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What Are Cells?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Energize the cells of young biologists with an edible life science activity. Engaging students in exploring the inner workings of plant and animal cells, this activity involves using colored jello and various sweet and tasty treats to...
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Cell Exploration Activities

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Engage young biologists in exploring the mysteries of life with this collection of hands-on activities. Enlisting the help of numerous digital resources, students get an up-close look at the structure of plant and animal cells as they...
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Cells & Organelles

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Familiarize young biologists with the inner workings of eukaryotic cells with this vocabulary worksheet. By cutting out and matching a series of definitions and memorization tips to the organelles listed in the provided table, learners...
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What Causes Bad Breath?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Onions, garlic, and coffee can all have unfortunate effects on your breath, but what is the real cause of halitosis? Follow along with this video as it investigates how the bacteria that live in our mouths are responsible for these...
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Inside a Cell

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Help young biologists develop an understanding of eukaryotic cells with this simple exercise. Provided with a list of organelles found in plant an animal cells, students must correctly identify the function of each and record any...
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How Brain Parasites Change Their Host's Behavior

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Mind control might seem like something out of a science fiction movie, but after watching this short video you and your students will have a new, potentially terrifying understanding of parasites. Follow along as this resource explores...
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The Cell

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Help young biologists piece together an understanding of cell structure with a comprehensive review worksheet. Tasking students with describing the function of the organelles found in cells and their relationship with one another, this...
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Cell Organelles

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Young scientists take a trip into the microscopic world of cellular biology with this practice exercise. Given pictures of different organelles, students must correctly identify specific parts of each cellular structure to demonstrate...
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How Do the Lungs Work?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
With the thousands of tasks our brain consciously performs on a daily basis, it's amazing that breathing isn't one of them. Learn how human bodies are able to automatically control the exchange of gas that keeps us alive with this short...
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At What Moment Are You Dead?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
When is a person no longer living? This question has been puzzled over for millennia, but is there a clear answer? Watch as this video examines the biological line separating life and death.
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How Does Cancer Spread Through the Body?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Cancer's ability to quickly spread from one organ to the next makes it one of the most fatal diseases in recent history. Watch as this short video takes you on a trip into the microscopic world of cancer cells, exploring the different...
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How Do Scars Form?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Most of us have suffered an injury we'd prefer to forget, but lingering scars just won't let us. Watch this video to find out exactly what happens during the healing process that cuases these changes to skin and organ tissue.
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How a Wound Heals Itself

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that the biggest organ in the human body isn't the brain, the liver, or even the lungs? It's the skin. Follow along with this short video as it explores the structure of human skin and its amazing ability to regenerate itself.
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Rain Forest Teaching Curriculum

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Take young naturalists on an exploration of the world's tropical rainforests with this extensive collection of lessons and activities. Whether its creating leaf and flower prints or investigating the absorption spectrum of chlorophyl,...
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Discovering DNA: The Recipe for Life

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
A pinch of adenine, a dash of thymine and ta-da, you have life! Well, it's not quite that simple, but through this series of activities and experiments young scientists learn about the structure of DNA and how it contains the recipe for...
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Bacteria: Structure and Function

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
For as small as they are, there sure is a lot of information for young scientists to learn about bacteria. Help simplify the subject with this instructional presentation that explores the structure, nutrition, and reproduction of...
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Bacteria and Viruses

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What better place to begin learning about life than with a up close an personal look at Earth's oldest living organisms; bacteria. Starting with an examination of the different classifications of bacteria, where they live, what they eat,...
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Introduction to Bacteria

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Young scientists enter the world of microscopic organisms with this introductory presentation on bacteria. Starting with a basic definition of these single-celled organisms, the presentation continues on to explore different types of...
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Is It Alive?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Determining whether or not something is living can be more difficult than it seems. Put your young scientists to work defining their own criteria to identify life, then work with three samples to see if they are alive or not. 
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Cell and Cell Structure

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Does anyone remember seeing the movie Fantastic Voyage? This app is reminiscent of that imaginary journey through the human body, but in this case, venture even further into individual cells!
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Plankton

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Plankton: so much more than just a SpongeBob character. Three different activities have kids looking at both phytoplankton and zooplankton in pictures, as well as collecting their own samples (depending on your access to a saltwater...
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Neuron to Neuron

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is a neuron? How do brain cells communicate with one another? Are there other types of brain cells besides neurons? In the third of six videos about the brain, Dr. David Eagleman takes a closer look at neurons and their functions....
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Study Jams! Plant Cells

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Eight fine-quality slides depict the cells that make up plants. Viewers will see colorful microscope views of the nucleus, cell wall, vacuole, chloroplasts, tracheids, and pollen grains. The resource would apply in either a cell...
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The Impact of Climate Change on Prairie Potholes Activity 2: Graphing/Data Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Prairie potholes are dips in the earth that contain water, which is vital to the survival of many prairie inhabitants, including the Mallard Duck. Middle schoolers analyze data on the disappearance of these potholes in relation to the...