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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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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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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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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 worksheet, 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 difference...
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Viruses and Simple Organisms

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this simple organisms learning exercise, students review the characteristics of bacteria, viruses, parasites, monerans, and protists. This learning exercise has seven matching, five true or false, five multiple choice, and four short...
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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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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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Gusty: The Gut Microbiome Card Game

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Build up your gut. Groups up to four play a card game to learn more about the microbiome in the gut. Learners try to build a healthy gut with their cards. The player acquiring six microbes without any pathogens wins the game. 
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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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A Brief History of Life: How Did Everything Begin?

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Addressing the idea of intelligent design, as well as a number of creation myths, this presentation gives a measured and scientific perspective to the beginning of the world.  It includes a graphic on the Big Bang Theory, evolution, and...
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First Living Things on Land Clarification

For Students 10th - 12th
Sal clarifies concepts covered in the Kahn Academy video on Biodiversity in the Phanerozoic Eon. He explains the types of animals and plants that were the first life forms on land. Additionally, he describes what these organisms would...
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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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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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Organisms in Symbiosis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for an activity that allows emerging biologists to explore symbiosis up close and personal? Pupils collect samples and view lichens through a microscope and conclude with a discussion about the relationship they have with other...
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What's the Big Deal About Water?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It may seem simple, but water is one of the most unique substances on Earth. An interactive online lesson describes its properties and importance in so many different situations. Learners interact with the lesson to learn the role water...
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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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Chlorophyll

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explain the importance of chlorophyll in plants. In this biology lesson, students extract chlorophyll from different plant sources using chromatography. They discover the different factors needed for photosynthesis to take place.
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Microbe Detective Story

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students play the parts of members of a microbe detective team. They solve the mystery of students stricken with chills, vomiting, and diarrhea after a picnic. They research different microbes and look for appropriate antibiotics.

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