Six DVDs explore a vast array of biological topics including cells, living systems, genetics, organisms and their environment, biomes and evolution
Grades 9 to 12
Total run time: 5 hr., 36 min.
Also available in VHS format; see www.fisheredu.com
Cells: Explore cells and the specialized structures that carry out cell functions such as energy production, waste disposal, synthesis of new molecules and the storage of genetic material. Organization in Living Systems: Examines how matter and energy are organized in living systems and how they help the organism adapt to its environment. Genetics: The instructions specifying the characteristics of all organisms, whether plant or animal, are carried in DNA. Details how scientists are working to unlock the mysteries of DNA in order to better understand how organisms develop their structure. Organisms and Their Environment: Explains how plants and animals compete and cooperate in their environment, resulting in what is often described as a “balance of nature” within an ecosystem. Biomes: Biomes are zones created by physical geographic and climatic conditions in different regions of the Earth. Organisms thrive or perish within biomes depending on their ability to adapt. Biological Evolution: In 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. His theory has become the organizational principle that biologists use to explain the life sciences.