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Earthworm
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Earthworm

Earthworms like to live underground in the moist soil. Two reasons why ... (more)

Earthworms like to live underground in the moist soil. Two reasons why they are considered to be annelids are because they have a segmented body and they lack true legs. They have soft bodies and as a result don't have any "armor" to protect them. Earthworms can dry up and die after being out of the soil too long or they can easily be eaten by insects, as in the picture. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
N/A N/A (None;)
Earthworm Invaders
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Earthworm Invaders

This Science update focuses on invasive species and their effects on the ... (more)

This Science update focuses on invasive species and their effects on the native habitats they invade, using as an example a voracious European species of earthworm that is wreaking havoc on Northern Minnesota forests. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Instructional Material
Provider:
AAAS
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Science Update;
Ecological Database of the World's Insect Pathogens
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Ecological Database of the World's Insect Pathogens

A search enabled relational database focusing on pathogens of insects including non-viral, ... (more)

A search enabled relational database focusing on pathogens of insects including non-viral, viral, and nematodes, for purposes of insect control. This page does not include information about Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). (shows 2002 as last update) (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Data
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Emerald ash borer
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Emerald ash borer

The emerald ash borer is an insect that was introduced to the ... (more)

The emerald ash borer is an insect that was introduced to the United States on accident. The larvae of this insect feed on essential parts of the ash tree. This non-native species has killed several million trees already. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
U.S. Forest Service
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
N/A N/A (USDA;Forest Service)
Expanding the Nature of Science in Teaching Laboratories: From Ethology to Investigating Animal Behavior
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Expanding the Nature of Science in Teaching Laboratories: From Ethology to Investigating Animal Behavior

The instructor's section of this chapter considers some of the general challenges ... (more)

The instructor's section of this chapter considers some of the general challenges associated with converting a descriptive laboratory exercise to an inquiry exercise. It also contains the detailed methods of our current version of this animal behavior investigation. The second major section of this chapter contains the current student's version of this exercise. In this section students are led through initial observations of crickets and through the process of hypothesis formation about relationships between dominance hierarchies and mating behaviors. They then design and conduct an experiment using crickets to evaluate their hypothesis. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
New Mexico State University
Provider Set:
Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Ralph Prezler
Exploring the Lotka-Volterra Competition Model using Two Species of Parasitoid Wasps
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Exploring the Lotka-Volterra Competition Model using Two Species of Parasitoid Wasps

In this investigation, students design experiments to examine intraspecific and interspecific competition ... (more)

In this investigation, students design experiments to examine intraspecific and interspecific competition using two species of parasitoid wasps. They gather data on the number of offspring produced by females under each of the initial densities of founding females; the resulting data are used to estimate the parameters of the Lotka-Volterra competition model. The predictions of the model are then compared to the outcome of interspecific competition treatments. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Face to Face with Ants
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Face to Face with Ants

Imagine being the size of an ant. Be careful - a face-to-face ... (more)

Imagine being the size of an ant. Be careful - a face-to-face encounter with an ant would be scary and potentially life-threatening! But, if you avoided being eaten, you could learn a lot about ant anatomy from a close-up view. Ants have many body parts that are normally hard to see without a magnifying glass or microscope. And each structure has its own special function. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
Arizona State University School of Life Sciences
Provider Set:
Ask A Biologist
Author:
Dr. Biology
Sabine Deviche
Tate Holbrook
Feeling the Sting of Climate Change
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Feeling the Sting of Climate Change

This video on phenology of plants and bees discusses the MODIS satellite ... (more)

This video on phenology of plants and bees discusses the MODIS satellite finding that springtime greening is happening one half-day earlier each year and correlates this to bee pollination field studies. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Provider Set:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Field Guides
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Field Guides

This reference includes individual titles of note along with the most popular ... (more)

This reference includes individual titles of note along with the most popular field guide series. For each guide, the author, publisher, and publication date are given. The diverse list has 17 individual titles, which cover everything from wildflowers in the Colorado mountains and insects north of Mexico to the natural history of vacant lots. There are detailed descriptions of four of the most popular field guide series: Audubon Society Guides, Golden Guides, Peterson Guides, and Stokes Nature Guide Series. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Field Guide to Common Insect Pests of Urban Trees in the Northeast
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Field Guide to Common Insect Pests of Urban Trees in the Northeast

For each insect, the following information is presented: host plant, photographs, damage ... (more)

For each insect, the following information is presented: host plant, photographs, damage information, life cycle, and management recommendations. This is an excellent collection of tree pests, and the species accounts are accurate, well-laid out, informative, and well illustrated. However, in the table of contents, white pine aphid and white pine weevil are mis-placed under "sawflies," and the heading for "Honeylocust Insect Pests" and the link for "Honeylocust Plant Bug" are transposed. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Field Journal: Field Journals
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Field Journal: Field Journals

This online activity is part of the museum's Online Field Journal Web ... (more)

This online activity is part of the museum's Online Field Journal Web site, where young children can explore the wonders of nature with the help of an adult. Here, they get guidance about how to observe nature with printable field journal pages. On the opening page, the 11 field journals are listed: Seashells, Birds, Insects, Butterflies, Rocks, Leaves, Animal Tracks, Reptiles, Flowers, Fish, and Spiders. The first page of each field journal activity includes instructions designed to focus the exploration, along with questions to think about. The field journal, which is a printable page, has places to record a name, the date, weather conditions, and written and illustrated observations. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Finding Food in the Amazon
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Finding Food in the Amazon

In this activity, the students will investigate a variety of plants and ... (more)

In this activity, the students will investigate a variety of plants and animals common to the Amazon through research. They will determine the plant or animal characteristics that make them edible or useful for the trip and learn to categorize them by comparing similarities and/or differences. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Adventure Engineering,
TeachEngineering.org
Fire ants on the ground
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Fire ants on the ground

Ants are indirect decomposers because they bring fungi, a decomposer, to their ... (more)

Ants are indirect decomposers because they bring fungi, a decomposer, to their nests in compost piles. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Video Lectures
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
Katie Hale (CSUF;Biological Sciences)
Fly on a leaf
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Fly on a leaf

Flies are insects that eat dead plant and animal material. Their ingestion ... (more)

Flies are insects that eat dead plant and animal material. Their ingestion and digestion of detritus leads to respiration and excretion of important nutrients back into the soil and water. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
Katie Hale (CSUF;Biological Sciences)
Front View of an Insect (Grasshopper) Head
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Front View of an Insect (Grasshopper) Head

This illustrated guide to a grasshopper's head is designed to help students ... (more)

This illustrated guide to a grasshopper's head is designed to help students recognize and learn the many parts found on an insect's head. The single Web page, which can be easily printed for use at field sites or in the lab, also includes a short description for the following labeled parts: ocellus compound eye antenna gena frons clypeus mandible labrum labium palps. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Funnel spider
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Funnel spider

One reason why spiders are considered to be arachnids is because their ... (more)

One reason why spiders are considered to be arachnids is because their bodies are divided into two sections, although some arachnids do not appear to have two body segments. The front section is called the cephalothorax. The back portion is called the abdomen. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
N/A N/A (None;)