Here is a collection of resources that might be helpful to you as we go through the course. I’ll be adding new resources as I find them – so you may wish to check back from time to time.
Must-watch, simple explanation of early embryology
This is really worth watching – there’s play-doh and sleeping bags. It’s the best video I can find on the topics of bilaminar and trilaminar disk formation, and also on lateral folding of the embryo.
Animation of gastrulation
This is an accurate and easy to watch animation of the formation of the three germ cell layers.
Super-quick early embryology overview
Nice, short 3D video from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Animation of lateral folding
This video goes into more detail than we do in our class – but it will give you a general 3D feel for how lateral folding occurs.
Quick and easy animation of sarcomere shortening
This is something that is SO much easier to understand when it is animated.
Airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow
The Carlton dance