Visualizing Cell Processes
In this 5 program series of 42 short, narrated, full-motion modules each describing an essential process of cell biology. Using microphotography and animation, essential cell processes are presented for easy understanding by students.
|Cells and MoleculesRunning Time: 0:15:00|
Cells and Molecules introduces the cell, suggests how modern cells may have evolved, illustrates the elements of organic chemistry, and introduces the topics covered in the Visualizing Cell Processes series.
- 1.) Chapter 1: The Cell Machinery
- 00:01:41The Cell Machinery: Illustrates cell energy transformations through chloroplasts and mitochondria, the cytoskeleton, and provides a general overview of how cell processes are controlled.
- 2.) Chapter 2: A Variety of Cells
- 00:01:18This clip describes a variety of cells.
- 3.) Chapter 3: Organic Molecules
- 00:03:35Organic Molecules: The program describes biological macromolecules (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and nucleic acids) and their building blocks.
- 4.) Chapter 4: Prokaryote Evolution and Diversity
- 00:03:43This observational section can be viewed as a time capsule showing what cellular life was like three billion years ago.
- 5.) Chapter 5: Independently Living Eukaryotic Cells
- 00:03:50Independently Living Eukaryotic Cells: Living protists give us a glimpse at how nucleated cells evolved and became the building blocks for multicellular organisms - plants, animals, and fungi.
|Cell Movement and TransportRunning Time: 0:15:00|
This program explores how independently-living cells move, and illustrates how water, chemical, and nutrient molecules pass through the cellular membrane. Microtubules and motor proteins are explained in-depth.
- 1.) Chapter 1: Structure and Behavior of the Plasma Membrane
- 00:00:55Explore the structure and behavior of the plasma membrane.
- 2.) Chapter 2: Osmosis
- 00:02:23Osmosis: Explore the net movement of water into and out of a cell.
- 3.) Chapter 3: Transport Proteins
- 00:01:05Transport Proteins: Membrane proteins act as gates and channels, allowing substances to enter and leave cells.
- 4.) Chapter 4: Phagocytosis
- 00:01:30This clip describes and illustrates Phagocytosis.
- 5.) Chapter 5: Pinicytosis
- 00:00:24This clip describes and illustrates Pinocytosis.
- 6.) Chapter 6: Receptor Mediated Endocytosis
- 00:00:45This clip describes and illustrates Receptor Mediated Endocytosis.
- 7.) Chapter 7: Golgi Function
- 00:00:39Golgi Function: Watch a folded stack of membranes sort and package cell products.
- 8.) Chapter 8: Lysosomes and Digestion
- 00:02:35This clip describes and illustrates Lysosomes and Digestion.
- 9.) Chapter 9: Microtubules
- 00:01:12Microtubules: Microtubules create support structures and function in many kinds of cell movement.
- 10.) Chapter 10: Cilia
- 00:01:15Cilia: An amazing molecular hook and claw action drives the ciliary beat.
- 11.) Chapter 11: Actin and Myosin Motor Proteins
- 00:01:23Actin and Myosin Motor Proteins: The interaction between these two proteins moves cell particles and produces the contraction of muscles.
|Photosynthesis and Cellular RespirationRunning Time: 0:15:00|
This illustrates the process of photosynthesis in green plant cells with focus on the chloroplast, then examines the processes of respiration, highlighting chemical activities within a cell's mitochondria.
- 1.) Chapter 1: Glycolysis and Fermentation
- 00:02:43Respiration Modules: Glycolysis and Fermentation: Two ATPs are gained as glucose is broken.
- 2.) Chapter 2: Mitochondrion Structure
- 00:01:17The Respiration Module describes Mitochondrion Structure.
- 3.) Chapter 3: The Krebs Cycle
- 00:02:30The Respiration Module describes the Krebs Cycle Animation.
- 4.) Chapter 4: Electron Transport Chain and ATP Synthesis.
- 00:00:28The Respiration Module describes the Electron Transport Chain: Proteins on the inner membrane pump hydrogen ions into the inner membrane space, creating conditions for ATP synthesis.
- 5.) Chapter 5: ATP Synthesis
- 00:01:55The Respiration Module describes ATP Synthesis.
- 6.) Chapter 6: Chloroplast Structure
- 00:01:02The Photosynthesis Module describes Chloroplast Structure.
- 7.) Chapter 7: The Light-Dependent Reactions
- 00:02:30Photosynthesis Modules: The Light-Dependent Reactions: How ATP and NADPH, the energy carriers that drive biosynthesis are produced.
- 8.) Chapter 8: The Light-Independent Reactions
- 00:01:48Photosynthesis Modules: The Light-Independent Reactions: These reactions create PGAL, the universal building block of sugars and starches.
|DNA Replication, Mitosis and Cell ReproductionRunning Time: 0:15:00|
This program uses photomicroscope and motion graphics to illustrate the stages of cell division from the replication of a cell's DNA to cellular fission.
- 1.) Chapter 1: Mitosis: Chromosome Condensation
- 00:01:07Learn about Mitosis showing chromosome condensation.
- 2.) Chapter 2: Mitosis and Cytokinesis
- 00:01:56Learn and see the various stages of Mitosis.
- 3.) Chapter 3: Meiosis
- 00:01:00Meiosis: Chromosome sorting, crossing over and reduction to the haploid number.
- 4.) Chapter 4: DNA: Nucleotide Structure and Bonding
- 00:01:28Learn about the nucleotide structure and means of bonding.
- 5.) Chapter 5: DNA: Replication Enzymes
- 00:01:03Demonstrates that each step in the DNA replication process as a accomplished means of a specialized enzyme.
- 6.) Chapter 6: DNA: Replicating the Leading and Lagging Strands
- 00:01:54See how DNA replicates the leading and lagging strands.
- 7.) Chapter 7: DNA: Topoisomerase and the Twisting Problem
- 00:00:39Learn about topoisomerase and the twisting problem within DNA.
- 8.) Chapter 8: DNA: Proofreading and Repair
- 00:00:54 A fleet of repair enzymes races over the DNA correcting mutations and replication errors.
- 9.) Chapter 9: DNA Review
- 00:04:15Review the various aspects of DNA, renegade DNA and viruses.
|The Genetic Code and Its TranslationRunning Time: 0:15:00|
This program uses concise animation to illustrate how a cell's DNA code translates into the protein structure of life, including gene regulation and mutation repair.
- 1.) Chapter 1: The Protein Nature of Life
- 00:00:37The Protein Nature of Life: Proteins are the primary structural and enzymatic elements of life.
- 2.) Chapter 2: Protein Structure
- 00:01:09Protein Structure: 20 amino acids produce and almost infinite number of proteins.
- 3.) Chapter 3: Transcription
- 00:01:33Shows how the DNA Code is transcribed onto nucleotides of mRNA interaction onto nucleotides of mRNA.
- 4.) Chapter 4: Translation and the Protein Synthesis
- 00:01:30Translation and the Protein Synthesis: Describes how ribosomal RNA and transfer RNA interact in the translation of mRNA into a protein.
- 5.) Chapter 5: Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes
- 00:01:46This chapter from the program, The Genetic Code and its Translation, describes gene regulation in prokaryotes.
- 6.) Chapter 6: Exons and Introns
- 00:01:23Exons and Introns: One of the great surprises in molecular biology was the discovery that over 90 percent of a cell's DNA is silent.
- 7.) Chapter 7: Mutations
- 00:02:46Mutations: Frame-sift mutations are the most damaging, whereas point mutations are a potential source of variety for evolutionary processes.
- 8.) Chapter 8: HIV: an RNA Virus
- 00:03:28Review the various aspects of DNA, RNA virus and HIV.
|Series SKU||BVC |
|Grade Levels||10th Grade through Post Secondary|
- MARC Records for BVC
- MARC records for the Full Series BVC, Visualizing Cell Processes
- Program 1 - Cells and Molecules Educators Guide
- Program 2 - Cell Movement and Transport Educators Guide
- Program 3 - Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Educators Guide
- Program 4 - DNA Replication and Cell Reproduction Educators Guide
- Program 5 - The Genetic Code and Its Translation Educators Guide