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Populations : Biotic Potential

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Why do most populations remain stable over time? Usually it is a result of either environmental resistance or carrying capacity. Examine some of the factors that help stabilize animal populations, and explore some of the changes that...
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Reebops a Model "Organism" for Teaching Genetics Concepts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The content of this PowerPoint on speciation is concise, yet comprehensive. It addresses a definition of species, geographic and reproductive isolation, and the rates and patterns of speciation. Images on each slide are relevant and of...
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Classification Schemes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Junior biologists journey through the hiearchy of living things with these activites. Using a dichotomous key, they identify common algae, plants, and fish. They design their own key for a mixture of seeds and a collection of...
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Who Lives Here?

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars identify various aquatic wildlife species. In this biology lesson students collect clues about animals that live in wetland habitats. Young scholars rotate through several stations displaying particular animal species to...
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Third Quarter Review - Biology Jeopardy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
To review for an exam on classification and evolutionary concepts, junior biologists can play Biology Jeopardy! Multiple-choice questions are presented in game-show style with large colorful photos and graphics. Since each individual...
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Biology Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Play Jeopardy as you review what might possibly be an entire year's high school biology course! The vast variety of questions requires that you read through the slides to make sure that they all relate to your curriculum. You could make...
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Multiple Intelligences

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders choose an activity to help them memorize the animal classification terms according to their own "multiple intelligences" learning style. In this animal classification and study skills lesson, 5th graders memorize animal...
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Freshwater Fish Anatomy & Taxonomy

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders use a classification key to identify organisms.  In this classification lesson students identify freshwater species of fish and document their observations. 
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Arizona Plant Booklet: An Introduction to Arizona Plants & Cacti

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore variety of plants & cacti in their Arizona community by collecting samples and taking photographs. Can be adapted to other areas.
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Science: Her-bariums Galore!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners collect and identify plant species and construct herbariums both at school and at home. By gathering data from both locales, they draw conclusions and make predictions about plant diversity. Upon completion of the exercises,...
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Become an Expert

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars are assigned a separate species of plant or bird to research. Using a worksheet, they are responsible for finding a variety of information on their assigned plant or bird. They also complete a mini-poster and give an oral...
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Investigating Our Past: Where Did Humans Come From?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the theories of human evolution. In this research based lesson plan, learners research and discuss how geographic isolation, interbreeding, generalization, and specialization are factors in the history of humans. Groups work...
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Paper Pets

For Students 8th - 10th
In this paper pets genetics learning exercise, students are given 4 genetic traits found in a particular species (paper pet). Students are given the genotypes of the parents of the paper pets and they perform genetic crosses using punnet...
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Classification of Agricultural Animals

For Teachers 10th
Students of biology should find this powerpoint interesting as it recaps the basics of classification and Latin and common names of familiar farm animals. The slides are clear, not loaded with text, and lead the students through the...
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STEMbite: Species and Breeds

For Students 6th - 8th
Species are categories of living things. The teacher uses a box of different-flavored jellybeans to represent species, but the analogy breaks down as he defines species as two organisms that cannot produce viable offspring. He then...
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Animal Communication

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students understand that all species have some capacity for communication. Students are exposed to the fact that all species have a capacity for communication. They are enlighten to the fact that communication abilities range from very...
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Who Takes Care of the Maya Forest Corridor?

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the work of conservationists and how they make sure animals and people are safe in their habitats. They identify the rules, laws, jobs, and people who help them feel safe and keep them healthy. Students explore who...
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Launching an Inquiry into Endangered Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create questions they want answered while they show what they comprehend about endangered and extinct species. They categorize photos of living things onto a contunum with the main points for use as a formative assessment.
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Who Says Plants Can't Move?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover how plants spread their seeds using other plants and animals. For this plant lesson, students role play different plants and how their seeds travel. Students then have a class discussion to ensure their understanding.
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Whale Watchers

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students research physical characteristics and ocean habitats of common species of whale. They create artwork illustrating characteristics of a particular species of whale using a crayon resist technique. Students identify different...
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Penguin Parade

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Young scholars research the different species of penguins, discovering where the various types live, breed, and how they survive. They compare and contrast characteristics of various types of penguins such as size, weight, coloring, and...
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HABITAT for the other 90%

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the connection between the habitat needs of endemic species to the habitat needs of humans.  In this habitat lesson students research the habitat requirements of a given family then develop an idea to improve the habitat...
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Indoor Plants

For Teachers 8th
Details and specific information about the types, descriptions and needs of potted plants will help studens in floral classes. Discover ways to care for plants, and their general requirements for daily upkeep. These instructions are...
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How Plants are Named

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Genus and species are the 2 categories from which the plant classifications are derived and combined to create a scientific name.  The rules for capitalization and underlining are given in these clean and logical slides.  
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INSECT TAXONOMY VIA THE INTERNET

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore how to classify insects and organize information.In this insect classification lesson students use the Internet to retrieve information on insects then organize the pictures to make a book project.
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Living Environment

For Teachers 7th - 12th
For this environment lesson students complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions on the food chain, DNA, cellular reproduction. 
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Jane Goodall, Renowned Naturalist and Champion of Chimpanzees

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students study the life of Jane Goodall and how she made an impact studying chimpanzees.  In this endangered species lesson students write in their journals.
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Wildlife Around the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine how plants are able to adapt to their ecosystem and the role that fire plays in changes through the years.  In this ecosystem lesson students complete several exercises focussing on plants and their adaptations to.
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Species Diversity in Ecosystems with Different Techniques of Land Management

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students visit numerous places to help in their understanding of Ecology. In this biology lesson plan, students will learn about characteristics and how to identify numerous plants and animals. This lesson plan allows for many field trip...
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Worm Compost & Vermicomposting

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars explore vermicomposting, the species of worms needed and the proper climate for it.  In this composting lesson students make their own worm compost bin. 
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Repopulating Michigan's Waterways

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders identify the parts of an ecosystem and how communities change over time.  In this ecology lesson students formulate a habitat restoration plan.
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The Birds and the Beaks

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the adaptations that birds have.  In this adaptations lesson students view a video and create a concept map of birds and their adaptive traits.
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Wolves: Friend or Foe?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study wolves and their habitat in Yellowstone.  In this environment and behavior lesson students create an interactive map of wolves in Yellowstone.
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The Loneliest Animals

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the different species that are headed towards extinction.  In this animal population lesson plan students compare the causes of extinction, research an endangered species and present an oral report. 
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Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare wolves' behaviors to those of the human race.  In this wolf lesson students write a story that will show that wolves are either good or evil.
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CSI Rhino

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study the rhinoceros and how the species has survived for so long.  In this rhino lesson students create graphs and research what is being done to protect the rhino.
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Analyzing Intertidal and Deep Sea Vent Communities

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study how scientists measure diversity.  For this diversity lesson students look at marine communities and look at data to calculate diversity in 3 different ways.
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Identifying an Earthworm

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students navigate the Internet to learn to identify Earthworms. In this taxonomy lesson, students explore species of earthworms finding their characteristics and using photographs to identify the species. Students research information to...
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Survival of the Fittest -- Battling Beetles

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students experiment with traits. For this Science lesson, students test the strength of beetles using M&M candies in lieu of the insects. Students use the Hardy-Weinberg Equation to calculate possible offspring traits of further...
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Dogs- Canine Familiaris

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research dog species and breeds. In this dog instructional activity, students discuss breed of dogs, their personal experiences, and complete a Venn Diagram comparing breeds. Students use the research to analyze television shows...
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The Journey of the Pacific Salmon

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students examine the journey of the Pacific salmon. In this salmon species lesson, students review the stages of the salmon life cycle and conduct an experiment to determine how the water and habitat changes during each stage.
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The Unique Rain Forest

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore the unique Rain Forest. In this Rain Forest lesson, students watch a video about the dangers the Rain Forest faces. Students create a Rain Forest mobile. Students choose  plants or animals from the Rain Forest then write...
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Classification Practice-Animals

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students use pictures of animals to make a classification system. In this classification lesson plan, students are given pictures of different animals. They create a classification system for the animals and identify what they have in...
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Virtual Lab

For Students 8th - 9th
In this virtual lab worksheet, students go to a given website and finding the lab title, complete the provided questions. Students analyze and conclude information about comparing hominoid skulls.
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A Close Look at Darwin's Finches

For Students 9th - 12th
In this evolution worksheet, students use Darwin's finches as an example of adaptive radiation. Students complete 2 short answer questions.
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Dichotomous Key

For Students 6th - 12th
In this species worksheet, students use a dichotomous key to identify the 8 different species of "Norns," a fictitious animal group.
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Comparison of Evolution Mechanism

For Students 8th - 10th
For this comparison of evolution worksheets, students read information about Lamarck's hypothesis of evolution and Darwin's hypothesis of evolution. Students then rate the scenarios given as either supportive of Lamarck's or Darwin's...
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Organizing Life

For Students 7th - 12th
In this taxonomy learning exercise, students learn about Linnaeus' system for classifying living things. Students complete 2 fill in the blank and 2 short answer questions based on what they read.
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Digging Into Science Lesson Plans

For Students 5th - 7th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and write the various species that are still present today. Then they define evolution using three words. Students also describe what a fossil is and give some examples related to a particular...
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Life Has A History

For Students 6th - 9th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and match various classes of species found today. Then they explain why biodiversity exists today on earth and define evolution. Students also describe who a paleontologist is and what they do.
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Mollusk Matching

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students look carefully at shells and observe the differences between species and the names of common shells. Then they identify and complete a Mollusk Matching handout included in the lesson and write the letter of each shell in the...
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Teaching Kids about the Environment

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify the species of plants and animals found in an environment. They compare these findings to plant and animal species found in an unlike environment. Students acquire and compare soil samples from the two sites chosen.
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Peter Rabbit Meets Charles Darwin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students start to think of evolution in terms of populations. The class follows a cartoon scenario of a rabbit population in which there is selection and change of gene frequency. They receive copies of the scenario or the whole thing...
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Warning: Endangered Animals!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars research species of endangered animals around the world and complete a fact sheet. They write a script/storyboard using fact sheet information. They create a multimedia presentation to save an endangered species.
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Create a Creature

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students design, build, draw, or bake a creature of their choice and present to the class. They write a paper including the creature's habitat, method of getting energy, their creature as a producer or consumer, predator or prey species...
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Coral Reefs

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research an inhabitant of a Caribbean coral reef using a list of common organisms that live on or near it. Students then write a description of their organism and draw a picture or a 3-D model of it. Eventually they all work...
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Tag and Recapture

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders participate in an activity in which colored jelly beans represent fish in a lake--10 green jellybeans per "lake" representing tagged fish. They draw from the beans (fish) and record the number of tagged fish they draw...
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Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students observe a Powerpoint demonstration about sea turtles. In groups, they conduct simulated experiments in shrimp trawling by using candies in cups of water to represent sea animals. Using a spoon as a net, they examine the animals...
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The Great Jellybean Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore natural selection and its influence on the populations to fine tune traits and characteristics. The acquisition of traits developed out of need is examined through a game played in class.
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The Value of a Garden

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the history of taxonomy, the work of Carl Linnaeus, and the factors involved in the decline and extinction of a variety of botanical species.
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Biological Relationships - Coral Reef Memory Game and Chain Game

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students familiarize themselves with the interconnectedness of species within an ecosystem, and to use this knowledge to evaluate how the removal or decimation of one species can have far reaching effects.
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ESPN CRIB (Endangered Species Protected Now)

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students research the habitat of threatened and endangered species. They design habitat models for zoo exhibits. They examine causes for the extinction of different species. They present their findings and exhibit to classmates.
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Endangered Species: What Are They And How Can We Help Them?

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students research endangered species online and prepare a presentation identifying species, and the reasons why species are becoming endangered,
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PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SUCCESSION IN AMERICA'S FORESTS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine forest organisms, features of some of the different types of forest, classify organisms based on the type of forest they come from, and explore how certain species are connected with other, particular species...
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Cardboard Tree and Endangered Animals Lesson

For Teachers K - 1st
Students create endangered animal figures and their habitats.
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People Are Like Peas in a Pod

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students experiment with pea pods to observe/appreciate the diversity of individuals within a population, and to explain of how dominant and recessive traits, genotypes, and phenotypes help produce variation in a population.
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Changes Over Time

For Students 7th - 9th
Instructions say to use the glossary in the back of the textbook to help write definitions for these seven evolution-related terms. The worksheet quality is lacking and you might not be using all of the same terms within your evolution...
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What does 'Endangered' mean?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students discuss a variety of teacher led discussion questions about what makes an animal endangered. They take a short field trip to an open area and set a boundary for each child for them to either write or draw about how the location...
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Orchids and Evolution

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study Charles Darwin's evolutionary theory and how he applied it to orchids.  In this evolution lesson students repeat Darwin's orchid pollination experiment.
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Intertidal Field Trip

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore an intertidal zone. For this science lesson, students travel to an intertidal zone. Students collect data and create species accumulation curves.
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Cell Cycle Duration

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the cell cycle and how its duration can vary.  In this cells lesson students complete a worksheet and answer questions. 
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Invent a Plant

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate plant adaptations. In this plant adaptations lesson, students create a model of a plant. Students are given action cards detailing specific environmental situations. Students design their plant to adapt to the...
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Animals and the Food Webs that Love Them

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study the animals that Lewis and Clark would have encountered.  In this animals instructional activity students study the food web and how human populations have affected them. 
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Digital Analysis of Variation in Rodent Jaw Length

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study digital images to acquire data and evaluate the jaw of a rodent.  In this science lesson students perform statistical analysis.
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SAV Me!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study submerged aquatic vegetation and its importance in ecosystems.  For this aquatic vegetation lesson students examine how to help improve SAV restoration programs. 
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A Reef of Your Own

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the reproductive strategies of reef building corals.  In this coral reef lesson plan students describe the behaviors of reef building corals and their nutritional strategies. 
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How New Species Evolve

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine how species evolved over time.  In this new species lesson students view videos on species and how they have their own special niches. 
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Foundations

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders define vocabulary terms and provide examples of non-indigenous species.  In this continental drift lesson plan students study exotic species and explain the mussel invasion. 
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Working for Water

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine the ways that government works to help improve aquatic habitats. In this water habitats instructional activity students view a video and plan a school restoration project. 
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Galapagos: Beyond Darwin

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify plants and animals endemic in their local area after learning about the plants and animals of the Galapagos Islands. In this plants and animals lesson plan, students create an endemic garden on school grounds.
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Evolution: Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students analyze and discuss the evolutionary history of dinosaurs.  In this investigative lesson students monitor different organisms in the environment and analyze the pressures that affect the chances of survival. 
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Let's Get Specific

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore how different species thrive.  In this speciation lesson students research and complete a lab activity.
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It's Lonely at the Top

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students apply their knowledge of food webs to new ecosystems.  In this food chain lesson students construct a food web diagram, and model a food web using a mobile. 
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Population Growth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the factors that affect population growth such as, the length of life cycles, carrying capacity and competition.  For this population lesson students conduct an experiment on population growth and collect data and...
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Blue Planet: Open Ocean

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars research facts about animal species.  In this ocean lesson plan  students view a video, prepare illustrated cards and create a food-web display.  
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Ecosystems

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine biodiversity in plant life and what an ecosystem is composed of.  In this ecosystem lesson students go around their school and collect specimens and examine the plant species they encounter. 
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Mayflies on the Move!

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate mayflies and their environment.  In this biology lesson students examine the relationship between the mayfly and the water quality of Lake Erie. 
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The Coral Reef Ecosystem

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the coral reef ecosystem and learn how the living and non-living parts interact.  In this coral reef instructional activity students view video on coral reefs then create a fictional ecosystem.
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Our Forest is Changing

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students read a story and solve a problem about an unhealthy population of trees.  In this forest lesson students study tree disease and then research it online and present what they found. 
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Blue Mud Shrimp Mystery

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners explore invasive species on an environment.  For this exploratory lesson students hypothesize why shrimp are on the decline and make a brochure or poster showing their results. 
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Sea Turtle Stranding and Rehab Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers study the different species of sea turtles, examine their threats and possible solutions.  In this investigative lesson students divide into groups and are given a simulation activity.
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Animal Species Richness in Tioga County, PA

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students compile an extensive list of animal species seen throughout Tioga County. In this data collecting lesson, students report daily any animal species seen during the course of their travels and adventures outdoors in Tioga County...
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What's a Mammal?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research his or her assigned mammal using print and online resources.  In this mammals research instructional activity, students discover mammals have certain traits that distinguish them from animals in other classes, such as...
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Exploring Biodiversity

For Students 7th - 9th
In this 5 page instructional activity about biodiversity, students complete 54 sentences by filling in the blanks and 2 charts about the connectivity of species.
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Quadrants

For Students 6th - 7th
In this science and geography worksheet, students read the definition of quadrants and identify the parts of the DAFOR Scale. They read how to use a quadrant and apply the directions to sections in which they list the species and...
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Biodiversity

For Students 7th - 9th
In this biodiversity activity, students sort and classify animals by their observable features using a dichotomous key. Students then respond to questions about complete and incomplete metamorphosis.
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The Biosphere

For Students 7th - 9th
In this biosphere worksheet, students identify the different levels of organization that ecologists study. Students complete charts, sentences, and answer short answer questions.
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Evolution of Populations

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this evolution worksheet, students review the genetic aspect of evolution such as gene pools, specific traits, and genetic mutations. This worksheet has 15 multiple choice and 5 fill in the blank questions.
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Explorations Through Time

For Students 9th - 12th
In this earth history worksheet, students visit a website and complete 15 fill in the blank and 8 short answer questions based on what they read. Topics include biodiversity, animal kingdoms, evolution, fossils, and extinction.
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Charles Darwin

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Charles Darwin instructional activity, students fill in the blank with the correct answer. Students use the suggested text to complete statements about Charles Darwin, his expedition, and his development of his theory of evolution.
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Classifying Critters

For Students 4th - 5th
In this classifying critters worksheet, students read a 1 page article on classifying living organisms and then answer 10 true or false, short answer, multiple choice or fill in the blank questions.
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What is Biology?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this science of biology worksheet, students will review the concepts relating to biology including the characteristics of living things, the process of reproduction, adaptations, and evolution. This worksheet has 5 short answer, 3...
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Pictographs

For Students 7th
In this pictographs instructional activity, 7th graders solve 6 different problems related to the pictograph shown at the top of the sheet. First, they pretend that they counted birds and their numbers are represented in the pictograph....
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Internet Invertebrates Scavenger Hunt

For Students 4th - 5th
In this invertebrates scavenger hunt worksheet, students research on the Internet 10 various types of invertebrates. They read each question first to determine what they need to look for on the Internet. Then, students respond to each...
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Modern Classification

For Students 9th
In this modern classification activity, 9th graders describe ways scientists determine an organism's phylogeny. Then they explain what the animal and fungi kingdoms have in common and how they differ. Students also classify some cells...
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Climatic Changes

For Students 6th - 8th
In this weather worksheet, students read an excerpt describing the climate and extinction. Then they explain what the climate was like during the Age of Dinosaurs. Students also determine some factors that affected the climate during...
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Your Lymphatic System

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this lymphatic system worksheet, students describe whether they think that the lymphatic system is well-adapted to carrying material through the body in comparison to the circulatory system. Then they design a lymphatic system for an...
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Jaguars in the Wild

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this earth science worksheet, students identify and explain the world's third-largest cat. They read the web provided about the jaguar and use it to help them answer the questions that follow on the bottom of the sheet.
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Build a Bog

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this earth science worksheet, students identify and describe how a bog changes over time. Then they select plants that could live in a bog. Students also identify and describe how people affect the bogs.
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Stack #84200 Word Search

For Students 9th - 10th
In this science worksheet, students locate and identify various vocabulary terms related to earth science and biology. There are 12 words located in the puzzle to find.
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BJU Life Science 2

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this biology instructional activity, students locate and identify various vocabulary terms related to the life sciences. There are thirteen words located in the puzzle.  
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Origins Video Questions

For Students 7th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students complete 19 short answer questions about biodiversity and information obtained during a class video.
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Creating a Dichotomous Key for Families of Idaho Butterflies

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students are shown how to use the butterfly section of the Digital Altals of Idaho. They discuss how to make a dichotomous key. Students use their skills of observation and recognize defining characteristics that distinguish different...
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Reptile Identification Exercise

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners are shown how to use the Digital Atlas of Idaho. They use a dichotomous key to identify species of Idaho reptiles. Students describe some basic life characteristics of reptiles. They use th visual key to identify the species...
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Weed Pull Preparation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students practice field identification of exotic invasive species. They identify and tag exotic invasive species in a local area using invasive species flash cards at a provided website.
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Protecting Habitats and Species

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students recognize that scientists continuously gather and interpret data to understand and predict relationships among natural phenomena. They research various volcanoes and plot the volcano locations on a world map.
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Endangered Species Act

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners spend the duration of this lesson examining the text of the Endangered Species Act. Individually, they complete a profile to determine where they stand on the bill and read excerpts from it. Some role-play the various members...
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Prehistory Web Quest

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify how geography and climate determine the lives of early hominids, the characteristics of hunter-gatherer societies, how animals affected the lives of early hominids, and how hominids overcame their physical...
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Impact of Exotic Species on Lake Ecology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the effect of foreign species on various habitats. In groups, they identify the population dynamics of the zebra mussel. They calculate averages and graph data from Seneca Lake in New York. They develop hypothesis...
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Dendrology

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students work as a class-size unit as well as in small groups to become proficient in observing tree characteristics to facilitate species identification. They identify most common tree species by observing leaf, flower, fruit and bark...
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Native Versus Exotic

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the presence of exotic and natural species in the ecosystem. They define the differences between exotic and native while looking at one specific ecosystem in Maryland. They write how the exotic species are considered...
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Species Diversity and Phylogeny

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the classification system of organisms: taxonomy. They examine prepared slides of Protozoans and record information on a Taxonomy Recording Sheet. Two additional classifying activities are also included in this lesson.
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Ten Important Hardwoods

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discuss ten important Pennsylvania hardwood trees, examine characteristics of each tree species, evaluate economic and ecological importance of hardwood trees, and recognize at least two characteristics of each species.
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Species Interactions

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students study the scientific concepts of biodiversity and conservation through the use of basic equations of population growth and hands-on experiments/simulations. The lesson plan includes a take-home assignment which can be used for...
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Coqui Frog Camouflage

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students investigate the concept of the coqui frog of Puerto Rico. They conduct research using a variety of resources. Students explain in oral or written form some of the characteristics to that identify the frog. The lesson includes...
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Charting Diversity

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students organize different species of plans and animals according to various characteristics. Students then determine what characteristics enable them to survive in their habitat. Game ideas and activities are included.
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Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss why things are classified into groups and why animals might be assigned a classification. Students do research to find the genus and species names of some familiar plants and animals. Next, students are divided into...
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Studying Species By Examining the Evolution of the Canidae Family

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students read an article on the characteristics of wolves and dogs then complete a phylogenetic tree of the canid family. They then write an essay justifying why or why not wolves and dogs should be classified as different species.
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A Fiedl Study of an Integral Species

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students compile baseline population information on a local species. They design and conduct a scientific investigation of a local species. Students interpret, analyze and communicate results based on sound scientific and mathematical...
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Studying Species by Examining the Evolution of the Canidae Family

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars examine the definition of species. Students complete a phylogentic tree of the Canidae family. They write an essay justifying why or why not wolves and dogs should be classified as different species.
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Peter Rabbit Meets Charles Darwin

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore evolution. They study a cartoon scenario of a rabbit population in which there is selection and a change of gene frequency. Students discuss frequencies, evolution, and speciation.
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Backyard Wildlife Conservation

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students survey local wildlife. They distinguish between permanent and migrating or seasonal species. Students identify species and describe the ecological niche. Students research the food chain and food web for the backyard...
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Animal Classification

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars list characteristics and features of animals found in their community. They then group the animals according to how they are similar and different and create names for each group. They then create a chart of their...
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How Many Critters Live Here? Estimating Wildlife Populations.

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine how wildlife biologists estimate the population of particular species. They work on map construction and population sampling. They use sampling to estimate the population of spiders in a study area or a forest.
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What Do Monarch Caterpillars Eat?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners record and analyze what types of food monarch caterpillars will eat.
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Taxonomy: What's in a Name?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the history of taxonomy and classification, how scientific names are helpful to scientists, and what designates a species. They examine a fish classification sheet and complete various question and answer worksheets.
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Birds of the Northeast

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students identify several common birds through field observations, preserved specimens and personal experience. They classify the species and choose one to research. They draw a migration map and participate in a project that benefit...
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Variations for Survival

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine two related organisms that live in different environments and compare how the physical characteristics of each organism provided it with survival advantages unique to its own environment.
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Classification of Organisms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the justification for the development of the current taxonomic classification system of organisms. The specific characteristics of the organism are used for the classification process.
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Classy

For Teachers 5th
Students explore the classification system in this seven lessons unit. The diversity of life forms and their characteristics are examined using a microscope. Kingdoms, classes, and families are investigated.
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Everything in Its Place: Science Classification

For Teachers 5th
Students investigate the system of classification for living things through the sixteen lessons of this unit. The five kingdoms of monerans, protists, fungi, plants, and animals form the basis of several experiments as the similarities...
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Where Do I Belong?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders study the diversity of life in the world. They classify and sketch organisms into the 6 kingdoms.
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Life at Risk

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars examine the characteristics of the peregrine falcon. They investigate endangered and extinct species, and how the environment affects the process.
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Galapagos Adaptations

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners examine photographs of closely related species found in the Gal??pagos environment, observe differences and similarities between species, and form hypotheses about species differences and the relationship to the environment of...
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Chips Ahoy: Chip Off the Old Block

For Teachers 1st
First graders compare and contrast adult and baby animals to identify similar characteristics shared by both.
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The Great Winged Adventure

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students identify characteristics of birds, name several species, and explain how birds fly. They make nests and give bird presentations.
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Woodworms: A Study of Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify adaptations within a species and benefits of each, environmental factors affecting success of individuals within population, follow the success or failure of different phenotypes according to collected data, and graph...
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Exploring the Galapagos

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore the species on the Galapagos Islands as they take on the role of a visiting research scientist. They create a journal to document the places they visit and species they encounter.
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Invasive Species

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explain the impact of exotic species to an ecosystem. In this environmental science lesson, 8th graders brainstorm ways to eliminate invasive species. They share their ideas in class.
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Create a Parasite

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine the physical characteristics of several parasites. In this biology lesson plan, students create a new parasite to pair up with a given organism in their worksheet. They make a model of it if time permits.
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Mariposas

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine how animals use camouflage for survival.  In this investigative lesson students define vocabulary words and see how it is the environment that controls which adaptations will help in survival. 
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Bird Beak Buffet

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students complete an activity that allows them to better understand that birds traits are closely related to what they eat, where they live, etc.  In this bird trait instructional activity students complete an activity, create a data...
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Looking at Different Species

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students research a species of bug that they find in a pond.  In this species lesson plan students work in groups and find the similarities and differences between different species of bugs. 
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Invasive Species

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students explore invasive species. For this species analysis lesson, students observe invasive species and review the impact the species have on the environment. Students work in groups to investigate the species in varying habitats....
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Relationships and Biodiversity Lab Practice

For Students 9th - 12th
In this biodiversity activity, learners determine the relationship and complete the evolutionary tree for the plants listed. Students review genetic code and DNA sequencing. This activity has 1 graphic organizer, 8 multiple choice, and...
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Kingdom Classify Sheet

For Students 9th - 10th
In this kingdom classifying worksheet, students apply knowledge about the bacteria and archaea kingdom to correctly answer short answer questions. Students list the three main shapes of bacteria cells and the living arrangements....
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Present-Day Rapid Extinctions

For Students 9th - 12th
For this extinction worksheet, students review the different human activities that are leading to present-day rapid extinctions. This worksheet has 9 short answer questions.
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Classification Vocabulary

For Students 9th - 12th
In this classification activity, students define and give an example for 17 vocabulary words associated with the classification of living things. Students complete a graphic organizer.
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Y7 Variation and Habitats (S)

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms relating to variations and habitats of living things. There are 37 biology terms located in the word search.
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Classifying Living Things Wordsearch

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students locate and identify various vocabulary terms related to classifying living things. There are 24 biology terms located in the word search.
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Classification of Living Things

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology instructional activity, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms relating to the classification of living things. There are 28 biology terms located in the word search.
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What is life? Word Search

For Students 9th - 10th
For this biology worksheet, students locate and identify various vocabulary terms related to life biology. There are 48 words located in the puzzle.
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Intraspecies Vs. Interspecies Interactions

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore the different types of interspecies and interspecies interactions that can occur during a field trip to the zoo. In small groups, they create ethograms for ten minute observations of at least two different species in a...
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Mussel Identification Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students identify given species of animals, such as various mussels, by sets of physical characteristics as they use a key. They also read about mussels on the Illinois River and look at mussel species in the online database. Finally,...
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Animal Classification Stair Activity

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students practice classifying animals in the proper phylum and writing proper scientific names. They create a stair grid to classify each animal they see during a field trip to the Minnesota Zoo. They use this grid to identify the...
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Identifying Insects

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students collect samples of insects and identify them. They evaluate water conditions that causes species to be found in streams and listen to sounds of water through music. Next, they respond to the music and discuss their reactions.
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Insect Collection

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars investigate about various biological aspects of life, while examining desert insect species. They see the diverse range of species that live in the desert, despite the apparent lack of life in the desert. students...
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Alien Invaders: Native vs. Exotic Species

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate the differences between native and non-native species. They answer different level questions using Bloom's Taxonomy. This is done creatively with the students playing a version of the game Jeopardy. Students...
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Math Mission

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate the concept of Puerto Rican animals through using math word problems. They create a story to correlate with the word problems. The instructional activity also uses data of species counts to show increases and...
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Sea Turtles

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate eight different species of sea turtles while being involved in classroom lecture and video presentation. The characteristics used to identify sea turtles is taught to help students identify unknown species.
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Website Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils use the internet to complete a species scavenger hunt. In groups, they answer questions given to them about sea lions, rockfish and killer whales. As a class, they identify any questions they have and discuss the role government...
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Natural Selection

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students use the Planets feature of their software to experiment and gain a insight into the way that creatures may evolve over a certain period of time. Students identify and analyze various questions as presented in the instructional...
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How do new species form?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders conduct a critical analysis of current evolutionary concepts. They describe how scientists continue to investigate theories. Students examine examples with experimental data that suggest alternative methods of species...
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Biodiversity Bird Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the influence of biodiversity on human culture through the use of birds. They brainstorm words that come to mind when they think of human cultures. They describe ways that human culture and biodiversity are linked.
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Natural Selection Simulation

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners simulate the changes in a natural population of birds or other species. They establish baseline data of population fluctuation for a closed population with a stable food supply. They graph the data to complete their mutations.
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Wildlife in Arkansas

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify three species of wildlife in Arkansas. They discuss the environment in which the whitetail deer, raccoon, and beaver live in. They identify the footprints of each animal and discuss how the animals are harvested...
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Sampling Variation in a Natural Population

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students examine the phenotypic variation within a natural population of a single species. They collect data on the species and analyze the data using statistical/spreadsheet software. Students interpret their results and present their...
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Learning To Identify Insects

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students utilize the Internet to locate a variety of insects. The pictures located are compared and contrasted and placed into a book which is published by the class.
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Paleoecology of "Fossilized" Owl Pellets

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners examine fossilized owl pellets to determine how a species environmental preferences allow us to reconstruct probable past environments. Differences in anatomy are used to identify species in this lesson.
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Show Some Backbone and Teach Invertebrates

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify two similarities and two differences between two phyla, assign fictitious invertebrate to its phylum and explain why it belongs in that grouping, and construct member of given phylum and explain why it should be...
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In a Family Way

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research a rare species of animals that are a step away from the well known animals of our zoos. They create a mobile which displays the geography, habits, population and habitat of the animals. They draw a picture.
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Species Distribution Project

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students explore how to classify new species.
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Web of Life - Endangered Species

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students have an index card with the name of one species found in their predetermined ecosystem. They see what happens when one part of the ecosystem is endangered.
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Got the Whole World in My Hands

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students review factors that threaten survival of different species. this lesson is part of a multi-segmented unit on animal survival.
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Diversity of Life

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the diversity of life forms and the role that interdependency plays in our world through a mult-segmented unit. This segment introduces the unit.
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Natural Selection

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students model natural selection by using various utensils to "capture food" using a simulated species called "Woolybooger's."
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The Physiological Tolerance of Two Species of Protozoans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the differences in pH tolerance between the two species and relate these differences to their respective niches.