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A colorful wedge of Earth, map of tectonic plates, and numbered facts about Earth structure fill the first two pages of this resource. After reading and absorbing the information, geologists get into groups and make clay models to demonstrate faulting and folding of Earth's crust. A second activity is also included in which individuals research Pangaea, Laurasia, and Gondwana. Plenty of background information and a grading rubric are included to support you with these assignments.
Explore the concept of evolution and cell biology; your class can work in groups to use the internet to view websites on evolution, take a quiz, and complete a lab activity.
Students discuss Darwin's theory of evolution. In this biology lesson, students investigate what influenced Darwin's thinking as it relates to Evolution. They discuss pros and cons of Natural Selection.
Students label maps with the geographical distribution of wolf subspecies and the original locations of dog breeds. They read and discuss related articles and write essays based on their research.
Students design a presentation that trace the development of an organ system through the major phyla of the animal kingdom looking for the relationships between structure and function by documenting adaptations.
Students examine mechanisms behind biological evolution and the theories that feed it, and are able to demonstrate their knowledge of these theories in a story.
Students investigate the evidence and consequences of global warming. They read and discuss an article, conduct a debate, evaluate their community's climate statistics, log their gas consumption for a week, and develop a panel discussion on fossil fuels.
Students examine the value of ecosystems. They read and analyze an article, evaluate ecosystem services, research the benefits of biomonitors, and design a public service announcement.
Students examine the topic of evolution as it relates to biodiversity in various remote areas of the world. They watch videos, conduct Internet research, and in small groups create a digital video report to illustrate common evolution in their own world.
Ancient coral beds give scientists clues to past ocean temperatures in much the same way that tree rings indicate historical weather conditions. High school scientists examine coral oxygen isotope ratios and plot the data as a function of the age of the coral. They relate their findings to climate change. Many resource links are included that can lead to extension activities. 
Learners perform an experiment to demonstrate the principles of antibody-antigen binding, the secondary immune response, cross reactivity, and complement fixation. The materials to be used include antibodies from a rabbit that was injected once with red cells from a sheep and also one that was injected three times with the red cells from a sheep.
Students are able to use a secchi disk to measure the turbidity of water by determining the depth at which the sechi disk is no longer visible and using the data in a formula to quantify the results. They are able to use Vernier probes to condcut water quality testing for: dissolved oxygen, nitrates, pH, temperature, phosphorous and produce computer printouts of the data collected.
Young scholars investigate genetics and evolution of species. They simulate the breeding of birds using origami birds. In addition, using dice they introduce genetic variation into the species.
In this primate evolution worksheet, high schoolers will review the structures and functions that are characteristic of primates. Students will identify the differences between Old World monkeys, New World monkeys, and prosimians. This worksheet has 5 true or false, 20 matching, 3 fill in the blank, and 5 short answer questions.
In this evolution worksheet, students fill in the blank of 20 statements that describe the hypothesis of why finches from the Galapagos Islands have changed over time.
For this special segments in triangles worksheet, 10th graders solve 86 various types of problems that include determining the measure of various triangles. They draw and label a figure that illustrates each situation. Then, students prove triangles congruent by the given theorem or postulate. They also use the problem-solving strategy of working backward to complete the indirect proof in paragraph form.
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. This lesson gives the opportunity to study both the biological topics and statistical mechnisms.
Young scholars design an underwater vehicle. In this engineering instructional activity, students will design an underwater robot that includes specific systems for it to function properly. Each group will present their prototype to the class.
Students write an essay about the coral reefs. In this oceanography lesson, students investigate the reef of Bonaire and compare it to reefs that are not thriving. Students then explore the differences that contribute to the overall health of the coral reefs.
Students explore the concept of paleoclimatological proxies.  In this paleoclimatological proxies instructional activity, students explain isotope ratios in deep water coral samples.  Students write a paragraph about global climate change as it effects their life.

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