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Biology


Rocky Shores and Reefs

Life in the Sea

This programme looks at how rocky shores and shoreline reefs are formed, explains the three zones of a coastline, and examines the fauna and flora that live on on the coastline.
Episode 6: Heat and the Human Body

Episode 6: Heat and the Human Body

Shedding Light on Heat

In the final episode, 'Heat and the Human Body', we look at the brilliant systems within our bodies that allow us to maintain a more-or-less constant body temperature regardless of the weather conditions. Sweating, shivering, pumping more blood...Show More
Scientific Research, Technology, and the Environment

Scientific Research, Technology, and the Environment

Environmental Systems

While ecosystems face increasing pressure from human activity, science plays a critical role in controlling and minimising harmful effects. This clip explores the role of science and technology in identifying impacts on ecosystems and finding...Show More
Ecosystems: Energy and Matter

Ecosystems: Energy and Matter

Environmental Systems

Every organism lives in an ecosystem. This clip defines and looks at different types of ecosystems, and explores two critical processes that go on within them – energy flow and the cycling of matter. It is ideal for middle to upper level...Show More
Human Impact on Ecosystems

Human Impact on Ecosystems

Environmental Systems

Humans have caused massive changes to the natural balance of ecosystems around the globe. This clip examines some of the most dramatic and destructive ways in which people have impacted ecosystems – covering climate change, pollution,...Show More
Biogeochemical Cycles

Biogeochemical Cycles

Environmental Systems

Our planet has four spheres – the lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere. This clip provides an overview of vital biogeochemical cycles that occur across the four spheres, including the nitrogen, phosphorous, water, and carbon...Show More
Cells and Their Organelles

Cells and Their Organelles

In-Depth with Cells

Every cell contains unique structures, each with a specific function. This programme contains engaging visuals and addresses important curriculum content, exploring the structure of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Students will learn about the...Show More
Cell Membranes and Simple Transport

Cell Membranes and Simple Transport

In-Depth with Cells

In order for an organism to stay alive and function, its cells must be able to exchange certain materials with their environment. That means that within an organism’s body, various molecules and compounds move into, and out of, all cells. This...Show More
Types of Cells

Types of Cells

In-Depth with Cells

Every living thing is made up of cells. The broadest classification of these cells is eukaryotic and prokaryotic. This programme contains engaging visuals and addresses important curriculum content, exploring the similarities and differences...Show More
Plants

Plants

What distinguishes plants from other living beings? Why are there so many diverse plants? What is photosynthesis? In this video we will approach the world of plants in order to respond to all of these questions. We will learn about different...Show More
Cells: The Essence of Life

Cells: The Essence of Life

Cells are the smallest unit of life. All living organisms are composed of one or millions of these tiny cells. In this video, students will explore the inside of a cell to discover what it´s made of and how it works. They will learn about the...Show More
Introduction to Cells

Introduction to Cells

Cell: Structure and Functions

This video introduces students to cells. Students will be able to explain that cells are the building blocks of all organisms and describe various shapes and sizes of cells.
The Tropical Rainforest Ecosystem

The Tropical Rainforest Ecosystem

Tropical Rainforests

Let a drone take you on a visual journey through the extraordinary biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest, providing fantastic examples of adaptation, stratification and competition. From the forest floor to way up in the canopy, this title...Show More
Systems of the Human Body

Systems of the Human Body

The human body is a complex machine full of organs and pieces connected in such a way as to allow us to breathe, grow, feed ourselves, interact with each other and reproduce. But how is it organised? What are the systems that allow the human body...Show More
Evolution by Natural Selection

Evolution by Natural Selection

Evolutionary Biology Essentials

The theory of evolution by natural selection is one of the most significant scientific theories. It explains the adaptations found in organisms, the diversity of features and species, and the variation in genes that creates this diversity. With...Show More
Animal Adaptations

Animal Adaptations

Evolutionary Biology Essentials

Living organisms inhabit every part of the globe from deep oceans to the freezing poles, scorching Equatorial deserts and lush rainforests. To survive and reproduce, organisms have adaptations that make them suited to their environment. This...Show More
Mitosis and Meiosis

Mitosis and Meiosis

Heredity

Cells are found in the tissues of all kinds of different organisms but how are new cells created? This clip describes the cell cycle and two types of cell division: mitosis, which is important for growth and repair; and meiosis, the process of...Show More
DNA and Inheritance

DNA and Inheritance

Heredity

DNA, genes and chromosomes are the structures containing the genetic material of humans. Find out about these structures, what happens to them during cell division or meiosis, and how genetic material is inherited. This programme contains...Show More
Ecosystems

Ecosystems

Changes to the natural equilibrium, from prolonged droughts to oil spills, highlight the delicate balance between living things and their environment. This video presents the fascinating world of ecosystems to students. It explains the flow of...Show More
The Development of a Human Embryo

The Development of a Human Embryo

Human Reproduction

This video teaches students about how the human embryo develops. It explains the process of fertilisation and how the zygote develops into an embryo and then a foetus.
Looking inside Cells

Looking inside Cells

In this programme, students will learn about the differences between unicellular and multicellular organisms. They will also learn about plastids, one of the organelles of a cell.
Engineering: Transforming Lives with Prosthetics

Engineering: Transforming Lives with Prosthetics

Scientists and engineers have made great strides in recent years with prosthetics and orthotics. In this programme we discuss how designers are striving to simulate the anatomy and physiology of missing limbs. Though some prosthetics are simple...Show More
Pathogens and Infectious Disease

Pathogens and Infectious Disease

There are a multitude of pathogens capable of infecting the human body and causing disease. This program explores the six main categories of pathogens: bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, prions and macroparasites. Their structure, mode of...Show More
Understanding Disease Through History

Understanding Disease Through History

This clip provides a chronological overview of humankind’s understanding of disease throughout history including prevention, treatment and diagnosis. Ancient Chinese medicine, medieval beliefs, microbiology and 20th century breakthroughs have...Show More
Plants: Roots, Leaf Function and Respiration

Plants: Roots, Leaf Function and Respiration

Getting to Know Plants

Objective: To understand the function of the root, the process of transpiration, and food preparation and respiration in plants. Learning outcomes: Students will be able to 1. Explain the various functions of roots. 2. Explain the process of...Show More