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Next Generation Science Standards

For Students K - 12th Standards
Are you having trouble deciphering the Next Generation Science Standards on the website, or just trying to find the standards for your grade in a quick-and-easy format? If so, here is a free and easy-to-navigate app made with you in mind.
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Study Jams! Invertebrates

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Stringed instruments play as viewers explore ocean invertebrates through nine nicely flowing slides. The captions describe the eight phyla: cnidaria, flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms, mollusks, arthropods,and enchinoderms. During...
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Out and About

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Field guides are a like a window into an ecosystem. Young scientists collaborate to create their own field guides by recording observations from a local ecosystem. Ideally, they collect information over time to create a more complete...
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Bird is the Word

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Tracking area birds can tell a lot about an ecosystem. Learners use that understanding as motivation to observe and record bird populations in their area. They use journaling to store their information and ultimately choose one bird as...
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All Tangled Up

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
It is a tangled web the ecosystem weaves. Learners begin an activity on ecosystem interactions by building a food chain and then a food web with yarn as a group. To finish, they research local environmental changes that may impact the...
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Season Seeking

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
It's a time of change. A hands-on activity engages young scientists in a lesson highlighting the change of seasons. They brainstorm indicators of season changes in nature and then look for them. Next, they record observations in a field...
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Seasons of a Plant

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Reading the cues from nature can be as much an art as a science. The second installment in a six-part unit on climate teaches learners that environmental and biological events have significance. They first learn the difference between...
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An Inventory of My Traits

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Which traits are more prevalent in a population? Learners explore their physical features and determine how their traits relate to those of their classmates. They compile data in bar graphs and analyze similarities and differences with...
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Family Traits and Traditions: A Make-a-Match Game

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
How do family traditions influence how people look? Learners explore the idea in a match game to complete the final installment of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. Players flip over cards to find matches and, while doing so,...
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Handy Family Tree

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Which traits are inherited and which traits are acquired? Pupils explore the difference between inherited and acquired traits among their family members in part six of the eight-installment Introduction to Heredity unit. They interview...
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Traits Bingo

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Which traits are unique to you? Scholars play a fun game of Bingo using their own traits in the fifth installment of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. After reviewing what each trait on the Bingo card represents, they mark...
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Generations of Traits

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
How do people get their unique combination of traits? Explore how traits pass from grandparents to parents to children in the fourth installment of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. Learners get hands-on with colored pom-poms...
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Family Traits Trivia

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
How unique are you? Learners evaluate their own families at home in part three of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. They determine which traits are prevalent among their families by showing 10 different traits. Pupils then...
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A Tree of Genetic Traits

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Some traits tend to show up in populations along with other specific traits. Why is this? Learners explore the phenomenon in part two of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit by identifying the presence of three traits: tongue...
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Help or Hype: The Ethics of Bio-Nanotechnology

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Ethical concerns are not always black and white. A well-designed lesson presents learners with scenarios for which ethics may come into question. Scholars learn to consider the different sides of a situation and make an unbiased conclusion.
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Building with Biology

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Seeing is believing! Bring DNA to life for young biologists using a simple extraction lab. Individuals extract the DNA from wheat germ, then place it in a microcentrifuge tube for observation. They thread yarn or other material through...
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Amazing Birds

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
What's so amazing about birds? Find out just how amazing birds are with a physics of animal behavior unit created by Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Have learners explore and tap into their observational skills and notice how birds fly, what...
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LS3A - Inheritance of Traits

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Construct an inheritance unit that's pure gene-ius! Untangle the vast amount of information found in standard LS3A, Inheritance of Traits. The video shows examples and scenarios suited for all age and ability levels, as well as helpful...
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LS3B - Variation of Traits

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Make sure your unit on trait variation causes a sensation! Take an in-depth look at standard LS3B, an important component of the Next Generation Science Standards. The narrator discusses methods of delivering the standard to younger...
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"Steer" Toward STEM: Careers in Animal Agriculture

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Think like an engineer and an agricultural scientist over the course of 12 lessons in a STEM based unit. Young scientists take on the roles of animal physiologists, animal geneticists, agricultural engineers, animal nutritionists, and...
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Build Your Wild Self

For Students K - 5th Standards
Get wild with an interactive web site that challenges scholars to create their wildest self. Future wild things begin as an average person—eyes, mouth, clothes—then morph into animal attributes—horns, tails, wings—and end in the desert,...
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Invertebrates

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Of all invertebrates, insects by far are the most numerous. Scholars discuss invertebrates and then use a key to classify them. They see different examples and must describe features of each organism based upon the key. 
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Animal Classification

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Aristotle is regarded by many as the most intelligent man ever.  In the 12th part of a series of 20, scholars see how Aristotle used a biological key for classification and how his ideas continue today.The activity introduces pupils to...
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A Variety of Animals

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
There are more than two million identified species that scientists have classified. The 11th activity in a series of 20 introduces pupils to classification of animals. They determine which characteristics are most useful and use these to...