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The Mammalian Molecular Clock Model

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Animals don't read clocks, so how do they know when it is time for eating, sleeping, and other cyclical needs? Viewers watch an animation of the genes and the molecular clocks inside most mammals. They compare the difference in wild...
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Never Say Die: The CLock of Life

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Young scholars explore ways to turn back the genetic clock. They explore cells and mitosis. Students participate in an activity to create a flip book that will animate the process of mitosis. They explain each stage of mitosis.
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How Long Will You Live?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Cells only divide a specific number of times before they die at the end of the division cycle. This molecular clock is the culprit of aging. A video explores the concept with a trip to New York to discuss the phenomenon with a leading...
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How Plants Tell Time

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Can someone really have a "biological clock"? Discover why many organisms on earth have an inherent awareness of where they are in the day's cycle.This video discusses animal adaptations, the earth's revolutions, and how light and...
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Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Focusing on macroevolution and microevolution as well as stasis, an informative presentation includes fossil records, anatomical records, and molecular records. Additionally, it provides a list of the criticisms often used against...
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Measuring Circadian Activity in Drosophila

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How many hours should be in a day? One species of drosophila naturally prefers a 24.5 hour day, while another strongly prefers a 19-hour day. An animation and graph share data from each of these species when exposed to the typical light...
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Edible Glass

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A nine-page narrative gives you the material needed to teach high schoolers about molecular structure, in particular, that of sugars. You may want to display the accompanying molecule diagrams through a projector to increase...
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Earth Forms and Life Begins

For Students 9th - 11th
Students discuss the beginning of the world and how it was formed. In this science lesson, students identify different properties of evolution and discuss geological and molecular timelines. They identify the reasoning for molecular...
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Biotechnology/Bioinformatics Activity

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students demonstrate the genetic principles of Heredity. They discover that each species has a unique Genetic fingerprint and that people can use "Genetic fingerprints" to solve a number of problems. They discuss examples of uses of DNA...
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Classification

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this classification instructional activity, students review the basics of taxonomy and Linnaeus' system of classification. This instructional activity has 4 fill in the blank and 16 multiple choice questions.
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Classification

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
In this classification worksheet, students review the Linnaeus' system of classification and compare the different kingdoms. This worksheet has 4 fill in the blank and 16 multiple choice questions.
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What Should You Know about Classification?

For Students 6th - 12th
Many learners have a tough time picking out pertinent information from a text or in class. Sometimes, all it takes is a study/reading guide to show them the way. The worksheet here focuses on taxonomy and classification, including...
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Lactose & Lactase

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the characteristics of lactose and lactase.  In this enzyme lesson students study the lactose in milk and its rate of dissolution.

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