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Human Genome

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Welcome to the complex biological story that is our life. Great visual imagery zooms in on the dissection of a DNA double helix in our body. What happens with RNA? Where do amino acids come in? This resource explores our inner workings...
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What is DNA?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What exactly is DNA? How is it formed? What is its purpose? Mr. Anderson explains the basics of DNA using visual information, clear lecture style descriptions, and his own unique flare. Tip: After lecture send home this video to provide...
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Bears

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Take a good look into the lives of bears in this video. It focuses on polar bears and kodiaks. Did you know the reflection of the sun is what makes polar bear fur white?
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Photosynthesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mr. Anderson, the talented Smart Board presenter and biology teacher, shows a satellite image of where photosynthesis is occurring all over the planet. He draws on a series of computer graphics of the cell and mitochondria as he speaks....
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How We Know About the Earth's Core

For Students 8th - 11th
The big question is, how do we know about the composition of the earth's core? Sal explains that at 105 degrees from the source point of an earthquake the phenomena of p wave shadow zone leads us to conclude that the waves are traveling...
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Pre-Assessment: The Brain

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Break your class in to the general structure and function of the brain. Brainiacs discuss what they know about it and create personalized brain development timelines. They also take a true-false, pre-assessment quiz to get them thinking...
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What Is a Neuron?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class won't get on your nerves while doing this modeling activity! After teaching the structure and function of a neuron using the included diagrams, give individuals some clay and chenille stems so that they can make their own...
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Neurotransmitters Contain Chemicals

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Human body systems students play a card game, "Locks & Keys" in order to learn that neurotransmitters carry a message from one neuron to another by fitting into a receptor site on the receiving nerve cell. While this activity can...
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Acid Breath

For Teachers 4th - 9th
An acid/base indicator that's made of blended red cabbage and water is used to demonstrate the various reactions that an acid/base solution goes through when some carbon dioxide gas is added. The best way to add the carbon dioxide is to...
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NewtonÕs First Law and Eggs

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Spinning eggs and Newton's first law of motion, yes it's true. This really well done clip is perfect of class or homeschool use. It uses the example of a cooked vs. an uncooked egg to describe Newton's first law. Lots of light bulbs will...
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Cells Magnified

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
The beginning of this video asks, "Have you ever wondered what the world looks like magnified?" It further shows great visuals of various objects magnified up to 400 times! This is a fantastic video to show your class during your unit on...
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Baby Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Baby energy is not what it sounds like, it's better. Using a baby playing at the park as his model, this young man describes, provides solid examples, and works through a series of equations that show energy. Potential and kinetic...
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Oceans: Hawaii

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Over 1,000 different species of fish are native to the Hawaiian Islands! Voyage under the sea for some magnificent close ups. Then take a trip to the sandy shores to learn about the monk seals, who were nearly forced into extinction in...
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Mining the New American West

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The Mining Act of 1872 allows mining companies to purchase land from the U.S. Government at 1872 prices - about $5.00 an acre! This video features the town of Crested Butte, Colorado, and a mountain just outside of town that was...
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Gold, Silver, & Bronze

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The teacher focuses on the chemistry of the metals in Olympic medals. This video is a different approach to teaching about metals, covering a variety of concepts: elements, alloys, properties of metals, atomic structure, and the periodic...
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Biomes : Tropical Rainforest

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Did you know that 50% of the world's species are found in the rainforest, yet rain forests cover just 2% of the earth's surface? Introduce your class to the enchanting world of the rain forest by using this informative, image-rich video....
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Great White Shark

For Teachers 4th - 12th
One of the most feared ocean animals is easily the great white shark. They grow up to 20 feet in length and travel as fast as 43 miles per hour! Watch this video to learn more about this vicious shark.
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Thirsty Manatees

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Manatees are dependent upon freshwater. Due to a shortage, these thirsty animals are putting themselves in danger. Watch this video to learn why.
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Cane Toad

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Nocturnal frogs, like the cane toad, have horizontal irises. Your science class can learn more facts about the cane toad with this superb video. The narrator is easy to understand and, while she speaks, holds a real life cane toad!
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Shark vs. Octopus

For Teachers 4th - 12th
A spiny dogfish shark takes its chance at capturing a giant pacific octopus. Although octopus isn't the shark's usual meal and octopi don't usually fight with sharks, this video's ending is quite surprising. Watch to find out why!
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Killer Whale vs. Sea Lions

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Two hungry killer whale brothers are on the prowl for their daily dose of sea lions. They swim up to shore to snag their meals and fill up their stomachs. Note: This video may be inappropriate for some viewers.
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Origins of Oceans

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Why is Earth different from every other planet in the solar system? It's our oceans, lakes and rivers. In other words, it's our water that sets us apart. So, how did we first get water here on Earth? Watch the powerful visual...
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Advanced Genetics

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Are your biologists ready for advanced genetics? Briefly learn about Gregor Mendel, and dive into the phylogenetic tree, linked genes, multiple genes and nonnuclear inheritance! Mr. Anderson continues his clear instruction and use of...
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Quake Pandas Hanging On

For Teachers 4th - 12th
After a huge, devastating earthquake in China, not only were humans affected, but wildlife was left in danger as well. People were particularly concerned about the nation's famous pandas. This video provides a great view of this nation's...