Virus Structure Virus Structure Viruses are not plants, animals, or bacteria, but they are the quintessential parasites of the living kingdoms. Although they may seem like living organisms because of their prodigious reproductive abilities, viruses are not living organisms in the strict sense of the word. Without a host cell, viruses cannot carry out their life-sustaining functions or reproduce. They cannot synthesize proteins, because they lack ribosomes and must use the ribosomes of their host cells to translate viral messenger RNA into viral proteins. Viruses cannot generate or store energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), but have to derive their energy, and all other metabolic functions, from the host cell. The Geniverse Lab Copyright© Copyright The Concord Consortium Record Link <a href="stem-resources/geniverse-demo">The Concord Consortium. Geniverse Demo. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2011, March 14.
Events The ocean contains a universe of small wonders, an interconnected web of life. Marine microbes are the root of all this life. Below is a simplifed version of how energy and matter are transferred in the ocean. American Field Guide The American Field Guide site has been retired from pbs.org and is no longer available Produced in 2001 by Oregon Public Broadcasting, American Field Guide was an early experiment in online video for PBS. A unique local-national partnership, AFG presented a curated collection of over 1400 outdoors and recreation videos, produced by nearly 30 local stations around the country. Many of the programs and videos featured on AFG are still available through local station websites. Below is a list of participating programs and stations.
Are Viruses Alive? Created by George Rice, Montana State University "Viruses straddle the definition of life. They lie somewhere between supra molecular complexes and very simple biological entities. Science Classroom Lessons Snicker's Science Playdoh Mountains (Student worksheet provided) Ride the Rock Cycle Mighty Minerals (Student worksheets provided) Sand Hunt (Student worksheet provided) Simply Sediments (Student worksheet provided) Rock and Roll - Building Earthquake Proof Homes Plate Tectonics - Pick-A-Project (Student worksheet provided) Weather Lessons (Student worksheets provided) Don't miss ..."Digging Into Science - An exploration of paleontology" - Visit this area for details on creating a "dinosaur dig" for your students and an assortment of lesson to explore the world of dinosaurs and fossils! Visit my ISM Geology Online page for more lessons about rocks and minerals, such as GeoHunt, Sediment Sleuths, and Project Geode! Join the Middle School Earth Science E-group! Visit for more details!
Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology The Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology is a world-renowned marine research institute of the School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Situated on Moku o Lo'e (Coconut Island) in Kane‘ohe Bay, HIMB provides excellent opportunities for tropical marine research located just 15 miles from the main campus and downtown Honolulu. HIMB offers cutting edge research facilities for faculty, students, and visiting scientists coupled with convenient access to a diverse range of marine environments. For example, Coconut Island is surrounded by 64 acres of coral reef designated by the state of Hawai‘i for research activities only as the Hawai‘i Marine Laboratory Refuge. Research at HIMB covers many disciplines of tropical marine science such as coral ecology, biogeochemistry, and evolutionary genetics.
NOVA The Great Math Mystery “The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics to the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand... Read Full Post From Nature of Reality | Apr 13, 2015 How Preschool Can Make You Smarter and Healthier There was a sense of idealism in the air in 1971 when Craig Ramey, a psychologist in his late 20s with a newly minted Ph.D., took...