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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: ABC Book of Fauna
Description: This lesson is to provide students the opportunity to explore the various types of fauna (animals) found in the various biomes throughout the world.


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Arthropod Brochure in Microsoft Word
Overview:
This podcast demonstrates how to create a brochure about a specific arthropod. The podcast defines arthropods and their characteristics. The podcast explains how to set up a tri-fold brochure in Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010.


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Podcasts


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Living in a Coral Reef
http://marinebio.org...
This website provides information on the various types of reefs across the world, how they are constructed, and how population plays into the deconstruction. It also has a video on coral reefs and climate change.

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Interactive Animal and Plant Classification Quiz
http://www.quia.com/...
This website allows students to take a quiz on the general characteristics of animals and plants.

Informational Materials


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Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life
http://www.dnr.state...
The Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life website is an instructional resource on submerged aquatic vegetation and other coastal aquatic organisms provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Information, for both students and teachers, is geared to grades 6-12.

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What are Corals and Coral Reefs?
http://www.coris.noa...
This website discusses the types of coral reefs and their ecosystem. It also includes pictures and diagrams.

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Checklist of Marine Flora and Fauna at Seaside Park-Bridgeport, Connecticut
http://www1bpt.bridg...
This site features both scientific and common names of flora and fauna at Seaside Park in Connecticut. This resource is presented by the University of Bridgeport.

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Living in a Coral Reef
http://marinebio.org...
This website provides information on the various types of reefs across the world, how they are constructed, and how population plays into the deconstruction. It also has a video on coral reefs and climate change.

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What Lives in the Dead Zones?
https://aquacon.nd.e...
This website explores the effects of pollution on marine life in the ocean.

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Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life
http://www.dnr.state...
The Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life website is an instructional resource on submerged aquatic vegetation and other coastal aquatic organisms provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Information, for both students and teachers, is geared to grades 6-12.

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Creatures of Light
https://itunes.apple...
This companion app for the popular new exhibition Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence offers a close look at some of the extraordinary organisms that produce light. Enjoy interactive animations, photo galleries, and videos that reveal the beauty of this amazing natural phenomenon, how it works, and how scientists study it.

Learning Activities


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Creatures of Light
https://itunes.apple...
This companion app for the popular new exhibition Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence offers a close look at some of the extraordinary organisms that produce light. Enjoy interactive animations, photo galleries, and videos that reveal the beauty of this amazing natural phenomenon, how it works, and how scientists study it.

Teacher Tools


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What Lives in the Dead Zones?
https://aquacon.nd.e...
This website explores the effects of pollution on marine life in the ocean.

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