Excerpted from NOVA: "Surviving AIDS," this video segment showcases the work of Drs. David Ho and Stephen O'Brien. By examining the "outliers" -- in this case, people like Steve Crohn, whose cells repeatedly resisted HIV infection -- Ho and his colleagues found a genetic mutation that prevents the HIV virus from entering the cell. This video segment includes animation of HIV entering a white blood cell through the CD-4 and CCR-5 receptors on the cell's surface. Some individuals have no CCR-5 gen
The Cell Dance
High quality student made project uses computer animation and music to show a large range of different cell types spanning many different areas of life science; from neurones to neutrophils, liver cells and islets, T cells and skin cells, whole maggots and drosophila embryos. They all dance to music from The Nutcracker. Run time 02:05.
This video explains what E-Waste is and why it is a problem. Most students do not think about what happens to a computer, cell phone, or other electronics once they are done with it. This video explains what is happening with this waste. (1:46)
Scientists claim to have created first manmade cell
This is from Fox and explains the ramifications of a manmade cell. The newscast shows the many possible uses how manmade bacteria can be used to help society. A good way to show students what the future may hold.
The Organ of Corti
Situated in the spiral-shaped cochlea of the inner ear is the organ of Corti. Only one inch long if uncoiled, it bears about twenty-five thousand sound receptor cells with hairlike projections arranged in rows on the basilar membrane. Diagrams show detailed structure of the organ of Corti. Grades 5-12. 1 min.
The Ear: the Organ of Hearing
'The ear is the organ of hearing. The pinna of the outer ear collects sound waves and channels them along the external auditory meatus to the ear drum.' This is a very brief video (0:50) with narration.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Bach
Bach's most famous organ piece, with a bar-graph score. This piece was composed between 1703 and 1707. It has been used in many movies and video games. This is the most famous of Bach's organ compositions. It is written in dorian mode with a free opening tocatta section followed by the fuge. The piece is written around the north German structure of composition. (8:34)
J.S. Bach: Life and Works - 2/2
Stunningly filmed in locations throughout central Germany, "J.S. Bach: Life and Works" sets a new standard for artful filming of music performance. A rare DVD featuring excellent performances of a variety of Bach works in the context of locations the music was intended for: churches and castles. Includes the first filmed performance on the recently reconstructed Wender organ in Arnstadt where Bach worked early in his career.
Chromosomes and Cell Reproduction
Teacher-produced slide show with detailed notes on chromosomes and the cell cycle. Discusses key chromosomes and specific abnormalities that may occur. No sound. Too much text on slides, but the pictures that are included are very good and illustrate the points made. Grades 9-12. Run time 04:05.
Cell Tour - Animation
This animation shows the basic components that make up the animal cell: Mitochondria, Lysosome, Rough ER, Smooth ER, Cytoskeleton, Ribosomes, Nucleus, Chromatin, Nucleoulus, Golgi apparatus - and gives a brief explanation - of the function of each. Run time 02:32.
How the Body Works: The Cell
Look at some of the parts of the cell, and see how they work together, to make this basic building block of all animal life - the cell. Key vocabulary words include: ovum, tissues, organs, nerve cells, muscle cells, liver cells, cell support, nucleus, DNA, RNA, cytoplasm, cell membrane, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, lysosomes, centrioles, and golgi complex. Run time 03:10.
Journey Inside a Cell
This video uses computer animation to give a very detailed, well-done animated and narrated description of a journey through a cell. A small portion of the whole video. Run time 03:35.
Plant and Animal Cell Overview: The Basics
This is an outstanding video of an overview of cell biology. The information given is clearly presented with two screens for many sections of the video. For high school students.
Parts of a Cell
The instructor uses the Paint program as his 'chalkboard' to discuss the parts of a cell: nucleus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi bodies, mitochondria, chloroplasts, vacuoles, and vesicles.
Anatomy of a Muscle Cell
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses the structure of a muscle cell. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education.
The Basics of Biology: Cell Structure Overview
This is a brief, professionally-produced clip from the program Cells: The Structure of Life. This segment, using simple computer animation with 'live' microscopic images, explores the structure of the cell.
Plant and Animal Cell Rap
The computer animated rap song gives the basics about plant and animal cells. Lyrics include "Plants and animals are as different as day and night but plants and animals have cells which makes them much alike. The cell is the building block of all living things, making plants and animals the king of cellular swing. Plant cells are nerdy cuz they're shaped like a square. Animal cells are round like a big brown teddy bear. Cell membranes are doors that let things in and out. Cell walls suppor
Nucleus, Cytoplasm, Membrane
What constitutes a cell? More than any other structures, it's the nucleus, cytoplasm, and membrane. Explore the form and function of these three critical cell parts in this video segment adapted from Carolina Biological Supply's An Introduction to the Living Cell. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:47.
Organelles in the Cytoplasm
For the longest time, scientists couldn't imagine how simple cells managed to perform so many amazing tasks in living organisms. It turns out that cells aren't simple at all. Much like complex organisms with organs that perform specific tasks, cells have many organelles that keep them functioning properly. Explore some of a cell's most important structures in this video segment from An Introduction to the Living Cell. Closed captioning included. Run time 06:06.
Corn Genetics - How Stuff Works
This video studies the genetic diversity of corn. With over 50,000 genes, a cell from a corn plant contains twice as much genetic information as a cell from a human being. Overview of the importance of corn in our lives and how scientists are looking to the future. Grades 5-12. 2:34 min.