Video Archive

Videos: 1 Minute Lab Tutorials

If you are looking for resources to improve your lab discussions,  then you are going to want to check out the animations below. We have prepared this series of short animations that can used as …

Videos: The Science of Climate Change

2016 was the hottest year ever recorded, according to both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) This follows a trend that saw both 2014 and 2015 also break record yearly temperatures due to …

New Video Series: Understanding Enzymes

Enzymes are a critical component of living systems. Without enzymes, most of the chemical reactions in our bodies would simply not occur. So, an understanding of basic enzyme function is important to learning about metabolic …
functional groups

From Functional Groups to Biomolecules

We have released two new videos in our Biology 101 series. These videos take you from an overview of functional groups to the chemical reactions that link the functional groups of the simple building blocks …
UNDERSTANDING A PUNNETT SQUARE

3 Videos for Mendelian Genetics

Most of us have been exposed to Mendelian genetics at multiple times in our scientific careers. However, like anything that you don’t use on a daily basis, it doesn’t hurt to have a quick refresher …

Climate Change Infographic and Videos

It is that time of year again, and teachers everywhere are looking for resources for their science classes. Our next few posts will cover some of the content that we have prepared on a number …

New Thinking About Herd Immunity


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An outbreak of measles at Disney this year caused a media event that had many discussing the effectiveness of vaccines and vaccine policy in the US. Throughout history infectious diseases have ravaged human populations. With …

Epidemic, Outbreak or Pandemic?

What exactly is the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic, and what does is mean when scientists say that there is an outbreak of a disease? Unfortunately, these terms are often misused in the …

The Importance of Math in Biology

Why do you need to know math to study biology? In fact, mathematics and statistics play a very important role in how scientists study life. This video was designed to familiarize students with the reasons why …

Video: Organization of Life

How is life organized? What is the difference between an organ and an organ system? A community and a population? In this short biology video, we explore the basic organization of life and provide some …

Video: Prokaryotic versus Eukaryotic Cells

Is a cell prokaryotic or eukaryotic? What’s the difference? In this short animation we take a look at the differences, and similarities, between these two types of cells and explore the evolutionary relationship between the …

The Cancer Gene We All Have

We recently had the pleasure of working with TedEd and ZedeM Media to produce an animation based on our RicochetScience article “What is the Link Between BRCA1 and Cancer?“. The video is now posted to …