Biology Teacher Resources

Bring learning to life with this diverse array of teacher resources. Grow your learners' intrigue as they dissect all that lives within and around them.
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Worm Weather Predicted

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine worm habitats. In this animal habitats lesson, students participate in a lab activity that requires them to explore the adaptations that earthworms make to their environment.
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A Look At Osteoporosis

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study osteoporosis and understand the relationship between calcium and bone mass.  In this investigative lesson students participate in an activity in which they graph and construct basic bone biology.
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Winter Survival

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students examine what animals need in order to survive.  In this investigative instructional activity students play a "role" of an animal in winter.
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Frog Olympics

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore the attributes of amphibians. In this physical frog biology instructional activity, students discover facts about the muscles of frogs and then play 2 games that require them to move like frogs.
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To Clear or Not To Clear, That Is the Question

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Pupils plan how to manage a fictional timber resource.  In this earth science lesson plan, students research the options and repercussions of logging a forested plot of land.  Pupils consider the implications of logging to the animal...
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Why Do Geese Fly South For the Winter?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine migration by tracing animal migration routes on a map.  In this animal life instructional activity, 5th graders observe a map of North America and read about the migration patterns of geese.  Students trace the path...
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Biotechnology

For Students 6th - 12th
In this biology worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle with 23 questions on biotechnology. They identify the benefits and ethical issues about biotechnology.
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Fish Swimming--A Poem by Moniza Alvi

For Students 6th - 8th
In this poetry analysis learning exercise, students read the poem "Fish Swimming," and discuss the metaphors in the poem. Students complete eight activities based on the poem, including rewriting the subject of the poem and watching two...
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Invertebrate Chordates

For Students 9th - 12th
Most chordates are easy to identify because of the specific classification criteria of their phylum. But what about tunicates? Young scientists read a short explanation about why tunicates, or sea squirts, are considered to be members of...
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What is Wrong with My Pet? - An Introduction to Zoonoses

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students describe how ringworm and roundworm cause diseases in both humans and animals. In this life science lesson plan, students research how these diseases can be transmitted. They create an information brochure to promote public...
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Zebra, Zebra Where Are Your Stripes?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students observe the embryological development in the zebrafish. Developmental hierarchy from three germ layers is studied in depth. Research is validated on the body plan of the embryo.
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Comparative Embryological Study of

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students complete two labs. They observe the fertilization and development of sea urchin and zebrafish embryos. They examine the similarities and differences in the development of an invertebrate vs. a vertebrate animal.
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Green Chemistry - Principle 6

For Students 9th - 12th
Using a catalyst to reduce reaction times is often necessary for a reaction to be profitable. But are all catalysts safe? The sixth installment in a 12-part Green Chemistry series has learners explore the role of catalysts in industrial...
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Diffusion of Gases

For Students 9th - 12th
Phew, what's that smell? And, how does something like a scent travel from its source to all corners of a room? Science sleuths learn how diffusion is responsible for spreading odors around in the sixth installment in a 14-part video...
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Why Too Much Stress Is Bad For You

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Papers to grade, parents to call, meetings to attend ... there seems to be no end to stress! What happens to our bodies if we are under too much stress for too long? Examine the facts through an insightful video from the American...
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WHEN YOU'VE SEEN ONE CELL, YOU'VE SEEN THEM ALL . OR HAVE YOU?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students engage in a lesson that has scientifically oriented questions. They gather evidence and answer the questions according to conclusions drawn from data. Students connect their conclusions to known scientific knowledge.