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  • Make an Environmental Connection Through Water Quality Monitoring You've probably seen it on a bumper sticker, "Think Globally, Act Locally." Have you ever thought about how it might relate to the way we teach our students? Learn how to develop a water quality monitoring program. View »
  • Hydroponics Using a nutrient-rich water solution and a unique, time-tested approach, you can successfully grow plants with no soil. In a hydroponic system, water does the work. Find out more about this fascinating method and the advantages that make it both appealing and effective. View »
  • Sericulture and the Silkworm Find out how the silkworm has influenced cultures, commerce, and science. We’ll take a look at its life cycle, historical significance, and scientific contributions in this brief, engaging article. Share it with your class as an example of how an organism can impact different areas of human thought and activity. View »
  • From Jellyfish to the Bench: How Green Fluorescent Protein Is Used in Research Students may be familiar with green fluorescent protein (GFP) from classwork or seeing transgenic animals in their local pet store. However, they may not know that it’s also an important research tool. Use this overview to help them discover how scientists use GFP to study many of the major questions in biology. View »
  • Infographic: Ecosystem Services Clean water, pollination, and flood control are several of the free services that ecosystems provide to human kind. This infographic shows how ecosystem service provide huge economic and health benefits to humans. View »
  • Meet the 12-Spotted Lady Beetle Explore the fascinating life cycle of the lady beetle with the help of this infographic. View »
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