Biology

Animal Locomotion (1995)

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Bill’s in the swim with the “Animal Locomotion” episode.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
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00:23
Animal Locomotion

Reptiles (1994)

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Leapin’ lizards! It’s Bill Nye’s episode on reptiles.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
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00:23
Reptiles

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.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Inside the Living Cell: Essential Cell Biology

Investigating Plant Structure and Function (2010)

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Plants possess a wide variety of structures that enable them to accomplish amazing things. This engaging video investigates structures common to most plants and describes how these features enable them to survive. Familiar, everyday examples help students understand the means by which plants carry out their lives.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
0:20
Investigating Plant Structure and Function

Exploring Fossils (2008)

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In this video, students learn why fossils are often referred to as “windows to the past.” The basic requirements for fossil formation are identified. Vivid footage and animations of various fossils highlight different types of fossil preservation, including petrification, imprints, molds and casts, freezing, amber fossilization, and preservation in tar pits.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Fossils

Exploring Grassland Biomes (2009)

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This video highlights common characteristics of grasslands, as well as the different types of grasslands found throughout the world. Some of the plants and animals that inhabit grasslands are featured, as are the changes grasslands have undergone over time.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Grassland Biomes

Exploring Marine Biomes (2009)

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The fascinating marine biome covers more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface. Colorful video footage illustrates the physical and biological features of this vast biome. Additional concepts and terminology: oceans, salinity, currents, ocean zones, benthos, plankton, nekton, and estuary.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Marine Biomes

Exploring Plant Reproduction (2010)

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This engaging video program uses colorful animations and on-location footage to illustrate some of the amazing ways plants reproduce. The reproduction processes in bryophytes, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms are highlighted. Reproductive structures and strategies are illustrated through easy-to-understand diagrams, close-up photography, and colorful 3-D animations.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
0:20
Exploring Plant Reproduction

Features of Fish (2010)

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This colorful, lively video explores the fascinating features of fishes. The major characteristics of this widely diverse group of vertebrates are described through the use of live-action video. Special attention is paid to the major groups of fishes and their unique features.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
0:20
Features of Fish

Exploring the Digestive and Excretory Systems (2010)

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This video takes students on a fascinating journey, following food as it travels through the digestive system. Clear animations illustrate the functions of the major digestive and excretory structures.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
0:20
Exploring the Digestive and Excretory Systems

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