Life Sciences Teacher Resources

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3-D Cell Model

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Life science laureates choose a plant or animal cell to construct a model of as an at-home project. This handout provides guidelines, suggested materials, and a grading rubric for their reference. A full-page letter to parents is also...
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GED Vocabulary: Life Science

For Students 9th - 12th
In this GED life science activity, students complete a crossword puzzle given 8 clues about cell division, genetics, and the human body systems.
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Cell Cycle, Mitosis and Meiosis

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders describe the processes involved in mitosis and meiosis. In this life science instructional activity, 7th graders create chromosome models using strings and beads. They play a jeopardy team game at the end of the unit to...
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Plant and Animal Cells

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research photos of different cell organelles. In this life science instructional activity, 7th graders describe the function of each. They create a photo story presentation using the information they gathered.
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Cellular Respiration

For Teachers 7th Standards
Breathe a sigh of relief! Life science scholars experiment with yeast to uncover the facts about respiration. The lesson guides them through the purpose of respiration and its relationship with photosynthesis. Individuals then focus on...
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Language Central for Science Life Science Edition

For Students 2nd - 10th
Whether you are helping your classes review for a life science test or looking to provide some additional support to struggling learners, a free and fun interactive app is something that aspiring biologists of all ages will enjoy.
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Matching Worksheet: Life Science

For Students 7th - 10th
In this matching worksheet, students match fifteen words to their definition. They identify words dealing life science such as cell, cell membrane, producer, and antibodies.
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Fields in the Life Sciences

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Many fields of study require a specialty and a sub-specialty as you progress through your education. Scholars learn about six sub-specialties of life science. From botany to zoology, our knowledge of the world of living organisms expands...
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Tissues, Organs and Systems

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Young scientists are introduced to the connections among cells, tissues, organs, and systems in a life science reading comprehension activity that asks them to respond to a series of questions based on the passage.
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How Cells Become Specialized

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Cell specialization is amazing! How do they know what they should become? A video from an interesting biology playlist examines the process of cell specialization. Content includes where we find specialized cells, types of specialized...
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Life Science: Living Things

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Have your class build their vocabulary bank by studying life science terms. Basic terms like organism, cell, unicellular, and vertebrate are included on the definition sheet provided. Demonstrate how to identify different life science...
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GED Vocabulary: Life Science

For Students 8th - 10th
In this life science worksheet, students review terms such as natural selection, cell membrane, molecule, and antibodies by placing 10 terms into a crossword puzzle.
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Life Science: Plants and their parts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Introduce the topic of plant vocabulary to your learners by showing them an enlarged picture of a leaf's veins. Now that you've got the attention of your class, read their new vocabulary list, having them repeat each word after you....
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Grasslands of North America and Africa: 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Take young ecologists on a trip through the grasslands of North American and Africa with this pair of life science lessons. Engaging students in learning about the plants and animals that call these regions home, this life science...
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Dichotomous Keys

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students create their own dichotomous key. In this life science lesson, students classify organisms according to their characteristics. They explain how this method is useful to biologists.
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Collecting Compost

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify the three stages of soil decomposition. In this life science lesson, students make their own compost pile and observe its dynamics from week to week. They collect temperature data and observations.
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Plant and Animal Cells - Are they Different?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students observe the similarities and differences between plant and animal cells. For this cell activity, students use microscopes to observe self prepared slides of animal and plant cells.
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Plant and Animal Cells

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders compare and contrast plant and animal cells. In this biology lesson, 7th graders research about the development of the cell theory. They prepare a creative presentation of their research findings such as a brochure or...
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Adding by Dividing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Cell-ute the cell! Examine how surface-to-volume ratio relates to cell size through hands-on exploration, observe cell division under the microscope, and collect data on the stages of cell division in an onion root tip. Learners pull it...
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Biology Reference Sheet

For Teachers 7th - 12th
First year life science or biology pupils will appreciate this all-inclusive reference page. It provides a diagram of both a plant and an animal cell, the metric system prefixes, classification levels, definitions for cell processes, the...
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The Discovery of Cells

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create a timeline about the development of cells. In this life science lesson, 7th graders construct the timeline according to specific measurements. They share and display their final product in class.
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The Brilliance of Bioluminescence

For Students 4th - 9th Standards
Illuminate the darkest corners of your marine biology or life science class with this feature about bioluminescence. Viewers see that luciferase and luciferin combine in a cool, light-producing reaction. This adaptation helps glowing...
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Why Do Honeybees Love Hexagons?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Float like a butterfly, think like a bee! Build a huge hive, hexagonally! Find out the reason that hexagons are the most efficient storage shape for the honeybees' honeycombs. This neat little video would be a sweet addition to your life...
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Should We Eat Bugs?

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Cricket cookies? Mealworm mac and cheese? Bugs are super nutritious! Why don't we eat them? Viewers discover the history of entomophagy, that is, the practice of eating insects and spiders, by viewing a fascinating video that explores...