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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Exploring the Galapagos Islands

 

Learn all about the Galapagos Islands and how they influenced a 26-year old named Charles Darwin.

http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/assets/swf/1/galapagos/galapagos.swf

For more resources from PBS LearningMedia and NOVA, please visit their website at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/explore-galapagos.html

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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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C‘mon, put some heart into it!

This one is for you, Trisha… Thanks for following our blog! – Anne

Explore the anatomy and other mysteries of the heart in this interactive module.

http://depts.washington.edu/simplant/heartsmarts.htm

For more resources from the University of Washington, please visit their website at: http://www.washington.edu/.

You can learn more about The Hope Heart Institute here: http://www.hopeheart.org/

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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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Eleven birds a-calling

 

Test your knowledge of bird calls by matching these eleven birds with their songs.

http://ecologyexplorers.asu.edu/docs/explorers/flash/birds/birdcalls.swf

For more resources from the Ecology Explorers website, please go to: http://ecologyexplorers.asu.edu/get-started/bird-match-song/

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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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What sea urchins have taught us about cell division & development

 

In this video, researcher Prof. Fred Wilt explains how much we have learned about cell division and development, by studying the sea urchin.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/imaging-station/gal_media/story_assets/urchin_voiceover/urchin_voiceover.swf

For more resources from the Microscope Imaging Station, please visit the Exploratorium website at:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/imaging-station/research/urchin/story_urchin1.php.

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What‘s holding you up?

 

This interactive module and quiz will help you learn the different parts of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae in the axial skeleton.

http://articulate-wom.s3.amazonaws.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/WEBSkeletalAxial-Vertebrae/player.html

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