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Why Are Blue Whales So Enormous?
5 mins 3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Isn't it strange that Earth's largest animal lives on one of its tiniest? Using Sesame-Street-style puppetry, this video explains how this phenomenon happens. Viewers learn that a single mouthful of krill taken in by a whale has the...
Osmosis and Diffusion Lab: Honey I Blew Up the Bear
6th - 9th
Beginning biologists explore passive transport through two demonstrations and a hands-on inquiry. Spray air freshener from one spot in the classroom and have class members raise their hands as the scent reaches them. Also, place a teabag...
Discovering DNA: The Recipe for Life
4th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
A pinch of adenine, a dash of thymine and ta-da, you have life! Well, it's not quite that simple, but through this series of activities and experiments young scientists learn about the structure of DNA and how it contains the recipe for...