Level 30 Biology
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
The Genetic Series presents an overview of the development and study of genetics and contains suggested teaching activities. This video introduces the idea of the inheritance of traits. Attention is given to some of the features which are heredity-based not only in humans, but also in other plant...
Genetics in Our Lives
The Genetic Series presents an overview of the development and study of genetics and contains suggested teaching activities. Starting with the discovery of DNA, students will be exposed to advances such as the creation of recombinant DNA, vaccines, the human genome project and other advances in g...
Genetics in Action
The Genetic Series presents an overview of the development and study of genetics and contains suggested teaching activities. This video builds on the genetic work of Mendel and takes the student through additional genetic discoveries made in the twentieth century, including the Law of Segregation...
Fundamentals of Genetics
The Genetic Series presents an overview of the development and study of genetics and contains suggested teaching activities. In this video, Mendel's work is explored in detail by using probability to make predictions of the inheritance of specific traits. The use of the Punnett Square is illustra...
Trying to Save the World's Amphibians
Series: News in Review: November 2009
All over the world frogs and hundreds of other amphibians are rapidly disappearing. The situation is so serious that some scientists believe we are witnessing the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs.
Living Forever: The Longevity Revolution
Series: Nature of Things
Scientists from around the world are racing to answer the question: Can we turn back the human clock? Gerontologist Michael Rose leads us through cutting-edge science in life extension: biotechnology, genetic research, therapeutic cloning and stem-cell research. Living Forever looks at what could...
The Ghost in Your Genes
This film explores the ghost world in your genes - the hidden layer of inheritance that lies in every cell of our body. From IVF treatment, to post traumatic stress disorder, to the food our grandparents ate, the controversial science of epigenetics could change the way we think about inheritance...
Mechanisms of Evolution
This video looks at evolution - the gradual change that can be seen in a population's genetic composition - from one generation to the next. The three main mechanisms of evolution, genetic drift, mutation and natural selection are discussed. Counters are used to model the process.
The Cell. How It Works
This program highlights the structures and processes of a cell and the functions of the nucleus using animation and photography. Other topics include: differences between plant and animal cells, different types of cells and cell specialization.