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Biology of SARS-CoV-2

This three-part animation series explores the biology of the virus SARS-CoV-2, which has caused a global pandemic of the disease COVID-19.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Microbiology
Animations
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Exploration of Coral Bleaching

The added information provided at pause points within the animation Coral Bleaching allows for a richer exploration of coral reefs, symbiosis, and other topics in biology.

Microbiology
Ecology
Environmental Science
Interactive Videos
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
Liz Hadly Tracks the Impact of Climate Change in Yellowstone

This video follows biologist Liz Hadly in Yellowstone National Park as she discusses how ecosystems are threatened by warming temperatures.

Ecology
Environmental Science
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Mystery of the Buffalo Boom

In this video, ecologist Tony Sinclair takes us through the steps of how he uncovered that the eradication of an infectious disease in cattle led to a boom in the Serengeti’s buffalo and wildebeest numbers.

Microbiology
Ecology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

This video describes the process by which a line of genetically modified mosquitoes was engineered to reduce populations of wild mosquitoes.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Scientists at Work
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
Interactive Case Study for The Search for a Mutated Gene

This video case study explores the approaches scientists used to identify a mutation that causes retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a progressive disease that leads to blindness.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Science Practices
Interactive Videos
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Case Study for Studying Elephant Communication

This video case study explores whether elephants can detect, interpret, and respond to signals delivered by underground vibrations.

Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Interactive Videos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Modeling the Structure of DNA

In this activity, students build a paper model of DNA and use their model to explore key structural features of the DNA double helix. This activity can be used to complement the short film The Double Helix.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — AP/IB
College