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Grades 9-12

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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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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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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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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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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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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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