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164 resources with the concept whales

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Three-Dimensional Coordinates and the Right-Hand Rule Video
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NOAA Enrichment in Marine Sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce scholars to the Marine Sciences and Oceanography with 23 lessons covering marine science, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, technology, and marine policy. Aligned with national science teaching standards, the lessons are...
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Simple Machines

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
A collection of five lessons and activities introduce young engineers to simple and compound machines. Groups use the engineering design process to design a Rube Goldberg machine to move a circus elephant into a rail car, a pulley system...
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How Whales Breathe, Communicate... and Fart with Their Faces

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Dr. Joy Reidenberg is an expert in comparative anatomy, but also quite relatable to preteens! Here, she lectures on echolocation by likening it to "farting with the face!" She explains with film, actual whale voice recordings, diagrams,...
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Animal Migrations

For Teachers K - 3rd
Here is a fabulous set of activities for your young scientists. Each lesson contains map, hands-on, and game activities that will help the class understand why and how animals migrate from one place to another. First they'll examine the...
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Mammals

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learn more about mammals with this fantastic video! It discusses mammals varying from whales to mice to elephants. Can your class tell the difference between a whale and a shark?
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Blue Whale

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Staring out onto the ocean is often soothing and calm, but take a dip beneath the waters to find plenty of sounds and activity! This video clip studies the sounds of blue whales. Find out what their pulsing sounds might mean in this...
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Killer Whale vs. Sea Lions

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Two hungry killer whale brothers are on the prowl for their daily dose of sea lions. They swim up to shore to snag their meals and fill up their stomachs. Note: This video may be inappropriate for some viewers.
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Whale of a Meal

For Teachers 4th - 12th
One of nature's most mesmerizing mammals, the humpback whale, can live up to 60 years. They can hold their breath for 30 minutes underwater. Watch this video to learn more about this large mammal!
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Oceans: Arctic

For Teachers 4th - 8th
By 2100, it is projected that nearly all of the Arctic's sea ice will be lost. Explore this region and learn about the effects of global warming on our polar bears, ring seals, whales, and narwhals. What will happen to our arctic sea...
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Keiko, Killer Whale

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers will create a children's book on Keiko, the killer whale, that was rehabilitated and returned to the wild after living in an aquarium. In small groups, they conduct internet research to find out the history and current...
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A Whale of a Tale

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's the most interesting fact about a blue whale? Learners read an interview about the similarities between the Titanosaur and the blue whale displays at the American Museum of Natural History. Pupils learn not only about blue whales...
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Large Decimal Rounding to Decimal Representations: Weighing a Whale

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
An interactive challenges mathematicians to round large numbers with help from a large scale that measures the weight of a blue whale. The practie's five questions include multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, true or false, and an open...
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Species and Their Feces

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
It's an extravaganza of excrement! Do your pupils understand that waste doesn't really go to waste? Introduce the nitrogen cycle with an interesting lesson and lab from the K20 series. The activities include a look at nitrogen in both...
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When Whales Walked

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Remember that time whales were the size of house cats and walked on land? It's true—the evolution of whales is stranger than many suspect! See it all unfold in a historical video from PBS Eons channel that presents the evidence proving...
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What is the Evidence for Evolution?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Would you believe whales and hippos share a common ancestor? The video discusses the evidence from a variety of scientific disciplines supporting evolution, focusing specifically on whales and their connections to hippos. The narrator...
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Mutant Mosquitos in Florida

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Science ... sometimes it really is about life and death! Examine sharks and whales that live for a really long time, as well as mosquitoes designed to die young in the final installment in a 143-part video series. Biology scholars...
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Ambergris: Why Perfume Makers Love Constipated Whales

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does perfume really contain whale excrement? Only the most expensive varieties! An intriguing video lesson explains the origin of the ambergris ingredient through a tour through the sperm whale's digestive system. Scientists only...
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Whale Jenga Food Web Game

For Students 6th - 8th
Alter a Jenga game to represent the food web for Baleen whales and watch as an ocean food web comes tumbling down.  Using playing cards to represent positive and negative impacts on the web class members observe how long can they play...
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Amazing Facts About Whales!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The blue whale is the largest creature ever to have lived on Earth. Scholars explore the world of these cetaceans, see how whales evolved, explore their characteristics, listen to their communication, and learn about their diet. 
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Why Do Whales Sing?

For Students 6th - 12th
Although little is know about why whales sing, researchers are developing theories that explain how whales are able to vocalize. Viewers get a short course in whale song and even get to listen to recordings of the haunting melodies...
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Machines and Tools (Part 2)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Which pulley system will give us a whale of a good time? Teams compare the theoretical and actual mechanical advantages of different pulley systems. They then form a recommendation for how to move a whale from an aquarium back to the ocean.
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Vertebrates II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mammals of the ocean unite! Or not. The 20th installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program investigates how warm-blooded marine mammals survive in water. In the class activity, learners use...
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Whales and Fish: Creatures of the Deep

For Students 5th Standards
Practice comparing and contrasting details in informational text with a reading passage about whales. It explains the ways that fish and whales are similar, as well as the ways they are different, and specific characteristics of various...
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It’s a Plankton Eat Plankton World

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
For as small as they are, plankton sure play an enormous role in maintaining marine ecosystems. Dive into an investigation of these tiny organisms with a hands-on life science activity in which children cut out pictures of sea animals...