Coral Bleaching

 

This animation from HHMI Interactive shows you how coral bleaching occurs. Reef-building corals rely on the photosynthetic algae inside their cells for their survival.

For more resources from the HHMI Interactive website, please go to:

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/coral-bleaching

Coral Bleaching - Animation from HHMI Interactive

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The healing power of nature

 

In this interactive module, find out how plants, mold and bacteria have helped us to develop painkillers, antibiotics and other medications.

http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/assets/swf/1/gallery/flash-gallery-2007.swf?init_file=natures-pharmacy

For more resources from PBS LearningMedia and NOVA, please visit their website at: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/drey07.sci.phys.matter.naturepharmacy/natures-pharmacy/

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Heavy metal, gassy or just highly reactive?

 

Learn all about carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and their (sometimes very unstable) neighbours in this interactive periodic table of the elements.

http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table

For more resources from the Royal Society of Chemistry, please visit their website at:

http://www.rsc.org/

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Other related resources:

Periodic table (interactive learning module) from Scientific American

Periodic table (interactive learning module) from Annenberg Learner

 

 

 

 

How to build a deck with bacteria

 

Did you know that bacteria can make plastic by consuming wastewater? This plastic can then be used to make a more environmentally-friendly composite board, a type of lumber.

This interactive module will show you the many, incredible ways bacteria help us in everyday life.

http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/assets/swf/1/gallery/flash-gallery-2007.swf?init_file=putting-bacteria-to-work

For more resources from PBS LearningMedia and NOVA scienceNOW, please visit their website at: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvsn5.sci.bio.bacteria/putting-bacteria-to-work/

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One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

(With thanks to Dr. Seuss, for the great title…)

Here’s something for the kid in all of us. Play this interactive game to learn about different species of freshwater and ocean fish, as well as about the threat of mercury and PCB contamination.

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/asset/envh10_int_fishkids/

For more resources from PBS Learning Media, please visit their website at: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

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Where do polar bears and penguins live?

 

Although intended for younger learners, this fun and interactive game, “Polar Opposites”, tests your knowledge of the Arctic and Antarctica.

https://www.cresis.ku.edu/sites/default/files/Education/K-12/Games/PolarOpposites/PolarOppositesPopOut.html

This resource was created and designed by Kuang Chen Hsu at CReSIS. For more information on CReSIS (Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets), please visit their website at: https://www.cresis.ku.edu/content/education/k-12/games/polar-opposites

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How bacteria help us put food on the table

 

Learn how a few species of bacteria, called nitrogen-fixers, convert nitrogen gas into a form of nitrogen that other organisms, like plants, can use to make proteins and DNA.

http://bcs.whfreeman.com/thelifewire9e/default.asp#542578__640280__

This resource comes from the Companion Website for the 9th Edition of “Life: The Science of Biology”. For other similar resources, please visit their website: http://bcs.whfreeman.com/thelifewire9e/default.asp#t_542578____

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Exploring clouds through a paintbrush

 

In this fun and interactive module, you will learn about different types of clouds and how they have contributed to some famous paintings.

http://www.windows2universe.org/art_and_music/cloud_art/clouds.swf

For more resources from the Windows to the Universe website, please go to: http://www.windows2universe.org/

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The world‘s oldest & deepest lake

 

In this interactive map, you can explore the fauna and flora of Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest lake in the world.

http://baikalake.ru/en/map/#

For more information, please visit the Environmental Monitoring of Lake Baikal website: http://baikalake.ru/en/

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Tornadoes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes

 

Explore tornadoes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes with this interactive resource from National Geographic.

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/multimedia/interactive/forces-of-nature/

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