Dichotomous Keys

Fish Identification Game

Fish Identification Game

Plant Identification Game

Plant Identification Game


Frog and butterfly life cycles

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Traits, Behaviors, and Inheritance

A tour through some interesting inherited traits, to see just how rare they are.

What are the instinctive behaviors that we inherit as humans?


Seasonal Behaviors

Monarch Butterfly Winter Migration

Black Bear Hibernation

How do Trees Survive Winter?  A Quick Look at Plant Dormancy

Frozen Froggies!  Watch these frogs freeze solid in winter temperatures, then thaw back out again.


Adaptations


Plants

Timelapse - Radishes respond to light

Sunflowers turning to track the sun, like a student with professional posture

Vines responding to touch by climbing

Plant behavior montage

Plants reaching around for something to coil onto


Food chains

Interdependence activity and quiz

Interdependence activity and quiz

BBC Bitesize food chain game

BBC Bitesize food chain game

Collection of food chain games

Collection of food chain games

A food chain is a great way to illustrate the flow of energy and matter through an ecosystem. Check it out!

In reality, an ecosystem is usually not as simple as a single food chain. Our old friend Bill Nye explains food webs.

In reality, an ecosystem is usually not as simple as a single food chain. Our old friend Bill Nye explains food webs.


Miscellaneous

Darwin's theory of biological evolution helps us understand how simple life forms can give rise to complex lifeforms, but how did the first reproducing creatures come about? The origin of life needs its own explanation. Scientists don't currently have a complete explanation for life's origins, but different labs around the globe are looking into the idea that life may have emerged from chemistry.