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Students examine the living things that call a tundra ecosystem home. In this ecology lesson students complete several activities.
Regions and Habitats
Fourth graders identify the different habitats found in the seven regions of the United States. In this ecology instructional activity, 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.
The Art of Adaptation
Students examine and discuss animal adaptation. They read an article about snakes, conduct research on ways animals adapt, develop a diagram, and write a short story written from the perspective of the animal they researched.
Second graders explore biology by researching animal characteristics. In this adaptation lesson plan, 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.
What is Genomics?
How do geneticists create a genetic map with only fragments of DNA? Through a series of activities, high schoolers piece together the mystery of genome mapping. By working together to compile a DNA sequence that is as complete as possible, learners understand some of the limitations facing scientists, as well as begin to relate to why collaboration is a must in science. Note: there are some prerequisite concepts needed before completing the tasks herein; see the second bullet point under the Pre-activities section.
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. This fine plan has all the worksheets you need to implement the card game. An excellent all-around plan!
The Case of the Biological Biosphere: Health, Math, Technology
Students investigate various aspects of the human body in this imaginative Tree House Detective episode about the biological biosphere. In a series of They take measurements, analyze data, and use technology. The lessons revolve around a video which is not provided on the website.
Human Population's Response to Re-emerging and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Students examine the human population response to microbial diseases. In this disease lesson plan students observe population trends, write about a scientist and evaluate and defend current treatments for infectious diseases.
The Effects of Institutions on Human Behavior
Students investigate the effects of institutions on human behavior. They explore various niches that are encountered as man exists in the ecosystem and discuss both the effects of heredity and the environment on human behavior. They provide a framework which can be related to our everyday ideas for our changing behavior.
Mapping the Human Journey
Students use several online tools to follow patterns in the migration of people. They compare patterns of today to those in the past. They research the migration of their own surnames. They discuss reasons for modern and ancient migrations.
Standard 4 Review-Human Impact
In this human impact on the environment worksheet, students fill in the blanks to complete sentences about how humans have negatively affected the environment. They complete sentences about the actions taken to reduce and repair the damage to the environment and how human technologies have harmed the ecosystem. They complete sentences about global warming, acid precipitation and ozone depletion.
Students recognize that achievements of human beings throughout human history can be considered part of the ongoing story of human evolution. They research settings such as the biosphere and Mars and write imaginative short stories using those settings.
The Human Genome Project
Students complete an interactive Internet activity simulating the sequencing of DNA. In this genetics lesson, students use a virtual activity to act as scientists sequencing chromosomal DNA bases. They learn about the race to sequence the genome and explore sequenced DNA to learn about its functions. A Jeopardy game is provided to review the material with students.
The Dawn of Humanity
Students investigate recent archaeological challenges to theories of human origins. They research the history and geography of various African regions to create proposals for future excavations.
Human Activity and Cllimate Change
Students perform activities to explore the affect of human activity on climates. They examine graphs of GHG emissions and their increases that are associated with human activity. Using a Global Climate Changing website, students explore sources of the major greenhouse gases and identify current trends in the atmospheric conditions. They calculate greenhouse has emissions.
Why is it important to study Biology?
Young scholars study the importance of biology. In this biology lesson students write an essay on biology and its importance.
Variation in Human Skin Color
Students explore factors that control variation in human skin color and the implications of this information for human society. They understand that skin color is no longer considered a credible scientific standard by which to classify people into different races.
Students read about biology by utilizing educational flash cards. For this fungi lesson, students investigate the biological impact fungus organisms have on plants and water. Students examine images of different fungi types on flash cards which contain names, definitions and characteristics on the back of the card.
Life Does Not Live By Bread Alone
Learners investigate the relationship between micronutrients and proper metabolic function. The lesson should serve as an introduction to the subject. The subject of the function includes the study of plants, animals, and humans. They are explored with the use of research and observation.
You Can Change the World
Students discuss ways they can help protect the environment. In groups, they examine various types of animals and identify their characteristics, food and habitats are compared. They create a Hyperstudio presentation in which they scan a picture of each animal and how they help or hurt the environment.