History of Life Teacher Resources

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LIfe in a Box: George Washington's Role in the Revolution

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders guess who the three items would have belonged to when the teacher describes them to the class. In this American history lesson, 4th graders listen to the description of three things in a box and determine that these three...
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Survival Suitcase

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders plan a trip to Mali. They decide where in Mali they go and research what items they may need to take with them. They pack an imaginary suitcase and summarize their "experiences" in a travel journal.
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Geologic Time Measurement

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders gain an understanding of various methods (e.g., rock sequences, fossil correlation, radiometric dating) used by scientists to estimate geologic time. Students read in the content area, use note-taking strategies and...
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Stories of Nepal

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students explore folktales and fairy tales from Nepal to help them understand the Nepalese culture, and to compare the stories to the ones the students may know. After reading the stories, students consider what rural life is like in...
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Life in Extreme Environments

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast local environments with the extreme environment of the Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Students explore and gain knowledge of the adaptations organisms use to survive extreme conditions and the diverse conditions...
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"Hi" in Hieroglyphics

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students locate Egypt on a world map. They discover the use of the ancient writing system of hieroglyphics. They practice writing their name and translating words to hieroglyphics
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Meteors and Earth Changing Force

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine gravitational force and the effects it has on the Earth's systems.  For this meteors lesson students complete an experiment and compare data. 
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Swords, Arrows, and Eggs

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students enjoy hands-on learning experiences. In this current events lesson, students may visit the Lulworth Castle, Roald Dahl Museum, Glasgow Science Centre, Salts Mill, or the Sherwood Forest online or in-person to discover details of...
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The Struggle for Women's Rights in the 1800's

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students assist in preparing for debate as part of the group. They participate in the debate and the follow-up discussion, then write a letter expressing what they have learned and project their expectations for the future.
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The Geologic TimeString

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students create a simple tool to visualize geologic time. They create knots to represent the K/T, P/T and Precambrian boundaries in a 4.6 meter string with each millimeter representing one million years. They then refer back to this...
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Country Research (World)

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders use information that they have gathered to create a multimedia presentation using a program such as PowerPoint or HyperStudio. They use a bibliography sheet to cite all information they have gathered.
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Ancient Recipes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore how foods and their preparation differ over time and from culture to culture. An ancient recipe for the preparation of goat, found by archaeologists, is examined and discussed by the students.
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Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explain how artwork can inform about a culture and its traditions. They pretend to be archaeologists who have just opened a tomb. They interpret the past based on what they discover.
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Bacteria Change Earth's Atmosphere

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders organize information to explain how photosynthetic bacteria contributed to climatic changes that happened on Earth. Students create a timeline by using a storyboard to tell the story of the change.
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Is There Really Life on Mars?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the work of scientists and determine how they test their theories.
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Native Chili Planting

For Teachers K
Students discover the process of planting chili. After comparing two types of seeds students plant and with the use of a digital camera, record the seed progress. When ready for transplant, students take young plants to a retirement...
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Times 'a Ticking: The Earth's Geologic Time Scale

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate questions specific to the eras and periods of Earth's geologic time scale. They research websites to determine if statements given them are true or fiction. They correct false statements to make them true and...
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Show Me The Dinos

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore a site of numerous fossil excavations. Using an interactive quarry map, they locate dinosaur specimens and individual bones. In groups, students use "Show Me" cards to answer questions, compile information, and create...
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Famous Scientists

For Teachers 6th - 12th
For this famous scientists worksheet, students are provided with a list of 83 scientists from various fields of science to choose from for research.