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Exemplary web sites for Living Environment

by Christopher Travers
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Description:

Useful websites and resources for understanding Living Environment.

Course:

SEYS 562

Learning Outcomes:

Nutrients 

Carbohydrates 

Tendons and ligaments 

Food webs 

Natural selection

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Website for nutrients: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwqExObifXM. This short video clip can be used as a motivator for a nutrients lesson plan. This video discusses the importance of micro nutrients in keeping humans healthy and to fight off diseases. 

Website for carbohydrates: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CE8QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.schools.utah.gov%2Fcte%2Fdocuments%2Ffacs%2Fconference%2FS11%2FFN_Reber_HavingFun.doc&ei=JhSlUqKxFqjJsATkhoDYAg&usg=AFQjCNECdqHayvidAquTKELa2KA9ie3M_w&sig2=lM5lY9vo0OXF5PmxefJI_g&bvm=bv.57752919,d.cWc. 

This is a link to a lesson on teaching students the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates. This is a great idea to use in the classroom to teach students the difference between fast and slow digesting carbohydrates. 

 

Website for tendons and ligaments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdJ5QDkqG2g. This short video clip can be shown during a lesson on human locomotion to distingush the key point: The difference between tendons and ligaments.

 

Website for food webs: http://king.portlandschools.org/files/houses/y2/animalmaineia/files/species/pfrogvd/foodweb/foodweb.html.

This site can be used during a food web lesson plan. It has in depth pictures and distingushes food webs from food chains. 

 

Website for natural selection:https://www.google.com/search?q=darwin+natural+selection&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=SxelUvWxBujPsATwrYHIBg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1040&bih=613#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=2CG560gc2BzwyM%3A%3BQ8KmlMT3YBpAuM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.biology-online.org%252Fimages%252Fdarwin_finches.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.biology-online.org%252F2%252F11_natural_selection.htm%3B400%3B311. 

This link is to an image of darwin's finches. This image can be used during a lesson on natural selection. It shows a good example of the differences of the finche's beaks from different locations. 

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