Organization of Life

What do matryoshka dolls have to do with the organization of life? Young scientists learn about the levels of organization of life in the last installment of a five-part video series. The video covers the cellular, organismal, and populational organizations of life.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to introduce the organization levels of life
  • Provide a graphic organizer like the one in the video so viewers can keep track of the different levels of organization
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have familiarity with basic science terms, such as macromolecules, organ systems, biosphere, etc.
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Pros
  • Video uses a graphic organizer at the bottom of the screen to keep track of the different levels of organization, from smallest to largest
  • Contains clear, straightforward explanations
Cons
  • Animation and graphics are fairly basic