1. Death at Jamestown: Video Clip A

Source: Secrets of the Dead

Explore evidence that points to a drought during the winter of 1609-1610 as a reason for the death of the colony at Jamestown. Learn how archaeologists use both colonists' journals and data from cypress trees to support a starvation theory.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Science & Tech, Social Studies

Topics: Botany. United States History: 1585-1763.

Resource Type: Video

2. Floral Arrangements

Source: WGBH: Teachers' Domain

It's a problem faced by all seed-producing plants: how to get their pollen into the flower of another plant of the same species. This video segment from Sexual Encounters of a Floral Kind explores some of the strategies plants have evolved to solve the problem.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Science & Tech

Topics: Botany. Evolution. Genetics.

Resource Type: Video

3. Medicines and Pharmacy

Source: PBS 45 & 49: Ama-zone! The Rain Forest Project

Discover how plants and animals from the Amazon rain forest can be used for medicinal purposes. Explore cultural aspects of medical treatment and pharmacology.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Medicine. Botany.

Resource Type: Video

4. Photosynthesis

Source: WGBH: Teachers' Domain

This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Earth" explores the history of plant biology. It takes the viewer from the earliest scientific hypotheses that plants ate dirt, to our present-day understanding of photosynthesis, the process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, a storable form of chemical energy.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Science & Tech

Topics: Botany.

Resource Type: Video