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Pupils examine several maps of California exhibiting features such as precipitation, topography, and vegetation. They look for patterns that might be the source of or influence biodiversity in different regions. They pay particular attention to the endemic species of California.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Woodworms: A Study of Natural Selection
Young scholars identify adaptations within a species and benefits of each, environmental factors affecting success of individuals within population, follow the success or failure of different phenotypes according to collected data, and graph collected data.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Perception is Not Always Reality
Students view various types of illusions. Using one of the illusions, they try to determine how a scientist might explain them. They discover a t-illusion and use their own words to analyze them. In groups, they research a different solution.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 10 Downloads
History of the Earth
Students work together in groups to research the characteristics of the Mesozoic Era. Using various sources, they must include information about climate, landforms, plants and animals found during this time period. They create a timeline on banner paper and connect it with the other groups in the class.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
Fish Parasite Survey
Learners count nematodes, cestodes and crustaceans on approximately one-hundred and fifty fish. They fill out autopsy reports for external and internal parasites then complete and discuss guide questions to make inferences about parasite evolution.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Studying Species By Examining the Evolution of the Canidae Family
Students read an article on the characteristics of wolves and dogs then complete a phylogenetic tree of the canid family. They then write an essay justifying why or why not wolves and dogs should be classified as different species.
9th - 10th Science 4 Views 11 Downloads
Fish Parasite Survey
Pupils survey and dissect as many fish as possible. They count nematodes, cestodes and crustaceans on the fish, fill out autopsy reports, and transfer data to a chalkboard data table. Students graph the results of the entire class and explore coevolution.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Spider Activities, Experiments and Projects
Students examine seven spiders and put them into two or three groups based on their structural similarities. In groups, they create a cladogram proposing possible ancestral relationships. Students design an experiment related to their spiders' behavior and describe it in detail.
7th - 12th Science 4 Views 15 Downloads
Studying Species by Examining the Evolution of the Canidae Family
Students examine the definition of species. Students complete a phylogentic tree of the Canidae family. They write an essay justifying why or why not wolves and dogs should be classified as different species.
9th - 10th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
Species Diversity and Phylogeny
Students explore the classification system of organisms: taxonomy. They examine prepared slides of Protozoans and record information on a Taxonomy Recording Sheet. Two additional classifying activities are also included in this lesson.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 34 Downloads
Critical Analysis of Evolution
Tenth graders discuss anomalies in nature and science. They discuss times that anomalies led to the collection of data that explained the phenomena and contributed to changing scientific understandings. Students work in groups to research different aspects of evolutionary theory.
10th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads