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Biology Junction PowerPoint Presentations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Add a little power to your biology classes with a collection of 18 colorful presentations that cover everything from an introduction to the scientific method to lab safety rules, from acids to vaporization, Although designed as an AP...
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For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce young zoologists to invertebrates with a video collection from Nature League, hosted by Britt Garner. The narrator identifies the major characteristics of invertebrates alongside their positions on the phylogenetic tree....
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Orchid Mantis: Looks That Kill

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Rather than hunting for food, the orchid mantis entices the prey to come to it. A cool video discusses this type of mimicry as part of a larger biology playlist. The orchid mantis appears like any typical orchid to us, but it stands out...
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Insects: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What would the world be like with no insects? Ponder this question using a research-based STEM unit that encourages scholars to investigate insects from both a beneficial and hazardous perspective. They learn about insect behaviors,...
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Life Science Toolbox for Fifth Grade

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Help build young scholars' understanding of living things with the tools provided in this comprehensive life science resource. Including a total of nine lessons that cover topics ranging from plant and animal life cycles to heredity and...
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For Teachers 4th - 12th
There are more than 34,000 different species of spiders that roam our planet. Now that's a lot of legs! Watch this video to learn about spiders and how they differ from insects.
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Giant Centipede

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Want to get up close and personal with a giant centipede? Watch this video and you will! Learn about the giant centipede's daily living habits in this National Geographic video clip.
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Leafcutter Ants

For Teachers 4th - 12th
What is nature's equivalent to a chainsaw? Surely the leafcutter ants! They use their jaws, which vibrate at 1000 times per second, to precisely cut through leaves and flowers. Watch this fun video to see how they do it!
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Termite World - Life in the Undergrowth

For Teachers 4th - 12th
We walk on it everyday, but have you ever thought about what's beneath our feet? What's going on underground? Watch this video to learn about the underworld of termites. Viewers will learn how termites are able to live and breathe...
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The Mosquito

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other living creature. How? Watch this video to learn why these tiny insects can be so deadly.
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Insects

For Students 3rd - 7th
Queen Latifah makes a cameo in this Bill Nye episode on insects. The facts taught are that the queen bee is in charge of a bee colony, ants can dig tunnels, and exoskeletons support, strengthen, and protect the insect's body. While you...
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Insect Anatomy

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
A wonderful lesson plan on the many benefits of having spiders and bugs around us. Learners discover how important these bugs are to our ecosystem. The lesson helps young biologists see the differences between spiders and caterpillars,...
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2008 Master Gardener Training: Basic Entomology

For Teachers Higher Ed
The author of this presentation elaborates on the details of insect classification, information apparently required to become a master gardener in the horticulture program at Oregon State University. Though lengthy (110 slides), it is an...
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Draw a Monarch

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewFive steps walk scholars through the process of drawing a Monarch butterfly. Participants research the insect, make observations, trace, then color. 
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How to Eat a Forest - Southern Pine Beetle-Style

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewSmall but mighty! Discover how one beetle decimates an entire forest. Participants play a game to simulate a growing southern pine beetle population. After observing various possible scenarios, scholars reflect on the role different...
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How to Eat a Tree - An Insect’s Guide to Finding Food in the Forest

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewExplore forest health and an unwanted dinner guest—the insect. Group members read about insect/tree adaptations and interactions and create descriptive advertisements for use in a team exercise. A follow-up discussion dives deeper into...
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Breaking Point

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewLeaf toughness can add to its herbivore appeal. Learns design an experiment to quantify leaf toughness and then perform their procedures. They follow the experiment with a set of questions that ask them to think about how leaf toughness...
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You are the Queen

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A day in the life of a wasp queen is not as royal as it may sound. Pupils assume the role of the wasp queen to complete an interactive activity that simulates building a colony. They make decisions along the way and note the changes from...
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Wonderful World of Wasps

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Shockingly, wasps sometimes challenge lions as the king of predators! Learners explore the life of a wasp in an interactive online lesson. They read about the characteristics of wasps and then complete activities to learn about their lives.
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Lower Elementary Lessons for Classroom and Garden

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Learn important science topics by exploring the hobby of gardening. A 16-lesson unit explores several science topics through the lens of gardening. Pupils learn about erosion, soil characteristics, capacity, and several other topics as...
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Mating Frenzies, Sperm Hoards, and Brood Raids: the Life of a Fire Ant Queen

For Students 6th - 12th
The dramatic story of the life cycle of a fire ant queen is featured in a short video that details the queen's struggle to survive amid floods, fierce battles, and forage wars.
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School Forest Inventory for Dummies

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Put on those forest ranger hats for an engaging and informative lesson. Eager scientists study the makeup of a local forest ecosystem and then write a forest management plan. They consider many parameters including identification of both...
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Discovering Integrated Pest Management: Grades 2–7

For Teachers 2nd - 7th Standards
How are pests managed in a way that supports ecosystems? Individuals explore insects and ecology with a variety of hands-on activities. They learn about ecosystems and food webs by playing a modified game of tag and learn about the...
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Discovering Integrated Pest Management: Grade 5

For Teachers 5th
Pest or pet ... it may be a matter of perspective. Budding scientists learn about insects in a hands-on series of lessons. They search for evidence of pests in everyday places and then manage their own insects as they study the habits of...