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Fertilization to Birth
In this fertilization worksheet, students complete 10 short answer questions about the phases of fertilization then place 6 events of fertilization in the appropriate order on a timeline.
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Reebops: A “Model” Organism for Teaching Genetic Concepts
In a sweet simulation, junior geneticists examine the chromosomes of a fictitious Reebop marshmallow animal, combine chromosomes to produce offspring, and then make a model of the resulting Reebop baby. Phenotypes include number of...
6th - 12th Science
Investigating Reproductive Strategies
Pass on to your class knowledge about different aspects of reproduction with this simple life science lesson. From amoebas to grizzly bears, young scientists read about a variety of organisms as they investigate the advantages and...
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Proposed Treatment to Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues
Should genetic scientists be permitted to alter mtDNA to eliminate birth defects? That is the question examined in Rob Stein's article for NPR that explores the ethical issues raised by this research.
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Bering Sea Fabulous Food Chain Game
In spring, the Bering Sea turns green due to phytoplankton, which live at the surface, experiencing a population explosion. Groups of scholars play a food chain game, writing down food chains as the game is played. After five to six...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Inspiring Middle School Students to Engage in Deep and Active Learning
After reviewing this document, you will be an expert in both the definition of project-based learning and how to implement it with your class. Discover and explore thorough explanations, detailed examples, and applicable resources for...
6th - 12th Science
How to Make a Baby (in a Lab)
With over five million babies being born through in vitro fertilization in the last 40 years, sex education is taking on a whole new look. After first walking through natural process of reproduction, this short video goes on to explore...
7 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable