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From Curiosity Cabinet to Museum Collection
Students study binomial nomenclature and museum-based research. They create a curiosity box, label the objects in their curiosity box , develop a classification scheme for the objects, and create a database of all objects collected by the class.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
How Diverse is That?
Compare various types of biological diversity in a coral reef and calculate a numeric indicator that describes the diversity found in coral communities. Your class can work in groups to look at the abundance and distribution data of species in two communities.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 40 Downloads
A Design You’ll Dig: Designing a Habitat for Worms
Learners discover how worms contribute to the balance of the environment. In this composting lesson, students study the composting and decomposition processes. Learners then create habitats for worms that allow them to do their jobs.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 25 Downloads
Echinoderm structure and characteristics are the focus of this reading comprehension and labeling worksheet. Attractive diagrams and ample information make this a suitable homework assignment for your biology buffs when learning about animal classification.
7th - 10th Science 31 Views 119 Downloads
Here is an all-encompassing overview of the plant kingdom! In this activity, beginning botanists describe characteristics of the four different plant phyla, explain various life cycles, differentiate between monocots and dicots, and more. Use this as a note-taking guide or unit review for your AP biology or college-level botany course.
9th - 12th Science 17 Views 47 Downloads
Rocks and Minerals
Review the difference between rocks and minerals using this resource. Learners identify and investigate the physical properties of these objects. They create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast types of rocks. This is a motivating way to explore this topic.
3rd - 7th Science 60 Views 615 Downloads
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About: Invertebrates
Not everything you want to teach about invertebrates is included in this PowerPoint, but everything you may want to teach about fish is. Details, details, details! After a brief introduction to phylum Chordata, junior icthyologists learn about fish respiration, motility, feeding, and reproduction.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 13 Downloads
Bering Sea Buffet - A Foodweb Activity
Life in the Bering Sea, food webs, and the ocean ecosystem are introduced with a map activity. The lesson starts as kids explore maps and images of the Bering Sea, then it kicks into high gear as they start to discuss the types of organisms that live there.
3rd - 8th Science 10 Views 10 Downloads
Life on the Hardbottom
Students find similarities and differences between a biotrope habitat and an ecosystem. In this hardbottom biotrope lesson, students research and respond to inquiry questions about a biotrope. Students identify three biotropes in the Gulf of Mexico.
5th - 6th Science 6 Views 23 Downloads
Organizing Principles of Plants and Animals
Three lessons and five assessments are contained in this material. Various paper shapes are sorted as a simulation of biological classification. Learners gather a list of living things that they are familiar with and design a classification system for them.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 31 Downloads
Seventh graders complete a variety of activities about spiders. They research a specific spider and create a mini-book about it. They create a 3-D model of a spider that is anatomically correct. They complete a series of labs regarding spider webs and web strength.
7th Science 8 Views 37 Downloads
Learners discover the relationship between tectonic plate boundaries and the communities of life that thrive at such boundaries. In this biology lesson, students find that methane from oxidized carbon in sediments provides nutrients for deep ocean communities.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 24 Downloads
Junior biologists design and maintain a website about a zoo by researching, classifying, and providing the correct habitats for the animals they choose to have in their zoo. This technology-based project can last over an entire semester and incoporates classification and ecology concepts.
8th - 10th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads