Photo credit: The Amoeba Sisters The Amoeba Sisters introduce the systems of the human body to students. There is a worksheet that accompanies this video clip. They also offer an answer sheet, but this part is offered for a fee. Another important video clip to accompany the one above is one titled biological levels. It […]
Photo credit: The History Channel As students learn about the various systems of the body, I like to break up some of the work on packets with some small labs and with 4 episodes from the series titled Evolve from the History Channel. I like to show the episode titled “Skin” when students learn about […]
Photo credit: Howard Hughes Medical Institute In the film, “The Day the Mesozoic Died” scientists follow the chain of evidence that leads to the discovery that a large asteroid impact affected the food web, which impacted the survival of large dinosaurs.
Photo credit: University of Colorado Here is a simulator, from PhET, for determining scenarios of natural selection. I like the options that they give you. You can mutate the rabbit’s fur color, add food, introduce predators, or even dramatically change the environment from desert to arctic. You can also alter the rabbit’s genotype is order […]
Photo credit: Date a Rock is an activity where students put their knowledge to use. They count the amount of beans (Beanium) and compare it to the amount of corn kernels (Cornium). Once these numbers are known, they count the number of half-lifes to determine the “rock sample’s” age. To access the pdf, click here.
Photo credit: Images In Time by Stephen Greb with the Kentucky Geological Society (http://www.uky.edu/KGS/) Timeline of Life is a card sorting game, where students arrange cards according to the time-frame the creatures lived or the events occurred. For a breakdown of which images go with which time frames, visit http://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/timeimag.htm
Photo credit: www.biologycorner.com Students learn about taxonomy, classification, and dichotomous keys with this game from www.biologycorner.com. Save Save Save
Photo credit: Tree of Life web project The Tree of Life web project is a site with over 10,000 pages of information focused on the diversity of life on the planet. Biologists from around the world have contributed to this virtual warehouse of knowledge. Disclaimer: This is very informative, but can be challenging to navigate. […]
Photo credit: eGFI Atomic Candy is a lesson from eGFI (Engineering, Go For It!), that teaches students about radiometric dating. On eGFI’s website, this lesson is attributed to North Carolina State University’s partnership with The Science House. Radiometric dating is a critical concept that is necessary for student’s understanding of how old things like the […]
Photo credit: Oregon Public Broadcasting The Fossil Evidence for Evolution is a multi-part lesson from PBS that can take 2-3 class periods, where students explore fossil formation, evidence of the descendants of fish moving to land, and how some mammals returned to the sea. Save