Morphology Teacher Resources

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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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Plant Observation and Morphology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use plant specimens to explore how to recognize differences in plant morphology and to develop a vocabulary to describe these differences. They brainstorm: What is a plant? What parts do plants have? What is a leaf? Students...
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Fish Morphology

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Life comes in all different shapes and sizes, and fish are no exception. Here, young scientists create fish prints as they learn how specific characteristics allow different species to survive in their particular habitats.
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Animal Behavior

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While a herd of cows are eating, they tend to all face the same direction. Viewers explore the world of animal behavior, looking at both morphology and physiology, with a video that focuses on the evolutionary history of learned...
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Cellular Cellebrities

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders, in groups, learn the morphology and function of organelles within plant and animal cells.
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Introduction to Pinning Insects

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are introduced to how to properly pin insects by reviewing insect morphology, insect orders and recognizing that the second and third thoracic segments contain large locomotor muscles that bind to the pin.
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A Tree of Life Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students solve a mystery of the identification of a unknown organism by comparing its morphological characteristics to those in a tree of life classification poster. They compare the observable characteristics of the specimen and...
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Impact Craters and Water on Mars

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students explore for water on Mars using impact crater morphology. During this lab, students: investigate how to use the equation writing and graphing capabilities in Microsoft Excel, then develop and apply an impact crater...
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Looking Closer at Stems

For Students 9th - 10th
In this looking closer at stems worksheet, students fill in the blanks. Students use various resources to answer questions about stem morphology and anatomy.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students complete activities for the autobiography of Maya Angelou. In this autobiography lesson, students write a journal entry about their life and discuss the morphology of the word autobiography. Students use active reading...
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English Words from Greek and Roman Names of Gods

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Hydra/hygiene, Muse/music.  Many English words are built on roots derived from the names of Greek and Roman gods. After examining a list of Greek and Roman gods and the meaning of their names, class members find the root in a list of...
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Root Words from Greek and Roman Gods' Names

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Prepare a stack of index cards with a Greek or Roman god's name on one side and their description on the other. Then, use the worksheet attached to brainstorm as many words that contain the root from each card. Pupils also create their...
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Fish Morphology

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students identify the various parts of a fish. They describe the concept of fish morphology and relate shape, form and structure of a fish's parts to function.
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Fish Anatomy

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify and interpret the internal anatomy of the fish. They also identify and define vocabulary for anatomical parts and anatomical functions and forms. Finally, students identify and interpret the differences in fish...
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Root Word and Affix Instruction

For Teachers Higher Ed
Teaching root words and affixes is a great way to build the vocabulary of your students. Designed for a set of teachers (or student teachers), this presentation discusses the basic method of CSSD and provides a list of resources to...
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Animal Life Histories Derived From Morphology

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students learn the mechanisms of natural selection by deducing information from the physical appearance of the animal.
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Introduction To Floral Morphology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a model of the four basic whorls of flowers using a water bottle, construction paper and Q-tips. They then examine fresh flower specimens to see how the basic structure can vary in different species of flowering plants.
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Coma Cluster of Galaxies

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists classify everything from the smallest cells to the largest galaxies, but how do they decide on a classification system? Scholars use 40 pictures of galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope to sort and try creating their...
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The Effect of Natural Selection on Genes, Traits and Individuals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Rotating through five stations, evolutionary biologists explore the question of how changes in DNA facilitate the changes in a population over time. High-quality, colorful cards of animals, skeletons, skulls, and DNA sequences can all be...
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Salmon in the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers list the salmon life cycle stages in order. They draw a stream with the vegetation, animals, and water quality parameters that are necessary for salmon survival. Students explain the connection between animal morphology...
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Phylogenetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars explore revolutionary relationships among organisms through phylogenetics. Using cladograms, or an evolutionary tree, the narrator shows viewers how organisms are created through morphological (analysis of number of heart...
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Sorting Seashells

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists use morphological, physiological, and molecular information to continually revise organism classification. Scholars observe and learn about 20 shells. Then, they work to sort and classify the shells, building a taxonomy based...
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Whale Form and Function

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify similarities and differences in specializations of morphology among a variety of cetaceans and approximate the reasons for these specializations.
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PLANT IMAGERY

For Teachers K - 12th
Students study morphological terminology. One student is blind-folded while the other describes a nearby plant. Once the blindfold is removed, the partner tries to find the plant that was described. They share their experience...

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