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Defining Gravity Video
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Chemistry with a Conscience

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Green chemistry and sustainability are the focus of a unit module that asks young scientists to use the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry to assess how green a product’s chemicals, reactions, or processes are. Class members engage in...
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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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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 Life

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Mini-marine biologists use Scholastic Explorers website to learn about declining numbers of leatherback sea turtles and dusky dolphins. They fill out a K-W-L chart and observation journal worksheet, which are both provided in the lesson...
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Invertebrates

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Crabs and lobsters ... yum! The 18th installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program focuses on invertebrate marine life. After the lecture slideshow, learners conduct an activity to sample...
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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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The Origin of Life - Scientific Evidence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Guess where the oldest rocks on Earth are found? And what do these rocks reveal about the age of the earth?   Viewers of this short video analyze the age of the earth and explore the origin of life through geologic, chemical, and...
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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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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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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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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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A Lesson in Biodiversity: Making Comparisons Between Defensive Mechanisms Utilized by Marine Organisms

For Teachers 5th - 8th
If your upper elementary or middle school marine biology learners are going to visit an aquarium, then here is a field trip activity guide for you. It is written specifically for The Maritime Aquarium, but the idea can be adapted to any...
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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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Secret of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore how DNA, genes, and proteins are tied together to make life. Scholars learn about the central dogma, connecting DNA, which is inherited, to RNA and then to proteins, all which make the diversity of life today. 
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Life Requires Free Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Free energy, get your free energy here! Learners see that all organisms require free energy, which comes from the sun. The lesson explains the first two laws of thermodynamics and then analyzes metabolism, via glycolysis, on a very...
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Long Island Beach Life

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Have your class learn about marine life through this resource. This comprehensive lesson has learners discuss marine life, learn key vocabulary, discuss environmental concerns, and play games related to migration and predator/prey...
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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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General Biology II: Survey of Molecular Life and Genetics (Mt. Hood Community College Biology 102)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
What could be more real life than a biology course? Mt. Hood Community College offers a complete biology textbook with an emphasis on genetics. Topics range from DNA replication to biotechnology and inheritance patterns.
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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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An Inquiry into Alcoholic Fermentation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce life science students 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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Coloring the Life Cycle of Fruits and Vegetables

For Teachers Pre-K
Students investigate how fruits and vegetables change and grow.  In this life cycle of fruits and vegetables lesson, students observe the changes in fruits and vegetables as they grow and record the colors on a worksheet.
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Hierarchy of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The leader of the biology gang is known as the nucleus. In the video, learners see the different levels of the hierarchy of life. Scholars explore each level, listening to descriptions and seeing examples of each one. It is the second...
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Water and Life

For Students 9th - 12th
Learn about the wonders of water and why it is required for life. The resource contains a simulation to see how the molecules interact as a medium for metabolism. 
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Essential Characteristics of Life are Conserved

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Humans' entire DNA sequence would fill two hundred 1,000-page telephone books. In the video, the instructor discusses the essential characteristics of all life - genetic code, the central dogma, and shared metabolic pathways. Scholars...
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The Treatment of Oil Spills—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
When oil spills happen, how is the oil cleaned up? Pupils of polymer science discover an amazing substance that turns oil into a solid during a microscale experiment. Individuals observe oil or paraffin before and after addition of the...
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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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What Makes Flatulence

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Have you ever wanted to use a whoopie cushion during a middle school class? If so, then this is the lesson for you! Pupils conduct an experiment to observe the build-up of gases as food breaks down. While recognizing the role of giggling...
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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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Marine Biology Field Trips

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students visit a Marine Biology study area 2-3 times and write a report after the last visit. They participate in the Marine Biology field trips working with lab partners. They complete data sheets to write their primitive environmental...
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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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Life Cycles: Teeth Tell A Story

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Scholars take part in a guided-inquiry based lesson 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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Pond Scum: Investigating Microorganisms

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Sometimes things can be hidden in plain sight. Assist your young biologists as they explore the hidden lives of microorganisms surviving in water. Pupils bring samples of water to class and view these under the microscope to witness the...
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Introduction to Scientific Inquiry

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Every great scientist knows that the process of inquiry is a very important skill. Provide your learners with visual impairments with an opportunity to explore objects scientifically. They examine several pieces of fruit and generate...
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Life of a Butterfly

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Reading about the life of a butterfly is great, but reenacting the life of a butterfly is even better! After reading and discussing the stages in the butterfly life cycle, the class teams up to run a life cycle relay race. Each team...
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Metamorphosis

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Looking for an insect unit that addresses multiple skill strategies? Young entomologists explore multiple life cycles of insects that go through metamorphosis. The brainteasers and mobile activity spark learner interest before guiding...
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Seafood and Human Health

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Whether your young biologists realize it or not, humans play a significant role in marine ecosystems. To help them understand this fact children first create graphical representations that show homo sapiens' place in marine food chains,...
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Abiogenesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars explore how life on Earth formed more than 3.8 billion years ago through natural processes, from monomers to more complex organisms such as cells and then life. Viewers see the Miller-Urey experiment and how it supports this...
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LS3B - Variation of Traits

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Make sure your unit on trait variation causes a sensation! Take an in-depth look at standard LS3B, an important component of the Next Generation Science Standards. The narrator discusses methods of delivering the standard to younger...
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Soar with Bats: A Science Explorations Activity | Scholastic.com

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
This easy-to-navigate interactive lesson of bats includes activities, research, and informational text that captures the audience. Perfect for engaging young minds during the fall months.  
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Out of this World: Inquiry-Based Teaching

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Connect classroom learning with real-life experiences by using photographs and data taken by the Mars Pathfinder.
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Designing a Real Life Ecosystem!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research abiotic and biotic factors concerning the concept of an ecosystem. Record and analyze data collected. Write a lab report in proper and scientific format with thinking and analytical skills. Work as a cooperative team.
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Marine Animal Husbandry and Training

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Step into the role of a zoo director with several activities about animal training and running a zoo. Kids calculate the amount of food each animal needs, design a habitat for penguins, decide how to breed bottlenose dolphins, and train...
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Manduca sexta: Caterpillar Dissection

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Caterpillars have an amazing, yet tough job to perform in their short lives — eat much, avoid predators, and try not to let all those comments about being the unattractive stage of the life cycle get to them. How do they handle it all?...
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Classification of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach is one way to remember the classification system in order. In the video, scholars learn the classification system for all organisms on Earth. They listen to a brief history of taxonomy, see how...
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The Life Cycle of the Mealworm

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders provide a habitat for live mealworms and observe their life cycle. In this animal life cycle and scientific inquiry lesson, 4th graders create a habitat for a live mealworm and observe and record related data as it grows....
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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
High schoolers examine how the school food program compares to the food pyramid recommendations. In this food pyramid lesson, students compile data regarding the food choices available in the school through the lunch program and vending...
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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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Forced to Learn

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Physics is phun and this inquiry lesson phull of phacts! With a set of materials, scholars must design their own experiments to better understand Newton's Laws of Motion. Pupils visualize the direct relationships between force, mass, and...
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Not all Scientific Studies are Created Equal

For Students 8th - 12th
Sample size and controls are features of the scientific inquiry process that are discussed in this quick-paced quip. A comparison is made between randomized clinical trials and epidemiological studies. Terms such as placebo, cohort,...
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ETS1A - Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problem

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Explore the meaning of an engineering problem-solving process. By defining specific world problems, the narrator emphasizes the importance of engineering in our world. He outlines the engineering process and connects the information to a...
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Reflections on Light

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made; if you want a different result, make a different choice. The core lesson allows young scientists to infer the law of reflection by experimenting with light and mirrors....
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Creating and Testing Silver-Nanoparticle Socks

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Antibacterial socks are a product of nanotechnology. An inquiry-based instructional activity asks collaborative groups to create their own antibacterial socks and then test them against other products on the market. The sock with the...
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How Can a Dam Affect a River? Activity A

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Written for Washington state students in life science, this lesson provides an opportunity to examine the residents of local freshwater habitats. You or the class collects a water sample, and learners try to examine what organisms live...
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Science As Inquiry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice problem solving through the inquiry approach. They are divided into small groups and given various problems to folve regarding the germination of radish seeds.
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Life on the Hardbottom

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students find similarities and differences between a biotrope habitat and an ecosystem.  In this hardbottom biotrope lesson, students research and respond to inquiry questions about a biotrope.  Students identify three biotropes in the...
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Independent Plant Growth Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This is an awesome lesson filled with tons of engaging learning activities. Over a period of weeks learners will make observations, collect plant and analyze plant data, read and review agricultural articles, design and conduct an...
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Biological Oceanographic Investigations – Call to Arms

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
How many simple machines does it take to make a robotic arm? An inquiry-based lesson explores that topic and challenges pupils to build a robotic arm that can stretch, turn, and more. A few questions help guide them in the right...
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Using Inquiry Skills

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the scientific method by identifying the skills needed to succeed in science. In this scientific inquiry lesson, 6th graders define the terms predicting, observing, inferring and others in order to discover the...
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Yeast Guided Inquiry Science Experiment

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the six properties of yeast. For this inquiry science lesson plan, students experiment with yeast by testing its interactions with other materials and making observations. 
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Inquiry: You are an earthworm

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders work in groups to create questions an earthworm might ask about its life.  In this earthworm instructional activity, 6th graders examine earthworms and their function as soil conservationists. Students become familiar with...
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Marine Environmental Geology

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students take this course as an introduction to the aspects of marine geology and oceanography that affect the environment and marine resources. Topics include estuarine oceanography and sediments, eutrophication of coastal waters,...
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Marine Birds

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars research the evolutionary adaptations of marine birds and how these unique characteristics play into basic survival. They consider whether protecting the habitat of aquatic birds is as important as saving a better-known...
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Quality of life for kids

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the meaning of quality of life. Also, the need to prioritize means that government spending decisions are political, with winners and losers. Discussion platforms are on the six dimensions to a child's well-being:...
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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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The Effect of Electricity on Human Life

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students study the impact of invention of electricity on human life.  In this culture development lesson focused towards special education, students consider the effects that electricity has had on our daily lifestyle.  Students consider...
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Science All Around Us

For Teachers K
Students emphasize the real-world connections of science and how science is used throughout the natural world. The instructional strategies used in this lesson will give students learning opportunities to observe and explore a...
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Investigate Pine Creek!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students are invited to become detectives in this Web-Integrated Science Environment (WISE) as they explore a local creek, its environment and ongoing status. Students participate in field trips, acquisition of data through water testing...
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Antibiotics: Will They Work?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils examine why antibiotics are important in everyday life. They examine the decisions that people make and how these decisions can artificially speed up natural selection in bacteria that cause infections such as group A...
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Genetically Modified Foods in Perspective

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students research the concept of genetically modified foods. The purpose of the research is to increase science content knowledge and comprehension of the controversy surrounding the subject.
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Osmosis and Diffusion Lab: Honey I Blew Up the Bear

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Beginning biologists explore passive transport through two demonstrations and a hands-on inquiry. Spray air freshener from one spot in the classroom and have class members raise their hands as the scent reaches them. Also, place a teabag...
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Aquatic Science

For Teachers 7th - 8th
What a terrific way to explore the pond habitat! Learners discuss the animal and plant life found in the Long Island area. They also discuss vocabulary terms, identify pollution concerns, and resource conservation.
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Components of Soil and Water Retention

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What type of soil holds in moisture the best? Find out with a guided-inquiry based lesson in which scholars investigate three types of soil—sand, clay, and silt—and the ability of each to retain waiter for plant growth. Learners graph...
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Skull Science

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
What can your class learn from a skull? With proper facilitation, they can learn about diet, physical adaptations, special differences, and even the environment. Pupils will examine a series of mammal skulls and pelts to help them...
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Eukaryotic Cells: The Factories of Life

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Eukaryotes include humans, animals, and plants. Scholars learn about the parts of eukaryotic cells. They design models of a store and match the correct function of each part to the function of a part of the cell. They review their...
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Investigating the Atmosphere - Air Takes Up Space

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
How do you know there is air? Can you see it, smell it, feel it? To begin the investigation, learners watch a video and discuss what they know about air and the atmosphere. Then, they participate in five different hands-on, inquiry-based...
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Chapter 1 Guided Notes: The Science of Biology

For Students 9th - 12th
Specifically designed as a textbook reading guide, this worksheet may not apply to your biology course. It asks participants to list characteristics of life and the hierarchical organization levels. It vaguely deals with scientific...
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Artificial Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Give young biologists a firsthand look at the process of evolution with this engaging student-centered science investigation. Taking advantage of the rapid life cycle of the Wisconsin Fast Plant, this experiment involves students growing...
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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

For Teachers K - 1st
Students examine the life of a butterfly. In this butterfly life cycle lesson plan, students read literature regarding the topic and compare the stages of the life of butterflies to those of human beings.
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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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Janet Fish And Her Stunning Still-Lifes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify artist Janet Fish and define the terms still-life and realistic. They draw three dimensional cylinders and create a water colored still-life modeled after the work of Janet Fish.
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How Life on Earth Began

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate the concept of evolution and how it was a mechanism for the foundation of life on Earth. They conduct research and attempt to make cognitive connections with the evidence to agree with the presupposition of...
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Kirigami: The Ancient Art of Paper Cutting

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars perform inquiry into the ancient art of Kirigami. The research provides a context for the lesson and how it is related to History. Students also appreciate the art for the sake of its contribution to culture.
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States Of Matter

For Teachers 4th
Delv into the states of Matter. Students engage in the scientific inquiry process to uncover the exciting world of Matter. They watch a series of videos, and conduct experiments in order to collect and analyze data on the various state...
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Decomposers Get Energy From Dead Things

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When life gives you mold, make penicillin. Scholars design an inquiry experiment to determine what causes rotting and mold growth. It also covers decomposers and the important role they play for other living things. 
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Changing Planet: Permafrost Gas Leak

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pair earth scientists up to use an amazing online arctic portal mapping tool and Google Earth to analyze permafrost changes. They compare changes to data on atmospheric concentrations of methane to see if there is a correlation. Then...
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Changing Planet: Rising Ocean Temperatures - Rising Sea Levels

For Teachers 5th - 9th
As an anticipatory set, young environmental technicians watch a video about how ocean temperatures seem to be changing along with the global climate. They perform a laboratory demonstration with the purpose of observing what happens to...
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In"spore"ational Mushroom Prints

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Get to the grocery store and pick up a pound of mushrooms, because your class is going to make prints with mushroom spores. The lesson starts with a discussion on the parts, life cycle, and evidence that let scientists know that a...
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Rocking the Cycle!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Time to rock out! Discover the "life" cycle of the average rock using an illustrative stations lab and stimulating pairs game. Roll the dice to determine your fate: will it be melting in magma or chilling out to form igneous rock? The...
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Differentiating Cells

For Teachers 7th Standards
Feeling confined by your current cell-teaching strategies? Try an interactive inquiry-based plan! Young cellular biologists explore the different types of cells, plus their structures and functions in a hands-on computer modeling...
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Your Environment, Your Health: Chemicals in Your Home

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many people know about chemical pollution, but are all chemicals bad? The third unit in a series of six addresses chemicals common in everyday life. Scholars learn about the chemicals found in their own homes, chemical safety, and...
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The Last Supper: Identifying Macromolecules

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do medical examiners always state the contents of a person's stomach? Scholars learn about the importance of macromolecules through a case study of stomach contents. They perform multiple tests to determine a conclusion before they...
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Project X-35

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you want to have your space science superstars build and test rockets, NASA has crafted a comprehensive guide for you! In collaborative groups, high schoolers construct soda bottle rockets and apply Newton's laws of motion. Everything...
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Density (Solids)

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Elementary and middle school physical science learners explore density in a hands-on lesson. They measure the mass and calculate the volume of different metal and wood blocks. From these two values, they compute the density for each....
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Wind Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What a wonderful way to explore wind power! Through this instructional activity, learners get a background in the history of wind power, create their own wind turbine, and the test their designs. This is a terrific way to tie scientific...
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Environmental Matter Exchange

For Students 9th - 12th
Why did carbon marry hydrogen? They bonded well from the minute they met. Here is a video that focuses on the essential chemicals for life: water, carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus. It relates each of these to macromolecules and the way...
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Cloud Viewer and Sky Viewer

For Teachers K - 8th
Examine the different cloud types and the colors of the sky with these printable tools. Both have a cut-out window in the center, surrounded by images of clouds or shades of pink, blue, and gray to compare to. When studying weather, the...
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Cellular Variation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Variety truly is the spice of life. A video explores how plants have both chlorophyll a and b and the benefits of possessing both, how varying molecules allows for winter wheat, how possessing the heterozygous combination of sickle-cell...
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Plants

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Use a biology video to focus on four main groups of plants: bryophytes, ferns, gymnosperms, and anglosperms. It explains the parts of plants, life cyles, evolution of plants, and even touches upon sporophyte and gametophyte. 
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The Greenhouse Effect

For Students 9th - 12th
How do we know global warming isn't just mother nature having hot flashes? The video describes the greenhouse effect and how it is necessary to life on this planet. Then it explains greenhouse gases and how increasing them can lead to...
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Bitterroot Adaptations and Salish Traditions

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders conduct an inquiry to explain how plant life cycles are different.  In this plant life cycles lesson, 4th graders study the bitterroot, its unusual adaptations, and what the Salish people learned about the plant. Students...
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Meet the Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Take your class of youngsters on a prehistoric adventure with this four-lesson series on dinosaurs. Accompanying the Meet the Dinosaurs books by Don Lessem, these lessons engage children in writing their own dinosaur books, making...
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Intro to Scientific Notation

For Students 8th Standards
It's easy for large numbers and small numbers get lost in translation. Teach scholars to speak the language by showing them how scientific notation makes these numbers more manageable. Using real-life examples, an inquiry-based lesson...
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Columbus Travel Agency

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research about their chosen ecosystem. In this life science lesson, 8th graders play the role of travel agents and create a travel brochure. They share this in class.
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Life Science- Useful Waste

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the topic of waste and recycling. For this useful waste lesson, 4th graders classify objects and sort them into most usable and least usable categories. Students complete an activity sheet and have a discussion on...
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Teaching about the Effect of pH on Aquatic Organisms

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students perform experiments to determine the PH, acidity, and buffering qualities of a lake that make them sensitive to acid deposition.
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Tree of Life

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students study genetics and evolution. They evaluate a group of organisms and estimate their genetic relatedness. Then they use an online program to check the accuracy of their estimations and make a branching phylogenetic tree which...
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Food & Science - How Healthy is Your Diet?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners experiment with various foods to determine fat and starch content. They rub jam, peanut butter, bananas, and other foods in a small circle on a piece of paper, and observe the results. If there is a high fat content in the...
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The Ins and Outs of Photosynthesis

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The most important chemical process on Earth is photosynthesis. Scholars explore the changes in the gases in our atmosphere as life on Earth developed. They create a model of photosynthesis and consider simple questions.
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Endangered Species

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Study different endangered species with several activities that incorporate math, science, language arts, and research strategies. A great addition to your lesson on conservation or Earth Day.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K
Here is a good lesson on butterflies and caterpillars. After listening to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, young learners put cards that depict the life cycle of a butterfly in the correct order. There are some good ideas for center...
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Snakes in the Everglades

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Burmese python is on the loose ... and he's hungry! Illustrate the differences between causative and correlative relationships through an inquiry lesson. Pupils examine several sources of information to determine if there is a...
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The Birds of a Feather Flock Together

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify all parts of an egg, and explore their importance to the life cycle of a chicken. Learners compare all sorts of birds and place them in categories based on what they look like. This five-day lesson effectively...
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Polymers and Products from Petroleum

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Over four sessions, learners survey the production and use of polymers and petroleum products. First, they participate in a kinesthetic activity to demonstrate how polymers act, and review a list of common products made from polymers....
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Fish and zooplankton habitat through remote sensing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are exposed to the variety of ways in which scientist use remote sensing and it used in everyday life. They investigate about zooplankton and fish. Students list the two important groups of organisms in both aquatic and...
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Feelin' Buggy

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Feelin' buggy? Your young learners will be after this awesome inquiry-based interdisciplinary instructional activity. Your class will explore insects while also practicing descriptive writing as they compare and contrast the sight,...
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Anchialine Cave Species

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Ever heard of a stygofauna or a stygobite? How about an anchialine cave? Set your young biologists on a quest to find information about organisms that live in and have adapted to life in caves located near the water. Class members then...
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Animal Monitoring Introduction

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Not only do mealworms taste great, they are also great for classroom science lessons. In pairs, young scientists observe and record what they see as they check out what their mealworms are doing from minute to minute. Each minute...
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Call to Arms: Robotic Analogues for Human Structures

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Investigate deep sea discovery through the emerging technology being built.  In this physical science lesson, students analyze the different types of motion available in the human arm.  Students research educational websites discussing...
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How Technology Can Make My Life Easier When

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just how does this all correlate? Building upon the knowledge of associations, the lesson introduces the correlation coefficient, R, to the class. Teams of pupils collect two measurements and graph them on a scatter plot. They estimate...
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Hot! Hot! Hot!

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Calories are not tiny creatures that sew your clothes tighter every night, but what are they? A science lesson, presented at multiple levels, has learners experiment with heat, heat transfer, and graph the function over time. It also...
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PS4C - Information Technologies and Instrumentation

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
It's time to get technical! Technical doesn't have to be tricky, though—even in the lower grades. A short video discussing standard PS4C, Information Technologies and Instrumentation, leads you through the surprisingly simple side of...
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Liquids - Clearly Unique

For Students K - 5th
New ReviewBring chemistry to life for scholars as they perform two tests to examine the unique properties of three liquids. Classroom investigators make observations, develop basic lab skills, and follow step-by-step instructions to compare water,...
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Living Light

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explain bioluminescence. In this life science lesson, students discuss bioluminescence and conjure examples of organisms that carry this trait and how it is useful in their environment.
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Apply Scienctific Inquiry and Scientific Habits Of Mind

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars describe science experience with appropriate attributes, units, and tools. They formulate inquiry question associated with the science experiences and curricular concepts from observations through class brainstorming....
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Apply Scientific Inquiry and Scientific Habits of Mind

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review the components of the scientific inquiry method. In groups, they develop hypothesis on a variety of different topics and design an investigation or experiment to test it. They share their conclusions with the class and...
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Adding Creativity to Science Inquiry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate friction by manipulating some of the variables affecting it. For this inquiry lesson, students design their own experiment. They create a video about it and share it to class.
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Science: Entomology in Action

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars discover how coroners use insect life cycles to estimate the time of death in cases. they describe how forensic entomologists combine environmental factors with insect life cycles to note the changes. Students examine an...
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A Rainbow Under the Sea: How do Animals Survive in the Ocean?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read books, watch videos, complete worksheets and participate in class discussions about ocean animals. They, in groups, design PowerPoint presentations on selected marine animals.
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Aquatic Life

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Students explore aquatic life. In this science lesson, students visit an aquatic ecosystem and collect animals found there. Students create a food chain for the aquatic ecosystem.
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??Data Gathering in the Field??

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students demonstrate that they understand basic operations and concpets, students further use technology to enhance learning, increase productivity and and promote their creativity. Students gain an understanding of the world through...
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Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves 2009: Out of Darkness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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Molecules to the Max!—Educators Resource Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
From molecules to nanotubes, an engaging unit explores the world of tiny science. Fifteen hands-on experiments and lessons engage young scientists as they learn chemistry. Discussions, worksheets, and data analysis reinforce the concepts...
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Electrical Engineers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Explore the relationship between electricity and magnetism with this fun science investigation. Working in small groups, young scientists attach magnets to toy cars and race them down ramps through coils of wire in order to measure the...
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The Ups and Downs of Populations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Life has its ups and downs ... especially if you're an animal! Biology scholars engage in a population study through an inquiry-based lesson. Pupils work together to explore the factors that affect deer populations, then examine the...
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As a Matter of Fact

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Elementary-aged scientists discover that all matter has mass. They are shown the difference between mass and weight, and learn how to calculate mass using the appropriate tools and methods. The scientific method is used while estimating...
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Let's Investigate Mars

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Take your science class on a hypothetical field trip to Mars with an engaging astronomy lesson. After first learning about NASA's Mars rover missions, young scientists plan their own scientific investigations of Earth's nearest neighbor.
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How Much Heat Can a Phase Change Produce?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars learn about heat release in phase changes. They perform calculations as they compare and contrast a science fiction passage and a home heating application.
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Epidemics: Modelling with Mathematics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Black Death epidemic is responsible for more than one million deaths in the United Kingdom. An inquiry-based activity has young scholars explore the rate of disease spread. They then analyze graphs showing data from epidemics such as...
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The Wingra Marsh: A Purple Population Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars engage students in an ecological inquiry. They author a presentation to the Grounds Management Committee of their school giving their recommendation for the control of the invasive species purple loosestrife (Lythrum...
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Changing Planet: Ocean Acidification - the Chemistry is Less than Basic!

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A video and laboratory investigation are highlights to this lesson on acidification of ocean water due to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide. Using bromothymol blue (BTB) as an indicator, pupils analyze the amount of carbon dioxide...
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Innovation for Good

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Many historical innovations were created for the common good. Get your students ready for life as a critical thinker with this lesson which defines the differences between innovation and invention. They will conduct Internet research,...
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Galileo and the Inevitability of Ideas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research Galileo's work and contributions to science. They make a timeline of Galileo's life, discuss the historical context for his book "Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems" and examine his trial by the Inquisition for...
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Changing Planet: Fading Corals

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Show the six-minute video, "Changing Planet: Fading Corals," and then demonstrate how calcium carbonate forms a precipitate in the presence of carbon dioxide. Separate your scientists into small groups to gather information about coral...
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General Biology I: Survey of Cellular Biology (Mt Hood Community College Biology 101)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
From the scientific method to the function of a cell, the eBook has it all. A useful resource provides a free biology textbook with a focus on context. The text begins with an overview of the process of scientific inquiry and biology...
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Explore the Roaring Twenties with l Lecture, r Research, and Role-play

For Teachers 6th - 8th
To grasp what life was like in the 1920's, middle schoolers research and role-play. Intended as a follow-up activity to a lecture on the 1920's, learners will journal, view a PowerPoint, role-play, and reflect on what they've learned....
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The Water Cycle

For Teachers 5th
An inventive and interesting lesson on the water cycle (and other cycles associated with it), is here for you. After doing a well-designed hands-on inquiry in class, learners also identify organisms and processes that are involved in the...
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How Do We Clean Polluted Water?

For Teachers 8th
How do we clean up oil spills and other pollutants in the water? Explore water treatment strategies with a set of environmental science experiments. Groups remove oil from water, work with wastewater treatment, and perform a water...
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A Time for All Seasons - Spring

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this fun primary grade science unit. Engaging young scientists with a variety of hands-on activities and inquiry-based investigations, these lessons are a great way to teach children about seasonal...
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Ideasthesia: How Do Ideas Feel?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When our senses provide data to the brain, does the brain translate those senses simultaneously or only after they are transmitted? Ponder this interesting inquiry with another fantastic TED video, and consider whether our cross-sensory...
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Lipids

For Students 9th - 12th
An informative video goes in depth about lipids, or fats. It describes the importance of cell membranes and hydrocarbon tails that contain the energy available for life. It also explains the construction of phospholipids and cholesterol. 
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Water - A Polar Molecule

For Students 9th - 12th
Details why the polarity of water is so important to life with a video that explains how polarity impacts cohesion, adhesion, capillary action, high specific heat, and solvents.
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What is Time?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Does it ever seem like time is slipping through your fingers? Model the passing of time with an hourglass activity in which individuals determine whether hourglasses are the most efficient way to measure time.
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LP 6--8: Xenopus laevis (frog) Development for a 7th Grade Audience

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders view lab stations with Xenopus at different stages of development. They identify the life stage of the sample, as well as the previous and next stages. Students must explain their reason for selecting the specific stage.
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Boat Building

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discover buoyancy by creating model boats.  In this water science instructional activity, students discover the physical properties of water and how floating is possible with large ships by building model boats from recycled...
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Structure and Function of Cells, Organs and Organ Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The function of a cell determines the shape and structure of the cell. An inquiry-based activity explores the different functions and shapes of cells. They make connections between these two characteristics and develop conclusions about...
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The Transfer of Energy 1: Thermochemistry

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Budding chemists achieve a basic understanding of the role of heat in chemical reactions. An online worksheet gives learners instructions and questions to answer as they investigate the Chem4Kids website and perform a hands-on lab...
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DNA and RNA - Part 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the history of DNA through Griffith, Avery, and Watson and Crick. The narrator of a science video briefly covers how DNA is organized in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. 
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Adenosine Triphosphate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In this second video, viewers learn the structure of ATP, then watch how our bodies use ATP to provide us with the energy we need at the cellular level. At the end, they learn how all organisms in life, even from the beginning of time,...
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Bioenergetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Life requires energy, for without it, you will die! Learners watch a video to see how organisms use free energy, gain knowledge about Gibbs free energy, and observe how free energy plays a role in both photosynthesis and cellular...
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Endosymbiosis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If life on Earth began as a prokaryote, how did eukaryotic cells arise? Learners explore the history of endosymbiosis from Dr. Lynn Margulis' first writings, which were not widely received to the evidence of mitochondrial DNA. They then...
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Bacteria

For Students 9th - 12th
Is the other side of bacteria called fronteria? Introduce bacteria with a video that covers where it fits on the tree of life, the structure and functions of each part, the shapes and metabolism for various types of bacteria,...
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Epigenetics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Epigenetic changes, caused by environmental factors, can be passed down several generations, meaning choosing to smoke can affect the life expectancy of your children and their children. Scholars explore epigenetics, learning that the...
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Fibers, Dyes, and the Environment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Nanofibers can be made through electrospinning or force spinning in order to reduce the negative impact on the environment. Pupils study the role of fibers and dye on the environment through a series of five hands-on activities. Then,...
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Birds by Inquiry

For Teachers K
Students make observations of bird pictures to note the similarities and differences in one animal group. They note especially the beaks, feet, wings and feathers of different types of birds. The life cycle of birds is explored.
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Breathing is Essential to Life

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners explore the job of the lungs. In this Human Body lesson plan, students participate in five activities in order to develop a better understanding of the lungs. Each of the activities relates to how the lungs help us breathe and...
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A Spider's Life Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students, after learning about the spider life cycle, make a poster that illustrates the life cycle of the spider.
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My Life As A Tree

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners identify and explain the significance of a tree's annual rings, recognize and define the importance of the bark, cambium, and the heartwood of a tree and create a model of their own "life as a tree."
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Life Cycle of the Butterfly

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate the stages in the life cycle of the butterfly. They create a picture using Kid Pix tools. They give a description of the picture that they have created.
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Life in the Woodlands

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders compare the activities of Ohio's common animals (e.g., squirrels, chipmunks, deer, butterflies, bees, ants, bats and frogs) during the different seasons by describing changes in their behaviors and body covering.
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Wetland Life

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate how wetlands function and study plants and animals found in that Ohio environment. They construct a wetland model to observe how the wetlands filter and clean the water.
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English Exercises: The Significance of Science in Society

For Students 8th
In this significance of science in society worksheet, 8th graders read 3 paragraphs, then interactively answer 9 comprehension and grammar questions, with immediate online feedback; video at the beginning is not longer available, but the...
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Harvesting the Commons

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Carrying capacity and sustainability. To understand the importance of these factors in planning resource management strategies, class members engage in a series of activities that focus on the fishing industry.
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The Amazing Caterpillar

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars listen to the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and investigate the life cycle of a butterfly using live butterfly kits, information provided from the internet, and teacher-created activities.
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All About Butterflies

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore the life cycle of the butterfly. In this life cycles lesson, students use the Internet to learn about the butterfly life cycle and create a butterfly model. Learners use Kidspiration software to illustrate the stages of...
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Ocean Module

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the ocean. In this science activity, 5th graders participate in a variety of activities in which they explore the ocean biome.

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