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 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 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 English Language Arts
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
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
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
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
New Review Open Wide and Trek Inside
Don't underestimate the value of a clean mouth! Here is a six-lesson unit that details everything a youngster needs to know about oral hygiene. It includes lessons on the purpose of a mouth and teeth, the nature of oral bacteria and the process of tooth decay, and finally how we can work to keep our mouths healthy.
K - 4th Health CCSS: Adaptable
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 CCSS: Designed
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 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 CCSS: Designed
On the Court with...Michael Jordan
Students use a decision-making model as they make simulated choices about their future education. In this decision-making lesson, students read a book about Michael Jordan and discuss choices he made. Then, students examine how their choices represent an investment in human capital.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
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
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