The Photosynthesis Song! Learn How Plants Make their Food
In this video, students will learn about photosynthesis through a cute song with illustrations. When we breathe, we take in oxygen and give out carbon dioxide and water vapor. Nature has a wonderful way to maintain equilibrium to make sure there is always enough oxygen to keep us alive. This is how plants help us through a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants use up carbon dioxide from the surrounding air and water in the presence of sunligh
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Transport of Water and Salts In Plants- Part 2
This is part 2 of a short, animated video (04:30) that offers information about the transport of water and salts in plant life.
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Transport of Water and Salts in Plants - Part 1
This is part 1 of a short, animated video (03:37) that offers information about the transport of water and salts in plants from the roots to the stems.
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Paper Towel Plants with Curious George
This video from Curious George shows students helping bean seeds sprout (germinate) outside of soil by meeting their essential needs for moisture, temperature, air, and light. The children place the beans and a wet paper towel inside a zippered plastic bag and leave them undisturbed in a warm, well-lighted place. After two weeks, the students return and observe that the beans have sprouted and, like apple seeds, will one day grow to be fully developed plants. Run time 01:26.
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Inside a Solar Cell
In this interactive activity adapted from NOVA Online, learn how a typical photovoltaic cell converts solar energy into electricity. Explore the components of a photovoltaic cell, including the silicon layers, metal backing, antireflective coating, and metal conductor strips. Using animations, investigate why the silicon layers are doped with phosphorous and boron, and how an electric field is used to generate electricity from sunlight. No audio.
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Biotechnology: Detection of Cell Clones
Professor George Wolfe discusses detection of cell clones in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format along with notes and illustrations on a board.  Run time 08:59.
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How the Fig Tree Strangles Other Plants for Survival in the Rainforest
In this video, suitable for all grades, David Attenborough focuses on the ability of the fig plant to compete to get sunlight in a thick tropical forest. Run time 03:39.
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Lesson 11: Pronunciation of Palatalization (alt), Cell Phones and Driving

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  • time: 8:16
  • size: 5.81 MB
  • bitrate: 96 kbps
In the previous lesson we learned all about palatalization, when words spelled with 'ti' sound like 'chee' and words with 'di' sound like 'j
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Lesson 10: Pronunciation of Palatalization, Cell Phones and Driving

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  • track number: 11/46
  • time: 13:47
  • size: 9.70 MB
  • bitrate: 96 kbps
One of the great differences between Spanish and Portuguese is seen in how Brazilians pronounce words that are spelled with 'ti,' which sounds mor
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Documenting and Collecting Plants
Plants dominate the living landscape around us. Learning about this essential part of the ecosystem. Collecting and identifying plants should be a part of any life sciences curriculum. Designed to support the Plant Press project at Hila Science Camp, this video discusses collecting and classifying plants and the importance of the classification system developed by Carl Linnaeus.
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Uses of Plants - Elementatry Science
This video (03:43) relates the many uses of plants from food, to medicine, and medicine.
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Learn about The World of Plants
There are over 400,000 species of plants that cover our Earth. Learn more about the world of plants in this educational video from dizzo95. This is a good, general overview of plants - including photosynthesis, pollination, chlorophyll, seed dispersal etc. Run time 04:15.
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How Plants Return to an Area Wiped Out by Lava
From Dragonfly TV. Julia and Briana live on the island of Hawai'i, where lots of lava can be found. Lava flows are very unique environments. Even though volcanoes have been erupting here for thousands of years, much of the big island is full of green plants. The girls stopped by the Volcanoes National Park Visitors Center to find out how that could be. Their question to be answered: How do plants return to an area wiped out by a lava flow?
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Cell Anatomy
What are all those crazy parts and pieces of a cell? What is the procaryote and the eukaryote?  Video explains these two different types of cells.
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What is Biology and What is Cell Evolution?
This video gives the definition of Biology. There is reference to the evolution of life. There is an animated introduction to Cells and Molecules. There is an explanation of Cell evolution. There are examples of simple organisms, complex organisms and ecosystems.
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Cell Animation
Medical animator David Bolinsky presents 3 minutes of stunning animation that show the bustling life inside a cell. Bolinsky describes how he uses animation to help people see the beauty in the biological sciences. He worked on a project with Harvard to show molecular and cellular biology in a way that makes it easy for students to understand.
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Plant Cells: In Search of a Root Cell
This cartoon gives a brief overview of plant cells.  The cartoon investigator has an emergency and is looking for root cells to go in search of a new water supply for the plant.  There's not a whole lot of information given but the cartoon is cute and entertaining as it points out the fact that cells are all different and are designed to do different jobs. Run time 01:40.
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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.

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Cell Differenciation
How does a single fertilized egg grow to become a fully formed human being? Many of the most critical stages happen in the first few days following conception. In this video segment from The Secret of Life, a fertilized egg cell progresses from its earliest stages through cell differentiation and ultimately the development of an embryo, with simple but identifiable body parts including a spinal cord, a heart, and eyes. Run time 01:20.
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Types of Immune Responses: Innate and Adaptive. Humoral vs. Cell-Mediated
This is an overview of types of immune responses. The instructor explains the difference between innate and adaptive immunity. The instructor uses computer software for demonstration. The screen is dark with small writing, so the viewer may want to open the screen to 'full screen'. The instructor is clear and easy to understand.
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