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Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

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. The Talking Glossary At the bottom of most pages in the Talking Glossary are links to help you get the most out of this glossary. Related:  G6Biology, Ecology, Life Science

Exhibits Collection -- Weather 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. Weather may change on a daily basis, but climate changes over geologic time. Join us as we explore the forces behind the weather. Animals www.kidcyberteachers.com.au Need help planning classroom activities? Go here to the kidcyber resources for teachers website and find a collection of practical, low cost teaching materials in a variety of curriculum areas to help you 'put it all together'. Our units cost just a few dollars, making it possible for you to buy your own copy. We would like to continue to write for you but we need the few dollars for each copy to make a living and keep our site online. Many thanks Ron & Shirley The following are now available: A Storytelling Guide: Ideas and activities to get you started as a storyteller. Looking at Thailand: A cross-curriculum unit that guides students in years 3 - 6 to investigate aspects of Thai culture and society using inquiry learning. All kinds of bears: An inquiry learning based cross-curricula unit about bears for Years K - 6. Fonix is Phun! And in preparation: Looking at Vietnam; Looking at Indonesia.

Planets For Kids - Solar System Facts and Astronomy Teacher Resources - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center The Wildflower Center provides instructors with materials to use both in the classroom and in the field. Most of the lessons in the Exploring the Native Plant World curriculum and youth activities apply to visits to the Wildflower Center, but many can be used in a more general setting. Please see below for more information and to download the curriculum. Click here for Youth Activities. Visiting the Wildflower Center with your Youth Group Requests for youth group visits can be made by visiting the Youth Group Visit Request page (click here). Exploring the Native Plant World Curriculum Wildflower Center staff developed the Exploring the Native Plant World curriculum for grades Pre-K through Sixth, integrating sciences and the liberal arts.

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. Energy powers our vehicles, trains, planes and rockets. Energy warms our homes, cooks our food, plays our music, gives us pictures on television. Energy powers machinery in factories and tractors on a farm. Energy from the sun gives us light during the day. Everything we do is connected to energy in one form or another. Energy is defined as: "the ability to do work." When we eat, our bodies transform the energy stored in the food into energy to do work. Cars, planes, light bulbs, boats and machinery also transform energy into work. Work means moving something, lifting something, warming something, lighting something. There are many sources of energy. The forms of energy we will look at include: Electricity We will also look at turbines and generators, at what electricity is, how energy is sent to users, and how we can decrease or conserve the energy we use.

The Photosynthesis Cycle" The Earth's atmosphere is mostly composed of nitrogen. Oxygen makes up just 21 percent of the air we breathe. Carbon dioxide, argon, ozone, water vapor and other gasses make up a tiny portion of it, as little as 1 percent. But some scientists believe that the Earth's atmosphere would never have contained the oxygen we need without plants. Photosynthesis is a complex reaction. 6CO2 + 12H2O + Light -> C6H12O6 + 6O2+ 6H2O In other words, while we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, plants inhale carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. Without the sun to feed plants (and the plants to release oxygen), we might not have breathable air. Obviously, plants are important, but not just because they give us food to eat and oxygen to breathe.

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. Phosphorus Phosphorus was the first element ever isolated scientifically. In 1669 Hennig Brand evaporated water from urine, then allowed the residue to fester for a few months. When he distilled the residue, one of the substances that appeared was phosphorus. Some alchemists thought Brand had discovered the philosophers’ stone! The Alchemist by Joseph Wright depicts Hennig Brand’s discovery of phosphorus. 2. Carbon forms more compounds than any other element. Carbon’s ability to bond with other elements makes it the ideal basis for life, such as this excited gull. 3. Gold is the most ductile, or drawable, of all metals. Here’s a 100 gram gold bar, shown with a pencil for scale. 4. Palladium has an incredible ability to absorb hydrogen. Palladium’s role was to compress the hydrogen and catalyze the fusion reaction. 5. 6. 7.

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