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Discovery Education™ Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye: Biology

Join Bill Nye as he delves into the Greatest Discoveries in Biology

Manufacturer: fisher science education  859058

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Catalog No. S87706DVD


Description & Specifications


Includes Marc Record, Teacher's Guide
Format DVD
Grade 6 to 12
Name Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye: Biology DVD
Run Time 45 min.
Copyright Year 2005

Bill Nye explains how the early use of microscopes and Anton Van Leeuwenhock's accidental discovery set the stage for studying microorganisms. He also explores 19th century research breakthroughs.

Topics include:

  • Cell division
  • Cell differentiation
  • Neurotransmitters and hormones
  • How the discovery of mitochondria has helped us understand reproduction, ancestral lines, and cancer
  • How cells convert sugars, fats, and proteins into energy in the Krebs Cycle
  • The process of photosynthesis
  • How the discovery of the ecosystem process bridged biology with physics, chemistry, and other fields of science that describe the environment