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Hidden Biodiversity Vol. 1 (2015)

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A close examination of the life within a pond or lake reveals adaptive structures and behaviors that promote survival of many species. Yet, their life cycles and body structures tell us much about the natural world and the delicate balance within it.

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High
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00:27
Hidden Biodiversity Vol. 1

The Biology of Protists (2003)

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The term "protist" covers a wide range of microscopic organisms formerly clumped into "Kingdom Protista." New molecular analyses show that the protistan lines of evolution go so far back in time they can be considered as different kingdoms of life.

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Middle
High
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00:20
The Biology of Protists

Cell Movement and Transport (2001)

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Topics: Structure and Behavior of the Plasma Membrane, Osmosis, Transport Proteins, Phagocytosis, Pinocytosis, Receptor Mediated Endocytosis, Golgi Function, Lysosomes and Hydrolytic Digestion, Microtubules, Cilia, Actin, and Myosin Motor Proteins.

Grade Level: 
High
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00:15
Cell Movement and Transport

The Genetic Code and Its Translation (2001)

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Topics: The Protein Nature of Life, Protein Structure, Transcription, Translation and Protein Synthesis, Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes, Exons and Introns, Mutations, Renegade DNA—The Viruses.

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High
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00:15
The Genetic Code and Its Translation

DNA Replication, Mitosis and Cell Reproduction (2001)

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Topics: Chromosome Condensation, Mitosis Stages, Cytokinesis, Meiosis, Nucleotide Structure and Bonding, Replication Enzymes, Replicating the Strands, Topoisomerase and the Twisting Problem, Proofreading and Repair, Replication Review.

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High
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00:15
DNA Replication, Mitosis and Cell Reproduction

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration (2001)

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Photosynthesis Topics: Chloroplast Structure, Light Trapping by Chlorophyll, The Light-Dependent Reactions of Photosynthesis, The Light-Independent Reactions of Photosynthesis.
Cellular Respiration Topics: Glycolysis and Fermentation, Mitochondrion Structure, Aerobic Respiration, Krebs Cycle, Electron Transport Chain, ATP Synthesis.

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High
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00:17
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Cells and Molecules (2001)

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Topics: A Variety of Cells, Cell Organization, Overview of Organic Molecules, Prokaryotic Cells, The Evolution of Eukaryotic Cells.

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High
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00:15
Cells and Molecules

Plant Minders, Earth Movers (2004)

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• Plant Minders – takes a peek at the vibrant ecosystem of the domestic garden and the part played by pollinators, predators, and scavengers, including bees and butterflies, aphids, soldier beetles and ladybird beetles, and the reproductive structures of flowering plants.

Grade Level: 
Middle
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00:12
Plant Minders, Earth Movers

Forest Floor Expedition (2004)

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• The Living Humous – studies the living component of soil, where dead organic material is broken down through the efforts of decomposer bacteria, sow bugs, millipedes, centipedes, and fungi.
• The Rotting Log – looks at how dead wood returns to the soil with the help of termites and the symbiotic microorganisms living in the termite gut.

Grade Level: 
Middle
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00:08
Forest Floor Expedition

Down the Rapids and Over the Falls (2004)

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• Down the Rapids – a survey of insect larvae adapted for surviving in fast-moving water, including mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, and water tigers (diving beetle larva).
• Over the Falls – living in the violent torrent of waterfalls are the larvae of blackflies, a fly larva with suckers, and the mysterious water penny.

Grade Level: 
Middle
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00:08
Down the Rapids and Over the Falls

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