Posts Tagged ‘ Nature Studies ’

Earth Day is April 22nd

HEM Guide To Resource’s guest editors, Tracy Merritt, sent some great Earth Day tips and resources along to share here at the blog. (Tracy is very busy these days helping her daughters care for the and ducklings that have come to live with them. Here are some of the great resources and tips she...
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Earth Observatory from NASA

From the NASA Earth Observatory Land Atmosphere Oceans Life
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Butterfly Gardens

Many years ago we bought a butterfly kit that included a certificate to send away for the larvae and food. Once the larvae arrived, it was great fun to watch them spin their cocoons and then later see each one emerge from their chrysalis as a butterfly. I remember setting them free only to...
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Plants in Motion

Using time lapse photography, at this site one can view germination, photomorphogenesis, tropisms, nastic, movements, circadian responses, general growth, flowers and cellular responses. There are also instructions for making your own time-lapse movie. The project also inspired a collaborative project of the United States Botanic Garden, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and Roger Hangarter called...
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