Structures of Life

Seed Fruits
582 SEE
1 seed fruits model
Displays twelve different types of fruit. Labeled. Titles: Sunflower; Maple; Pecan; Wheat; Apple; Pea; Cherry; Lily; Mulberry; Huckleberry; Blackberry.

What do Seeds do?
582 WHA
1 VHS videocassette, 11 minute
Shows how a seed grows into a plant capable of supplying its own food and producing its own seed. Gives examples of corn, bean, maple tree, foxtail, and milkweed seeds.

Bean Germination Biosmount
630 BEA
1 bean model
Model shows three stages of lima and broad bean plant germination.

Corn Germination Biosmount
630 COR
1 corn model
Model shows seven stages of corn germination.

Dicot Seed
582 DIC
1 dicot seed model
Exhibits a large buckeye dicot seed that has been germinated and opened to show structures.

Leaf and Root Systems Models
581 LEA
4 models
Titles: Root System; Leaf Morphology; Leaves; Leaf Skeleton.

Plant Structure and Growth
581 PLA
1 VHS videocassette 23 minutes  +  teachers guide
Introduction to structure of plants that allows them to process food, water and minerals.

3-2-1 Contact: Innate and Learned Behavior - How Do They Know That?
591 THR
1 VHS videocassette 15 minutes, 1 ditto, 1 teachers guide
Examines innate and learned behavior in animals and humans. 

Crayfish Development
592 CRA
3 crayfish models, 1 teachers guide
Models exhibit a small crayfish specimen, the stages of development, and crayfish appendages, including the eye.

Crayfish Model
592 CRA
1 crayfish model, 1 teachers guide notebook
Illustrates crayfish internal organs, including "teeth" in stomach, and the musculature of the tail.

Crayfish Specimen
592 CRA
1 crayfish model, 4 dittos
Displays one full crayfish body and one side-view dissection. 


Beetles and How They Live
599.76 BEE
1 VHS videocassette 15 minutes
Follow along on a beetle-catching expedition as specimens for a home- observation tank are collected. Shows whirligig beetles, diving beetles, ladybugs, and others.

Bug City: Beetles
595 BUG
1 VHS videocassette 23 minutes, 1 teachers guide
Examines the role of beetles in nature as recycling agents. Shows how to make a beetle habitat for observation.


Bill Nye the science guy: Fossils
560 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes
Bill Nye explains the relationship between dinosaurs and birds, tracks down dinsaur footprints with a paleontologist, and visits the La Brea Tar Pits.

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Address: 510 NW 31st St., Corvallis, Oregon 97330
Phone: 541-757-5923
Fax: 541-757-4589
Staff: Kimberly McIntyre, Circulation & Science Kits