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Photosynthesis

CD-Roms (All of these CD-Roms don't need to be installed to run.)

Interactive study Partner - From textbook "Biology: Concepts and Connections" 3rd Edition: excellent presentations on all topics of biology with narration, interactive activities, quality animations and quizzes.

Life 5.0 - (#80) Interactive CD-Rom; No narration; some low quality animations.

Bio XL Plus - (#27) Very good quizzes for all areas of biology. Animations have no narration and are not very useful. Runs from CD-Rom.

Interactive Concepts in Biology - (#41) No animations just text and figures.

Interactive Study Guide - (#43) Covers most topics for general biology. Some lower quality animations with narration. Good for cell chemistry.

Videos

Video #
Title
Content
Minutes
Producer/Year
130 Introducing Biology: Lesson #5: Photosynthesis & Respiration Covers transfer of energy from sun -> plants -> animals; photosynthesis a little respiration (weak animations) 28 Introducing Biology Series/1970
179 Photosynthesis Detailed description of steps of photosynthesis. The diagrams are outdated. 38 Biology Media/1979
180 Experiment Biology: Photosynthesis and Assimilate Transport Experimental procedures using radioactive carbon dioxide to see the transport of photosynthetic products. 15 Films for the Humanities and Sciences
181 Photosynthesis (1): Seeing the Light Excellent diagrams and explanations of the historical discoveries of photosynthesis. The reactants and products are discussed. 10 Films for the Humanities and Sciences/1992
182 Photosynthesis (2): Absorbing the Light Excellent diagrams and explanations of how the photosystems absorb light. 10 Films for the Humanities and Sciences/1992
183 Photosynthesis (3): The Light Reaction The light reaction is explored in depth with computer animations: The path of electrons through P680 and P700 and the production of ATP and NADPH. 10 Films for the Humanities and Sciences/1992
184 Photosynthesis (4): The Dark Reaction Excellent description of the step-by-step developments of the Calvin cycle and the production of glucose. 10 Films for the Humanities and Sciences/1992
185 Photosynthesis (5): C3 and C4 Plants Excellent diagrams and explanations of how C3 and C4 plants utilize atmospheric carbon dioxide. 10 Films for the Humanities and Sciences/1992
186 Photosynthesis (6): The Fluid Transport System Using the California redwood as a model, the program examines the intricate dual system of fluid transport. 10 Films for the Humanities and Sciences/1992