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View Resource USDA Forest Service: Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian longhorned beetles are an exotic species of insect that have been wreaking havoc on North American trees, particularly maples, alders, birches, elms, horsechestnut, poplars, and willows. This site from the USDA Forest Service had some general information about the beetle (including images), and resources on identifying them and reporting sightings. Check out the "Publications" link for...

View Resource Nuclear Decay

This lesson provides an overview of basic atomic structure and the concept of radioactive decay. Topics include the particles that make up an atom, binding forces, and the concept of isotopes. There is also discussion of decay methods and half-life versus activity. The lesson includes an activity in which students use online applets to investigate the half-life and activity of selected isotopes...

View Resource Nuclear Chemistry

This page, from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Chemistry Fundamentals program and the Shodor Education Foundation, discusses five different types of radioactive decay: alpha, beta negative, gamma, positron emission, and electron capture. After examining the numerous equations, students can test their dating skills by solving three practice problems. Solutions are included.

View Resource Fuligo septica, the Dog Vomit Slime Mold

This informational website features the slime mold Fuligo septica, Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month for June 1999. It includes an audio pronunciation tool, educational information about slime molds, and their inspiration behind the science fiction movie "The Blob"- including an audio clip of the theme song. The site also lists e-mails from people concerned about a Fulgio septica, described as...

View Resource Countertop Chemistry Experiment 27: Radioactive Decay of Candium

The North Carolina State University educational outreach program The Science House provides a fun, educational activity about radioactive isotope decay. Students can learn about the half lives of elements with the use of only candy, bags, and graph paper. There are six questions students are expected to answer or investigate, and the site provides not only answers but a brief teaching guide to...

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