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How Whales Became the Biggest Animals on the Planet - NYTimes.com. Life Under a Rock: Bacteria in Extreme Environments. The world’s deserts are harsh environments.

Life Under a Rock: Bacteria in Extreme Environments

Some are extremely hot like the Sahara in Africa, while others are frozen deserts, like those in the polar regions. Predator Prey Tag. Oh deer. Adventures in Ecology - eBooks.

World of 7 Billion

When Predators Attack - Copy. Why a Hawk Is a Hummingbird’s Best Friend. You know what they say about location and real estate.

Why a Hawk Is a Hummingbird’s Best Friend

Hummingbird nests often appear in clusters, but for years researchers couldn’t figure out what attracted the birds to certain areas. Ecology Environmental Letter. Ecology Ecology Interactions in Action. Concord Consortium. In the fall of 2011, SmartGraphs conducted a randomized experimental trial in 29 Pennsylvania schools.

Concord Consortium

In 14 schools, 17 experimental teachers used SmartGraphs activities with 49 8th and 9th grade Physical Science classes studying the motion of objects (such as position-time and velocity-time graphs). In the other 15 schools, 18 control teachers taught the same topic using the same textbooks, with 42 Physical Science classes. This study sought to answer two research questions. A summary of findings is provided below. In October 2013 the Journal of Science Education and Technology published an article about our research on its website; for additional information besides the summary, see the accepted manuscript, Helping Students Make Sense of Graphs: An Experimental Trial of SmartGraphs Software. Gain Scores from Pre to Post Test Answers to both research questions were positive, which is encouraging. Ecology. Incredible Footage Of A Hermit Crab Tricking Out Her Shell - Video.

Population Explosion. African Lions: Modeling Populations. Copyright© Copyright The Concord Consortium Record Link <a href="stem-resources/african-lions-modeling-populations">The Concord Consortium.

African Lions: Modeling Populations

African Lions: Modeling Populations. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2013, October 24. </a> AIP African Lions: Modeling Populations (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2013, October 24), WWW Document, ( AJP African Lions: Modeling Populations (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2013, October 24), WWW Document, ( APA African Lions: Modeling Populations. (2013, October 24). Kill All the Mosquitoes?! They Released 14 Wolves Into A Park. What Happens Next Is A Miracle And Proves That We Must Take Care Of Our Amazing Planet. Should%20We%20Reclassify%20the%20Wolf%20Town%20Hall%20Debate. IMAGE 2. Zombie Parasites - Nat Geo Live. Ecology Disrupted. Using real scientific data to link daily life to environmental issues and ecological functions in secondary school science classrooms.

Ecology Disrupted

These case study units engage students in real scientific research that has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The research is introduced through the use of videos produced by the Museum's Science Bulletins program. BUG LYPHE lesson plan. Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom - Windows to the Universe. Have students read the Windows to the Universe page entitled The Carbon Cycle.

Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom - Windows to the Universe

Introduction: Ask students to (based of the reading) list the places where carbon is found on Earth. As a class, brainstorm why carbon is important and why carbon is sometimes hazardous. Tell students that for this online interactive game, they are all playing the role of carbon atoms. They will travel through the carbon cycle. BUG LYPHE lesson plan. Photosynthesis. The Carbon Cycle Game. Energy Flow Through Ecosystems. Summary:The objective of this lesson plan is to give students a basic understanding of how energy flows through an ecosystem by introducing them to the concepts of food chains and energy pyramids.

Energy Flow Through Ecosystems

PS3 Ecology Institute. Microsoft Word - LabFoodChains2008.doc - LabFoodChains2008.pdf. Anna_Scott_GA Share_a_thon_lesson.pdf. Ecology Questions - Google Sheets. Interdependence of Life /Biology. Teacher Resources, Lessons, Plans, Activities. Population Issues & Facts - Population Connection. When Population Connection was founded as Zero Population Growth, or ZPG, in 1968, there were 3.5 billion people on the planet.

Population Issues & Facts - Population Connection

Since then, our world population has doubled – with no end in sight. The United Nations projects that world population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050, and nearly 11 billion by 2100. Species and Their Feces. The world as you've never seen it before. Biomagnification. Ecology. That's Why Carbon Is A Tramp: Crash Course Biology #1. WolfQuest. The Population Biology of Isle Royale Wolves and Moose: An Overview. 1.

The Population Biology of Isle Royale Wolves and Moose: An Overview

Five decades of wolf-moose dynamics The wolves and moose of Isle Royale have been studied for more than five decades. KILL 'EM ALL. They buzz.

KILL 'EM ALL

They bite. And they have killed more people than cancer, war, or heart disease. Here’s the question: If you could wipe mosquitoes off the face of the planet, would you? Ever since there have been humans, mosquitoes have been biting us, and we’ve been trying to kill them. Biomes of the World - Biome Map. Click on a biome on the above graph for more information, informative videos, and links to scientist profiles, travel information, lesson plans and species profiles for each region.

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