Bio Bits

Bio Bits is a series of eight learning modules clarifying and demonstrating the diversity and interdependence of plant and animal life. The sequences are aligned to benchmarks for life sciences for various grades ranging from Grades 3 to 12.

Videos in This Series

Animal Structure and Survival Functions

Examining the skulls of carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores to understand different bone structures

Animal Structure and Survival Functions – Instructor’s Guide

Examining the skulls of carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores to understand different bone structures

Effects of Disturbance on Biodiversity

Effects of fire, climate change, logging

Effects of Human Activity on Natural Change

Increase of forest fires due to warmer temperatures, dryer conditions. Fire can regenerate a forest, turning an old forest into a young one

Effects of Human Activity on Natural Change – Instructor’s Guide

Increase of forest fires due to warmer temperatures, dryer conditions. Fire can regenerate a forest, turning an old forest into a young one

Lookalikes: Extinct and Living Animals

Examining the skeleton of the (extinct) giant ground sloths, which is related to the modern tree sloth. Examining the skeleton of mammoths, mastodons, and elephants.

Lookalikes: Extinct and Living Animals – Instructor’s Guide

Examining the skeleton of the (extinct) giant ground sloths, which is related to the modern tree sloth. Examining the skeleton of mammoths, mastodons, and elephants.

Measuring Carbon Dioxide

Studying how much CO2 is being exchanged between the forests and the atmosphere

Measuring Carbon Dioxide – Instructor’s Guide

Studying how much CO2 is being exchanged between the forests and the atmosphere

Plant Life on the Sand Dunes – Instructor’s Guide

The ecosystem of sand dunes changes the further one goes inland