What is in a Name?
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Students examine taxonomy and the use of dichotomous keys through two activities. They use a dichotomous key and create one of their own as well as create new scientific Family names for penguins using same word roots used by taxonomists.
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New Review How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?
Plastics in our oceans not only create unsightly litter, but they also threaten habitats. A video episode maps the location of the majority of the plastic debris and explains the impact the debris has on our world. The lesson also...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Is Earthshine?
Light travels in interesting ways through the solar system. A video episode from a longer series highlights how the sun's rays travel to the earth and moon and sometimes in between. Scholars learn about reflection properties on a very...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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This is an effective visual illustration of what is happening in the bodies of individuals who have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Using simple symbols and language, these two videos summarize the key concepts of the pancreas'...
2 mins 7th - 10th Health CCSS: Adaptable