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Nature of Teaching: Informal Curricula

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
The Nature of Teaching curriculum provides activity-focused resources designed for nature centers, field days, and 4-H clubs. Young scholars study and identify birds, build feeders for local birds, create exploding seed balls that they...
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Save an Endangered Species

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Have your young learners work in pairs to find and research an endangered species. They use research to develop ideas about saving their animal from extinction. Pairs develop a three-dimensional model of the animal's habitat. Then, they...
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At-Risk Species

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
There are currently thousands of species around the world whose survival is in serious danger. This lesson allows young conservationists to explore this global issue by classifying at-risk animals by the various factors threatening their...
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Animal Testing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Animal testing: cruel and inhumane, or innovative and life-saving? Scholars explore the topic and form their own opinions with help from the highly informative website. Pupils read a comprehensive overview of the topic, including...
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Cannibalism in the Animal Kingdom

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Many consider cannibalism to be the last resort before starvation. During an engaging video, scholars gain knowledge of cannibalism in the animal kingdom. It addresses common misconceptions and recently discovered patterns before pupils...
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Species

For Students 6th - 12th
How are living organisms grouped? In this eight-minute video clip, the system of grouping them according to similarities and relationships is broken down in a simple and straightforward manner. Sal explains the definition of species and...
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Formation of New Species by Speciation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why is Australia home to the world's only population of kangaroos? The answer? Speciation! Biology scholars discover the factors that cause new species to emerge through an engaging video as part of a Fuse School playlist on Evolution....
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Endangered Species

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars discuss endangered species, research specific animals online, identify locations of endangered animals, and make sponge art shapes of the animals they researched. Lessons all on one page.
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Animal Communication

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students understand that all species have some capacity for communication. Students are exposed to the fact that all species have a capacity for communication. They are enlighten to the fact that communication abilities range from very...
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Launching an Inquiry into Endangered Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create questions they want answered while they show what they comprehend about endangered and extinct species. They categorize photos of living things onto a contunum with the main points for use as a formative assessment.
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Erase It! Endangered Animals

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students discover why many animals, insects, and birds are becoming extinct. They understand the importance of the food chain and how disturbing one area of it can cause havoc with wildlife. They discover how they can make a difference...
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Endangered Species

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Your learners have likely heard about animals going extinct. By reading this passage, they can find out some reasons why this happens and how to protect endangered species. After reading, individuals respond to five related questions.
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Key Deer: Evolution and Species Survival

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
When we think of endangered species, we often think of far away places and exotic animals, but one of the most endangered species on the planet right now lives in the Florida Keys. The lesson explains how geological change influences...
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What's The Most Successful Species on Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th
If all of the viruses in the ocean were laid end-to-end, they would stretch 100 times around the diameter of the Milky Way. The video compares various species to determine which is the most successful. Should it be defined by pure...
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Why Do Some Species Thrive in Cities?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do wild animals adapt to our urban expansion? An interesting video lesson describes different adaptation strategies of common species. The narrator includes a discussion of the changes in DNA.
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What Is A Species?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What's so special about species? Junior zoologists delve into the science behind the classification with a Fuse School Evolution video. The narrator shows the accepted classification system and explains what conditions two organisms must...
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Conserving our Spectacular, Vulnerable Coral Reefs

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
A three-minute clip covers a new strategy for protecting the coral reefs of Fiji while still allowing fishermen to harvest the fish that people survive on. Connectivity is the name of the game. This colorfully animated resource is a...
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The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The heartbreaking story of Alfred Wallace's loss of collected evidence opens this documentary about the development of the theory of evolution. You will find supportive resources to use with the movie in your biology class.
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Endangered Species... It's Not Too Late

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students choose an endangered species to research and report on. In this endangered species lesson, students complete a worksheet to gather information about their endangered animal and then use to write a book about the animal and...
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Enriching Student Inquiry into Endangered Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read aloud novel Hoot, by Carl Hiassen, choose endangered animal, complete individual research projects related to their interest, prepare persuasive writing piece, and compare and contrast two endangered animals.
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Extinction of Species

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Extinction: i's not just for dinosaurs! Young ecologists examine the alarming facts about the causes of mass extinctions by watching this engaging Fuse School Evolution video. Topics include previous extinction events, living fossils,...
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Endangered Species-- It's Not Too Late

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners understand the importance of saving endangered species. For this endangered species lesson, students choose an endangered species and create a fund raising project to help save their chosen animal. Learners create posters and...
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Nematocyst Animation: Fighting Tentacles

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Most species defend their territories, but few use the methods of sea anemones. View a slow motion battle between two enemy anemones fighting for their place on a rock. Scholars apply their knowledge of evolution to consider the intense...
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Study Jams! Population Growth

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Along came a spider, who sat down beside her. She screamed, but RJ wouldn't smash it because spiders are a limiting factor for other insects in an ecosystem. In this video, other common limiting factors for populations are listed....

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