cell biology video suggestions

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I'm interested in any suggestions of science videos that I can use regarding cell biology. I teach 8th grade at IS 90(they missed the topic last year) so it can be introductory or slightly more advanced. I've checked the New york public library and all the videos are out. I'd appreciate any suggestions people had regarding titles they've found worked and gettig a hold of these titles.



-- Jay Steenhuis (jsteenhuis@aol.com), November 01, 2001



This isn't exactly an answer, but I know that just a couple weeks ago someone mentioned to me a video that s/he was using that showed cell division in time-lapse video. I'll ask around and see if I can remember who it was...


-- Michael Gatton (mwgatton@aol.com), November 01, 2001.

Here's an interesting alternative to showing a video. On the Access Excellence website is an activity where students design a Flip Book for a particular process. The author uses enzymatic action as an example, but mentions that the activity has worked well for mitosis as well.

Still looking for the name of that video nonetheless.

-- Michael Gatton (mwgatton@aol.com), November 09, 2001.

OK. Here's a title but I don't know where you might find it:

"Discvovering the Cell"

National Geographic Educational Press video, #S1517.

Couldn't find it online, but perhaps some library or video store might have it.

-- Michael Gatton (mg143@aol.com), November 13, 2001.

Here's another possibility for cell videos or reproduction. This may have some of what you are looking for. Even if it doesn't, it's probably worth taping:

NOVA "Life's Greatest Miracle"
Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 20, 2001 (8-9:00 pm)
This documentary takes viewers on an intimate journey to view life at its origins, from conception to birth. (CC, Stereo, DVS, 1 year)

I checked WNET Channel 13 and it's scheduled at the time posted above.

-- Michael Gatton (mwgatton@aol.com), November 16, 2001.

BioMEDIA ASSOCIATES has some highly-regarded videos on cell biology, at a higher level than you teach, but still possibly useful. You may find some useful materials for teaching cell biology on their site: http://eBioMedia.

-- David Denning (ddenning@saltspring.com), January 06, 2002.

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