Science 4 Inquiry
Do You See What I See?
In only nine months, a small group of cells grows into a fully developed baby. Pupils learn about the development of an embryo to a fetus to a baby. They identify each step of weekly development. Young scientists look at ultrasounds to...
AP: Chapter 38: Plant Reproduction
Short, but sweet, this handout questions the learner on the structures and processes of plant reproduction. Budding botanists draw a dicot seed, label a flower diagram, and describe the functions of different flower parts. It also covers...
Variety Is the Spice of Cellular Life
Do you need to review animal cell structure? Investigate the ways in which different types of cells interact in a common human reflex. Your students can explore the functions of stem cells, consider various illnesses and assess stem...
Human Cloning: Is it Biological Plagiarism?
Is cloning good or harmful? Help your class understand the risks and benefits as they read, research, and discuss human cloning. Individuals form teams, research information, and present to the class before concluding with an in-depth...
Evidence of Evolution
Since its conception in the mid-1800s, the theory of evolution has been a point of hot discussion, but what exactly do the facts say? Take your life science class on an evolutionary exploration, analyzing the different pieces of evidence...
Pregnancy, Day 1: The Developing Baby
Twenty-six pages of good information about pregnancy. Pictures and descriptions describe the moment the sperm and egg unite, and there are worksheets that students can complete. This is a pretty comprehensive lesson for one day. It might...
Pregnancy, Day 3: Prenatal Health
Focusing on prenatal health, this thorough resource provides discussion points about behaviors of the mother and of the father. It differentiates between controllable behaviors that help decrease problems with the developing fetus, and...
Introduction to Plant Reproduction
Eight objectives pertaining to plant reproduction are stated and addressed in this presentation. Objectives include defining sexual and asexual reproduction, comparing monocots to dicots, explaining flower types, and more. Some of the...
Seeds - What are Seeds?
At minimum, beginning botanists learn the terminology used when discussion seed germination. This set of slides lists basic seed parts, requirements for germination, steps of the process, and then it differentiates between monocot and...
Stem Cell Differentiation Game Questions
Thirty-five multiple-choice questions are spread out into boxes bordered with dotted lines so that they can be cut out to become game cards. Playing a game to review concepts is an effective way to learn, even if you are in college. Give...
Inside the Egg, Hatching Chickens
Students explore how an egg becomes fertilized. In this biology lesson, students "candle" a variety of eggs in order to determine which ones have been fertilized and which ones haven't. Student use paper plates to create a graphic on the...
Genetic Engineering and Farm Animals
In this genetic engineering worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 17 clues about topics related to cloning and genetic engineering in animals.
In this wordfind activity, students circle the hidden words on the list as it relates to hen eggs and chicks. Students write the message about chicks and the eggs that incubate them until hatching.
Embryology Word Search Puzzle
In this biology word search instructional activity, students search for 36 terms related to embryology. They check off the words as they find them in the puzzle.
Ninth graders are introduced to the concept of human embryology. Individually, they complete an exercise in which they determine which trait they got from which family member. In groups, they identify and label the reproductive organs...
Temperature Affects The Heart Rate
High schoolers relate heart rate and development to environmental conditions through experiment. In cooperative groups, students record the heart rate in developing zebra fish. Groups create a standard curve to predict the temperature...
THE EMBRYO GAME
Students develop a game similar to BINGO. They compare the reproduction and embryo development of different organisms while initiating group and cooperative learning. They constuct cards from vocabulary words.
Embryology as Evidence of Evolution
Learners observe the two major developmental pathways (protostome and deuterostome). They analyze data regarding differences in nucleotide sequences and construct a phylogenetic tree. They observe the similar evolutionary history shared...
Animal Organs and the Study of Reproduction, Embryology and Cancer
Young scholars examine organs from dogs and cats to study reproduction, embryology, and the identification of cancer. They record their observations at both the gross and microscopic levels. They present their information to the class.
Natural Selection and Evidence Worksheet
Matching and fill-in-the-blank exercises give biology whizzes a chance to practice vocabulary associated with evolution. Terms to be reviewed focus on evidence for evolution, natural selection concepts, and some genetics words. You could...
Development Before Birth
In this development activity, students review the process of fertilization in placental organisms. Students determine what trimester certain events take place in a fetus' development. This activity has 10 fill in the blank and 7 matching...
Students view a PowerPoint presentation about pregnancy. They work in groups to complete activities at each of six stations. Students create a baby from clay dough. They use construction paper to design a quilt square. Students complete...
Health: Symptoms and Stages of Pregnancy
Pupils examine the growth and changes that occur during the three trimesters of pregnancy. Issues such as toxemia and spontaneous abortion are also considered. In groups, students rotate to various stations exploring aspects related to...
What is Inside a Seed?
Students observe how the bean seed has changed after being soaked in water overnight and record their observations. They open the bean and observe the inside. Finally, students draw and label the parts of a bean seed and write the...