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BioMEDIA Video: Branches on the Tree of Life: Viruses and Bacteria (1-Year Schoolwide Subscription)

Item # 522552 Online Only

Grades 6–12. Engage students and reinforce teaching with these streaming programs on viruses and bacteria. This schoolwide subscription gives all teachers and students affiliated with the school access to the programs for 1 year.



This eLearning product will be available for activation within 24 hours of your order.

Grades 6–12. Program 1 examines the discovery of viruses and their structure, how viruses are studied, how they infect their hosts, and how they replicate. Details are provided on the T-4 bacteriophage and retroviruses such as HIV. Program 2 focuses on bacteria and uses compelling microscopy of living bacteria to examine their structure, physiology, behavior, and the vital roles these microbes play in the biosphere. Bacteria can provide oxygen production (cyanobacteria), decomposition, nitrogen fixation, and act as parasites and as helpful symbionts. Twelve minutes of additional live observation of a variety of bacteria can be used to introduce or recap the lesson or to play as visual ambiance during laboratory work. This collection is 35 minutes long and consists of 2 programs and 12 chapters:

Program 1: The Biology of Viruses

  • Chapter 1: Discovery and Laboratory Study of Viruses
  • Chapter 2: Virus Replication
  • Chapter 3: Retroviruses (HIV)

Program 2: The Biology of Bacteria

  • Chapter 1: Bacteria and Atmospheric CO2
  • Chapter 2: Decomposition-Based Food Chains
  • Chapter 3: Reproduction and Behavior
  • Chapter 4: Bacteria Shapes and Structures
  • Chapter 5: Bacteria Are Prokaryotic Cells
  • Chapter 6: Nitrogen Fixation
  • Chapter 7: Cyanobacteria
  • Chapter 8: Bacteria as Symbionts
  • Chapter 9: Summary

It also includes an additional reference document for download. This schoolwide subscription gives all teachers and students affiliated with the school access to the programs for 1 year.

  • This item is only available at Carolina.com.
  • This item is an eLearning product and is accessed via Carolina Science Online. You will receive an Access Code via email within 24 hours of your order, which you will use to activate the product.
Item# 522552
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The Biology of Viruses Program 1 Included
The Biology of Bacteria Program 1 Included
Additional Document for Download Included

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