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

The Making of a Giant

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bioGraphic illustration by Jane Kim

How do giant sequoias transport water and nutrients upwards for hundreds of feet, from roots to canopy?

From Leaf to Landscape

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Old vs Mature Leaves; bioGraphic illustration by Jane Kim

A rainforest’s ability to take a deep breath depends on a somewhat surprising factor—the age of its leaves.

The Color of Drought

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Visualization by Carnegie Airborne Observatory

In this silent video, view color-coded data which show how California's trees were affected by drought in 2016.

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.

Videos

Lens of Time: Corals in Motion

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Corals occupy their own time dimension, but if given enough time, they reveal a surprising array of behaviors.

Lens of Time: Slime Lapse

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What these single-celled blobs lack in brain power, they make up for with surprisingly complex decision-making.

Lens of Time: Bumper Bees

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See how scientists use high-speed videography to investigate—and learn from—the clumsy flight of the bumblebee.

Invisible Nature: The Glowing Squid

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The Hawaiian bobtail squid can cruise above its prey without casting a shadow—even on a moonlight night—thanks to its relationship with a bacterial partner.

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