Life from Non-Life? A Quantitative Determination
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Twelfth graders consider the origin of life. They carry out Pasteur's nutrient broth flash experiments, looking at data both quantitatively and qualitatively and use their data to attempt to define and recognize "life".
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Water is Life – Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline
In 2016, the Dakota Access Pipeline was scheduled for construction through an area that directly impacts indigenous people. The final lesson in the four-part series encourages scholars to research the Standing Rock debate from multiple...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
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
New Review Did Comets Kickstart Life on Earth?
Care to speculate on how life on Earth came to be? The video presentation from the ACS Reaction series considers the possibility of comets creating the right conditions for the formation of life. Scholars consider colliding comets as...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Could Comets Be the Source of Life on Earth?
For thousands of years people have observed comets as they pass through the solar system, but could there be more to these celestial bodies than meets the eye? Watch this video to learn how these objects have recently been found to...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
PS3D - Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life
Need to take your teaching of energy concepts to another level? Check out a strategic video that examines standard PS3D in the Next Generation Science Standards. Filled with examples, scenarios, and connections to the life sciences, the...
7 mins 4th - 12th Science
What Can You Learn From Ancient Skeletons?
Skeletons may not be able to speak, but they can still tell us a lot. High schoolers watch a short video about the ways biological anthropologists can use a skeleton's bone structure to determine age, gender, place of birth, and social...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable