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The Frostburg Science Discovery Center has a wide selection of films available for viewing.

Including:

"Planet Earth"
"Life"
"The Universe"
"Bill Nye the Science Guy" on various Topics
The Entire "Cavallaro Hunts" Video Collection
...and more

Contact us for more information about available videos.

Below is a complete listing of our videos:

 

Name

Runtime

Description

 AMPHIBIANS

26 minute

In this complete 26-minute episode, Bill explains how amphibians can live both on land and in water, and he demystifies the process of metamorphosis.

ATMOSPHERE

26 minute

Bill talks about the atmosphere, its five different levels, and how of atmospheric air pressure and radio waves.

BIRDS

26 minutes

In this episode, Bill explores his fascination with birds and shows us how our feathery friends stay airborne, where they live, and what they eat.

BIODIVERSITY

26 minutes

In Biodiversity, Bill literally sets up office in an ocean, a forest, and a field to commune with nature and show what happens when one link falls out of nature’s chain. 

BRAIN

26 minutes

In this thought-provoking episode, some very tricky optical illusions show that the brain doesn’t always correctly interpret what the eyes see.

Cavallaro Safaris Footage

N/A

The travels of Dr. Cavallaro as he collected our animal mounts. 

CLIMATES

26 minute

In climates, Bill delivers hot sand from Saudi Arabia and bananas from humid Costa Rica, to explain how different climates are created and how they affect our planet.

CHEMICAL REACTIONS

26 minute

In chemical reactions, you will learn that everything is made of chemicals. Guest star Candace Cameron shares the lab with Bill and shows that fire is actually a chemical reaction.

DESERTS

26 minutes

In Deserts, Bill travels to Arizona’s stunning Sonoran Desert and explores this unique ecosystem and demonstrates he special ways its native plants and animals flourish.

DIGESTION

26 minute

In Digestion, Bill explains how the body’s digestive system is like a fine-tuned machine that turns food into energy. Bill demonstrates the process with a stream engine that runs on corn flakes.

EARTH’S CRUST

26 minute

In this episode of Earth’s Crust, Bill goes to the depths of the Earth to explain how the Earth’s surface and its inner mantle differ.

EARTHQUAKES

26 minute

Thousands of earthquakes happen each year and Bill explains what causes them. Also, what makes big pieces of the Earth’s crust (the plates) move and what you should have on hand in case of a quake.

EYEBALL

26 Minute

In Eyeball, Bill focuses his attention on the body’s window to the world. Also, he interviews a Seeing Eye dog trainer and a virtual reality designer and demonstrates how a 3-D movie works.

FISH

26 minute

In this episode, Bill takes a dive underwater to study fish. Explore the depths with these submerged creatures and discover how they breathe, grow, and survive in their wet environment. 

FOSSILS

26 Minute

In Fossils, Bill discovers the relationship between dinosaurs and birds, and find out that rhinoceroses once lived in Nebraska.

FORESTS

26 Minute

In this episode, Bill goes swinging through the trees in Washington, Florida, Texas, and California to bring viewers lose to the tallest and possibly oldest living things in the world.

GENES

26 minute

Genes determine everything from hair and eye color to whether or not you can roll your tongue? It’s all in the genes you inherited from your mother and father. Also Bill goes further to explore the chromosomal world of DNA. 

HABITAT EARTH: WILDLIFE

30 minute

It examines the concept of the “web of life” as it introduces students to wildlife’s interdependence with each other and their environment.

HEART

26 Minute

In heart, Bill checks out this important muscular pump and its function in the body by pulling nine “Gs” with the United States Navy’s Blue Angels and chatting with Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez.

INSECTS

26 Minute

In Insects, Bill talks to special guest Queen Latifah, who’s abuzz about her other favorite queens…bees. The lab kids go exploring at an insectorium and go digging for insect fossils.

MARINE MAMMALS

26 minute

Bill explains how they’re really more like humans. Listen closely to hear mammals communicate underwater and find out how our “relatives at sea” have found ways to live in oceans around the world.

Life

7 hours& 42 minutes

LIFE, and 11-part series, is the definitive exploration of the adaptability and diversity of life on Earth, revealing the most spectacular, bizarre and fascinating behaviors that living things have devised in order to thrive. Many of these incredible scenes were captured for the first time using the latest in state-of-the-art high definition filming techniques.

OCEANOGRAPHY

26 minute

This episode explains why oceans are salty and explores the way they flow.

PLANTS

26 minute

Science Guy Bill branches our and gets to the root of the matter to explain wild things about plants such as how they breathe, make food, defend themselves, and move their seeds around.

Planet Earth (4 Disk)

Approximately 8 Hours

Journey from the highest peaks to the deepest oceans—pole to pole across the Earth. State of the art filming techniques and dramatic Cineflex aerial photography give you a glimpse of the natural world that will astound your eyes for hours.

RESPIRATION

26 minute

Bill talks about the importance of respiration as he jogs, bikes, swims, and scuba dives. Also discover the amount of air each breath contains and see a demonstration of how cigarette smoke can infiltrate and injure the lungs.

REPTILES

26 minute

In this episode, you will witness reptilian Epicurean delights when a snake eats a mouse, and ponder the possible links between dinosaurs, reptiles, and birds. 

RIVER AND STREAMS

26 Minute

Bill tracks the origins of these bodies of water and shows us what impact they have on our lives.

ROCKS & SOIL

26 minute

Bill unearths the hard facts on volcanoes, landslides, tectonic plates, rivers, weather, and their varied effects on the creation of rocks and soil.

SKIN

26 Minute

In Skin, Bill explains the naked truth about the organ that regulates our body temperature, protects our inner parts, and provides us with our sense of touch.

SOUND

26 minute

This episode shows the power of sound as they tap, sing, and band sound waves to eardrums everywhere.

SPIDERS

26 Minute

In Spiders, Bill cure the most intense case of arachnophobia by showing how cool spiders really are, and how these eight-legged predators balance our ecosystem by preying on pesky insects.

STORMS

26 minute

You will see what happens when huge masses of air collide. Destructive or not, storms benefit us. The tropical regions of the Earth would be too hot to inhabit—and the subpolar regions too cold—if we didn’t have hurricanes and typhoons to distribute the Earth’s hear so efficiently.

TIME WRAP (Season 1)

7 hours & 20 minutes

In Season one, they reveal events that happen much too quickly or too slowly to be perceived in depth by our senses. With extremely sensitive slow-motion cameras, Jeff and Matt examine chainsaw juggling, freeze bullets in their tracks, find out what happens to the body when it’s blasted with a Taser gun, and so much more.

THE UNIVERSE

 11 Hours & 45 minutes

Are there other planets in the Universe with the unique ability to support life—or is there truly no place like home? From the planets to the starts to the edge of the known universe, history and science collide in this epic exploration of space and its limitless potential.

VOLCANOES

26 minute

Bill takes a look at the hot-hot world of volcanoes: what they are, how they’re formed, and the different types that exist.