Investigation of Meiosis in Common Plants and Animals
Young scholars witness various stages of mitosis through preparing onion root tip slides. With teacher guidance, they learn a great deal through the hands-on process of preparing the slides themselves.
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From Salmonberry to Sagebrush - Exploring Oregon’s Native Plants
Take a deep dive into Oregon's ecosystems, plants, and changes from the past to the future. Many hands-on activities in an environmental science unit delight scholars, including creating a field guide for a local park. The in-depth study...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Meiosis: Where the Sex Starts
The narrator of a short video walk scholars through the beginning steps of meiosis, details how the steps are similar to the stages in mitosis, and then points out the very specific differences in meiosis that for variation within...
12 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Complex Animals: Annelids and Arthropods
Introduce your class to the importance of segmentation in evolutionary history with a video that explain how segmentation permitted the development of complex animals. The narrator analyzes examples of annelids and arthropods in terms of...
13 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics
A brief animation introduces heredity to your beginning biologists. They will meet Gregor Mendel's green and yellow peas, dominant and recessive traits, homozygous and heterozygous alleles, and Punnett squares. In this cartoon animation,...
3 mins 7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Trouble in the Hive: Researching the Decimation of Honeybee Colonies
Teach your class about colony collapse disorder and foster discussion about causes and solutions for the honeybee problem. Class members read and discuss an article and participate in one of two detailed activities about pollination and...
8th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Where Do Genes Come From?
No, you didn't get your genes from the local clothing store. Learn where they really come from by watching this video as it explores how the genes found in all plants and animals today have arisen over billions of years of mutations from...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Inside the Minds of Animals
Is it instinct and intelligence that divide animals from humans? What are they really thinking, and how do we define that? Check out this great video that discusses everything from Descartes' thoughts on the topic and Darwinian evolution...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Coelacanth: A Living Fossil of a Fish
It was just another day of fishing at the local pier when a man unknowingly reeled in a fish thought to be extinct for 65 million years. This short video explains how scientists were surprised to discover that this 360 million year old...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable