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Journey North Citizen Science: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change

Journey North Citizen Science: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change
Seasonal change is all around us. Children see it in the length of a day, in the appearance of a flower, in the flight of a butterfly. Journey North is a free, Internet-based program that explores the interrelated aspects of seasonal change. Through interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Journey North for Kids: A simple, student-directed entry point to Journey North studies. Engaging stories, photos, videos, and slide shows from the natural world build observation skills, inspire scientific thinking, and create fertile ground for discussions and new questions!

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Ten Hundred Words of Science I build things that look at tiny living things in the water, so that we can study where they live the most. This study is important because these tiny living things help larger living things, all the way to land, to us. Now we know very little about these tiny living things. On land, the question is, where does this tree or that animal grow the most? What does it eat? In water, we also ask, do these tiny living things live deep, or near the top?

Leafsnap on SciStarter Leafsnap is an exciting new mobile app that is designed to help citizen scientists identify and locate tree species from photographs and ultimately help the scientific world develop a better understanding of biodiversity. Developed by Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution, Leafsnap contains a unique visual recognition software that helps users identify species from the photographs taken straight from your iphone or ipad. The app is completely free and will be the first in a series of apps that takes advantage of the newly developed recognition software. Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues By Tanner Higgin, Graphite Environmental education for most adults used to mean learning a little bit about recycling and planting some trees on Arbor Day. We didn’t delve into ecology as much as we skimmed the surface. But things have gotten more complex since then, and the topic of climate change has brought environmental education to the forefront.

High-Adventure Science Click on any box to learn more about the research and development activities for High-Adventure Science. Check out the publications tab to read more about the High-Adventure Science curricula and research. High-Adventure Science Funded High-Adventure Science: (NSF DRL-0929774, 9/15/09 – 8/31/12, PI: Pallant, $695,075) The goal of High-Adventure Science is to bring the excitement of frontier science into the classroom by allowing students to explore pressing unanswered questions in Earth and Space Science that scientists around the world are currently investigating. While we do not expect students will be able to solve the problems posed in the curriculum, our goal is to have students experience doing science the way scientists do. It is the approach that matters— one based on thinking critically about evidence, making predictions, formulating explanations, drawing conclusions, and qualifying the level of certainty of those conclusions.

Electronic Zoo Animal Species Text and Non-Netscape Browsers, [Start Here] Select a Species from the Pick List, the Image Map above, or the Menu below. Return to: Isn't it funny how bees make honey! - Science (F,1,2) - ABC Splash - Overview Discover where honey comes from. Learn how and why honey is made and how we get different types of honey. See what daily life is like in a bee colony. 5 mins 12 secs Precipitation ID Near the Ground (PING) on SciStarter The National Severe Storms Laboratory needs YOUR help with a research project! If you live in the area shown on the map, the Precipitation Identification Near the Ground project (PING) wants YOU to watch and report on precipitation type. PING is looking for young, old, and in-between volunteers to make observations—teachers, classes and families too! We have collected tens of thousands of observations since 2006, already making PING successful because of your help. PING volunteers can spend a little or a lot of time making observations. The basic idea is simple: the National Severe Storms Laboratory will collect radar data from NEXRAD radars in your area during storm events, and compare that data with YOUR observations.

Daily Updates This may not be eagles but fun just the same. As part of the kindergarten science curriculum, kindergarten students get to see first hand the beginning stage for chicks. Each classroom has an incubator and Monday was a big day. They started pipping and hatching. About Wonderopolis Welcome to Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Brought to life by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), our Wonders of the Day® will help you find learning moments in everyday life—ones that fit in with dinner preparations, carpool responsibilities, a stolen moment between breakfast and the bus, or within school curriculum and education programs. Wonder is for everyone. It can happen anywhere and at anytime. Connecting the learning we do in our schools, our homes, and our communities, Wonderopolis walks the line between formal and informal education.

SeaWorld Animal Bytes Each byte is a one-page fact sheet specifically designed to help you quickly find information about some of the interesting creatures found in the animal kingdom. Most species files include coverage regarding scientific classification, basic physical traits, fun facts, and conservation/ecological value. Where available, links to more in-depth species coverage via our online infobooks are provided. Can't find the answer to your animal question here?

Farming bees. Buzzzz - Science (F,1,2) - ABC Splash - Overview Have you ever wondered what a bee farm looks like? This clip shows how bee farmers (apiarists) look after their bees. Watch the bee hives being opened and see the honey being collected. View the machinery used to collect and bottle the honey.

Cicada Tracker on SciStarter Photo: FNAL Required Gear: A homemade temperature detector costs about $80 in parts and takes about 2 hours to build.

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