Ecology

Building a Beaver Pond

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Explore the building power of beavers and the large impact they can have on the environment when they build a dam! Viewers see an example of a pond that formed as a result of a dam in a river and learn about the habitat created for many animals as a result of the pond!

Forests: The Stuff of Life: Video | Nature Works Everywhere

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In this video, explore how forest resources are much more diverse than most of us think. Not only do they provide wood and paper, but also fundamental amenities like water and oxygen. Sustainable forestry is an important field in understanding how we can keep the ecosystems prestine, while also harvesting resources with a controlled strategy.

Scientists Develop Technology to Study Antarctic Waters

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See how scientists from Rutgers University engineered two technologies for measuring environmental conditions in Antarctica in order to better track penguin foraging in this video from SciTech Now.

The associated activity, "Engineering to Collect Environmental Data in Challenging Environments," helps students to identify various components important in the engineering of these two technologies.

How to Disentangle a Whale | NOAA

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of whales and other marine mammals die when they become entangled in fishing gear or marine debris and drown. In this video, get an up-close look as highly trained rescuers risk their lives to swiftly but carefully cut away fishing lines from an entangled 40-ton humpback whale.

UNC-TV Science | Fruit Infusion

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Only 1% of Americans eat the recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables. Researchers are working to combat that by separating the health-promoting chemicals in the fruits and veggies, stabilizing the useful molecules, and making them stable in a powder with a long shelf life.

Minke Whales | Life on the Reef

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Learn about eco-tourism from John Rumney and his team of scientists and volunteers who studied the mysterious minke whale, in this clip from Life on the Reef. Minke whales were only discovered in the Great Barrier Reef thirty years ago after their migration from the southern ocean. Watch how John and his team brought research and tourism together to help learn more about the minke's world.

Career Connections | Food Scientist

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Meet a guy who started as a curious kid, overcame his fear of chemistry class, discovered a cool career, and is now a food scientist who experiments with vegetables.

Episode 4: Call of the Wildlife | Road Trip

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We take a closer look at the duties of a veterinary technician and the fields of biotechnology, wildlife and plantation management, geographic information services, agribusiness, and fish and game management in this episode of Road Trip. When a bored student decides to drop out of school in order to work at a local wild animal park, Callaway High's principal orders up a Road Trip that proves how tending animals and truly caring for their welfare are two different things. Featured schools include: Athens Technical College, Ogeechee Technical College, and Swainsboro Technical College. 

Nature Nuggets: Spiders at Work

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Watch what a few spiders can achieve together when they begin building a web to capture tiny insects.

Nature Nuggets are minute-long videos that bring science and animals from PBS’s award-winning series NATURE to early childhood classrooms. Use the support material below to create active science and language learning opportunities for your students.

Dinosaur Train | Elmer Visits the Desert

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Digital classroom resources for Grades PreK-1. The Pteranodon family takes their ocean friend Elmer Elasmosaurus to the desert. Once there, the kids compare the sandy terrain to Elmer’s ocean, meet a local lizard named Percy, and learn about how deserts form.

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