[Plant-education] Videos for Botany Class
(by Doug.Jensen from Converse.edu)
Fri May 18 11:02:21 EST 2007
David Attenborough's Private Life of Plants has an episode that is very similar to Sexual Encounters. The narration is scientifically accurate (mostly), but without the cheesy quasi-lecherous innuendo as Sexual Encounters. Also the examples are mostly identical or very similar. I recently purchased a copy of Private Life from someone who advertises on Amazon.com (Amazon Marketplace?). It was definitely worth the money, and it does work on our DVD player.
If anyone knows of a DVD source for Sexual Encounters, I would like to hear about it.
I recently discovered the Rotten World. I wish I had known about it earlier.
Douglas P. Jensen
Assistant Professor and Chair of Biology
Spartanburg, South Carolina, 29302
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From: plant-ed-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [mailto:plant-ed-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Zoger Abigail
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 8:29 PM
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Subject: [Plant-education] Videos for Botany Class
I teach the third class in our introductory biology series that covers
plant biology and ecology. I¹ve inherited the course and they use several
videos that are old.
The Rotten World Around Us--- great video but out of print and our copy is
slowly deteriorating. Any suggestions of replacements?
Sexual Encounters of a Floral Kind- great video, but again aging.
The Green Machine< this covers basics about plant anatomy and physiology but
is old, tired and not that well done. I would love to find something else
that covers interesting ideas about the major themes of plant biology.
Genetic Time Bomb< about genetic diversity in crop plants . Again a very
good video but was made in the 1980¹s, 1990¹s and is out of date. Any ideas
of what might replace it?
Cadillac Desert: The last oasis< a good video about world wide water issues,
but also 10 years old and out of date. Any replacement ideas?
Further if there is anything you show that you think does a particularly
good job of conveying a concept, I would appreciate your thoughts.
Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, Ca
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