The Case of the Disappearing Pitcher Plants
Eighth graders develop an understanding of the plight of endangered carnivorous plants and discover that contaminants inadvertently introduced into an ecosystem can have detrimental effects.
8th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Effects of Environmental Conditions on Aquatic Organisms
What kind of experiment can your class do to how observe the environment effects on organisms? Groups design and conduct lab experiments to learn about the effects of the environment on aquatic organisms. Based upon knowledge gained from...
8th - 12th Science
Understanding Food Chains and Food Webs
Jump into an exploration of marine ecosystems with the first instructional activity in this four-part series. After first learning about crustaceans, mollusks, and other forms of sea life, young marine biologists view a PowerPoint...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Sustainability and Extinction
Galapagos Penguins are the only penguins on earth that live north of the equator (in the wild). In this last instructional activity a discussion on how the Galapagos islands developed their populations and diversity sparks the...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Poisonous Pitcher Plant - The Private Life of Plants
Pitcher plants are one of the largest carnivorous plants. Its prey-trapping mechanism includes a large pitcher-like cavity that fills with liquid, creating a "lethal pond". Check out this video to see how the pitcher plant forms itself...
4 mins 4th - 12th Science