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Subject: Science
Title: Parrot Learning     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a parrot researcher who believes that birds may develop language-like communication and other abilities in ways remarkably similar to humans. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Feather Analysis     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a technique for tracking the migration of songbirds that involves analyzing their feathers. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Killifish and Pollution     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how fish are adapting to high levels of pollution in American rivers. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Hominid Diet     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that indicates that early humans may have eaten termites as at least part of their diet. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Dolphin Brains     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about one scientist who's trying to find out how dolphins got so brainy. Lori Marino, a psychologist at Emory University and the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, is looking at how the dolphin brain evolved, specifically focusing on its size and shape. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Killer Windows     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a study of migratory bird deaths conducted by Field Museum scientists. The study suggests that birds are less likely to fly into windows of skyscrapers if the buildings are not brightly lit. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Litter Life     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a study that suggests that litter might be a means for aquatic organisms to be transported from one environment into another, potentially causing problems with invasive species. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Evolution: Teacher's Guide
http://www.pbs.org/w...
This 40-page curriculum guide on evolution includes worksheets and links to videos.

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How Animal Camouflage Works
http://www.howstuffw...
In this article, students will see how animals blend in with their environment so that others might overlook them. Students will look at a few sophisticated hiders who can change their camouflage in accordance with a change in their surroundings. In addition to these expert hiders, students will look at some animals who don't hide at all, but throw predators off by disguising themselves as something dangerous or uninteresting.

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Camouflage
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Picture gallery of animals and their camouflage

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Animal camouflage
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Pictures of animals using camouflage as protection.

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