Matrix 3: Relationships of Organisms
Video and Podcasts
Planet Earth: Saving Species
Contemplate the benefits and consequences of conservation methods and the race to save plant and animal species from extinction. From environmentalists in highly industrialized nations to scientists in developing countries, hear from informed commentators on the controversies surrounding such topics as sustainable development, anti-poaching efforts, hot spot conservation, cloning, and captive breeding.
The Rotten Field Trip (29:56)
The Magic School Bus, Ms. Frizzle, and the students shrink to the size of insects in order to explore the connection between rot and life. On their adventures they come across chipmunks, centipedes, woodpeckers, and even bess bugs, which create tunnels in rotting logs.
Unlikely Travel Companions
A variety of symbiotic relationships exist between sharks and other marine species.
Ancient Farmers of the Amazon
Learn the story of the leafcutter ant and the fungus it farms -- an example of mutually beneficial symbiosis.
Shark and Turtle
Watch a battle between a loggerhead turtle and a shark.
In nature, survival is the name of the game. Explore the world of animal defense and shows that predators don't always have the upper hand.