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Students examine and discuss what owls eat and how their digestive system works. They dissect owl pellets, identify the bones found, and analyze and record the results.
Students create their own dichotomous key. In this life science lesson, students classify organisms according to their characteristics. They explain how this method is useful to biologists.
Students, working in groups, make scale drawings of dinosaurs. The four groups then assemble their assigned parts into one composite drawing.
Tenth graders observe collections of specimens and discuss their answers to provided questions. They explore common ancestry, homology, analogy, adaptive radiation, and evolution, while formulating creative answers based on their observations.
Students focus on the pelts of fur-bearing animals native to Iowa to discover their different adaptations.  In this animal adaptation lesson, students work in groups and examine various pelts to find information about the animals habitat and how it survives.  Students share information.
The images captured by photographer Dorothea Lange were so riveting that they still impact viewers today. Learners examine the Dust Bowl as they consider a series of slides displaying Lange's famous photos. Notes on each slide are provided, but critical thinking questions could be employed to elicit analytical thinking about the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.
Middle schoolers identify one object that would tell the story of their lives. In groups, they determine what can and cannot be told from objects left behind. After watching a video, they compare and contrast chicken bones to human bones. To end the lesson, they create a timeline of the Cenozoic Era.
In this brain instructional activity, students read about the brain, its four parts, and their functions, and answer comprehension questions. In this fill in the blank and true and false instructional activity, students answer thirteen questions.
Students explore small details. In this small details lesson, students view posters to locate different colors, count items and use their imaginations. Students pretend to be animals from the poster.
Eighth graders consider how immigration impacted the East. In this West Virginia history lesson, 8th graders research the effects of immigration on Wheeling, West Virginia. Students also gather information about immigration on a field trip to the West Virginia State History Museum. Students use their findings to produce videos that highlight the immigrant experience.
Students name wetland plant and animal life.  In this ecosystem lesson students go birdwatching and interpret native plants through art. 
Regardless if there's a state test coming up, giving your kids reading passages is always beneficial. This passage is about the Norsemen and six multiple-choice questions follow. The answers are very detailed, describing where each answer can be found in the text. 
Students compare differences in amino acids in the beta hemoglobin from representative primates, complete a matrix of those differences, and from these data, construct and interpret cladograms as they reflect relationships and timing of divergence.
Students explore the relationship between structure and function in the mouthparts of different animals including humans.
Students explain characteristics and functions of observable body parts. They identify major bones in the body, list and locate the major systems of the the body through a series of activities such as chalk outlines, body bingo, and toothpick skeletons.
Students discuss the many different types of animal signs that can be used to identify and track all types of animals. They examine tracks, trails, homes, territory markings, and even "scat" left by animals and attempt to identify the animal that left them.
In this science worksheet, students investigate the human skeletal system. Students read factual paragraphs with details about the bones in the human body and in some other species as well. Students complete a crossword puzzle.
In this teeth activity, learners read about the different types of teeth found in a wolf and a human. Then students label the different teeth on diagrams of a wolf and human. This activity has 10 fill in the blank questions.
Students view pictures and videos to compare the structure and function of animal mouth-parts. For this structure and function lesson, students explore online pictures and videos of animal mouth-parts. They compare the structure of the parts with their function and with human adaptations.
Young scholars dissect owl pellets. In this dissecting owl pellets instructional activity, students discuss birds of prey and make predictions about what they may find during the investigation. Young scholars tease out skull and bones and try to make a complete skeleton.

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