100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body The Brain The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Hair and Nails While they’re not a living part of your body, most people spend a good amount of time caring for their hair and nails. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. Internal Organs Though we may not give them much thought unless they’re bothering us, our internal organs are what allow us to go on eating, breathing and walking around. The largest internal organ is the small intestine. Bodily Functions We may not always like to talk about them, but everyone has to deal with bodily functions on a daily basis. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph. Sex and Reproduction As taboo as it may be in some places, sex is an important part of human life as a facet of relationships and the means to reproduce. Senses
Concept Cartoons Concept cartoons är ett bedömningsstöd och inspirationsmaterial för de naturorienterande ämnena i årskurs 1-9. Materialet bygger på teckningar där elever uttrycker sina tankar om olika fenomen eller sammanhang i vardagen. Meningen är att de ska väcka intresse, skapa diskussioner och stimulera naturvetenskapligt tänkande. Skolverket har i ett avtal med utgivaren i England, Millgate House Education Ltd, fått rättigheter att översätta Concept Cartoons till svenska och erbjuda materialet för lärare som undervisar i de naturvetenskapliga ämnena. Materialet är därför lösenordsskyddat och finns i Skolverkets bedömningsportal. Ladda ned materialet För att ladda ner Concept cartoons nedan krävs användarnamn och lösenord. Ladda ned Concept cartoons Skolverkets bedömningsportal Nedan hittar du en lathund för hur du packar upp och startar programmet. Ladda ned lathund för installation av Concept cartoons (275 kB) Att arbeta med Concept cartoons Exempel på hur du kan använda Concept Cartoons i klassrummet
More Beta Cells, More Insulin, Less Diabetes Caption: Betatrophin, a natural hormone produced in liver and fat cells, triggers the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas to replicateCredit: Douglas Melton and Peng Yi Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has arguably reached epidemic levels in this country; between 22 and 24 million people suffer from the disease. But now there’s an exciting new development: scientists at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have discovered a hormone that might slow or stop the progression of diabetes . T2D is the most common type of diabetes, accounting for about 95% of cases. The hallmark is high blood sugar. It is linked to obesity, which increases the body’s demand for more and more insulin. Treating diabetes costs the U.S. a veritable fortune. The NIH-funded researchers set out to try to identify a signal that seems to be sent by the liver to the beta cells when the insulin receptor is blocked and blood glucose levels rise. It’s not every day that a new and important hormone is discovered! References:
W. Norton & Company | Discover Biology, 3 ed. 8.1: Tutorial: Photosynthesis This tutorial explores how plants and other photosynthetic organisms capture energy from sunlight and store it inside energy carriers, such as ATP and sugars, in the form of chemical bonds. 8.1a: Process Animation: Photosynthesis: The Flow of Energy » View animation 8.1b: Process Animation: Photosynthesis: Overview of Reactions » View animation 8.1c: Process Animation: Photosynthesis: The Light Reactions » View animation 8.1d: Process Animation: Photosynthesis: Carbon Fixation Reactions » View animation 8.2a: Process Animation: Catabolism: Glycolysis » View animation 8.2b: Process Animation: Catabolism: The Citric Acid Cycle » View animation 8.2c: Process Animation: Catabolism: Oxidative Phosphorylation » View animation 8.2d: Process Animation: Catabolism: Aerobic versus Anaerobic Respiration » View animation
Evolution Games, Labs, Acivities Evolution Living things change over time! Learn about and review the mechanisms that cause genetic change in populations, as well as several lines of evidence for change over time. Also, explore how organisms are classified into groups and named. Evolution Video Games, Virtual Labs & Activities Snurfle Islands! Create a Snurfle with awesome adaptations and test his survival in several challenging island environments! Angry Aliens: Evolution Angry aliens are invading earth!
Concept Cartoons These concept cartoons were developed by Dianne Anderson and Kathleen Fisher (2002) as prompts for eliciting discussion about ideas in evolution. They can also be used as assessment tools. The cartoons are best suited for college non-majors and pre-college classes. The incorrect statements in the cartoons are derived from common naive conceptions. Cartoons can be downloaded in PDF format and can be transferred to transparencies or paper copies so long as the copyright notation to Anderson and Fisher is retained. For comments or questions please contact email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
NH Field Investigation Models Using Field Investigations to Model Scientific Inquiry State and national science standards emphasize the importance of inquiry and problem-solving for today’s students. Field investigations offer rich opportunities for students to practice inquiry in engaging and authentic ways. Key steps in field investigations mirror the inquiry process. Beyond Data Collection Just as New Hampshire is gifted with abundant natural resources, so too do we benefit from plentiful scientific field investigations. Data collectedPrincipal investigators and primary contactsStudy begin and end datesResearch questionHow the data answers the questionSubset of data in a spreadsheetData collection protocolExamples of data analysis, including graphsExamples of questions for data analysisDefinitions and additional resources Maximum and minimum air temperature data collected at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Field Investigation Model HB Max Min Air Temp.pdf HB Max Min Air Temp Data.xls Useful Links
Biology For Kids - KidsBiology.com 9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle The use of word clouds in the classroom is a powerful way to really get through to visual learners. The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them. A quick note: Wordle is quite easily the most popular word cloud generator out there. It’s free and easy to use. Tagul Several features that do not figure in Wordle are incorporated in Tagul .For example, you have the option of choosing personalized shapes and multiple fonts to be used in your cloud. ABC Ya This application is very much like Wordle and operates the way Wordle operates. Tag Crowd This application gives you access to see frequency of words. Word It Out Word It Out helps create word clouds from any text, similar to the way Wordle does. Make Word Mosaic This one is from Image Chef and is one of the best creative tools you can find for your classroom. Wordsift TagCloudGenerator The moment you enter a website address, this tool takes you there.
Potatis Wikipedia Sättpotatis av sorten Early Rose med groddar. De tre största potatisproducerande länderna 2007 var Kina (72 miljoner ton), Ryssland (36,7 miljoner ton) och Indien (26 miljoner ton). De tre toppkonsumerande länderna per capita och år 2005 var Vitryssland (181 kg per capita), Kirgizistan (143 kg per capita) och Ukraina (136 kg per capita). Växten potatis[redigera | redigera wikitext] Potatisplanta med frukt. Alla delar av potatisväxten ovan jord är giftiga för människan på grund av sina höga halter av solanin. Potatisen är en flerårig ört med parflikiga blad. Stamknölarna[redigera | redigera wikitext] De ätbara stamknölarna växer under mark och är oftast vita, gula, eller rosa. Historik[redigera | redigera wikitext] Namnet potatis[redigera | redigera wikitext] I norra och sydligaste Sverige (Jämtland, Medelpad, Skåne och västra Blekinge) kallas de (jord-)päror. I Tyskland kom samma knöl att få namnet "kartoffel(n)" och den tyska påverkan på svenskan var mycket stor vid denna tid.
Cuttlefish: Chameleons of the Sea Butterfly Life Cycle: Article with Lots of Pictures Bees in Hive The Butterfly Life Cycle Let’s explore a butterfly’s life cycle in detail, including all four stages of life. All butterflies have "complete metamorphosis." To grow into an adult they go through 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Butterfly Eggs on a Leaf A butterfly starts life as a very small, round, oval or cylindrical egg. Butterfly eggs are usually laid on the leaves of plants, so if you are actively searching for these very tiny eggs, you will have to take some time and examine quite a few leaves in order to find some. Butterfly Caterpillar When the egg finally hatches, most of you would expect for a butterfly to emerge, right? When the egg hatches, the caterpillar will start his work and eat the leaf they were born onto. Caterpillars need to eat and eat so they can grow quickly. Caterpillar Becoming a Chrysalis The pupa stage is one of the coolest stages of a butterfly’s life. Monarch Caterpillar Becoming a Chrysalis Butterfly Emerging from a Chrysalis Google +