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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00:30
The Biology Classics: Paramecium, Hydra, Planaria, and Daphnia

Darwin's Dangerous Idea (2001)

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Evolution offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us.

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02:00
Darwin's Dangerous Idea

Coniferous Forests (2001, 2003)

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"Biomes of the World in Action" is a fun, informative series that takes students on a fast-paced eco-adventure around the world exploring the many characteristics that make these large regions of the world different from one another.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:23
Coniferous Forests

Ultimate Animal & Bones, Brawn and Brains (2002)

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The Shape of Life tells the gripping and magnificent tale of the beginnings of all animal life.

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01:46
Ultimate Animal & Bones, Brawn and Brains

The Conquerors & Survival Game (2002)

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Part 1: The Conquerors: For hundreds of millions of years, animal life resided only in the oceans. And then, in one extraordinary event, something happened that enabled one group of animals to emerge from the sea. Follow scientists as they track how the shape of life transformed to create the animals that led the first successful land invasion and were the first to pioneer flight.

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Middle
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01:46
The Conquerors & Survival Game

The First Hunter & Explosion of Life (2002)

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Part 1: The First Hunter - The first animal to develop a head, eyes and a brain also pioneered a new way to survive: it would become Earth's first hunter. Dramatic new evidence points to an unlikely and oddly charismatic subject...the flatworm.

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Middle
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01:46
The First Hunter & Explosion of Life

Origins & Life on the Move (2002)

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Part 1: Origins: Search for and discover the origin of today's animal life. Part 2: Life On the Move: When we think of animals, we think of movement. Surprisingly, the diverse and graceful ballet of movement may have started with a single group of creatures whose descendents were the first to harness the power of muscles and nerves.

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Middle
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01:46
Origins & Life on the Move

The Living Cell (2003)

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Join Jenna and Tony in an impromptu game of "cell-ebrity squares" to learn about the structure and functions of animal and plant cells. With actual cell footage, students will learn about the characteristics of living things, parts of a cell, Cell Theory, diffusion, osmosis, and active and passive transport.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:20
The Living Cell

DNA: The Human Race (2003)

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Examines the Human Genome Project and tracks the progress, including the scientific innovations which lead to its completion. Includes a discussion of its political and economic impact of the project. Includes interviews with scientists involved with the project.

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High
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00:57
DNA: The Human Race

DNA: Playing God (2003)

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This program tells the story of genetic engineering's pioneers and the controversy surrounding it. Focuses on the race to synthesize insulin and genetically modified crops. Includes interviews with leading biochemists and molecular biologists.

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High
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00:57
DNA: Playing God

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