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The Building Blocks of Life

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
During every moment of life, billions of cells are working tirelessly to keep you alive, not to mention all the cells in every blade of grass and other living things. Augment your middle school or high school unit on animal and plant...
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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A nine-resource collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 3

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Living things and ecosystems respond to and are affected by climate change. In this collection of four lessons, students learn about how researchers—now and in the past—have used plant lifecycle events to understand climate. Pupils...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Much of the opioid epidemic in America begins with a prescription pad and a pen. Teenagers work through a series of activities that introduce them to people who are recovering from an addiction to painkillers. Each lesson in this unit of...
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Raising Teen Awareness of Opioid Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Educate high school students about the dangers of opioids on the body and mind, the most effective ways to avoid using unprescribed or overprescribed opioids in the first place, and the latest research on the national opioid epidemic....
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The Systems of Our Bodies

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Every bite we take and breath we inhale serves to keep us alive. But how does each body system work with each other? Use these lessons, videos, and apps to explore the ever-busy systems in our bodies.
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Grade 6-8 Living Things

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What characterizes a living thing? Scholars explore the concept during a differentiated instruction unit on living things. They perform lab experiments to determine how animals adapt to stimuli, watch videos and learn about...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: The Cycle of Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Drug addiction, including prescription drug addiction, begins with a reason that's different for every user. High schoolers learn more about the reasons people begin abusing drugs with a set of videos and worksheets that discuss four...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Myth or Fact

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are opioids the most abused drug after marijuana? How hard is it for young people to obtain painkillers without a prescription? Middle and high schoolers explore the growing epidemic of opioid addiction with a lesson that prompts them to...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Learning About Opioids

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Feeling high is not the only side effect of abusing prescription opioids. Middle and high schoolers learn more about specific painkillers, including Fentanyl, Oxycodone, and Clonazepam, as well as their common brand names and extensive...
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Recovery From Drug Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are there factors that put some individuals at a higher risk for drug addiction than others? Learn more about the risk factors that may make some people more susceptible to addiction, as well as protective factors that help prevent...
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Prescription Pain Medication: What You Need to Know

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The national epidemic of opioid addiction is making its way into high school populations. Educate the students in your class about the ways prescription opioids can both block pain and deliver large amounts of dopamine that make it very...
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Differentiating Cells

For Teachers 7th Standards
Feeling confined by your current cell-teaching strategies? Try an interactive inquiry-based plan! Young cellular biologists explore the different types of cells, plus their structures and functions in a hands-on computer modeling...
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Insects: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What would the world be like with no insects? Ponder this question using a research-based STEM unit that encourages scholars to investigate insects from both a beneficial and hazardous perspective. They learn about insect behaviors,...
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Cellular Organelles

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Despite their microscopic size, eukaryotic cells are probably one of the most complex systems ever! Explore the structure and function of the major organelles of eukaryotic cells — the nucleus, ER, ribosomes, golgi complex, lysosomes,...
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Pond Scum: Investigating Microorganisms

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Sometimes things can be hidden in plain sight. Assist your young biologists as they explore the hidden lives of microorganisms surviving in water. Pupils bring samples of water to class and view these under the microscope to witness the...
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A Whole New World of DNA and Proteins

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Lead your young scientists into an exciting world as they participate in a role play and experiment focused on proteins and DNA. After researching the Central Dogma of Biology, individuals or groups participate in a classroom slide...
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Astrobiobound! The Search for Life in the Solar System

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
A multi-faceted and exciting activity awaits your astronomy young scholars. In collaborative groups, they plan a mission to hunt for extraterrestrial life within the solar system, while adhering to specific measurement criteria. 
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Bacteria Wanted Poster Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Bacteria and viruses are responsible for mass carnage, so what better way to learn about them than through creating a wanted poster? The wanted poster idea can be used for many different topics, so if you aren't teaching about bacteria,...
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Study Jams! Animal Cells

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Using stunning computer imagery, this resource introduces life science learners to cells. It zeros in on the animal cell and the function of its more prominent organelles. Additional support is offered in the form of a self-assessment...
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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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Magnifying and Observing Cells

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Though it isn't a novel activity to prepare onion cell and Elodea plant cell slides as examples of cells in a microbiology unit, this resource will leave you thoroughly prepared. As pupils examine the slides that they prepare, they draw...
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Antibody Attack - Discover How Antibodies Launch Attacks on Invaders

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewJump into the action and help antibodies defend against an antigen attack! Investigators match antibodies with antigens to model the body's identification and recall of specific pathogens. Young biologists also recognize that each...

Brine Shrimp: Getting to Know a Salt Water Arthropod

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewGather small observations of arthropods. Using brine shrimp, pupils observe the life cycle of arthropods. Learners set up saltwater aquariums and observe the brine shrimp over a three-week period. To finish, they compare and contrast how...
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Iodine Investigations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewChemistry and biology make great partners. Individuals explore the chemistry of the digestive system as they experiment with starches and acids. They first use iodine to identify foods with starches and then discover how citric acid...
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Breakfast Proteins - Construct a Protein through Cereal Additions

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewMatch my cereal sequence. Pupils view a sequence made by colorful cereal rings and create copies of it. Learners must either remember or write down the sequence to transport the code to another location. Scholars replicate the cereal...
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Life Size - Explore the Size and Scale of Microscopic Biology

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewCompare sizes of microscopic items. Given a set of labels of microscopic objects, pupils try to place them in order from smallest to largest. Scholars then compare their lists to the actual comparisons along with the measurements of the...
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How Big Is a Virus?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewGet a magnified look at cells. Learners see the relative size of cells by virtually viewing a display at the Exploratorium. When the width of a hair is scaled to be almost a foot, a virus is no bigger than a poppy seed. Scholars hear an...
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Cellular Soap Opera - Soap Films Can Behave Like Membranes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewSoap, suds, and cell membranes. Pupils create a model of a cell membrane by using soap films. They experiment with trying to pass different objects through the film without popping it. Using a tube, they create a passageway through the...
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How Does Soap Inactivate Coronaviruses?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWashing hands is a simple way to stop the spread. Viewers watch a short video on why it is important to wash hands to curtail coronaviruses. The presenter provides an explanation of how soap and alcohol disrupt the membrane of a virus,...
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Viral Packaging

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewCreate a protective protein shell as a package. Using the included template, pupils tape together 20 triangles to create a 20-sided shape to represent the protective shell of a virus. The model of the protein shell incases the nucleic...
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Gusty: The Gut Microbiome Card Game

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Build up your gut. Groups up to four play a card game to learn more about the microbiome in the gut. Learners try to build a healthy gut with their cards. The player acquiring six microbes without any pathogens wins the game. 
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Strawberry DNA

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Humans aren't the only ones with DNA—fruit has it too. Using a extraction solution, pupils pull the DNA out of a piece of fruit. Learners crush up a piece of fruit with the solution and filter out the solids. Scholars then add cold...
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What Makes YOU YOU? What Makes ME ME?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What does DNA have to do with me? Learners watch a short animated video to learn about cells and DNA. Scholars learn that DNA is the building block of chromosomes within the cells of every living thing.
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Differentiate! The Stem Cell Card Game

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Let the games grow. Groups play a card game to grow cells. Players start growing cells from stem cells to create specialized cells in the human body. Learners use full-grown cells from the human body to create stem cells in the lab to...
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Utah Open Textbook: 7th Grade Science

For Students 7th Standards
Physical and biological factors affect everyday living. Scholars explore concepts such as electromagnetic forces, motion, the rock cycle, and geological changes. They examine cells as the building blocks of life and how organisms...
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Marine Arthropod Animation: Body Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Lobsters never stop growing and one lived to be almost four feet long. The Shape of Life series focuses on the body plan of lobsters including their growth patterns. It discusses the legs, appendages, and body segments as they appear...
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The Young Naturalist

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Beginning with a brief history of our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, then followed by a discussion of his interest in nature, young scientists take to the outdoors to locate and observe local plants and insects. Scholars return to...
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What is Reproduction? - Lesson Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What force drives a species' will to survive and thrive? Explore reproduction through the first of a four-part video series. The narrator discusses both sexual and asexual reproduction and cites examples of each. 
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What Are Invertebrates? - Lesson Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Insects, and other invertebrates outnumber vertebrates—segmented-legs down! The first in a five-part series of videos from an Invertebrates series introduces these organisms in all their spineless glory. Each invertebrate phyla takes the...
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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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Flatworms: The First Hunter

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Flatworms evolved and developed the first bilateral body plan. These hermaphroditic animals with no circulatory system star in an informative video. Scholars learn about flatworms' place in the evolutionary tree, how they hunted, and...
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Cnidarians: Anemones Fight

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Sea anemones grow to up to six feet in diameter. Viewers observe an intense battle between two of these predatory species. With battles lasting hours, or even days, the slow motion aggression surprises many viewers.
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Cnidarians: Anemone Swims Away from Sea Star

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
While most sea anemones move slowly along rocks, Stomphia swim to escape predators. Viewers see a sea star sneak up on an anemone ready to attack. The unsuspecting anemone retaliates quickly and swims away awkwardly as part of a larger...
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Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Teenagers get the real information about marijuana use based on the history of tobacco legislation and research. As they read an educational passage about marijuana laws, science, and changing attitudes, they address their preconceptions...
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Investigating the Effect of Concentration of Blackcurrant Squash on Osmosis in Chipped Potatoes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Model and explore osmosis using squash and potatoes. Young scientists expose chunks of potatoes to different concentrations of a squash solution. They compare the weights of the chunks before and after exposure to the solution and use...
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What van Leeuwenhoek Saw

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
When van Leeuwenhoek saw cells and single-celled organisms for the first time, he knew these small things were a big deal! Share his discoveries with young learners through a narrated video, model-building activity, and scale study....
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How We Get Our Skin Color Interactive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
I can see your epidermis. A short video shows how we get our skin color. It explains how melanocyte cells in the epidermis produce melanin, and that the type and amount of melanin controls skin color.
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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 instructional activity provides...
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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...
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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...
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Photosynthesis Diagrams Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Help young botanists get to the root of photosynthesis with this series of worksheets. By completing these diagrams, students demonstrate their understanding of the biological structures and chemical reactions that make this amazing...