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AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic, Lecture 3: Drugs and HIV Evolution
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This video from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute is from the 2007 Holiday Lectures on Science: "AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic." Bisola O. Ojikutu, M.D., M.P.H. discusses antiretroviral therapy in AIDS and HIV. The video is available as an indexed video with synchronized slides or webcast video only. Both require RealPlayer. The video is 58 minutes and 31 seconds long and there are 91 slides.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Author:
Bisola O. Ojikutu, M.D., M.P.H.
Date Added:
04/11/2011
Adaptation - Vampirism | Ecology & Environment | the virtual school
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An alternative introduction to the chapter "Adapting and Living Together" - explained with Vamipres! It sits within the Ecology and Environment topic of the virtual school GCSE Biology. Teachers can choose which engagement video is better for their own uses and students.

Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Syllabus
Author:
fuseschool - a global OER programme
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Amoeboid Sperm of C. Elegans
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Video closeup of the C. elegans sperm that moves like an amoeba. This video is featured on the HHMI DVD, The Meaning of Sex: Genes and Gender, available free from HHMI. Also, this video is 10 seconds in length, and available in Quicktime (0.8 MB) and Windows Media (1 MB). All sex determination videos are located at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/gender/video.html.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
06/07/2012
Anti-Gravity Mirror
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In this demonstration, amaze learners by performing simple tricks using mirrors. These tricks take advantage of how a mirror can reflect your right side so it appears to be your left side. To make the effect more dramatic, cover the mirror with a cloth, climb onto the table, straddle the mirror, and then drop the cloth as you appear to "take off." This resource contains information about how this trick was applied during the making of the movie "Star Wars."

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Provider Set:
Science Snacks
Author:
California Department of Education
National Science Foundation
NEC Foundation of America
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
12/01/2012
Antigen presentation and CTL
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How a cell infected by a virus signals cytotoxic T lymphocytes to kill the cell before the virus replicates and spreads. This video is two minutes and 34 seconds in length, and available in Quick Time (11 MB) and Windows Media Player (23 MB). All Infection Disease Animations are located at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/disease/animations.html.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
06/12/2012
Antlers and Mammalian Regeneration
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Dr. Rosenthal describes how antlers are one of the few examples of complete mammalian regeneration. This video presentation is also featured on the DVD Potent Biology: Stem Cells, Cloning, and Regeneration, available free from HHMI. This video is two minutes and 18 seconds in length, and available in Quicktime (24 MB) and Windows Media (35 MB) formats. All Stem Cells videos are located at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/stemcells/video.html.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Author:
Dr. Rosenthal
Date Added:
04/01/2011
Bacterial Growth
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Dr. Brett Finlay shows how bacteria can grow rapidly to incredible numbers, and also explains what limits this explosive growth. This resource would be great preparation material for a classroom discussion or video presentation for both the students and the teacher. This visual helps further broaden the knowledge of students in both the upper high school and college undergraduate on bacterial growth. The lecture is featured on the DVD 2000 and Beyond: Confronting the Microbe Menace, available free from HHMI. The video is 54 seconds long and available on WMV (10MB) and MOV (8MB). All Infection Disease videos can be found at http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/disease/video.html .

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
03/28/2011
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Berkeley
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The curriculum builds upon many years of educating our students in the garden and scales up content across grades and lessons for instructional scaffolding. It is designed as an interactive teaching tool to be co-taught with classroom teachers and garden instructors as leads. Each lesson connects directly to standards: Next Generation Science, Common Core State, Physical Education, and Environmental and Health Education. Our concise and easy-to-follow lessons are a packed 45 minutes for preschool through fifth grade. Flexibility is important to us, so some lessons include several activities that teachers can choose from to accommodate their lesson plans. Consistency is also important, so we follow themes and lesson structure found in the Curriculum Map.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Oum Sharma
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Berkeley Unified School District Garden-Based Learning Curriculum Fourth – Fifth Grades
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The curriculum builds upon many years of educating our students in the garden and scales up content across grades and lessons for instructional scaffolding. It is designed as an interactive teaching tool to be co-taught with classroom teachers and garden instructors as leads. Each lesson connects directly to standards: Next Generation Science, Common Core State, Physical Education, and Environmental and Health Education. Our concise and easy-to-follow lessons are a packed 45 minutes for preschool through fifth grade. Flexibility is important to us, so some lessons include several activities that teachers can choose from to accommodate their lesson plans. Consistency is also important, so we follow themes and lesson structure found in the Curriculum Map.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Jezra Thompson
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Biochemistry
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This is an introductory course in biochemistry, designed for both biology and chemical engineering majors.

A consistent theme in this course is the development of a quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological molecules from a structural, thermodynamic, and molecular dynamic point of view. A molecular simulation environment provides the opportunity for you to explore the effect of molecular interactions on the biochemical properties of systems. Topics covered include: Protein Function, Structure and Function of Carbohydrates, Lipids and Biological Membranes, Metabolism, Nucleic and Acid and Biochemistry.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Date Added:
01/09/2013
Birdwatcher's Delight: Birds and Inquiry Learning (Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Podcast Episode 3)
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Join us on a special trip up to Bathurst Island to record birdsongs, and learn about how you can use bird observations to create scientific inquiry in your classroom using ebird.org and birds.cornell.edu/birdsleuth.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Jennifer Fee
Robert Payo
Stephanie Chasteen
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Breathing Machine
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In this activity, learners work in teams to construct human lung models from small plastic beverage bottles and balloons. Learners use the models to investigate how movements of the diaphragm cause lungs to inflate. This activity can be enhanced by sharing the "Health Hazards of Lunar Dust" Podcast with learners (see related resource link). This resource includes background information and variation ideas.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Baylor College of Medicine
Provider Set:
BioEdOnline
Author:
Barbara Z. Tharp
Judith Dresden
Nancy P. Moreno
Date Added:
01/03/2011
Breeding Corn from Teosinte
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Corn was originally bred from the teosinte plant by native Mexican farmers. The morphologies of modern-day corn and teosinte plants are compared to illustrate how artificial selection can bring about dramatic changes in plants. This video is also featured on the DVD Evolution: Constant Change and Common Threads, available free from HHMI. This video is 52 seconds in length, and available in MOV (13 MB) and WMV (16 MB). All Evolution videos are located at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/evolution/video.html.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
04/02/2011
Burn a Peanut
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In this activity, learners burn a peanut, which produces a flame that can be used to boil away water and count the calories contained in the peanut. Learners use a formula to calculate the calories in a peanut and then differentiate between food calories and physicist calories as well as calories and joules.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Author:
Don Rathjen
Paul Doherty
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
10/31/2000
Butterflies in Space Video
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The Butterflies in Space Teacher's Guide uses "life in space" to encourage learners to conduct their own open-ended scientific investigations. The guide provides information about the Butterflies in Space experiment conducted aboard the International Space Station and instructions on how to build a habitat and conduct open-ended experiments. The experiment instructions begin on page 11 of the PDF. Learners can build a "Clamshell Habitat" or a "Box Habitat" to raise Painted Lady butterflies.

Subject:
Ecology
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Baylor College of Medicine
Provider Set:
BioEdOnline
Author:
Gregory L. Vogt
Nancy P. Moreno
Stefanie Countryman
Date Added:
01/02/2009
C. Elegans Mating
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Video microscopy of mating between a male and a hermaphrodite C. elegans roundworm. This video featured on the HHMI DVD, The Meaning of Sex: Genes and Gender, available free from HHMI. Also, this video is 56 seconds in length, and available in Quicktime (2 MB) and Windows Media (3 MB). All sex determination videos are located at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/gender/video.html.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
06/07/2012
CK-12 Life Science Concepts for Middle School
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CK-12’s Life Science delivers a full course of study in the life sciences for the middle school student, relating an understanding of the history, disciplines, tools, and modern techniques of science to the exploration of cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, evolution, prokaryotes, protists,fungi, plants, animals, invertebrates, vertebrates, human biology, and ecology. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Genetics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Date Added:
11/29/2012
CK-12 Life Science For Middle School
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CK-12’s Life Science delivers a full course of study in the life sciences for the middle school student, relating an understanding of the history, disciplines, tools, and modern techniques of science to the exploration of cell biology, genetics, evolution, prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, the animal kingdom, the human body, and ecology. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Genetics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D.
Date Added:
02/29/2012
CRaTER Educational Kit Assessment Activity
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This is an assessment activity for the The Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER) educational kit. Learners will make a poster that explains possible origins of cosmic rays, how they affect people, and what protects us here on Earth. Alternately, they will make a poster describing CRaTER’s goal and how it works.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
CTL Killing a Target Cell
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This one minute and sixteen second video from Howard Hughes Medical Institute depicts the microscopy of a cytotoxic T lymphocyte in action. This video is available in QuickTime (MOV) and Windows Media format (WMV). It is also featured on the 2007 Holiday Lectures: AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic. More information on this and other infectious disease videos can be found at http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/disease/video.html .

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
05/30/2012
Cafe Wall Illusion
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In this fun and interactive online exhibit, the straight lines of a tile wall appear to curve. The learner moves the rows of tiles and changes the color of the grout to achieve the intriguing effect. Although the exhibit requires a computer, the concept can be adapted into a longer, hands-on exploration of optical illusions.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Author:
Exploratorium
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
12/07/2012
Calculus for the Life Sciences: A Modeling Approach Volume 1
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Our writing is based on three premises. First, life sciences students are motivated by and respond well to actual data related to real life sciences problems. Second, the ultimate goal of calculus in the life sciences primarily involves modeling living systems with difference and differential equations. Understanding the concepts of derivative and integral are crucial, but the ability to compute a large array of derivatives and integrals is of secondary importance. Third, the depth of calculus for life sciences students should be comparable to that of the traditional physics and engineering calculus course; else life sciences students will be short changed and their faculty will advise them to take the 'best' (engineering) course.

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
James L. Cornette
Ralph A. Ackerman
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Carbon Cycle Role-Play
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Students will learn that there is a finite amount of carbon on earth, which moves around in the environment, from one place to another. Activity is scaleable from elementary to high school with options to introduce advanced content. Wrap up includes role playing the carbon cycle with the addition of human influences (e.g. burning of fossil fuels). Activity can be done in classroom or outside, includes working in a group and role playing. Grades 3-12. This resources is part of the Our Changing Ocean and Estuaries Series

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
California Academy of Sciences
Our Changing Oceans and Estuaries
Author:
California Academy of Sciences
Date Added:
04/30/2012
Cellular Screening
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One technique for discovering small molecules of biological relevance is to expose cultured cells to a variety of small molecules and look for changes in the cells' appearance, behavior or other measurable qualities.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
04/12/2012
Cheek Cells and Bacteria
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Dr. Brett Finlay enlists a student volunteer to show the surprisingly high amount of bacteria found in his own mouth. This resource is also featured on the DVD 2000 and Beyond: Confronting the Microbe Menace, available free from HHMI. This video is one minute and 27 seconds in length, and available in MOV (8 MB) and WMV (12 MB). All Infectious Disease videos are located at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/disease/video.html.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Author:
Dr. Brett Finlay
Date Added:
03/28/2011
Chemicals in the Environment
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This kit is a historical overview of American representations of chemicals from the three sisters to the Love Canal. It compares conflicting constructions about nuclear reactor safety, depleted uranium, Rachel Carson and DDT. Through analyzing diverse historic and contemporary media messages, students understand changing public knowledge, impressions and attitudes about chemicals in the environment.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Biology
Ecology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Ithaca College
Provider Set:
Project Look Sharp
Author:
Sox Sperry
Date Added:
02/22/2013
Chemspace
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The hypothetical relationship of chemical space and biological space is plotted on a three-dimensional graph, giving a glimpse of the future direction of research at the intersections of various disciplines.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
04/12/2012
Clonal vs Sexual Reproduction
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What does a stack of fruits and vegetables have to do with the theoretical advantages of sexual reproduction? Find out in this demonstration with student audience members and Dr. David Page. This video featured on the HHMI DVD, The Meaning of Sex: Genes and Gender, available free from HHMI. Also, this video is 8 minutes and 55 seconds in length, and available in Quicktime (63 MB) and Windows Media (94 MB). All sex determination videos are located at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/gender/video.html.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
06/07/2012
Cloning an Army of T Cells for Immune Defense
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View the animation to see how one type of immune cell-the helper T cell-interprets a message presented at the surface of the cell membrane. The message is an antigen, a protein fragment taken from an invading microbe. A series of events unfolds that results in the production of many clones of the helper T cell. These identical T cells can serve as a brigade forming an essential communication network to activate B cells, which make antibodies that will specifically attack the activating antigen.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
04/10/2012
Creating Embryonic Stem Cell Lines
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The inner cell mass (ICM) cells of blastocyst-stage early human embryos can be removed and cultured. These cells can be grown in the lab indefinitely. Various growth factors cause these cells to develop into a variety of differentiated cells, such as muscle or nerve cells.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Reading
Simulation
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
04/10/2012
CreatureCast – Diving for Jellies
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Here in the Dunn lab, siphonophores are our favorite animal and the focus of much of our research. Dr. Phil Pugh is a good friend of the lab, and he also happens to have described more new species of siphonophores than anyone who has ever lived. In the video below, he describes what it’s like to come across a siphonophore in the deep sea with a submarine. What looks like one long body in this video is actually a free-swimming colony of clones — many genetically identical bodies that are all attached. But each body in the group isn’t just like its neighbor. They each do a specific job for the colony. Some individuals will swim, some will catch food, and some will reproduce.

Subject:
Biology
Zoology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Dunn Lab at Brown University
Provider Set:
CreatureCast
Date Added:
09/25/2013