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Introduce the topic of plant vocabulary to your learners by showing them an enlarged picture of a leaf's veins. Now that you've got the attention of your class, read their new vocabulary list, having them repeat each word after you. Finally, post these words near the door they exit from to ensure they build familiarity with the words. 
Practice defining words that have to do with plant life cycles.  The list included here is mainly for structural units, but could be used to review their relevance and the process of the life cycle.
In this word search worksheet, students locate words related to the life science. The word list includes energy, organ, and necessary.
In this biology instructional activity, students grow corn plants in growth pouches as the control group in an experiment on plant growth in microgravity. Then they analyze any differences that occur between Earth-grown and space-grown corn plants.
Students describe how ringworm and roundworm cause diseases in both humans and animals. In this life science lesson, students research how these diseases can be transmitted. They create an information brochure to promote public awareness about this health hazard.
Working in cooperative groups, young scientists research and report on how undersea volcanic activity may benefit marine ecosystems. There are many links to websites that you can use to stimulate curiosity or for pupils to use for gathering research information. This is a terrific tie between earth and life science concepts. 
Seventh graders research about the effect of climate on different ecosystems. In this life science lesson, 7th graders present their research by creating a poster, infomercial, skit or song. They discuss how organisms adapt to climate change.
Young scholars create a model of a muscle tendon. In this muscle tendon lesson, students create a model of a working muscle tendon. Young scholars use clay, straws and yarn to make the model.
Students explore the major functions of plants and animals. In this rainforest lesson plan students create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast animals in the rainforest.
Participate in a life science unit that examines the relationships of living organisms to each other and to their environment as well as the student's role in the cycle of life. Through hands-on activities, research, and scientific investigations they explore the problem of persistent pollutants and their harmful effects on both humans and ecosystems.
The central video for this lesson is not available through the included resource link. However, the activity that simulates the passing of a virus through a population is impacting and the other resource links are invaluable. Use this lesson in a life science unit when covering viruses, or in a health class when covering communicable disease. Either way, you will find a plethora of ideas written into this resource, including cross-curricular extensions. 
Students examine living and non-living things. In this life science lesson, students are given a group of objects and discuss if they are living or non-living. Students identify and list characteristics of living things.
Students investigate plant tropisms using the scientific method. In this life science lesson plan, students learn about tropisms and test the response of corn seedlings to gravity. Response questions, extensions, and an adaptation for older students are also included.
Third graders apply the design process by creating a suitable environment for a polar bear relocating to a zoo in Ohio.  In this life science lesson, 3rd graders work in groups to state the problem, identify possible solutions, and choose one solution using their knowledge of polar bears' environments.
Using a miniature coral reef aquarium kit, young ecologists model this unique ecosystem. They research various coral reef organisms and their niches, and they culminate the project by working together to write a report. Use this activity as an enrichment when you are teaching an ecology unit to your life science learners.
Seventh graders compare and contrast plant and animal cells. In this biology lesson, 7th graders research about the development of the cell theory. They prepare a creative presentation of their research findings such as a brochure or photo story.
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. They complete a plant diagram and then make flowers of their own that have specific traits tailored to attracting specific types of pollinators. It is a great instructional activity with background information for you and a project for your kids!
Students become familiar with the products made from various plants.  In this plants lesson, students experiment with natural dyes from plants.  Students complete a list of things made from plants. Students answer questions about plant products.
Third graders conduct an experiment comparing plants.  In this plant lesson, 3rd graders plant seeds and grow two varieties of plant comparing the light needed for it to grow.  Students make predictions and record their observations. Students complete prediction, observation and conclusion worksheets.
Students examine the effect of different types of light on the Earth. They discover the role of evaporation and the effects of the sun on the magnetosphere. They also observe different solar phenomena.

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