Plant Sciences (#104)
Jared Diamond's central thesis in his bestselling book, “Guns, Germs and Steel,” is that the fate of human societies has always depended upon their skills as farmers. No biological science has transformed society more than the successive waves of agricultural revolutions - new ways of growing more food. It started with the domestication of cereal crops - wheat, rice and corn. And in the 20th century, the green revolution has allowed nearly 7 billion people to live on the planet.
Information For Teachers
- Grade Levels
- 6-8, 9-12
- Curricular Areas
- Science & Technology
- Series Length
- 4 episodes
- Average Episode Length
- 28 minutes
- Record Rights
- Recording/duplication allowed as long as IPTV broadcasts the series. If you miss the broadcast, contact your AEA for copies.
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Series Description: This series embarks on an exciting ride through the world of animal classification, physiology, behavior and communication to the wonders of ecology and ecosystems, from the many cellular processes and the remarkable micro-world to the story of botany from the founding of agriculture and medicinal plants to understanding the miracle of photosynthesis.
All Upcoming Episodes
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These episodes of Core Biology aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- Plant Sciences (#104)
- Microbiology and Genetics (#103)
- Environmental Sciences (#102)
- Animal Sciences (#101)