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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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The Purpose of Each Part of a Plant

For Students 4th - 6th
Beginning botanists can sketch the parts of a plant in individual boxes, or better yet, they can tape or glue actual plant parts in them. Beside each box are a few sentences with selected words left out. From the word bank at the bottom...
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Life Science: Animal Systems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the importance of life science vocabulary words. In this life science vocabulary words lesson, students understand that it is necessary to understand the vocabulary. Students create a word wall and fill in the blank...
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The Brilliance of Bioluminescence

For Students 4th - 9th Standards
Illuminate the darkest corners of your marine biology or life science class with this feature about bioluminescence. Viewers see that luciferase and luciferin combine in a cool, light-producing reaction. This adaptation helps glowing...
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What Are Cells?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What's in a cell, anyway? Kids read informational text on what makes up both animal and plant cells, including a page of vocabulary terms they will need to be familiar with (cytoplasm, ribosomes, vacuoles, etc.). Full-color images make...
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Why Do Honeybees Love Hexagons?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Float like a butterfly, think like a bee! Build a huge hive, hexagonally! Find out the reason that hexagons are the most efficient storage shape for the honeybees' honeycombs. This neat little video would be a sweet addition to your life...
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Should We Eat Bugs?

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Cricket cookies? Mealworm mac and cheese? Bugs are super nutritious! Why don't we eat them? Viewers discover the history of entomophagy, that is, the practice of eating insects and spiders, by viewing a fascinating video that explores...
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Adding by Dividing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Cell-ute the cell! Examine how surface-to-volume ratio relates to cell size through hands-on exploration, observe cell division under the microscope, and collect data on the stages of cell division in an onion root tip. Learners pull it...
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Biology Reference Sheet

For Teachers 7th - 12th
First year life science or biology pupils will appreciate this all-inclusive reference page. It provides a diagram of both a plant and an animal cell, the metric system prefixes, classification levels, definitions for cell processes, the...
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All About Seeds!

For Students K - 2nd
How do fruits relate to flowers and seeds? Identify the seeds and their purpose with a coloring activity for kindergartners. Once they color the seeds of apples, bananas, and peas (among others), kids get hands-on experience with bean...
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GED Vocabulary: Life Science

For Students 9th - 12th
In this GED life science instructional activity, students complete a crossword puzzle given 8 clues about cell division, genetics, and the human body systems.
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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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You Can’t Sneeze On This Tissue

For Teachers 6th Standards
Take your class' understanding of cells to the next level... or levels! Demonstrate the levels of organization using a variety of engaging methods. The teacher's guide includes the materials you'll need to execute a flower dissection,...
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Plant Parts and their Function

For Teachers 3rd
Discover why plants are important to our world. View plant parts and categorize them as stems or buds. Students do a cut and paste of pictures of plants into correct categories.  Students also plant a carrot top,and record the growth and...
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Jello Cells

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a three dimensional model of a cell. In this cellular structure activity, students use gelatin, plastic bags, plastic containers, and fruit to construct a model of a cell. They compare the cells structures and stack them...
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Designing a Germination Experiment

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Students explore botany by participating in a seed experiment. In this plant nutrition lesson plan, students define several science experiment vocabulary terms like observation, treatment, and replicate. Students utilize soaked seeds in...
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Do We Have to Get Old and Die?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
They say nothing in life is guaranteed except death and taxes. But, are taxes the only one sure thing? Pupils ponder the possibility of eternal life with the ageless examples of the mole rat and jellyfish. The narrator discusses why our...
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17 - Cells

For Students 6th - 8th
The first of three pages in this handout provides a brief history of our understanding of the cell. It also differentiates between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The second is a collection of true and false, multiple choice, and short...
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Copycat Engineers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Young engineers learn about biomimicry, which uses nature to generate engineering ideas, in the fifth instructional activity of nine in a Life Science unit. Working in...
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Is Yeast Alive?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Through two investigations, life science learners determine whether or not yeast is alive. They perform tests for metabolism by providing sugar and observing if gas is produced as a byproduct. They incubate some of the sample for at...
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What's Cooking? Photosynthesis

For Students 5th - 9th
Who would expect to learn about photosynthesis during a cooking demonstration? That is exactly what happens when you view this film, one of the best photosynthesis videos you will find! Because the lesson is deliciously delivered through...
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Red Blood Cell Slide! Cholesterol and Your Body

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students compare their family's eating habits with USDA guidelines. In this life science lesson, students play the role of red blood cells traveling through the body's veins and arteries. They discuss ways to keep themselves healthy.
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Plant and Animal Cells - Are they Different?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students observe the similarities and differences between plant and animal cells. In this cell activity, students use microscopes to observe self prepared slides of animal and plant cells.