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Microclimates Lesson Packet

Microclimates Lesson Packet

Learn about how Microclimates develop and are identified, and how they make unique habitats for various species.

Dwarf Mistletoe Lesson Packet

Dwarf Mistletoe Lesson Packet

Learn about host/parasite interactions, focusing on dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium) and its impacts on forest health in North America.

Sierra Nevada Ecosystems Lesson Packet

Sierra Nevada Ecosystems Lesson Packet

Learn about the ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada, which makes up the top portion of the watershed serving much of California, and contains up to 50% of the vascular plants in the state.

Water Chemistry Lesson Packet

Water Chemistry Lesson Packet

Learn about the chemical makeup, polarity, and other unique qualities of this substance which covers 71% of the Earth’s surface.

Global Circulation Lesson Packet

Global Circulation Lesson Packet

Learn about the Earth’s wind and ocean current patterns, and how these factors help keep the planet cool. This complete lesson packet comes with a video, readings, a worksheet, and a suggested research project.

Behavioral Ecology: Bird Behavior Lesson Packet

Behavioral Ecology: Bird Behavior Lesson Packet

Behavioral ecology is the study of why and how animals control their behavior. To learn more about this, we’ll look at some of the fascinating behavioral adaptations of birds.