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The Biology Classics

The Biology Classics

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This program introduces students to four organisms we call “the biology classics,” which are featured in most biology textbooks. Studying these “classics” will broaden students’ concept of what it means to be alive. Structure, behavior, feeding, reproduction, and ecology are observed in each organism, allowing students to compare them.

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