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New Review Cell City Project - You are the Designer!
How can something as large as a city and as small as a cell have anything in common? That is exactly the question young scientists explore with this engaging life science project. Choosing to focus on a city, school, factory, or other large-scale structure, middle schoolers create posters describing analogies between each organelle in a plant cell and their urban equivalents.
6th - 8th Science 8 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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Here is a college-level biology application focused on cellular structures. View a three-dimensional cell, explore organelles and other cell structures, watch videos of cells in action, and stain structures with your choice of colored stains.
9th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 2 Downloads
Cell Wall Recipe: A Lesson on Biofuels
Biotech engineers discover that changes in the DNA code for cell wall formation can help create crops better suited for biofuel production. They extract DNA from wheat germ. They decode paper strips with codes and relate the activity to DNA expression.
5th - 8th Science 22 Views 50 Downloads
Independent Plant Growth Experiment
This is an awesome lesson filled with tons of engaging learning activities. Over a period of weeks learners will make observations, collect plant and analyze plant data, read and review agricultural articles, design and conduct an experiment based on a developed hypothesis, conduct research, and work toward having a strong paper and product for the science fair.
6th Language Arts 18 Views 79 Downloads
Plant Parts and their Function
Discover why plants are important to our world. View plant parts and categorize them as stems or buds. Students do a cut and paste of pictures of plants into correct categories. Students also plant a carrot top,and record the growth and changes each week.
3rd Science 92 Views 416 Downloads
Use this resource to have your class learn about the cell. This resource walks learners through the construction of a model of a cell. This project is completed in a cooperative learning group, and reinforces the higher-order thinking skill of analogy building.
9th - 12th Science 14 Views 76 Downloads
The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes
Adaptations must be made as environments change. This fabulous presentation features Icelandic icefish, a transparent, scaleless specimen that even has colorless blood. Genetics and adaptations concepts are explored as scientists study the DNA that is expressed as an antifreeze protein.
9th - Higher Ed Science 29 Views 19 Downloads
Ocean Acidiﬁcation: Whats and Hows
Open this activity by demonstrating the production of acidic carbon dioxide gas by activated yeast. Emerging ecologists then experiment with seashells to discover the effect of ocean acidification on shelled marine organisms. They measure changes in size and compare the relative strengths of shells after exposure to liquids of varying pH.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 10 Downloads
3-D Cell Model
Life science laureates choose a plant or animal cell to construct a model of as an at-home project. This handout provides guidelines, suggested materials, and a grading rubric for their reference. A full-page letter to parents is also part of this document, which can be used to emphasize the importance of the project.
7th - 12th Science 26 Views 26 Downloads
Plant Parts We Eat
I bet the kids in your class will love to eat their vegetables after an engaging lesson about edible plants. They read information about vegetables and edible plants, sort vocabulary words, identify plant parts, measure and graph the weight of several vegetables, plus so much more.
K - 2nd Language Arts 116 Views 294 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Storing Water: Waxy Plant Skin
Learners discover water storing abilities of plants. In this plant life lesson, students investigate the waxy skin of different plants and discover how much water they are able to hold. Learners create a water storage experiment simulating a plant with wax paper and paper towels.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
BJU Life Science 6 Word Search
Your standard word search activity, this worksheet uses terms specific to the concept of cell reproduction such as cytokinesis, meiosis, and transfer RNA. There are 24 terms to find in this activity but the online interactive nature of this word search allows you to increase or decrease the number of rows and columns as well as access the answers immediately.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 28 Downloads
New Review What Are Cells?
What's in a cell, anyway? Kids read informational text on what makes up both animal and plant cells, including a page of vocabulary terms they will need to be familiar with (cytoplasm, ribosomes, vacuoles, etc.). Full-color images make these concepts much easier to comprehend.
6th - 8th Science 16 Views 12 Downloads
Study Jams! Animal Cells
Using stunning computer imagery, this resource introduces life science learners to cells. It zeros in on the animal cell and the function of its more prominent organelles. Additional support is offered in the form of a self-assessment and key vocabulary terms with definitions.
5th - 8th Science 12 Views 13 Downloads
Flowers Seeking Pollinators
Why are flowers so darn pretty? Well, as your class will find out, it has a little something to do with pollination and plant reproduction. The class discusses all the things that make flowers attractive and how those attractive features lure birds, bats, animals, and insects to help them pollinate other plants or disperse their seeds.
3rd - 7th Science 62 Views 72 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics
A brief animation introduces heredity to your beginning biologists. They will meet Gregor Mendel's green and yellow peas, dominant and recessive traits, homozygous and heterozygous alleles, and Punnett squares. In this cartoon animation, the peas all have arms, legs, and facial features.
3 mins 7th - 9th Science 63 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Kinder Garden: The Tiny Seed Lesson Plan
Make magic in your classroom with a hands-on activity little ones will definitely love. Language arts and life science blend together as the class reads the story The Tiny Seed, and then plants some seeds of their own. Creating your kinder garden will be super easy because this resource describes the best seeds for the job.
K - 1st Language Arts 38 Views 19 Downloads
The Way We Were: Embryological Development and Disease
Students use microscopes to study live fish embryos and animated diagrams of cell division on the Internet. They see that scientists rely on technology to enhance the gathering and manipulation of data. They create web pages on cloning.
9th - 12th Science 18 Views 82 Downloads