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Conserving Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Trying to plan an engaging elementary science unit on natural resources? Conserve your energy! This five-part series of lessons and hands-on activities has exactly what you need to teach young scholars about the importance of conservation.
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Natural Selection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The peppered moth is featured in a video about natural selection. The narrator tells the story of Darwin's theory and then moves on to the principles behind natural selection and the different ways it works. Concepts covered include...
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Introduction to Evolution and Natural Selection

For Students 10th - 12th
The evidence for natural selection is presented as a random variation of a characteristic allowing a particular strain of organism to survive with a higher probability of successful reproduction. Population change over a short period of...
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“State of Nature” v. Government

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a state of nature, and what does an ideal government look like? After discussing these concepts and reviewing the Bill of Rights, your young historians will be divided into groups...
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Introduction to Natural Selection: Darwin & Lamarck

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Charles Darwin and Jean Baptiste Lamarck are credited for developing the theory of natural selection. After teaching your beginning biologists about acquired characteristics, they read the included selection and answer questions that...
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Nature Journaling: Experience the Outdoors Through Writing and Drawing

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Step into the great outdoors and develop young scientists' skills of observation with a nature journaling lesson. Given a specific focus or goal, children practice making and recording observations of nature through written descriptions...
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Natural Selection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Between 1968 and 2002, the total number of peppered moths decreased by almost two thirds, although scientists do now know why. In the 10th video of the series, the instructor defines evolution as any changes to a gene pool. Scholars then...
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Examples of Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers explore real-world examples of both evolution and natural selection as the instructor discusses changes to the environment, mutations causing changes in phenotypes and changing the fitness in organisms, and how humans are...
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Evolution by Natural Selection

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A diagram, data table, and reading passage top this resource. Through it, biology beginners are introduced to the concept of natural selection. They answer some questions and then participate in a simulation using fabric as a habitat and...
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Natural Selection - The Mechanism of Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A sufficient slide show on natural selection is available to use with your biology class. It introduces viewers to foundations of this mechanism of evolutionary change. Notes are provided to support your lecture on genetic variation and...
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What is Natural Selection?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Examine exactly what is meant by natural selection, as well as how it works in nature and through the assistance of humans. Presented with fun graphics and simple narration, the complex topic of natural selection is clearly explained in...
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Preparing for Extreme Natural Events

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
After a discussion about natural disasters, move on to talk about how to be prepared for such events. Introduce small groups to the FEMA website and get them reading about how to be safe during the types of occurrences in your area. Each...
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Competition and Natural Selection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does competition for resources influence natural selection? Only those that thrive survive! An intriguing video in the Fuse School Evolution playlist demonstrates how survival of the fittest ultimately decides the fate of a species....
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Study Jams! Natural Resources

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Use this slide show to introduce your class to some of our most useful natural resources. The text beneath the photographs differentiates between renewable and non-renewable resources. The need for conservation of resources and human...
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Natural Resources and Synthetic Materials

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
All synthetic materials began as natural materials. An engaging lesson begins with a hands-on activity and an example of the type of research that scholars perform independently. Then pupils receive a topic and begin researching the...
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Worksheet: The Theory of Natural Selection

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here is yet another variation of the classic activity in which lab groups use different tools to imitate different bird beaks as a demonstration of one of the factors in natural selection. What makes this one unique is that it is on a...
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Protecting Natural Resources

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders recognize what our natural resources are and their importance. In this natural resource recycling lesson, 3rd graders understand why it is important to recycle and conserve natural resources. Students can explain how...
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Debate: Natural Resources- Which Are Most Valuable to the State

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Class members are each assigned a state's natural resource to research. In pairs, they engage in silent debates: they pass a paper back and forth, writing a line on each turn about why their resource is most important. At the end,...
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Natural Log Function-Integration

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
One of the strongest tools in integration is u-substitution, particularly when working with natural logs. In this step-by-step video presentation, a pleasant-voiced instructor walks through a number of integration problems. She begins...
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Natural Selection of Lactose Tolerance

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Different regions of the world have greatly varying rates of lactose tolerance. Learn why this mutation spreads in some populations and not others with an educational video. Viewers consider the relationship with natural selection in...
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Natural Selection Made Easy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Clear up any confusion related to natural selection and evolution. This straight forward clip explains the differences between natural selection and evolution and sheds light on misconceptions Charles Darwin had about the process of...
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Natural Gas

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Did you know that natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel? The cost of processing natural gas is significantly less than processing even nuclear and wind energy. In this fast-moving, upbeat video, viewers learn about the benefits...
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ESS3A - Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Explore the natural resources on earth in relation to the specific Next Generation Standard. Understanding these resources are not evenly distributed in all locations helps gain a perspective of their uses. Nonrenewable resources need...
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Evolution by Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce the topic of evolution and natural selection with visuals, vocabulary, and historical perspective. Budding biologists can examine the evidence on their own by going through the presentation, or the teacher can present to the...

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