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Advanced Genetics

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Are your biologists ready for advanced genetics? Briefly learn about Gregor Mendel, and dive into the phylogenetic tree, linked genes, multiple genes and nonnuclear inheritance! Mr. Anderson continues his clear instruction and use of...
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Hydrothermal Vents

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Do aliens exist? They do on the Galapagos Islands' ocean floor! Despite being a mile and a half below the ocean's surface (and far from the sun's reach), bizarre life forms have found a way to thrive there. So, how is this possible?...
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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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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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Exploring Oceans: Great Barrier Reef

For Teachers 6th - 12th
All aboard! Let's take a trip to the world's largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. Encompassing more than 1,200 miles of islands and reefs, it is considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world due to its...
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Bacteria

For Students 3rd - 5th
Young biologists discover there are three main types of bacteria: rod-shaped, round, and spiral. This worksheet has them find a picture of each kind, then draw their own version. They must also label the basic structure of bacteria by...
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Controlling Pandemic: Public Health Focus

For Students 9th - 12th
In this biology activity, students complete 6 short answer questions about HIV/AIDS video. They analyze and evaluate statistics and complete 12 short answer questions about it.
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How Do Antiretroviral Drugs Work?

For Students 9th - 12th
In this biology worksheet, high schoolers watch a series of videos and complete 10 short answer questions right after. They explain how ART drugs interrupt the life cycle of HIV.
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Animal Cells

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define the function of the different parts of a cell. In this biology lesson, students  discuss cell structures and how its organelles perform basic functions. They differentiate between human and animal cells.
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Plant Part Exploration: Stems

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Explore water transport in plant stems using this fun experiment! Your scientists will start by reading Stems by Vijaya Bodach. Then, activate prior knowledge about plant stem functions and water transportation. Demonstrate this concept...
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Living Environment 2006

For Teachers 9th - 12th
For this chemistry worksheet, high schoolers answer 41 multiple choice question and 28 short answer questions to prepare for Living Environment Regents Exam.
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Medical Explorer: The Big Idea

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Read informational text which relays how medical care differs around the globe and throughout history. There are three separate lessons, each focused on a particular case study, regional medical availability, and cultural norms. Learners...
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Cellular Biology Overview: Cell Structure and Classification

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the different characteristics of the cell using a virtual lab. In this biology lesson, students classify an unknown cell sample based on its properties. They demonstrate mastery of the subject by creating a presentation...
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A Study of Organs

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders dissect animals to investigate their anatomy. In this life science lesson, 7th graders name at least three different internal organs. They explain the functions of these organs.
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Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students differentiate the processes involved in sexual and asexual reproduction. For this plant science lesson, students discuss the pros and cons of both methods. They explain how sexual reproduction can lead to genetic diversity.
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Mineral Cycling Through the Ecosystem

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explain the role of different organisms in the food web. In this ecology lesson plan, students participate in a game to simulate mineral cycling through the web. They discuss the importance of recycling minerals and resources.
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Charlie Four Star: A Case Study

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Engage in a class debate dealing with the allocation of organs to those waiting for a transplant. How do they decide who gets a transplant and who doesn't? Learners attempt to determine what is fair for the individual requiring an organ...
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Who Lives in the Water? Stream Side Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Andree Walker thought of everything when he wrote this resource. It includes a detailed list of materials and background information links for the teacher. In addition, it has procedures, a macroinvertebrate identification key, and tally...
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Lab Experiments in Nutrition

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Looking for authentic hands-on nutritional experiments? High schoolers will perform experiments to test for the presence of vitamin C in several solutions as well as the effect of caffeine on Daphnia. They will also consider the...
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Science Lesson for Grade 12

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders perform dihybrid crosses and calculate phenotype and genotype ratios. In this series of science lessons, 12th graders explain the process of anodizing aluminum. They research on the benefits and harm caused by resonance...
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Birds and Mammals

For Teachers 6th
Providing a higher-level thinking experience, this presentation provides an in-depth and interesting review of mammals. The terms used in the presentation give students a chance to be exposed to scientific classifications. There is also...
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DNA Structure

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Stop animation helps Jeremy describe the components of the Double Helix structure of DNA. This is actually a very informative clip which will make explaining the nature of DNA easy to understand.
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Cell Division

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Use this short video to introduce how cell division works. Note: The text scrolls rather quickly, you may need to pause to read the text completely.
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Animal Cells

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Check out this fantastic image of an animal cell, while a narrator describes each part. This is a great video to show your class at the beginning of an animal cell lesson.
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Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's Mr. Anderson, and he's ready to explain natural selection! Be excited, because he has the ability to make scientific biology and genetic functions in terms of natural selection make sense. With great examples and a clear and gentle...
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Exploring the Deep - Life Under the Sea

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Welcome to the deep sea, off the coast of Pakistan! Follow the biologists as they observe the ocean floor and take samples with the help of underwater robotics. Especially interesting is the abundance of methane hydrate which, when lit...
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Origin and Evolution of Life, Part 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Continue your exploration of the origin of life with part three of this wonderful five-part series. This episode examines Precambrian fossils found in the Berges Shale. Watch this video to find out the value of this discovery to...
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Human Evolution: Biology, Bones

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners will love a weeks worth of bone study. They use bones and characteristics of bones to explore the evolution of hominoids. Bones are compared, categorized, and considered. A great way to bring physical anthropology and material...
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Evidence of Photosynthesis

For Teachers 7th
Hands on science is the way to go! Learners conduct a lab experiment to help them explain how plants make food through photosynthesis. They test for the presence of starch in leaves using iodine solution and identify the basic things...
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Remember This?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate the mechanics of an fMRI and the properties of neurons. In this biology lesson, students analyze the way the brain works by performing tests in the neurons in the brain. This is all done theoretically.
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Life Systems- Zoo Central

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students investigate the various aspects associated with living things while also concentrating on their basic needs. They explore the aspects of movement and growth in plants and animals. This is done through research and other...
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Identification of Gram Negative Bacilli

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In this biology worksheet, students review the procedures used to complete the lab activity and then examine the purpose and add the information while answering the questions.
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Hubris Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Bring this lesson on hubris to your short story unit. After reading Jack London's "To Build a Fire," young readers discuss the role of hubris in the protagonist's death. The lesson has connections to other short stories, such as "The...
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The Human-Animal Bond

For Students 5th - 8th
Youngsters read about the bond between some animals and humans and how animals help us out. Unusual examples are given: honey-guide birds, dolphins that shepherd fish for fishermen, landmine-locating rats, and piranhas that give...
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Medical Explorer

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
After reading a case study, pupils will explore possible diagnoses, assessment, and treatment plans. Finding the definitions to medical vocabulary and sorting through patient history, they will begin to understand the process of...
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Investigate Science Using Crayfish

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scientists discover the importance of scientific investigation by observing live crayfish. They carefully observe the patterns of crayfish in different environments. Then they discuss their conclusions and define what all living...
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Feelin' Buggy

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Feelin' buggy? Your young learners will be after this awesome inquiry-based interdisciplinary lesson. Your class will explore insects while also practicing descriptive writing as they compare and contrast the sight, smell, and touch...
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Cell Structure and Function Crossword

For Students 7th - 12th
In this biology instructional activity, students complete a crossword puzzle with 46 questions on cell structure and function. They identify different cell organelles.
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Germs, Germs, They're Everywhere!

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Youngsters recognize that germs are everywhere, and can make us sick. They identify ways that germs can be spread, see how they can prevent the spreading of germs, and learn appropriate hand washing techniques.
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Characteristics of Life

For Students 9th - 10th
This is an extensive resource that focuses on the characteristics of life. Scientists read a series of short passages, highlighting main ideas and answering comprehension questions as they go. After they have completed the reading,...
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Cells Build Tissues, Organs and Body Systems

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders build a simple animal cell following an instruction guide. In this life science lesson, 6th graders identify the different parts and functions of the cell. They complete a worksheet after the lab.
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Dichotomous Keys

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students create their own dichotomous key. In this life science lesson, students classify organisms according to their characteristics. They explain how this method is useful to biologists.
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Ecosystems Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify the basic elements of an ecosystem and their individual roles. In this life science lesson plan, 8th graders conduct a scavenger hunt in their local ecosystem. They collect evidence and explain how each component...
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Polar Bears in Peril - Climate Change Culprit?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the changes in sea ice over several years. For this life science lesson, students review and examine 20 years of data. They use Excel to graph data and analyze trends.
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Tundra Food Chain Puzzles

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify the living and nonliving components of an ecosystem. In this life science lesson plan, 6th graders connect pieces of a tundra ecosystem puzzle. They discuss how changing the nonliving environment affects the living...
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Vertebrate Matching Game

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders classify vertebrate animals according to their characteristics. In this life science lesson, 8th graders distinguish among the seven classes of vertebrates. They examine similar characteristics among those that belong to...
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Women in Science: Dr. Grace Bush

For Students 6th - 9th
Learn about the study of paleoecology with a resource about Dr. Grace Bush and her contributions to the field. After reading a one-page passage, learners answer comprehension questions and explore their personal interests in different...
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Discovery Streaming Video: “Life Science: Bacteria”

For Students 7th - 12th
If your class is watching the Discovery streaming video Life Science:Bacteria, Understanding: Bacteria, or just studying bacteria, this might be a useful resource for helping students to discover the deeper impact of bacteria on their...
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Cells and Their Organelles

For Students 6th - 12th
Introduce your learners to cells and organelles with this resource. This series of handouts and images asks young scientists to read short informational paragraphs, answer identification questions, and color and label diagrams of an...
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Throat Culture

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In this biology worksheet, students review the procedures used to complete the lab activity and then examine the purpose and add the information while answering the questions.
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Wetland vs. Stream Macroinvertebrates

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A link to a comprehensive macroinvertebrate guide gives you the information needed to prepare for this field study activity. Sample macroinvertebrates are collected from areas representing different environmental conditions. Junior...
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Asexual Reproduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Even though this presentation was designed to supplement a specific textbook chapter, the content is easily adapted to any high school biology course. It introduces asexual reproduction and explains six different types: mitosis, binary...
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Aerobic/Anaerobic Respiration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Both aerobic and anerobic respiration are introduced in this succinct PowerPoint. The chemical equations for both are included. The last slides give instructions for a lab activity in which pupils use a gas sensor to measure the...
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Blood

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Although there are vocabulary terms in this PowerPoint that use British spelling, the presentation is attractive and educational. The content flows from the general composition of blood, into the different types of blood cells and their...
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You CAN Make a Difference

For Students 7th - 9th
Discover new ways to save energy with these suggestions! The next generation can read a list of ways to reduce one's carbon footprint and respond to questions in the margin. A few key terms are neatly organized in a vocabulary section...
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Environmental Causes of Birth Defects

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Get your high schoolers thinking about the factors that lead to birth defects. They examine how environmental factors and personal choices can cause birth defects in unborn children. They discover the effects of various handicaps such as...
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Introduction to Watsonville Wetlands

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Identify the different plants and animals found in wetlands, your class will explain the importance of wetland ecosystem and locate the different wetlands in their area.
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The Secchi Disk-A Classroom Simulation

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Construct a Secchi disk based on procedure provided. For this laboratory skills and procedures lesson students demonstrate how to use the disk to measure the transparency of given solutions. They graph and discuss results.
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Investigative Case - "Rio Grande Wildlife Refuge"

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students study wildlife management as it relates to ecological principles and whole systems. They role play professional ecologists working for the fish and wildlife service to develop a plan to manage a new wildlife refuge along the Rio...
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Human Body Corp.

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate body systems by participating in a role-play activity. Third, fourth, and fifth graders pretend that they are an organ or system of the human body, and they must write a letter to the body "corporation" discussing...
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Genetically Modified Food (GMF)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore genetically modified foods through various experiments. For this biology lesson, students discuss the safety issues related to GMF's. They conduct a PCR analysis to identify the presence of genetic modification.
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Life Cycle for 2nd Grade

For Teachers 2nd
Discover the similarities and differences between adult animals and their offspring.  Second graders will complete several activities such as compare pictures of ducks, match pictures of adult animals to their babies, and use key...
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Insect Investigation

For Teachers 1st
Investigation is a brilliant way to spark scientific inquiry. First graders will identify, research, and report what they have learned about a mysterious bug found on the playground. They will use multimedia resources for research and...
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Cells - The Basic Unit of Life

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Introduce young scholars to cells, and their many parts in this biology presentation. Students see that plant and animal cells have many of the same type of structures, but also have many differences as well. They will be challenged to...
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Symbiotic Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Offering a comprehensive overview of symbiotic relationships, this presentation would be a great way to introduce or review material covered in a biology class. There are definitions, examples, and a quiz on the meaning of parasitism,...
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Time Lapse of Plants Growing

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Your class just planted seeds and they really want to know what's going to happen next. Watch as many small bush beans sprout up in seconds. The clip is only 34 seconds long but will definitely interest young scientists.
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Seedling Time Lapse

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
A Courgette seedling pushes up through the ground and spreads its leaves before your eyes. No sound is included. Use this for your young biologists.
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Periodical Cicada Survival

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore defense mechanisms involved in predatory/prey relationships.They engage in a discussion about predatory/prey interactions. They reflect on the life cycle and behavior of the cicada.
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Human Traits

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore genetic engineering. In this genetic engineering lesson, 6th graders identify ten common physical traits among classmates. Students create a graph to demonstrate data and discover dominant and recessive traits in...
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Mapping the Human Genome

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Pupils study DNA and how it was discovered.  For this biology lesson students see the effects of mapping the human genome would have. 
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Word Roots and Scientific Method - The Science of Biology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
During the first week of your biology course, you may want to familiarize learners with Greek and Latin root words to strengthen their scientific vocabulary. You can also give them definitions of science and biology. Introduce the five...
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Jeans for Genes Trivia Quiz

For Teachers 9th - 10th
For this biology worksheet, students answer 30 multiple choice trivia questions on various genetics and types of chromosome abnormalities.
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Smears

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this biology worksheet, students are shown how to prepare a smear and then answer some review questions that address the proper preparation of a sample.
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Identification of Gram Negative Bacilli—Oxidase

For Teachers 10th - 12th
For this biology worksheet, students identify the different types of reagents being used with the samples as part of an extensive lab experiment.
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Go Bug!

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the lives of insects by participating in a card game. In this metamorphosis lesson, 2nd graders define several scientific vocabulary terms associated with insects and identify the different life cycles associated...
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AP: Chapter 1: Themes in the Study of Life

For Students 9th - 12th
Life science learners list and describe 10 major themes that biology courses are built around. They are introduced to the three domains and they consider the unity and diversity of living things. If your textbook does not have a chapter...
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The Heart of the Matter

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Upper elementary pupils learn about the blood transportation system and anatomy of the human heart. They fill in an outline of the human heart  (not included) focusing on the flow of blood to and from the heart. Using stethoscopes, they...
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Mitosis & Cell Processes

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students research the process of mitosis and how it progresses to the finished result of cell division. They reflect upon how this causes organisms to grow larger and helps tissues to be renewed.
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Cell Organelles and Their Functions

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students will be using Inspiration, which is a graphic organizer computer program, to create their own model community where they will label the community parts with the corresponding organelle. They will have prior knowledge of cell...
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Genetically Modified Foods in Perspective

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students research the concept of genetically modified foods. The purpose of the research is to increase science content knowledge and comprehension of the controversy surrounding the subject.
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Native Species Restoration: Is Saving One Species Hurting Another?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students investigate the effect of human activities upon the environment. The studying experience encourages students to think about the issues involved in native species restoration.
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Biology Career Exploration

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners select a biology-related career for research. They use school and community resources to gather information for this career. Students complete a college application. They share their findings with classmates.
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Animals and Engineering

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study animal classification and their interactions.  In this animals and engineering instructional activity students study animal communities and how engineers use this knowledge to create new technologies. 
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An Introduction to Primate Biology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine why humans are classified as primates and what features they share with other members of the order.  In this investigative lesson students divide into groups and complete their lab station. 
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Science Crossword Puzzles: Life Science

For Students 4th - 7th
Review some simple life science terms using this short and simple crossword puzzle. Young scientists find 6 terms about photosynthesis and other life science topics using provided clues and then plug them into a crossword.
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Science Crossword Puzzles: The Ear

For Students 5th - 8th
Employ this crossword puzzle as a review activity for ear anatomy. Pupils use 8 clues about the anatomy of an ear to solve the puzzle. Answers are not included with this worksheet; however, since there are only 8 words, it should be...
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Science Crossword Puzzles: The Eye

For Students 5th - 8th
The focus of this crossword puzzle is the anatomy of the eye. Using 9 clues, puzzlers fill in the spaces provided. If your class is working on the eye, this could be used as a quick in-class or homework review on anatomy. Answers are not...
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Egg Words Crossword Puzzle

For Students 5th - 7th
This crossword puzzle is all about eggs! Learners use the given clues to fill in the squares in the puzzle. Since this is an online interactive resource, immediate feedback is available; although it only tells you whether you are wrong...
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Science Crossword Puzzle

For Students 6th - 8th
Class members read 25 clues about all areas of science, including biology, chemistry, weather, physical science, and insert their answers into a crossword puzzle. There is no word bank and the middle schoolers would need experience with...
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Genetics: the Study of Inherited Traits

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners explain how genes determine our individual traits. In this biology lesson, students use Mendelian genetics to predict phenotype and genotype. They compare and contrast the role of DNA and RNA.
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Cellular Respiration

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explain the process of cellular respiration in their own words. For this biology lesson, students trace the electron path down the chain. They calculate the molecules and energy product of respiration.
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Movement of Materials Through the Cell Membrane

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students differentiate passive and active transport. In this biology lesson, students discover how substances pass through the cell membrane. They discuss the pros and cons of biotechnology.
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Bones: Reading and Quiz

For Students 6th - 10th
Make no bones about it- this anatomy worksheet is all about the human skeleton! Learners read a 2-page informational excerpt on bones and then use the information they learned to answer 9 recall questions, including 4 multiple-choice and...
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Cell Cycle and Mitosis

For Students 6th - 12th
Deepen understanding of cell division with this resource. Young scientists read short paragraphs about the different stages of the cell cycle and use this information to answer a series of basic short answer questions and label several...
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Homeostasis and Transport Concept Map

For Students 6th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students complete a concept map on cellular transport. They fill in 11 blanks with the correct terminology from the given list.
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Sponges, Cnidarians and Worms Concept Map

For Students 6th - 9th
In this sponges, cnidarians and worms worksheet, students complete a concept map on simple invertebrates. They fill in 11 blanks with the correct answers from the list.
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Animal Life Stages

For Students 9th - 12th
Guide your young scientists in reviewing basic animal processes including digestion and reproduction. Students review the stages of metamorphosis and the different types of body symmetry. This worksheet has 8 matching, 6 true or false, 4...
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Catalase: A Bioinformatics Case Study

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners investigate the physical structure of a protein by using a computer simulation tool. They record its primary amino acid structure while viewing it in three dimensions for a better visual recognition. There is also a comparison...
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Are You Gellin

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners conduct an investigation of differentiating between different types of DNA. This is done with a simulation activity of being a scientist in charge of selling different sets of DNA for research which requires different...
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Physical Agents for Microbial Control

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this biology worksheet, students take part in an examination of the graphic organizer to determine the different types of environments and how they effect the survival of microbes.
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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...
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Creating New Forms of Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Although not particularly educational, here is a creative group activity in which high school biologists will use their imaginations to create a new life form combining characteristics from existing life forms. Each group must come up...
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Animal Survival - Water and Waste

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a very simple set of slides to complement your lecture about the importance of water for animals. It includes a table of where we gain liquid from, the chemical reaction for aerobic respiration, how we lose water, and how ADH and...
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Animal Nutrition - Variations, Adaptations, & Regulation

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Colorful pictures and graphics make this a visually-appealing presentation on animal nutrition. Be aware that two of the sixteen slides include blank graphic organizers, so you will need to find the other existing version of this...
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Function of Plant Parts

For Students 6th - 8th
In this biology worksheet, students examine the functions of plant parts while solving the crossword puzzle. This strengthens vocabulary knowledge.
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Living Things and the Environment

For Teachers 6th
Can a whale live in the desert? Different animals live in different habitats, 6th graders use a variety of sources to find out why. They read the book Whales Giants of the Deep, visit the National Geographic web site, and create a...
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The World of Living Things

For Teachers 4th
The World of Living Things is the focus of this biology presentation. Students view a presentation which introduces them to cells, parts of cells, microorganisms, and simple vs. complex animals. They see that they are classified as a...
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The Happy Game: Insects

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young students will love learning with this fun and animated game. They feed the 'Happy Head' by answering questions about insects correctly. This game would be great as a science review or as a way for students to test what they know...
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Rainforests of the Sea

For Students 6th - 9th
In this ecology worksheet, students read and study about coral reefs using online resources to complete 8 short answer questions. They watch a video related to the topic.
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Review of Cell Reproduction

For Students 9th - 11th
In this biology review worksheet, students complete 50 multiple choice questions on the stages of mitosis and meiosis. They compare and contrast the two.
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Review of Molecular Biology

For Students 9th - 12th
In this molecular biology worksheet, high schoolers complete 50 multiple choice questions on DNA and RNA replication, translation and transcription.
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Review of Evolution

For Students 9th - 10th
For this review of evolution worksheet, students complete 50 multiple answer questions on Darwin's theory and the history of life on Earth.
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Review of Cell Structure

For Students 9th - 12th
In this cell structure worksheet, high schoolers complete 50 multiple choice question review quiz about the different functions and parts of the cell.
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Review of Animal Behavior

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this animal behavior activity, learners complete a 50 multiple choice question review quiz on how animals respond to certain stimuli.
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Neurons, Hormones and the Brain

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this psychology instructional activity, students complete a 10 multiple choice quiz on neurons, hormones and the brain. They identify its different parts and functions.
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Biology

For Students 9th - 10th
For this biology worksheet, students complete 132 multiple choice and short answer questions on various biology related concepts.
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Biology

For Students 9th - 10th
For this biology worksheet, students complete 134 multiple choice and short answer questions on various biology related concepts. ...
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Flatworms

For Students 6th - 10th
In this flatworms worksheet, students identify and color the different parts of a flatworm. They complete 14 short answer questions related to the topic.
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Simple Plants Concept Map

For Students 6th - 10th
In this plant science instructional activity, students complete a concept map on the classification of plants. They fill in 9 blanks with the correct words from the list.
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Fetal Pig Dissection

For Students 10th - 12th
In this anatomy worksheet, students perform pig dissection and identify the different parts of a pig's anatomy. They write a detailed lab report about the process.
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Review of Plants

For Students 6th - 10th
In this plant science worksheet, students complete 45 multiple choice questions on plant reproduction and different plants of a plant.
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Review of Trees

For Students 11th - 12th
In this math worksheet, students answer 50 multiple choice and true and false questions on trees, functions and algorithms. They interpret binary and mystery trees.
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Bill Nye - Genetics

For Students 6th - 10th
In this biology instructional activity, students identify the different discoveries and genetics to complete 12 short answer questions related to the topic.
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Chemiosmosis - The Mechanism of ATP Synthesis in Chloroplasts

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students color and label the chemiosmosis process. They complete 4 short answer questions on ATP synthesis.
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Nucleic Acids

For Students 6th - 10th
In this DNA instructional activity, students identify the different parts of the DNA and color them. They complete 16 short answer and fill in the blank questions on DNA.
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Parts of a Microscope

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology lesson, students label and identify the different parts of a microscope. They complete 16 short answer questions about each part's function and complete 12 review questions in the end.
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Flower Structure and Reproduction

For Students 6th - 9th
In this plant science activity, students color and label the different parts of the flower. They write short answers to 14 questions about flowers.
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Segmented Worms - The Earthworm

For Students 6th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students color and label the different parts of an earth worm. They complete 41 short answers and fill in the blank questions about earthworms.
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Cellular Invaders

For Students 6th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students study the animation on how the body's defense mechanism fight microbes. They write short answers to 8 questions that follow.
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Arthropod Coloring Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th
For this biology worksheet, learners color and label the different parts of arthropods. They complete 63 short answer and fill in the blank questions on arthropods.
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DNA Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this forensic science instructional activity, students analyze the characteristics and uses of DNA to complete 26 short answer questions.
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Prokaryotes-Bacteria

For Students 6th - 9th
In this biology worksheet, students complete 23 short answer questions on bacteria using the information provided. They color and label pictures of bacteria.
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How HIV Infects Cells

For Students 8th - 10th
In this biology instructional activity, students answer 2 short answer questions related to HIV based on information provided. They color and label the different parts of a virus.
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Fungi Coloring Worksheet

For Students 6th - 9th
In this biology instructional activity, students complete 28 short answer questions on fungi. They color and label the different parts of a hyphae.
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Reptiles

For Students 9th - 10th
In this reptiles worksheet, students identify and label the different parts of reptiles. They complete 10 short answer questions after reading the information provided in the worksheet.
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Fish Anatomy

For Students 6th - 10th
In this fish anatomy worksheet, students color and label the different parts of the fish. They complete 14 definitions using information from their textbook.
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Mollusks

For Students 6th - 9th
In this mollusks worksheet, students color several figures and label them with the correct parts. They complete 14 short answer questions related to mollusks.
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Biology

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology learning exercise, students answer 134 multiple choice and short answer questions on various biology topics in preparation for the final exam.
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Biology

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, learners answer a combination of 134 multiple choice and short answer questions in preparation for the final exam.
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Biology

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students complete 134 multiple choice and short answer questions in preparation for the biology final exam.
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Biology

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students answer 134 multiple choice and short answer questions in preparation for the biology final exam.
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Biology

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students answer 134 multiple choice and short answer questions in preparation for biology final exam.
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Biology

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology instructional activity, students answer 133 multiple choice questions and 1 short answer question in preparation for the biology final exam.
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Living Environment

For Teachers 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students answer 72 multiple choice and short answer questions in preparation for the biology final exam.
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Ecosystem Dynamics in the Salt Marsh Worksheet

For Students 8th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students observe a bottle biome to determine interactions among organisms. They complete 2 data tables and answer 1 short answer question that follows.
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The Cell Cycle

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students label 9 diagrams with the correct names. They also write short answers to 6 questions that follow.
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Eukaryotic Cell Structure

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology activity, students complete 20 fill in the blank questions about eukaryotic cells. They identify the parts and functions of cell organelles.
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Physical Evidence

For Students 10th - 12th
In this forensics worksheet, students complete 14 short answer questions related to physical evidence. They explain how certain types of evidence are handled upon recovery from the crime scene.
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Elements and Macromolecules in Living Things

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology instructional activity, students read about macromolecules and elements in living things to answer 56 questions that follow. They also draw the molecular structure of some organic and inorganic molecules.
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Chloroplasts and Mitochondria

For Students 9th - 10th
For this biology worksheet, students read about the mechanism of photosynthesis to answer 43 short answer questions. They explain the role of chloroplasts in the process.
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Leaves

For Students 6th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students write identify the different parts of a leaf shown in 5 different diagrams. They also complete 12 short answer questions after reading the information about leaves.
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The Sponges

For Students 6th - 9th
In this sponge worksheet, students read about the different parts of a sponge and answer 20 short answer questions that follow. They color and label different sponge drawing.
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Amphibians

For Students 9th - 10th
In this amphibian worksheet, students read about the frog life cycle to complete the Venn diagram. They also answer 16 fill in the blank questions about frogs.
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Experiment to Mimic the Digestive System

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners demonstrate how digestion occurs. In this biology lesson, students compare the mass of sandwiches before and after addition of HCl. They collect data and formulate conclusion based on experimental results.
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Animal Characteristics

For Teachers Pre-K
Students investigate biology by completing a group classification activity. In this animal characteristics, students discuss the different families in the animal kingdom and the small differences that separate the animals. Students...
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Science Lessons for Grade 10

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders identify the parts and functions of the cell. In this series of science lessons, 10th graders investigate crystal formation in covalent compounds. They investigate the factors affecting reaction rates.
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Germs

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students simulate how germs are spread from one person to another. In this biology lesson, students create a skit about the spread of the flu virus. They present their skit in class.
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Final Lesson Plan Jello Experiment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop a device that can measure pH. For this science lesson, students test different solutions and determine whether they are acidic or basic. They write a complete lab report about the process.
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Calorie Counting

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students calculate the calories in the food they eat. In this health science lesson, students record everything they eat and drink for a day. They identify the total calories they use daily using the activity chart provided.
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Science Lessons for Grade 11

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore different activities in biology, physics and chemistry. In this science lesson, students examine chromosomes using a microscope and explain their significance in sustaining life on Earth. They investigate alkanes and...
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Where Do Birds Live? Cavity Nesters of the Watsonville Wetlands

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students compare and contrast primary and secondary cavity nesters. In this life science lesson, students explore the different types of nests that birds make. They play a team game to apply what they learned.
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Eating the Rainbow: A Student's Guide to Healthy Foods That Grow

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the nutritional value of different foods. In this health science activity, 3rd graders create a daily log of the foods they eat and categorize them. They plan a healthy menu for their family.
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Science Lessons for Grade 8

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify the symptoms and causes of diabetes. In this biology lesson, 8th graders demonstrate how urine testing is used to diagnose illness. They explain why some metals are more reactive than others.
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Science Lessons

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders research about the different cell organelles. In this series of biology lessons, 10th graders compare two allotropes of carbon. They investigate how the rate of reaction is affected by concentration.
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Biological Sciences: Introduction to Plant Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify the basic taxonomy and morphology of plants. In this biology lesson, students compare and contrast the evolutionary features of plants and animals. They collect different flora and fauna species and correctly identify...
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Ecosystems Beneath the Surface

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create a KWL chart about microorganisms. In this biology lesson plan, 6th graders create and label a diagram on a microbial mat. They investigate the processes involved in the carbon, oxygen and sulfur cycles.
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Evolution of the Virus: Teaching Macroevolution Through Microevolution

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students describe the anatomy of a virus. In this biology lesson, students compare and contrast the characteristics of bacteria and viruses. They discover the genetic adaptations of viruses over time.
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Mendelian Genetics

For Students 9th - 10th
Students study Mendelian Law of Experiments. For this biology lesson, students identify the different traits of crossing Mendel's Pea plant. They discuss the law of segregation as it relates to crossing.
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Microbes in Long Island Sound

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners discover the harm and benefits of microbes. In this biology lesson, students explore water, nitrogen and carbon cycles. They investigate the factors affecting bacteria growth.
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A Child's Journey Through Medicine

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify the symptoms of asthma. In this biology lesson, 5th graders draw and label models of heart and lungs. They conduct a survey on asthma and construct graphs based on result.
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Drawing Upon Our Five Senses

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify the parts and functions of the body's five senses. In this biology lesson, 5th graders create a replica of the nervous system highlighting its parts. They create a scrapbook containing information on the senses...
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Flora and Fauna of the Hill Neighborhood

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the characteristics of plants and animals. In this ecology lesson, students observe the outdoors and describe the relationship among different living things. They relate plant diversity with animal diversity.
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The Wonders of Bacteria

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the evolution and features of bacteria through a series of activities. In this biology instructional activity, students collect data and graph bacterial growth. They design a brochure about bacteria's role in society.
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Genetic Testing: Modern-Day Eugenics?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students trace the history of the development of Eugenics. In this social studies lesson, students read and analyze a real life case. They write a paper about what they read.
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Displaying Populations: Jellybeans, Paper and People

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students investigate the factors affecting population growth. In this biology lesson, students collect data from the lab and graph them. They estimate population size using a mathematical formula.
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Human Papillomavirus: Investigating the Prevention, Transmission, and Treatments of a Viral Infection

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the different health risks associated with human papillomavirus. In this health science instructional activity, 10th graders identify different ways to prevent viral and bacterial infection. They research and...
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Connecticut Wildlife: Biodiversity and Conservation Status of Our Vertebrate Populations

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the different types of vertebrates found in their area. In this environmental science lesson, students perform a case study on the Common Raven. They analyze data collected from research and create charts and graphs.
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Cycles of Life in an Urban Habitat: Changes in Biodiversity

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders compare and contrast animate and inanimate objects. For this environmental science lesson, 2nd graders create simple food webs. They observe their environment and create a collage about it.
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Cardiovascular Disease and Fitness: Exploring the Rhythm of Your Pulse

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore several examples of cardiovascular diseases. In this anatomy lesson, students explain why physical fitness is very important. They count their pulse rate and record them on a data table.
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Infectious Diseases: Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discover the different sources of pathogens that cause diseases. For this health science lesson, students explore different ways to treat infections. They create a persuasive pamphlet on their position on vaccination.
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Cell Cycle, Mitosis and Meiosis

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders describe the processes involved in mitosis and meiosis. In this life science lesson, 7th graders create chromosome models using strings and beads. They play a jeopardy team game at the end of the unit to review concepts...
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Life Underground

For Teachers 1st
First graders build a terrarium in order to observe animal and plant life dynamics. In this biology lesson, 1st graders compare how organisms survive in different environments. They write their observations and analysis in their journal.
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Endocrine Disruptors in Our Drinking Water: Should We Be Concerned?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the different hormone contaminants in the water supply. In this math lesson plan, students analyze data tables and graphs. They demonstrate exponential growth and decay using frog populations.
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The Bird Project

For Teachers 7th
Students explore the different characteristics and features of birds. In this life science lesson, students research information on the bird of their choice. They prepare a report and present their findings in class.
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Classification

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explain how organisms are classified according to similarities. In this biology lesson, 10th graders research on five different organisms of their choice. They prepare a report and presentation about them which they share...
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Ecology and Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify the different taxonomic classifications of organisms. In this biology lesson, students create their own organisms and make some changes according to environmental conditions. They present their work in class.
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How Microbes Help Ecosystems

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders observe different microorganisms under the microscope. In this biology lesson plan, 6th graders draw and describe the samples they see. They study the root nodules of plants and explain how the plants benefit from those...
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Can Photosynthesis Occur at Saturn?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners identify the different requirements for photosynthesis to take place. In this space science lesson, students simulate conditions in Saturn to investigate if photosynthesis is possible there. They use data and observations...
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The Role of Amyloid in Alzheimer's Disease

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students explore amyloid proteins through a series of experiments. In this biology lesson, students explain the causes of Alzheimer's disease. They identify common symptoms related to this condition.
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Biological and Agricultural Engineering

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore mathematics by conducting a series of investigations using a colorimeter. In this math lesson, 8th graders explain the purpose of food irradiation. They collect data and graph them.
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It's Just Right

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students conduct an experiment to determine the temperature tolerance of yeasts. For this biology lesson, students collect data and compare them by plotting graphs. They explain how extreme temperatures affect organisms.
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The Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students investigate the process of the carbon cycle. In this biology lesson, students take soil sample and calculate the amount of carbon found in the soil. They examine level of carbons in marine life and plants.
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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore how PCR works through various activities. For this biology lesson, students explain how PCR generate copies of DNA. They simulate the process using an online interactive website.
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Photosynthesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars conduct a variety of experiments on photosynthesis. In this biology instructional activity, students identify the factors required for the process to occur. They perform computerized experiments to test the amount of...
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Proteomics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students analyze data taken from proteomic experiments. For this biology lesson, students explain the importance of bioinformatics tools in the study of proteins. They evaluate scientific results using math and computer software.
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Bioluminescence

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students differentiate chemiluminescence from bioluminescence. In this biology lesson, students explain how fireflies and other animals emit light. They discuss the applications of engineered bioluminescence.
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Cell (Biology)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners conduct a series of activities to explore the nature of cells. In this biology lesson, students observe plant and animal cells under the microscope and compare them. They differentiate osmosis and diffusion.
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Gel Electrophoresis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct a variety of experiments to explore gel electrophoresis. In this biology lesson, explain how this process separate DNA and RNA. They discuss the practical applications of this method.
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Glucose

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars conduct various experiments on glucose. In this biology lesson, students differentiate the process of diffusion and osmosis. They test different foods for the presence of glucose and starch.
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Proteins

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students conduct a variety of experiments to explore protein. In this biology lesson, students solve a mystery by testing for the presence of glucose, protein starch and triglycerides. They explain how DNA transcription and translation...