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Paramecium

11 minutes 30 seconds

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Part of the "The Biology Classics" series. Paramecia are a group of unicellular ciliate protozoa. Shows how paramecia move, feed, digest, assimilate nutrients, achieve water balance, deploy defensive weapons, reproduce, and engage in the sexual exchange of genetic material. Utilizes state-of-the-art microscopy techniques to present a compelling new picture of the life of paramecia. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box, (3) subtitled description.

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Runtime: 11 minutes 30 seconds

Microscopic view of an oval-shaped single-celled organism. Caption: In cells that live in fresh water,
The Biology Classics
Episode 1
11 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Close up view of a microscopic creature. A light green cell wall with a lighter beige internal structure is visible. Caption: are exactly what the algae cells need
The Biology Classics
Episode 2
5 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Close up of two flat, oval, spotted worm-like animals. Caption: and, over time, regenerate their missing parts.
The Biology Classics
Episode 3
6 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Extreme closeup of the cell structure showing the translucent outline of the heart. Caption: Daphnia's heart keeps its circulatory fluid in motion.
The Biology Classics
Episode 4
6 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12