oCUBErs favourite science-related movies, documentaries, Ted Talks, etc.
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Tamara KellydocumentaryBBC Planet Earth - Birds of paradisehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7QZnwKqopodiscussion on sexual selection
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Julie Clarkdocumentary
http://tvo.org/video/documentaries/national-geographic/seas-strangest-square-mile
could use for various topics depending on creature. Evolution, adaptation.. I am using for vision (evolution and photoreceptors (gene expression and related topics) (Mantis Shrimp)
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Tanya NoelFilmContagionIt's not perfect, microbiology-wise, but it is pretty good for a mainstream movie. Could use clips to show stuff in class (e.g., fomites).
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Elaine BeaulieuFilmGattaccaObvious choice for talking about eugenics, genomics and what do all these stats mean about our human genome, plus where is our technology at in gene manipulation, in vivo conception and cloning
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Elaine BeaulieudocumentaryThe vaccine warshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPOrnU3ImxIScience communication, immunity, general population understanding of science, importance of information source, science and society
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Joe BoivinTed TalkPaul Ewald: Can we domesticate germs?
http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_ewald_asks_can_we_domesticate_germs
Show it in a lecture that bridges a section on evolution with a survey of prokaryotes
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Aarthi AshokFilmMy sister's keeperHistocompatability genes and transplantation donor-recipeint compatability; pre-implantation genetic diagnosis; ethical questions aroud informed consent from babies/minors. Also good for cleaning out those tear ducts.
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Aarthi AshokdocumentaryCamcer: the emperor of all maladies
http://www.pbs.org/show/story-cancer-emperor-all-maladies/
A history of the fight against cancer, really good episode on Immunotherapy told also from the patient perspective.
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Julie SmitFilmThe MartianPlant requirements, growing conditions and life cycle, plant nutrition, etc. Could provide set of conditions (e.g. a greenhouse and some supplies on Mars) and ask students to survive using chosen plant until rescued.
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Marcel Pinheiroshort filmThe Winged Scourgehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y68F8YwLWdgWalt Disney produced this PSA short film to educate the public about Malaria, which at the time (1943) was very influential to public health in the southern United States
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