Archive for September, 2013
Niche – an organism’s role or function in an ecosystem Each organism has its own specialized and unique niche in an ecosystem. Plants and animals are interdependent, meaning they rely on each other for survival. High Touch High Tech is the leader in innovative hands-on science and nature experiences for children, serving over 4 million [...]
Atoll – a ring-shaped coral reef that encircles a lagoon Atolls can be a ring-shaped reef, an island or chain of islands formed of coral. Atolls enclose a shallow body of saltwater called a lagoon.
According to the NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS), the average depth of the ocean is about 4,267 meters (14,000 feet). This is 2.65 miles. The deepest part of the ocean is called the Marina Trench. The trench is 1,554 miles long and 44 miles wide and is located in the North Western Pacific Ocean. The [...]
Hippocampus – a section of the brain that controls emotion and memory The hippocampus is a main region of the brain that is the center of emotion, long-term memory and short-term memory. The human brain has two hippocampi. One is located on the left side of the brain, the other hippocampus is located on the [...]