Life Sciences Teacher Resources

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How to Use Classroom Animals to Spark Life Science Inquiry

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Use low maintenance classroom pets to get your students engaged in life science inquiry investigations.
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17 - Cells

For Students 6th - 8th
The first of three pages in this handout provides a brief history of our understanding of the cell. It also differentiates between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The second is a collection of true and false, multiple choice, and short...
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Do We Have to Get Old and Die?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
They say nothing in life is guaranteed except death and taxes. But, are taxes the only one sure thing? Pupils ponder the possibility of eternal life with the ageless examples of the mole rat and jellyfish. The narrator discusses why our...
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Copycat Engineers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Young engineers learn about biomimicry, which uses nature to generate engineering ideas, in the fifth lesson of nine in a Life Science unit. Working in groups, they select...
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Tutti Frutti

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Get some competition going in your life science class. Give lab groups a variety of plant parts, all of them fruits, except one. Their mission is to make observations, compare and contrast, in order to be the first to identify the...
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GED Vocabulary: Life Science

For Students 6th - 9th
In this life science instructional activity, students review terms such as vaccine, cloning, DNA, and organism by placing 10 terms into a crossword puzzle.
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Comparing Mitosis with Meiosis

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Life science learners view an online animated mini textbook comparing two types of cell division. Working in groups, they use a digital microscope to capture images of cells in different stages of mitosis and meiosis. Then they create an...
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Cells Build Tissues, Organs and Body Systems

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders build a simple animal cell following an instruction guide. In this life science lesson, 6th graders identify the different parts and functions of the cell. They complete a worksheet after the lab.
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Mitosis Claymation Lab Instructions and Rubric

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A single-paged set of instructions and grading system for a mitosis project are laid out for your life science learners. (Note that the page is repeated, making this a two-page document.) Pairs of beginning biologists use clay to model...
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You Can’t Sneeze On This Tissue

For Teachers 6th Standards
Take your class' understanding of cells to the next level... or levels! Demonstrate the levels of organization using a variety of engaging methods. The teacher's guide includes the materials you'll need to execute a flower dissection,...
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Charlie and the Cell City

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the major components of the cell and their function through an adventure inside the cell with an imaginary little guy named "Charlie." Through the use of the Internet and viewing a video, students identify components...
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Cells

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the cell and cell processes. They create "cytoplasm", make a model of the cell and its organelles, and simulate the osmosis and the diffusion of materials into and out of the cell.
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Osmosis and Diffusion: Egg Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine why diffusion and osmosis happen in an egg cell.  In this diffusion lesson students demonstrate a semi permeable membrane.
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Cells All Around

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers measure the size of an epithelial cell and to estimate the number of epithelial cells in a given area of the body. After watching a video on cells, student groups perform an experiment using a microscope to view some of...
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Community Cell

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore parts and functions of the cell, and create models of assigned organelles.
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Pumpkins-Life Cycle of a Plant

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this activity, Pumpkins-Life Cycle of a Plant, students study the life cycle of a pumpkin. Students will analyze the pumpkin and how it goes from seed to pumpkin over a three days of activities. Students sing a song teaching them...
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Sweet 16 Cell Biology Tournament

For Students 8th - 10th
In this cell structures instructional activity, students review the parts of a cell using a "tournament" with brackets. They follow rules for each bracket to determine which cell structures "advance" to the next round.
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Relating Structure to Function in Cells

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders investigate specialized structures in both plants and animals. They relate structure to function, as they determine why the specialization is necessary and useful to the living organisms involved. They use microscopes...
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Plant Power

For Teachers 1st
Here is an opportunity for your first graders to take a close look at plants: what they need to survive, how they grow, and the names of each plant part. The book, Corduroy's Garden is used to open the lesson. Then, youngsters utilize...
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Kinder Garden: The Tiny Seed Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 1st
Make magic in your classroom with a hands-on activity little ones will definitely love. Language arts and life science blend together as the class reads the story The Tiny Seed, and then plants some seeds of their own. Creating your...
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Independent Plant Growth Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This is an awesome lesson filled with tons of engaging learning activities. Over a period of weeks learners will make observations, collect plant and analyze plant data, read and review agricultural articles, design and conduct an...
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Is Yeast Alive?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Through two investigations, life science learners determine whether or not yeast is alive. They perform tests for metabolism by providing sugar and observing if gas is produced as a byproduct. They incubate some of the sample for at...
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What's Cooking? Photosynthesis

For Students 5th - 9th
Who would expect to learn about photosynthesis during a cooking demonstration? That is exactly what happens when you view this film, one of the best photosynthesis videos you will find! Because the lesson is deliciously delivered through...
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The Greenhouse Effect: Warming the Earth Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
First in a two-part lesson on the greenhouse effect, this lesson involves a classroom demonstration of the phenomenon, and a lab group experiment with color and absorption. Although there are easier ways to demonstrate the greenhouse...