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Parts of a Flower

Go beyond petals and leaves! Learn how to identify a flower's stamen, anther, filament, stigma, and more with this illustrated look at the parts of a flower. 

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Who Owns These Bones?

What can scientists know about a creature by examining its bones? And what can they only guess at? Show students with this hands-on activity. 

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SuperScience: Mythical Creatures Revealed

For centuries, people around the world have told stories about dragons, unicorns, and mermaids. See what may have inspired people to believe in these legends.

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Science World: Mythical Creatures Revealed

From fire-breathing dragons to magical unicorns, take a look at four legendary mythical creatures. Then find out what scientists think may have sparked belief in these imaginary animals.

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Is There Biodiversity in Our Backyard?

You just might be surprised by how diverse and interdependent the living things around your school are. Investigate a patch of sidewalk, a grassy or wooded spot, or even someone's front yard.

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Journey to a Black Hole

If you could take a trip to a black hole, would you? Before you answer, take a peek at what you'd encounter. The trip certainly would qualify as adventure travel!

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Culture as Self-Expression

Every November, millions of people celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. ... in a cornucopia of different ways. Look at the role personal expression plays in shaping culture. 

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Go on a Genetic Journey Quiz

Can you curl your tongue? Do you have a "hitchhiker's thumb?" Investigate which of these four traits you share—and which of them are rare. 

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