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Biologists! Scientists Who Love Life!
4 mins K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Life is everywhere in many different forms, and biology is the study of life. From marine biologists to plant biologists to microbiologists, there are many types of careers in the field of biology. Discover a living world of science with...
Mitchell Sogin, Evolutionary Biologist: Proof of the First Animal
8 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Do all humans owe their existence to sponges? Scientists believed sponges might be the first animal, but no one had proof until Mitchell Sogin spent years researching. Hear Mr. Sogin describe his work, the challenges, and discoveries as...
Stickleback Film with Quiz: Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies
15 mins 9th - 12th
The pelvic bone's connected to the...nothing in the stickleback fish, because it doesn't have one. Young biologists watch a video about the evolution of the stickleback fish living in Alaskan lakes. It turns out that they lost their...
Chemistry for the Biologist/Bonding and Chemical Reactions
9th - Higher Ed
Two presentations are contained in this resource designed to give biology learners a foundational understanding of chemistry. The first journeys through the basics: atomic structure, the periodic table, isotopes, and valance electrons....
Mantis Shrimp Punch at 40,000 fps! - Cavitation Physics
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Meet a tiny shrimp that packs quite a wallop! Get to know the mantis shrimp and the amazing one-two punch it delivers to prey with a video from an engaging physics playlist. Junior biologists examine fun shrimp facts, such as why it has...
The Family Structure of Elephants
8 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Elephant family relationships are a lot like ours. They cooperate in child rearing, have social structure, and practice coming-of-age events. Supported by fabulous photography, an elephant biologist shares 20 years of study with the...
Why Do We Harvest Horseshoe Crab Blood?
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
If you've ever had an injection, the horseshoe crab protects you from infection! Young marine biologists discover how scientists use the unique physiology of the horseshoe crab in medicine with a thought-provoking video. The narrator...
How Do Fish Make Electricity?
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Shocking! Share the story of electric fish with young biologists for a fascinating lesson in specialized cells. The narrator of the video describes how some species of fish generate electric current, differentiates between weakly and...
Reebops a Model "Organism" for Teaching Genetics Concepts
7th - 12th
Reebops are cute, marshmallow-based creatures that can be used to teach inheritance. Beginning biologists draw strips of paper that represent chromosomes from two envelopes, one for the father, and one for the mother. Each parent...