Introduction to Life Science (18:24)Launch a unit on life science with this video! It addresses central topics in biology—evolution, cellular structure, and hierarchical organization, to name only three; explains the process of scientific inquiry; and spotlights the contributions of key researchers in the life sciences, from Aristotle to Watson and Crick.
Life Processes of Plants (17:39)What are these alien life forms living among us? They’re…plants! This video investigates the major differences—and some striking similarities—between plants and animals in the areas of what they consume, how they breathe, and how they reproduce. Plant evolution, cell structure, the photosynthesis/respiration cycle, flowering and nonflowering plants, and sexual and asexual reproduction are covered.
The NewsHour: Human Biology (01:10:57)Genetic and neurological research has led to increasingly sophisticated medical capabilities—resulting in a growing number of moral and ethical quandaries. This cluster of NewsHour segments surveys recent milestones in biology—many of which have produced as much controversy as insight.
Secrets of Bones Series ( 6 Titles)Ben Garrod, primatologist and master skeleton builder, shares his unique passion for bones. He embarks on a very personal journey through the remarkable and surprising story of how a single, universal body plan—the skeleton—has shaped the animal kingdom. There are over 62,000 species of vertebrate of every size and shape from squirrels to sperm whales and aardvarks to anacondas.
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