Check out these free documentaries on Youtube that support our learning in Biology & Physiology. Some of these documentaries may be used in class or assigned for extra credit. If you have a documentary you would like to share with everyone that is connected to our learning, please contact Ms. Bailey.
"Planet Ocean" is an international documentary directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot. It has won "Best Cinematography Award, Blue Ocean Festival", "Audience Award, UK Green Film Festival" and "Monterey Bay Film Festival".
FORESTS OF MADAGASCAR
Madagascar has unique nature and most of the species found in the island live only in Madagascar. In less than a hundred years the forest cover of Madagascar, one of the world's most important hotspots of biodiversity, has fallen dramatically. Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (FANC) helps the local people in protecting and restoring their forests. Film is made by volunteer workers. Read more: www.sll.fi/madagascar.
THE MYTH OF RACE & EVOLUTION OF SKIN COLOR
Have you ever found yourself wondering why humans look different? Why some people may have eyes that appear to be slanted? Why some people may have light skin, blue eyes and blonde hair or why others may have dark skin, coarse or kinky hair and dark colored eyes. This ground breaking documentary answers those questions by combining anthropology, paleontology and human genetics to show how that all humans, no matter what race, nationality or ethnicity you claim to be, we all share a common ancestor with a small population that lived in Africa around 200,000 years ago.
BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY
Bill Nye the Science Guy is an American half-hour live action science program that originally was syndicated by Walt Disney Television to local stations from September 10, 1993 to June 20, 1998 and also aired on PBS from 1994 to 1999. It was hosted by Bill Nye. The show aired for 100 half-hour episodes spanning five seasons. Known for its quirky humor and rapid-fire MTV-style pacing, the show won critical acclaim and was nominated for 23 Emmy Awards, winning nineteen. Studies also found that people that viewed Bill Nye regularly were better able to generate explanations and extensions of scientific ideas than non-viewers.