Interphase in the Cell Cycle
Interphase is a part of the cell cycle in which the cell
reproduces more DNA. Learn from a science teacher how interphase prepares a cell to split in half in this video.
Biology Cell Cycle
This brief video, while showing the various parts of a cell, shows how cells replicate and divide.
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.
Tour of the Cell
This tour of the Cell and the organelles withing the cell includes narration of each organelle as well as its job decription. Run time 03:09.
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
Somatic Cell Transfer
Shows how a skin cell nucleus is used to make an embryonic stem cell. 3-D color animation with narration. 54 sec.
President Obama On Stem Cell Research
President Obama signed an order reversing the strict limits on human embryonic stem cell research. This is the video of his speech. President Obama addresses the controversy of scientific research on stem cells, but stresses the advances that can be made by science. Grades 9-12. 11:25 min.
What Is Stem Cell Research?
Stem cell research uses stem cells to find new avenues, and some
research is basic, while other research involves applying stem cells to
the field of medicine. Find out how stem cell research is being used for bone marrow transplants in this clip.
Stem Cell Breakthrough
This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW tells the story behind one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs in the past decade. Human embryonic stem cells, once thought to be the key to curing countless debilitating diseases, have sparked a decade-long firestorm of ethical and political debate in the United States that has greatly curtailed their use in scientific research and medical therapies. Now a revolutionary method of creating stem cells—without embryos—may pave the wa
Cell Phone Bacteria
This spot done by Nicole Brady of KOB-TV in Albuquerque shows how many Germs can accumulate on your Cell Phone. Short news clip reminds people the health issues associated with unsanitary phones. Grades 5-12. 3:01 min.
Bomb Dropping Sea Worms/Rice Snorkels/Cell Battles
Shows video of deep sea worms and a defensive mechanism that allows the worm to release bioluminescent tissue. Also discusses adaptation of rice to avoid drowning and host cell infections by bacteria. This video could be used on animal adaptations and defenses as well as plant adaptations.
Learn about Fuel Cell Technology
Many researches have been working on renewable, clean energy sources. This particular study shows how hydrogen may some day replace gasoline to fuel our vehicles with zero emission of fuel cells. Learn about real world testing of this fuel cell technology. Run time 01:50.
How DNA Is Packaged and Copied In The Cell
Animation that shows how 6 ft of DNA is packaged into the tiny nucleus of the cell. The second half of the animation shows how replication occurs. Color animation. Run time 03:17.
Protein Assembly in a Cell
The video uses computer animation and narration to explain the process of protein synthesis. It shows the process within the context of the cell organelles with a narrative to explain each step. 3:02 min.