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1,129 reviewed resources for life science inquiry

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Frozen Water Before? I'm Sure You Have; But I Bed You've Never Frozen Salt Water! Water!!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine what happens to salt water when it freezes. In groups, they measure density and salt concentrations in different samples of water and record its freezing time. They discuss the relationship between water density and...
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Where Have All the Road Salts Gone, Long Time Migrating

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine what happens to road salt after it is applied to the road during a storm. In groups, they collect their samples using a conductivity meter and enter their data into a database. They analyze and discuss the data...
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Learning About Our Five Senses

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners study the sense of touch and various degrees of heat. They design a model that displays how the human hand reacts to heat using a touch sensor.
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Introduction To Pests

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate common pests and match pests to their respective pictures. In a group discussion, students explore the basic needs of pests and share personal pest stories. They examine common self-protection measures. Using the...
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Biological Sampling Device Using a Sea Perch

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students construct plankton nets to be towed and collect specimens to be examined and analyzed in the classroom. They develop research skills through collection of an aquatic sample. They write lab reports after interpreting, identifying...
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Farm Towns

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students evaluate primary and secondary historical photographs to explain how towns developed. They write a paragraph explaining what their life would have been like had they lived in such a town.
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Yeast Cells and Their Environment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create their own experiment in which they have yeast cells growing in liquid environments. They examine the relationship between humans and microorganisms. They also practice using the scientific method.
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Sort It Out

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners study classification systems by sorting Legos and determining how the different pieces are classified. They list as many attributes as possible to use for sorting.
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Acid and Bases - Alien II

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders determine which of two solutions is more acidic by adding each to a given base. Students have to apply this analysis process to a problem scenario involving an alien creature.
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The Cell Cycle and Cancer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners compare and contrast the cell cycle of frog eggs, normal cells, and cancer cells. They watch a video about early development of the frog embryo, generate a hypothesis in small groups, and listen to a teacher-led lecture. ...
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Paradise Postponed

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore volcanic activity. They study the volcanologists who risk their lives as they keep a watch on the volcanoes. Students create a model of a volcano. They examine how disasters can devastate a region.
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Insulation and Buoyancy

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students predict whether their hands be warmer in ice water with or without a blubber mitten. They construct a blubber mitten using plastic, Crisco and compare their results with a control group. They observe how this affects buoyancy too.
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pH Readings and Salinity Readings of Water From Three Locations Within the Neponset River Watershed

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders test the ph levels of water from three different water environments within the Neponset River Watershed. They discuss the three different water environments, take pH measurements of the three samples, and predict which...
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Gwynns Falls

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the question: What is the impact of urban development and expansion on the health of a decidious forest ecosystem and humans? They examine the issue of land development by responding to a specific scenario and...
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How Can Gel-electrophoresis Help in the Identification of a Dna Sample?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the principles of gel electrophoresis and DNA testing. They watch and discuss a PowerPoint presentation, and solve a DNA mystery using the information they learned from the presentation.
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My Niche

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research the behavior of a certain animal or reptile. In this ecology lesson plan, 7th graders describe the the animal's habitat and survival mechanisms. They create a brochure using the information they gathered.
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The Blood Flow through the Heart and Body

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discuss the importance of the circulatory system and how drugs and alcohol can affect our bodies. They interact with a CD ROM and then outline their bodies and label the parts of their heart and the blood vessels throughout the...
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Start a Herbarium

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore importance of a herbarium and start one of their own.
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Feedback and Flowcharts

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explain what a negative feedback system is and they distinguish it from a positive feedback system. They describe examples of how negative feedback is used in both nature and technology. , Students define homeostasis, and...
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Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders recognize the chronology of Martin Luther King's life and have an understanding of the Jim Crow laws. They become familiar with the speech "I Have a Dream."
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How Do Green Plants Grow?

For Teachers K - 8th
Students explore how seeds grow. They design an experiment and predict its outcome.
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Birds: The Best Beak

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the correlation between a bird beak shape and the uses of the beak.
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Soils

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners explore soils. They research the characteristics of soil and design a brochure describing soil types in different locations. Students discuss the differences between rural and urban areas. They discuss the processes of erosion...
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Different Types of Orange Juice Contain the Same Amounts of Vitamin C?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners measure and compare the amount of vitamin C in orange juice samples. They discover the effects of different factors on the concentration of vitamin C. They participate in an experiment to test the orange juice.

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