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New Englanders have a saying: "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." Weather forecasts may be more stable in other parts of the world, but the basic idea stands. Weather is dynamic, the product of interacting forces we are only beginning to understand. Witness the weather extremes caused by El Niño in 1997 and 1998. El Niño raised water temperatures in the Pacific and the effects were felt worldwide: crop failures, disease outbreaks, excess snow, or too little rain. Journalists have painted a picture of El Niño as an isolated event, a freak weather occurrence. Weather may change on a daily basis, but climate changes over geologic time. Join us as we explore the forces behind the weather.

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Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms Glossary Home | Text Version Designed to help learners at any level better understand genetic terms Guided by national science standards Explained by scientists at the NIH The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms. Enter a search term or explore the list of terms by selecting a letter from the alphabet on the left and then select from the terms revealed. (A text-only version is available from here.)

Early Theories of Evolution: Darwin and Natural Selection Most educated people in Europe and the Americas during the 19th century had their first full exposure to the concept of evolution through the writings of Charles Darwin . Clearly, he did not invent the idea. That happened long before he was born. However, he carried out the necessary research to conclusively document that evolution has occurred and then made the idea acceptable for scientists and the general public.

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Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids Why do clouds form at different heights in the atmosphere?The characteristics of clouds are dictated by the elements available, including the amount of water vapor, the temperatures at that height, the wind, and the interplay of other air masses. How is fog formed?There are many different types of fog, but fog is mostly formed when southerly winds bring warm, moist air into a region, possibly ending a cold outbreak. As the warm, moist air flows over much colder soil or snow, dense fog often forms. Warm, moist air is cooled from below as it flows over a colder surface.

The Energy Story - Introduction Energy is one of the most fundamental parts of our universe. We use energy to do work. Energy lights our cities. Ourselves, Science, Key Stage 1 - Interactive Whiteboard Resources Our BodiesFlash An excellent lesson on naming the parts of the human body. Ourselves Science ClipsFlash For 5 - 6 year olds, this site looks at differences between living and non-living things, the names of the main body parts of humans and animals and how animals move in different ways.

chemicool Here’s a look at the remarkable properties of ten of the periodic table’s elements. The first on our list was hailed as the philosophers’ stone when it was discovered. 1. Evolution activities - Charlie's Playhouse Tree of Life Fly through a giant tree of life and click on creatures to see how we're all related. Some creatures have cool 360-degree models. Devolve Me Upload a photo of your face and see what you would look like as a Neanderthal or other human ancestor. Freaky!

Psychology 101 at AllPsych Online Introduction and Authorship Welcome to Psychology 101. Have a seat and make yourself comfortable, we are about to start class. Psych 101 is a general psychology text adapted to an online guided format.