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Polar Bears
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This is an overview of the wonderful polar bear.  It tells about the size, habitat, diet, and survival of the polar bear.


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Nature's Life Cycle
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In this podcast from The Friends of Auntie Litter", the Patrol learns that one very important characteristic of all living things--plants and animals--is they carry on respiration.  They also move, reproduce, grow, and take nourishment.  Bobby Bunkle describes a food chain as he scuba dives.  Since plants and animals are so important, it's crucial to protect the environment in which they live.  The Grunge, for instance, doesn't understand that trees provide animals with oxygen and homes, so he likes to cut them down.


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Make a Difference!
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Mr. Grody has one last lesson to learn.  In this podcast from The Friends of Auntie Litter", Auntie Litter and the Pollution Patrol remind Mr. Grody why pollution must be stopped.  By describing the connections between people, plants, and animals in the cycles of life, Auntie Litter guides Mr. Grody to grasp the interdependence of all living things on Earth.  The Patrol reviews how the prevention of pollution and the protection of plants and animals are necessary for everyone's survival.  Mr. Grody joins the Pollution Patrol and at last each Patroller knows how to make a difference every day to save our world, because we're all in it together.


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Life in a Rotting Log - Part 2
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This video shows how living things use their environment to survive and how these living things depend on each other. It shows some organisms that live in a pond and rotting log and the role they play in their ecosystem. There are three groups in any ecosystem. These groups are called comsumers, producers, and decomposers. Filmed in the outdoors.


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The Life Cycle of the Darkling Beetle
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Every living thing has a lifecycle.  This podcast expains the stages of a darkling beetle's lifte cycle.


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Millipedes
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Using AMSTI Animals Studies unit, student give a summary of their experience with millipedes.  Students go through the various activities that were completed in the millipedes section of the unit.  Students share their knowledge they acquired about millipedes.  They also share the steps and process of creating the millipede habitat.  Students follow up with millipede care.


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Bearded Dragon Feeding
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From June 16th thru September 23rd 2007 the Exploreum is experiencing a reptile invasion. One of our newest visitors is a Bearded Dragon, yet to named, who lives in the Ciba Lab and visits with guest in the reptile exhibit. We have taken the opportunity to film this amazing animal as he excitedly feeds on a large batch of crickets. What fun it is to watch reptiles eat.


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Scorpion Science
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Scorpions are fascinating arachnids. We have spent over 3 months handling and caring for 2 Black Emperor Scorpions. This video shows one of them feeding on a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. We have also managed to capture our scorpion as it appears under ultraviolet light. We hope you enjoy this gross yet fascinating footage.


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Venus Flytrap Feedings
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Venus flytraps are carnivores. They eat meat. These plants contain 3 trigger hairs on the roof of the trap (mouth) and 3 hairs on the bottom. When an insect or anything triggers those hairs the plant snaps shut trapping its prey. Check out the video to see this amazing natural mechanism in action. NOTE: This video does not include audio.


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In an Instant: Frog Feedings
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While showing the Frogs exhibit we decided to use our high speed video camera to capture frogs feeding. These videos were shot at 600 frames per second. It is amazing to watch their movements. Also watch the tongues and the eyes. NOTE: This video does not include audio.


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Planet H2O- Water Pollution and the Aquatic Food Chain
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Biomagnification is the accumulation of a substance up the food chain by transfer of the pollutant in smaller organisms that are food for larger organisms in the chain. It generally refers to the sequence of processes which results in higher concentrations in organisms at higher levels in the food chain (at higher trophic levels). These processes result in an organism having higher concentrations of a substance than is present in the organism’s food. There is evidence that some carnivores at the ends of longer food chains (e.g. larger fish, birds of prey, HUMANS) can then accumulate the water pollutant from eating down in the food chain. Clean fresh water is vital to life on our planet. What can happen if our waters become polluted? How can that affect us as humans if it is happening in the water and to the organisms in that water? One of the ways pollution impacts humans is through food chains. We have to remember that we are part of the environment and as a result, part of the food chain. We eat many of the aquatic organisms, fish and shellfish, which can be detrimentally affected by water pollution.


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African Dwarf Frogs
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This podcast provides an overview of how to care for an African Dwarf frog. It was created by 4th grade students and is aligned with the AMSTI lesson of The Life Cycle of a Frog. 


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A trip to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA with Brock and his family.
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Join Brock and his family on a fun and educational trip to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA. See pictures of whale sharks, large grouper, manta rays, spider crabs, penguins, alligators, jellyfish and fish from coral reefs. Learn more about where these animals live around the world. This lesson can be aligned with Thinkfinity lesson - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/g35/aquarium.html 


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