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Learners research how sexual selection plays a role in driving evolution. They experiment how variation exists within not just obvious physical traits, but metabolically and behaviorally. They write a letter describing a problem, and a response explaining the reason for the problem.
Around 14,000 years ago, the ice age melted. What did humans do in response? They settled down and began to farm their food. Visit the Fertile Crescent and beyond through animation and narrated explanations. Viewers learn about the birth of agriculture and cities, and the exponential population growth that occurred as a result. This video is not only a supportive addition to your biology lesson, but suitable to a middle school survey of world history.
Using maps, images, websites, and handouts, learners will work to understand the nature of human migrations. They'll compare and contrast human migration from the past to the present, identify causes for migration, and trace migration routes on the map. After a group discussion, the class applies what they've learned as they explore the Genographic Project, a study that traces human migration through the genetic clues and markers left behind. Fascinating stuff!
High schoolers explore the process of decomposition and draw conclusions about the important role decomposers play in the flow of energy. They complete diagrams of the energy flow by adding decomposers and explain how decomposers get their energy. Students explain why decomposers are important to other living things.
Students investigate the factors affecting population growth. In this biology activity, students collect data from the lab and graph them. They estimate population size using a mathematical formula.
Learners identify the different biogeochemical cycles on Earth. In this biology lesson, students observe microbes under a microscope. They compare and contrast respiration and photosynthesis.
Students complete a unit on fossils. They read and discuss informational handouts, define key vocabulary terms, answer discussion questions, create a geologic timeline and a timeline of their own life, analyze bones, and create a fossil cast.
Fourth graders identify the different habitats found in the seven regions of the United States. In this ecology lesson, 4th graders write an essay about how humans affect the ecosystem and vice versa. They discuss how changes on one ecosystem has domino effect on others.
Young scholars consider the cultural, historical, and social implications of domesticating animals as pets. They create informative posters of various animals, illustrating their histories as pets.
Eighth graders identify the basic elements of an ecosystem and their individual roles. In this life science lesson, 8th graders conduct a scavenger hunt in their local ecosystem. They collect evidence and explain how each component is interconnected with each other.
What a great way to discuss the rainforest! Learners discuss the importance of adaptation in the environment and how it is linked to survival. They use critical thinking and inference skills to place animals and insects in the different strata of the rainforest based on diet, body modification, and prior knowledge.
Learners take a "trip" to Africa. For this Africa lesson, students watch a National Geographic video on animals from Africa. They pick an animal to research, create a poster about, and make a field guide. 
Second graders explore biology by researching animal characteristics. In this adaptation activity, 2nd graders identify the history of several animals and research the changes that have occurred to their anatomy over thousands of years. Students complete K-W-L worksheets based on their research and complete several mini lessons over 10 days.
Students analyze data taken from proteomic experiments. In this biology lesson, students explain the importance of bioinformatics tools in the study of proteins. They evaluate scientific results using math and computer software.
The Khan Academy displays an animated and narrated clip about human prehistory and the relationships between us and our ancestors. The formal narration is balanced by the hand-drawn animation, making an attraction that is sure to hold the attention of your biology pupils. The content specifically targets human prehistory prior to the movement of prehumans out of eastern Africa.
Tenth graders explore the different health risks associated with human papillomavirus. In this health science lesson, 10th graders identify different ways to prevent viral and bacterial infection. They research and develop an awareness workshop for their friends and families.
Students conduct three different hands-on experiments that demonstrate some of the threats to marine ecosystems. They discuss their findings with the class and ways to combat the problems.
Learners explore the senses of different animals. In this biology lesson plan students will study the animals selected for their grades. The learners will learn about the brain and how the senses of that animal have developed.
Students explore how different species thrive.  In this speciation lesson students research and complete a lab activity.
Students explore and define methane hydrates and describe ways that it can impact their own lives.  In this methane hydrate instructional activity students create a molecular model and research methane hydrate.