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Project Noah was created to provide people of all ages with a simple, easy-to-use way to share their experiences with wildlife. By encouraging your students to share their observations and contribute to Project Noah missions, you not only help students to reconnect with nature, you provide them with real opportunities to make a difference. Once you're registered as a teacher, you can create a new place-based mission for your students. Get them excited about nature by experiencing wildlife observation first-hand. Teacher Account 23 students 195 spottings Creating a classroom mission Name your new mission Focus on a wildlife category Set mission location and region Add a classroom to your mission Save and create your new mission 23 participants All wildlife Project Noah makes it easy for you to manage your created missions and keep track of your students' observations. 12 spottings 2 missions Student Account I'm a 4th grade student and these are some of my wildlife spottings. Managing your classroom

The Great Nature Project Biodiversity refers to all the different kinds of living organisms within a given area and the roles they play in their ecosystems. Biodiversity includes plants, animals, fungi, and other living things—everything from towering redwood trees to tiny insects. Biodiversity is important to people in many ways. Plants, for instance, help humans by giving off oxygen. Biodiversity is especially important to the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Ecosystems with a lot of biodiversity are also stronger and more resistant to disaster than those with fewer species. All species are interconnected. To learn more about biodiversity, visit National Geographic’s Education website. We’re creating a global biodiversity snapshot!

Learnist: A Helpful Tool on the Road to Inquiry The meaningful and careful use of technology is one of the most significant conversations in education today. When educators offer students greater access to knowledge through technology, and encourage them to use that knowledge to inquire about the world around them and beyond, they are providing students a chance to succeed in even the toughest conditions. I teach eighth- and tenth-grade English and sixth-grade Speech/Drama for Stockton Collegiate International Schools. Our mission is to "offer the rigorous, relevant and practical International Baccalaureate (IB) curricula and methodology to urban students grades K-12 in order to prepare them for post-secondary education and global citizenship in the 21st century" and to "enable students to become literate, self-motivated, competent, lifelong learners by providing a multi-cultural, student- centered environment." Although our school is only in its third year, we are already making a mark on the community.

Wind Map An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. If the map is missing or seems slow, we recommend the latest Chrome browser. Surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database. If you're looking for a weather map, or just want more detail on the weather today, see these more traditional maps of temperature and wind.

BIOTECH Science360 - The Knowledge Network Scientists create 'tree of life' mapping all known bird species mongabay.com November 02, 2012 Click image to enlarge Scientists have created an evolutionary maps for all the world's nearly 10,000 bird species. The 'tree of life' is published in the current issue of the journal Nature. The international team researchers used DNA-sequencing data — when available — to show the evolutionary relationships between living bird species. It also shows bird speciation rates across time and geographies. "We have built the first ever family tree showing the evolutionary relationship among the species of birds. However while the effort is impressive, some biologists are cautious about the map given that there is no genetic data for many species, according to a report published in Nature News. “This is a conceptually brilliant attempt to link space with time while crafting a complete phylogeny,” Trevor Price, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago in Illinois, told Nature News. The authors say the study could help prioritize conservation efforts.

Learnist for Educators » Online College.org Several months ago I registered for an account with Learnist, one of the more recent of a growing number of options for managing and sharing web-based resources. There’s no avoiding, at least from where I’m sitting, the popularity of tools like this among educators looking for better ways to not only track current trends, but also engage students. Similar to Pinterest, “a virtual pinboard” where you can “organize and share the things you love,” Learnist is also structured with online boards that feature visually appealing layouts. Learnist’s more focused mission is to “make it easy to share what you know and learn new things.” Currently, Learnist requires an invitation for new registration, but it’s easy enough to submit a request online. In the Classroom … Through the creation of “learn boards” with posted “learnings,” instructors at all levels of education are finding ways to implement Learnist as a resource for students in their online and off-line courses. … and Beyond

Biology - Homework and Study Help - Free help with your Biology homework Can I take a course at HippoCampus for credit? How do I enroll in a course at HippoCampus? Are there any fees to take your courses? How do I make a comment or ask a question? How do I get individual help with my homework assignment? What are the preferred texts? How can I use HippoCampus in my classroom? How can I use HippoCampus in my home school? Can I use the resources you have available for my homeschoolers? Do you know of any wet lab resources to accompany HippoCampus content? Is there a script, app, or something that can be used to track student use of HippoCampus? Can I share my HippoCampus content with my fellow teachers? Can I download the video? Can I change the size of the video window? Why won't the Environmental Science animations play? What if my page scroll bars or "submit" button are not showing? I can't find closed captioning. Where does the content from your site come from? There is an error in the multimedia presentation. How do I report a course errata item? No. AP Course Ledger

Texas Nature Trackers More than ever, people are interested in watching and learning about Texas wildlife. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, along with other partners, offers Texans the opportunity to do just that while making valuable contributions to the conservation of animal and plant species in the state. Texas Nature Trackers, associated with the Texas Master Naturalist Program, is a citizen-science monitoring effort designed to involve volunteers of all ages and interest levels in gathering scientific data on species of concern in Texas. Through Texas Nature Trackers projects, you can learn how to gather data about various species found on public lands or on your own property.

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