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Keeping a Field Journal

Field journals are incredibly important to researchers. In fact, many can't imagine doing science without them. Learn how to create your own valuable journal.

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Stargazing

There are thousands of stars in the night sky. Hidden among them are constellations and planets. How many can you find? Record your sightings in a stellar sky journal.

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Global Grocery

Have you ever wondered what gives chocolate its flavor? Or where olive oil comes from? You might be surprised to learn just how far some of the items in your shopping bag have traveled.

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Who Are the Plants?

There are 10 divisions in the plant kingdom. The largest order, flowering plants, has 235,000 species. The smallest, gingkoes, has a single species. Learn more about the orders in the kingdom Plantae.

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Types of Compound Leaves

Is your compound leaf pinnate or palmate? And if it's pinnate, is it pinnate odd, pinnate even, or twice pinnate? Find the answers easily with this illustrated guide.

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Types of Antennae

Arthropods may use antennae to touch, smell, and even hear the world. But that doesn't mean that all of these appendages look the same. From featherlike to clubbed, see the wide variety of antennae.

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Tree of Life

Investigate circular and 3D cladograms to see how scientists keep track of species and their evolutionary relationships. 

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Bio-Benefits

Can you imagine living on a planet without biodiversity? What in the world would you wear—or eat? See how biodiversity gives us many of life's necessities. 

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Life in the City

Even the busiest of cities are buzzing with biodiversity. Take a virtual stroll through a city park for a close-up look at some of the inhabitants you otherwise might not notice.

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Draw a Monarch

You don't have to be a terrific artist to create a scientific illustration of a monarch butterfly—just willing to take your time researching and re-creating what you find. Learn how.

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