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Students identify producers and consumers, including scavengers and decomposers, and discuss role each plays in food web. They then make diagram of possible food chain that might include skull pictured on Montana's quarter, and participate in scavenger hunt.
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.
Students 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.
Students explore small details. In this small details instructional activity, 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.
Young scholars 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 worksheet, students 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 worksheet has 10 fill in the blank questions.
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.
Middle schoolers view pictures and videos to compare the structure and function of animal mouth-parts. In 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.
Students dissect owl pellets. In this dissecting owl pellets lesson, students discuss birds of prey and make predictions about what they may find during the investigation. Students tease out skull and bones and try to make a complete skeleton.
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Virginia Woolf's To the LighthouseStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
Students describe, measure and compare cranial casts from contemporary apes (chimpanzees and gorillas, typically), modern humans and fossil "hominids" (erect and bipedal forms evolutionarily separated from apes).

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