“I just can’t believe the way my muscles break you down…”
March of the Chloroplasts and a playful waterflea
This video shows chloroplast in the aquatic plant Elodea (also known as waterweed). They move around in the flow of the cytoplasm, which is called cytoplasmic streaming. I guess you could compare it to wood floating along with the currents…
An Ode to Arabidopsis
Written by Karmadillo.
What Are the Parts of a Flower?
“More Nature Songs, sung by Marais & Miranda, is part of the 6 LP set Singing Science. This set came out in the late 50s/early 60s and exposed kids to different science topics through fun and catchy little songs.”
Did you know that the 21st of May is Talk Like Yoday Day? If unsure how to speak like yoda you are, this neat website try. Paste your text in the box and, translate it for you, will it! Yeesssssss.…
Parts of a Plant Cell
YouTube user mrspereiraclass uploaded this very nice animation which explains the parts of a plant cell and the functions of specialised cells in different parts of the whole plant.
“Endoplasmic Reticulum – what a fantastic service!”
This commercial for the endoplasmic reticulum was produced by Mr. Wallace’s AP Bio class, Fall 2009.
The Meiosis Square Dance
I would like to see the Meiosis Square Dance performed in a huge train station by a flashmob dressed as chromosomes and with creative use of rope.
Edible plant cells
As a scientist who also loves baking, I admire the creativity of students in these two science projects. What an innovative use of cupcakes, icing, candy and other colourful yummy foods!
`The 300 Million Year War` – Plants v Herbivores
Sue Hartley, Professor of Ecology at Sussex University, explains how plants are not as defenseless as they might appear. View her lecture at the Vega Science Trust website.
“Sweet Home Apparatus – The ultimate Golgi music video”
“I love the Golgi apparatus”…if you love the Golgi apparatus too, you should listen to this song – you won’t get it out of your head afterwards, promise! This video is a collaboration between the Plant Endomembrane Research Group at…