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Activity Book: Discover Your Changing World With NOAA

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration present a collection of resources that introduce middle schoolers to the essential principles of climate change. The activity examines how solar energy moves wind and water, is...
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Nature of Teaching: Informal Curricula

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
The Nature of Teaching curriculum provides activity-focused resources designed for nature centers, field days, and 4-H clubs. Young scholars study and identify birds, build feeders for local birds, create exploding seed balls that they...
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Study Jams! Animal Cells

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Using stunning computer imagery, this resource introduces life science learners to cells. It zeros in on the animal cell and the function of its more prominent organelles. Additional support is offered in the form of a self-assessment...
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Invent an Animal

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students recognize how animal adaptations help animals survive in their environment.  In this characteristics lesson, students create an original animal that can adapt to a specific habitat. Students create a model of their animal. ...
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Animation Basics: The Art of Timing and Spacing

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What distinguishes the visual rhythm of a golf, rubber, beach, and bowling ball? Explore the two fundamental principles—timing and spacing—of animation, as well as a variety of other features to consider when discussing the overall...
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Cannibalism in the Animal Kingdom

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Many consider cannibalism to be the last resort before starvation. During an engaging video, scholars gain knowledge of cannibalism in the animal kingdom. It addresses common misconceptions and recently discovered patterns before pupils...
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Animal Farm: Theme of Dreams, Hopes, and Plans

For Students 8th - 11th
"Four legs good, two legs bad..." Focusing on the themes from George Orwell's Animal Farm, this reading comprehension worksheet prompts middle schoolers to respond to several short answer and essay questions. They may also complete their...
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Animal Cells

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Check out this fantastic image of an animal cell, while a narrator describes each part. This is a great video to show your class at the beginning of an animal cell lesson.
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Dreamworks Animation Character Design

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Dive into animation creation using Dreamworks® animated films. Compare and contrast characters, wonder and ponder why the plot is so important, and think of background and themes as your creativity unrolls onto paper.
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Creature World - Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Here is a colorful, informative, and engaging presentation on animals who live on all of the world's continents. This PowerPoint provides the teacher the option of adding text to each slide and has a culminating assignment for each of...
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Animal Adaptations

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Young scientists explore the animal kingdom from the safety of the classroom with this short research project. After first choosing an animal, children use the Internet to discover where it lives, what it eats, and how it has adapted to...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Animal Tracks (Dorros)

For Teachers K - 3rd
What kind of animal made those tracks? Explore some wild vocabulary in context as learners listen to Arthur Dorros' book, Animal Tracks. Before your read this, introduce the new words like bother, dam, reed,...
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Animal Testing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Animal testing: cruel and inhumane, or innovative and life-saving? Scholars explore the topic and form their own opinions with help from the highly informative website. Pupils read a comprehensive overview of the topic, including...
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Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate Darwin's theory of adaptation by investigating animal characteristics.  In this animal life lesson, 3rd graders analyze different predators, the animals they prey on, and the different attributes they each...
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Animal Cell Construction

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Using a piece of pink paper as the cytoplasm of an animal cell, beginning biologists color and cut out organelles on the handout to glue onto their cell models. Afterward, they create a list of the structures and describe the function of...
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What Animal Are You?

For Teachers 2nd
Animals that experience significant changes during their life cycles are the focus of this science lesson. Pupils utilize educational software programs in the computer lab in order to create a document that includes pictures and text....
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Animal Habitats

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Explore animal habitats and reinforce speaking, listening, reading comprehension, and writing skills with a unit that focuses on the Arctic, desert, ocean, prairie, and rainforest. Enthusiastic scientists read informational text to...
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Animal Farm, Chapter 1 Discussion Notes

For Students 8th - 12th
If you are just starting out with Animal Farm by George Orwell, consider this resource. Titled as discussion notes, you might use these questions in a variety of different ways. The questions and prompts start out simple and gradually...
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"Steer" Toward STEM: Careers in Animal Agriculture

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Think like an engineer and an agricultural scientist over the course of 12 lessons in a STEM based unit. Young scientists take on the roles of animal physiologists, animal geneticists, agricultural engineers, animal nutritionists, and...
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Animal Sounds: The Three Little Pigs

For Students K - 6th
Intended for use with the story of The Three Little Pigs, this resource offers special-needs individuals an opportunity to boost verbal skills and word recognition. Each page includes both words and vivid images to enhance the learning...
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Lesson Plan: Becoming an Animal

For Teachers K - 5th
The Kwakwaka'wakw are indigenous people from Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The class analyzes a Kwakwak'wakw ceremonial mask, how it was used, and its cultural significance. They then create animal masks representing their...
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Total Solar Eclipse Animation

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Don't leave your class in the dark about the solar eclipse! Show a short animation of what occurs during a total solar eclipse. The narrator describes each step in simple terms, allowing pupils to gain insight into the event.
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Animal Syllables

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Animal names are a great way to practice syllables with words your young scholars will be familiar with! Using images, students examine 7 animals and color in the number of paws that correspond with the number of syllables in that animal...
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An Introduction to the Animal Cell and Microscope Lab

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This document is a mini unit on the basic structure of animal cells and cell theory. It contains individual lesson plans for the use of a microscope, lecture notes, and handouts for your class. The PowerPoint, "Amazing Animal Cells," is...