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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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 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
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
Students 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, students 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
Butterflies in Space
How does gravity affect the life cycle of a butterfly? Learn first-hand what types of investigations astronauts perform in space by following along with one of NASA's experiments. Create butterfly habitats in the classroom with specific factors to be studied (learners choose what to study).
K - 12th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 25 Views 52 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
Oil's Impact on Black Mangrove Trees
Here is a handsome hands-on investigation of how oil spills affect the trees in mangrove swamps. The only tiny downside to this resource is the fact that there is no handout with the lab instructions, so you will either need to create one, display the procedure via a projector, or verbally walk your ecologists through the experiment.
5th - 9th Science 26 Views 32 Downloads
Cells Are Building Blocks
Investigate the parts and functions of animal and plant cells. Observe slides on which different types of cells are displayed and answer questions on a related worksheet. Construct a cell model using household items such as pasta and marbles.
5th - 6th Science 119 Views 715 Downloads
Human Evolution: Biology, Bones
Learners will love a weeks worth of bone study. They use bones and characteristics of bones to explore the evolution of hominoids. Bones are compared, categorized, and considered. A great way to bring physical anthropology and material data analysis into the classroom.
11th - Higher Ed Science 18 Views 40 Downloads
Human Origins: The Prehistoric Human Race
When it comes to the origin of the human species students are full of misconceptions. Clear up the hominid confusion with this evolutionary activity focused on assisting students in understanding prehistoric man and his family tree. Students will conduct Internet research, define vocabulary, watch a video, and play an evolution game.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 8 Downloads
Human Population Growth WebQuest
Explore the fascinating study of population growth using real-time online growth calculators, animated maps, and primary sources. Have researchers get out their notebooks and, preferably, one computer for each one or two learners. They investigate growth patterns through a WebQuest, which you should consider providing as a link so scholars can click on the URL addresses instead of type them in.
3rd - 7th Science 11 Views 55 Downloads