Web 2.0 tool activities
Lesson 1: Food Web Dynamics
dichotomous key classification Plant Identification Game Using an Online Interactive Dichotomous Key Introduction: By looking at characteristics of a plant or animal and using a dichotomous key, you can identify most living things to the species. In this situation the term "dichotomous" means to divide into two groups that are not alike and most dichotomous keys work by using the individuals characteristics to place the organism into smaller and smaller groups until it can be identified to the species. Dichotomous keys usually include only certain groups of organisms, like trees or butterflies.
Continental Drift: Interactive Animation
Description 3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky in real time - the Sun, planets, dwarf planets, comets, stars and constellations. - Heliocentric view with real-time positions of planets and planetary orbits - Schematic and realistic sizes of the planets and distances between them - Movement of the planets in time to see how they move in relation to each other - Virtual Orrery - Planetary exploration with info texts and additional views such as structure - Dwarf planets (Pluto, Ceres, Haumea, Makemake. Eris) and their orbits - Comets (Siding Spring, Lovejoy 2013, Lovejoy 2011, Panstarrs, ISON, Halley) - positions and trajectories - Stars and constellation of the night sky as viewed from a given location - Changes in the night sky during night, month and year - Searching of the stars and constellation, ecliptic line, grid lines and more
Is the global climate changing? Is the world getting warmer? If you look at the graph below of global temperature changes over the past 150 years, the answer would have to be yes. But what if we look at the past 1,000 years, 100,000 years, or more? Global Climate Change
Genes and Appearance In this activity, you will change the way a dragon looks by changing its genes. Introduction How do genes determine appearance? As we all know, dragons are fictional animals, but they work well for learning genetics. Dragons have very few heritable traits, and most of those traits are controlled by single genes with a simple dominant-recessive pattern of inheritance.
Diffusion and Osmosis lab
Map of the Human Heart Day and night, the muscles of your heart contract and relax to pump blood throughout your body. In the Step Thru below, see the complicated path the blood takes as it moves in and out of the heart. Step Thru Animation Oxygen-poor blood (shown in blue) flows from the body into the right atrium. Map of the Human Heart