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The mystery of the talking fish. It’s a Bug’s Life science resource for ECE and Primary. This resource helps educators to engage in science with children aged 2–8 years in their own outdoor environments.

It’s a Bug’s Life science resource for ECE and Primary

We unpack the five science capabilities framework, and introduce the scientific process showing how useful these are for teaching and learning science at this level. There are lots of helpful recommendations, activity ideas, case studies, and details about other resources, to inform, guide, and inspire your scientific journeys. The resource is the result of our year-long It’s a Bug’s Life education research project – created by Te Papa in partnership with three Wellington-region ECE centres: Raumati South Kindergarten, Kiwi Kids Childcare (Karori), and Imagine Childcare. Although our project focused on bugs, the content of this resource can help support teaching other living-world topics. A Community for Naturalists · NatureWatch NZ. Lesson Plan: Symbiosis and Predation Using Clips from Microcosmos. Symbiosis and Predation in the World of InsectsUsing Film Clips From "Microcosmos" Subject: Science/Biology (Symbiosis & Predation; Ants, Aphids, & Ladybugs) Ages: 5+; Elementary - High School.

Lesson Plan: Symbiosis and Predation Using Clips from Microcosmos

Length: Snippet: 25 minutes; Lesson: one 45 - 55 minute class period. Learner Outcomes/Objectives: Students will understand and retain striking images of symbiosis and predation in the world of insects. Rationale: Symbiosis and predation are important concepts of biology. Description of the Film Clips: This Snippet Lesson Plans contains four examples of symbiosis and predation in the insect world: (1) bees pollinating plants; the stamens of the flowers actually move to deposit pollen onto the bees; (2) a ladybug that is eating aphids is driven away by the ant which tends the aphids; the ant then strokes the aphids and harvests their honeydew; (3) grasshoppers are caught and eaten by a spider; (4) flying insects are caught by carnivorous plants.

Monarch butterfly life cycle

Bees. Poultry Research, Commercial & Scientific Poultry Information. A spider that could cure cancer. Great White Sharks 360 Video 4K!! - Close encounter on Amazing Virtual Dive. Cicada Hatching Timelapse (150 mins) Fabulous facts poster series: Auckland educational resources. Native birds The native birds poster features facts about kiwi, tūī, tīeke/saddleback, takahē, kōkako, bellbird, hihi/stitchbirds and kererū/New Zealand wood pigeon.

Fabulous facts poster series: Auckland educational resources

Download the native land birds A2 poster (PDF, 5,240K) (opens in new window) Find native birds in Auckland Some places where these native birds can be found: The Wildlife Research Institute. North American Bear Center - Home. Nature Soundmap. How Wolves Change Rivers. A-Z STEM Saturday, I is for Ichnology. Through out this month of January, I will be participating in a collaborative series with 53 other bloggers organized by Little Bins for Little Hands to bring you the A-Z of STEM subjects.

A-Z STEM Saturday, I is for Ichnology

While this A-Z STEM series is happening, we also still have our weekly STEM Saturday linky party! This week we’ll be talking about Ichnology. Ichnology is the study of traces of organismal behavior, such as burrows and footprints. It combines geology and biology in a way that is technically a branch of paleontology, though it isn’t limited to prehistoric animals. One area of ichnology, paleoichnology, focuses on the study of prehistoric or fossil traces while another branch, neoichnology, focuses on more recent and modern day traces.

We often teach our children about ichnology without even realizing it. For this activity I reused the coconut fiber and paint brushes from our Sorting Bones sensory bin. . , paper, paint, and our North American Wildlife TOOB . Wolves Introduced To Park To Revitalize Ecosystem. George Monbiot calls it one of "the most exciting scientific findings in the past half century.

Wolves Introduced To Park To Revitalize Ecosystem

" That's a lofty statement, but one that he's willing to back up. The scientific finding that Monbiot is referring to is a 'trophic cascade,' in which the reintroduction (or removal) of the top predator of an ecosystem drastically changes said ecosystem in numerous ways. In 1995, wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park after having been absent for several decades. As a result, an incredible change was now underway. With wolves back on the scene, the deer population reduced. Incredible Science Online. New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust. Peacock Spider 7. #ScienceWoman: Jackie Faherty. Switch Zoo Animal Games. Deep Sea Explorers Stumble Upon A Creature They Can Hardly Believe Is Real. While there’s no shortage of weird and wacky ideas in science fiction about what creatures from other planets might look like, few are quite as remarkable as those that can actually be found right here on Earth.

Deep Sea Explorers Stumble Upon A Creature They Can Hardly Believe Is Real

Recently, a team from the Nautilus Live expedition piloting a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) happened upon one of the most fascinating-looking lifeforms in the world -- this rare, purple siphonophore roving through the ocean’s depths. Even the experienced deep sea explorers, well-acquainted with the marine animals, had a hard time accepting that what they were seeing was really real. “Wow. Okay, that’s awesome,” says one ROV operator. “I can’t believe that’s a living thing.” Amazingly, although this appears to be a single jellyfish-like animal, it is in fact a roving colony made up of thousands of individual organisms, called zooids, each contributing to the whole. Deep Sea News writer R.R.

7,000 Kinds of Amphibians. Polar bear habits - Wild: Polar Bear Diary - BBC. Collection of beautiful strange creatures part II. The White Dragon King Crown Beta is one of the coolest looking fish ever This is the chrysalis (or cocoon) of the Metallic Mechanitis butterfly from Costa Rica The Male Moustache Fighting of the Emei Moustache Toad Sleeping red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) Cordylus cataphractus The true face of a maggot SEM false color image.

Collection of beautiful strange creatures part II