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We now offer the Cool It! card game in our Science Store. Cool It! is the new card game from UCS that teaches kids about the choices we have when it comes to climate change.

Animal Kingdom




Spiny Anteaters are one of the few animals that lay eggs. (Image courtesy of Corel Photography)


Watch out for the scorpion's tail! (Image courtesy of Corel Photography)


Roadrunners hide in the bushes to stay cool. (Image courtesy of Corel Photography)


Gila monster. (Image courtesy of Corel Photography)


Camel in the desert. (Image courtesy of Corel Photography)


Robberfly. (Courtesy Corel Photography)


Short-eared owl
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Bee on flower
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Autotroph
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Heterotroph
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Polar Bear
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Polar Bear
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Jaguar
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Loon
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Seagull
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Kingdom Fungi



Lactarius deliciosus
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Kingdom Plantae



Autumn Leaves
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A rosebush called Heaven
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A rosebush called Pristine
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Kingdom Protista


School of Anthias over green algae
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Monera Kingdom



Bacteria. (Courtesy NASA/JPL)


Bacteria. (Courtesy NASA/JPL)


Bacteria. (Courtesy NASA/JPL)


Bacteria. (Courtesy NASA/JPL)



Environments



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Organic Molecules



Benzene
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Naphthalene
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Phenanthrene
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Pyrene
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Chrysene
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Perylene
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Anthanthrene
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The Environment of Saturn

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Autotrophs

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