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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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

Centrioles, lysosomes, microvilli & Co.

 

Learn about centrioles, lysosomes, microvilli and other parts of the animal cell in this interactive module.

https://www.wisc-online.com/LearningContent/ap11403/index.html

(Content author: Dr. Gerald Heins; Content Developer: Tim Gremore)

For more resources from Wisc-Online, please visit their website:

https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/natural-science/life-science/ap11403/a-typical-animal-cell

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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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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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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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Faces of the Ebola response

 

This interactive module is a tribute to the teachers, health care workers, social workers, journalists and politicians who are working hard to contain the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

http://www.jackievannice.com/challenge_54_faces/story.html

This interactive module was developed by Jackie Van Nice (http://www.jackievannice.com/). It features content and photographs that were originally presented by The World Health Organization (WHO), on their website:

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/photos/ebola-portraits/en/

For more information on the Ebola virus, please visit the World Health Organization (WHO) website:

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/

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The bacteria, fungi & other micro-organisms that call us home

 

Learn about the bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms that maintain human health.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/media/multimedia/0612-human-microbiome/index.html

For more resources from Scientific American, please visit their website at: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/microbiome-graphic-explore-human-microbiome/

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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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