This is a list of great educational videos that I use in my science and biology PowerPoint lessons.
These videos are embedded in my Mitosis and Cell Division PowerPoint.
- Mitosis (6 min) – A good and well explained overview of the stages of mitosis. The animation gives students a good idea of how one stage of mitosis flows into the next. It also briefly talks about the cell cycle.
- The Cell Cycle and Mitosis (17 min) – A detailed lesson on the events that occur during the cell cycle and mitosis. Great for a more in depth explanation of these processes. Narrator is enthusiastic and explains the topic well.
- Fruit Fly Embryo Development in Real Time (1 min) – A fascinating look at how quickly cells divide and organize in a fruit fly embryo using the latest microscopy imaging techniques.
- Human Embryo Development in the First Six Days (35 sec) – A close up look at a human fertilized egg as it divides to become a blastocyst after 6 days. Great to illustrate cell division close up under a microscope.
These videos are embedded in my Solar System PowerPoint.
- StoryBots: “We are the Planets” Solar System Song (2 min) – A really fun and engaging song to introduce students to the planets. Set to a hip hop theme.
- NASA Tutorial: Why Pluto Isn’t a Planet Anymore (3.5 min) – A good explanation that for the reclassification of Pluto due to the discovery of Eris and other dwarf planets.
- Sci Show: Asteroids to Watch Out For (3.5 min) – A funny description of the probability of asteroid impacts on Earth.
- Sci Show: The Oort Cloud (4 min) – An explanation of the Oort Cloud.
- PBS News Hour: Huge Meteor Explosion of Atomic Strength in Russia (2.5 min) – Interesting media footage showing the destructive impact of the meteor that landed in Chelyabinsk Russia in 2013.
- Spectacular Meteor Explosion Caught on Tape (41 sec) – A close up look at a meteor breaking up through the Earth’s atmosphere.
- Science Casts: The 2012 Perseid Meteor Shower (3 min) – A good explanation of meteors and meteor showers.
- Asteroid Impact Kills the Dinosaurs (2.5 min) – An interesting look at what happened to the Earth’s climate, and its effect on life, after the asteroid impact.