Learn about how stress affects the brain and the resilience scale in this scientifically based video (7:42) created by the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative in consultation with the FrameWorks Institute and the Harvard Center on the Developing Child.
Metabolism is a complex process. This video explores some of its key parts, including vital nutrients (water, vitamins, minerals, carbs, fats, and proteins) and describes two different reactions: anabolic and catabolic.
In this Crash Course video, learn about human metabolism including cellular respiration, atp, glycogenesis, and how insulin regulates our blood sugar levels. What does your body do with the food you eat?
This interactive from the Genetic Science Learning Center provides an interesting (animated) look inside the brains of mice on drugs. Every drug has its own unique molecular mechanism. Students learn how these various drugs disrupt the synapse to make the user feel high.
This 6-minute video is a visual and musical journey of the human auditory system. Human's ability to hear is explained with beasts and storms and strange faceless dancing humans armed with larger-than-life ossicles.
Take on the role of an investigator looking for genes that influence nicotine addiction. This family has many members addicted to cigarettes. The family has given you permission to interview them, and gather information for your research.
What goes on inside a body that is chronically stressed? Our hard-wired stress response is designed to give us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. However, when activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body.
Do you know your integumentary system? Your skin, which makes up 16% of your physical weight, is the largest organ in your body: laid out flat, it would cover close to 1.7 square meters of ground. But besides keeping your organs in, what is its purpose?
This video explores a very interesting theory. In the event of nuclear fallout or another worldwide catastrophe, every piece of digital and written information could be lost. Could all of human history be recorded and safely stored inside our human DNA?
This video tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose DNA led to countless cures, patents, and discoveries. Trillions of lab-grown cells called HeLa, after the woman they were taken from, have been the keys to understanding cancer, virology, and genetics.
This video describes how we can understand the shape of a molecule. A molecule is nearly all empty space, apart from the extremely dense nuclei of its atoms and the clouds of electrons that bond them together. When that molecule forms, it arranges itself to maximize attraction of opposite charges and minimize repulsion of unlike.