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Chapter 2 - Parents and Offspring




Unit A - Diversity of Life

  • Chapter 2 - Parents and Offspring

How do living things reproduce?

Article Butterfly Metamorphosis The butterfly begins life as an egg, emerges as a caterpillar, and then undergoes a complete change in body form during development. Article Who Are the Plants? There are 10 divisions in the plant kingdom. Learn more about the orders in the kingdom Plantae. Diagram 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... Article Aspen: A Keystone Species By keeping a nature journal, this 16-year-old from Colorado quickly saw how aspens support and sustain biodiversity. Learn more about... Article Saguaro Cactus: From Life to Death 2003 Young Naturalist Award-winning essay - Journey to the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona with this seventh-grader for an up-close... Article Life in a Vernal Pool Come exploring with this 9th-grader from Texas as she watches a thriving vernal pool habitat rise up from an area of dried-up muddy... Educator Materials What Do You Know About Genetics? How much do you know about what makes you you? Test your genetics knowledge with this interactive quiz. Then, take a nurturing look... Staff Frozen in Time (Science World) Meet an AMNH scientist who manages one of the world's largest frozen tissue collections. Then take a peek inside her cryovats, where... Educator Materials What Makes You, YOU Nature + Nurture = You! While it may look like a simple equation, the combination of your genes and your environment is actually... Educator Materials 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... Article Around the World with DNA Travel around the world with museum scientists. First stop Madagascar, where you'll meet a species of whales with fingerprint-like... Special Exhibition Frogs: A Chorus of Colors Explore the rich diversity of frogs and learn about their evolution, biology, and the threats they face today. May 18, 2013 — January 5, 2014 Special Exhibition The Butterfly Conservatory More than 500 free-flying tropical butterflies of every color fill the room. October 6, 2018 — May 27, 2019 Educator Materials Resources For Educators: Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins Humans, like all species, are a product of evolution. Help students understand the evolutionary story of our taxonomic family with...