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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
The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans

This film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell anemia.

Genetics
Microbiology
Evolution
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Understanding Global Change

This interactive module allows students and educators to build models that explain how the Earth system works. The Click & Learn can be used to show how Earth is affected by human activities and natural phenomena.

Environmental Science
Earth Science
Tools
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Think Like a Scientist: Gorongosa

This video describes a large-scale project to restore the wildlife of Gorongosa National Park. The video highlights the project’s approach of combining traditional conservation biology with solutions for addressing challenges in the community.

Environmental Science
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Search for a Mutated Gene

This video describes the case of a patient with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a progressive disease that leads to blindness, and how physician-scientist Dr. Ed Stone approached the search for the causal mutation.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Scientists at Work
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
Identifying the Key Genes for Regeneration

This video describes how scientists silence different genes in regenerating planaria to study the process of regeneration at the molecular level.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
How Lizards Find Their Way Home

This video describes the research of Dr. Manuel Leal, who is studying territorial lizards to understand how they navigate the dense forests of Puerto Rico to find their way to their home trees.

Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Seed Dispersal and Habitat Fragmentation

This video follows scientists studying the seeds that brown spider monkeys disperse in a tropical forest of Colombia in order to inform and improve reforestation efforts.

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