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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 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. News and Information for Geology & Earth Science Glosario Hablado de Términos Genético Inicio Glosario | Versión de texto Diseñado para ayudar a los estudiantes de cualquier nivel a entender mejor los términos genéticos. Basada en la Norma Nacional de Educación en la Ciencia. El Instituto Nacional de Investigación del Genoma Humano (NHGRI) ha creado el Glosario Hablado de Términos Genéticos para ayudar a entender los términos y conceptos utilizados en la investigación genética. Ingrese un término de búsqueda o explore la lista de términos seleccionando una letra del alfabeto a su izquierda y a continuación uno de los términos que aparecen. El Glosario Hablado En la parte inferior de la mayoría de las páginas del Glosario hablado encontrará enlaces que le ayudarán a sacar el máximo partido de este glosario.

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.

Why Do So Many Have Trouble Believing In Evolution? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Sometimes the fossil record comes with teeth: Mapusaurus roseae on display in the "Dinosaurs of Gondwana" exhibit in 2009 at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo. Junko Kimura/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Junko Kimura/Getty Images Sometimes the fossil record comes with teeth: Mapusaurus roseae on display in the "Dinosaurs of Gondwana" exhibit in 2009 at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo. Junko Kimura/Getty Images Updated on Thursday at 1:15 p.m.: After reading your comments, I feel it's important to clarify a couple of points concerning human hereditary descent and horizontal gene transfer. The evidence is clear, as in a February 2009 Gallup Poll, taken on the eve of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birthday, that reported only 39 percent of Americans say they "believe in the theory of evolution," while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and another 36 percent don't have an opinion either way.

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.

National Center for Science Education - Defending the Teaching of Evolution in Public Schools. en español What is Evolution? In the biological sciences, evolution is a scientific theory that explains the emergence of new varieties of living things in the past and in the present; it is not a "theory of origins" about how life began. Evolution accounts for the striking patterns of similarities and differences among living things over time and across habitats through the action of biological processes such as natural selection, mutation, symbiosis, gene transfer, and genetic drift. Evolution has been subjected to scientific testing for over a century and has been (and continues to be) consistently confirmed by evidence from a wide range of fields. The National Center for Science Education is the only national organization devoted to defending the teaching of evolution in public schools. How to Learn about Evolution There are many excellent sources of basic background information on evolution. Another good starting point is this set of FAQs about evolution, from PBS.