Biodiversity is the foundation for maintaining the balance between all living things. When species begin dying out, it upsets this delicate balance & can cause ecological tragedies. Earth's rainforests are homes to vast biodiversity. However, the rainforests are also one of Earth's most threatened habitats...animals risk losing their homes through pollution & deforestation. The information in this book highlights at-risk animal & plant species & discusses ways to lessen carbon footprint.
GMOs - University of Calgary
GMOs -- Creating crops -- Altered animals -- Making medicine -- Cloning -- New uses for GMOs.;"Genetically Modified Organisms can be difficult to understand. These laboratory-modified plants and animals are a controversial part of the agricultural industry—and a person’s diet. This book explores the pros and cons of these modified crops, such as corn, rice, and soybeans. While exploring what changes scientists make to these plants and how these changes impact their consumption, it also…
Find out how Crick and Watson beat their rivals to unlock the secrets of life itself as they unraveled the mystery behind DNA and changed not only science but the world we live in. (Graphic novel)
KIT: Molymod RNA 12 base kit - Consists of 12 mRNA bases, transfer RNA, and amino acids and can be used to demonstrate the process known as protein synthesis. Ribose is made from a darker red plastic to symbolize the increased oxygen. Use the included tRNA and amino acids to form polypeptide chains (proteins).
KIT: Genes and Probability Investigation - Objectives: apply the laws of chance to genetics, demonstrate the effect of dominance in a monohybrid cross, demonstrate the effect of incomplete dominance, model a dihybrid cross to demonstrate the law of independent assortment.
What is biodiversity -- A short history of life on Earth -- Biodiversity everywhere -- Why biodiversity matters -- Biodiversity and humans -- Threats to biodiversity -- Protecting biodiversity
KIT: Natural Selection Experiment - Replicate the "peppered moth" study in the lab. Simulate predator-prey relationship. Illustrate Darwin?s Theory of Natural Selection and industrial melonism. Collect data and draw conclusion concerning natural section and environmental pollution.
DVD: The Canadian Arctic is ground zero for understanding our rapidly changing environment. Working in remote regions, to a backdrop of some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, scientists in the Arctic are combining space-age technology, on-the-ground fieldwork and traditional Inuit knowledge to create the most detailed picture of the Arctic to date.
This enlightening book will help your readers by defining what GMO crops are, how they differ from past agricultural production methods, what scientists think about their effects on humans, and why they are so controversial. GMOs are fundamental to our current food system; this stimulating book explains why.
In this graphic novel adaptation, the authors introduce a new generation of readers to Darwin's original text. Including sections about his pioneering research, the book's initial public reception, his correspondence with other leading scientists, as well as the most recent breakthroughs in evolutionary theory, this adaptation breathes new life into Darwin's seminal and still polarizing work.
Sets out clearly what biodiversity is and the dangers that face it, from habitat destruction to overharvesting to climate change. And shows how we can become Noahs and helpp protect and sustain Planet Ark."