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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!

Brown spotted lizard on a tree trunk. Caption: He plans to radio track the lizards.
8 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Green lizard on a rock.  Spanish captions.
9 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An aerial photo of the South African Continent. The western boundaries and the lower triangular region of the continent are highlighted. Caption: The forest is called the Darien Gap.
10 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A map titled, Uso de la Tierra. The region depicted is divided into three segments. The larger segment is labeled, Cuenca. The group of smaller regio is labeled, Agricultura. The remaining region in between the first two regions is labeled, Bosque. Spanish Caption: Una oportunidad de crear planes de trabajo a largo plazo.
10 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Close up of a very large brown moth with a large spot on each of its four wings and dark dots on the tip of two of them. Caption: And that led into studying bat-moth interactions,
10 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustrated image of a wing. Caption: So a wing would have evolved from a forelimb in stages.
8 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A microscopic view of a leaf. The cells inside the cell membrane are  labeled as Mesophyll cells. The cells lining the lower part of the leaf are labeled, Epidermal cells. Another bundle of cells islabeled, Vascular bundle. Caption: A leaf has many different types of cells.
10 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Split image of a small shoot of corn and a fully developed ear of yellow corn. Caption: could be the ancestor of maize.
17 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black-and-white computer drawings split into 3 layers. The top layer depicts fish and reads, "Fish." The middle layer depicts a variety of insects and reads, "Insects." The bottom layer depicts plants and reads, "Algae."
9 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Small brown mouse runs on a bright green wheel against a black background. Text on image reads, "The science of an extreme animal athlete."
10 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Teenage boy looks into an eye exam machine while the hand of a person off camera touches a button on a small screen next to a computer. Caption. It is caused by a change, or a mutation, in a gene.
8 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of a hand adjusting a lens. Title card reads, "Retinitis Pigementaria." Spanish caption. Narradora. R, P es la abreviatura para retinitis pigmentaria.
8 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A herd of elephants. Caption: Some elephant populations seem to be missing their tusks.
6 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Triangle divided into 3 horizontal sections, illustrating the Serengeti Ecosystem. The bottom section has an image of grass labeled Producers. The middle has an image of oxen labeled Herbivores. The top has an image of a lion labeled Predators.
39 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Large fish with a spotted upper body and white underbelly swimming open-mouthed into a school of smaller fish. Caption: Each community is populated by different species.
19 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Sea turtle diving around coral. Caption: they are important havens of biodiversity…
7 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Two elephants are standing on the muddy river banks. A third elephant is sitting beside them. Caption: that elephants produce to warn others of nearby predators.
6 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An ant, Anochetus levaillanti. Caption: some have tons of hair; some have big spines.
7 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12