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Natural Selection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The peppered moth is featured in a video about natural selection. The narrator tells the story of Darwin's theory and then moves on to the principles behind natural selection and the different ways it works. Concepts covered include...
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Moon Watch: Observing the Lunar Phases with a Model

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do you know the moon is going broke? It's down to its last quarter. The lesson provides a more accurate way to teach lunar phases, emphasizing not only naming or understanding them, but being able to explain why they occur....
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Producers Make Their Own Food

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
During an inquiry-based lesson, scholars decide which variable to test and then design an experiment to determine the needs of producers. After two weeks, they complete a full analysis and research paper.
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Introduction to Environmental Engineering

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A series on environmental engineering introduces the class to issues that environmental engineers work to solve. This first activity focuses on air and land issues, and looks at ways to reduce pollution.
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Representing 3-D Objects in 2-D

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How  does the shape of the surface of water in a container change as water leaks out? After tackling this question, learners take part in a similar activity with more complex figures.
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Monitoring Amphibians

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
What sort of shoes do frogs wear? Open toad sandals. If your scholars want experience collecting field samples, this is the lesson for you. After learning the proper way to collect field samples, pupils catch amphibians to test for...
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Biological Molecules

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Focus on macro-molecules including nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. A video explains which are monomers, which form polymers, and the process of changing from one to the other. It also covers the characteristics of...
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Sustainability and Extinction

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Galapagos Penguins are the only penguins on earth that live north of the equator (in the wild). In this last lesson plan a discussion on how the Galapagos islands developed their populations and diversity sparks the introduction. Two...
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Introduction to Water Chemistry

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
What are the issues surrounding water quality? Viewers of this short presentation gain information about the importance of clean water, the lack of fresh water, water contamination, and ways that engineers treat water. 
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Life Requires Free Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Free energy, get your free energy here! Learners see that all organisms require free energy, which comes from the sun. The lesson explains the first two laws of thermodynamics and then analyzes metabolism, via glycolysis, on a very...
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Homeostatic Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does something remain the same in order to change? The video discusses homeostatic evolution from both the continuity and changing perspectives. An analysis of the excretory system in flatworms, earthworms, and vertebrates shows...
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Evolutionary Significance of Cell Communication

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore how cells communicate with a video that features the symbiotic relationship between a bioluminescent bacteria and the bobtail squid. The resource explains quorum sensing in bacteria and how epinephrin is linked to glycogen...
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Diploid vs Haploid

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If every human on earth looked exactly the same, the world would be a boring place. Thank goodness for genes! Pupils explore the difference between haploid and diploid cells by learning how two parents without red hair can produce a...
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The Biodiversity of Ontario's Natural and Manmade Islands

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Island exploration—sounds exotic! During these three activities, high school learners explore island biogeography through a game and then analyze data collected, ask questions via BioBlitz, and present findings. Then, they must convince...
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The Big Picture on Biodiversity and Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Let's leave climate change arguments up to the seasoned scientists. A change in biodiversity due to changing temperature can lead to, what, exactly? Through a series of discussions, activities, and observations, pupils connect climate...
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Pulling for Biodiversity

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
It might seem impossible that with more than 14 million species found on Earth, biodiversity is diminishing—but it's the truth. Young scientists explore how invasive species are so destructive to native biodiversity. They compare...