Germs in the Classroom
Written by: 
Satina Sund, Vanessa Vierkoetter, Esmeralda Manzano and Julie Dunlap

Germs are tiny organisms that can make you feel sick and cause disease. During this activity you will illustrate the steps germs take during transmission. You will learn about the different types of bacteria, how they are spread, and discuss ways to keep from getting sick.

Boundless Biomes
Written by: 
Karla Moeller

No two environments on Earth are the same. But with so many places to learn about, we often need to talk about some environments as a similar group rather than individually. For that, we have the brilliance of biomes.
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Written by: 
Kate Ihle
Orchid bees come in an amazing array of shapes and colors. You could call them the jewels of the bee kingdom.
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Bird singing
Written by: 
Alex Brashears

Many things change during the seasons, including the temperature and the amount of rain that falls. Plants and animals also change with the seasons.
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Animal maps
Written by: 
Adriana Manrique

Most of us wish we could predict the future. We want to know everything from who will win the big football game to whether or not our favorite superhero will defeat the super villain. Biologists want to know the future too.

Venom protein game
Written by: 
Marcella Martos and Meredith Turnbough

(Game requires Flash)

The shape of a molecule is very important. It’s what makes it possible for proteins to interact with other parts of the cell. In this invader game, you will defend the cells of the body against molecules of scorpion venom using antivenom. To learn more, visit Venom!

Written by: 
Zachary Stahlschmidt

Being a parent is hard work. Though a snake might not seem comforting to you, pythons are actually very dedicated moms that take good care of their kids.

Plants we use for medicine
Written by: 
Beth Judy

Medicinal plants come in all shapes and sizes. Probably some of the weeds growing in your yard, fields, or even cracks in your sidewalk are medicinal. Who knew there was a different kind of drugstore—a vital and ancient one—all around us?
Also in: Holandés

Nature painting
Written by: 
Kevin McGraw

Colors are not just for humans. In fact, Mother Nature has been playing with color and love for very long time. What are these colors of love? Are they all the brightest and boldest colors, or is there more to the story?