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View Resource American Museum of Natural History: Climate Change

Climate change is at the forefront of international public policy these days, and this superb online exhibit on the subject will add to understanding of the issues and the science surrounding this area of concern. The in site exhibit was organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, with the collaboration of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage, Chicago's Field Museum...

View Resource Tardigrades as Environmental Indicators

This essay was written by Amber, a high school senior who won the Young Naturalist Award in 2001 for her research on tardigrades (also known as water bears) as environmental bioindicators. Amber discusses how she became interested in tardigrades and her project, including sampling techniques, results, and her trip to Greenland with 15 prestigious tardigradologists from around the world. The...

View Resource Astro Bulletins

These science bulletins from the American Museum of Natural History feature news on space science, astronomy, and astrophysics topics with in-depth feature stories about cutting-edge developments, weekly images from observatories around the world and in space, and and 'Astro Viz', a visualization of astronomical or astrophysical phenomena. Each story features a link to an educators' guide and...

View Resource Creatures of Light

What exactly are "creatures of light?" As it happens, they are those organisms that employ bioluminescence, the "generation of light by living things." This dramatic online exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History complements an in situ exhibit that explores the world of these creatures. The materials here are divided into four primary sections, including Meet the Curator, Behind the...

View Resource Zoology

With 29 zoology-related activities, comics, quizzes, games, book lists, and other sundry tidbits, the Zoology section of the American Museum of Natural History's OLogy website is a goldmine of resources for the preteen set. For instance, within Zoology Stuff select the Mammal Books icon for a list of annotated books, such as Steve Parker's Mammal, a "lushly illustrated" tome about the "natural...

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