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Build on knowledge from grade 1 (food, air, water, space). Animals need air, food, water, shelter, and plants need air, water, nutrients, light.
Learn about wetlands and how they meet the needs of various inhabitants. Learn more about how to learn more at Remote Footprints.
Ecologist Rebecca Means discusses the use of statistical sampling and comparative studies in field biology.
Once this contagious population interaction idea is out there in the wild, it will go viral.
Dr. Tom Miller describes limiting factors in ecosystems and interactions among organisms in specialized environments.
How light reflection, refraction, and absorption impact fish activity.
Communication is a big part of science. Have your students put their ideas down on paper!
Dr. Andrea Larsen describes interactions between bacteria and fish that allow both to thrive.
Dr. Andrea Larsen explains how fish microbiota are connected to fish health for aquaculture applications.
Watch as Dr. Stephen E. Davis, III explains how excess phosphorous pollution is impacting the Everglades.
NOAA Scientist Doug Devries discusses the differences between fishery independent surveys and fishery independent surveys. Discussion includes trap sampling as well as camera sampling. Using graphs to show changes in population of red snapper.
NOAA Fishery management relies on histograms to show patterns and trends over time of fishery data.
Fish Ecologist, Dean Grubbs, discusses how using statistical sampling can help determine legal catch rates for fish that may be endangered.
Sandra Brooke, from FSU Marine Lab, talks about undersea canyon ecosystems.
Patrick Milligan shares his research on invasive ant species in the Kenyan savannah.
Patrick Milligan discusses the relationship of organisms in the Kenyan savannah.
In this video, Molly Jameson explains how worm composting can work for the classroom.
In this video, Mark Tancig explains how decomposers are vital to the process of composting.
In this video, fire ecologist Kevin Robertson explains the role of fire in the carbon cycle in fire-dependent ecosystems.
Agriculture takes teamwork! Watch now to learn more about how plants, bacteria, and viruses interact.
Invasive lionfish are taking a bite out of the ecosystem of Biscayne Bay. Biologists are looking for new ways to remove them, including encouraging recreational divers to bite back!
Learn how the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution experts track oil-soaked sand patties on the Gulf Coast to monitor possible negative environmental impacts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Don't cry over spilled oil. Take action instead! Learn how students can help scientists who are studying what happens to spilled oil and over time how it affects the environment.
Don't get stuck in a loop on ocean currents. Let this oceanography student explain.
Too many ideas about ocean currents swirling around in your head? Get into the flow of things with this video.
Dr. Jeff Holmes from the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology discusses the Encyclopedia of Life as a teaching resource for concepts regarding food webs.
This video was created in collaboration with the Okaloosa County SCIENCE Partnership including the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University.
COAPS oceanographer Dmitry Dukhovskoy describes the process used to mathematically model eddy shedding in the Gulf of Mexico.
Watch as this scientist shines a light on a type of pollution that affects sea turtles.
Dr. Bill McShea from the Smithsonian Institution discusses how he works to ameliorate negative human impacts on the enviroment to maintain healthy biodiversity.
This video was created in collaboration with the Okaloosa County SCIENCE Partnership, including the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University.
Dr. Bill McShea from the Smithsonian Institution discusses population characteristics related to large animal species.
Do you think you know oil there is to know about human impact on the environment? Let this biologist explain.
Lionfish and other species are roaring past our native populations. Learn more.
Scientists can be superheroes when it comes to saving rivers! Watch this video to find out more.
This biologist will brighten your day with a discussion on colorful (or not) ways that marine organisms have adapted to ocean lighting.
Sink into science as a biologist floats a few thoughts about physiological adaptations marine animals use to stay at the right depth.
This marine biologist discusses her use of graphical representations to help determine the most cost-effective management strategies for sea turtle conservation.
An oil scientist explains how crude oil is formed and how it behaves in the environment.
Statistical analysis played an essential role in using microgravity sensors to determine location of caves in Wakulla County.
The tide is high! How can we statistically prove there is a relationship between the tides on the Gulf Coast and in a fresh water spring 20 miles from each other?
Dr. Tom Miller explains the major roles in food web communities and describes a model system for exploring energy transfer between organisms.
Charles Carpenter gives an overview of what it is like to own an electric car.
Jeff Dutrow discusses how the interactions of spheres impacts fish behaviors including tides, currents, and seasons.
Technology and web design can help students communicate information about an endangered species.
Take a hike! This teacher presents an idea for students to learn about nature by collecting and categorizing specimens.
Roads are a great resource for humans, but what do they mean for fragile ecosystems? Find out in this video.
Humans impact the environment in a number of ways. Learn more about how we interact with nature!
Pick up the pace and learn how snails fit into the Florida food web!
Learn all the information about coral and corral that knowledge!
This teaching activity rocks! Learn about aquatic ecosystems and hands-on learning!
What lurks beneath the water's surface? Lots of creatures, big and small! Learn how mangroves grow in an unusual environment and support many other organisms both in and out of the water.
Listen in as this teacher explains how students can do their own research to can help them understand invasive species and the dangers they pose to an ecosystem.
It's all connected. Check out this food web lesson idea.
Wade into science with students by cleaning up model oil spills!
Sometimes science means going outside. Get going!
Alicia Brown describes the role of sea grass beds in the environment.
Coleman Mackie discusses longleaf pine forests as renewable resources.
Coleman Mackie discusses the process of how he salvages pre-cut timbers from the bottom of river beds, the importance of ring density, buoyancy and the uses of the recovered logs.
Dr. Nico Wienders from the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University discusses factors related to currents and energy transfer in the ocean.
Glass artist Russel Scaturro explains how fine control of gas flow aids efforts to minimize his carbon footprint toward a larger goal of environmentally-conscious fabrication methodology.
Dr. Mahmood Shivji explains how rapid genetic testing of shark tissue samples is used to address societal pressures on marine environments.
Dr. Erinn Muller explains how coral health research at Mote Marine Laboratory is driving policy decisions regarding coral reef restoration in Florida.
Dr. Melodie Naja of The Everglades Foundation describes research and modeling programs designed to better understand origins and localized levels of phosphorous pollution in the Everglades.
Dr. Melodie Naja describes the link between agricultural pollutants and the bioaccumulation of methylmercury in the fresh surface waters of the Everglades.
Dr. Erinn Muller describes limiting factors affecting coral health.
Periphyton plays several vital roles in the Everglades. Watch now to find out more!
Dean Grubbs explains how different types of trash, like plastics, ends up in the ocean and how they become a detriment to marine life.
Dean Grubbs of Florida State Universisty, discusses the impact bycatch has on ocean life.
Enric Cortes discuses shark population data collected and the use of data to influence policy decisions.
Ecologist, Rebecca Means, describes the process of determining remote locations in the USA and developing quantitative questions that are appropriate.
Patrick Milligan discusses the impetus for organisms to migrate in the Kenyan savannah.
Patrick Milligan discusses biotic and abiotic factors that affect populations of ants in the Kenyan savannah.
In this video, fire ecologist Monica Rother describes tree ring research and applications for land management.
In this video, Jim Cox describes a sampling method for estimating the density of dead trees in a forest ecosystem.
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