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  • Meiosis is important in assuring genetic diversity in sexual reproduction. Use this interactive animation to follow Meiosis I (reduction division) and Meiosis II in a continuous sequence or stop at any stage and review critical events.

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://www.cellsalive.com/meiosis.htm
  • This animation demonstrates the stages of mitosis in an animal cell. Use the control buttons in the upper left to run the complete animation. Click on any intermediate stage (for example, Anaphase), and see a representative still frame.

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://www.cellsalive.com/mitosis.htm
  • Do you know how to make your home a safe space during an earthquake? The more you do before an earthquake shakes your space, the less damage you will have--and the more points you will earn in this game. Compete against your friends and family to see who can earn the most points!

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://www.dropcoverholdon.org/beatthequake/game/
  • Welcome to the CELLS alive BioCams. In these BioCams, you will get to learn about cancer and bacteria cells. However, these are a bit different from "livecams" you might find elsewhere on the web - these repeat at daily or shorter intervals in order to convey information on biological rhythms.

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://www.cellsalive.com/cam0.htm
  • This Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change kids page is all about global warming. Exploring the movie on this site will help you to learn about: greenhouse gases, solar rays, infrared rays, deforestation, and emissions. The site also allows you to test your knowledge by taking a global-warming quiz.

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/
  • This great interactive resource allows you multiple opportunities to explore weather related concepts. After clicking start, you will learn how to report and predict the weather at the underground W.H.E.D weather caves! Each activity has three different levels, and each level is harder than the one before it. This resource also includes a teacher's guide (with pre- and post- tests) and links to additional weather related resources. These include a weather glossary, a Fahrenheit to Celsius & Celsius to Fahrenheit converter, and a link that provides information about interesting people in the weather field.

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://www.edheads.org/activities/weather/
  • This animation explores the forces and processes that deform rocks by creating folds, faults, and mountain ranges. You will learn how landmasses move, see the resulting deformation, and learn how this deformation relates to plate tectonics.

  • This is a great site to help you learn about glaciers! On this webpage, you will learn what glaciers are, how they are formed, the different types of glaciers, their anatomy, how they move, and about glacial erosion. This site also has a model that helps you to understand glacial growth and retreat.

  • Groundwater is water that occupies pore spaces and other voids in the saturated zone. Use this animation to help you learn the difference in water levels between a wet month and a dry month.

  • Construct a heart circulation model to help you learn about the heart. To do this, place the following “heart events” into proper order by numbering them in order of occurrence, 1 through 5. When you’ve finished, click the “activate” button to see an animation of the heart circulating blood.

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://smile.cosi.org/openheart/html/anatomy3.html
 

NSF logo This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-0840824. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.