The Green Belt Movement is the inspiring story of people working at the grassroots level to improve their environment and their country. Their story offers ideas about a new and hopeful future for Africa and the rest of the world. Adult
This book explains what invasive species are and the damage they cause to local ecosystems and economies and discusses how scientists are working to combat these encroaching organisms.
KIT:Glass-topped display illustrates the life cycle of pines. Using dried, labeled specimens, this case features a pine seedling, mature needle, male cone, spring (young) and fall (mature) female cones, and a pine seed showing the characteristic wing to aid in dispersal.
Understanding Photosynthesis with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science series) (Graphic Library: Graphic Science)
KIT:Investigate leaf structure with this model of a lima bean leaf. It is a 45x model with detail of the transverse and longitudinal sections. The mesophyll includes palisade and spongy parenchyma. Both surfaces are shown with stomas and guard cells. There is additional detail of the xylem, phloem, and vascular veins. Constructed of durable plastic.
Demonstrate and observe the process of osmosis betwwen hypotonic and hypertonic solutions separated by a semipermeable membrane. Study the effects of solute concentration, temperature, and pH on osmosis. Predict the characteristics of substances that allow them to pass through a semipermeable membrane. Explain the causes and effects of water movement in living cells
The Nonfiction Detectives: Beetle Busters by Loree Griffin Burns. Burns explains that the idea to write this book came after Asian longhorned beetles were found in her small town in Massachusetts.
Discover what qualities make food eco-friendly and how you can join the movement to make the planet greener. Gr.3-6
Soil is more than dirt-it's the stuff of life. It supports, directly or indirectly, every creature that lives on land, Homo sapiens included. As such, the fertile, nutrient-rich topsoils capable of growing our crops are an central natural resource. But soil, the backbone of agriculture and civilization for 10, 000 years, is danger of slipping through our fingers. Every year we lose millions of acres of it to erosion, nutrient depletion, and ruination from salt and sprawling human…
DVD:Featuring live action and animation, this movie examines the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to.