A Whale Of A Study
Students get some training as a whale biologist, and study about the kinds of things these researchers do and see over the next four months in their study of humpback whales. Some excellent websites are imbedded in this plan.
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Literature Study Guide: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Although they are designed for homeschool, these teaching tools support any student-centered literature study. Aimed at Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, the materials are widely applicable: graphic organizers, response to literature...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Plankton to Penguins: Antarctic Food Web
A well-written lesson plan, second in a series of four, gets high schoolers exploring how the Antarctic food web is impacted by climate change and the associated melting of polar ice sheets. It begins with a PowerPoint presentation about...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Whales Breathe, Communicate... and Fart with Their Faces
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,...
6 mins 4th - 8th Science
Not all Scientific Studies are Created Equal
Sample size and controls are features of the scientific inquiry process that are discussed in this quick-paced quip. A comparison is made between randomized clinical trials and epidemiological studies. Terms such as placebo, cohort,...
4 mins 8th - 12th Science
New Review The Three Different Ways Mammals Give Birth
All mammals have warm blood, are vertebrates, breathe with their lungs, have hair or fur on their bodies, and produce milk for their young. But not all mammals give birth to their young in the same manner. Watch a video that explains how...
5 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable