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Young scholars share their knowledge of creatures that live in caves, then read a news article about new cave animals that have been found in California. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Students research biology by participating in a flash card activity. In this mammals lesson, students examine a group of flash cards which have the image of an animal on the front and characteristics on the back. Students quiz each other in order to be able to identify a list of mammals from around the world.
High schoolers investigate the biology of ADHD and its implications upon the formation and treatment of the disease. They draw and label the parts of a neuron. Also, they describe the neurotransmission cycle. Students create a list of pros and cons to the use of medication for treatment.
After reviewing biodiversity, learners work in small groups to analyze actual species distribution data. They learn to calculate the Shannon-Weaver diversity index for different communities. Though not particularly engaging, the content is ideal for your biology or environmental science classes when studying biodiversity.