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How to Use Classroom Animals to Spark Life Science Inquiry

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Use low maintenance classroom pets to get your students engaged in life science inquiry investigations.
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PS3D - Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Need to take your teaching of energy concepts to another level? Check out a strategic video that examines standard PS3D in the Next Generation Science Standards. Filled with examples, scenarios, and connections to the life sciences, the...
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Cereal Bowl Science and Other Investigations with the Newspaper

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What do cereal, fog, and space shuttles have to do with newspapers? A collection of science investigations encourage critical thinking using connections to the various parts of the newspaper. Activities range from building origami seed...
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Critter Curators

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Young scientists explore the dark, damp, and dirty world of earthworms in this hands-on life science unit. In order to gain a better understanding of these slimy critters, children first perform a series of investigations before finally...
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Ocean Acidification

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If tap water is more acidic than ocean water, why are we so concerned about ocean acidification? The third installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program focuses on carbon dioxide levels in...
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Hop into Action

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young scientists find out what makes amphibians such unique and interesting animals in this simple life science lesson. After looking at pictures and discussing the characteristics of amphibians, learners complete a series of three Venn...
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Three Domains of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Isn't a domain already a set of values, a territory, part of a web address, and an area of magnetism? In the last video, the instructor walks learners through a history of life on Earth. Scholars then see the seven characteristics of all...
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Is There Life on Earth?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To find life on another planet, scientists look for gases (atmosphere), water, and temperatures that are not extreme. In this activity, groups of pupils become "Titan-ians," scientists who want to explore Earth for possible life forms....
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Inquiry Cubes

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
How do you teach kids to "science" effectively? Inquiry cubes are a sort of puzzle with no answer—promoting even more questions! Group members work together to use the evidence on the visible sides of each cube to infer what lies on the...
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Life Cycles: Teeth Tell A Story

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Scholars take part in a guided-inquiry based lesson plan in which they observe the teeth and jawbones of a White-tailed deer and drawn conclusions about the animal's life cycle.
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Life Science- Learning About Tadpoles

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate a frog's life cycle. In this tadpole lesson, students observe tadpoles in an aquarium and record results. Students fill in a KWL chart as an assessment.
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Webcams in the Classroom: Animal Inquiry and Observation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Boost observational skills with an inquiry-based lesson that takes scholars on a virtual field trip. With help from webcams, learners observe animals in a zoo or aquarium. Observations go into a journal and a discussion is held to review...
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Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based instructional activity. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about...
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An Inquiry into Alcoholic Fermentation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce life science learners to their new "best buds" yeast! Using a wide variety of materials, lab groups design an experiment that illustrates how yeast acquires the resources it needs to undergo cellular respiration. The teacher's...
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LS1A - Structure and Function

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Form follows function, from simple bacteria to complex mammals. Demonstrate this essential standard, LS1A, using the tips in a short video about the Next Generation Science Standards. Topics include when to introduce cells and organelles...
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What a Fungi

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders perform an experiment to determine the best growing conditions for molds. For this life science lesson, 7th graders explain where molds are commonly found. They collect data and draw diagrams of their observations.
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Life Cycle of Butterfly

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students read books and discuss books about the life cycle of a butterfly. They then observe the Enchanted Learning website and discuss vocabulary words for the life cycle. They are introduced to vocabulary words for the stages and discuss.
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Researching to Deepen Understanding Grade 8: Research Framework

For Teachers 8th Standards
The middle schoolers in your class have lots of experience typing questions into search engines. Take their questions to the next level with a unit focused on inquiry-based research. As pupils choose the topic for inquiry, gather...
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Blow the Roof Off!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Blow the minds of young scientists with this collection of inquiry-based investigations. Based on a series of eight videos, these "hands-on, minds-on" science lessons engage young learners in exploring a wide range of topics from making...
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Life Cycle of The Butterfly

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students investigate the life cycle of the butterfly. In this butterfly lesson, students recall facts from a read-aloud and illustrate the life stages of the butterfly.
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Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves 2009: Out of Darkness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the three models on the origin of troglobitic fauna. In this life science lesson, students also consider how the Zonation model explains the fauna's origin. They also use the Internet to research solutional and volcanic...
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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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Poetry Through Digital Storytelling

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Bring digital storytelling to your language arts class! To begin, learners select their own topic, such as a poem that reflects a life experience they had or a historical figure who interests them. Then they work to create a storyboard...
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PS2C - Stability and Instability in Physical Systems

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
How do you show change occurring in a non-moving object? Gain some insight into NGSS standard PS2C, Stability and Instability in Physical Systems, in a resource for educators. The narrator guides you through the core components of the...

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