Cells: The Units of Life
In this biology worksheet on cells, 9th graders name who the first person was to use the word cell and describe in what materials this person saw cells. Then they determine what instrument uses light and two or more lenses to view cells.
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C. elegans and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Introduce the topic of astrobiology in a unit that's out of this world. Biology scholars examine the search for extraterrestrial life by culturing roundworms, a species that has been key in helping researchers understand the challenges...
9th - 12th Science
Discovering DNA: The Recipe for Life
A pinch of adenine, a dash of thymine and ta-da, you have life! Well, it's not quite that simple, but through this series of activities and experiments young scientists learn about the structure of DNA and how it contains the recipe for...
4th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Genome: The Secret of How Life Works
What do you have in common with a fruit fly? About 60 percent of your DNA. The resource, divided into two units, is intended for grades four to eight and another for high schoolers. Both units include eight lessons covering the genome as...
4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Intro to Cells: Animal, Plant, Nerve and Red Blood Cells
Throw your dendrites in the air and wave 'em like you just don't care! An excellent video in the Fuse School playlist explains the parts and functions of cells. It describes their structures, functions, and specialties.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How We Think Complex Cells Evolved
Being able to absorb the abilities of other life forms may seem like something taken from a superhero movie, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Join the narrator as he takes viewers back billions of years to investigate how...
6 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable