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Life Science

  • Turkeys and Their Domestication If you’re like most Americans, you look forward to eating turkey on Thanksgiving every year. How has the demand for turkey on Thanksgiving impacted the life of this bird? View »
  • The Dogfish Shark—Structure and FUNction! Use this simple guide to connect form and function during your next dogfish dissection activity. View »
  • Human Body: Cardiovascular System Teach the functions of the cardiovascular system with the help of this infographic. View »
  • Investigating Seed Germination The story of how a seed becomes a plant is fascinating to young students. These activities for grades K-4 will help your students explore the process of germination, seed structure, and early seedling growth. View »
  • Bees at School Bradley James, co-owner of Beepods, explains the benefits of keeping bees at school. Learn about the buzz, and why bees are the perfect organism to engage students and promote hands-on learning. View »
  • Living Organism Care Guide: Brine Shrimp Get care instructions for brine shrimp (Artemia salina), including details on housing and feeding, information about the organism, related resources, and FAQs. View »
  • V-Scope Explorer: Butterfly Life Cycle Video This virtual lab simulates the operation of actual laboratory equipment and replicates experimental lab experiences online. View »
  • Using Aquatic Plants to Demonstrate Photosynthesis Egeria densa, also known as Elodea densa, is the most popular aquatic plant used to teach photosynthesis in the classroom. If your state limits the availability of some aquatic organisms (such as Elodea), Carolina has alternatives or replacements that we guarantee will work just as well for your lesson plans. This activity works well with a variety of aquatic organisms. View »
  • Comparative Anatomy Comparative anatomy is based on comparisons of the anatomical structures among species. Through the study of comparative anatomy, a recognized scientific study since the 17th century, scientists have been able to gather evidence about the evolution and relatedness of organisms. Use dissection as an effective method to observe and study comparative anatomy firsthand. View »
  • Amazing Bugs® Beetle Races: Observation Sheet Students can record their observations of the darkling beetle on this sheet. View »
  • Pill Bug Behavior This activity is an introduction to animal behavior. Students conduct an experiment to test the response of pill bugs (Armadillidium vulgare) to conditions of low and high humidity. View »
  • Carolina Quick Tips: Dogfish Shark Dissection Dissecting a dogfish shark allows students to develop their dissection and observation skills, identify major external and internal features of the shark, understand form and function, and gain a better understanding of vertebrate and fish anatomy. View »