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Life Science 1:

Two videos, The Gene and Evolution, on one DVD.

The Gene

Clearly and simply presents basic information on one of the most important concepts in modern science--the gene. New computer animations help clarify the concepts.

Part 1. How Genes Were Discovered. Dramatizes the history of genetic discovery from Mendel in his monastery garden to Watson and Crick at the Cavendish Laboratory in England.

Part 2. What Is a Gene and How Does It Work? Outlines the basic picture we have today of what a gene is and how it works. Includes new material on cloning and the human genome project.


Teaches the basic science of modern evolution theory. Includes a history of how evolution theories were first developed and reviews present-day controversies.

Part 1. How Theories of Evolution Were Developed. Exclusive Hawkhill on-site video in the Galapagos Islands and at Darwin's study in England help demonstrate the achievement of this pioneer.

Part 2. Evolution by Natural Selection. A straight-forward presentation of the theory of evolution by natural selection as it is understood by most biologists today.

On Life Science 1 DVD you can have easy access
to keys to scientific literacy that include:

Gregor Mendel, Francis Galton, Crick and Watson, mutations, DNA architecture, chromosomes, cloning, sexual reproduction, meiosis, fertilization, DNA replication, differentiation, recombinant DNA, gene guns, human genome project, Dolly, Scopes trial, classification systems, Buffon and Lamarck, Hutton and Lyell, creationism, natural selection, fossil record, chemicals of life, dating fossils, age of reptiles, evolution debate, "scientific" creationism.

  • Download a short clip of Evolution. (approx. 567kb download, Quicktime Version 3.0 or higher required)

    Secondary, College. Closed subtitles. Copyright 2002.

  • #120-DVD Life Science 1: The Gene/Evolution, (81 min.), guide ... 2010/2011 Price ... $74.50 $ 74.50 Add Item to Cart

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