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How Computers Work: What Makes a Computer, a Computer? Video
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NOVA Evolution Lab Lesson Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It doesn't matter if you look on land, in the air, underground, or in water—evolution is everywhere. Scholars complete worksheets with multiple question types as they progress through six online missions creating phylogenic trees. 
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Mystery of the Crooked Cell

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can your class solve the Mystery of the Crooked Cell? Junior geneticists collaborate to learn about sickle cell anemia in a fascinating lesson plan. The included materials help them to examine the genetic factors behind the disease...
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The 12 Days of Evolution - Complete Series!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists believe red hair and pale skin evolved in northern Europe because it helped humans synthesize vitamin D easier than those with more melanin in their skin. Viewers explore many interesting facets of evolution in a video all...
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You Ol’ Fossil

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little bit wacke. The fifth chapter of seven includes ten activities at four different levels. The hands-on activities cover fossils including how they are formed, vertebrates, invertebrates,...
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Frog Dissection Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Sharpen up those scalpels, it's time to dissect some frogs! This step-by-step guide walks young biologists through this surgical process, helping them to identify major organs and unique anatomical characteristics of these amphibious...
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The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Different islands in the Caribbean have very similar species of anole lizards, which each have their own place in the ecosystem. Researchers did several studies to determine whether the anoles evolved into the different species then...
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Using DNA to Explore Lizard Phylogeny

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In a fun and interactive two-day lesson, learners sort anole lizard pictures by appearance. Next, they watch a video about the anoles and re-sort based on the information in the video. In addition to physical characteristics, budding...
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The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
After watching an engaging 13-minute video about the colorless blood of icefish, future ichthyologists examine icefish blood and non-icefish blood (blood samples are simulated with Karo syrup mixtures) to determine advantages of...
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The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Sickle cell disease only occurs when both parents contribute the trait, and mostly in those of African descent. Where did it come from? How did it evolve? Tony Allison, a molecular biologist, noticed a connection between sickle cell and...
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The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The pocket mouse can be light brown like the sands of the desert, or dark brown like the volcanic lava flows that are interspersed throughout New Mexico's Valley of Fire. It seems that predators have weeded out light colored mice in this...
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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! Population Growth

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Along came a spider, who sat down beside her. She screamed, but RJ wouldn't smash it because spiders are a limiting factor for other insects in an ecosystem. In this video, other common limiting factors for populations are listed....
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Study Jams! Ecosystems

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
With the forest as an example, Sam and Zoe talk about the components biotic and abiotic of an ecosystem. They also discuss the role of producers, consumers, and decomposers. This concise clip covers all of the basics. As an introduction...
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Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health Middle School Virtual Field Trip

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Is there one right way to control infectious diseases? Learners determine the facts each stakeholder must consider when making their recommendations for controlling a disease threatening their area. They take into account public health,...
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Create a Fish

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Don't just teach learners to fish, but to create fish. The class discusses fish heads and predicts whether where the fish might live and what it eats. Given an index card with a fish adaptation written on it, pupils construct an...
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Who Is Faster?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Am I going to catch it? Individuals time how long it takes them to walk, jog, and run a given distance and calculate their speed. They then research two animals and find their speeds. Using a chart, pupils compare the speeds of the...
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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Jump, Glide, or Fly? Exploring Bird Evolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How have birds evolved from prehistoric animals? With the three-part lesson plan, small groups first research different prehistoric animals and determine whether they are birds. Then, scholars explore different bird adaptations using the...
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Color Variation Over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Simple characteristic changes can have a significant impact on species survival. A hands-on activity has learners investigate the color variation in pocket mouse populations in different environments. They connect the timing and number...
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Testing a Hypothesis

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are sickle cell disease and malaria related somehow? Scholars learn about both illnesses and the hypotheses that they are related. They discuss, view a video, and answer questions to demonstrate understanding. The resource includes an...
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Color Variation Over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While many mutations are neutral, those that appear advantageous increase in frequency in a population. Scholars use illustrations to make predictions about populations of mice. They follow it up with a video to confirm or refute their...
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Evolution of Fur Color in Mice – Mutation, Environment and Natural Selection

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Most species of animals include a variety of fur or hair color, but why? Scholars watch a video about a changing environment for mice. As the rocks around them change hues, different colors of mice begin to thrive. Discussion questions...
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Using DNA to Explore Lizard Phylogeny

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
On the Caribbean islands, lizards expanded into different niches instead of competing for resources. Scholars discuss and learn from experts in a video how scientists prove the theory. They build phylogenetic trees based on appearances...
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Why Protect Pollinators?

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Would you rather having biting flies or chocolate? The question may seem absurd, but cocoa trees rely on pollination from biting flies. Viewers come to understand the importance of pollinators to our food supply, flowers, and entire...