Crash Course Biology
Dr. Sammy Ramsey is an insect researcher, science communicator, and an endowed professor of entomology at the University of Colorado Boulder. His past research has focused on predatory and parasitic insect relationships. As a science communicator, Dr. Sammy uses social media to inspire the next generation of curious minds to fall in love with STEM.
Preview: Crash Course Biology #00
Welcome to Crash Course Biology! Over the next 50 episodes, we’ll find out how you are connected to every bug, bat, and bacteria that has ever lived. From itty-bitty cells to vast global systems, we’ll see how biology can help us understand ourselves better—and our relationships with the living (and non-living) things all around us. Now I know some of you might be thinking: “Didn’t you already do a Biology series?” Yes, we did. But we’re using everything that we’ve learned over the past decade of Crash Course to make you an even better series. Biology 2.0, if you will. Extra-shiny!
Introduction to Biology: Crash Course Biology #01
Biology is the study of life—a four-letter word that connects you to 4 billion years’ worth of family tree. The word “life” can be tricky to define, but a shared set of characteristics helps biologists identify living things. In this episode of Crash Course Biology, you’ll learn how all of life is connected, and why studying biology can help us better understand ourselves and our relationship to all living things.