Tree of Life poster It shows how over 250 common plants, animals and microbes by biologists into domains, kingdoms, phyla, orders, families and genera. It also shows where each group fits into the evolutionary history of life according to the most up-to-date genetic research.
How To Think Visually Using Visual AnalogiesVisual analogy is a powerful problem solving strategy that can help explain new and non-routine problems in terms of familiar ones. To date, however, few researches have given enough attention to visual analogy and visual displays in design contexts.Here is classification that helps me to solve non-routine information design problems while using familiar knowledge structures. [[MORE]]Charts and DiagramsThis most abstract types of visualization…
This is a great site with technology lesson plans for elementary school children from very simple activities for kindergarten age through quite advanced lessons for 5th grade. There are activities for word processing, spreadsheets and graphing, powerpoint presentations, graphic arts, multimedia, internet research and more. ~Homeschool Freebie of the Day
Americans for Safe Access - Advancing Legal Medical Marijuana Therapeutics and Research - Medical Professionals Regarding Accepted Use of Medical Cannabis Sign On Letter is prepared is in advance of the federal DC Circuit Court of Appeals hearing October 16, 2012, which will consider questions regarding the appropriate classification of marijuana or cannabis in the drug scheduling framework.
The Australian National Botanic Gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The plants are displayed for the enjoyment and education of visitors and are used for research into plant classification and biology. A herbarium of preserved plant specimens is closely associated with the living collection.
Libbie Henrietta Hyman (1888-1969) graduated from the University of Chicago in 1910 and earned a Ph.D. degree from Chicago in 1915. She stayed at the university with an appointment as a research assistant until 1931 because, despite her pioneering work on classification of invertebrates and her publication volume (six major books and over 100 articles), other universities would not hire her because she was Jewish. In 1937 she was appointed as a research associate at the American Museum of…
Daisy family: Arctotis. ("gsfrenchshabbylife.") From Chrome research: "Arctotis is a genus of annual and perennial plants in the family Asteraceae. Arctotis is native to dry stony slopes in southern Africa. Some of the plants are alternatively placed in the genus Venidium. Scientific name: Arctotis; Higher classification: Daisy family. Wikipedia."
Rare Insect Fossil Reveals 100 Million Years of Evolutionary Stasis...Researchers have discovered the 100 million-year-old ancestor of a group of large, carnivorous, cricket-like insects that still live today in S Asia, N Indochina and Africa. The new find, in a limestone fossil bed in NE Brazil, corrects the mistaken classification of another fossil of this type and reveals that the genus has undergone very little evolutionary change since the Early Cretaceous Period.