The coronavirus pandemic may seem like one of the worst things that could be happening to the world right now. And although that might be the case for us, the environment is finally getting the break from human activity that it’s been longing for. With businesses shut down, traveling banned, and everyone in lockdown, traffic and pollution have been significantly reduced and it’s had some notable effects on nature. So while you’re stuck being quarantined, here are some cool things happening around the world as a result.
Is my athletic active wear harming the environment? Learn more about athleisure’s impact on the environment and sustainability.
Are carbon emissions (carbon dioxide) good or bad for our environment? In this lesson, we will explore why carbon emissions are good and why carbon emissions are bad.
Cougar. Mountain Lion. Puma. What do these animals all have in common? Believe it or not, they are actually all names for the same animal! Because this feline spans such a large area, different areas call it different names. As you might think, this could get confusing if scientists try to discuss the same animal, so what do they do? They use taxonomy.
Taxonomy is the science and process of organizing organisms into categories and naming them. Every species of animal has a unique taxonomic, or scientific, name. A species is a group of organisms that reproduce among itself and produce offspring. The scientific name is used by scientists all over the world for ease of communication. After all, it is very important to be specific in science. For example, the scientific name of the cougar/mountain lion/puma is Puma concolor. The name cougar/mountain lion/puma refers to the animal’s common name. Organisms can have many common names used by the public, but when scientists are referring to them, they use the scientific name. Domain Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species
Finals, midterms, SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, the list of tests we have to prepare for is seemingly endless, and the studying that is required for each one appears to be a long and arduous process. Yet it doesn’t have to be that way. By organizing your time and your workspace, using effective study and review methods, and sticking to a study cycle, you can navigate through the process of studying as painlessly and as quickly as possible. Here are Top 5 Study Strategies – Study Smarter, More Effectively, Not Harder
Ever wondered how plants grow or survive? In this educational lesson, we learn all about plant hormones, including gibberellin, auxin, cytokinins, ethylene, and abscisic acid.
You probably go to sleep most – if not all – nights. You probably have dreamt during many of these nights. And you might feel rested every time you go to sleep. Yet did you know about the complex mental processes that happen every time we go to sleep?
16 MBTI Personalities: The INTJ Personality, Love and Relationships; INTJ personality type and advice, signs of attraction, and how to attract INTJs tips.
The basics of rewilding (at least in North America) are the Three C’s: Cores, Corridors, and Carnivores. Rewilding was developed in the 1990’s as a new approach to ecological restoration. Proponents have characterized it as being active rather than reactive. What this means is that instead of viewing conservation as stemming a tide or becoming shepherds to ever-declining animal populations, rewilding is focused on restoring the equilibrium of ecological systems. This is accomplished through a variety of methods that are grouped together under the Three C’s.
Phosphorus Part 2: Health Risks and Disadvantages. Part 1 of this article described the uses and advantages of the element phosphorus. However, there are also various health risks that come with using phosphorus in our lives.
GDP is the universal measure of income among different countries. We’ve heard of the term GDP multiple times, but what exactly is GDP, and how do we measure an entire country’s income? GDP, Gross Domestic Product, measures the total value of all final goods and services produced in the economy of a country during a given year. Important points that need special attention in the definition of GDP are ‘total,’ ‘final,’ ‘country,’ and ‘a given year.’
You want to read more, so you’re reading about how to read more, right? Join us on learning Top 5 Tips on How to Read More in a time of technology!
Introduction When I was young, reading was an integral part of my daily routine and going to the library with my sister to check out books was a sacred ritual. Yet as I got older, that thirst for reading was drowned out by the pressures of school and […]
Polar bears, Siberian tigers, our friendly neighborhood bees – what do they all have in common? That’s right. They’re all endangered species!
What is sometimes informally referred to as the endangered species list is actually called the Red List of Threatened Species.
Dedicated to global education and lifelong learning, Moosmosis is an international youth organization that promotes lifelong learning and aspires to close the gap of health and educational disparities through teaching, tutoring, and mentoring young students. Our national volunteer team teaches and mentors children from impoverished nations, and advocates and fundraises for health and education equality globally. By creating and publishing original open-access lessons and unique e-learning games in both the humanities and sciences, Moosmosis also provides diverse learning tools.
Top 5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating: Procrastination is something that can plague the best of us. Even former president Bill Clinton was a well-known procrastinator! In this article, we share 5 of the best methods to beat procrastination.
A Global Epidemic: The Novel 2019 Coronavirus
On December 31st, 2019, Chinese officials informed the World Health Organization that a group of strange cases of pneumonia were detected in the city of Wuhan. The cause of the pneumonia was unknown, but a week later, Chinese health officials confirmed that the cases were associated with a novel coronavirus.
In this lesson, we learn about what is the coronavirus, how the coronavirus spreads, how deadly it is, and why COVID-19 matters for our public and global health.
The Symbolism of Shoes in Dreams: Shoes are symbolic of our lives, representing a significant meaning of the paths, hardships, and dreams we take on through life. We discuss the various symbolism of shoes in dreams.
How did flightless birds evolve? How did the evolution of the shrinking cod come to be? In this lesson, we learn about the evolution of the flightless birds, such as cormorants, and the evolution of the shrinking cod in our biology selection case studies.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick: Literary Analysis Essay of Silence, Entropy, Loneliness, and Connection
Literary analysis and symbolism essay of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick, including the symbolic interplay of Silence, Entropy, Kipple, Loneliness, and Connection, Humanism, Television, Androids, conclusions and themes
Literature Analysis and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald: Original Symbolism Essay and literary analysis of The Great Gatsby including green light and Daisy symbolism, wealth, American Dream, the Great Gatsby, the color green, materialism, Daisy, and other symbols.
Differences between autocrine, paracrine, juxtacrine, and endocrine signaling. Quick easy lesson on Autocrine vs Paracrine vs Endocrine vs Juxtacrine Signaling.
Biology Unit 2 Study Guide: Basic Building Blocks of Life. Protein, lipid, nucleic acid, carbohydrate, properties of water, enzymes, organelles. With examples and answers to help make biomolecules easy to learn!
To Build A Fire by Jack London: Analysis Essay – original literary analysis essay on To Build A Fire, including themes, characters, literary devices, and more
Biology Unit 1 Study Guide: Ecology and Scientific Method, including Characteristics of Life, Biodiversity, Cycles of Matter, and Global Change. With examples and answers to help make ecology easy to learn!