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Students investigate the causes and effects of the spread of tree diseases in the U.S., and research certain American species of trees and the diseases that commonly threaten them. They create pamphlets to help identify healthy and ailing trees.
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Branching Out – Exploring Dendrochronology
Tree rings from North America give a continuous history of El Nino intensity over the last 1,100 years. Scholars learn how scientists use tree rings to create timelines demonstrating variations in weather patterns. The cumulative...
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Mind Maps: Tapping Prior Knowledge & Developing Ideas
Use Inspiration software with your writers to compose mind maps! If you don't have the program, you can download a thirty-day trial or simply follow the steps and write out a graphic organizer on paper to organize one main idea. Each...
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New Review Organic Chemistry: Branched Chain Alkanes
Is your organic chemistry class ready to branch out? Go out on a limb and show them a helpful video from JFR Science. The narrator addresses branched chain alkanes in the resource, complete with handy tips for identifying the parent...
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Naming Alkanes with Alkyl Groups
Sal continues to work through examples of naming carbon chains. He is very clear and logical, so your class should understand this clearly. The video introduces branching and identifying where the additional group is located. Note: there...
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What's Hidden Among the Tallest Trees on Earth?
Hidden hundreds of feet above the ground in the redwoods of Northern California is a whole world that was just waiting to be discovered. This video tells the story of Stephen Sillett who, inspired by his grandmother, set out to explore...
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