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The Science of Taste

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Neuroscientists and biologists study how we process our senses and the impact our receptors have on our food choices. The video, part of a food science series from PBS, highlights the nerves used in eating including the taste and...
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How Plants Find Food

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do roots find nutrients? The PBS video, part of a series on food science, describes experiments proving roots grow specifically toward nutrients in the soil. A theory of how roots know in which direction to grow provides an...
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Molecules to the Max!—Educators Resource Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
From molecules to nanotubes, an engaging unit explores the world of tiny science. Fifteen hands-on experiments and lessons engage young scientists as they learn chemistry. Discussions, worksheets, and data analysis reinforce the concepts...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Contemplating Nature vs. Nurture

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does having an addict in your family make it more likely to become one yourself? Explore the genetic risk factors, as well as the prominent environmental influences, for substance addiction in a lesson that encourages awareness and open...
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LS1A - Structure and Function

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Form follows function, from simple bacteria to complex mammals. Demonstrate this essential standard, LS1A, using the tips in a short video about the Next Generation Science Standards. Topics include when to introduce cells and organelles...
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The Represented World: Communication—Packaging

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Challenge your classes to design and market a new product. Collaborative groups use geometry skills to create packaging for their products. Finally, they plan a marketing strategy to present to a marketing specialist.
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Berries...With a Side of DNA?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sometimes science lab can be ... delicious! Middle school science scholars extract DNA from strawberries and other fruits in an engaging lab activity. The teacher's guide includes pacing, materials list, and worksheets with answer keys.
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Chromosome Theory of Inheritance

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
This inheritance unit is pure geneious! Middle school geneticists explore the chromosome theory of inheritance through experiments, modeling, and collaborative work. The activities assess observation skills, as well as data collection...
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Connect the Neurons!

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Create a neuron frenzy as your pupils play the part of the neurons. An engaging lesson creates a human chain of neurons that pass cotton balls posing as neurotransmitters. Scholars learn about pre- and post-synapses as they complete the...
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Makes Me Sweat

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Never let them see you sweat ... unless you can't help it! Scholars design an experiment to determine the effects of stress on the body. They monitor sweat production under different conditions and relate the response to the function of...
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Bead Neuron

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
What do you call a skull without neurons? A no-brainer! A hands-on activity asks scholars to build a model of a neuron using beads. They use their models to study the parts of the neuron and their functions.
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Brain Zoo

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who doesn't love a day at the zoo? Use an observation and inference lab to get young anatomists to recognize similarities between mammalian species based on brain structures. You provide the brains, this lesson provides set-up...
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Plant Cell Crime Scene

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Use science to solve the mystery of the Poplar murder. Pupils use forensic botany to determine if a suspect could be the killer. By analyzing images from a Transmission Electron Microscope, learners determine if the material found on the...
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Motor Learning and Memory

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What do our brains have to do with reaction timing? Everything! In a hands-on learning activity, young scientists participate in four card activities that measure reaction timing. Each activity gets progressively more complex, and...
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Is it Alive?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Interestingly enough, movement is not a characteristic of living things. The first activity in a series of 20 introduces learners to the concepts of living versus non-living things and then focuses on biologists and what they study....
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Plant Cells

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why can't plants escape prison? Because their cells were surrounded by walls. Introduce viewers to the evolution of plants with a video that discusses the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, plant cells' organelles, and...
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Eukaryopolis - The City of Animal Cells

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The narrator of this video relates animal cells and their organelles to a city. He then explains what the organelles do for cells, where they are located, and why they are important. 
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Cells Communicate: Play-by-Play

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Follow along with the video, The Fight or Flight Response: An Example of Cell Communication, with a time-stamped reference sheet that highlights important information.    
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Adding by Dividing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Cell-ute the cell! Examine how surface-to-volume ratio relates to cell size through hands-on exploration, observe cell division under the microscope, and collect data on the stages of cell division in an onion root tip. Learners pull it...
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Extracting DNA from a Banana

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
DNA is not just in humans — it is present in all living cells, even those we consume every day. Assist your class as they extract DNA from a banana through using chemicals and filtration. 
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Natural Selection

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Ever wondered what would happen if the Earth changed significantly? Explore this question and others with your class as they investigate microbial selection. Individuals use varying sizes of beans to conduct an experiment to demonstrate...
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Identifying Macromolecules

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Calling all young scientists! Due to the recent emergence of a new "undead" species, it is the responsibility of your class to ensure the survival of Earth and its people. This experiment tests for the most effective tool that could save...
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The Cell: the Building Blocks of Life

For Teachers 5th Standards
Do you have early finishers asking what they can do next, or any budding scientists eager to learn more about plant and animal cells? Then here is a cell unit for you! The packet provides scholars with everything they need in order to...
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How We Think Complex Cells Evolved

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Being able to absorb the abilities of other life forms may seem like something taken from a superhero movie, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Join the narrator as he takes viewers back billions of years to investigate how...