"Greenhouse effect" and "global warming" are becoming household phrases but how, exactly, are they linked? Explore the interconnections and consequences of climate change.
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.
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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This worksheet prepares students to compare this historic food web of the Chesapeake Bay to the food web of the present day.
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.
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.
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.
It's not surprising that the larger the world's population grows, the more fresh water we consume. But what is surprising is just how much of this precious commodity we've depleted in recent years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unicorns and dragons and Sasquatch, oh my! Continue the investigation of fantastic creatures with this mythological menagerie of books.
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.