These immersive infographics and data visualizations make great interactive learning resources for secondary students or science teachers. Many come straight from bioGraphic, a multimedia magazine powered by the Academy.
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The Making of a Giant

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bioGraphic illustration by Jane Kim

bet36体育在线真的吗How do giant sequoias transport water and nutrients upwards for hundreds of feet, from roots to canopy?

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From Leaf to Landscape

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Old vs Mature Leaves; bioGraphic illustration by Jane Kim

bet36体育在线真的吗A rainforest’s ability to take a deep breath depends on a somewhat surprising factor—the age of its leaves.

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The Color of Drought

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Visualization by Carnegie Airborne Observatory

bet36体育在线真的吗In this silent video, view color-coded data which show how California's trees were affected by drought in 2016.

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Catching the Rainforest's Breath

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Visualization by Ken Ackerman

Ecosystem-wide, is the Amazon storing or releasing more carbon dioxide? Watch this silent clip to view the data.

Plate Tectonics & Earthquakes

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Evidence of Plate Tectonics

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bet36体育在线真的吗Evidence from fossils, glaciers, and complementary coastlines helps reveal how plates once fit together.

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Anatomy of an Earthquake

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Anatomy of an Earthquake

bet36体育在线真的吗Learn about all the individual elements and forces that make up an earthquake.

Sequence: How Seasons Affect Producers and Consumers

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Why Do We Have Different Seasons?

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Earth's rotation changes the angle at which sunlight hits the planet's surface, creating the different seasons.

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Timelapse: Photosynthesis Seen From Space

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bet36体育在线真的吗Witness the influence of the sun on the seasonal abundance of plant matter produced on land and in our oceans.

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Why Do Birds Migrate?

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See how seasonal changes drive patterns in animal behavior.

Connections to Human Society

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How Did Human Civilization Spread?

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bet36体育在线真的吗How is the development of human population centers linked to the development of agriculture?

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How Many Planes Are in the Sky?

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bet36体育在线真的吗Real-time air traffic reveals travel patterns occurring on timescales far more rapid than species migration.

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