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1.

Energy Flow in Communities [electronic resource]

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Introduces communities and explains how they are defined by food web interactions. Focuses on the process of energy flow through discussions of the interactions between producers, consumers, and decomposers.
Online
2003
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Animalia and Plantae [electronic resource]

From the sponge to the giraffe, from mosses to redwoods, this program examines the similarities and differences between the denizens of the animal and plant kingdoms. Distinctive characteristics of plants and animals, including physical structure, methods of reproduction, and life cycle, as well as where they find their food and how they interact with other organisms are discussed. Vivid images underscore the diversity of the phyla, classes, and species within these two kingdoms.
Online
2005; 2000
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Rice [electronic resource]: Precious Commodity

A staple for over half the world, rice is truly a precious commodity. This program looks at the ubiquitous grain from all angles, offering concise sections on its history, biology, primary production, processing, marketing, and the environmental impact of its farming. In addition, the program highlights the creation of miracle rice strains through breeding or genetic modification and summarizes health and safety issues concerning rice farming and processing. A summary of information follows each section.
Online
2006; 2003
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Life Processes of Plants [electronic resource]

What are these alien life forms living among us? They're.plants! This video investigates the major differences-and some striking similarities-between plants and animals in the areas of what they consume, how they breathe, and how they reproduce. Plant evolution, cell structure, the photosynthesis/respiration cycle, flowering and non-flowering plants, and sexual and asexual reproduction are covered. Correlates to National Academy of Sciences National Science Education Standards and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Benchmarks for Science Literacy.
Online
2005
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Plant Biology [electronic resource]: Core Concepts Video Clip Library

Making plentiful use of animation, this comprehensive video clip library of 32 two-to-three-minute segments brings plant biology to life! Visual learners will particularly benefit from the intricate processes and key botanical concepts illustrated in each self-contained video. A versatile teaching tool, Plant Biology is also an excellent student research resource.   Video segments include: * Classification of Plants * Plant Cells * Plant Tissues * Stems * Roots * Leaves and Transpiration * Photosynthesis * Cellular Respiration * Transport of Water/Nutrients * Seeds and Germination * Early Seedling Development * Seedless Nonvascular Plants: The Bryophytes * Seedless Vascular Plants * Nonflowering Seed Plants: The Gymnosperms * Flowering Plants: The Angiosperms * Life Cycles and Life [...]
Online
2011
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Plants Video Clip Collection [electronic resource]

How does geography influence plant types? How does a tree become lumber? Is sap like blood? What, exactly, is a succulent? This collection of ten video clips (1 minute 45 seconds to 2 minutes 15 seconds) answers those questions and others through colorful image slides and animated graphics. Video clips include: Classification of Plants; The Anatomy of Flowering Plants; Trees; Reproduction of Flowering Plants; Sap; Plant Growth; Plant Formations; Succulent and Aquatic Plants; Food Plants; The Wood Industry.
Online
2011; 2004
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All Sorts of Leaves [electronic resource]

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Observes Gale Gibson's first grade class in Boynton Beach, Florida as they investigate the diversity of leaves. Follows the class as they collect, observe, sort, count and classify the leaves and identify which plants from which their leaves came from.
Online
1999
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Plants and Seasons [electronic resource]

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Visits several Journey North classrooms as they become engaged in the study of tulip bulbs, and track their growth from fall to spring.
Online
2001
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Jonathan Drori, the Beautiful Tricks of Flowers

In this visually dazzling TEDTalk presentation, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways that flowering plants - over a quarter-million species - have evolved to attract insects to spread pollen. Some flowers grow landing strips to guide the bugs in, or build ingenious, elaborate traps, while others actually deceive by mimicking an insect in heat. Using gorgeous visuals including electron microscope images, Drori explains the importance of pollination, and the symbiotic relationship developed between plants and insects to make sure it occurs.
Online
2011
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Forests [electronic resource]

Forests are not just collections of growing trees. A forest is a complex environment, home to thousands of intricately interconnected living species. This program explores three aspects of the forest: the amazing process of photosynthesis, by which plants collect solar energy and convert it into essential compounds; the role of forests in global weather and in maintaining the balance of the biosphere; and the threats to our forests.
Online
2007; 1989
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Studying Flowering Plants [electronic resource]

Divided into five targeted ten-minute segments, this engaging program uses microscopic imaging, time-lapse photography, cut-aways and dissections, laboratory experimentation and fieldwork, computer modeling, and graphing to shed light on the intricate lifecycles of anthophytes. Segments include "Photosynthesis and Respiration," "The Role of Flowers," "From Pollination to Fertilization," "Spreading Seeds," and "Plants That Move." The issue of global warming is also considered.
Online
2005; 2002
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Studying Bryophytes and Lichens [electronic resource]

This captivating program takes a close look at mosses, liverworts, and hornworts as they are found in natural and urban settings and how these hardy but sensitive plants are affected by environmental changes. Lichens, easily mistaken for bryophytes, are examined as well. Microscopic imaging combined with laboratory experimentation and fieldwork are used to illustrate the concepts and principles explored in the video's five highly focused ten-minute segments: "Different Kinds of Bryophytes," "Reproduction in Bryophytes," "Bryophyte Look-Alikes," "The Roles Bryophytes Play," and "Mosses and Air Pollution.
Online
2005; 2002
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Surviving [electronic resource]

David Attenborough's series takes us on a guided tour through the secret world of plants and their struggle for survival in a story full of drama, beauty and achievement. Using time-lapse photography, Attenborough walks us through each aspect of plants' lives-travelling, growing, flowering, coexisting with other plants and animals, and the ingenious way they adapt to even the harshest of conditions. "Surviving" explores ways in which plants have adapted to live in extreme conditions, from the North Pole to the Namib Desert. Arctic flowers stay close to the ground to avoid wind; high altitude species have developed frost protection features; arid plants store water in ingenious ways; and endemic plants on Mount Roraima have become carnivorous due to a lack of nutrients.
Online
2015; 1995
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Flowering [electronic resource]

David Attenborough's series takes us on a guided tour through the secret world of plants and their struggle for survival in a story full of drama, beauty and achievement. Using time-lapse photography, Attenborough walks us through each aspect of plants' lives-travelling, growing, flowering, coexisting with other plants and animals, and the ingenious way they adapt to even the harshest of conditions. "Flowers" discusses various plant pollination strategies and examines their relationships to bird, mammal, and insect pollinators. Red flowers such as the South African aloe attract birds, while the traveler's palm is pollinated by lemurs. Plant species go to extremes to attract insects, from offering nectar and egg laying nurseries, to mimicking females to entice males to "mate," to imit [...]
Online
2015; 1995
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Travelling [electronic resource]

David Attenborough's series takes us on a guided tour through the secret world of plants and their struggle for survival in a story full of drama, beauty and achievement. Using time-lapse photography, Attenborough takes us through each aspect of plants' lives-travelling, growing, flowering, coexisting with other plants and animals, and the ingenious way they adapt to even the harshest of conditions. "Traveling" demonstrates the techniques plants employ to travel to find new homes, focusing on seed dispersal and germination methods. Whether carried on the wind, via water, on animals or within their digestive tracts, seeds can be transported miles to spread their genes and reproduce.
Online
2015; 1995
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The Social Struggle [electronic resource]

David Attenborough's series takes us on a guided tour through the secret world of plants and their struggle for survival in a story full of drama, beauty and achievement. Using time-lapse photography, Attenborough takes us through each aspect of plants' lives-travelling, growing, flowering, coexisting with other plants and animals, and the ingenious way they adapt to even the harshest of conditions. "The Social Struggle" examines how plants coexist or compete with other species. The strangler climbing fig chokes host trees to death, while savanna grasses "manipulate" elephants into uprooting acacia trees to create an ideal environment. When a tree falls in a forest, its decomposing trunk becomes a nursery for seedlings and a shelter for fungi. Opportunists use hurricanes, forest fire [...]
Online
2015; 1995
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Growing [electronic resource]

David Attenborough's series takes us on a guided tour through the secret world of plants and their struggle for survival in a story full of drama, beauty and achievement. Using time-lapse photography, Attenborough walks us through each aspect of plants' lives-travelling, growing, flowering, coexisting with other plants and animals, and the ingenious way they adapt to even the harshest of conditions. "Growing" examines how plants use sunlight, carbon dioxide, water, and soil nutrients to develop. Learn about leaf structure and photosynthesis, how trees pump water from the ground to the canopy, and why certain trees can live for thousands of years. Finally, Attenborough looks at plant defense strategies, from evolving thorns and stingers to mimicry to becoming carnivores themselves.
Online
2015; 1995
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Living Together [electronic resource]

David Attenborough's series takes us on a guided tour through the secret world of plants and their struggle for survival in a story full of drama, beauty and achievement. Using time-lapse photography, Attenborough walks us through each aspect of plants' lives-travelling, growing, flowering, coexisting with other plants and animals, and the ingenious way they adapt to even the harshest of conditions. "Living Together" examines relationships between plants and animals, fungi, and other plants. Some are mutually beneficial, such as algae living inside coral or plants that recruit ant defenders in exchange for a safe nesting spot. Others are truly symbiotic, such as lichens that combine algae and fungi into one structure. Parasitic plants feed on their host's nutrients without offering a [...]
Online
2015; 1995
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Madagascar: The Land Where Evolution Ran Wild

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For 65 million years, Madagascar was lost to the world, isolated, undiscovered, and untouched by humans. Left to its own devices it became a hotbed of evolution, resulting in the greatest concentration of unique creatures anywhere on the planet. More than 80% of Madagascar's animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Recognized as one of the world's most important biodiversity hotspots. The primates seen include: the indri (Indri indri), the largest lemur, jumping across the land on its hind legs when it moves between trees; the critically endangered reed lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis), is shown practicing parenting and feeding behavior, as well as it specially-evolved jumping mechanisms needed to navigate the floating reed beds on which it lives; crowned lemurs (Eulemur coro [...]
DVD
2011
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Magic Mushrooms - the Not-So-Trippy Reasons Mushrooms Are Psychedelic

There are about 10,000 known species of mushrooms in the world, and most scientists agree that there are many more that haven't even been discovered. Given all those different types of mushrooms, there's actually only a few hundred on the planet that produce a chemical that causes hallucinations. But the mushrooms didn't develop their "trippy" properties just to make people high. Scientists say it's to trick fungi-eating insects.
Online
2019; 2018