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Students explore multiple perspectives to create a talk show that examines the issues facing chimpanzees. They analyze the gray areas of controversial issues to realize that there can be a wide range of possible positions on a given issue.
Dr. Joy Reidenberg is an expert in comparative anatomy, but also quite relatable to preteens! Here, she lectures on echolocation by likening it to "farting with the face!" She explains with film, actual whale voice recordings, diagrams, and verbal explanation, how their sounds are made. You will definitely want to find a way to fit this gem of a lesson into your lessons on whales, marine biology, echolocation, or animal behavior. Your class will have a whale of a time!
Learners investigate nature by creating a flip book. In this tundra plants lesson plan, students utilize a list of ecology flash cards to study different plants and identify how they adapt to their surroundings. Learners collect the cards and create a flip book to assist with their study habits.
Students examine the living things that call a tundra ecosystem home. In this ecology instructional activity students complete several activities.
Students investigate pathogens that can be present in pork products and summarize the responsibilities of pork farmers in ensuring the safety of their products. They also investigate the affects of hog farming on the environment and communities.
Students investigate animal activity inside the soil. In this animals in soil lesson plan, students do this is groups and complete drawings and label what they find.
Third graders analyze biology by identifying different animal characteristics. In this animal classification lesson, 3rd graders identify the different animal families and discuss their similarities as well as their differences. Students answer study questions regarding the animal kingdom and analyze images of different animals before completing a worksheet.
Students study the relationship between an animal and where it lives. In this habitats lesson students research to obtain data and create a professional report.
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.
Students create a timeline of human population growth based on guided reading. For this biology lesson, students analyze the trend of how population increased over time. They share their findings in class.
Students differentiate passive and active transport. In this biology lesson, students discover how substances pass through the cell membrane. They discuss the pros and cons of biotechnology.
Tenth graders investigate about mitosis, meiosis, and cell differentiation and their purposes and implications in the development and functioning of multicellular organisms. Students use individual journals and a variety of hands-on activities summarized by group discussions.
Explore the Out of Africa Theory, genetics, and human ancestry with this clear and interesting video clip. Older scientists will gain a basic understanding of how genetic markers have helped anthropologists determine the origin and ancestry of all modern humans. Strong evidence and examples are employed to describe the migration of an emerging human population.
High schoolers perform a lab to becoe familar with scientific concepts. The skill of inquiry is essential and this lesson plan furthers its development. The intelligence of kinesthetics is used as learners perform the many aspects of this lab exercise.
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. Groups build a tower with paper cups and are given physical handicaps based on investments in human capital through their higher education.
Student identify the basic human needs. In this life science instructional activity, 3rd graders compare the needs of plants, animals and humans. They apply what they have learned by playing a survival team game.
Students investigate the human genome. In this science lesson, students identify the different genes and chromosomes that make up the human body. They create a map of the different chromosomes.
Students compare how different animals' sense of hearing is adapted to the environment. In this animal adaptation lesson, students compare a how a shark hears to how a land animal hears.
Students investigate the factors affecting population growth. In this biology lesson, students collect data from the lab and graph them. They estimate population size using a mathematical formula.
Students explore biology by identifying a diagram. In this cell anatomy instructional activity, students read a story about archeology and conduct a fictitious archeology dig in class in which they search for animal cells. Students define a list of scientific vocabulary terms and complete cell worksheets in class.