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Anticipating and Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants
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Finding and eradicating invasive plants is a tough job that requires constant vigilance. County-scale maps that show where invasive plants are and where they have the potential to spread in the future are helping on-the-ground efforts to build the resilience of natural vegetation.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Biology II
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This template course was developed from generally available open educational resources (OER) in use at multiple institutions, drawing mostly from a primary work published by OpenStax College Concepts of Biology, but also including additional open works from various sources as noted in attributions on each page of materials.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
07/05/2018
Biotechnology: Can It Help in Making the Desert Green?
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This learning video introduces high school students to a topic they would not ordinarily study in school, biotechnology, and to different applications of biotechnology that relate to the main theme of the module - making the desert greener. After reviewing traditional methods used for manipulating plants to produce desired traits, students will learn about the methods of making transgenic plants. Dr. Ziad discusses a real world problem that is critical in his country, Jordan, where much of the land is desert. A prerequisite to this video lesson is some background in biology.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Ziad W. Jaradat, PhD
Date Added:
12/10/2020
CK-12 Biology (CA Textbook)
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Submitted as part of the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) Phase 3 Digital Textbook Initiative (CA DTI3), CK-12 Foundation’s high school Biology FlexBook covers cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, botany, zoology, and physiology. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Douglas Wilkin Ph.D.
Date Added:
01/03/2019
CK-12 Life Science Concepts for Middle School
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CK-12’s Life Science delivers a full course of study in the life sciences for the middle school student, relating an understanding of the history, disciplines, tools, and modern techniques of science to the exploration of cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, evolution, prokaryotes, protists,fungi, plants, animals, invertebrates, vertebrates, human biology, and ecology. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Date Added:
11/29/2012
CK-12 Life Science For Middle School
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CK-12’s Life Science delivers a full course of study in the life sciences for the middle school student, relating an understanding of the history, disciplines, tools, and modern techniques of science to the exploration of cell biology, genetics, evolution, prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, the animal kingdom, the human body, and ecology. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D.
Date Added:
02/29/2012
The Case of the Stolen Painting: A Forensic Mystery
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This video will help students, particularly those not in AP-level classes, have a practical application for knowing about the major divisions between plants, particularly about the details of plant anatomy and reproduction. Students will be able to :Identify the major evolutionary innovations that separate plant divisions, and classify plants as belonging to one of those divisions based on phenotypic differences in plants. Classify plants by their pollen dispersal methods using pollen dispersal mapping, and justify the location of a _„ƒcrime scene_„Ž using map analysis. Analyze and present their analysis of banding patterns from DNA fingerprinting done using plants in a forensic context.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
MIT BLOSSOMS
Sydney Bergman
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Discovery Swap
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This student-centered Exploration Routine can be used in many different ecosystems and provides a way for students to search for, observe, research, and share discoveries about organisms. It can be used with any type of organism or phenomenon you choose for students to focus on, such as macro-invertebrates in streams or ponds, under-log organisms, insects caught with nets, or plants.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Beetles: Science and Teaching for Field Instructors
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Effect of Environment on Plant Growth
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This activity demonstrates the effect of changes in the environment on the growth of plants. The plants are placed in environments such as high salinity, cold, heat, or drought and observe the different reactions (growth) of the plants to these conditions. Students discuss the desirability of breeding new types of plants that are better able to withstand these changes if they occur in the general environment. The objectives of this activity is to: 1. Plant, grow and maintain plants under different environmental treatment conditions. 2. Observe differences in plant growth between these treatments. 3. Compare the growth of treated plants with the growth of control plants

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Provider Set:
NGSS@NSTA
Author:
Janice Stephens
Jan Leach
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Foothill Native Plants. Bigtooth Maple, Color Range.
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An image of -- Bigtooth maple, color range -- is provided, drawn from the the collection of UTAH NATIVE PLANTS, contributed by the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, University of Utah. The photographs show the changing appearance of various plants throughout the seasons. === Bigtooth maple (Acer grandidentatum) is often found along streams and in drainages in the foothill region. 'Bigtooth' refers to the leaves of these trees which are deeply lobed. It is also called canyon maple or western sugar maple. In the fall, the leaves are very colorful. Deer and livestock eat the twigs and leaves. Native people used bigtooth maple for flavoring. ===

Subject:
Science
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah History Encyclopedia
Author:
Powell, Allan Kent
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Foothill Native Plants. Bigtooth Maple, Floral Structure.
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An image of -- Bigtooth maple, floral structure -- is provided, drawn from the the collection of UTAH NATIVE PLANTS, contributed by the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, Unviersity of Utah. The photographs show the changing appearance of various plants throughout the seasons. === Bigtooth maple (Acer grandidentatum) is often found along streams and in drainages in the foothill region. 'Bigtooth' refers to the leaves of these trees which are deeply lobed. It is also called canyon maple or western sugar maple. In the fall, the leaves are very colorful. Deer and livestock eat the twigs and leaves. Native people used bigtooth maple for flavoring. ===

Subject:
Science
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
Van Cott, John W.
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Foothill Native Plants. Bigtooth Maple, Hillside.
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An image of -- Bigtooth maple, hillside -- is provided, drawn from the the collection of UTAH NATIVE PLANTS, contributed by the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, Unviersity of Utah. The photographs show the changing appearance of various plants throughout the seasons. === Bigtooth maple (Acer grandidentatum) is often found along streams and in drainages in the foothill region. 'Bigtooth' refers to the leaves of these trees which are deeply lobed. It is also called canyon maple or western sugar maple. In the fall, the leaves are very colorful. Deer and livestock eat the twigs and leaves. Native people used bigtooth maple for flavoring. ===

Subject:
Science
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
Van Cott, John W.
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Foothill Native Plants. Bigtooth Maple, Red Leaves.
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An image of -- Bigtooth maple, red leaves -- is provided, drawn from the the collection of UTAH NATIVE PLANTS, contributed by the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, Unviersity of Utah. The photographs show the changing appearance of various plants throughout the seasons. === Bigtooth maple (Acer grandidentatum) is often found along streams and in drainages in the foothill region. 'Bigtooth' refers to the leaves of these trees which are deeply lobed. It is also called canyon maple or western sugar maple. In the fall, the leaves are very colorful. Deer and livestock eat the twigs and leaves. Native people used bigtooth maple for flavoring. ===

Subject:
Science
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
Van Cott, John W.
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Foothill Native Plants. Bitterbrush.
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An image of -- Bitterbrush -- is provided, drawn from the the collection of UTAH NATIVE PLANTS, contributed by the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, Unviersity of Utah. The photographs show the changing appearance of various plants throughout the seasons. === Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata) has small, silvery leaves adapted for its life on sunny hillsides and rocky slopes at 3500- 9000 feet. It is called the favorite browse of mule deer, and it is also eaten by elk. The seeds are eaten by pocket gophers, chipmunks, and ground squirrels. ===

Subject:
Science
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
Van Cott, John W.
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Foothill Native Plants. Bitterbrush, Leaf Close-Up.
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An image of -- Bitterbrush, leaf close-up -- is provided, drawn from the the collection of UTAH NATIVE PLANTS, contributed by the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, Unviersity of Utah. The photographs show the changing appearance of various plants throughout the seasons. === Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata) has small, silvery leaves adapted for its life on sunny hillsides and rocky slopes at 3500- 9000 feet. It is called the favorite browse of mule deer, and it is also eaten by elk. The seeds are eaten by pocket gophers, chipmunks, and ground squirrels. ===

Subject:
Science
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah History Encyclopedia
Author:
Lyman, Edward Leo; and Powell, Allan Kent, editor
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Foothill Native Plants. Chokecherry.
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An image of -- Chokecherry -- is provided, drawn from the the collection of UTAH NATIVE PLANTS, contributed by the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, Unviersity of Utah. The photographs show the changing appearance of various plants throughout the seasons. === Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) is usually found along streams or on moist slopes at 4500- 9,000 feet. It is an important food source for many animals, including grouse and bighorn sheep. It was named chokecherry for the bitter taste of the berries, though it has been widely used for jams and juice. ===

Subject:
Science
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
Van Cott, John W.
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Foothill Native Plants. Chokecherry, with Berries.
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An image of -- Chokecherry, with berries -- is provided, drawn from the the collection of UTAH NATIVE PLANTS, contributed by the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, Unviersity of Utah. The photographs show the changing appearance of various plants throughout the seasons. === Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) is usually found along streams or on moist slopes at 4500- 9,000 feet. It is an important food source for many animals, including grouse and bighorn sheep. It was named chokecherry for the bitter taste of the berries, though it has been widely used for jams and juice. ===

Subject:
Science
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
Van Cott, John W.
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Foothill Native Plants. Chokecherry, with Flowers.
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An image of -- Chokecherry, with flowers -- is provided, drawn from the the collection of UTAH NATIVE PLANTS, contributed by the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, Unviersity of Utah. The photographs show the changing appearance of various plants throughout the seasons. === Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) is usually found along streams or on moist slopes at 4500- 9000 feet. It is an important food source for many animals, including grouse and bighorn sheep. It was named chokecherry for the bitter taste of the berries, though it has been widely used for jams and juice. ===

Subject:
Science
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Geography of Utah
Author:
Fisher, Albert L.
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Foothill Native Plants. Gambel Oak.
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An image of -- Gambel oak -- is provided, drawn from the the collection of UTAH NATIVE PLANTS, contributed by the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, Unviersity of Utah. The photographs show the changing appearance of various plants throughout the seasons. === Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii), often called scrub oak, grows at 4500- 7500 feet along the Wasatch Front. This deciduous shrub is often seen in thickets because it grows in clones. It is an important browse for deer. Stellars jays, scrub jays, and rodents feed on its acorns. Acorns were ground and used by native people in bread, soup and pancakes. ===

Subject:
Science
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
Van Cott, John W.
Date Added:
10/11/2018