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Cyanobacteria Races: Cyanobacteria Motility Experiment for a Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students experiment to determine the effect of light on cyanobacteria movement. They graph the data of the experiment for further analysis. They watch a time-lapse video of cyanobacteria motility at a NASA website.
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Cell Structures and Their Functions

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Life science learners investigate live cells. They examine wet mount slides of cyanobacteria and Elodea plants. They peer into the dynamic microscopic world of protists. Afterward, they construct a model of a cell, including rudimentary...
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Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Examine cyanobacteria cells as an example of prokaryotes and several other alga as examples of eukaryotes. Future biologists compare the two and notice the absence of nuclei in prokaryotes. These are classic activities for this purpose,...
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Bacteria

For Teachers 10th
New species of Bacteria are still being discovered.  These Archaebacteria and Eubacteria are described, and examples of the main sub-groups are included along with some diagrams about reproduction, nutrition, and effects.
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How a Single-Celled Organism Almost Wiped out Life on Earth

For Students 7th - 12th
Meet cyanobacteria, the single-celled organism that changed the world by causing the first mass extinction of life forms, gave rise to oxygen breathing life forms, and was responsible for the first Ice Age.
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Miracle Planet - Snow Ball Earth 3/5

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Thermophiles and other microbes give hints as to how life can continue in extreme temperatures. Fossils in the Namibian Desert are relatively undisturbed and offer other keys to life. Your biology and earth science classes will want to...
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Two Kingdoms of Bacteria

For Students 9th
In this bacterial growth learning exercise, 9th graders name and describe the three types of bacteria found. Then they label the figure of the bacterium by writing the correct term next to each number. Students also describe the...
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Viruses and Simple Organisms

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this simple organisms worksheet, students review the characteristics of bacteria, viruses, parasites, monerans, and protists. This worksheet has seven matching, five true or false, five multiple choice, and four short answer questions.
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Bacteria Review

For Students 9th - 10th
In this bacteria review worksheet, students apply their knowledge about the characteristics of bacteria to the questions provided. Students define the types of bacteria.
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Early Earth History

For Students 7th - 12th
In this early earth history worksheet, students will list 10 events and types of organisms in the order in which they appeared on the Earth, from cyanobacteria to complex organisms. Then students will complete 4 short answer questions...
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The Simple Story of Photosynthesis and Food

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Meet adorable, animated chloroplasts as they produce glucose with the help of the sun. Viewers learn how carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and electrons are combined to form carbohydrates with an engaging video. The narrator also explains how...
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Energy Flow in an Ecosystem

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Every living thing requires a food source, thus the interconnections in ecosystems become complex. Scholars learn about these interconnections in a presentation on energy flow. It starts with the sun and moves through many different...
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Spring

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine lichens in an outside field trip. Students explore the diversity of this organism and ask questions about them.
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Kingdom: Fungi

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The general characteristics of fungus types are presented here. Your class will love the pictures of the amazing features found on these strange living things. The internal and external structures and their functions are highlighted. By...
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Evolution!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Almost 100 slides explore the history of life and how it has changed over time. Full of photos and graphics, the colorful text is highly informative. You could go through these slides, pick and choose which you might want to highlight,...
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Bacteria: Structure and Function

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
For as small as they are, there sure is a lot of information for young scientists to learn about bacteria. Help simplify the subject with this instructional presentation that explores the structure, nutrition, and reproduction of...
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Classification of Organisms

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for the perfect indoor/outdoor activity that allows class members the opportunity to learn about organism classification? Here, pupils research organisms and categorize them according to domain and kingdom over the course of...
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What Makes Blue-Green Algae Dangerous?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Sometimes the little things cause the most damage. Scholars watch a video in the ACS Reactions playlist to learn about algal blooms. They listen to an explanation about how these blooms form and how they are harmful to people and the...
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Photosynthesis

For Teachers 7th - 10th
This relatively short PowerPoint contains all of the information necessary to give a clear summary of Photosynthesis. There are a few illustrations and clear descriptions of each stage of the main reactions.
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Archaea vs. Bacteria

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars compare and contrast different cell types. In this biology lesson, students observe commercially prepared slides of microorganisms under a microscope. They draw and label what they look ike.
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Prokaryotes-Bacteria

For Students 6th - 9th
In this biology worksheet, students complete 23 short answer questions on bacteria using the information provided. They color and label pictures of bacteria.
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The Wonders of Bacteria

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the evolution and features of bacteria through a series of activities. In this biology lesson, students collect data and graph bacterial growth. They design a brochure about bacteria's role in society.
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Science Puzzlers, Twisters, and Teasers: The History of Life on Earth

For Students 6th - 8th
A somewhat amusing assignment, this instructional activity lists statements that an ancient organism may have made and asks learners to determine what geologic era that each may have lived in. It uses witty word puzzles and...
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Endosymbiosis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If life on Earth began as a prokaryote, how did eukaryotic cells arise? Learners explore the history of endosymbiosis from Dr. Lynn Margulis' first writings, which were not widely received to the evidence of mitochondrial DNA. They then...

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