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Hidden Biodiversity

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Students explore the world of microorganisms and their benefits in nature. They learn how different species adapt to their environment and form symbiotic relationships with one another. The series also discusses the structures and functions of various species that enable them to thrive and help maintain a healthy ecosystem. Segments include: Ciliates, Feeding of Microorganisms, From Eggshell to Bodyshell, Locomotion of Microorganisms, Microorganisms in Polluted Water, Mosquitos The Double Life, The Reproduction of Microorganisms, Rotifers, and Water Fleas. This DVD contains all nine segments. In addition, each segment is also streamed individually. (See "Series" note below).

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Microscopic view of oval shaped organisms. Caption: Ciliates are a group of single-celled organisms
Hidden Biodiversity
Episode 1
3 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Microscopic view of oval and tubular organisms. Caption: make their own food using the light
Hidden Biodiversity
Episode 2
3 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup view of a clear, jelly-like egg cluster underwater. Caption: The transparent eggs allow us
Hidden Biodiversity
Episode 3
3 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Points of light against a dark, textured background. Caption: many adaptations to support movement.
Hidden Biodiversity
Episode 4
3 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Microscopic view of an oval shaped organism with a mouth-like opening at one narrow end. Caption: These microorganisms are so small,
Hidden Biodiversity
Episode 5
3 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup view of a mosquito. Caption: The adult mosquito is now ready
Hidden Biodiversity
Episode 6
3 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Microscopic view of tubular organisms with background debris. Caption: adopted by some microorganisms is gemmation.
Hidden Biodiversity
Episode 7
3 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Microscope view of oval shaped organisms with globular protrusions. Caption: There are 2000 species of rotifers.
Hidden Biodiversity
Episode 8
3 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Microscopic view of a transparent roundish organism with a visible face and legs. Caption: a reproductive strategy called parthenogenesis.
Hidden Biodiversity
Episode 9
3 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Hidden Biodiversity
Episode 10
36 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12