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Activity Two: The Classic Fossil Lab-Simple Format
In this fossil worksheet, students are given a bag of fossils to identify. They use a key and a worksheet with pictures of the various types of fossils. They answer questions about fossils and use a web site to find out if their state has a fossil.
8th - 10th Science 22 Views 265 Downloads
Levels of Classification
Students use diagrams to compare structural differences that taxonomists use to classify animals. In this classification lesson plan, students compare structures of different species from given diagrams. In one diagram they identify the phylum of each species, in another they identify the class of each species, in another they identify the order of each species and finally the family names of each species.
8th - 10th Science 52 Views 210 Downloads
Marine biology beginners read about the 2005 Florida Coast Deep Corals expedition, research phylum Cnidaria, and then report on a specific coral deep-sea coral group. There is an abundance of background information and internet resources to keep your class exploring coral for days!
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Study Jams! Invertebrates
Stringed instruments play as viewers explore ocean invertebrates through nine nicely flowing slides. The captions describe the eight phyla: cnidaria, flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms, mollusks, arthropods,and enchinoderms. During your animal classification unit, this would be a vivid example of the phylum level.
3rd - 8th Science 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 23 Views 17 Downloads
Illinois Wildlife Scavenger Hunt
Students complete a scavenger hunt on a CD-ROM. Using the program, they discover which animals in Illinois are endangered and the types of animals living in their county. They classify the animals into class, families and phylum as well.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Animal Kingdom: Phylum Chordata
Learners use a dichotomous key to classify various vertebrate jar speciments into classes. They examine the speciments for general characteristics of each class and fill in a corresponding chart and then complete a few final assessment questions to demonstrate understanding.
8th - 12th Science 5 Views 18 Downloads
Classification of an Invertebrate: Sponge
Students investigate the invertebrate sponge. In this invertebrates lesson plan, students observe the sponge, Grantia, using a dissecting microscope. Students answer questions about their observations and view six other invertebrates. They compare synthetic sponges to real sponges and discuss outer protective coatings.
8th - 10th Science 3 Views 27 Downloads
All major groups of vertebrates are summarized here with the characteristics of each explained. Other subphyla of chordates are listed: cephalochordata, urochordata, monotremata, marsupialia. The details are relevant but are not linked to any other task.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Spiders in Space
Does a spider spin its web differently in space? What other ways might microgravity affect an arachnid? Pick a topic to research, plan an investigation, and follow astronauts on the International Space Station as they perform some of the same experiments in the microgravity of space.
K - 12th Science 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mask wearing is not just for Halloween! This attractive and informative set of worksheets discusses this important African cultural tradition, as well as a variety of other significant cultural attributes to ancient civilizations, such as divination and demographics.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 43 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Create an Invertebrate
What better way for young biologists to learn about invertebrates than by creating their very own? Here, students are assigned a set of invertebrate characteristics and are asked to invent an imaginary ocean animal and a separate organism that has a symbiotic relationship with it, creating labeled drawings of each.
4th - 8th Science 8 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
This is an organized presentation that lists characteristics and features of their general body features. Mollusc is spelt with both a 'c' and a 'k' in various stages of this Powerpoint so an explanation by the teacher of Scientific naming conventions would be useful.
9th Science 5 Views 8 Downloads
6 Kingdoms of Life Part 2: Plants and Animals
Check this out! Part two of a set of slide shows about biological classification; this one zooms in on kindgom plantae and kingdom animalia. Attractive and informational slides cover details that make this most appropriate for advanced biology learners.
9th - Higher Ed Science 23 Views 68 Downloads