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Classroom Activity

Mapping the Classoom

What's the size of your desk in relation to your teacher's? Or to the chalkboard at the front of the room? Hone your mapping skills with this classroom activity.

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Educator Guide

Isolation and Mate Choice

This discussion explores how artificial boundaries can decrease mate choice, with a specific example of highways limiting mate choice for bighorn sheep.

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Educator Guide, Lesson Plan

Chesapeake Bay Before

This worksheet prepares students to compare this historic food web of the Chesapeake Bay to the food web of the present day.

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Article

Horse Power (Science World)

Some scientists believe the fate of humankind was changed when humans first began to tame the wild horse. Learn more about how horses have shaped our world.

Curriculum Materials

Astronomy Books for Adults

Focus on the best books about astronomy, astrophysics, light, telescopes, digital imaging, and the 3-D universe with this list of recommended titles, suitable for older students and adults.

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Article

Squamate Fun Facts

Did you know that squamates have a third eye? Or that the Gila Monster and the Bearded Lizard are the only two known venomous lizards? Discover more interesting facts about squamates.

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Curriculum Materials

Spectrum of Habitats

Did you know that the world's deserts keep expanding each year? Or that islands have the highest animal extinction rate—75 percent? Take a closer look at the major habitats found on Earth.

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Activity

Science Explorations: Journey Into Space

Gravity helps form the stars and planets and helps keep them in orbit. Yet, it can also cause these objects to collide. Explore the many ways gravity shapes—and reshapes—the universe.

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Diagram

Leaf Shape

More than likely with a good guess you could detect a heart-shaped leaf from one that's oval or narrow. But do you know how to recognize a leaf that has a lobed or divided shape? Learn how. 

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