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Baby Season | UNTAMED
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Learn about the very busiest time of year for Wildlife Center staff, students, and volunteers -- baby season! Spring is a time for new life; many species of wild animals are giving birth or laying eggs and caring for young throughout much of the spring. It's also the time of year when people are more active; as the warm weather approaches, humans spend more time in their yards and gardens and in the great outdoors. This increased activity of both humans and wild animals can put us all in more direct contact with one another. There are a number of misinformation and misconceptions about young wild animals; learn from the Wildlife Center staff how to best help young animals stay in the wild with their parents. UNTAMED looks at the wild and often perilous world of wildlife, as seen through the eyes of the patients of the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a non-profit teaching and research hospital for native wildlife.

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STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Science
Living Systems and Processes
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Lesson
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
04/22/2020
Bats | UNTAMED
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Learn about bats -- a diverse group of flying mammals that humans often associate with folklore, legends, ghost stories, and scary tales. But we have more in common with bats than we think -- these tiny mammals are socially intelligent and can have a rich social structure and means of communication with each other. Bats are not only fascinating, but they are also quite beneficial to our environment and play an important role in the habitats we share with them. These animals are in need of our help now more than ever as they face population declines and serious problems, most of which originate from humans.  

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STEM/STEAM
Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Science
Living Systems and Processes
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Lesson
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
04/22/2020
Biochemistry Review
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This is a Biochemistry Pre-test or Review, matching exercise. In the form of a one page Word document. It is the first unit in AP Biology with these terms being used throughout the rest of the year, so it is essential learning for that course.

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STEM/STEAM
Health and Medical Sciences
Living Systems and Processes
Matter
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Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Holly Frye
Date Added:
01/04/2020
Biological Molecules
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In a 15 minute video, Paul Andersen describes the four major biological molecules found in living things. There are links to two worksheets and a transcript of the videoso you can create your own guided notes for students to complete while watching the video.

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STEM/STEAM
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Visual Media
Author:
Holly Frye
Date Added:
01/02/2020
Explore and Make Cyanotype Photograms
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This resource provides an inquiry-based exploration of the cyanotype photograms using examples from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and video explanations of the history, science, and artistic process of cyanotype photograms.

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STEM/STEAM
Visual Art
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Interactive
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
Author:
VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Date Added:
02/13/2020
Fossil Identification Software
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Earth Science SOL ES.9 states that students should interpret the history of the Earth from fossils. In theory this is easy, but may take years to be proficient at identifying index fossils and getting their geologic age. I have created an app that allows students to measure fossils,  get their identity down to the genus level and their geologic age, in under 5 minutes! The app also can calculate the surface are of the shells. 

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STEM/STEAM
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Bill Schmachtenberg
Date Added:
05/20/2020
Hawks and Falcons | UNTAMED
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Learn about diurnal birds of prey -- a diverse group of birds across the globe which includes hawks, falcons, osprey, eagles, and kites. While these different families of birds have a variety of physical and behavioral traits, they are all specially adapted for daytime hunting. Today, most of these birds of prey are widely appreciated by the public, but they still face many dangers. Learn more about these amazing raptors and how to help.UNTAMED looks at the wild and often perilous world of wildlife, as seen through the eyes of the patients of the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a non-profit teaching and research hospital for native wildlife.

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STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Science
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Lesson
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
04/22/2020
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Hot Job: Investigate Illness as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist
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How do you track a disease? How do you determine if a blood sample contains a virus or a bacteria that could make millions of people sick? What type of information would you need to know to stop a disease from spreading? If you are interested in these questions then being an “Illness investigator” or a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) might be the right career path for you. 

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STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
02/27/2020
Hot Job: Investigate Illness as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist
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How do you track a disease? How do you determine if a blood sample contains a virus or a bacteria that could make millions of people sick? What type of information would you need to know to stop a disease from spreading? If you are interested in these questions then being an “Illness investigator” or a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) might be the right career path for you. 

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Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020
Hot Jobs: Advanced Manufacturing's High Tech Career Paths
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Manufacturers today are rapidly innovating the way things are made, creating new manufacturing techniques and scrambling to make sure our workforce has the skills needed to fill the jobs. In Virginia there is a projected annual shortfall of 11,000 skilled technicians for career opportunities in modern manufacturing.

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Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Trade and Industrial
Material Type:
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Public Media (VPM)
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Hot Jobs: Biomechanical Engineering of a Nano-Tattoo
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Biomechanical engineering is an interdisciplinary field of science that applies the rules and principles of mechanical engineering to biological systems. It combines elements of many disciplines, including biology, engineering, physics, chemistry, and mathematics to better understand how physical forces influence living organisms. A biomechanical engineer may find work in the medical, scientific, industrial or governmental sectors. It is also sometimes considered a subset of Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering.

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Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Material Type:
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Public Media (VPM)
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Hot Jobs: Bioscience and Drug Discovery with “Organs on a Bench”
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Jobs in drug discovery and bioscience use math, biology and computer science to improve the lives of very sick people in a faster, safer way. If you do well in these subjects, this might be the field for you!

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Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Material Type:
Reading
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020
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Hot Jobs: Cyber Security Analysts Fight Crime
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Cyber Security, the protection of our information via computers and the internet is one of the fastest growing industries in Virginia and around the world. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Cyber Security Analysts (also known as Information Security Analysts) will grow by 37% over the next 10 years. That’s a much faster growth rate than the average for all other occupations.

Subject:
Cybersecurity
Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Visual Media
Author:
Sherri Pillow
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
05/19/2020
Hot Jobs: Cyber Security Analysts Fight Crime
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Cyber Security, the protection of our information via computers and the internet is one of the fastest growing industries in Virginia and around the world. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Cyber Security Analysts (also known as Information Security Analysts) will grow by 37% over the next 10 years. That’s a much faster growth rate than the average for all other occupations.

Subject:
Cybersecurity
Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020
Hot Jobs:  Engineering Solutions
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Why is Engineering a Hot Job? Listen to 3 students from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Engineering to find out. During the recent VCU Capstone (Senior) Design Expo hundreds of engineering students solved problems and developed new products that will make a difference. Learn why these three students went into Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Material Type:
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Public Media (VPM)
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Hot Jobs: Making Our Daily Vitamins Effective—And Tasty!
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Gummie vitamins have become a popular way to get a good dose of nutrients each day. Check out three “Hot Shots and Hot Jobs” involved in the development and design of gummie vitamins: Product Design Scientist, Confection Technologist, and Analytical Chemist.This visual media resource is designed for grades 6-12.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020
Hot Jobs:  Pilots Enjoy Breathtaking Views
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The possibilities for trained pilots are varied—from piloting huge passenger jets across the ocean to guiding small aircraft for police, fire and medical operations—and the job prospects are higher now than ever.
This is a visual media resource for grades 6-12.

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Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Material Type:
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Public Media (VPM)
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Hot Jobs: Powering Up with Renewable Energy
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Providing electric power can take a heavy toll on the environment. In recent years, that has led to increased interest in renewable energy. It’s a big responsibility, and doing it well requires all kinds of people with different skills and talents. Let’s meet three Dominion Energy employees (Project Engineer, Groundman, and Biologist), who are doing very different jobs to bring power safely to our communities. This visual media resource is designed for grades 6-12.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020
Hot Jobs: Software Engineers Create Solutions Through Code
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Just about everything you can do on a computer—checking your email, posting to Facebook, online banking and shopping—is powered by software. The people who come up with that software, and keep it working efficiently, are behind the scenes of a big portion of our lives.  Software engineering is an exciting career,.

Subject:
Algorithms and Programming
Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Business and Information Technology
Career Connections
Material Type:
Reading
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020
Hot Jobs:  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Go Soaring for a Bird’s Eye View
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In just a few short years, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, sometimes called drones) has risen dramatically. You may know someone who flies one as a hobby, and you’ve certainly seen the breathtaking bird’s-eye footage they can produce for movies and television.  Piloting one of these may be an interesting career path.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020