The Basics of Biology brings to life the living world of biology with 30 incredible episodes. Five subsets of biology are covered: The Basics of Cell Biology, The Basics of Anatomy, The Basics of Genetics, The Basics of Ecology and The Basics of Biodiversity.

Each episode takes viewers on a journey across the world of biology, with life-like 3-D animation and video footage that criss-crosses the globe to bring everything from the great elephant herds of Africa to the massive grizzly bears of Alaska to your screen.

Approx. 30 minutes each

For: Grades 9-12

Show descriptions:

The Basics of Cell Biology

Biochemistry I: Atoms, Ions, and Molecules

Biochemistry II: Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, and Nucleic Acids

Cells: The Structure of Life

Cell Membranes: The Boundaries of Life

Photosynthesis: Transforming Light to Life

Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration: The Biology of Energy

The Basics of Anatomy

The Nervous System: Neurons, Networks, and the Human Brain

Respiration and Circulation: Gas Exchange, Molecular Transport

The Immunological System: Recognition, Attack, and Memory

Digestion and Excretion: Absorption, Excretion and Homeostasis

The Endocrine System: Molecular Messengers, Chemical Controls

Muscular, Skeletal, and Integumentary Systems: Defining Our Form

The Basics of Genetics

DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis: Information to Structure

Meiosis, Sexual Reproduction, and Genetic Variability

Cellular Reproduction: Mitosis, Cytokinesis, and the Cell Cycle

Understanding Inheritance: Mendel, Method, and Mapping

The Human Genome: Traits, Disorders, and Treatments

Biotechnology: Engineering Genomes

The Basics of Ecology

Aquatic Biomes: Oceans, Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands

Community Interactions: Competition, Predation, and Symbiosis

Terrestrial Biomes: Deserts, Grasslands, and Forests

How Ecosystems Work: Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycles

Populations: Biotic Potential, Environmental Resistance

Human Impact on the Biosphere

The Basics of Bioversity

Bacteria, Archaebacteria, and the Prokaryotic Domains

Kingdom Plantae: Builders of Biomes

Kingdom Protista: The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity

Kingdom Animalia: The Invertebrates

Fungi: Decomposers and Parasites

Kingdom Animalia: The Vertebrates