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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.
Fish Parasite Survey
Students 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.
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.
Fish Parasite Survey
Students 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Little Red Riding Hood Meets A Golden Retriever?
Students explore how dogs evolved from wolves. They discuss the similarities and differences between dogs and wolves. Students research wolves and two dog breeds. They rewrite "Little Red Riding Hood" where the main character encounters a Maltese or a Golden Retriever instead of a wolf.
Into the Ocean
Students study familiar fish and some other underwater animals, they see where in the ocean these animals live They study about the special adaptations of animals with which they are already familiar. They create a poster and share it with the class.
Evolution: Finch on the Galapagos Islands
A writing prompt instructs science high schoolers to describe a series of events that sequences the arrival of the ancestral species of finch on the Galapagos Islands. The assignment guides young researchers with sixteen key concepts, and limits the page number to one double-spaced page.
Biology Year End Crossword
In this biology worksheet, high schoolers complete a crossword puzzle by choosing vocabulary words from a word bank to match with 94 clues given relating to all basic biology topics.
Now Take a Deep Breath
Students research to answer questions related to deep sea diving. In this deep sea diving lesson, students answer questions on a worksheet using the Internet. They discuss pressure, gas laws, and the physiology of diving in the deep sea.
The Benthic Drugstore
High schoolers examine active chemicals that are in marine invertebrates and how they act to fight diseases. In this marine lesson plan students identify three pharmacologically-active chemicals, describe their disease fighting action and infer why sessile marine invertebrates appear to be a promising new source of drugs.
Watch the Screen!
Students explore screening processes for biological activity. In this deep sea lesson students complete a lab activity.
What's Down There?
Students analyze data on coral reefs and use this to help characterize reefs. In this mapping coral reefs instructional activity students identify and explain the major threats to coral reefs.
Where's My Bot?
Students estimate geographic position based on speed and air travel. In GPS lesson students use GPS to estimate the set and drift of currents.
Genetic Jewels: Building the DNA Model
Students construct segments of DNA to create a piece of jewelry. In this genetics lesson students create a DNA sequence that they turn into something to wear.
Mystery of the Matching Marks
Students view a Power Point and complete activities related to genetic evidence of human evolution. In this molecular evolution lesson plan, students view and discuss a provide presentation. They search for the "tell-tale telomere" and complete a review quiz.
Archaeological sites in Washington State
Pupils investigate the Kennewick Man. In this archeology lesson, students conduct research to determine why various Native American groups claim the remains of the man as part of their tribes.