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
Giant Waterlillies in the Amazon - The Private Life of Plants - David Attenborough
In this video, suitable for all grades, David Attenborough looks at how this plant competes for sunlight. Amazing time-laspse photography.
Sesame Street - Plants
This is a 55-second animation that demonstrates how seeds are dispersed.
Parts of Flowering Plants
This video shows the parts of a flowering plant. This video discusses the four main parts of the plant, roots, stem, leaves, and the flower. In this discussion it includes what each part does. Great basic video. Video is good for elementary level students. Run time 03:46.
Photosynthesis is an energy storing process. Learn about the Photosynthesis process with this professional video from Britannica. The video also shows microscopic images of chloroplasts. Run time 03:04.
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.
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.
The evolution of plant life is the story of a journey from water to land. This professional video from Britannica explains various plant adaptations while showing close-up video footage. Run time 02:59.
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.
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.
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.
Irregular Nouns Plants and Foods - EFL Star
This video provides examples of irregular nouns in the plant and food categories. The singular and plural form of each word is provided with an explanation of how to change the word to its correct plural form.
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.
Detailed view of the cell membrane and how it functions. 3-D color animation with narration. 1:23 min.
The Power House of the Cell
Mitochondria play host to one of the most important processes in your
body: cellular respiration. Taking in glucose and oxygen, mitochondria
produce energy, which they capture and package as energy-rich molecules of ATP. This video describes the structure and functions that give mitochondria their nickname: the powerhouses of the cell. Closed captioning included. Run time 05:47.
Separation of Power
This video segment explains the separation of power between the
legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government
and describes the ways in which each branch can limit the others. The
Watergate scandal is used to illustrate how the system of checks and
Pollination, Plants and Insects
This video explains an interesting and complex pollination process involving insects and milkweed. Pollination in this common plant is very similar to the pollination of Orchids. The video is designed as a resource for teaching plant biology, particularly plant-insect relationships. Run 08:17.
Differentiation in Plants - Elementary Science
This is a short, animated narrated video (01:40) gives a very brief overview of the differentiation in plants. Some of the narration is accompanied by English captions.