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With a partner, youngsters measure their pulse and breathing rates, both at rest and after running in place for a minute. While this activity is not novel, the lesson plan includes a large-scale classroom graphing activity and other resources that bring in an interdisciplinary aspect.

Lungometer

3rd - 8th
Life science learners construct lung-o-meters from gallon-sized milk jugs and then measure their lung capacities. For older students, have them graph the vital lung capacities of each person in the class. Cross-curricular pieces are provided for little ones, including a reading of Mr. Slaptail's Secret, a fictional story about a beaver and the neighborhood kits. Consider constructing a single lung-o-meter for an elementary class rather than having individual groups make them.
Take a deep breath and have your class construct working models of a lung! Using 500ml plastic bottles as the chest cavity, and balloons for the lung and the diaphragm, learners work in groups to make a model. The models help them to visualize how the diaphragm works to drop the pressure in the chest cavity, allowing for air to rush into the lung. For younger children, you could make one as a demonstration during a human body unit or as part of the intended air unit. For older children, have them bring a plastic bottle to class and make their own.
Not a lesson in the traditional sense, this is a collection of resources with which you can craft a lesson on metabolic processes. It includes an outline of topics, some brief discussion, and a large array of animations, images, and diagrams collected from the Internet, complete with their links. Think of it as projection resource library for the portion of your high school biochemistry unit that focuses on metabolism.

Biology

9th - 10th
In this biology activity, students complete 132 multiple choice and short answer questions on various biology related concepts.
Setting goals, career exploration, and self-awareness are three major components found on the path to college. A wide variety of wonderful teaching tools are provided to help you facilitate an understanding of how simple it can be to plan out an academic career. Planning cards, charts, activity procedures, and web links makes this a handy resource, focused on getting your class ready for college.
Students examine the dangers of mountain climbing. After watching a video, they discuss the role of a German research team going into the Alps to predict who is going to adjust to the change in oxygen levels. They discover the relationship between mountain climbing and psychology.
Twenty-six pages of biology questions, mostly in multiple-choice form, are included in the all-encompassing New York State Regents exam. It assesses every topic typically covered in a high-school biology course. Create your own answer sheet and use this as your final exam, or get ideas from it for questions to create your own. 

Biology

9th - 10th
For this biology worksheet, students complete 134 multiple choice and short answer questions in preparation for the biology final exam.
Sixth graders work together to complete an experiment about the quality of freshwater. In groups, they collect fresh water samples from a variety of sources and test the pH levels. After completing a KWL chart, they test the amout of dissolved oxygen in the samples. To end the activity, they relate this information to the requirements that freshwater fish need to survive.
Students organize personal fitness data in tables, graphs, and charts while participating in a physical fitness program. They explain their findings on the impact of regular exercise on their health.
Second graders learn about the human body. In this biology lesson plan, 2nd graders will begin with the basics of understanding charts and graphs and progress into units that cover the body systems, and mental and emotional health. Students will learn how their daily choices effect their bodies.

Yeast

9th - 12th
Students study the characteristics of yeasts. In this biology lesson, students conduct experiments to measure yeast respiration. They discuss the favorable conditions needed for growing them.
Oceanography enthusiasts are given a series of thought experiments to consider in order to relate the solubility of gases and solids to underwater volcanoes. It is not particularly engaging to perform these thought experiments. Choose just a few for learners to perform. This will bring the lesson plan to life and help them visualize what the cannot see on the ocean floor.
Students study galvanic exchange and how it produces electric currents.  In this ocean lesson students predict what metals deteriorate in salt water. 
Students describe underwater robots. In this robot lesson, students describe and contrast three types of underwater robots used for scientific exploration. This lesson includes several activities, a handout, background data, and multiple resources.
Examine the effects of temperature and pressure on solubility and the states of matter of ocean water. Learners make inferences about the unique chemistry of ocean water at different depths. They engage in an activity related to solubility principles and complete a worksheet.
Students describe the three types of underwater robots and the advantages and disadvantages of using them.  In this underwater lesson students are given a task and identify the best robot for the job. 
Students use a series of hands-on labs and activities, practice problems, discussions and writing assignments, students investigate about fertilizer chemistry as they break compounds into ions, make a fertilizer and test various fertilizers for phosphate content. They answer the questions of what nutrients are required by plants, how these nutrients are obtained and the issues related to fertilizers.

Rust Never Sleeps

9th - 12th
Students investigate oxidation-reduction reactions involving iron by conducting an experiment in which they expose iron filings to different atmospheric and ocean conditions. They relate the results to the oxidation banding patterns seen in sedimentary rocks and the formation of an oxygen-rich atmosphere on Earth.

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