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Divergent Boundaries - Spreading Plates

What happens as boundaries diverge? Watch a continental rift, volcanoes and lakes form as two continental plates move apart.

DNA

Learn about genetics, genetic engineering, the Human Genome Project and the ethical implications of these new technologies.

DNA Assessment: Test Your Skills

Test your knowledge of DNA, RNA, genes, genomes, transcription and genetic engineering. Take this 40-question test, review your answers, and print out your assessment.

DNA Timeline

Explore the history of DNA on this interactive timeline. Discover key moments in the study of DNA as well as more recent developments in DNA technology, such as genetically engineered food and cloning.

Dynamic Earth

Delve into the structure of the Earth to learn what causes earthquakes, volcanoes, and more.

Dynamic Earth Assessment: Test Your Skills

Test your knowledge of the earth’s layers and the shifts that create mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. Take this 30-question test, review your answers, and print out your assessment.

Earth's Plates

Examine clues about the behavior, history and appearance of various volcanoes. Then try to locate the volcanoes on the map.

Ecology Lab

Build your own ecosystem, and explore the effects of these interrelationships.

Energy Lab

Try to meet the world's projected energy demand by choosing from the available energy sources, while keeping atmospheric CO2 under control. You must avoid the limits and pitfalls associated with each energy source.

Evolution of Large Scale Structure in the Universe

Vary two of the most important cosmological parameters, run the simulation and try to build our universe. Compare your simulated universe to real observations.

Evolution of Túngara Frog Mating Calls

Use molecular information and observe female response patterns to learn about the mating calls of Physalaemus frogs. Examine the evolution of female preference for particular call characteristics.

5-Question Survey: Chemical Change

Find out your or your students' basic knowledge of concepts like matter, molecules and open and closed systems. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

5-Question Survey: Density and Pressure

Find out your or your students' understanding of density and pressure. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

5-Question Survey: Heat and Temperature

Find out your or your students' understanding of heat and temperature. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

5-Question Survey: Reviewing the Previous Sessions

Find out your or your students' understanding of matter. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

5-Question Survey: Rising and Sinking

Find out your or your students' understanding of fluid displacement. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

Five-Question Survey: What are your ideas about basic astronomy?

Find out your or your students' understanding of astronomy. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

4-Question Survey: Matter

Find out your or your students' understanding of matter. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

Fun House Mirrors

Explore the effect of concave and convex mirrors. Combine concave and convex mirrors to design a fun house mirror that will create the distorted pictures of Melissa and Sam.

Genetic Engineering: Translating an mRNA Sequence

Translate an mRNA sequence into an amino acid chain using a codon chart. Then match each codon with the correct amino acid.

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