Liter of Light

Liter of Light

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Liter of Light is a global, grassroots movement committed to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity. Through a network of partnerships around the world, Liter of Light volunteers teach marginalized communities how to use recycled plastic bottles and locally sourced materials to illuminate their homes, businesses and streets. Liter of Light has installed more than 350,000 bottle lights in more than 15 countries and taught green skills to empower grassroots entrepreneurs at every stop.

http://literoflight.org/

Videos: https://youtu.be/PZEo5JURxFc; https://youtu.be/o-Fpsw_yYPg

How to build a Solar Bottle Bulb to be installed in a roof:

Video: https://youtu.be/i5YQ4t5apPM

PDF: http://literoflight.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Liter_Of_Light-How_to_build_a_Solar_Bottle_Bulb-English.pdf

 

Voices in the Sea

 

Learn all about baleen whales, dolphins, sperm whales, pinnipeds, beaked whales, belugas, narwhals and porpoises with this interactive website.

http://cetus.ucsd.edu/voicesinthesea_org/species/baleenWhales/blue.html

For more resources from the Voices in the Sea website, please go to:

http://cetus.ucsd.edu/voicesinthesea_org/

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Reviving the Rain Forests of the Sea

 

“Coral reefs cover only about 0.1% of the world’s oceans, but 50% of the species that live in the ocean live on a coral reef at some point in their life.” This quote is from this 26-minute video documentary focusing on protecting the coral reefs near the island of Curacao in the Caribbean. This is the fifth film in an award-winning series of Pace University student documentaries on environmental themes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py9xpwhoBuI

For other videos in the series, please go to:

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/?s=shrimp+pace+university+luskay+documentary

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Flipping cell biology on its head

 

This Cell Biology Flipped Classroom Course was developed by Professor Jonathan Scholey and iBiology. Here you will find all of the course materials including the iBioSeminars (high quality video lectures), discussion questions, and assignments.

http://www.ibiology.org/ibioeducation/taking-courses/cell-biology-flipped-course.html

For more resources from iBiology, please visit their website: http://www.ibiology.org/

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The ABCs of DNA

 

Explore the science behind the key concepts of DNA through animations, videos and questions in this interactive module.

http://www.dnaftb.org/4/index.html

For more resources from the DNA Learning Center, please visit their website: http://www.dnaftb.org/

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Other related resources:

Interactive learning module on DNA from Annenberg Learner: https://www.learner.org/interactives/dna/index.html

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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Understanding the biology of cancer

 

This 11-minute video-animation describes the biological processes that are involved in the development, growth and spread of cancer.

http://www.cancerquest.org/images/FLV/fullDocumentary/English/fullDocInterfaceEng.swf

For more interactive resources from CancerQuest, please visit their website at: http://www.cancerquest.org/.

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So, you think you know your sharks?

(This one is for you, Ashley. Thanks for following our blog! – Anne)

This resource from GEERG highlights the sharks, skates and rays of the St. Lawrence. It also includes photos, videos and maps of 87 species of sharks, 28 species of rays & skates and 3 species of Chimaeras („ghost sharks“).

http://www.geerg.ca/sharks1.html

For more information on the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG), please visit their website: http://www.geerg.ca/

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Protists – Cells in the Sea

 

This video from the Plankton Chronicles showcases the Protists, the single cell organisms which are the ancestors of all plants and animals.

http://www.planktonchronicles.org/en/episode/protists-cells-in-the-sea

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