The Greatest Survival Story of All Time
Students use the Internet to read about an explorer's survival in the Antarctic. They try to find a better route for him to have taken.
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Science Talk: How do Bullfrogs Survive
Following the reading of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the ninth lesson in this unit involves emerging experts in a science talk about how bullfrogs survive. Looking back through the text, young scholars prepare for the...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Designed
Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Commitment to Recovery
Recovery from substance addiction is an ongoing process. The final lesson plan in a series about painkiller abuse and addiction prompts learners to research various recovery options before writing a short story about a character who is...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Color Variation over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
A species-specific look at natural selection, the resource herein examines how adaptations have helped the population of rock pocket mice survive in a changing landscape. To begin, middle or high schoolers watch a 10.5 minute video,...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Reading an Informational Text: "It All Started with Sputnik"
Sputnik was one of the greatest scientific advancements of the 1950s, and this reading lesson does it justice. Pupils start off with pre-reading questions and a video. They then read an excerpt from an article, which is accompanied by...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review A Brief History of Geologic Time
How do scientists know the history of Earth before humans—or any mammals—existed? An epic "Eons" series video explains the larger history of geologic time. It highlights the eons, eras, periods, epochs, and ages scientists use to divide...
12 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
These Fish Are All About Sex on the Beach
Here's an unusual approach to ensuring the survival of a species! Introduce young biologists to the California grunion, a fish that mates on land rather than in the water. The video shows how grunion make use of time and the tide to...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
MinuteEarth: The Story of Our Planet
Planet Earth has come a long way from its dramatic beginnings. How long did all of these changes take? Science sleuths unravel the often-tangled timeline of our progress from single-celled sea creatures to world-traveling homo sapiens in...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable