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179 resources with the concept humans

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Mammal Morphology - Bats, People, and Other

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this physical characteristics worksheet, students compare bats and humans by putting a + sign in the chart for whether or not bats and humans have the same characteristics. Students do this for 17 characteristics and answer 3 questions.
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Why Do People Fall in Love?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discuss human behavior, sexual selection and the underlying genetic and evolutionary reasons for mate selection. The, in groups, they rate the attractiveness of certain individuals and measure facial features for symmetry.
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America's Underwater Treasures Viewing Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students complete a worksheet while watching a video about how humans affect the ocean environment. They discover the need for a practice of balancing fisheries and their fishing practices. They examine how scientists use data to help...
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Monkey See, Monkey Do

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider the influence of bullies and map the social ecosystem of their schools. They create lifelines that compare baboon and human development and write an essay that considers the relationship between psychosocial development...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 9 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In Central Asia, Spencer Wells confronts political obstacles on his track to meet the man whose blood holds the genetic key that fathered Native Americans and Europeans. Learners will meet the Chuchi, a remote nomadic Russian tribe that...
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Evolution - From Ape Man to Neanderthal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This BBC presentation shows how Neanderthals evolved as a way to adapt and survive the physical stress of Ice Age Europe. While this clip is short, it could be a great discussion starter or warm up to a lecture on human evolution....
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 3 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part three of the 13-part series focuses on new advancements and environmental adaptations that allowed our ancient ancestors to survive and spread throughout the globe. Hunting, tool making, and linguistic innovations are viewed through...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 6 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this episode of the Journey of Man, learners see the inside of a genetics laboratory, what tools are used, how they work, and what Spencer is looking for. Looking for genetic markers is how Spencer Wells tells the story of our ancient...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 7 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The seventh entry in this 13-part series attempts to show the path the second migration wave took out of Africa. Young geneticists will learn how environmental stressors pushed a second wave of people into the Middle East, China, and...
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Evolution Primer #5: Did Humans Evolve?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Clear up any confusion regarding human evolution and ancestry with this comprehensive clip. Using scientific evidence and concrete examples such as DNA, this clip explains human evolution in a way elementary learners can understand. This...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 12 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part 12 starts with the Navajo story of creation and the journey of the ancient ancestors. Spencer argues the facts of this story with his genetic evidence. This episode recaps the journey thus far and attempts to describe the difference...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2009

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging ecologists need a full understanding of life, from the inner workings of a cell to the complex relationships among organisms. This examination is meant to assess high schoolers after an entire year course on the living...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2007

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Environmental science enthusiasts show what they know at the end of the year by taking this full-fledged final exam. They answer multiple choice, graph interpretation, and essay analysys questions, 73 of them in all. Topics range from...
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Replacing Missing Links in the Evolutionary Chain

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Examine the evolution of various species of hominids from their earliest existence approximately 4.5 million years ago to today. In small groups, learners research one of the ten stages of hominid evolution and then create a poster and...
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Pond Frogs Role-Play

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students examine frog characteristics. For this frogs lesson, students discuss the essential elements needed for a frog to survive in the wild. Students complete a frog science worksheet and create a frog mask in class.
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Understanding: The Power of Genes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study genes and the new information on genetics.  In this genes activity students write essays on their information on genetics. 
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Conversations: Lesson 12

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars discuss how they would feel if they were the animals in the stories that they are reading. In this discussion lesson plan, students say how they would have to communicate and what they would do if a human approached.
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If I Was A...? Mother Nature

For Students 5th - 6th
In this environment worksheet, students pretend they are Mother Nature as they answer 4 questions. They explain whether their temperature gets hotter with a fever, why the Ozone layer is leaving them, how big Mother Nature is compared to...
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The Science of Biology

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science of biology worksheet, learners compare and contrast unicellular and multicellular organisms. Students complete a table that describes the different systems at which life can be studied. Learners list eight characteristics...
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Habitat for Bats

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students describe several reasons why bats are beneficial to the ecosystem and people. They define their habitat and needs of bats to survive. Includes many activities including bat house building plan, research guide and questions. the...
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Global Eyes

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders consider global issues and their effects. They identify the themes of human needs, human rights, and the environment, select a topic and research articles for a Global Current Events Portfolio. Working in small groups,...
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Building a Circulation City

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students identify the different organ systems found throughout the human body. Using a model, they explain and draw the flow of blood and name the parts of the circulatory system. They create their own circulation city in which to show...
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Development Throughout Life

For Students 9th - 12th
Beginning biologists write the answers to eight questions about human development. Even though the title of this activity refers to lifelong development, the material deals specifically with the period between fertilization and birth....
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Commercial Surrogacy: Questions & Considerations of Parties with Vested Interests

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Teenagers explore the topic of surrogate motherhood. They examine the technology involved, types of surrogacy, interested groups, and current laws. Each collaborative group is assigned an interest group. They work together to develop...