sustaining life on Earth, and in this episode of Environment and Ecology, students learn about the efforts being made by scientists all over the world to maintain this vital biodiversity
  • Take students on a mission to see what's being done to save the manatee, a marine animal sometimes known as a "sea cow" because of its size and diet, which consists mainly of vegetation. We'll journey to points in Florida where the manatee lives and to the Sea World Aquarium in Orlando. There, you'll see how researchers and scientists are studying and protecting the peaceful manatee to ensure its survival
Cataloging source
PLAYA
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
591.68
Intended audience
  • Ages 8-10
  • Grades 3-5
LC call number
QL83
LC item number
.C56 2018
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Film Ideas (Firm)
  • Findaway World, LLC
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Runtime
91
Series statement
Science
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Endangered species
  • Ecology
  • Environmental education
  • Manatees
  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Ecology
  • Endangered species
  • Environmental education
  • Manatees
Target audience
pre adolescent
Technique
live action
Label
A close look at endangered species!, (Playaway launchpad)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Videos originally released individually by Film Ideas, Inc. and National Geographic Society
  • Issued on Playaway Launchpad, a pre-loaded learning tablet
  • Powered by rechargeable battery ; container includes one power charging cord with both USB and AC adapters
  • Earphones not required for audio playback
  • Device does not have Internet connectivity
  • Container insert lacks full list of unit contents
Accompanying material
1 power charging cord
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • other
Content type code
  • tdi
  • xxx
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Ocelot
  • Okapi
  • Turtle excluder
  • Whooping cranes
  • Ecology & conservation. Making the right choices
  • (26 min.)
  • Zookeeper
  • (approximately 11 min.)
  • Environmental science. The importance of biodiversity
  • (approximately 17 min.)
  • Endangered species
  • The manatee. An endangered species
  • (approximately 15 min.)
  • (9 videos)
  • (approximately 2 min.)
  • Baird's tapir
  • California condors in Arizona
  • Duckbill platypus search
  • Japanese giant salamander
  • Manatee detection
Control code
on1060972043
Dimensions
20 x 13 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 video media player (approximately 1 hr., 31 min.)
File format
unknown
Isbn
9781987147759
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
LP001800
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1060972043
Video recording format
other
Label
A close look at endangered species!, (Playaway launchpad)
Publication
Note
  • Videos originally released individually by Film Ideas, Inc. and National Geographic Society
  • Issued on Playaway Launchpad, a pre-loaded learning tablet
  • Powered by rechargeable battery ; container includes one power charging cord with both USB and AC adapters
  • Earphones not required for audio playback
  • Device does not have Internet connectivity
  • Container insert lacks full list of unit contents
Accompanying material
1 power charging cord
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • other
Content type code
  • tdi
  • xxx
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Ocelot
  • Okapi
  • Turtle excluder
  • Whooping cranes
  • Ecology & conservation. Making the right choices
  • (26 min.)
  • Zookeeper
  • (approximately 11 min.)
  • Environmental science. The importance of biodiversity
  • (approximately 17 min.)
  • Endangered species
  • The manatee. An endangered species
  • (approximately 15 min.)
  • (9 videos)
  • (approximately 2 min.)
  • Baird's tapir
  • California condors in Arizona
  • Duckbill platypus search
  • Japanese giant salamander
  • Manatee detection
Control code
on1060972043
Dimensions
20 x 13 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 video media player (approximately 1 hr., 31 min.)
File format
unknown
Isbn
9781987147759
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
LP001800
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1060972043
Video recording format
other

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