Are There Too Many Elk?
Students study elk populations in Arizona. In this data lesson students read an article on monitoring elk populations, analyze data and make management recommendations.
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Deep-Sea Ecosystems – A Tale of Deep Corals
Many have debated which came first, the chicken or the egg, but this lesson debates which came first, the hydrocarbons or the carbonate reef. After a discussion on deep-sea corals, scholars receive a set of questions to research and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Genes, Environment and Genetic Complexity: Aggression in Humans
The highlight of this lesson plan is a 53-minute investigative video, Can Science Stop Crime?" The question asked is whether or not aggressive behavior is caused by genetic factors. The answer has to do with genetic complexity, the...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Why Are There so Many Types of Apples?
Ever wonder why there are so many varieties of apples? Due to a process called cross-pollination, apple breeding has allowed for the creation of many types of apples. Watch a video that explains how apples are given their creative names.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science