Discuss how scientists define populations, and the consequences of inbreeding in animal populations like the Florida panther and purebred dogs and horses, and in human populations like the Amish and the Habsburg royal family.
Students use maps and rulers to analyze the genetic data that Dr. Epps collected from the bighorn sheep.
Classroom Activity, Lesson Plan
Students draw genetic data onto maps and make conclusions about which sheep populations are affected by highways.
Use Science Bulletins videos to explore other examples of disrupted habitats and populations. See how daily life affects wood turtles, seabirds, monarch butterflies, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida panthers, and badgers.
Use Science Bulletins media to explore other examples of disrupted abiotic and biotic factors.
"Greenhouse effect" and "global warming" are becoming household phrases but how, exactly, are they linked? Explore the interconnections and consequences of climate change.
What is a telescope's focal point, and why is knowing its location so important to astronomers? Grab a flashlight, an empty soda bottle, and a few other supplies; then find out.
For most of human history, recording a star meant describing it with words or drawing a picture. The 19th-century invention of photography changed that—only to be revolutionized by digital imaging.
All the color photos of astronomical phenomena that we see in magazines and books begin as three separate images—one red, one green, and one blue. Explore how CCD cameras and their color filters work.
A 2-D map is a great guide here on Earth—and virtually worthless for finding your way around in outer space. Take a 3-D look at mapping our solar system and universe.