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MicroMatters: Microbiology

For Students 6th - 9th
This is a fantastic set of microbiology resources for middle school science classes, with each lesson coming stocked with student lab materials, videos, PowerPoints, and even printable materials lists! Find everything you need (and maybe...
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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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Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The five lessons in the Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage unit explore the expanding field of gene therapies. Using a fun role-play activity, pupils act like viruses and cells to demonstrate how viruses recognize a target cell. They learn...
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Cell Cycle

For Teachers 9th Standards
This collection will help students understand the intricacies of the cell cycle. These videos and activities will walk them through each stage, describing what is happening to the cell and the nucleus.
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Life Science

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Photosynthesis, extinction, biomimicry, and bioremediation. Young environmental engineers study these processes. Using photosynthesis as a model and biomimicry as an example, groups research how nature provides hints for engineering...
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Biology 101 - The Cell

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Rather than rocket science, the 10 videos in the Ricochet Science collection present some ideas about cell biology that you can bounce off your students. Using animations, the videos examine the features of eukaryotic cells, the...
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Biology Junction PowerPoint Presentations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Add a little power to your biology classes with a collection of 18 colorful presentations that cover everything from an introduction to the scientific method to lab safety rules, from acids to vaporization, Although designed as an AP...
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Cell Division: Divide and Conquer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Cell division is an important part of life, and an equally important part of your biology unit. Use these lessons, projects, presentations, and videos to demonstrate mitosis and the way development occurs at the cellular level.
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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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Cell Vocabulary Review Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can science scholars describe a nucleus without mentioning DNA, or a chloroplast without mentioning the color green? Test their organelle understanding through an exciting card game. Groups take turns guessing the correct organelle or...
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Could We Cure Aging During Your Lifetime?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
As human lifespans increase, more time is spent sick or in pain than ever before. A brief video introduces some research on how to reduce the amount of our lives that are disease free. Each of these methods offers some promise for a...
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Berries...With a Side of DNA? (High School)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is DNA still present after picking fruit or cooking vegetables? Biology scholars extract and collect DNA strands in an impactful lab. Working groups prepare their samples and compare their results to negative and positive standard...
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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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Effects of Environment on Enzymes

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Much like the tale of Humpty Dumpty, proteins, once altered, will never be the same again. Honors and pre-AP biology classes explore the delicate world of enzymes via a Webquest and lab experiment. The teacher's guide contains all...
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Cell-abrate!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Lights, camera, action! With the cell at center stage, guide your seventh grade biologists through the tiny drama that plays out within every living thing. Then, enjoy the show as they portray the organelles they've studied—a performance...
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Biotic and Abiotic Factors

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't be a lone wolf, learn how the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone Park altered the biotic and abiotic factors. Video describes the impact of biotic and abiotic factors at multiple levels. It highlights the examples of food...
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Evolutionary Significance of Cell Communication

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore how cells communicate with a video that features the symbiotic relationship between a bioluminescent bacteria and the bobtail squid. The resource explains quorum sensing in bacteria and how epinephrin is linked to glycogen...
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Diploid vs Haploid

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If every human on earth looked exactly the same, the world would be a boring place. Thank goodness for genes! Pupils explore the difference between haploid and diploid cells by learning how two parents without red hair can produce a...
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Cellular Variation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Variety truly is the spice of life. A video explores how plants have both chlorophyll a and b and the benefits of possessing both, how varying molecules allows for winter wheat, how possessing the heterozygous combination of sickle-cell...
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Cell Communication

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Humans have taken communication to every corner of the Earth, yet our bodies, at the cellular level, have communicated without technology for millions of years. Learners view the variety of ways cells can communicate, whether right next...
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A Tour of the Cell

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Adult humans are made of around 40 trillion cells that can't be seen these without some really powerful microscopes! Learners tour both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, learning how their structures are similar and different, and then...
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Cells, Genetics, and Biotechnology

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
For scholars tired of reading the textbook, this unit includes nine hands-on lessons. Through group work, lab activities, experiments, and even one inquiry-based lesson, scholars apply knowledge about cells, genetics, and biotechnology....
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Build-A-Membrane

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here's a great activity to bring excitement to protein-studded cell membranes. Pass out the instructions and templates to individuals or small groups. They cut and fold their phospholipid bilayer, channel protein, receptor protein,...
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Fueling the Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Future mechanical engineers and automotive technicians read about various solutions to using gasoline in cars. Included are electric, fuel-cell-powered, and hybrid vehicles.
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The Cancer Gene We All Have

For Students 9th - 12th
What is cancer? And why don't we all have it? These concepts are explored and tumor suppressor genes are introduced in this animated feature. This nutshell of information is fully packed and makes an outstanding resource for your biology...
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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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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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A Tour of the Cell

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells are explained and the parts of each are highlighted. Discover the major organelles found in an animal cell and each of their functions. Paul Andersen does an excellent job once...
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Cell Cycle, Mitosis and Meiosis

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Aren't mitosis and meiosis the same thing? A helpful flow chart demonstrates the difference between mitosis and meiosis on Paul Andersen's Smart Board. Time lapse videos include show mitosis and cytokinesis.
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Cells Magnified

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
The beginning of this video asks, "Have you ever wondered what the world looks like magnified?" It further shows great visuals of various objects magnified up to 400 times! This is a fantastic video to show your class during your unit on...
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Cell Communication

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students clarify common misconceptions about cells. They assess initial knowledge of cells and cell behavior, read and discuss an article and consider the role of cell communication in the diseases of diabetes, multiple sclerosis and...
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Cell Wall Recipe: A Lesson on Biofuels

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Biotech engineers discover that changes in the DNA code for cell wall formation can help create crops better suited for biofuel production. They extract DNA from wheat germ. They decode paper strips with codes and relate the activity to...
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Aluminum Adventure

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Chemistry aces use an electrochemical cell to anodize a strip of aluminum. They apply an organic dye to it. In a practical application, they design a piece of jewelry out of the anodized metal and describe the process. Thorough notes...
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2000 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam - Part I

For Students 9th - 12th
The National Chemistry Olympiad exams are comprehensive tests covering an entire  year of chemistry concepts. You can use them as practice for competing in the challenge, or simply as a review, or as an actual final exam for your general...
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Meeting the Membrane

For Students 9th - 12th
By completing "Meeting the Membrane," cell biologists are introduced to the structure of the lipid bilayer. The name molecular components of the cell membrane, explain selective permeability, and label a 3-D diagram of a section of the...
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Membrane Permeability Lab

For Students 9th - 12th
Biologists investigate cell membrane permeability with this lab activity. They examine live and boiled yeast cells under a microscope and add Congo red to discover whether or not the cells take in the dye. An excellent lab sheet is...
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A Parting Look at Cell Transport

For Students 7th - 12th
A nice large diagram of the cell membrane tops an excellent cell transport worksheet. Cell biologists describe the actions occurring in four different instances on the diagram. Then they analyze the description of a lab activity in which...
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Investigating Osmosis

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
A thorough investigation of cell transport is provided when completing the assignment. The first half requires biology class members to answer questions about diffusion and osmosis with the aid of diagrams. Then they fashion an...
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Alcoholic Fermentation in Yeast

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
Biology classes will bubble with excitement as they complete this assignment. Beginning with an informative overview of cellular respiration and fermentation processes, the highlight comes as an experiment in determining the rate of...
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Diffusion across a Selectively Permeable Membrane

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
Lab groups fill a section of dialysis tubing with glucose and starch solutions and suspend it in a water bath. They use iodine as a starch indicator and a glucose test strip to find out if either of the materials crossed the selectively...
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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 2003

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The living environment, from the interior of a cell to the complex relationships among populations, are queried in this final examination. Learners look at air pollution maps, diagrams of cells, population graphs, and drawing of cells....
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2005

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 2005 version of the Regents High School Examination in the area of ecology is as comprehensive as previous years' exams. It consists of 40 multiple choice questions on everything from the structure of DNA to the interactions within...
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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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Regents High School Exam: Living Environment 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Tne New York Regents High School Examinations are comprehensive and include various styles of questions, includingmultiple choice and the analysis of graphs. This particular version, the 2008 Living Environment exam surveys a variety of...
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Time for Mitosis Lab

For Students 7th - 12th
After examining the cells of an onion root tip, budding biologists analyze numbers of cells in each different phase of mitosis. They combine their counts with other students' data and then calculate the amount of time a cell might spend...
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Raven Chapter 12 Guided Notes: Sexual Reproduction & Meiosis

For Students 9th - 12th
Young biologists define reproduction vocabulary terms, answer critical-thinking questions, label a diagram of the human life cycle, and complete a chart comparing mitosis to meiosis. This is a well-balanced worksheet. Even though it...
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Cell Structures and Their Functions

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Life science learners investigate live cells. They examine wet mount slides of cyanobacteria and Elodea plants. They peer into the dynamic microscopic world of protists. Afterward, they construct a model of a cell, including rudimentary...
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Cell Size and Shape; Diffusion and Osmosis Processes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Use salmon eggs as a cell model for demonstrating the movement of water over concentration gradients. Junior scientists examine the same process microscopically with an onion cell. They use a thistle tube and a semipermeable membrane to...
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What Makes a Seed Breathe Faster?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here's a five-star lesson plan in which inquisitors conduct sophisticated experimentation with cellular respiration in plant seeds. Placing seeds in a closed system they measure the amount carbon dioxide produced and relate it to...
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Electrochemistry

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Support your electrochemistry lesson with this polished presentation! Chemistry apprentices are introduced to redox reactions, oxidation numbers, and balancing equations. They view photos and diagrams that will solidify their...
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Cell Organelles

For Students 7th - 12th
Now, this is a clever approach to understanding cell organelles; seven pairs of organelles are listed, and pupils write an explanation of how each pair cooperates to perform certain cell functions. Organelles include the nucleus,...
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Raven Chapter 11 Guided Notes: How Cells Divide

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Take your advanced biology learners across the great divide: where cells divide, that is! Although it was created as a chapter reading guide, having your class complete this worksheet is not only appropriate, but also highly valuable in...
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Anatomy of a Neuron

For Students 9th - 12th
Various colors are used on the black background of a Smart Board to compose a drawing of a neuron cell and all its parts while the anatomy of a neuron is described. The function of a neuron is also explained in detail. Show to your...
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Cell Membrane / Transport Drawing Project

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Biology buffs illustrate the workings of the cell membrane when they complete this checklist. Not only do they draw the structure, they also draw gradients and mechanisms for the transport of materials across the membrane. Your advanced...
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Cell Cycle

For Students 9th - 12th
This mitosis learning exercise targets AP-level biology courses. Learners identify the roles of kinase, cyclin, and CDKs, as well as describing external signals for growth. Large and colorful diagrams are displayed within the learning...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2010

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This exam touches upon every topic within the typical first year biology course.. A broad variety of question styles give high schoolers every opportunity to show what they know. Why start from scratch when a comprehensive final exam is...
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Cell Membrane Coloring Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
Use coloring to reinforce memory of the cell membrane structure. In addition, junior biologists answer fill-in-the-blank and short-answer questions detailing the function of the cell membrane. This worksheet is five pages long and...
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Cellular Organelles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wow! Separate organelles from the cells of dried peas. Observe vacuoles in beet cells. Watch protists in action. Examine SEM photographs. Beginning biologists get a complete exposure to the structure and function of cell organelles. Two...
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Learning Sequence Item: Mitosis and Meiosis

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Investigate the ins and outs of cell division with this comprehensive set of activities. Detailed instructions for six different activities and your choice of eight different creative assessments can be found within this resource. By...
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Investigating Factors That Affect Cell Membrane Permeability

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Cell membranes and the factors that affect its integrity are studied, with Beet tissue used as the model. A poster to display findings of the permeability of the membranes would clarify understanding and also allow a layer of language...
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AP Chemistry Topic 11: Electrochemistry, Review, Part II

For Students 10th - 12th
A large diagram of an electrochemical cell tops this page. Young chemists write equations and perform calculations for the half-reaction that occurs in the drawing. Use this handout as a review of electrolysis after they have carried it...
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Genetic Variation Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Fill- in-the-blank, labeling, and short answer questions make up this well-written cell division worksheet. Neat diagrams of chromosomes and dividing cells are included. Junior biologists show what they know about reproduction, meiosis,...
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AP Chemistry Topic 11: Electrochemistry, Review, Part I

For Students 10th - 12th
Drawings of two electrochemical cells are provided as visual examples for chemistry novices to label. They also solve a variety of problems for each, such as writing balanced equations and calculating standard cell potential. This...
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AP Chemistry Topic 11: Electrochemistry, Examples

For Students 10th - 12th
Diagrams are given for two different electrochemical cells. Young chemistry aces write out a balanced equation and calculate the standard cell potential for each. This outstanding assignment allows learners to visually examine...
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Oscar's Cell Phone

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Oscar gets a new cell phone and encounters some difficulties. He starts using his phone to call others, but he irritates another character by calling again and again. This is a good way to begin a discussion of the proper use of telephones.
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Cells Are Building Blocks

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Investigate the parts and functions of animal and plant cells. Observe slides on which different types of cells are displayed and answer questions on a related worksheet. Construct a cell model using household items such as pasta and...
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String Cells

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Use this resource to have your class learn about the cell. This resource walks learners through the construction of a model of a cell. This project is completed in a cooperative learning group, and  reinforces the higher-order thinking...
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Cell Cycle: Cell growth, Cell Division

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Whenever your students have a question about a stage of mitosis, you can be sure that viewing the relevant slide from this show will help their understanding. Covering the complete process of mitosis, this PowerPoint has images and...
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The Way We Were: Embryological Development and Disease

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use microscopes to study live fish embryos and animated diagrams of cell division on the Internet. They see that scientists rely on technology to enhance the gathering and manipulation of data. They create web pages on cloning.
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The Cell Membrane

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Your students will love this PowerPoint! Great visuals will support understanding of membrane proteins, cell membranes, active transport, and diffusion. There are a lot of details on each page and all are relevant. The presentation could...
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Chalkboard Challenge: Science Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Review science vocabulary with your students using this Jeopardy-style PowerPoint. Categories for this game include: Solar System, Plants, Weather, Cells, and Rocks. There are a total of 25 clues; five for each category. 
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Who wants to be a Millionaire Student: 5th Grade Science

For Teachers 5th
Check out this exciting PowerPoint that simulates the famous gameshow "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" The theme of this game is 5th grade science. What a great way to review important facts with your students. Note: You can use this...
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Basic Cell Structure

For Teachers 7th
Initially, general details about cells and single cell organisms are provided. Next, the concentration becomes cellular processes such as respiration, osmosis, diffusion, fission and mitosis.  This is an attractive PowerPoint which gives...
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Introduction to Cells

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewInvite biologists to watch an animal cell feasting on a bacterium as just one exciting part of a multi-faceted and extendable activity. Topics addressed include cell organelles and the differences between eukaryotes and prokaryotes....
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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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The Adaptive Immune System

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Attack the pathogen from within. Learners delve deeper into the immune system and find out about the adaptive immune system such as T and B cells. Groups create graphical models of the adaptive immune system along with a multimedia...
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COVID-19 and Coronaviruses

For Teachers 6th - 12th
COVID-19 = CO (corona) + VI (virus) + D (disease) =19 (the year the disease first appeared) NOVEL (unknown to scientists and never before infected human patients). A colorful nine-slide presentation details what is currently known about...
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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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Ionizing Radiation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does ionizing radiation affect living cells? Learners explore the types of radiation using diagrams in a presentation that is part of the Chemistry PowerPoints series. They learn how alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays...
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Concepts of Biology – 1st Canadian Edition

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How diverse are living things? Individuals explore topics such as cells as the foundation for life, cell division and genetics, molecular biology, and animal reproduction using an open resource Biology textbook. They learn key terms...
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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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What’s the “Matter” With Cells and Atoms?

For Students K - Higher Ed
Science concepts often span multiple disciplines. Learn strategies for helping pupils make the connections more effectively using an episode from the Good Thinking PD series. The lesson focuses on the concept of cells and atoms as they...
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Vector Selector

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
How do genetic engineers determine which vector to use? Scholars research different vectors and their advantages and disadvantages in part six of six-part Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage module. Then, in small groups, they determine...
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How Do Viruses Recognize a Target Cell?

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
How do viruses know which cell to infect? Using a fun role-play activity, pupils act as viruses and cells and get up and move to find their cellular match to demonstrate how viruses recognize a target cell. Learners understand the...
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Longevity and Telomeres

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Why do people age? Scholars explore the concept of telomeres and why they are so important in cells. They learn about the role of telomerase and why it is active in some cells—but not in others. The video also explains why some organisms...
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Hierarchy

For Teachers 5th
A system is only as good as the sum of its parts! Young scholars explore the components of the different body systems using a hands-on lesson. The lesson helps learners build an understanding that there is a hierarchy of components in...
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Formative Assessment #1: Structure/Function

For Students 5th
Just because you taught it doesn't mean they learned it! Use a quick formative assessment to check for understanding and ensure all individuals understand the role of structure and function. The lesson is the fourth in a larger series on...
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The Surprising Reason Our Muscles Get Tired

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does pain really indicate gain when it comes to muscle aches? A short, animated video details the science behind the pain associated with muscle fatigue.
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Using p53 to Fight Cancer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Curing cancer with ... another virus? Chemotherapy and radiation are not the only ways to treat cancer. Now, there is a unique treatment involving infecting cells with viruses. Viewers discover why the innovative treatment does not...
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How This Disease Changes the Shape of Your Cells

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Just what exactly is sickle cell disease? A short, animated video explains how the cell adaption works, how inheriting the sickle cell trait can be an advantage in malaria-prone areas, and how sickle cell disease can be deadly.
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Development Balances Cell Growth and Death

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Cells demonstrate a life cycle like other living things, but what if death was no longer part of the cycle? Learn about the important balance requiring death to continue functioning. An online interactive introduces a group of scientists...
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Different Genes Are Active in Different Kinds of Cells

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Personalized medicine prevents many trial-and-error scenarios when time counts the most. Learn how gene expression and screening genomes improves health outcomes in cancer patients, those with auto-immune disorders, and more. An online...
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DNA Responds to Signals from Outside the Cell

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do cells know when to replicate, transcribe, and stop? James E. Darnell, Jr. shifted from studying medicine to biochemistry and decided to address this mystery. Learn about his research, discoveries, and the impact on future medical...
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2018 AP® Biology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
The average AP Biology score dropped in 2018 with the addition of more data tables and graphs. Offer additional practice free-response questions by using the questions from the 2018 AP exam covering phylogenetic trees, cell structure and...
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Specialized Chromosomes Determine Gender

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are you an XX or an XY? Budding scientists learn about cellular fertilization and the determination of gender in a thorough online lesson. They follow their study with a set of interactive reflection questions.
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Sex Cells Have One Set of Chromosomes; Body Cells Have Two

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What's the difference between body cells and sex cells? Learners explore the question and the process of meiosis using an interactive lesson. An animation describes the discovery of meiosis and describes its phases for a detailed and...
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Genes Are Real Things

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Proving microscopic structures exist is a difficult task. Learn how scientists did just that in the mid-1800s as they set out to identify the cellular structures related to genetics. The online lesson explains the collection of work that...
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DNA and Proteins Are Key Molecules of the Cell Nucleus

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When DNA research first began, it required almost an entire day to extract the molecules from a cell nucleus. Now it requires less than an hour. Scholars learn about the early theories of DNA with an online interactive, videos,...
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Cellular Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The human body contains more than 200 types of cells, and plants contain many other unique types of cells. While a huge variety of cells exist, they appear to have very similar structures. A detailed presentation describes the structure...
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Biochemistry of Cells

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chemistry and biology work hand in hand, without one you literally wouldn't have the other. Using a presentation, individuals learn about plant cells, animal cells, cell responses, macromolecules, DNA bases, and so much more. A worksheet...
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Characteristics of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Life exists in many different forms from tiny nanobes to the Humongous Fungus, the largest form of life. Scholars learn the definition of life and the shared characteristics of these greatly varied organisms. They demonstrate knowledge...
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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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Amazing Molecular Machines in Your Body

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
More than 50 billion cells in your body die every single day. While this sounds traumatic, the human body continuously produces new cells to replace them. A short video shares animations of the process of cell division or mitosis and...
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Sponges: Time-lapse of Sponge Cells Recombining

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When broken down to a cellular level, sponges reassemble themselves. As the only known plant or animal with this behavior, scientists enjoy watching the process. Scholars view the rebuilding to gain a better understanding of sponges in...
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Diffusion and Cell Size and Shape

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is your class ready to size up the topic of diffusion? Help them get cell shape savvy with a well-written handout. The resource covers how substances such as oxygen passively move through the cell membrane and how cell size and shape...
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The New Anatomy: Crash Course History of Science #15

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did scientists move beyond the medical ideas of Galen? Dissect the past with the 15th installment in a History of Science video series. Topics include Vesalius' dissections, the microscope, and mapping the human body.
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Cells as Molecular Factories

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Cells are both made of molecules and make molecules all at the same time! An exploratory lesson provides a means for scholars to research the components of cells made of molecules and also investigate the molecule-producing power of...
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Structure and Function of Cells, Organs and Organ Systems

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Cells of different organs have unique cell functions. Learn how cell functions vary depending on their roles in the body using an inquiry-based activity. Scholars analyze the cell structure to make comparisons to its functions, allowing...
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Structure and Function of Cells, Organs and Organ Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The function of a cell determines the shape and structure of the cell. An inquiry-based activity explores the different functions and shapes of cells. They make connections between these two characteristics and develop conclusions about...
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The Most Extreme Life Forms on Earth… and Beyond?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Earth's strangest creatures may be the key to finding life on other planets! Introduce biology scholars to the extreme world of extremophiles with a video from a large science playlist. From the depths of the ocean to the heart of the...
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Could You Be Immune to Everything?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Could super immunity be the next big super power? Discover the amazing inner workings of the immune system through an engaging video from an interesting science playlist. Animated antibodies take on a variety of pathogenic invaders while...
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The Deadpool Salamander

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Much like your favorite superhero, the axolotl has amazing super powers! Explore the extraordinary world of the salamander that never grows up in a video from a larger science playlist. Content includes axolotl behavior versus normal...
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Signal Molecules Trigger Transcription Factors

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do transcription factors change the function of a cell? Learn how three similar cells find different functions based on their locations and the number of triggers available. Observe an animation of the process of assigning a trait...
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Development of the Cerebral Cortex

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do the many parts of our brains form as we grow and develop? Peer inside a developing brain using a short video. Topics include stem cells, differentiation, and the unusual way these specialized neurons organize themselves throughout...
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Cancer and Cell Fate in the Intestinal Epithelium

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when intestinal epithelia receive the wrong directions during differentiation? Discover how tumors form in the intestinal lining using a narrated video. The resource shows both normal and cancerous growth using specially...
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How We Get Our Skin Color

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is our skin color determined only by genetics? Explore skin science through a video and related interactive. Young biologists discover the cells of the epidermis, how melanin is made, and the factors that influence the outward appearance...
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Molecular Structure of Fat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Bad fat, good fat, trans fat, food fat—are all fats created equal? Get to the bottom of the types of fat with a well-crafted presentation. The resource covers adipose tissue, lipids, trans fats, and many other substances that fall under...
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The Micro and Macro World Around Us

For Teachers K - 12th
Don't let your eyes play tricks on you ... use scale to keep your eyes in check! Young scholars observe images without scale and try to identify the structure. Then, they look at the same image with a scale bar and assess whether their...
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Cells of the Immune System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You won't be able to resist the content of a great presentation! Young immunologists discover the variety of cells involved in keeping our bodies free from pathogens with a resource that contains both slides and video clips. The included...
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The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle and Cancer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does cancer begin, and why can it get so out of control? Curious young cytologists use an interactive resource to study the cell cycle. After reviewing the background information, individuals go step-by-step through the process of...
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Viral DNA Integration

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do reverse transcriptase inhibitors work? Young virologists examine the function of azidothymidine, a drug doctors use to treat HIV patients, during a hands-on modeling activity. Groups create a strand of DNA from an HIV RNA strand...
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Making Up Nutrient Agars

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A resource rich in information—and nutrients. Learners create agars for the purpose of cell cultivation in Petri dishes. The lesson provides instructions on how to create agars for the cultivation of different microorganisms.
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Observing Osmosis, Plasmolysis, and Turgor in Plant Cells

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Create the perfect conditions for osmosis. Young scholars use a microscope to observe plant cells exposed to distilled water or sodium chloride. They observe how osmosis creates turgid or plasmolyzed cells.
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Viral Lysis and Budding

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do some viruses spread so quickly, and why do they make us feel terrible? Answer these (and many more) questions through a simple yet impactful lessons. Pupils observe demonstrations that show the two methods viruses use to escape...
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Cellular Respiration and Bioremediation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
You can breathe easily now that you've found a winning resource. Young biologists learn about the process of cellular respiration, primarily through teacher-led discussion and instruction. They also consider the concept of...
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Cell Celebration!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are you eukaryotic? (Answer: Yes.) The first of six installments in the Cells units teaches pupils about the similarities and differences of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. It also covers the functions of various cell components in both...
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HIV Protease Inhibitors

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do doctors fight a virus that's constantly mutating? Show science scholars how we fight HIV using one of its own most fundamental processes through a thoughtful demonstration. The lesson focuses on how protease inhibitors prevent HIV...
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Viral DNA Integration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do viruses hijack our cells to produce more viral particles? Junior immunologists model how viral RNA integrates into a host cell's DNA using pop beads and use interactive tools to explore a virus' genome. The teacher's guide...
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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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The Cloning of Cells

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Did you know that there are over 200 different types of cells in the human body? One type, the stem cell, is the focus of the fifth of six installments in the Cells unit. The lesson plan asks the class to discuss stem cells and their...
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Sudsy Cells

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Let's hope that your soap is doing what it's supposed to! The second of six installments in the Cells unit has scholars perform an experiment cultivating bacteria in Petri dishes. They test soaps and detergents to see which is most...
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Copycat Engineers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Young engineers learn about biomimicry, which uses nature to generate engineering ideas, in the fifth instructional activity of nine in a Life Science unit. Working in...
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Photosynthesis—Life's Primary Energy Source

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Wouldn't it be great if you could produce your own food? Scholars learn about the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in plants. They consider how to use photosynthesis as a model of an efficient system and how to apply...
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Inside the Cell Membrane

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Without the cell membrane, our cells just couldn't keep it together! What else does this multifunctional membrane do? Take a deeper look at the fluid mosaic model using a video from an expansive biology playlist. Topics include embedded...
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Protein Synthesis

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Can your class visualize how proteins synthesize? Take a tour of the all-important process of protein synthesis to discover why our bodies depend on it. A video from an animated biology playlist covers transcription and translation, as...
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Characteristics of Life

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What makes a living thing, well, living? Explore the many characteristics of living things through an animated video. Science scholars become acquainted with the obvious and not-so-obvious traits exhibited by organisms, then learn that...
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Homeostasis and Negative/Positive Feedback

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
We all need a little feedback, both positive and negative! Take on one of the trickier Biology 1 concepts using a thoughtfully worded video from a fantastic biology playlist. The narrator explains both types of feedback with plenty of...
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Endosymbiotic Theory

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Eukaryotes—were we born from an act of predation that backfired? Ponder this and other questions of evolution with a video from a well-written biology playlist. Topics include the origins of mitochondria and chloroplasts, unusual...
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How Cells Become Specialized

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Cell specialization is amazing! How do they know what they should become? A video from an interesting biology playlist examines the process of cell specialization. Content includes where we find specialized cells, types of specialized...
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Specialized Cells: Significance and Examples

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
All cells are created equal, but some go on to do amazing things! Find out more about these super hero cells with a short video from a well-written biology playlist. Topics include specialized plant and animal cells and how cells know to...
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Introduction to Cells: The Grand Cell Tour

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Ready to begin cell biology in a grand fashion? Start the adventure using a short but thorough video from a vast biology playlist! From prokaryote to eukaryotes, Golgi to chloroplast, the narrator guides viewers through the cell membrane...
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Cell Membranes and Cell Transport

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Cells are busy places! How do things move around in such a tiny environment? Introduce young life scientists to the types of cellular transport through a video that is part of a large biology playlist. Animated characters demonstrate how...
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What's My Purpose in this Life?

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Why are we here? Well, if you happen to be a Golgi body, the answer is simple! Young biologists embark upon a journey through the tiny world of cellular organelles with an engaging lesson from the K20 series. The activities open with an...
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Speedy Cat

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Enzymes have a need for speed! What happens when they are forced to slow down? A well-rounded lesson plan from the K20 series examines enzyme activity through role playing and a lab. Biology scholars work in teams and pairs to understand...
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It's Alive or Is It!?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Seems like a fairly simple question—until you begin asking your class! Get pupils acquainted with the characteristics of life through pairs classification, discussion, and scientific reading. The lesson plan, part of the K20 series, also...
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How Two Microbes Changed History

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Where would we be without bacteria? As it turns out, we owe them everything! Introduce young biologists to endosymbiotic theory using an amazing video from an extensive biology playlist. Scholars discover the bacteria that may be...
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How Did Teeth Evolve?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Tooth be told, your class is gonna love this video! Science scholars look beyond simple cell types and enter the world of teeth. The narrator describes how we think teeth evolved to their present form, how form dictates function, and how...
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Olympics Motion—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What makes the elite athletes elite? Young scholars watch a thorough video lesson that describes the science of muscle movement. The narrator explores the physical requirements of different sports.
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What Happens to Your Body When You Die?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Your heart may not be pumping, but there are still many chemical reactions that continue in your body. An installment of a video series on chemical reactions describes the decomposition process of our bodies after death. It pays...
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How Does Moisturizer Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Aaah, winter ... chapped lips, rough hands, and flaky, itchy skin! When you apply your favorite moisturizing lotion, what does it actually do? Science scholars examine the types and functions of moisturizers through a video from the...
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What is Mitosis?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Like a copy machine, mitosis produces identical copies of cells. The video explains how the body uses mitosis in growth, cell repair, and asexual reproduction. It covers the general process involved from DNA replication through cell...
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Bacteria Take Over and Down

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bacteria outnumber all other forms of life on Earth. Scholars observe the growth of bacteria in petri dishes to understand their role in maintaining good health. Then, they observe the growth of bacteria after they introduce...
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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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Intro to Cells: Animal, Plant, Nerve and Red Blood Cells

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Throw your dendrites in the air and wave 'em like you just don't care! An excellent video in the Fuse School playlist explains the parts and functions of cells. It describes their structures, functions, and specialties.
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Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever—CRISPR

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists may have the technology to cure diseases, including cancer in the near future, but at what cost? The video explains genetic engineering that could deadly cure diseases. It highlights the benefits while also weighing the risks.
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What Caused Life's Major Evolutionary Transitions?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists regularly observe evolution, but what are the major transitions? A short, engaging video explains the transition from genes to genomes, and then highlights the move from simple cells to complex cells. Finally, the narrator...
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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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Immortal Cells Turn 96

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Happy Birthday, Henrietta Lacks! Celebrate August 1, the birthday of one of the most important women in genetics in part 139 of a 143-part video series. The narrator describes the life of Henrietta Lacks, the aggressive form of cancer...
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Active Transport

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Active transport uses energy in the form of ATP. The video explains three types of active transport. It begins with membrane pumps before discussing endocytosis and exocytosis.
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Passive Transport Part 2

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cells require a specific amount of water—too much or too little causes problems. The video explains how cells handle having extra or not enough water. It includes plasmolysis, cytolysis, and facilitated diffusion. 
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Unique Features of Plant Cells

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In plants, vacuoles take up most of the space in a cell. The video explains what vacuoles are and their importance. It also discusses the function of the cell wall and plastids, both unique features of plant cells.
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Parts of the Eukaryotic Cell

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Lipids found in your body include oils, fats, and hormones. The video discusses lipids and their importance to your body, wax, and vitamins. Then, it identifies and explains the job of each part of eukaryotic cells.
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Cell History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While Robert Hooke discovered the cell in 1665, the first cell theory didn't come about until the 1830s. The video explains the discovery of the cell and the scientists involved. It continues to the parts of cell theory and the...
6:48
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Passive Transport Part 1

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In video games, some items go through walls while others are stopped by walls. This analogy also applies to the semi-permeable cell walls. The video explains two types of passive transport due to semi-permeable walls. It first covers...
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Cell Diversity, Shape and Size

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do stem cells tell their kids they can grow up to be anything they want to be? The video discusses the large diversity in different types of stem cells and relates how shape and size determine function.
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Do We Have to Get Old and Die?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
They say nothing in life is guaranteed except death and taxes. But, are taxes the only one sure thing? Pupils ponder the possibility of eternal life with the ageless examples of the mole rat and jellyfish. The narrator discusses why our...
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What is Skin For?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Smooth or scaly, skin is sensational! Besides keeping us from being gooey, what does it do? Pupils embark on an integumentary investigation with a short video about skin. Topics include the special features of skin cells, how skin...
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Seeing the Smallest Thing in the Universe

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
For many years, scientists believed atoms were the smallest thing in the universe; then they discovered protons, neutrons, and electrons and thought those were the smallest. Now scientists know protons and neutrons are made of quarks....
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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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Batteries

For Students 9th - 12th
Young scientists study the construction of a battery through experimentation. They engage in five experiments which combine to create a thorough study of the history of batteries beginning with a model of the first battery.
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Immune System (Part 1)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A lack of good sleep weakens your immune system by making you more susceptible to infections and making recovery time longer. Video 45 in a series of 47 focuses on the immune system. Pupils hear how the body defends itself, from its...
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Immune System (Part 3)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who loves their immune system ... antibody? Antibody? The last video in a series of 47 takes a look at the cellular immune system. Learners see how specific cells in the body attack other body cells that are infected with pathogens. To...
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Muscles – Muscle Cells (Part 1)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of muscles and muscle cells the narrator of this insightful video begins by reviewing the three types of muscle — smooth, cardiac, and skeletal. He then explains how actin and myosin play important roles in those...
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Tissues – Connective Tissues (Part 3)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It is believed that Abraham Lincoln suffered from Marfan syndrome, something that still affects people today. Video number four in a series of 47 further explores tissues, specifically connective tissue. The narrator explores the four...
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Do You Really Have a New Body Every 7 Years?

For Students 9th - 12th
If it's on the Internet, it has to be true... right? Turns out the answer is a predictable no. While you don't have a new body every seven years, your cells do replace themselves and the video discusses how often based on the types of...
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Why is Heart Cancer so Rare?

For Students 9th - 12th
Study the behavior of cancer cells by understanding what they can't do. The video describes the process of cancer growth and since the heart does not create new cells after birth, cancer cells have a very small window to establish...
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Making Model Microfluidic Devices Using JELL-O

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Nothing flows like J-E-L-L-O! In the final portion of a four-part series, pupils create scale models of microfluidic devices out of gelatin and bendable straws. They use their devices to test various flow rates in the delivery of...
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Microfluidic Devices and Flow Rate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When you have to flow, you have to flow. The lesson introduces class members to microfluidic devices and their uses in medicine. They watch a short video on how the diameter affects the rate of flow. The worksheet has individuals...
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How Antibiotics Work

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Take two pills and call me in the morning. The first lesson in a short unit of four introduces class members to delivery methods of medicines. The instruction introduces the question of which delivery method is best to get you feeling...
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Quantum Dots and the Harkess Method

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Fantastic Voyage is becoming close to reality. The class reads an article on the use of nanotechnology in the medical field and participate in a discussion about what they read. The discussion method helps class members become more...
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Cell Membrane Color Sheet and Build a Cell Membrane

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A cell of another color is still a cell. Pupils color a cell to identify its structures in the fourth segment of a seven-segment series. Groups work together to build a three-dimensional cell membrane segment, which is combined with...
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Why Are You Multicellular?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In one gallon of seawater from Puerto Rico's bioluminescent bay, you can find 720,000 glowing algae, a very interesting multicellular organism. Viewers learn about the evolutionary advantages of being multicellular, instead of...
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Hierarchy of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The leader of the biology gang is known as the nucleus. In the video, learners see the different levels of the hierarchy of life. Scholars explore each level, listening to descriptions and seeing examples of each one. It is the second...
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Processes on Complex Networks

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Introduces your class to random processes in networks with an activity that uses information about disease spread using the susceptible, infectious, resistant (SIR) model. Participants determine whether a susceptible person becomes...
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Abiogenesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars explore how life on Earth formed more than 3.8 billion years ago through natural processes, from monomers to more complex organisms such as cells and then life. Viewers see the Miller-Urey experiment and how it supports this...
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Why Are Cells Small

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does cell size have something to do with magic? No, but their size has everything to do with geometry. The video explores an analysis of two cylinder's volumes, showing how surface area affects volume. Learners see how in biology,...
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Signal Transduction Pathways

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Signal transduction pathways are like the strings of Jimi Hendrix guitar being plucked and amplified! The video begins with an animation of a specific signal transduction pathway, detailing how epinephrine affects liver cells to release...
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Cellular Specialization

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Embryonic stems cells were only first discovered in 1998 — less than 20 years ago. The video explains what stem cells are (both pluripotent and totipotent), how they become specific types of tissues cells via internal cues such as the...
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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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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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Biological Levels: The World Tour

For Students 7th - 12th
It might look like he's doing nothing, but at the cellular level, he's quite busy. A video provides an overview of the many different biological levels. Using two different graphic organizers and many cartoon drawings to hold the...
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How Do Our Bodies Fight Off Dangerous Chemicals?

For Students 9th - 12th
Humans have produced more than 8,000 synthetic chemicals, and we don't know the long-term effects on our bodies for most of them. A video highlights current scientific research to determine which are safe and how to modify those that...
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What Does A Cancer Cell Look Like?

For Students 9th - 12th
Have you ever wondered about the texture of a cell? It turns out the squishiness of a cell can be used to detect cancer. The video highlights cellular research that will hopefully one day help treat cancer.
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Anatomy and Physiology Workbook

For Students 7th - 12th
Peruse a workbook for every system in the human body. From cellular makeup to the integumentary system to human reproduction, the 300-page workbook features informative reading passages, guided practice, and humorous comic strips to get...
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The Sodium-Potassium Pump

For Students 9th - 12th
Pump it up! Learn how a special protein called the sodium-potassium pump allows certain molecules or ions to pass through a cell's plasma membrane. 
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Active, Passive, and Bulk Cell Transport

For Students 9th - 12th
How do you get there from here? Explore the three main types of transport within a cell: active, passive, and bulk transport. Reinforce concepts of previous videos with this ninth video of a 10-part series.
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The Semipermeable Membrane

For Students 9th - 12th
Is it all about concentration? Explore the description of a semipermeable membrane with a video highlighting illustrations of the membrane and its function. See how concentrations of molecules move back and forth across the membrane.
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The Plasma Membrane and the Fluid Mosaic Model

For Students 9th - 12th
Are you afraid of water or aren't you? Learn about the composition of the plasma membrane of a cell. The clip describes why the plasma membrane is structured in this way and how this formation is useful for the cell.