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36 resources with the concept environmental adaptations

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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 10 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Deep inside the Arctic Circle, Spencer continues his quest to find the migratory path and lifestyle that led to human success. Again human variation is explained in terms of physical adaptations ignited by environmental extremes. This...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 11 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Geneticist Spencer Wells continues in part 11 off the 13-part Journey of Man series. Your class will witness the amazing survival techniques employed by the Chuchi people that are probably very similar to the techniques used by our Ice...
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Birth of the Environmental Protection Agency

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Seeing is believing when it comes to climate change. An informative activity explores the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its efforts to document environmental issues with photographs. Academics match images...
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Where Did the New Coronavirus Come From?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Everything comes from somewhere. A research-based lesson presents the current hypotheses on the origin of the new coronavirus. Learners connect the information to concepts of adaptations and natural selection.
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What's This? Life at the Limits

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There are some amazing ways species evolve to survive. From large ears to sneezing salt, learners read about these interesting adaptations in an interactive lesson. Great to supplement an in-class lesson, it also works well as a remote...
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Ocean Creature Feature

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
From coloring to hard protective shells, ocean creatures have adaptation features that help them survive. An eight-question online quiz highlights different ocean animals and their unique characteristics. The resource then offers pop-up...
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Life in the Cold: Climate Challenges

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
What does it take to make it in the Arctic? Learners examine the cold weather adaptations of a polar bear that help it survive. With everyday objects, they model these characteristics as they become make-shift polar bears. Modeling helps...
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Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A Los Angeles reservoir is the largest ball pit on Earth. Learn the problem and solution of the water treatment plant in LA in a Veritasium video lesson. An unexpected chemical reaction created an issue in the treatment of water, and the...
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1 Million Species Could Go Extinct… Here’s Why

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The human carbon footprint may be larger than anyone thought. It is estimated that one million species are at risk of going extinct due to human impact on the environment. An installment from the large It's Okay to be Smart series...
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The Croc That Ran on Hooves

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A crocodile with hooves and razor-sharp teeth was really a thing—and there is proof. A video lesson from the PBS Eons series presents the fossil evidence and explores the reasons for the adaptations of the unique reptile. Scholars see a...
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The Lovable (and Lethal) Sea Lion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What lives in the ocean, has ears, walks on all fours, and can reach a top speed of 18 miles an hour? Why, the sea lion, of course! A cute, animated video introduces viewers to the majestic aquatic mammal.
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Controlling the Environment: Crash Course History of Science #39

For Students 9th - 12th
What would the world look like if we could control the weather? Historically, countries have attempted to do just that, but their intentions were not always good! The 39th lesson in a History of Science series describes science projects...
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Why Flamingos Are Pink and Hardcore

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
They're not just pretty faces! Flamingos may look delicate, but they have adaptations that allow them to survive in areas most other organisms cannot. A video lesson in a larger ACS Reactions series describes how flamingos survive in...
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Five Themes of Iceland

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
How do the five themes of geography relate to the country of Iceland? Pupils learn about everything from the differences between relative and absolute location to how humans both adapt and change the environment. The presentation...
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Anole Lizards: An Example of Speciation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What happens to a species when members become separated by changes in their environment? Present young biologists with the ultimate example species—the anole lizard. A brief video describes the origins of the multitude of anole species...
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For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Twenty questions make up an assessment designed to test super scientists' knowledge of ecosystems. Scholars answer multiple-choice and short-answer questions about organisms, food chains, energy flow, and more.
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LS3B - Variation of Traits

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Make sure your unit on trait variation causes a sensation! Take an in-depth look at standard LS3B, an important component of the Next Generation Science Standards. The narrator discusses methods of delivering the standard to younger...
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Pygmy Seahorses: Masters of Camouflage

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Watch as pygmy seahorses become one with their environment. The life of a pygmy seahorse begins and ends on a branch of coral. An interesting video lesson explores how camouflage protects this delicate species and how they adapt when...
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Why Do Some Species Thrive in Cities?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do wild animals adapt to our urban expansion? An interesting video lesson describes different adaptation strategies of common species. The narrator includes a discussion of the changes in DNA.
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Restoration Channel Islands Debate

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Introduce learners to the debate format with an activity that uses the National Park Service's controversial Channel Islands restoration program as a topic. Class members learn how to generate provocative debate questions, how to prepare...
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Understanding Climate Change and Nature's Role in Creating Resilience

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
They say you can't control the weather — but maybe we can! A two-week unit explores climate change, humans' role in it, and nature's adaptation due to climate change. Learners research each topic with a focus on local and state information.
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Diversity of Living Things

For Teachers 8th Standards
Here's a topic classes can really dig—the fossil record. Use the well-organized and thoughtful road map to take eighth graders back in time to unearth the answer. Learn how our climate has changed, and how organisms have changed along...
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Star Wars Geography Unit

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What kind of animals live on an ice planet like Hoth? How would the habitat on Tatooine allow different organisms to thrive? Connect social studies, science, and Star Wars in one engaging activity that focuses on the ecosystems of the...
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Ecological Succession

For Students 9th - 12th
Never trust a tree, they always look shady. The video explains both primary and secondary succession. It uses examples of volcanic activity, fires, and human disturbances. It is the seventh in an 18-part series.