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Reaction Time

You'll be challenged to test your reaction time under different conditions and then compare the results. You'll find out how processing in the brain changes reaction time under different conditions: being distracted, being presented with emotionally charged stimuli, or being faced with increasing complex tasks.

Report Your Sightings

Observe various migratory species (hummingbirds, butterflies, etc.) and report their sightings online. Share and review the sightings with other students/classrooms to track hemispheric migratory patterns.

Rock Cycle Assessment: Test Your Skills

Test your knowledge of rocks and the rock cycle. Take this 15-question test, review your correct and incorrect answers, and print out your assessment.

The Rock Cycle Diagram

Put your knowledge of rock types and geologic processes together to identify the different parts of the rock cycle. Answer a series of questions to complete the rock cycle diagram.

Start Your Rock Collection

Click on a rock in the landscape to learn more about it. Then add it to your collection.

Stellar Spectra

When the light of a star passes through a spectrograph, elements of that star reveal a specific signature. Compare the spectra of four elements and a star to identify which elements you can detect in the star's atmospere.

Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration

Join the celebration by creating paper butterflies that will migrate to their counterparts in Mexico for the winter. Children in Mexico who live beside the monarch's winter sanctuaries send them north in the spring.

Transform the Rock

There are five processes that can change rocks over time. Pick the process that has changed each rock from one type to another and then identify the process that cycles each rock from magma to rock and back to magma.

Tulip Gardens

Track tulip growth as the season changes from winter to spring. See how temperature, rainfall and sunshine affect growth and help scientists look for patterns of climate change.

Volcanoes

Today, there are many active volcanoes worldwide. Is there anything we can do to predict how and when they will erupt?

What's Inside the Earth?

What’s inside the earth? Examine the earth’s distinct layers (crust, mantle and core) and find out.

Where Is the Player?

Examine how multiple light sources produce shadows of differing darkness and length. Move a player (with four light sources) around the field until your image matches the five other images on the page so you can identify where the player is on the field.

Whooping Cranes

Track the migration of whooping cranes, once on the verge of extinction. Follow new crane chicks from their hatching to the day they complete their first fall migration at 5 to 6 months of age.

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