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Science comes alive in HHMI BioInteractive short films. From seeing the first microbes to uncovering fossil evidence of human evolution, make science exciting for your students through these stories of discovery!

Large tent with open sides covering people seated and standing around tables holding gear and other items. Two people carefully placing bones in the outline of a body. Caption: for what early bipeds looked like.
4 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Aerial view of mostly bare light brown land with low lying trees. Caption: Termites are extremely territorial
7 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of a man sitting at a desk, looking off into the distance at nothing. Caption: Maybe the continents drifted apart.
7 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A man and a woman sitting on the ground with tools beside them. Caption: We have part of a leg bone, the shin.
10 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Split image of aerial view of city blocks next and a smiling person. Caption: It's the legacy of an evolutionary balancing act
18 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A discoloured coral colony labeled, bleached coral colony. Caption: The symbiont provides 75 percent to 80 percent of the energy.
3 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An aerial image of a coral by the sea shore titled, Arrecife De Coral. Spanish Caption: podemos ver de que estan hechos estos arrecifes.
3 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of globular organisms with fine hairs projecting from their body. Caption: When they die, their shells become part of the sediment.
33 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A seated man with skulls and other items on shelves in the background. Caption: We found one band at about 5.2 million years--
6 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: From Ants to Grizzlies: A General Rule for Saving Biodiversity
18 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of a sphere with an uneven surface. Caption: Scientists strip away the virus's harmful genes
17 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A D N A strand labeled, mutación, has its section highlighted and labeled, proteina Spanish Caption: El principio de la terapia genica.
17 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Close up of a mosquito with the earth as seen from space in the background. Caption: mosquito bites are tied to many viral outbreaks.
8 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A woman leaning down to brush her lips on the head of a sleeping baby held in her arms. Caption: were passed on from generation to generation,
16 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
A large herd of elephants. Caption: It's nice seeing the elephants.
8 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of a flat, narrow animal with a tube exiting from the bottom of the body toward the back. Caption: So what is the key to Planaria regeneration?
9 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Microscopic view of an irregularly shaped organism. Spanish captions.
10 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Two people looking at a tree. Caption: This is what a healthy tree looks like--this bark.
7 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12