Biology

Clades Prehistoric

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A "clade" is a branch of the evolutionary family tree such as mammals, arthropods, and sauropsids that are thought to have evolved from a common ancestor.

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High
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Science
Play Time: 
20 min.
Clades Prehistoric

Clades

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A "clade" is a branch of the evolutionary family tree such as mammals, arthropods, and sauropsids that are thought to have evolved from a common ancestor.

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High
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Science
Clades

Animals by the Numbers

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Copies: 6

Do all the insects in the world weigh more than all the humans?

Which animal can survive both boiling water and the vacuum of space?

Which animal sleeps more, a python or a bat?

Which animal is more dangerous: a shark or a hippopotamus?

In Animals by the Numbers, Steve Jenkins answers these questions and many more. Mind-boggling facts, figures, and comparisons are explained with colorful, easy-to-understand infographics and illustrations. Filled with unexpected and accessible information, this is a book to pore over for hours!

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940L
Animals by the Numbers

Animal Defenses

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Examines the various physical and behavioral adaptations animals use to survive.

Animal Defenses

Teaching Secondary Science Through Play

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Copies: 8

This book provides broad support for using games in middle and high school science classes including Earth science/living environment, biology, chemistry, and physics. The lesson plans and resources support a play-based approach to evolution, ecosystems, cellular organisms, elements and compounds, and vector motion. Though easy to learn, the included games provide detailed scientific accuracy allowing complex simulations and immersive learning experiences.

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Evolution. Dominic Crapuchettes, Dmitry Knorre, Sergey Machin. North Star Games, 2014.

Teaching Secondary Science Through Play

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Unabridged)

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An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem.

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1230L
Length: 
08:00
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Unabridged)

The Wisdom to Survive (2014)

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THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:56
The Wisdom to Survive

The Allergy Fix (2014)

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Why is there such an alarming increase in the number of children with food allergies?
THE ALLERGY FIX explores the science behind the surge in childhood food allergies over the last twenty years. More than three times as many children have food allergies now than twenty years ago. And one out of every three children is now allergic to something, be it food, animals, or plants.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:43
The Allergy Fix

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (Unabridged)

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Fire, water, air, earth - our most trusted food expert recounts the story of his culinary education.

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13:26
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (Unabridged)

Animales complejos (Complex Animals) (2008)

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There are millions of different types of animals on Earth, ranging from simple animals, such as sponges and worms, to more complex animals. This program explores complex animals, specifically the major vertebrate groups: fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Crisp, exciting video footage portrays the major characteristics of each vertebrate group.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Animales complejos (Complex Animals)

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