Biology Teacher Resources
Bring learning to life with this diverse array of teacher resources. Grow your learners' intruige as they disect all that lives within and around them.
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How do you feel about cloning? This issue is highly debated, so educate your class before they participate in a similar debate! Read a New York Times article related to the use of cloned pig organs for human transplants. Groups develop arguments stating the advantages and disadvantages, and then they participate in a panel discussion on this topic.
6th - 12th Science 37 Views 178 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Twisting Tale of DNA
Introduce biology classes to the structure of DNA, the role of genes, and how mutations occur with this nifty resource. After viewing an animated video, discuss the accompanying Think questions and then explore the myriad of additional resources that can be accessed through the Dig Deeper feature with your life scientists.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 35 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 5: Humans and Lions - Encounters in Nature
Middle and high schoolers discover how to recognize when a mountain lion is about to attack. They identify the most effective actions they can take to increase their chance of survial. A very clever card game is played that requires learners to match a mountain lion's behavior with the risk and recommended human response.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Anatomy of a Neuron
Various colors are used on the black background of a Smart Board to compose a drawing of a neuron cell and all its parts while the anatomy of a neuron is described. The function of a neuron is also explained in detail. Show to your biology or anatomy class for an up-close look at the nervous system.
6 mins 9th - 12th Science 21 Views 57 Downloads
Urban Ecosystems 2: Why are There Cities? A Historical Perspective
Second in a series of five lessons, this lesson encourages preteens to consider cities as urban ecosystems. First, they keep a food diary for a few days. They visit the Natrional Agricultural Statistics Service website for current data on food production.
4th - 6th Science 14 Views 28 Downloads
My Side of the Mountain
Young scholars complete activities with the book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. In this literature lesson, students read the book and discuss the concept of human capital. They complete a KWLH chart and two assessments.
4th - 6th Language Arts 21 Views 105 Downloads
Human Body Corp.
Learners investigate body systems by participating in a role-play activity. Third, fourth, and fifth graders pretend that they are an organ or system of the human body, and they must write a letter to the body "corporation" discussing their job.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 118 Downloads
Introduce ecology classes to biodiversity and interdependence in ecosystems with a PowerPoint presentation. Then, they get up-close and personal with the invertebrate world by collecting insects, classifying them, and graphing their data. Links to the slide show, instructions for insect sampling, and dichotomous keys for identification are all provided for your convenience.
6th - 12th Science 25 Views 12 Downloads
There's No Place Like Home
Students speculate about why animals leave their natural habitats and how various species react differently to habitat fragmentation. They synthesize their understanding of habitat fragmentation by designing a shopping district with minimal impact.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 47 Downloads
The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture
Got milk? Only two cultures have had it long enough to develop the tolerance of lactose as an adult. Learn how the responsible genes evolved along with the cultures that have been consuming milk. This rich film is supplied with a few in-depth lesson plans and hands-on activities to use with your biology classes when studying natural selection or heredity.
15 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 12 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Motion of the Ocean
What drives the ocean's motion? Get your class moving toward understanding by using this video. Viewers find that thermohaline circulation is caused by the concentration gradients of temperature and salinity. Using adorable animation in which water and salt molecules have arms and faces, middle schoolers are sure to stay engaged.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 32 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
You and Your Microbes
Humans are like planets, hosting a plethora of microbial communities. This concept is explored with vivid narration and animation, bringing to light the benefits of the huge variety of microbes that live in and on our bodies. What a fun addition to your microbiology or interdependence units!
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 8 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Novel Icefish Genes Can Improve Health
Designed to accompany the 13-minute video The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes, this handout serves as both a viewing guide during the video and an analysis of how the adaptations of the icefish might help treat some human ailments.
7th - 12th Science 11 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
On the Court with...Michael Jordan
Learners use a decision-making model as they make simulated choices about their future education. For this decision-making lesson, students read a book about Michael Jordan and discuss choices he made. Then, learners examine how their choices represent an investment in human capital.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 14 Views 136 Downloads
Biodiversity Debate - Stream Side Science
Role play community members who are both for and against the construction of a dam. Research the pros and cons and then hold a classroom debate. This activity ideally follows a series of stream studies, links to which are included. Use this well-written lesson with mature ecology learners who show interest in conservation.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Neurons and the Nervous System
The highlight of this series is activitiy #4. Anatomy pupils examine slides of three unknown cells. With the function of the nervous system in mind, they consider the structure of each and try to guess which one is part of that system. In other activities, they examine the nervous system of earthworm and grasshopper specimens, or they study drawings of different animal nervous systems.
7th - 12th Science 32 Views 111 Downloads
Replacing Missing Links in the Evolutionary Chain
Examine the evolution of various species of hominids from their earliest existence approximately 4.5 million years ago to today. In small groups, learners research one of the ten stages of hominid evolution and then create a poster and visual timeline to represent how man has changed.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 54 Downloads
Climate Change Metaphors
You will want to use this unique approach to increasing awareness of human impact on the environment. Each participant pulls an object out of a grab bag and comes up with a metaphor for how that object might represent or relate to the changes in the global temperature.
4th - 9th Science 15 Views 16 Downloads