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The Genetics of Tusklessness in Elephants

This video follows scientists working in Gorongosa National Park as they try to determine the genes responsible for tusk development in elephants.

 

Genetics
Evolution
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Out of the Ashes: Dawn of the Age of Mammals

This film explores how life recovered after an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs and how those events shaped the diversity of plants and mammals on Earth today.

Evolution
Earth Science
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Science of an Extreme Animal Athlete

This video follows biologist Shane Campbell-Staton, who is studying the adaptations that allow deer mice living at high elevations to stay warm and active during the winter.

Cell Biology
Evolution
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Fecal Microbiota Transplants

This short video explores the science behind fecal microbiota transplants, a method of transplanting stool from healthy donors to sick patients to treat certain diseases.

Microbiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
A World without Microbes

This short video explores a thought experiment of what the world would be like without any microbes.

Microbiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
A Wasp Mom’s Gift: Blankets of Bacteria

This short video explores the mechanism by which a beewolf wasp passes antibiotic-producing bacteria to its offspring.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Selection for Tuskless Elephants

This video follows Joyce Poole and other scientists working in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, who made the observation that many female elephants lack tusks.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Environmental Science
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Moth Mimicry: Using Ultrasound to Avoid Bats

This video follows scientists as they uncover the ways in which moth species in Gorongosa National Park use ultrasound to avoid being eaten by bats.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Animated Life: Mary Leakey

This animated short video illustrates the life and work of paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey, including her discovery of the Laetoli footprints.

Evolution
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Animated Life: The Living Fossil Fish

This animated short video tells the story of the discovery of the coelacanth, a species that belongs to a group of lobe-finned fish that existed 400 million years ago.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Origin of Flight: What Use Is Half a Wing?

In this video, biologist Ken Dial demonstrates that birds use their wings for more than just flying, which may help us understand how dinosaurs used their small wing-like limbs before the evolution of flight.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College