Life Science

Max’s Diary: Pennies in a Pumpkin | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Max’s imagination takes viewers on amazing adventures. In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Max uses pennies in his garden and reaps fruitful rewards!

Discussion about Hibernation

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Observe a kindergarten teacher discussing the concept of hibernation with a diverse group of students. See how she facilitates the conversation in order to elicit their understanding of the concept.

Backyard Birdfeeders

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A staff member at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University provides tips on backyard bird feeding during the winter in this video from WPSU's Outside. Topics include the selection, placement, and cleaning of feeders. To attract birds for viewing, and to contribute to their welfare, it is important to understand their needs and behaviors. Placing a bird feeder close to a window will prevent collisions with glass. Offering seeds and suet can provide birds with the energy they need to fly. A container can hold clean water, while an electric bird bath heater will keep it from freezing.

Life in the Amazon Today | Children of the Amazon: Part 8

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Explore the impact of the changes in the Amazon ecosystem and how a culture connects together with the roles, rights, and responsibilities of the planet. Children of the Amazon invites you to see through the eyes of these inspiring and remarkably resilient people whose lives are transformed by a road carved through their forest home by an outside world.

How Do You Make A Wormery?

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See how to create nutrient-rich and natural worm tea for your garden, in this animation from Design Squad Nation.

Rare Nebraska Featuring the Rainwater Basin

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As a companion to NET’s The PlainStory podcast, NET has produced a set of immersive, experiential videos designed to give viewers a taste of rare Nebraskan habitats via 360 video and audio. We recommend viewing these using the Chrome browser and using headphones to get the full audio effect. We also recommend checking out The PlainStory podcast at plainstorypodcast.org, or wherever great podcasts are downloaded.

SciGirls | Butterfly Diaries 05: Data Analysis 2

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The SciGirls collected data on what type of milkweed their caterpillars preferred (tropical or common). Once the caterpillars went into their chrysalis, it was time to analyze the data. Even though it looked like their caterpillars had preferences the girls decided they would need to test more caterpillars under more controlled circumstances to come up with strong conclusions.

Hurricane Katrina: Wetland Destruction

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Wetlands along the southern coastlines of the United States serve as natural speed bumps to approaching hurricanes by starving them of warm ocean water and creating physical barriers to surging flood waters. However, in the last 100 years, the construction of levees and canals has turned thousands of square miles of wetland habitat into open water. This video from NOVA scienceNOW explores the importance of these critical habitats and examines the damage Hurricane Katrina caused to one stretch of Louisiana wetland.

Gene Control

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Like the main power switch that turns on all the lights in a building, master control genes set in motion the cascades of genetic and chemical processes that create the living world's most basic and most complex structures. Explore the groundbreaking research that uncovered the power of master control genes, in this video segment from The Secret of Life: Birth, Sex & Death.

Nature | Bears of the Last Frontier: Arctic Wanderers - Climate Change Warning

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In this video from Nature, guide and host Chris Morgan examines the challenges faced by polar bears as global climate change melts their fragile pack ice habitat. Rising temperatures are reducing this ecosystem by 11% per decade, with consequently dire impact on polar bears’ overall health and population.

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