In Your Own Backyard
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Students observe organisms in their habitat and record their observations. They then draw conclusions about the organism's habitat needs and food sources.
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Hoo Eats Who and What is What in Your Own Backyard?
Bird is the word! Teach life science scholars the importance of our feathered friends and the roles they play in our ecosystem. Using the plan, learners investigate the birds in their areas, determine the biotic and abiotic factors that...
6th - 8th Science
Biodiversity in Your Own Backyard
As one of the most biodiverse places in the world, Monteverde Park in Costa Rica is home to more than 100 mammal species, more than 400 species of birds, over 10,000 insects, and over 2,500 types of plants. In this final activity in the...
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Section Three: What's the Status of Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is essential for every habitat, but many species are at risk due to pollution and other factors. Explore several different species native to Illinois in a gallery walk with posters that learners have created after research...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Does the Thyroid Manage Your Metabolism?
Hidden in our neck is an important, but often overlooked, little organ called the thyroid. Enjoy this short video as it explains the vital role this powerful organ plays in controlling the function of all the cells in our body, as well...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Are Those Floaty Things in Your Eye?
Ever find yourself looking at a clear blue sky and notice something that seems to be floating across your eye? Well, you're not alone. Watch this short video to find out exactly what causes this and other common visual phenomenon.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable