The Fungi Kingdom: Common Characteristics of Fungi
By Barbara Liang
Learners examine what defines a fungus and read how fungi differ from animals and plants.
In this animated activity, learners examine the two major phases of cell division: mitosis and cytokinesis.
Lifecycles of Animals and Plants
In this animated activity, sexual reproduction in animals is contrasted with the alternation of generation lifecycle of plants.
The Plant Kingdom: An Introduction
Learners read about the mutations that occurred in plants for the successful transition from an aquatic to a terrestrial existence. The classification of plants is based on these adaptive structures.
In this well-illustrated object, learners examine basic floral anatomy. The flower is the reproductive organ of the angiosperm.
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine the characteristics, ecological importance, and lifecycle of the ascomycetes of the fungi kingdom.
Golder Finches Get the Girls
By Andrea Huntoon
Explore how a goldfinch interacts with its environment and how it's affected by environmental changes.
Chytrids, as members of this group are known, are found everywhere. In this animated learning object, students examine the role of chytrids and their impact on the environment.
Fruit: Triumph of the Angiosperms
Learners read how fruits are classified according to their texture and according to how they developed from their floral anatomy.
The Basidiomycetes of the Fungi Kingdom
Learners examine the lifecycle of basidiomycetes. Terminology and fungi examples are provided.
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the lifecycle of fungi including asexual and sexual reproduction. Learners test their knowledge by identifying a diagram and by completing a crossword puzzle.
Learners read a general description of the function and structure of leaves and examine drawings and microscopic views. A matching exercise completes the learning object.
How to Use a Microscope
Learners examine the function of each part of a microscope and follow step-by-step instructions on how to focus on a specimen. They also review the proper use and care of a microscope and test their knowledge in two drag-and-drop exercises.