Carnivorous Plants Native to South Carolina
In this video segment from NatureScene, travel with host Jim Welch and naturalist Rudy Mancke to explore Cartwheel Bay and see examples of some of the area's carnivorous plants, such as the purple pitcher plant, trumpet pitcher plant, hooded pitcher plant and Venus fly trap. Nice close-up footage. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:26.
Carnivorous Plants of Texas
This video adapted from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department explores the bizarre world of carnivorous plants. More than 400 species of plants evolved structures and strategies for capturing, killing, and digesting insects and other creatures to satisfy their need for a scarce nutrient. This video highlights two types of carnivorous plants common to bogs of the southern United States. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:00
The Fungi Classification
A fungus is a member of the kingdom Fungi . The fungi are heterotrophic organisms possessing a chitinous cell wall. The majority of species grow as multicellular filaments called hyphae forming a mycelium; some fungal species also grow as single cells. This interactive web page gives you pictures of specific examples of the fungi classification, along with writen details for most. No run time.
Fantastic Nature Photography of Plant Growth of Brambles
In this video, suitable for all grades, students can see through the lens of time-lapse photography, that plants can and do move. Run time 1:28
Plant Physiology: Respiration
How can we tell when respiration in plants is taking place? This professional video conducts an experiment to help answer the question. Run time 02:32.
The Discovery of Photosynthesis
This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Earth" explores the history of plant biology. It takes the viewer from the earliest scientific hypotheses that plants ate dirt, to our present-day understanding of photosynthesis, the process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, a storable form of chemical energy. Run time 02:33.
Biology of Plants
The video gives a nice overview of the process of photosynthesis and then continues with the biology of plants - function, reproduction and life. Run time 17:42.
This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Earth" explores the history of plant biology. It takes the viewer from the earliest scientific hypotheses that plants ate dirt, to our present-day understanding of photosynthesis, the process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, a storable form of chemical energy. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:25.
Tree and Plant Life in the Jungle
In this video, suitable for all grades, students can see through the lens of time-lapse photography while David Attenborough focuses on the ability of plants competing to get the most sunlight in a thick tropical forest. This would be a nice video for a lesson about plant adaptations. Run time 03:11.
In this video, Sal Khan discusses how CAM Plants are able to 'fix' carbon at night so they don't have to keep their stomata open during the day. 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.
plant and animal adaptations
This 2 1/2 minute slide show is set to music. Photos are large, clear and colorful with labels on each. Students must be able to read the brief labels to obtain the information. Several topics are covered, including examples of the parts of the plants we eat (roots, seeds, flowers, stems etc) plant dispersal (wind, water, burrs, animal waste etc) plant adaptations (broad leaves, needs, shallow roots, thorns, woody stems etc) and animal adaptations (camouflage, beak shapes, sharp teeth, cl
How Hot and Spicy Foods Work
Things are getting a little hot and spicy in this episode of Food Science! Why do certain plants cause our mouths such pain? 'Piquant' chemicals in these foods are the results of compounds from certain chemicals in the plants that were designed to protect themselves from insects and animals. Run time 04:50
What is an Ecosystem? Video explores the basic biotic factors in an ecosystem. The biotic components of an ecosystem include all the living things in an area. Video shows two different butterflies and asks: Why are these butterflies different from each other? It is possible to pause the tape and discuss with students. The answer: They are members of two different species. Species consists a group of organisms that s
Video explores the basic biotic factors in an ecosystem. The biotic components of an ecosystem include all the living things in an area. Video shows two different butterflies and asks: Why are these butterflies different from each other? It is possible to pause the tape and discuss with students. The answer: They are members of two different species. Species consists a group of organisms that s
Magic School Bus "All Dried Up"
Travel with Ms. Frizzle and the class to learn more about deserts. Phoebe’s worriedabout the animals in the desert. Will they die from lack of food andwater? Once again, Ms. Frizzle’s class is off on an exciting field trip. This is no dry run! The kids are going to a real
desert. Will they be able to save the animals? Do the animals really
need to be saved? Join the class as they learn how plants and animals
survive in the desert. It’s one hot field trip! Run time 22:00
Learn about Desert Plants
Learn about desert plants and desert landscaping from Veronica Hill of CaliforniaTravelExpert.com as she tours the Living Desert botanical gardens in Palm Desert, California. Run time 02:07.
The Cactus - Home Prickly Home
From DragonflyTV. Mark and Alex, are junior docents at the Arizona - Sonora Desert Museum. They do presentations for museum visitors about the plants and animals. This video touches on severa, especially the saguaro cactus. The kids conduct an investigation to see if the holes in the saguaro cactus are always on the same side.
Patterns in Plants
In this video segment from Cyberchase, Bianca wants to learn why her plants keep dying, so she transports them in a carriage to the New York Botanical Garden. A helpful plant expert shows her some patterns in plants, including bilateral and rotational symmetry, before discovering the pattern that may be killing Bianca's plants. Closed captioning. Run time 03:25.
My Father's Garden
Discovering a whole tiny world in my father's small garden. There is a small pond with small falls, some stones, plants, and plenty of life! Beautiful images are set to soothing music. Run time 06:37.
Magic School Bus "Gets Swamped"
Travel with Ms. Frizzle and the class as they learn more about wetlands. This Magic School Bus video will cover the following two concepts: (1) Wetlands are low, marshy areas that are wet at least part of the year. and (2) Wetlands help to clean water by slowing it, allowing sediments to settle out and plants and bacteria to purify the water. Run time 22 minutes.
Flood Plain and Higher Ground Habitats
In this video segment from NatureScene, take a tour of the Congaree Swamp National Park to learn about where the high-ground and floodplain environments meet. The boundary between dry and semi-saturated ground supports a diversity of plants, including loblolly pines and beech trees on higher ground, as well as understory plants such as doghobble and cinnamon fern. Decomposers like mushrooms, which are also understory plants, help to break down and cycle nutrients back into the soil. Plant habita