“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos." Edward O. Wilson
The Entomology Series Includes The Following Four DVD Programs:
Learn about the largest group of animals, those with jointed legs: the phylum Arthropoda. The five classes explored are: insects, arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans. Arachnids shown include: spiders, mites, ticks, scorpions, whip scorpions, daddy longleg, and sun scorpions. The life histories of Centipedes and Millipedes are discussed. Characteristics of each of these classes are illustrated. 24 min. $119.00
Primitive insects are shown, as are families of Orthopterans including grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, cockroaches, walkingsticks and praying mantises. Also shown in detail are the major families of the orders Odonata, Ephemeroptera, Dermaptera, Isoptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Thysanoptera, Neuroptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera and Siphonaptera. The fascinating variety of live insects in this video will keep your students glued to the screen. DVD 24 min. min. $119.00
The 26 main orders of insects are explored in this exciting new video. They include primitive insects such as Silverfish, Bristletails, and Springtails, along with winged insects such as Mayflies, Dragonflies, Stoneflies, Grasshoppers, Earwigs, Termites, True Bugs, Cicadas and Leafhoppers, Nerve-winged insects, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths, Bees, Ants and Wasps, along with Flies and Fleas. Scientific names and the main characteristics of each order are effectively shown. A great building block for entomology students. 24 min $119.00
Part 4 - Insect Structure, Function & Metamorphosis
Students will learn the three types of metamorphosis: gradual, incomplete and complete, and see examples of sinsects in each group. Then students will explore the basic structure of insects, including the exoskeleton, antennae, eyes, mouthparts, leg parts, digestive and reproductive tracts. Also, see effective examples of insect defenses, such as high reproductive rates, camouflage, mimicry, and spines. This terrific new program will bring to life this important part of entomology. 24 min.
This DVD details the relationship between bees and flowers, discusses the importance of pollination, illustrates the parts of the bee, studies their communication and social skills, explores their social structure, and more. 11 min.
Primitive insects are shown, as are families of Orthopterans including grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, cockroaches, walkingsticks and praying mantises. Also shown in detail are the major families of the orders Odonata, Ephemeroptera, Dermaptera, Isoptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Thysanoptera, Neuroptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera and Siphonaptera. The fascinating variety of live insects in this video will keep your students glued to the screen. DVD 24 min. min.
Using the very latest in film technology with slow-motion sequences, microphotography and intriguing experiments, this program penetrates the pitch blackness of the hive to examine the organization and specialized life of the honey bee and to correct and broaden our previous knowledge of their life. 44 min.
5-part series that makes a compelling scientific and ethical case for maintaining biodiversity.
This outstanding program makes effective use of interviews with well-spoken scientists, beautiful photography, top quality graphics, and original music to underline the importance of maintaining biodiversity, if we as a species want to survive and thrive on our home planet.
The program introduces the basic concepts of biodiversity, and takes a close-up look at salmon, rainforests, and marine ecosystems as examples.
Amongst those interviewed are Harvard's Edward O. Wilson, known as the "father of biodiversity"; Dr. Robert Paine, who coined the phrase "keystone species"; and forester Dr. Jerry Franklin.
Many programs call for us all to consume less in order to leave enough room for other species, on whom ultimately our survival depends. Few do it so effectively and positively.
Note: To make this program more user-friendly in the classroom, we have created a 5-part series:
The five programs in the series are:
Introduction to Biodiversity - The concept of biological diversity and its importance to humans.
The Significance of Salmon - Salmon and people both need clean water to survive. Can we make the connection?
Keystone Species - The principle of keystone species proves the interconnectedness of the living world.
Forests, Biodiversity and You - Can forests retain their productivity and biodiversity? Consuming less ourselves is key.
Biodiversity vs. Extinction - Mass extinction of species can be stopped if we understand the importance of biodiversity
Amazingly up-close footage filmed with specially developed macro lenses brings you the most intimate and most spectacular portrayal of a working bee colony ever filmed. It‘s not frightening-it‘s fascinating. See things you never imagined. Hear things only bees hear. Discover new-found facts about the strange and complex life of bees in Bees. 56 min.