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Serengeti: Nature’s Living Laboratory

This film explores the foundational research in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, that uncovered many of the ecological principles that govern how animal populations and communities are regulated.

Ecology
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
From Ants to Grizzlies: A General Rule for Saving Biodiversity

This film explores the species-area relationship, a general ecological rule that describes how the number of species in a habitat changes with area, and shows how it has been applied to the conservation of protected areas.

Ecology
Environmental Science
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Genes as Medicine

This film describes the scientific principles and the research efforts involved in the development of a gene therapy for a congenital form of blindness, and how a young patient benefited from this medical breakthrough.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Great Transitions: The Origin of Humans

This film explores the major fossil finds from Africa that provide insights about the evolution of humans from other primates.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn

This film explores the genetic and archaeological evidence that suggest that corn is the result of the domestication of a wild Mexican grass called teosinte.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Biology of Skin Color

This film explores the hypothesis that different tones of skin color in humans arose as adaptations to the intensity of ultraviolet radiation in different parts of the world.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Day the Mesozoic Died

This film tells the story of the scientific quest to explain one of the greatest, long-standing scientific mysteries: the sudden disappearance of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period.

Evolution
Earth Science
Science Practices
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Double Helix

This film tells the story of the scientists and the evidence involved in one of the most important scientific quests of the 20th century: the discovery of the structure of DNA.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Science Practices
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Guide: A Biologist in Gorongosa

This film is set in war-torn Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, a protected area that has been the subject of a large-scale restoration project. The film tells the story of a young man from the local community who discovers a passion for science after meeting world-renowned biologist E.O. Wilson.

Environmental Science
Science Practices
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College