|BIO 122 - Online Video
Resources for Biology
Last updated 10:50 P.M., 23 April
Many concepts in biology are best told through videos - including
movie clips of organisms taken in habit view or microscopically,
animations, and presentations. Several publically-accessible
websites host videos uploaded by contributors throughout the
world. Two of the dominant video hosting services include
YouTube (created in 2005) and Vimeo (created in 2004).
Together, their holdings include thousands of videos pertaining to
organismal biology. Those videos have considerable
instructional value to students and adults.
This page contains links to publically-accessible videos pertaining
to topics covered in BIO 122 - Principles of Modern Biology at
Wilkes University. Each video was nominated by a student - and
is accompanied by a 40-50 word description prepared by the
student. The videos are categorized according to topics
covered in BIO 122.
This page was initiated in March 2012. It will grow and evolve
Please report any broken links or inaccurate information to the
Issues in basic and applied
by Bozeman (7:35) - This video is all about biodiversity.
It explains, in detail, how biodiversity is defined, its
importance to humans, species that are not discovered yet, and
the importance of keystone species and what they are. - Sarah
Gillette (6 March 2013)
(7:00) - This video speaks about what biodiversity is, why it is
important and how it affects us humans directly and indirectly.
It also tells about how habitats are being damaged and how it
affects us. The video also discusses the potential damages
of global warming. - Paige Pientka (20 March 2012)
is our life (8:27) - This video discusses how humans rely
on ecosystems in order to survive. It then explains how
biodiversity can benefit us spiritually, physically, and
mentally. Overall, this video opens our eyes to how biodiversity
impacts our lives on an everyday basis. - Maura Frasch (14 April
(5:07) - This video provides an interesting example of
biomimetics used in architecture and how the structure of the
Eiffel Tower was based on human bone structure. The video
reveals the widespread use of biomimetics, such as in the
medical field as well as in a variety of other applications in
life. - Thomas Weeks (15 April 2013).
jellyfish to understand muscle contraction (3:13) – This
video provides an example of biological engineering or
biomimetics. With intent to understand muscular pumps, and
experiment with synthetic biology, researchers at Caltech and
Harvard have built a jellyfish-like structure out of rat cells.
- Matt Wagner (19 April 2013).
Ecology of populations
vs macroevolution (5:21) - This video explains the
different scales of evolution; microevolution and
macroevolution. First, it thoroughly discusses how
microevolution is caused by four different factors. It then
talks about and explains the two patterns of
macroevolution. - Maura Frasch (14 April 2013).
anatomy: what makes us animals (8:51) - This video gives a
basic overview of comparative anatomy. Comparative anatomy is
the studies of who animals are similar to each other and how
they are different. It also briefly talks about how
comparative anatomy supports evolution and how living things can
be traced back to its ancestor. - Coral Fetherman (17 April
- What Can
Embryos Tell Us About Evolution? (3:44). This video
explains embryonic development and the purpose of various
elements of development, such as the notochord and
specific genomes. Alyssa Paterson (18 April 2013)
in manatees (6:42) - This video shows the skeletal
structure of a manatee and points out features in its skeletal
structure which could be left over from another time period. The
video clearly and vividly shows macroevolution at its finest and
gives evidence that some of its current skeletal structures were
more useful in a previous age. - Drew Grady (30 March
Ecology of communities, ecosystems
Distribution (3:51) – This video discusses the three
different types of spatial distributions that ecologists
recognize. They are aggregated, uniform and random. Aggregated
describes animals living in groups, uniform describes animals
with distance between groups, and random is the least common
type. These distributions vary in time, with breeding season for
example. -- Hillary Harris (28 March 2012)
Species vs Indicator Species (2:28) - This video defines
and thoroughly explains the concepts of keystone and indicator
species. It also provides examples of each type of species
to demonstrate their importance to our numerous types of
habitats. - Adrienne Feisel (14 April 2013).
communities (2:52) - This video discusses the various
climax communities across the globe. Certain variables,
such as elevation and human activity, can help or hinder the
nature of the climax community. It also talks about
subclimax communities and the competition involved with
successional invaders. - Tristram Ford (21 April 2012).
vernal pools (2:55) - This brief video provides
information on vernal pools remote sensing technology, which is
used to map and locate vernal pools using infrared technology.
By using aerial photography you can identify these vernal pools
over a vast location. - Stephen Turner (10 April 2013).
pools spring to life (3:21) - This video discusses vernal
pools which are necessary for amphibians to reproduce. It
discusses what vernal pools are, when they usually form, and why
they are important to amphibians. It also reviews the threats to
vernal pools. - Adrienne Feisel (14 April 2013).
- River of
many colors (1:08) - This video provides a look at the
“River with many colors” (Cano Cristales) which is located in
Colombia. The river is famous for its wide variety of different
colors it displays. The water is so crystal clear and calm
that it allows for an almost transparent view beneath the
surface. In the warmer seasons of the year, the water
level sinks, which allows for better growth of algae, mosses,
and other plants. The plants growing underneath the surface of
the water “change” colors and reflect a beautiful, unique
scenery. - Christopher Newhart (17 April 2013).
ecosystems work (3:24) - Ecosystems need energy and
nutrients to carry out the activities necessary to sustain
life. This video describes the cycling process of
nutrients, and the flow of energy from the sun to producers,
herbivores, carnivores, and finally decomposers. It
emphasizes how vital the sun is to life on earth. - Matthew
Shortell (29 March 2012).
reefs under threat (2:06) - This video shows how coral
reefs can be affected by other organisms or even change in
weather. It shows that star fish have been one of the biggest
reasons for the reef's damage, along with storms. This video
also shows how sensitive the coral life is to the surrounding
environment and how much care must be provided to keep the reefs
healthy. - Mohamed Amer (19 April 2013).
Classification of biological
biomes (3:39) - This video gives an overview of the
worldwide terrestrial biomes such as the European taiga and the
Amazon tropical rain forest. In addition, organisms within
a biome need four resources for survival: nutrients, energy,
water, and sufficient temperature. The two latter
necessities tend to fluctuate across biomes. - Tristram
Ford (21 April 2012).
- The seven
land biomes (6:39) - This video describes the 7 land
biomes on earth. It shows pictures of all the different biomes.
They include the Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Deciduous Forest,
Grasslands, Savanna, Tropical Rain Forest, and the Desert. -
Sammy Gow (23 April 2013).
Conservation of biological
and classification (3:06) - This video shows a slideshow
of many different species of animals. It states the number of
species in each category discovered on Earth and how they are
classified. It goes into detail about the history of
classification and where it is today and how it started. -
Michael Lenchak (18 March 2012)
taxonomic hierarchy (2:30) - This video describes
taxonomic hierarchy and gives relatable examples, such as
food grouped together in a food store and how it is done in
a specific order. The video explains the classification of
organisms and how each is related to one another. Each order is
describes and examples are given. - Courtney Cali (4
biological hierarchy (6:13) - This video examines the
hierarchy of life from the simple atom all the way up to
the broad biosphere. It provides examples of each
level of the hierarchy through images and descriptions.
The traits of each level are highlighted throughout the video. -
Katie Bressler (6 February 2013).
biodiversity areas: biological diversity (2:27) - This
video gives an overall overveiw of biological diversity and why
it is so important to conserve. It tells about the many
different key areas that biodiversity covers that people
sometimes overlook. It also talks briefly about the harms of
extinction. - Jordan Marks (18 April 2012).
domains and Archaea (4:03) - This video discusses the
three domains of Archaea, Eukarya and Bacteria. Throughout the
video, it discusses the similarities and differences between the
three. It goes into depth about the cell walls of the three
domains, specifically the differences between their chemical
composition. - Emilee Segreaves (15 April 2013).
Archaea (3:26) - This video breaks down the groups of
Archaea and shows the ecology and major points for each type
even though this division is relatively new. Included in
the importance is the relationship of the Archaea to the
environment like methanogens giving off methane. -
Samantha Blincoe (19 March 2012)
(7:16) - In this video, the narrator discusses where
archaea originated, and reviews their characteristics, some
differences between them and eubacteria, how they
metabolize, their reprouction by binary fission and finally
their diversity.. - Somiah Almecky (21 January 2013).
Protistans (amoebas, ciliates,
(10:00) - This video provides great detail about prokaryotes.
The narrator addresses various structures, including the
peptidoglycan cell wall and the fact that some are gram positive
and gram negative. Different key features such as shapes
including cocci and bacilli are also discussed. - Samantha
Weiksner (4 April 2013).
shapes and movement (3:35) - This animated video details
the three most common bacterial shapes and describes their
movement abilities. It also begins to talk about the
Archaebacteria and the Prokaryotic bacteria, along with their
organs, their specific taxis (e.g. phototaxis), and where they
like to live in the environment. - Nicholas Bogumil (20 March
(3:43) - This video discusses the general characteristics
of the Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). Specifically, the video
speaks about Cyanobacteria and the descendants that are commonly
found in the world today. It discusses the habitats they are
found in, their ecological importance and other interesting
features. - Krista Rebar (9 April 2012)
protists (4:12) - This video describes the Kingdom
Protista. It addresses the many characteristics and what
makes up a Protist. It also mentions the features that
distinguish it from other kingdoms. The video then details
the different modes of nutrition and classification. -
Elena Stambone (28 March 2012).
by Bozeman (5:07) - This video describes the protists and
how they are classified into the Eukaryotes on the tree of life
which tries to classify all forms of life. It lists the
basic features of protists including their feeding methods and
strategies of reproduction. Examples of ciliates and
diatoms are also shown. - Katie Bressler (26 April 2013).
endocytosis (1:04) - In this video, there is a clear
shot of an amoeba feeding phagocytotically. The amoeba wraps
itself around its victim forming a food bubble and dumps enzymes
into the bubble to break down its prey. After doing so, its
victim is stunned. - James Poselli (14 April 2012).
dinoflagellates (4:03) - This video displays how the
dinoflagellates are significant photosynthetic organisms. It
also discusses the importance of how they became the primary
producers of most food webs. In addition talks about the
economic and ecological importance. – Allison Bitner (12
cycle of the dinoflagellates (1:27) - This video goes goes
into great detail about the dinoflagellates, topics covered in
the video include: reproduction, ecology, and the red tides
produced via dinoflagellates. - Brian Brune (15 April 2013).
- Red tides
(2:25) - This video show what the red algae bloom looks like in
different waters of the world. It shows the destructive power
that it has on fish, shellfish, and marine mammals; as well as
the effects humans and how to stay away from getting sick from
red tide blooms. - Christian Whitebread (22 April 2012).
bloom closes Sydney beaches (2:19) - This video shows a
red tide crisis that has hit the beaches of Sydney, Australia.
Red tide is causes by few species of dinoflagellates, which
bloom and take on a red or brown color. This red tides can
release high levels of ammonia, which can irritate the skin and
eyes. - Ashley Atherholt (17 April 2013).
harmful algal blooms (1:30) - This video informs the
viewer of the dangers caused by red algal blooms . It shows what
destruction can come of the red tides and ways they are
monitored. As technology becomes more advanced, it becomes
easier to predict where and when the algal blooms will occur. -
Shayne Wharton (12 April 2012).
mold smarts (2:02) - This video shows how slime molds find
their food. It highlights their ability to 'remember' where not
to go (where they've been) and to find the shortest route
possible. Their ability was used to solve real-world problems
such as constructing rail systems. - Tyler Wilson (17 April
(none yet nominated)
to diatoms (4:31) - In this video diatoms are briefly
introduced to those just starting to learn about them. Several
important characteristics and distinguishing features are
pointed out as well. Also, the video shows where and how to
obtain diatoms in order to give a perspective on their living
conditions and where they occur in nature. - Drew Grady (30
of diatoms (5:39) - This video is about diatoms and the
shapes and kinds present in different habitats. It has images of
diatoms under the microscope and shows what type of habitat that
the particular type lives in. There are also facts about
habitats in the video. - Sarah Gillette (6 March 2013)
kelp forests (3:14) - The National Ocean Service created
this video. It shows live footage of kelp forests and
their importance. It also explains the structures of brown
algae and describes each structure’s function and how it is
ecologically important to marine organisms that depend on each
structure of the kelp. - Ashley Legg (3 April 2012)
mold releasing zoospores (1:15) - This video shows a water
mold species releasing zoospores. A zoospore is a motile
type of asexual spore that uses a flagellum for movement.
The zoospore is produced in the zoosporangium. When they
are released they swim until withdrawing their flagella and
become enclosed by a thin wall. - Paul Wodarczyk (21 April
- The green
algae (1:11) - This video focuses on the green
algae. It discusses their different body forms, habitats,
and important role in the food chain. It discusses the life and
growth of Volvox colonies and how they live and grow. –Alaa
Fadel (18 April 2013)
algae on Lake Erie (3:15) - This video shows the dangers
of large green algal blooms in Lake Erie. It states that the
blooms have become worse over time and will only continue to
grow larger. The algal blooms cause difficulties for fishermen
and look like "pea soup". - Shayne Wharton (12 April
adaptations (5:55) - This video describes some of the
adaptations plants developed when moving from aquatic and marine
environments to terrestrial environments. It describes the
structures that evolved to help retain water, reproduce, and
survive on land. These evolutionary adaptions have
allowed some plants to grow extremely large and survive
hardships that terrestrial life brings.- Catherine Sarver (28
plants by Bozeman (7:47) - This video discusses plant
phylogeny including the angiosperms, gymnosperms, red algae, and
ferns. The video also describes, in depth, alternation of
generations in plants. - Brooke Evans (2 April 2013).
of generations (3:36) - This video explains the concept of
alternation of generations, where both the gametophyte and the
sporophyte are present in the life cycle. - Ahmed Amer (3 April
Seedless vascular plants
of bryophytes (3:22) - This video deals with the
nonvascular mosses: the bryophytes. It entails the reproductive
system, alternation of generation, sporophyte and gametophyte
stage, the physical characteristics and the evolution of mosses.
- Darrel Dech (24 March 2012).
reproduction (1:04) - This video explains the reproductive
cycle of the bryophyte mosses. It describes the
alternation of generation lifecycle that these nonvascular
plants go through. The video highlights key points such as
the production of spores with the capsule, germination,
antheridia and archegonia, the sporophyte and the gametophyte,
and fertilization. - Amanda Gerberich (28 March 2012).
- Fern life
cycle (5:36) - This video describes the life cycle of a
seedless vascular plant, specifically the fern. Each step of the
fern life cycle is broken down and explained in much detail
including which stages are haploid or diploid and which stage
leads to the next. - Aliya Frankel (23 March 2012).'
(8:48) - This video discusses seedless vascular plants and gives
examples of some. It also explains how to go about evaluating a
plant. This video specifically focuses on the fern as
a type of seedless vascular plants and goes into detail
describing the structure. - Courtney Cali (4 February 2013).
to seed plants (1:59) - This video explains how
Biologists consider higher plants to be plants that reproduce by
producing seeds. The narrator discusses ecological
components of seed plants. The video mentions the two
different types of seed plants; non-flowering gymnosperms and
flowering angiosperms. The video then goes on to explain
the characteristics and features of each type. It also
details the parts of a flower. - Christian Giovannini (1 March
plants: pollen and seeds (3:51) - This video is an
overview of the seed plants and how they reproduce. It
explains the process of pollination and the mechanisms used to
produce and distribute the pollen. How the seed develops
and grows is analyzed as well. The protection of a seed is
also explained in this video. An overview of the
gymnosperms and angiosperms is also explored. - Haylie Phillips
(14 March 2013).
(pine) life cycle (5:11) - This video explains the concept
of the conifer's life cycle by explaining the life cycle of a
pine tree in a male gametophyte and a female gametophyte. -
Ahmed Amer (3 April 2013).
production in gymnosperms (1:37) - This video explains the
reproduction process in all conifers, using the pine tree as a
model. It illustrates how the male sperm fertilizes the
female egg to produce a seed inside the female cone. The
seed then germinates to form a new plant. - Lauren Gunn
(22 March 2012).
reproduction (2:42) – This video is a quick explanation of
how conifers reproduce, describing the processes of pollination
and development of an embryo. The structures of the animated
ovulate cone are taken apart piece by piece, and the function
and contents of each are examined in detail. - Carrie Talamo (8
life cycle (5:03) - This video shows the life cycle of the
angiosperms with great pictures. Making eggs, pollination and
fertilization, and germination and growth are all described. -
Joe Coyne (19 March 2012)
hidden beauty of pollination (7:36) - This TED talk
discusses and shows pollination via animal vectors as well as
the slow-motion development of fruits after pollination has
occured. The video includes a variety of different species that
help plants reproduce, showing the vital role that flowers play
in the specialized attraction of animal pollinators. It also
details the symbiotic relationship between plants and many
species of insects and bats. - Thomas Weeks (13 March 2013).
fertilization in angiosperms (4:00) - This video
shows how double fertilization occurs in angiosperms. It starts
by explaining what has to happen before double fertilization can
occur. The components of reproduction in angiosperms are briefly
described before the video explains the process of double
fertilization. - Coral Fetherman (17 April 2013).
plant early growth (1:14) - This time lapse video shows
germination and early growth of the common tomato. The two
cotyledons emerge first, followed by the development of the
plumule that produces the stem and leaves. Rapid growth in
response to periodic watering is evident. Development of
the root system is not shown. - Ken Klemow (18 March 2012)
plant medicine - Japanese knotweed (7:00) - In this video,
Timothy Scott (author of Invasive Plant Medicine) briefly
describes the uses of his favorite plant, Japanese Knotweed, and
a brief biology of this invasive species. He is
particularly interested in its use as a treatment for health
problems, specifically Lyme Disease. - Heath Dresch (16 January
Lower fungi (bread molds and
- Fungi by
Bozeman (9:14) - This video discusses the characteristics
and classification of fungi. It also discusses the
reproduction of fungi and the differences between ascomycetes
and basidiomycetes as well as other types of fungi. Brooke
Evans (2 April 2013).
Part II (5:02) - This video goes into detail about the
Fungi. It explains why they’re neither plants nor animals
– have a category of their own. Fungi require moisture and can
only live in the open in the moist rainforest. It also has
no stem or leaves, and reproduce digestive acids and are nothing
more than threads. It shows how the Fungi gets it’s
nitrogen as well. – Shiama Kheiri (12 March 2012).
structures (2:12) - An overview of the process of
reproduction in fungi as well as video showing the reproduction.
Structures associated with fungi reproduction are also discussed
and shown. - Dylan Lesisko (20 April 2012).
Pilobolus: The fastest
living thing on the planet
(5:08) - This video shows
the zygomycete Pilobolus
action, and explains why they need to be "the fastest living thing
on earth." The life cycle of Pilobolus
begins with a
black sporangium that has been discharged into
grass. The Pilobolus
sporangium can pull 20,000 G. Astronauts have to cope with about
4G; anything past about 5G and people pass out. At normal speed
they seem to just vanish; it's invisible to our eyes; so fast
it's like us being catapulted to 100 times the speed of
sound. With the use high speed cameras, we now can see these
fungi. - Mary Margaret Corcoran (4 April 2013).
to the ascomycetes (2:13) - This video gives an
introduction into the world of ascomycetes, it talks about the
diversity, characteristics, its symbiotic relationships, and
various other things. The video also touches on the environments
ascomycetes live in and how some have pathogenic properties and
can be harmful to other living things. - Drew Grady (20
reproduction (2:33) - Ascomycete fungi can produce both
sexually and asexually. In this video, Sabrina Huhndorf
discusses the behavior of the fung in each method of
reproduction. She explains how the ascomycetes undergo
either method of reproduction by taking advantage of certain
environmental conditions. - TroyLynn Lewis (30 March
mold time lapse (4:47) - This video shows a lot of
different molds growing over time. They show a lot of different
colors and shapes over very short time. A lot of the molds are
thin and tall but they change color after they reach a certain
size. - Christian Whitebread (22 April 2012).
Fungal mutualists (lichens and
life cycle (1:44) - This video explains the life cycle of
the basidiomycetes. First, there are two spores that
combine through plasmogamy, and then proceed to become a mature
mushroom. Then, it will spread its spores and reproduce. The
basidiomycetes have basidia that house the spores. - Alex
Schreiber (2 April 2012).
in basidiomycetes (2:06) - This video shows how
Basidiomycetes reproduce. It focuses on mushrooms and goes
through the stages of reproduction in detail. - Sammy Gow (22
General animal taxa
(7:33) - A biology professor created this video as miniature
lecture of an overview of lichens. It shows lichens in
their natural habitats while exploring the symbiotic
relationship that creates a lichen. Also, the video
articulates the idea of primary succession and the lichens’ roll
in the phenomenon. - Ashley Legg (3 April 2012).
lichen monitoring (6:38) - This video starts with a brief
introduction to the lichens. It then describes the
relationship between lichens and air quality, and then provides
details on how to use lichens to determine air quality. -
Zachary Jones (16 April 2013).
applications (5:08) - This video, provided by a segment of
Modern Marvels from the History Channel, reveals the importance,
habitat, relationship, and applications of mychorrizal fungi
today. The president of Mychorizzal Applications Inc. talks the
evolution of aquatic plants and how it is due to mychorizzal
fungi that plants were able to grow on land. The process of
growing mychroizzal fungus for crop cultivation is also
explained. Michael Carberry (18 April 2013).
Feeders (5:48) - This video shows different types of
animals that live in water and feed on the organic matters and
food particles from water through filter feeding, such as
sponges, and tunicate. Fatimah Al Marhoon (15 April 2013).
sponges under the sea (3:04) - This video gives all the
details necessary to know for lecture about the sponges with
vivid images of live sponges under the sea. The
composition, characteristics, reproduction, life cycle, as well
as the ecological importance of sponges are shown and
explained. Elizabeth Bracco (6 April 2012)
wonderful world of sponges (3:00) - This video takes you
underwater in a submarine to view all different types of
sponges. It also discusses why these marine plants are so
important in the water, and how they help ecologically and
economically –Allison Bitner (14 April 2012)
sponges eat (5:23) - This video tells how sponges eat. It
also shows evidence of them eating by injecting a colored dye
and watching it go in and then come out. Finally it shows what
the sponge is like inside and how the water flows. -
Michael Lenchak (19 March 2012)
Cnidaria (9:17) - This video discusses the Phylum Cnidaria
and the different species that make it up. This video focuses on
the different species, along with a small description about
environment, predation, or makeup. - Sebastian Moreno (24 March
(3:51) - This video gives a thorough explanation of the many
features of the Cnidarians. It gives many examples of
Cnidarians and analyzes the ecology and biology of these
animals. Their defense, transportation, and symmetry is
also explored. - Haylie Phillips (14 March 2013).
and Anemone Anatomy (9:52) - This video discusses the
basic anatomy of two classes of cnidarians, Scyphozoa (true
jellyfish), represented by a Moon Jelly, and Anthozoa,
represented by a sea anemone. Body shapes (polyp and medusa) and
ecology are also discussed. - Mia Sallavanti (3 April 2013).
cnidarians eat (2:44) - This video talks and shows how the
Cnidarians feed, explaining how the Cnidarians were the first
“active” predators on the planet. Their amazing ability or
tricks of getting food, using their capsules filled with poisons
for protection – Shiama Kheiri (24 March 2012).
jellyfish sting (1:01) - This video explains in simple
terms the mechanism jellyfish use to sting their prey. It
includes a computer simulation of a nematocyst that shows how
the harpoon-like structure shoots toxins into the jellyfish's
prey. - Jessica Krepps (13 April 2013).
Man o' war (2:29) - This video from National Geographic
contains footage of a Portuguese Man o' war and is prey and
predators. Information on the polyps that form it, feeding
strategies, and danger associated with the venom of the organism
are discussed. Sea turtles are one organism immune to the
venom. - Hayley Kay (18 April 2012).
Man o' war (3:29) - The video pertains to the Portuguese
Man-O-War which is a very dangerous Cnidarian common to the
Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The Man-O-War technically isn't
even one organism as it is composed of multiple tiny polyps used
in specific functions. It also contains toxic tentacles which it
uses for stinging making it dangerous for all who come in its
path including humans. Dylan Lesisko (23 April 2012).
flatworms (6:23) - This video is a very informative slide
show created by a biology teacher. It covers the body
structure, functions, and all the material given during
lecture. It also contains many useful picutres and
diagrams of the planarian including cross sections. - Sarah
Brozena (21 March 2012).
(0:55) - This video shows a planarian and the natural movements
of a planarian within nature. Also about halfway through
the video the pharynx can be seen leaving the pharyngeal
pouch. It also shows the planarian feeding on what appears
to be some sort of meat, or chicken. - Jayden Hensley (26 March
tapeworm (1:56) - This video shows the dangers and effects
of the pork tapeworm. It explains the two primary hosts as
well as describes how the parasite is transferred from one to
the other. The video also clarifies the lifecycle of the
tapeworm and how it reproduces inside humans. - Rebecca Gordon
(7 April 2012).
mind control (2:09) - This video shows the journey of the
liver fluke, a parasitic flat worm. These trematodes have a
three host life cycle, involving two intermediate hosts and a
definitive host and each host is a member of a different phyla.
Through a series of interactions, the worms begin in phylum
Mollusca, move into phylum Arthropoda, and end in Phylum
Chordata. - Madison Batt (9 April 2013).
general characteristics (3:35) - Nematodes are commonly
referred to as roundworms. This video gives an overview of
all of their characterstics that make them unique. It also
compares the male and female roundworms. - Joe Coyne (22 March
(4:03) - Nematodes are multicellular animals with smooth,
unsegmented bodies. The nematode species that feed on plants are
so tiny that you need a microscope to see them. They are often
long and slender, although some species appear pear-shaped.
Nematodes feeding above ground may cause leaves, stems, and
flowers to be twisted and distorted. - Fatimah Alyunbawe (16
- The Ascaris roundworm
(1:37) - This video discusses the Ascaris roundworm and how it infects the human
intestine. It shows the ascaris infecting a human intestine and
talks about the damage it does to the human body. - Chelsea
Kincel (11 April 2013).
- Ascaris dissection
(7:22) - This video shows a step-by-step dissection of both a
male and female Ascaris
roundworm. The narrator also points out all the important
features of the organisms while describing their
functions. It was made by a teaching assistant at McGill
University. - Sarah Brozena (21 March 2012).
health byte (3:29) - This video describes the various
types of infections that are caused by roundworms in humans. It
goes on to describe the ways in which humans can become infected
and the ways in which the infections are treated and can be
prevented. - Jennifer Smith (17 April 2012).
molluscs (6:09) - This video is a basic overview of the
molluscs with a PowerPoint describing the main features,
distinguishing features, and examples of the molluscs. It
describes the classification of molluscs and how it obtains food
and oxygen. The video is part of an Internet education
program. - Sarah Brozena (21 March 2012).
Mollusca (4:01) - This clip shows the main features of the
Phylum Mollusca. It shows the Mollusca classes and
distinguishes between them. The last part contains a summary of
the Phylum Mollusca. - Afnan Aljafari (9 April 2013).
- Lampsilis mussel
reproduction (3:46) - This video takes place in a stream
in Missouri, where lampsilis mussels and bass are living.
The video shows how the mussel reproduces and its dependence
upon the bass for the young to survive. It discusses
natural selection and the remarkable natural lure used by the
mussel. - Kimberly Price (21 March 2012).
clam (2:27) - This video shows a razor clam exposed on a
beach, and it is digging a hole using its foot. It clearly shows
how clams move and dig themselves into the sand very quickly -
Tyler Suruskie (20 March 2013).
slugs mating (4:11) - In this video produced by BBC's
David Attenborough shows the process by which the leopard slug
mates. It explains the sexual repoduction of these
creatures, depicted through close up video images. It
is an amazing and interesting process to watch in nature and is
a sight to see - Kristine Kuriger (26 March 2013).
dissection (2:16) - This video shows a clear dissection of
the clam dissection done in lab. How to open the clam, as
well as how to properly dissect the clam is explained, as well
as each of the parts of the clam are visually pointed out.
Elizabeth Bracco (6 April 2012).
dissection (9:47) - This video features the dissection of
a Mollusk, specifically of the class Cephalopoda. The video was
made by a T.A. at McGill University. The T.A. explores the
external and internal features of a squid, relating them to the
phylum Mollusca. Also highlights the hidden shell in
Cephalopods. - Leonard Frisbie (27 March 2012).
- The most
intelligent octopus in the world (1:49) - This video shows
the unique ability of the mimic octopus to mimic other
organisms, such as a lion fish or a venomous sea snake, in order
to warn off predators. The octopus not only can morph to mimic
others, but it can also change colors. - Michael Warkala (8
kills shark (2:48) - This video shows an octopus hiding in
anticipation to make a kill. When the shark swims by, the
octopus attacks the shark. The octopus wraps its tentacles
around the shark to take it down. - Dana Achenbach (18 April
(3:35) - This video examines nudibranchs, which are a group of
soft-bodied, marine gastropod mollusks that shed their shells
after the larval stage and are noted for their vivid colors and
striking forms. - Isabelle Chew (9 April 2013).
of the annelids (8:38) - Discusses a variety of annelids,
including the sandworm, leech, earthworm and more. The video
covers the internal and external structures of the animals,
reproduction, habitats, defense mechanism, feeding strategies,
evolution of the species, and the difference between each type
of annelid. - Amanda Treiber (26 March 2012).
anatomy (8:49) - This video goes through a dissection of
an earthworm and the structures that can be seen when dissecting
the annelid along with a quick description of the structure. -
Sebastian Moreno (28 March 2012).
dissection (6:47) - This video is a guide for the
dissection of an earthworm. It demonstrates how to
identify the anterior and posterior ends and also the
dorsal and ventral sides of the worm,. The video places special
emphasis on identifying the organs found in the anterior end of
the worm. - Carrie Talamo (16 March 2013).
(3:20) - This video discusses the Arthropods, which have jointed
feet. Insects are characterized by having three body
segments: head thorax and abdomen, and three pairs of jointed
legs. Spiders and scorpions have two body segments:
cephlathorax and abdomen, and have four pairs of legs.
Other arthropods include millipedes, centipedes, and
crustaceans. - Fatimah Alyunbawe (16 April 2013).
with monsters: Arthropods (7:45) - This video talks about
the early start of the Phylum Arthropoda. Before they were the
first to rule to land, they dominated the water through
evolutionary characteristics. It discuss some of the features
that made it unique and successful to move on to the land. -
Sebastian Moreno (24 March 2012).
jump with deadly accuracy in green light (1:58) - This
video shows of a unique characteristic called image defocus in
relation to how jumping spiders use their visual senses to catch
their prey. Jumping spiders use sensitive pigments in their eye
to help them decipher the distance between themselves and their
prey. - Alesha Falzone (27 March 2012).
spider (3:03) - This video shows an Australian peacock
spider also known as a gliding spider. Peacock spiders are
known for their mating dance in which the male dance and flips
up his colorful hind section in order to let the female know he
is the right mate. - Samantha Amey (14 April 2013).
crabs (6:06) - This video shows the simple external
anatomy of the shallow marine dwelling Horseshoe Crab. These
animals are actually more closely related to spiders, scorpions,
and other arachnids rather than crustaceans. The earliest
Horseshoe Crab fossils can be dated back roughly 450 million
years ago. - Martin Tolbert (14 April 2013).
crabs spawning (5:09) - This video depicts a group of
horseshoe crabs spawning on a seashore. It also depicts many of
the body parts present in arthropods, particularly spiders,
including its segmented body regions, mouthparts, and book lung.
- Tyler Suruskie (31 March 2013).
feeding (0:46) - This video demonstrates a barnacle’s
feeding method. Barnacles are small sessile creatures that are
part of the Arthropods. They attach to a substrate permanently
and are upside down within their shell. Unlike most arthropods,
they are filter feeders and use their feathery feet to bring in
their prey. - James Poselli (14 April 2012).
external features (8:52) - This video discusses the
external anatomy of one kind of arthropod: a crayfish. While
pointing out its significant features, the narrator clarified
their functions. Comparing and contrasting with other organisms
like annelids show evolutionary development. Additionally, the
differences between these male and female crustaceans are
examined. - Jessical Kouch (19 April 2013).
dissection - external anatomy (6:21) - This video shows
the external anatomy of the crayfish. It shows almost all the
required structures we need to locate and label in lab. It also
shows the movement of a live crayfish. The function of some of
the notable parts is also explained. - Megan Roselli (23 April
birth: Baby lobsters (1:09) - – This video discusses how a
Spiny lobster gives birth to her young. It also notes how many
hatchlings an individual lobster produces and explains them as
being a “Cloud burst of life.” The larvae don’t have a great
percentage of survival. – Chelsea Smelas (19 April 2013)
Insects (4:28) - This video describes
the Arthropods. It discusses the many
characteristics and diversity of
the Arthropods. This video also details the evolution
of flight and the symbiotic relationship between the
insects and the flowering plants. - Chelsea Kincel (11 April
dissection (4:55) - This video shows a dissection of a
female grasshopper. It points out all major organs and focuses
somewhat on the mouthparts. All external feature of the
grasshopper are also mentioned. This is helpful when
understanding the dissection done in lab. - Megan Roselli (23
vs the honey bee (1:22) - This video gives a short and
interesting description of how evolution has affected the honey
bee you see in everyday life during the spring and summer.
Who knew an organism so tiny could have such detailed
adaptations? - Joseph Cicco (28 March 2012).
mantis mating ritual (1:34) - Praying mantids are an
interesting group of insects because some practice sexual
cannibalism, in which the adult female devours the male’s head
during or after mating in order to provide nourishment to her
eggs. This may sound bizarre and rare, but it does not deter the
males from reproducing, due to a posterior brain. - Briana
Blaisure (29 March 2013).
natural history (1:54) - This video previews a member of
the Diptera, the mosquito. It compares male and
female mosquitos, including differences in their mothparts. In
addition, it explains mosquito larvae, and how important they
are the food web. - Dominika Foltyn (9 April 2013).
reception in grasshoppers (2:25) - This video describes
the sense receptor information of a grasshopper and how each
structure works to send messages throughout the body. - Andres
Lai Ao (16 April 2013).
life cycle (7:34) - This video discusses the life cycle of
mayflies. Both underwater and terrestrial views of the mayflies’
transition from nymph stage to adulthood, including their
flotation to the surface on behalf of internal gases as well as
the process of molting, are shown. The differentiation between
mayfly nymphs is included. - Jessica Kouch (19 April 2013).
centipede (3:30) - This video displays the hunting pattern
of the killer centipede. Throughout the video, the various
features of the centipede are discussed, such a prey and
predatory features, as well as, features that characterize the
centipede such as the environment in which they are found. -
Thomas Bedford (28 March 2012).
centipede (3:21) - This video shows a African centipede
sheding its skin then making the move to search for some prey as
it attempts at several different types of animals. Finally it
shows how the mother carries her eggs, creating a basket with
her body. Samantha Amey (12 April 2013).
centipede eviscerates mouse (3:59) - This video shows the
destructive power of a giant centipede. Watch as the centipede
attacks, fights and kills a mouse, all for the name of a meal.
See how he tears apart the mouse, and leaves little but bones
and skin. - Darrel Dech (30 March 2012)
morphology of the sea star (5:02) - This video pertains to
the sea star which is a part of the Phylum Echinodermata. It
discusses the external anatomy of this creature along with how
these features are used. This video also describes the
beginnings of the sea star dissection. - Aliya Frankel (23 March
anatomy of the sea star (7:00) - This video also pertains
to the sea star, Phylum Echinodermata, Class Asteroidea. The
video continues with a more detailed dissection of the sea star.
As the dissection continues the internal features of the sea
star are examined while explaining their functions. - Aliya
Frankel (23 March 2012).
dissection (3:51) - This video provides a useful
understanding the general features of a starfish and how to
properly dissect one. The parts of the starfish described in
detail are features that were studied greatly in lab. All
students should watch this video before attending lab. - Meghan
Pacovich (18 April 2013).
dissection (2:25) - This video is extremely helpful in the
understanding of the starfish. All of the body parts of
the starfish, as well as the functions of these parts are
described. This video is helpful in understanding the
dissection done in lab. - Elizabeth Bracco (6 April 2012).
- Tube feet
in action (2:04) - This brief video shows how the starfish
uses its tube feet for locomotion. The description is very in
depth about how the water vascular system is the cause for the
“suction” produced by the tube feet, and it actually pretty fun
to watch. - Keri Skvarla (1 April 2012).
- Sea star eating a mussel
(2:47) - This video shows a starfish eating a mussel using its
cardiac stomach that was forced out of the starfish's body into
the shell of the mussel. A microscopic camera placed
inside the mussel records the entire process. - Logan Rutch (5
cardiac stomach (0:14) - This video is a time lapse of a
starfish’s cardiac stomach at work. You can see the starfish
expel and retract its cardiac stomach in order to consume algae
on the aquarium wall. This video time-lapses this long process
into a 14 second video. - Megan Roselli (21 April 2012)
- Sea star
regeneration (1:07) - This video pertains to starfish and
their ability to regenerate arms. It explains how they are able
to accomplish this and also how it can help to grow the
population. - Megan Ciborowski (1 April 2013)
urchin and sea star movement (1:27) - This video shows the
locomotion of a sea urchin and a sea star. They both
contract and relax longitudinal muscles to extend and retract
the tube feet. Waves of contractions and relaxations allow
the animals to move slowly. - Dana Achenbach (3 April 2013).
urchin fertilization (2:57) - This video demonstrates the
lab technique of fertilization by using potassium chloride to
release gametes. A red secretion from a sea urchin signifies a
female, and the red secretion contains eggs. A white secretion
signifies sperm, meaning the sea urchin is a male. The egg and
sperm solution is then diluted and combined. - Catherine Sarver
(4 April 2013).
cucumber fights with guts (2:21)
- This video shows the way in which sea cucumbers
can eviscerate their intestines and use their slimy
toxin filled organs to both scare and harm their prey. This
video also briefly describes how the sea cucumber uses its
feather-like arms to catch food. - Jessica Krepps (11 April
cucumber expelling its intestines (0:46) - An interesting
video that shows the peculiar method of defense of a sea
cucumber, in which the organism expels its intestines at its
attacker. The attacker will then go after the intestines
allowing the sea cucumber to make an escape. - Dylan Lesisko (16
cucumbers: the other part of the story (3:27). This
video presents some fascinating facts about sea pigs and other
sea cucumbers (not for the easily offended). - Martin Tolbert
(18 April 2013).
Invertebrate chordates (tunicates
- What is
the Phylum Chordata? (2:25) - This video explains the
structure of a notochord and its purpose. Also the
characteristics of which are apparent in all organisms in the
phylum Chordata. - Andrew Shamburg (19 April 2013).
evolution (6:58) - This video explains how Chordates
evolved showing the “Tree of Life”. Its starts with primitive
adaptions, moving to more advanced. It focuses on the different
relationships between the other groups as well as what they have
in common or what characteristic one has that the others lack. –
Shiama Kheiri (12 April 2012)
(4:39) - This video discusses the ecology and structure of
lancelets. Here, two professors label and talk about the
various parts of a Lancelet, describing their important
functions. A close up picture of the anterior end is shown
as well as a complete diagram, ocelli to tail. Michael
Carberry (6 April 2013).
facts (4:42) - Researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical
Research Institute created this video. It gives a good
overview of tunicates, their characteristics and functions, and
their diversity. It also shows live footage of an adult
tunicate in its habitat and explains tunicate’s economic and
ecological value both beneficial and harmful. - Ashley
Legg (3 April 2012).
on The One Show (2:12) - This video shows one of the two
jawless fish: the lamprey. These fish live in rivers and oceans
and are considered parasitic. The use their suction cup like
mouth to latch onto their hosts. They then use their razor like
teeth to bore a hole into the side of fish. They survive by
sucking the blood of their host. - Darrel Dech (25 March
Hagfish from the Discovery Channel (5:37) - This video
shows the second of the two jawless fish: the hagfish aka "slime
fish". These fish live in marine waters and have survived for
over 300 million years. They believe this is due to their
ability to produce slime that is a defense mechanism against
predators. They are also important to scientists because they
are among the select few species that can regulate their oxygen
intake. - Jordan Nevius (21 February 2013).
(1:18) - This video shows hundreds of hagfish feeding
on the corpse of a grey whale at the bottom of the
ocean. In addition, it provides a
quick description about the hagfish. - Dominika Foltyn
(5 April 2013).
dissection (8:33) - This video contains an excellent
examination of the internal and external anatomy of the lamprey.
This step by step dissection helps the viewer better understand
the structures and their functions. Additionally, this video
helps with labeling in lab. - Kathryn Campf (1 April 2013).
built for the kill (4:13) - This video talks about the
significance and origin of sharks. However, also discusses why
sharks are considered the primary marine fish at the top of the
food chain and why they are the most efficient predators on
earth. –Allison Bitner (14 April 2012)
anatomy (6:46) - This video thoroughly discusses the
internal and external anatomy of the cartilaginous fish.
The dogfish shark in this video is slowly dissected step by
step. The instructor points out key features of each
structure. - Krista Rebar (30 March 2012).
dissection (7:49) - This video shows the different parts
of the shark including the pectoral fin, claspers (which mean
the sharks a male), dorsal fins, ventral nostrils, eyes, mouth,
teeth, and more. The video later gets into the internal anatomy.
- Samantha Weiksner (4 April 2013).
play critical role in ocean food web (1:34) - This video
discusses how sharks are top predators that help maintain the
health of marine ecosystems. It also notes how the
population of sharks is decreasing due to overfishing.
Later in the video, it shows a simulation of what may happen to
the ocean food web with the decrease in shark population. -
Chelsea Smelas (17 April 2013)
dissection (5:55) - This video shows and explains the
internal and external anatomy of a bony fish, specifically a
perch. The narrator points out each structure of the fish
after it has been dissected, and thoroughly explains each part
and what it does. - Nick Bogumil (22 March 2012).
dissection (6:53) - This video covers the anatomy of the
bony fish using a Barracuda as an example. It shows the
dissection of a fish starting with its anterior side where the
narrator explains the fish parts in detail. - Zhra
Alkhamis (13 April 2013).
lateral line in the largemouth bass (2:18) - This video
discusses the nervous system in the bony fish. Specifically, the
"lateral line" and its importance to the fish using a classic
bass fish as an example. It also mentions the feeding strategy
of the bass. - Zhra Alkhamis (13 April 2013).
- Micropinna microstoma
(1:29) - This video shows very interesting footage of the fish Macropinna microstoma. This
fish looks extremely neat underwater and has a transparent head
and tubular eyes. This fish is a deep sea fish and has the
ability to rotate its eyes when it spots food. It is also said
to have "shields" over the eyes for protection. - Christopher
Newhart (16 January 2013).
Gas Exchange in Fish Gills (4:50) - This video explains
how the gills of a bony fish works. It shows how the gas is
exchanged within the gills and how there is a equilibrium need
within the fish blood stream to carry oxygen. - Jordan Oakill (3
to the amphibians (1:44) - This video explains the three
main orders of amphibians, which are the frogs (Anura),
salamanders (Urodela) and caecillians (Aoda), different types of
their modes of locomations as well as the life cycle of frogs.
It also provides evidence of how frogs learn to adjust or adapt
going from looking like fish living in water to becoming on land
adults. - Shiama Kheiri (29 March 2012).
- Frog life
cycle (3:54) - This video explains the complex life cycle
of the frog. Beginning with the original spawn and ending with
the final adult frog, this video provides a timeline of
embryological development of the frog from a simple organism to
a more complex organism. - James Steigerwalt (18 April 2013).
dissection (5:41) - This video contains an excellent step
by step dissection of the frog internal and external antomy. All
the labels are clearly depcited on screen and can aid with
labeling in lab. - Kathryn Campf (1 April 2013).
anatomy (Part 2 - Internal anatomy) (6:53) - This video is
an excellent description of a frog dissection. Everything is
clearly explained. It can serve as a nice guide or aid to
students dissecting the frog in lab. - Christian Giovannini (12
organs in amphibians (3:29) - This video discusses the
respiratory system of frogs and in general, of typical
amphibians. It discusses their unique ability as amphibians and
a quick look into the respiratory system of amphibians. It
can breathe through not only its mouth, but its moist, soft skin
allows for oxygen to pass through it due to amphibians being
cold blooded. Also they breathe through their gills. - Rachel
Constant (6 April 2013).
dart frog (2:29) - In this video, a couple interesting and
unique features of the poison dart frog are pointed out. Why
they possess such interesting colors, where they are commonly
located, and how they derived the name poison dart frog are all
discussed within the clip. - James Poselli (14 April
arsenal of poisonous frogs (3:37) - This video covers how
poisonous frogs deter predators with their bright skin and how
they can kill them with their strong chemicals. It touches on
how certain frogs are some of the most poisonous animals in the
world. - Megan Ciborowski (17 April 2013).
frog mating (3:29) - This video shows the complex mating
rituals of the Golden Frog. Highly competitive for a mate, the
Golden Frog will fight with other male frogs. Using both sound
and movement, the male Golden Frog can discern a male frog from
a potential mate. - James Steigerwalt (18 April 2013).
pools (3:21) - This video from Discovery News contains
footage of vernal pools in Pennsylvania and eggs of salamanders
that were laid there. The importance and creation of the
vernal pools is discussed. Ways to protect them and become
aware of what is a vernal pool is, is defined. - Hayley Kay (18
reptiles (7:33) - The video details the common
characteristics of reptiles. It also discusses the
common characteristics of three main groups of reptiles,
including lizards and snakes, turtles, and finally for
crocodiles. It gives the main characteristics of each group and
also presents the distinguishing characteristics that sets each
group apart from the others. The video also reinforces the
structures of amniotic egg. Finally, the video discusses how the
reptiles have evolved so that they are capable of living on
land. - Rachel Constant (13 April 2013).
reptiles (3:05) - This video on reptiles discusses their
main characteristics and the advantages of those features.
It states which animals are included in the reptilian category
and some adaptations of those animals. Also, a comparison
is shown between the reptiles and amphibians. - Kenzie Teno (21
vs. amphibians (1:42) - This clip discusses the
differences between an amphibian and a reptile by showing images
for both species. It shows the features that make them
different, including their skin, toes and eggs. - Afnan Alhafari
(15 April 2013).
chameleons change color (3:18) - Have you ever wondered
why chameleons change their color? How does their body seem to
blend into the surroundings? This video does a visual
description of how this organism's body works to morph into the
various colors that a chameleon is known for in a easy to
understand way! - Kristine Kuriger (25 February 2013).
in birds and mammals (4:08) - Focusing on elephants and
penguins, this video describes the ways different animals keep
their bodies' temperature constant though different behaviors
and morphological features. - Andres Lai Ao (16 April 2013).
features (5:19) - This video goes into detail about the
evolutionary adaptations of birds. It addresses their
skeletal structure, laying eggs, and control of body
temperature. It also focuses on the functions and
characteristics of the beaks, wings, and feathers. - Elena
Stambone (28 March 2012).
beaks (4:15) - This video is an overview of different
types of birds that are found today. Darwin first stated
this theory when he visited the Galapagos Islands. It explains
how each different kind of beak predicts what kind of food that
bird eats, and how the beak supports the birds’ habitat. - Paul
Wodarczyk (21 April 2012).
evolution and adaptations (3:16) - This video examines the
emergence and adaptations of birds beginning around 150 million
years ago. The adaptations discussed have an effect on birds'
ability to fly, including their modified, hollow forelimbs as
wings, and feathers evolved from reptilian scales, which are not
only aerodynamic but also act as excellent insulators. - Brianna
Blaisure (13 April 2013).
- Birds of
Paradise (2:44) - Birds have different types of mating
rituals and courtship behavior they use to attract a suitable
mate, including feeding, preening, dances and displays. This
video shows a New Guinean bird of paradise trying to win a mate.
- Isabelle Chew (8 April 2013).
mammals (3:46) - This detailed video shows the
characteristics of mammals. There are depictions of the habitats
of various mammals as well as explanations as to why some
animals have certain distinctions. The comparison of mammals to
birds, reptiles, and insects are also included. - Kenzie Teno
(20 March 2012).
marine mammals survive underwater (2:34). - Describes how
mammals that live in water, and remain underwater for long
periods of time survive. Covers the respiratory system of
seals and how they regulate their systems while diving
underwater. Also explains how the seals can survive in
cold-water temperatures. - Amanda Treiber (26 March 2012).
platypus evolution (5:20) - This video shows some of the
characteristics of the platypus that make it such an interesting
animal. It also shows what is being done to see if there may be
a species difference between them. - Krista Bower (17 April
attack seal (3:16) - This video depicts the intelligence
of a pod of Orca Whales. The Orca has the second largest brain
of all mammals and they use it in this video to strategically
attack a Crab-eater Seal that is stranded on an ice flow. The
use of language and coordination are both shown in this clip. -
Alexander Laubach (15 April 2013).
- the prosimians and monkeys (5:37) - This video explains
several traits in lower level primates such as the Prosimians.
The video depicts their physical and mental adaptations that
have allowed them to be just as notable as the higher level
primates such as the Apes, Chimpanzees and Gorillas. - Alexander
Laubach (15 April 2013).
fossil primate discovered (9:06) - This video shows the
simalirities between humans and apes. This video backed
with scientific evidence shows a fossil of an ape that is said
to be the missing link in showing the human and ape
similarity. As an evolutionary standpoint, it shows how
apes who walk with/on all four limbs have prgressed to tand on
its own two hind legs and transforms itself to that of a
human. The fossilized evidece shows a human ancestor and
why we are relative to that of an ape. - Cassandra Mignot (15
evolution (1:19) - This videos shows the evolution of
whales through time periods. It shows are whales were once
mammals that lived on land and over time evolved into the marine
mammal it is today. - Ashley Atherholt (16 April 2013).
in mammals (4:08) - This video describes the ways
different mammals keep thermoregulate their bodies' temperature
though different features of their body. Andres Lai Ao (16 April
of the herbivores (4:17) - The following video discusses
the disadvantages and advantages of different body features of
mammals as well as their struggle to keep away from predators.
"The war on the plains is a never ending one". - Caitlyn
Tompkins (17 April 2013).
Fetal pig dissection
- The four
major tissue types (7:11) - This video outlines the four
different types of tissue in the mammalian body; Epithelial,
Connective, Muscle, and Nerve. The video goes into more detail
with each, describing structure, function and unique features. -
Adam Bailey (17 April 2012).
- The four
types of tissues (6:37) - This video was created to
present and explain the four common tissue types which make up
the structures of the body or vertebrates and many other
animals. It covers epithelial, connective, muscular, and nerve
tissue; while also giving you sample questions on the
information covered. - Felicia Snyder (12 April 2013).
in under ten minutes (9:17) - In this concise video,
the narrator takes you through the
different classifications of epithelial tissues. He
effectively compares and contrasts each
epithelial tissue type by juxtaposing actual
microscopic images of each and analyzing their specific
features. - John Nawrocki (16 April 2013)
tissue (5:45) - This video contains information about the
epithelial layer of mammalian tissue. It describes how
epithelial tissue is classified; based on the tissues number of
layers and its cell shapes. The video explains the composition
of both simple and stratified epithelium. - Patricia Stets (23
and endocrine glands (1:43) - This video effectively
demonstrates the differences between the two different glands
associated with the epithelium, the endocrine system and
exocrine system. The video also provides
both animated illustrations of each system and common
examples of these systems in our body. - John Nawrocki (16 April
tissue (6:20) - This video is a lecture created to discuss
the different types of connective tissues including dense,
loose, fluid, and supportive connective tissues.. It gives a
general overview of the functions, types of cells, and different
classifications associated with connective tissue. - Jennifer
Smith (17 April 2012).
tissue (1:24) - This short video focuses on the connective
tissues present in mammals. It examines the structure and
function the different types of connective tissues. It
effectively goes into quite a bit of detail in a short matter of
time. - Meghan Pacovich (18 April 2013).
(3:18) - This video gives an interesting animation of tendons, a
type of dense connective tissue that connects muscle to
bone. Tendons allow muscles to contract, and withstand
tension during stretching, twisting, or bending. The video
goes on to discuss the nature of tendonitis (condition in which
tendons become swollen and painful) and Tenosynovitis (condition
when tendonitis symptoms effect the tendon sheaths).
Tendinopathy is a blanket term used to describe tendon injuries
collectively. - Danielle Distefano (16 April 2013).
bone growth (4:07) - This video discusses a rare genetic
disorder called Fibrodysplasia
osificans progressiva (FOP). It explains how the
condition causes bone to form in muscle but in some cases can be
formed in tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue as
well. It also shows what happens with the human anatomy when
present. - Laykin Hughes (23 April 2013).
system overview (4:29) - This video gives an overview of
the muscular system, explaining the various functions of the
system, and the various types of muscular tissue. The video
gives a brief but helpful explanation of the skeletal muscle,
the smooth muscle and the cardiac muscle and their structures. -
Patricia Stets (23 April 2012).
muscle types (6:20) - This video gives a very detailed
description of the three types of muscle tissue. These types
include smooth, skeletal, and cardiac muscle. The video gives a
magnified view of each type of muscle tissue and discusses the
different features of each type of muscle tissue. - Jennifer
Smith (17 April 2012).
muscle (3:34) - This video shows what skeletal muscle is
composed of and how it works. It shows the breakdown of
skeletal muscle, starting at muscle fibers and going to actin
and myosin. - Christopher Bright (19 April 2012).
structure and contraction (9:18) - This exellent video
depicts the actions that are taken by actin and myosin as they
interact to cause muscle to contract, using grasshopper as an
example. This video effectively uses animations and
narration to more fully explain the physical and biochemical
interaction of actin and myosin. - Cassandra Mignot (18 April
- Fetal pig
dissection (3:01) – This video goes through a dissected
fetal pig and identifies the main structures seen. The
structures identified are in the abdominal region, similar to
what was seen in lab. As each structure is identified its
function is also described. – Hillary Harris (12 April
- Fetal pig
dissection (6:13) - This video shows the many organs and
blood vessels of a fetal pig from the larynx to the anus and
provides a short description of the functions of each. -
Christopher Bright (19 April 2012).
- Fetal pig
dissection (7:57) - This video addresses the internal
anatomy of a fetal pig, including the cardiorespiratory,
digestive, and urogenital systems. The different organs of the
pigs are shown. The video also discusses how to differentiate
between a male and female fetal pig. - Mia Sallavanti (3 April
- Fetal pig
digestive system (2:27) - This video correlates to the
first dissection lab of the fetal pig; it shows the digestive
system of the fetal pig and describes the entire path the food
will travel. - Rebecca Ford (16 April 2013).
digestive system (9:39): This video provides a very
helpful intro to the digestive system. It discusses the
digestive proess starting with the role of the salivary
glands in releasing enzymes before food even enters
our body. It then describes the roles of the stomach, the
duodenum, the pancreas the intestines and the rectum. It
also reviews where and how the different macromolecules are
absorbed by the body. Somiah Almecky (21 January 2013).
digestive system (1:49) - This interactive video journeys
through the digestive system by following a piece of food, and
how the food is attacked by acid and enzymes of each organ that
help digestion the food and absorption of the nutrients.
Overall list of processes and organs are shown. - Samantha
Blincoe (19 March 2012).
digestive process (1:49) - This video shows both the
physiological process of chewing, and how the food we eat passes
through our digestive system into our stomach. In addition, the
video shows a detailed animation of the chemical digestion of
food and the enzymes that the process entails. - Shannon
Gilhooley (22 April 2012).
digestive system (6:23) - This video gives an overview of
the digestive system with an explanation of the different organs
in the system and the chemicals and enzymes associated with
them. - Rachel Petrone (5 April 2013).
in the stomach (2:05) - The stomach carries out several
complex processes when digestion occurs. This video
briefly describes the chemical breakdown of food, the formation
of chyme, and the movement of food by peristaltic waves from the
stomach to the small intestine. - Matthew Shortell (29
intestine histology (3:14) - This video shows the
structure of the gastrointestinal tract which is a part of the
mammalian digestive system. The narrator uses a model to
indicate the location of all four layers and their
distinguishing features. - Kendall Kramer (18 April 2013).
C made simple (7:01) - This video is very important
because it focuses on Hepatitis C virus also known as Hep C or
HCV, which is very hard to detect due to its very unnoticeable
symptoms. It discusses the symptoms of Hepatitis C and its
effects on the liver. Included in this video are existing
and new treatment options for hepatitis C, the latter including
Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin which could also be combined
with Nitazoxanide for increased cure rate. - Mohamed Amer (22
respiratory system (3:28) - This video shows first-hand on
how the respiratory system works. It focuses on what is included
in the system along with the transfer of oxygen throughout the
bloodstream. - Joe Coyne (20 March 2012).
respiratory system (3:09) - This video shows how the
respiratory system works with animated examples. It starts by
explaining how blood and oxygen circulate through the body and
goes into further detail of how it operates inside the body.
The respiratory system allows us to
be physically active. This video explains how
respiration and expiration works. - Victoria Yeselevige Rudovitz
(9 April 2013).
system function (6:44) - This video goes into detail about
the respiratory system and its functions. The respiratory system
is a very complex and essential aspect of life, yet through the
usage of helpful diagrams and instructions in this video, it is
made rather simple. - Jacob Parrick (20 March 2012).
systems (8:46) - In this video, the instuctor first gives
a brief description of the respiratory system. He explains
how various living creatures take in oxygen and how the carbon
dioxide is then relased. He also discusses organs involved
in the repiratory systen and how oxygen is carried. - Mariam
Abdelshahid (18 January 2013).
systems (11:35) - This video studies the circulatory
system in various animals, including animals. It
first starts by talking about opened and closed circulatory
systems as well as how it relates to the heart. Then,
it explains how the blood moves thoughout the heart and
finally talks about the cause of a heart attack. - Mariam
Abdelshahid (18 January 2013).
circulatory system (2:58) - This video show how blood
flows through the cardiovascular system. It tells about the
specific sections of the heart such as the right and left side
atrium and ventricle. Also it tells important information about
the valves separating the sections. - Paige Pientka (20 March
system structure and function (6:34) - The circulatory
system has more functions than one might imagine. Not only
does it carry blood, but it also carries oxygen, hormones,
nutrients, antibodies, and many more of the necessities of life
throughout the body. This video explains in clear, concise
detail the circulatory system. - Jacob Parrick (20 March 2012).
system rap (2:01) - This video is a rap about the
circulatory system. It is very catchy and will help students
remember all the parts of the circulatory system in an easy and
fun way. It may be a song, but it gives very good overview of
the entire system. - Jordan Marks (18 April 2012).
heart and circulation (1:36) - This video discusses the
blood flows from the heart to different body parts. Also,
it discusses the importance of blood for the cells in tissues. -
Fatimah Al Marhoon (15 April 2013).
anatomy (6:55) - This video explains the four separate
chambers of the heart, and tells what parts have deoxygenated
blood whereas the other is oxygenated blood. Next, he
explains the blood vessels represented on the heart. Later
he tells which are arteries and which are veins that are seen on
the heart model. Andrew Shamburg (19 April 2013).
foramen ovale (3:41) - A Patent Foramen Ovale is a
disorder in which the connection between the left atrium and the
right atrium did not close after childbirth but leaves a whole
in the heart. This increases the chances of stroke and
seizures while the sufficiency of the circulatory system is
depleted. - Amber Styer (17 April 2013).
heart dynamics (3:58) - Although a bit blurry, this video
displays an dissected frog's beating heart and how it responds
to various drugs. The video shows both the actual heart beating
and the heart monitor. The video shows what happens to the frogs
heart when it is exposed to epinephrine, acetylcholine, and
atropine. - Patricia Stets (23 April 2012).
(8:57) - Osmoregulation is the regulation of an organism's
internal osmotic pressure in order to maintain homeostasis. This
video goes into detail of the many processes that assist in
osmoregulation, the importance of osmoregulation to an
organism's health, and the different types of osmoregulation. -
Martin Tolbert (18 April 2013)
excretory system (2:02) - This animated video depicts and
thoroughly labels the internal organs involved in the body’s
excretory system process. The video also goes into great
examination of the internal parts of a kidney and nephron,
labeling each part and describing most in detail. - Nicholas
Bogumil (20 March 2012).
excretory system (2:59) - This video both shows and
explains the body's excretory in a fun animated way. It examines
the different parts of the excretory system and their functions.
The video shows each of the different parts in relation to where
they are located in the human body. - Patricia Stets (23 April
nervous system (4:57). - In this video, the nervous system
is explained. It discusses the two parts of the nervous system.
The brain and the spinal cord, and what each one does. It also
explains some harmful diseases that can affect the nervous
system. - Alex Schreiber (20 March 2012).
nervous system (1:34) - This video gives a detailed
description of the anatomy of a nerve cell, and animates how
impulses travel from cell to cell. This video provides
understanding of the mechanism of sending nerve impulses.
- Shannon Gilhooley (22 April 2012).
central nervous system (4:38) - This video goes through
the major parts of the central nervous system. It shows a
picture of the brain with all the structures labeled and goes
through the function of each part mentioned that makes up the
central nervous system. - Michael Lenchak (11 April 2012).
(6:45) - This video covers all the basics of neurons from
anatomy to communication with helpful visuals. Neurons are cells
of the nervous system that can send signals. There are three
functional classifications. - Olivia Questore (17 April 2013).
structure and function (3:14) - This video demonstrates
the structure and function of a neuron which is the basic
component of the mammalian nervous system. A diagram of a
nerve cell is shown and the different parts are labeled as their
functions are explained. - Kendall Kramer (18 April 2013).
Schwann cell and action potential (5:07) - This video
provides a discussion about the creation and function of myelin
along a neural axon. Specifically, the myelin role in the
electrochemical signaling process, action potential, is
explained. - Matt Wagner (19 April 2013).
structure and function (4:24) - This video is of synapse
structure, their function, and how they work. It is shown how a
signal is transferred. It goes into detail of how the signal is
carried from one neuron to another by the synapses, which is a
gap between a pre-synaptic axon and the post-synaptic dendrite.
- Stephen Olshemski (20 April 2012).
- Fight or
flight response (5:52) - Paul Andersen explains how
epinephrine is responsible for changes in chemistry of our body
associated with the fight or flight response. Epinephrine
released by the adrenal medulla are received by a number of
organs associated with the sympathetic nervous system. - Philip
Scavo (18 April 2013).
- How does
cocaine affect the brain? (1:42) - This video explains
cocaine's effect on the brain's synaptic connections, and how
the brain reacts when dopamine transporters are blocked. -
Michael Venditto (19 April 2013).
the brain: unraveling the mystery of Alzheimer's Disease
(4:22) - This video shows the progression of Alzheimer's
Disease, including the disruption of neurons and the formation
of beta amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. - Michael
Venditto (19 April 2013).
reproductive system (5:46) - The reproductive system is a
complex system of organs, differing from male to female, that is
essentially responsible for bringing about new generations of
life on earth. Due to its immediate relevance to our lives, it
is a system everyone should understand, and this video should
help. - Jacob Parrick (20 March 2012).
reproductive system by Bozeman (9:00) - After a
brief description of asexual reproduction this video
discusses male and female reproductive systems,
the menstrual cycle and the process of fertilization.
It explains how the fertilized egg grows from zygote to
fetus. It also goes into blastulas and gastrulas,
explaining the formation of ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. -
Rachel Petrone (17 April 2013).
Skin and hair
System (9:41) - This entertaining video covers all the
basics of the immune system. The immune system is the body’s
defense system. There are two types of defenses the non-specific
defenses (ex. skin, gastric juices) and specific defenses (ex.
B-cells).- Olivia Questore (17 April 2013)
of the immune system (5:56) - This video depiction
portrays the cells of the human body and what inhibits like
pathogens and bugs through a simpler version of the complex
interactions of the immune system. The narrator draws the
pathogens that would attack the cell as well as the human body’s
response to the extrovert. - Samantha Blincoe (19 March
against microbes (3:16) - This video is a short overview
of the defenses against dangerous microbes. Microbes are
everywhere, but normally people do not get sick from them
because of the three main defences of microbes which are
external barriers, nonspecific internal defences, and the Immune
System. - Jordan Marks (23 March 2012).
- What is
skin? (5:40) - This video by National Geographic displays
a quick glance at the integumentary system (skin). It
explains the facts and details about the make-up of the skin. It
also thoroughly depicts the functions of the skin as they
pertain to our body. - Kenzie Teno (18 March 2012).
of a skin (0:55) - This video briefly discusses how the
skin is divided into the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous
tissue. It speaks about the features of each layer and what
makes each layer up. It also discusses the specific job of each
layer of skin. - Krista Rebar (10 April 2012).
(6:09) - This video is about the composition, function and
location of hair. It briefly goes into detail about the
different types of hair, what gives hair it's color, and even
muscles associated with helping hair stand up. - Jordan Nevius
(26 February 2013).
muscular system (6:56) - In this video, how the muscular
system works. The video describes the different types of muscle,
such as smooth, cardiac, and skeletal muscles. How each type
affects and impacts the body is described. Also, how they are
controlled is described as well. - Alex Schreiber (20 March
Skeletal Systems: Skeletal Joints (9:53) - This detailed
video helps to teach the different types of joints in the
skeletal system and their functions. It specifies the
surrounding bones and ligaments and how they affect movement in
daily functions. - Felicia Snyder (10 April 2013).
structure and function (4:15) - This video is about the
structure and anatomy of our bones. The video focuses on
the three types of bone cells: Osteoblasts (bone forming cells),
Osteocytes (mature bone cells), and osteoclasts (bone dissolving
cells). The functions of these cells are described in the
progression of bones that comes with aging, and then in the
processes of bone remodeling and replacement. It is helpful to
understand the living cells of bone, in regards to bone as being
a highly living tissue. Danielle Destefano (16 April 2013).
- Embryo Development in Animals—The video discusses the
formation of a zygote, the difference between radial and spiral
cleavage, and the formation of the blastopore. It also discusses
the formation of the ectoderm, endoderm, and what these cells
will develop into.--Brandon Kuhar
of chick inside an egg (5:17) - This video shows the
developmental process of a chicken within an egg, this
remarkable process goes into great detail, breaking down each
step and makes this complex process easy to understand. -
Brian Brune (15 April 2013).
and function of the placenta (1:18) - This video explains
how important the placenta is to a fetus. It goes into detail
about what it is made up of, its three functions, an actual
image of it in the uterus, and what is transferred from the
mother to the fetus and the fetus to the mother –Devin Dunn (16
Other interesting videos
- The cure
for cancer (7:37) - Yes, the cure for cancer and almost
all other malignant disease have been discovered in the
1930s! This was all done by a scientific genius, Dr. Royal
Raymond Rife. This video shows images of Doctor Rife's
inventions and his voice describing the process for the
cure! - Luke Zack (20 March 2012).
single gene disorders (4:53) - There are many recessive
genetic disorders that still effect people today, and haven't
been removed from the human genome through natural
selection. This video focuses on two of these disorders
that affect people all around the world: Cystic Fibrosis and
Sickle Cell Anemia. - Matthew Shortell (27 March 2012).
disease (3:48) - This video contains interviews with a
patient who has the disease. He describes his symptoms and
the treatment he sought out. A doctor is also interviewed
and gives an overview of this incurable and defeating disease,
as well as symptoms and cures for the future. - Hayley Kay (18
destroys helper T-cells (2:58) - This video is about AIDS
and how HIV destroys the helper T cells of the body. HIV I
and HIV II are known as retroviruses that characteristically
have RNA as their genetic material. As the helper T cell
population begins to die, AIDS patients are vulnerable to other
diseases. - Tristram Ford (21 April 2012).
Anatomist (6:53) - This video examines the artwork of
Leonardo Da Vinci that depicts human anatomy. The narrator
shows the outstanding illustrations prepared by Da Vinci, many
that rival those appearing in classic medical textbooks. -
Kenneth Klemow (5 May 2012).
humans evolve from aquatic mammals - mermaids (3:11)
- Did Humans Evolve from Aquatic Mammals?—The video
discusses the similarities between humans and aquatic animals.
It explains human features that would have benefited them in
aquatic environment. These features include the ability to
control the size of the pupil of the eyes, which will allow for
better eye sight under water, to the ability of human babies to
instinctually hold their breath under water. - Brandon Kuhar (19
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