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Gardening - Posted by Melissa R Chow


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  Location: Bradenton Florida United States



Why can it be important to grow your own garden produce?

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Biology | Economy | Environment | Gardening | Nature | Wellbeing

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Insects: What if they all died?


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What would happen if all insects died?

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Blue Whales


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Why is there nothing bigger in the ocean than a blue whale?

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Why is there nothing bigger in the ocean than a blue whale?

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Animals | Biology | Blue Whale | Nature | Oceans | Size

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Landforms: How do they change over time?


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How and why do landforms change over time?

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How and why do landforms change over time?

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Earth | Geography | Geology | Landforms | Nature | Science

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Birds: Why do they fly?


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Why do birds fly?

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Elephant Trunks


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Why do elephants have long trunks?

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Why do elephants have long trunks?

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Animals | Elephants | Nature | Trunks

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Dolphins: Why are they clever?


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Why are dolphins so clever?

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Why are dolphins so clever?

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Animals | Dolphins | Intelligence | Marine Biology | Nature

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Rainbows: How are they formed?


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How is rainbow formed?

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How is rainbow formed?

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Bee Population Decline


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What factors are causing the bee populations to decline?

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What factors are causing the bee populations to decline?

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Animals | Bees | Insects | Nature | Population | Science

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Humans Taking Risks


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Why humans take risks and animals don’t?

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Why humans take risks and animals don’t?

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Animals | Human Behaviour | Human Beings | Nature | Risk

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Snakes: Do they have teeth?


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Do snakes have teeth?

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Do snakes have teeth?

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More Milk from Goats


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How can our goats make more milk?

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How can our goats make more milk?

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Agriculture | Animals | Biology | Goats | Milk | Nature

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How Ants Communicate


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How do ants communicate?

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How do ants communicate?

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Function of Bees?


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What’s the function of bees in the world?

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What’s the function of bees in the world?

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Bees | Biology | Insects | Nature | Science

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Flocks of Birds in Flight


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How do flocks of birds in flight all move at exactly the same time?

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How do flocks of birds in flight all move at exactly the same time?

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Animals | Birds | Flight | Nature | Science

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Animal Languages


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Do animals of the same species speak different ‘languages’ just like humans?

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Do animals of the same species speak different ‘languages’ just like humans?

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Animals | Communication | Language | Nature | Speech

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Woodlice


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Why don’t woodlice grow as big as elephants?

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Why don’t woodlice grow as big as elephants?

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Animals | Biology | Elephants | Evolution | Nature | Woodlice

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Saving Animals from Extinction


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If we cannot save all animals from extinction, which ones should we save? Is it fair to not save them all?

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If we cannot save all animals from extinction, which ones should we save? Is it fair to not save them all?

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Animals | Extinction | Morality | Morals | Nature

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Competition


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Is competition a good motivator for human progress?

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Is competition a good motivator for human progress?

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Competition | Human Beings | Humanity | Humans | Nature | Progress

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Impact of Technology on Nature


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Should we advance in technology despite the impact this has on nature?

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Should we advance in technology despite the impact this has on nature?

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Education | Environment | Nature | Sociology | Technology

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Butterflies


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Why do butterflies fly?

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Why do butterflies fly?

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Accents of Cats and Dogs


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Are cats and dogs speaking the same language but just in a different accent?

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Are cats and dogs speaking the same language but just in a different accent?

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Animals | Cats | Communication | Dogs | Language | Nature

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Plants dying


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What would happen if all the plants died?

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What would happen if all the plants died?

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Diabetes and Orangutans


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How are diabetes and orangutans connected?

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How are diabetes and orangutans connected?

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Diabeties | Health | Nature | Orangutans

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Fossils on Mt Everest


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Why are fossils at the top of Mt Everest?

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Why are fossils at the top of Mt Everest?

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Dung Beetles


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How do dung beetles carry 100 times over their weight?

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How do dung beetles carry 100 times over their weight?

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Animals | Dung Beetles | Nature | Science

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Accents in Animals?


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People speak with different accents, do animals?

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People speak with different accents, do animals?

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Accents | Animals | Communication | Nature | Science | Speech

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Extinction


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Many species that humans rely upon for food supply are going extinct, meaning we could go extinct ourselves. How can we save these species, and therefore ourselves, from extinction?

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Many species that humans rely upon for food supply are going extinct, meaning we could go extinct ourselves. How can we save these species, and therefore ourselves, from extinction?

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Animals | Apocolypse | Environment | Extinction | Food | Humans | Mammals | Nature | Plants

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Mother Nature


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How much do we love mother nature? what we can do to make it a happy environment?

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How much do we love mother nature? what we can do to make it a happy environment?

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Animals | Ecology | Environment | Gardening | Nature | Planting Trees

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Recognising Animal Rights


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Should we recognize fundamental rights for other animals?

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Should we recognize fundamental rights for other animals?

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Animal Rights | Animals | Nature

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Bees - Honey


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How do bees help make honey?

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How do bees help make honey?

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Bees | Honey | Nature | Science | Wildlife

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Natural vs Artificial Environment


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How do you “feel” when you are in a natural area rather than an artificial environment? How many feeling senses do you use to experience your natural world?

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How do you “feel” when you are in a natural area rather than an artificial environment? How many feeling senses do you use to experience your natural world?

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Biophilia | Ecopsychology | Environment | Nature

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Endangered Animals


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How can we help save endangered animals?

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How can we help save endangered animals?

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Animals | Environment | Evolution | Nature

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Trees


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Why are trees important?

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Why are trees important?

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Biodiversity | Earth | Environment | Nature | Science | Trees

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Birds and Bats Flight


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How do the flight abilities of birds and bats differ?

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How do the flight abilities of birds and bats differ?

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Animals | Bats | Biology | Birds | Nature | Wildlife