Biology

DNA: The Secret of Life (2003)

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Fifty years ago, two unknown scientists ran into an English pub shouting that they had found the secret of life. Jim Watson and Francis Crick were not exaggerating. Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, this series looks back on the achievements that launched a new era in biology and human life itself.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:57
DNA: The Secret of Life

Cells (2004)

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Provides an introduction into human and plant cells and looks at the primary functions and structure of the cell. Examines how the body repairs damaged cells.

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Middle
High
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00:26
Cells

Rough Science, Disc 3 (2002)

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Contains 4 programs, each around 30 minutes long. In each program, a team of scientists that includes biologists, chemists, and physicists must work together to solve challenges using only rudimentary tools and indigenous materials.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:48
Rough Science, Disc 3

Rough Science, Disc 2 (2002)

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Includes 3 episodes, each about 30 minutes long. In each program a team of scientists that includes physicists, chemists, and biologists and botanists are transported to an isolated island where they must work together to solve challenges using only rudimentary tools and indigenous materials.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:21
Rough Science, Disc 2

Rough Science, Disc 1 (2002)

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Contains 3 episodes, each about 30 minutes in length. In each episode, a team of scientists that includes biologists, chemists, and physicists are transported to an isolated island where they must work together to solve challenges using mainly indigenous items.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:21
Rough Science, Disc 1

The Ecology Series (2003)

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This four part video series presents a detailed review of the important concepts in middle school life science relating to the biosphere, ecosystem dynamics, natural cycles, and people and the environment.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:20
The Ecology Series

Insects (1994)

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Bill Nye’s not here to bug you – he just wants to tell you about insects.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Insects

Heart (1997)

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Bill Nye the Science Guy is all pumped up about hearts.

Your heart pumps your blood around your body, all hours, every day of the week, to keep you alive. Your heart is about the size of your fist, and it’s made of special muscle called “cardiac” (KAR-dee-ak) muscle.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Heart

Life Cycles (1997)

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Join Bill Nye as he goes around and around and around to explain the cycle of life.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Life Cycles

Marine Mammals (1995)

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The Marine Mammals episode is smooth; it’s like blubber.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Marine Mammals

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