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248 resources with the concept species

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Grandma's Learning to Text

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Evolution happens over generations, so how do we observe it? Scholars learn to look for patterns and create cladograms. Then they apply those lessons to the evolution of technology over many generations.
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How Many Species Are There?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists discover over 15,000 new species each year. Despite studying life on our planet for all of human history, we still don't know how many species exist on Earth. An informative video from a biology playlist presents the dilemma,...
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Why Do More Species Live Near the Equator?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The tropics contain about 40 percent of the area on Earth. Viewers take a trip to Peru as an entrancing video from a larger biology playlist explores the region. It explains the facts and theories about the biodiversity near the equator....
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Color Vision Genetics Evolution Simulation

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
At one point, all mammals carried only two color receptors, but now most humans carry three. An informative presentation and hands-on activity demonstrate how this evolved through genetics. By participating in the activity, pupils...
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Classification of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach is one way to remember the classification system in order. In the video, scholars learn the classification system for all organisms on Earth. They listen to a brief history of taxonomy, see how...
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The Biodiversity of Ontario's Natural and Manmade Islands

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Island exploration—sounds exotic! During these three activities, high school learners explore island biogeography through a game and then analyze data collected, ask questions via BioBlitz, and present findings. Then, they must convince...
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Focus on Forests

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Trees look different, just like people look different. Let's look at some up close! Throughout this outdoor activity, elementary learners spend time outside observing the trees on their school property, and reporting on their...
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Reebops a Model "Organism" for Teaching Genetics Concepts

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Reebops are cute, marshmallow-based creatures that can be used to teach inheritance. Beginning biologists draw strips of paper that represent chromosomes from two envelopes, one for the father, and one for the mother. Each parent...
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Biodiversity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"The one process ongoing that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by destruction of natural habitats" - E.O. Wilson. Here is a video that discusses biodiversity at multiple levels from...
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Biodiversity

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does biodiversity affect ecosystems? An insightful presentation covers the concept of biodiversity and its importance. It takes a look at extinction and endangered and threatened species as well as biodiversity hot spots around the...
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Which Life Form Really Dominates Earth?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Humans only make up 0.01 percent of all life forms on Earth. We sure know how to make an impact though! An episode of the It's Okay to be Smart series examines the proportion of different species that inhabit Earth. The narrator compares...
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Lamarck vs. Darwin: Introduction to Change in Organisms

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How are traits passed down from parents? Jean Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin envisioned conflicting theories. Learn about both scientists and their theories with an insightful presentation. Giraffes and dogs serve as examples of...
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Reading Primary Sources: Darwin and Wallace

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take your classes back in time. Learners read real historical texts from both Darwin and Wallace as well as an announcement of their findings. Using guiding questions, they make inferences and draw conclusions from the information in the...
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The Making of a Theory—Fact or Fiction

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two scientists, two independent studies, two similar theories! A video lesson presents the work of Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace that led to their theories on evolution. Scholars then evaluate statements and provide evidence to...
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Introduction to Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Welcome to Biology! Introduce pupils to a subject conceptualized by Aristotle in 300 BC through a presentation and worksheet. It covers the themes of biology, characteristics of life, the scientific method, microscopes, and measurements.
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Biology Before Darwin: Crash Course History of Science #19

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When did biology become a proper science? Travel back in time to the evolution of natural history during part 19 in an ongoing History of Science series. Pupils discover early pioneers in the study of plants and animals, the birth of...
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7 New Species Discovered in Cities

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists discover more than 15,000 new species each year. Viewers learn about seven new species discovered in cities, often right next to where people live. As part of a larger playlist, a video discusses the techniques researchers use...
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Shark Weapons

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Humans have been making weapons from shark teeth for more than 100 years. These weapons help researchers build an understanding of migration of the different species of sharks. An interesting installment from the Brain Scoop series...
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The Great Elephant Census Modeling Activity

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
They say elephants never forget—and your class won't forget an insightful modeling activity either! Junior zoologists take part in a mock elephant census using the sample count and total count methods. The included materials provide...
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The Beak of the Finch

For Students 9th - 12th
You've got to use the right beak for the right job. Viewers of an informative video learn about the evolution of finches on the Galapagos Islands. They learn how different habitats and foods led to an adaptation of beaks, resulting in...
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Speciation

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Why can't mules have babies? Answer this—and other burning animal kingdom mysteries—with a short, sweet speciation video! Zoology scholars examine the ins and out of evolution, the role geography plays in inheritable traits, and, most of...
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The Naked Mole-Rat

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The naked mole rat is truly unique! So unique, it was recently placed in its own family. What makes it so special? Discover its amazing story with a video from an exciting mammals playlist. A naked mole rat expert explains its...
3:06
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Evolution by Natural Selection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Bird is the word! Young biologists discover how the tiny finch changed the way scientists viewed evolution and changes in species using a fascinating video from Fuse School's Evolution playlist. The narrator describes Darwin's journey to...
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How Are Organisms Classified?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding classification takes a little imagination! Show your biology class why it is important to keep things organized using a simple video that is part of the Fuse School Evolution playlist. Topics covered include the creator of...