High School, Non Majors Biology, University level
25 minutes, Produced in Australia (2001)
Featuring living plant and animal cells photographed in the laboratory of Professor Jeremy Pickett-Heaps (FAA, FRS) at The University of Melbourne.
This video introduces students to the relationship between internal structures within cells and the processes that enable life to continue, minute to minute, generation to generation.
Subjects such as diffusion, cell size, sectioning and visualizing cells directly are introduced with familiar organisms. The microscopical images of organelles and celllular activity are drawn from a wide variety of cells. They are remarkably vivid and will stimulate students' imagination. Animations and electron microscopy further illustrate the topics.