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Biology Lesson Plans: Activities, Experiments, Life Science Labs

Biology Lesson Plans: Activities, Experiments, Life Science Labs
Free Biology Lesson Plans Lesson Plans Inc. is an online warehouse of lesson plans that were created by our team at Lesson Plans Inc. or teachers all over the United States. The majority of the lessons were designed for high school science teachers, but we have many middle school, and elementary school lesson plans. Many lessons are aligned to state or national science standards. Biology lesson plans are free. Biology Experiments and Labs Lesson Plans Inc. offers life science teachers engaging biology experiments and biology labs. Biology Activities Are you looking for fun biology activities? Biology Worksheets Free biology worksheets are avaialable for download for students to practice life science concepts. Biology Projects Rigorous biology projects that promote group work are downloadable here for life science teachers. Biology Tests, Exams & Quizzes Lesson Plans Inc. provides life science teachers standards based online biology tests, exams and quizzes. Biology Webquests Biology Multimedia

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Center for Health and the Global Environment Here are some simple ways you can work to protect biodiversity -- and human health! Making small changes in your food, your transportation, and your home can have significant impacts. Here's how: Eat Sustainable Food Choose sustainably-harvested fish. Science Writer - Help with Lab Reports Welcome to CAST Science Writer, the tool that supports students in writing lab and class reports. This tool is geared toward middle school and high school students. Check out the supports and help available in Science Writer described below. Or click the "Take a Tour" button above to see how Science Writer works. A Report Structure All parts of a science or lab report are broken into small steps so the author can concentrate on one part of the report at a time.

Human Physiology - Respiration BIO 301Human Physiology Respiration Respiratory System: Primary function is to obtain oxygen for use by body's cells & eliminate carbon dioxide that cells produce Includes respiratory airways leading into (& out of) lungs plus the lungs themselves Pathway of air: nasal cavities (or oral cavity) > pharynx > trachea > primary bronchi (right & left) > secondary bronchi > tertiary bronchi > bronchioles > alveoli (site of gas exchange) Respiratory system

Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students by Drs. Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty, University of Pennsylvania The expression "hands-on, minds-on" summarizes the philosophy we have incorporated in these activities - namely, that students will learn best if they are actively engaged and if their activities are closely linked to understanding important biological concepts.

Ten Recent Advances in Evolution By Carl Zimmer Posted 10.26.09 NOVA To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Origin of Species, here's a list—by no means exhaustive—of some of the biggest advances in evolutionary biology over the past decade. These advances include not just a better understanding of how this or that group of species first evolved, but insights into the evolutionary process itself. In some cases those insights would have given Darwin himself a pleasant jolt of surprise. Ten significant leaps forward in evolution research in the past decade, as chosen and described by noted science writer Carl Zimmer Enlarge Photo credit: (Earth) © NASA; (text) © WGBH Educational Foundation How the Moon Affects the Date of Easter Friday (April 6) brings us the first full moon of the new spring season. The official moment that the moon turns full is 19:19 UT, or 3:19 p.m. EDT. Traditionally, the April full moon is known as "the Pink Moon," supposedly as a tribute to the grass pink or wild ground phlox, considered one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other monikers include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and, among coastal Native American tribes, the Full Fish Moon, for when the shad came upstream to spawn. (Traditional names for the full moons of the year are found in some publications, such as the Farmers' Almanac.

Biology Gives Students a “Minute to Win It” - St. John Fisher College It was the first week of classes, and Biology Department faculty members were concocting a way to bring new students together with mentor students to start the year off right. Last year, the Biology Department started a Peer Mentoring program in an effort to facilitate student integration into both the department and academic life of the College. The icebreaker the faculty came up with for the beginning of this semester – called “Minute to Win It” – was designed to require mentors and mentees to work as a team to help them connect. The teams attempted six different tasks, and had 60 seconds to complete each one. Those who successfully completed the most tasks were entered into a prize drawing.

The Cell and its Organelles Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates The Cell and its Organelles Play the Incredible Megacell Game About the game The Thinking Classroom: Ways of Thinking Effective thinking-centered instruction aims to achieve two educational objectives: To cultivate the active use of knowledge, and To help students become self-regulated learners. Toward that end, this section of The Thinking Classroom highlights four thinking-centered approaches for infusing high-level thinking instruction into your regular curriculum. The Ways of Teaching Thinking region features a preview and description of each of the approaches. Why These Four Approaches? The four approaches to teaching thinking represent some of the research and products of the Harvard's Cognitive Skills Group. But more important, the four approaches together broadly attend to the core components of the instructional enterprise - from curriculum design, to implementation, to assessment.

Developing Independent Learners – The 7 Monkeys! The 15 minute forum tonight was led by our two science NQTs – Faye Hedley (@f_hedley) and Becky Owen. They shared a strategy they have been using called ‘The 7 Monkeys’. The 7 Monkeys is a way of enabling students to learn a concept, process or idea independently with minimal teacher input. Each ‘monkey’ is a different activity that the students undertake to support their learning. The end point is studentts answering a question with a piece of extended writing. Why monkeys?

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Tree of Life Web Project The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny). Each page contains information about a particular group, e.g., salamanders, segmented worms, phlox flowers, tyrannosaurs, euglenids, Heliconius butterflies, club fungi, or the vampire squid. ToL pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life. Starting with the root of all Life on Earth and moving out along diverging branches to individual species, the structure of the ToL project thus illustrates the genetic connections between all living things.

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