Biology

The Life of Birds (2010)

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Birds are a vertebrate group with which we are all familiar. This beautiful and colorful video explores the major characteristics, adaptations, and life cycles of this group of animals. Special emphasis is paid to the features that enable birds to fly. Vivid footage from throughout the world also illustrates some of the major groups of birds.

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High
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0:20
The Life of Birds

The Classification of Organisms (2010)

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For thousands of years scientists have named and categorized the vast array of life on Earth. This video program highlights the major advances concerning the classification of life, more specifically focusing on current trends in systematics and taxonomy.

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High
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0:20
The Classification of Organisms

Plant Growth, Development, and Response (2010)

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From fertilization, to germination, to growth, to death, this video explores the life cycles of plants. The means by which plants respond to their environment is also highlighted. Specific attention is paid to development of seeds and the means by which plants grow and mature.

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High
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0:20
Plant Growth, Development, and Response

Adaptations (2008)

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Characteristics enabling organisms to survive and reproduce are referred to as adaptations. This program explores the wide range of adaptations humans, plants, animals, and all living things exhibit.

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Elementary
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0:15
Adaptations

Simple Animals (2008)

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This colorful, exciting program explores the fascinating world of invertebrate animals. Live-action footage conveys basic features of the major invertebrate groups. Special attention is paid to the body structure and physical features of simple animals.

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Elementary
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0:15
Simple Animals

Needs of Living Things (2008)

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What are the characteristics and needs of living things? This question is addressed through live-action footage shot at exciting locations, such as the Galapagos Islands, Canadian Rockies, Mojave Desert, and Florida Everglades. The program begins by discussing the basic characteristics common to living things.

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Elementary
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0:15
Needs of Living Things

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