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Light Energy and Plant Photosynthesis

photosynthesis
Photosynthesis
4:02PM
August 16, 2011

How sunlight is converted into light energy, from the tops of forest canopies to the ground

Light Energy and Plant Photosynthesis – Instructor’s Guide

photosynthesis
Photosynthesis
3:55PM
August 16, 2011

How sunlight is converted into light energy, from the tops of forest canopies to the ground

Glowing Spinach – Instructor’s Guide

Chlorophyll glowing
Chlorophyll glowing
4:09PM
August 15, 2011

Why chlorophyll turns red under ultra-violet light

Glowing Spinach

Chlorophyll glowing
Chlorophyll glowing
3:57PM
August 15, 2011

Why chlorophyll turns red under ultra-violet light

What is a Wetland?

Swamp
Wetland
11:30AM
August 15, 2011

Swamps, Marshes, Ocean inlets…All of these are wetlands, which have standing water and are not deep

Wetland Water

Man next to wetland
Wetlands can be open or closed
11:16AM
August 15, 2011

Hydro periods are a fingerprint on how wetlands receive their water: from river overflows, rain, or runoff. To understand a particular wetland, scientists must understand where the water comes from, and to figure out if a wetland is OPEN or CLOSED.

Wetland Soil

Swamp soil
Swamp soil
11:06AM
August 15, 2011

Soil in wetlands lack oxygen, making the soil appear darker. Because of the lack of oxygen, plant matter doesn’t break down as fast.

Wetland Shape and Climate

Hand with plants
The shape of wetlands
3:54PM
August 12, 2011

Different types of plants grow in wetlands according to the shape of the wetland, shoreline (slopes – steep and shallow), as well as climate and soil ph

Wetland Habitat

Insect in swamp
Insect in swamp
3:45PM
August 12, 2011

Wetlands are home to healthy bacteria, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds

Wetland Insects

Insect
Insect
3:25PM
August 12, 2011

A healthy wetland will have ample insects, and won’t be a breeding ground for mosquitoes