Science Education - Research & Training - NIH NIH Home > Research & Training Resources for Students Featured Site: NIAMS Kids Pages Live Model Books Pose Tool A Pose is usually a collection of photos of a model in one position. For example, a nude model standing in the contrapposto position or the T-pose will be photographed from 24 different angles (once every 15-degrees as the model is rotated). Those 24 art reference photos are collected into one "Pose." When the project first started, we imagined our customers as sculptors. They would be looking for anatomy reference photos and also traditional male and female nude artist's model photos but they would need to see all around the figure to create a complete sculpture. Tree of Life Web Project The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny). Each page contains information about a particular group, e.g., salamanders, segmented worms, phlox flowers, tyrannosaurs, euglenids, Heliconius butterflies, club fungi, or the vampire squid. ToL pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life. Starting with the root of all Life on Earth and moving out along diverging branches to individual species, the structure of the ToL project thus illustrates the genetic connections between all living things.
Fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) « Teaching Biology The Lampyridae Raffinesque 1815 are the beetles commonly known as fireflies and lightning bugs. There are over 2000 species in over 100 genera, with this being a quarter of the expected diversity (Viviani, 2001). They’re found all over the world and in all sorts of habitats, including aquatic ones (Fu et al., 2005). Their classification has classically not followed a phylogenetic system – as McDermott (1964) wrote, their classification “should not be construed as indicating phylogenetic relationship”. Of course, I don’t agree with such a view, being a paraphyly-hating systematist rather than a taxonomist.
Frog Life Cycle Recycled Craft This recycled craft is perfect for reviewing a frog's life cycle with kids! It is easy for the children to transform the tadpole into a frog as they retell the process in their own words! This post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you click through to Amazon from this page and purchase anything, we will get a small profit for referring you without any additional cost to you! Remarkable animal and plant life cycles - science(2,3,4) - ABC Splash - Add this to your favourites Remarkable animal and plant life cycles Find out about animals such as mammals that give birth to live young. Find out what's special about marsupials and the strange monotremes.
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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. We'd like to know where you're coming from. If you've used this site for a class project or browsing for fun, add yourself to our map and communicate with other "ecogeeks"
Fighting infection with vaccines - Science (9) - ABC Splash - Overview Explore historical and modern efforts to battle human infectious diseases. Watch re-enactments of the experiments of Edward Jenner, who pioneered vaccination, and of Louis Pasteur's work showing how microbes cause infection. Peer down the microscope to see the microbial world that wreaks havoc on human health.
Climate Effects on Human Evolution This article explores the hypothesis that key human adaptations evolved in response to environmental instability. This idea was developed during research conducted by the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program. Natural selection was not always a matter of ‘survival of the fittest’ but also survival of those most adaptable to changing surroundings. (Illustrations for this article coming soon.) Background Paleoanthropologists – scientists who study human evolution – have developed a variety of ideas concerning how environmental conditions may have stimulated long-term human evolutionary change.