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Exploring the Antarctic
In this Antarctic worksheet, students read about Sir Ernest Shackleton's exploration of the Antarctic continent. Then students complete 2 short answer questions based on their reading.
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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
Engineering Design for Human Exploration
What would it take to live on the lunar surface? Small groups build model rockets in order to simulate launching a habitat into space and rebuilding it. Divide the class into groups to design and build a model of a lunar habitat. The...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes
Adaptations must be made as environments change. This fabulous presentation features Icelandic icefish, a transparent, scaleless specimen that even has colorless blood. Genetics and adaptations concepts are explored as scientists study...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Rising Tides: Climate Change and the Sea
Explore the issue of rising sea levels through an examination of data, satellite photos, and human interest stories. High schoolers work with groups to research and determine, based on data, whether or not sea levels are indeed rising,....
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed