Secondary Catalogue

Series: Biology


01. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

01. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

From the tiniest cells to the largest organ systems, the human body is a complex organism that is capable of both power and grace. When we think of a ballerina, we might conjure images of grace and fluidity. But such elegance relies upon the...Show More
02. Basic Chemistry and the Cellular Level of Organisation

02. Basic Chemistry and the Cellular Level of Organisation

In the human body there are three different types of chemical reactions which take place. This video resource introduces synthesis, decomposition and exchange, and explains how the body uses each of these chemical reactions and the role that ATP...Show More
03. Tissues and the Integumentary System

03. Tissues and the Integumentary System

The layers of our skin, its accessory organs and the underlying tissues are functional components of the human body. This video resource teaches about how the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin, is a renewing layer of cells, about tissue...Show More
04. The Skeletal System

04. The Skeletal System

Although the skeleton provides a framework for the body, it is hardly rigid. Bones are living tissues that actively contribute to maintaining homeostasis. Healthy bones are anything but dry or brittle; they are dynamic components of our bodies...Show More
05. The Muscular System

05. The Muscular System

When we think of muscles, we might conjure images of bulging biceps, flexing hip flexors, and taut triceps, but there are actually three types of muscle tissue in the human body. Our muscles not only support us and allow us to move, but they also...Show More
06. The Nervous System

06. The Nervous System

This lesson provides a glimpse into the human neural network we call the nervous system. We can compare the nervous system to a highly complicated computer network. If we think of the brain as that central processing unit, or the command centre,...Show More
07. The Senses

07. The Senses

Every day, our senses are barraged with sounds, images, and smells. We use our senses to receive, and in some cases filter out, all the sensory information that we encounter. But sensations go beyond those that we can taste, smell, see and hear....Show More
08. The Endocrine System

08. The Endocrine System

This video resource teaches about the different disorders of the endocrine system. The video resource covers the definition and diagnosis of Graves disease and Hashimoto's disease. It goes on to look at the pancreas and how its different types of...Show More
09. The Cardiovascular System

09. The Cardiovascular System

In this video resource, students will learn about Mitchell, a baby who is suffering from idiopathic cardiomyopathy, a heart condition with an unknown cause, which is likely to progress. Viewers will see that conditions such as Mitchell's can lead...Show More
10. Blood, the Lymphatic System and Immunity

10. Blood, the Lymphatic System and Immunity

In this video resource students will hear about how Bat saliva has been studied for its anti-clotting qualities, and how desmoteplase, the specific enzyme, is being used to help stroke patients. In the conventional treatment of stroke, tPA must...Show More
11. The Respiratory System

11. The Respiratory System

In this video resource students will learn about internal respiration and external respiration. With clear explanations and graphics, students will see that internal respiration is the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the blood and...Show More
12. The Digestive System, Nutrition and Metabolism

12. The Digestive System, Nutrition and Metabolism

This video resource shows students how the body absorbs lipids differently from carbohydrates and proteins. Students will learn when lipids enter the small intestine, the gall bladder is triggered to release bile into the duodenum in order to...Show More
13. The Urinary System

13. The Urinary System

This video resource looks at the effects of dehydration. Students will learn when dehydration occurs, the necessity of electrolytes, the effect of dehydration on the kidneys, and the production of rennin, the role of angiotensin in helping the...Show More
14. The Reproductive Systems

14. The Reproductive Systems

To procreate naturally, both the male and the female reproductive systems must be fully functioning, and if they are not medical intervention may help a couple to conceive. This video resource introduces students to IVF and the steps taken to...Show More
3 x 3 Basic Rules

3 x 3 Basic Rules

This seminal program is widely suitable for senior level primary science, lower secondary science and at an introductory level in Marine Studies university courses. It looks at the basic lifestyles of organisms in the sea. The first three...Show More
Aerobic Respiration

Aerobic Respiration

This video will introduce students to aerobic respiration. They will also learn about glycolysis, Kreb’s cycle, and the electron transport chain.
AIDS

AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal disease that damages the immune system and leaves the victim vulnerable to infections. The human immunodeficiency virus in the blood attaches to the receptor present on the surface of the...Show More
All About Forensic Science

All About Forensic Science

This program takes the viewer on a journey into real-world forensic science and helps to debunk the TV stereotypes. Find out what forensic scientists do on a day-to-day basis. What is the real role they play in solving crimes and other incidents?...Show More
All About Muscles

All About Muscles

Within the human body there are more than 600 individual muscles. Without them you could not walk, talk or smile. But more so your heart would not beat and you wouldn’t breathe. This programme explores the main functions of our muscles as well...Show More
All Systems Go Again!

All Systems Go Again!

Bringing VEA's classic, and best selling program All Systems Go into a new era. All Systems Go Again is a fast-moving and lively exploration of the three human energy systems - ATP - PC, Lactic and Aerobic.
Amoeba

Amoeba

The amoeba is an irregularly - shaped unicellular organism found in all freshwater habitats. It moves by pushing out pseudopodia. The amoeba reproduces asexually by the process of binary fission.
An Aquarium in Space

An Aquarium in Space

In the solar system only earth has life, and clearly that has been made possible because we have oceans of liquid water. But why only on earth? And what are the factors that have made earth’s oceans hospitable to life? If you set up an...Show More
An Introduction

An Introduction

The human body is always on the move. Whether we are jumping, running or sitting still; blood is pumping, muscles are contracting, and joints are moving. The body's internal systems perform complex processes every second of every day, so we can...Show More
An Introduction to Biodiversity

An Introduction to Biodiversity

Biodiversity - why is it so crucial to our survival and the planets? Biodiversity makes up our many interrelated ecosystems and is something we must strive to sustain. This Australian made, curriculum-fit program explores what biodiversity is,...Show More
An Introduction to Forensic Science

An Introduction to Forensic Science

This programme takes the viewer on a journey into real-world forensic science and helps to debunk the TV stereotypes. Find out what forensic scientists do on a day-to-day basis. What is the real role they play in solving crimes and other...Show More