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Inside the Living Cell: Essential Cell Biology (2004)

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DVD is broken down into over 30 learning modules.

Unit 1: The Cell - Unit of Life: Includes the Discovery of Cells; Cell Structures; DNA Directs Cell Activities; Electron Microscopes; Chemistry of Life.
This program shows the kinds of cells and emphasizes the fact that all cells have a common organization and how all cells carry out similar biochemical processes.

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Inside the Living Cell: Essential Cell Biology

The Biology Classics: Paramecium, Hydra, Planaria, and Daphnia (2006)

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Grades 6 and up:
This program introduces students to four organisms we call The Biology Classics. Featured in most biology textbooks, these classics broaden our concept of what it means to be alive.

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The Biology Classics: Paramecium, Hydra, Planaria, and Daphnia

The Biology of Plants (1997)

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Clear graphic animation is used to describe the molecular level mechanisms of photosynthesis. Major plant groups include mosses, liverworts, ferns, horsetails, and the seed plants (gymnosperms and flowering plants). This is a good general introduction to the members of the green kingdom and their life cycles.

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00:18
The Biology of Plants

The Biology of Viruses (1999)

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This program examines the discovery of viruses and their structure, how viruses are studied, how they infect their hosts and how they replicate. Details are provided on the T-4 bacteriophage and retroviruses such as HIV.

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The Biology of Viruses

The Biology of Bacteria (2004)

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The bacteria section uses compelling microscopy of living bacteria to examine their structure, physiology, behavior, and the vital roles these microbes play in the biosphere, including oxygen production (cyanobacteria), decomposition, nitrogen fixation, and as parasites as well as helpful symbionts.

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The Biology of Bacteria

The Biology of Cnidarians (1997)

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This program begins with a remarkable series of observations on Hydra including: habitat, structure, feeding, nematocyst discharge, locomotion (by looping), and its sexual and asexual reproductive strategies. Obelia illustrates the two-stage life cycle found in many cnidarians.

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The Biology of Cnidarians

The Biology of Echinoderms (2005)

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Echinoderms are one branch of the deuterostome line of animal evolution, the branch to which Chordates also belong. Modules cover phylum characteristics and key biological details for five classes: sea stars; brittle stars and basket stars; sea urchins and sand dollars (including developmental stages); sea cucumbers; and crinoids (feather stars).

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The Biology of Echinoderms

The Biology of Chordates (2001)

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The Phylum Chordata includes tunicates, sea lancelets, hagfish, and all familiar vertebrate animals. This program explores how these seemingly diverse animals evolved and how the group is unified by four characteristic structures: a hollow dorsal nerve chord, a supportive notochord, gill slits, and a post-anal tail.

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The Biology of Chordates

The Biology of Sponges (2003)

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Imagine an animal with no mouth, no digestive system, no excretory or circulatory organs, no brain nor nervous system, and no movement as an adult. In spite of their simple nature, sponges are actually one of the most fascinating animal phyla, when viewed in developmental, ecological, and evolutionary terms.

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The Biology of Sponges

The Light Microscope: Window on the Microcosm (2002)

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This program demonstrates techniques for using a student microscope to achieve spectacular images. Emphasis is on correct lighting procedures and the techniques required for viewing living cells.

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The Light Microscope: Window on the Microcosm

The Biology of Algae (2004)

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The term algae is a catchall for several evolutionary lines of photosynthetic organisms: dinoflagellates: red algae (plastids with chlorophyll A); diatoms, yellow-brown algae and brown algae (chlorophylls A and C); and green algae (chlorophylls A and B). This program explores the diversity, structure, ecological roles and modern classification of these vital primary producers.

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The Biology of Algae

The Biology of Fungi (2004)

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Branches on the Tree of Life: Fungi explores the structure, life cycles, ecology, classification, and evolutionary relationships of four major lines of fungi: Chytrids, Zygomycetes (various molds), Ascomycetes (yeasts, cup fungi,

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The Biology of Fungi

The Biology of Molluscs (2006)

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Phylum Mollusca is the second most diverse phylum of animals, with over 100,000 know species. First examined are the basic characteristics of the phylum – a soft body, muscular foot, mantle cavity with gill, and hard calcified shell.

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The Biology of Molluscs

The Biology of Seashores (2006)

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Abiotic and Biotic Factors: Tides, wave shock, desiccation, and food sources.
Adaptations for Wave Shock: Shows the variety of body forms and structures found in an environment ripped by waves.
Defense: Examines structural, chemical, and behavioral adaptations that protect animals in this crowded environment.

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The Biology of Seashores

The Biology of Annelids (2006)

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Worms with segmented bodies make up the Phylum Annelida.

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The Biology of Annelids

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