BUILDING BIG: Home Page Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston. Here are the main features of the site: Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels. The Labs Try your hand at our interactive engineering labs. 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.
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. Discover The Forest Start Your Own Adventures... The forest and the outdoors are a place for adventure, learning, fun, and discovery! There are so many possibilities. It might be tough deciding where to begin. Lawrence Hall of Science - 24/7 Science How fast does the wind blow? What makes things sticky? Where do insects live and plants grow? What is the best way to clean up the environment? Discovery Education Science e-Book Reading Passages Leveled informational science text and reading passages specific to each content area with audio support Fun-Damentals Gain the basic background knowledge necessary to begin study of a science topic through an inquiry-based introduction with audio support
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. Each stage has a different goal - for instance, caterpillars need to eat a lot, and adults need to reproduce. 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.
Animal Web Cams The National Zoo is home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. Our best known residents are our giant pandas, but great apes, big cats, Asian elephants, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, aquatic animals, small mammals, and many others can be found at the Zoo. You can take a virtual visit to the Zoo any day of the week by tuning into our live web cams, which feature many of the Zoo's animals.
Human Body, Human Body Information Beyond the Brain What goes on within the human skull is more complex and fantastic than anyone imagined. And scientists are finding ways to delve even deeper into what we know of the mind. Mending Broken Hearts Cheeseburgers, smoking, stress—risk factors for heart disease, a malady reaching global epidemic proportions. Now, discoveries about genetic triggers may help us spot trouble before it starts. Unmasking Skin Equal parts armor, air-conditioning system, and genetic heritage, skin is more than skin-deep.
Amusement Park Physics Design a Roller Coaster Try your hand at designing your own roller coaster. You will be building a conceptual coaster using the physics concepts that are used to design real coasters. 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).