The Tree of Life
Learners discover the amount of diversity that exists in a local area using simple techniques that make observing biodiversity easy and enjoyable. They select a tree to study, collect vials of specimens, then identify the arthropod.
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Life Begins: Crash Course Big History #4
Scientists try to understand the origins of life, and answers to these questions might be found during our lifetime. The fourth video in a 16-part series explains the earliest forms of life on Earth and their development. It covers...
13 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Real Alien Invasion Is Coming to a Palm Tree Near You
What happens when you plant large numbers of non-native trees in an area? Well, sometimes it attracts the wrong kind of attention! Meet the South American palm weevil, an insect that spends its entire life cycle destroying palm trees....
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
These 'Resurrection Plants' Spring Back to Life in Seconds
Without water, mosses dry out and stop photosynthesizing, essentially dying. However, with the first drop of rain, even after 100 years, they instantly come to life and grow. The video explains the benefits of this behavior and what...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable