Plants

Yellowstone National Park | San Diego Zoo Kids

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Observe different species coexisting in Yellowstone National Park thanks to an abundance of fresh water and a thriving ecosystem.

Germinator

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In this video segment from ZOOMSci, learn how to create a "germinator," a contraption that lets you conduct your own germination experiments. All you need is a plastic bag, a paper towel, water, and some seeds. In a few days, you'll see your seeds begin to sprout. Experiment by putting your germinator in sunny or shady places. Where do seeds grow faster?

SciGirls | Flower Power 02: Data Collection

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The SciGirls begin collecting data using Nature's Notebook's data collection protocol. They collect data about temperature, precipitation, and what phenophase their selected plants are in. The girls also upload their data on the Nature's Notebook site so that scienctists and researchers who need it can access it.

SciGirls | Flower Power 03: Brainstorm

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Girls should be able to approach projects in their own way using their creativity, one way to do that is encouraging them to come up with unique ideas for communicating results. The SciGirls work with an artist mentor to express the big ideas that they want people to learn about the importance of collecting data over a long period of time and protecting the environment.

Plant Structure | Think Garden

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This video from KET’s Think Garden collection examines plant structure by taking a closer look at the root and shoot systems. Learn about roots, stems, leaves, flowers, seeds, and fruit through engaging illustrations and animations.

Salt Cedar Invasion

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This video offers a brief look at why salt cedar has become an invasive species in New Mexico's central Rio Grande Valley.

Deadly Fungus Threatens Bananas | PBS NewsHour

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Learn why researchers are fighting to save the world's bananas with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from January 22, 2016.

Career Connections | Farmer

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Look inside the business of farming with a real farmer who explains how he started with a 10-acre field and helped build a large family farm enterprise. Hear the importance of business skills and a college degree for success in a farming career.

The Botany of Desire: Drugs and Culture

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Drugs and Culture: The Botany of Desire

Plant Plague: Sudden Oak Death | QUEST

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Learn what Sudden Oak Death is and when it was first recognized as a problem. Also find out what scientists are doing to prevent the spread of the disease, in this video from QUEST produced by KQED. Sudden Oak Death has devastated over one million oak trees across Northern California and Southern Oregon. Learn what is being done to prevent the spread of the disease.

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