Do you want to teach about the water-vascular system found in echinoderms? How about the evolution of jellyfish mobility or the explosion of new lifeforms that occurred during the Cambrian era? If so, then the Shape of Life video series is just what you need!

The Shape of Life is an excellent collection of short-video segments and lesson plans that survey all the major animal phyla and how each evolved. While the video series has been around since 2002, the makers now offer it both free and online. The new format divides each episode into short, classroom-friendly segments. Each one can be viewed online or downloaded prior to class.

The video footage and animations in TheShape of Life are outstanding. Teachers of biology and marine biology courses can use these segments in any order they want, to enhance their curricula without the hassle of having to rewind a tape...

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