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258 resources with the concept species

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Living with Sumatran Elephants

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Explore the role of the Sumatran elephant in its environment. Through research, learners discover the importance of the elephants on the ecosystem. Using Google maps, they identify additional species on the island and use their research...
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Identification and Classification of Grassland Plants

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take learning outside and start classifying grasslands. Young ecologists observe grassland plants in order to classify them into the appropriate species by family. They note their characteristics and where they grow. A true field...
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Top 10 New Species of the Year!

For Students 9th - 12th
The only thing creepier than cockroaches are cockroaches that glow. Glowing cockroaches, or L. Luckae, made the top 10 new species of 2012. The other nine on the list are just as unique. Video focuses on why scientists just identified...
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Biological Oceanographic Investigations – Keep Away

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
As of 2015, there are 53,481 oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Scholars determine how species diversity is impacted based on the ecosystem's distance from a drilling platform.  It focuses on finding the mean of data sets and creating bar...
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Importance of Deep-Sea Ecosystems – How Diverse is That?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When judging diversity of an ecosystem, both species evenness and species richness must contribute. After a discussion of diversity and a guided example using the Shannon-Weaver function, scholars use the same function on two other...
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What's The Most Successful Species on Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th
If all of the viruses in the ocean were laid end-to-end, they would stretch 100 times around the diameter of the Milky Way. The video compares various species to determine which is the most successful. Should it be defined by pure...
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There Was No First Human

For Students 6th - 12th
Darwin was the first to describe a Tree of Life in 1859; since then, the idea has grown both literally and metaphorically. The video explains ancestry and its origins. How many generations back was the first human? How many generations...
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Friend or Foe?

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Gardeners may introduce ladybugs, who love to eat aphids, onto their plants so their fruits, vegetables, and flowers are not destroyed by aphids. In this third activity of the series, groups learn how to select and release biological...
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A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Scientists believe there are between 10,000 and 1,000,000 species of bacteria on Earth. In the activity, upper elementary and middle school learners explore biodiversity. After watching a video and discussing, pairs create a visual...
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Communities

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do you get if you cross ants with ticks? All kinds of antics! Video discusses the structure of the classifications in ecology. Then it covers the ways communities can be measured before discussing an example of leaf cutter ants and...
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Niche

For Students 9th - 12th
I'm not lost, I just haven't found my niche. Video discusses niches, including various pronunciations and definitions. It also covers competitive exclusion principle. Video is the 14th in a series of 18.
1 In 1 Collection 10:25
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Speciation: Of Ligers and Men

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ligers grow at a rate of 2.2 pounds every second day, thus by the end of their first year, they can weigh up to 364 pounds. Ligers are the subject of a video the looks at hybrids and shows viewers how speciation can occur via allopatric...
1 In 1 Collection 11:30
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Community Ecology: Feel the Love

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Warblers are small birds that have been known to get caught in spider webs. The video covers community ecology, focusing on the Competitive Exclusion Principle using the example of warblers. It also includes fundamental versus realized...
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Organization of Life

For Students 9th - 12th
What do matryoshka dolls have to do with the organization of life? Young scientists learn about the levels of organization of life in the last installment of a five-part video series. The video covers the cellular, organismal, and...
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Dichotomous Keys: Identification Achievement Unlocked

For Students 7th - 12th
Do you know the difference between a mountain lion, puma, cougar, and Texas panther? They are all the same animal but have different names in different areas of the world, which is why we use scientific names for plants and animals. The...
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Mass Extinction and Fossil Records

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The focus of a fossil-based lesson uses graphs and charts that allow young paleontologists to make inferences about events of mass extinction. They must apply their previous knowledge about fossil records in this final lesson of the...
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Animal Phyla and Plant Divisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searched hours for an activity that allows individuals the ability to use multiple resources to learn about both plant and animal kingdoms? This discussion and activity provide pupils with the ability to visualize each organism before...
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Section One: What is Biodiversity?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Four intriguing and scientific activities invite learners to explore the natural resources of their town. The activities cover concepts such as genetic traits, organizing species in a taxonomy, the differences between different species...
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Species

For Students 6th - 12th
How are living organisms grouped? In this eight-minute video clip, the system of grouping them according to similarities and relationships is broken down in a simple and straightforward manner. Sal explains the definition of species and...
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What is an Ecosystem?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Take a brief look at the Florida Everglades. What kinds of animal populations exist there? Use this video to help define introductory vocabulary for your unit on ecosystems, and click the links posted below the video to provide your...
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Is There Room for Everybody?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the capacity of animals able to live in one habitat. In this habitat lesson, 3rd graders play a game that shows the food chain and the interactions between animals in an area. Students discover that food is a major...
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Art: Coral Reef Ala Oil

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students investigate Australia's Great Barrier Reef and create oil paintings of it. After their research, they apply various painting techniques to depict air bubbles, sun's radiation, and color blending. For older students, the...
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Evolution!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Almost 100 slides explore the history of life and how it has changed over time. Full of photos and graphics, the colorful text is highly informative. You could go through these slides, pick and choose which you might want to highlight,...
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Chapter 23 Guided Notes: The Origin of Species

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This doesn't have to be used as a guided notes worksheet because the questions are thought-provoking and applicable to any biology class that is learning about the origin of species. Pupils write out answers to questions about...