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Marine Life Protected Areas in the O.C.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research a Marine Protected Area and determine the species' that benefit from its protection.  In this marine lesson students present their findings to the class using PowerPoint.
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A Frog's Life Story

For Teachers K - 8th
Students investigate the lives of frogs by completing several worksheets.  For this biology lesson, students discover the life cycle of a frog from tadpole to death.  Students complete frog life cycle puzzle as well as create a life...
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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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Ocean Layers I

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How is it possible for ocean water to have layers? The sixth installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program investigates factors that cause different water densities to occur. Experiments...
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Ocean Layers II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Now that you know the ocean has layers, let's name them. The seventh installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program covers terminology associated with ocean layers, such as thermocline and...
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Animated Video Productions - Life Cycles

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders compare/contrast the life cycles of free-living organisms to that of parasites. They conduct Internet research, illustrate the stages of a specific organisms's life cycle, and direct and produce a mini-video production.
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Marine Life Research and Persuasive Conservation Pamphlet

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine conservation and research a type of fish that is under environmental stress.  In this conservation instructional activity students create a pamphlet about the conservation of a marine organism.
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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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Lotto or Life: What Are the Chances?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Though the website does not seem to have the mentioned video, a reding and lottery style games simulate the chances of finding intelligent life somewhere other than Earth. Without the video, this lesson is short, but it can be a useful...
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The Origin of Life: Alternative Views

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the topics of faith and science as they relate to the origins of life. They consider the major points of Darwin's Theory of Evolution and brainstorm various explanations of how life began. Students investigate different...
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Life Science: My Pyramid

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how the school food program compares to the food pyramid recommendations. In this food pyramid instructional activity, students compile data regarding the food choices available in the school through the lunch program...
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Why Do We Love? A Philosophical Inquiry

For Students 11th - 12th
Does love make us whole again? Is love all we need? Is love folly? Does love let us reach beyond ourselves? Is love a misleading affliction, an emotional roller coaster ride, the best thing in life? Check out what these philosophers have...
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Living or Nonliving

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
It's alive! Or is it? Through a series of shared readings, whole class activities, and independent exercises children explore the difference between living and non-living things, creating a pair of printable books to demonstrate their...
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History of the Universe

For Students 3rd - 5th
Your pupils may believe that you and their parents are the oldest things in the universe, but surprise! There are elements of the universe that are even older. Elementary scientists create a class timeline to demonstrate the expansive...
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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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Amazing Birds

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
What's so amazing about birds? Find out just how amazing birds are with a physics of animal behavior unit created by Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Have learners explore and tap into their observational skills and notice how birds fly, what...
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Life Cycle of the Butterfly

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study the life cycle of a butterfly by completing several experimental activities. In this butterfly life cycle lesson, students study the life cycle and anatomy of a butterfly. Students create short videos with a digital camera...
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What a Fungi

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders perform an experiment to determine the best growing conditions for molds. In this life science instructional activity, 7th graders explain where molds are commonly found. They collect data and draw diagrams of their...
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Ocean Discovery

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Immerse your young marine biologists in the world of marine animals. The instructional activity includes several activities that are age-appropriate for preschoolers and kindergartners, including coloring pages, gluing feathers and sand...
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Scientific Method Mania

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Horrible science puns only happen periodically, but the scientific method is forever. Young scientists observe two presentations on the scientific method, complete independent practice worksheets, and integrate their knowledge through a...
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Surviving a Job Interview

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Knowing how to respond to a potential employer, when getting interviewed is a need-to-know skill. Learners prepare for life in the real world by answering a few questions with the help of a job oriented website. After the research, they...
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Insurance Quotes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You're in high school and you just got the coolest car ever! But, now you need to start thinking about car insurance. Luckily, your teacher prepared you by engaging you in a life skills activity like this one. The class actually calls...
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Molecules of Life

For Students 9th - 12th
Introduce the macromolecules that make up living organisms. An instructive explains functional groups, dehydration and hydrolysis, and the four types of macromolecules. Video is the seventh in a series of 10.
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Comparing Mitosis with Meiosis

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Life science learners view an online animated mini textbook comparing two types of cell division. Working in groups, they use a digital microscope to capture images of cells in different stages of mitosis and meiosis. Then they create an...

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