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Life Science

  • Plant Biodiversity Field Activity This field activity introduces students to biodiversity through the study of plants and animals in a designated area. But here’s the twist—instead of using a quadrat to designate the area of study, students use a Hula Hoop® instead. View »
  • Demonstrating Cellular Respiration and Fermentation Use this demonstration to show the big picture of aerobic cell respiration (with germinating seeds) and fermentation (produced by yeast). View »
  • Wisconsin Fast Plants® in Elementary Classrooms: Well Aligned with NGSS Wisconsin Fast Plants® in Elementary Classrooms: Well-Aligned with NGSS Teachers have relied on Wisconsin Fast Plants® for over 25 years. A new way of planting them and Fast Plants’ enduring classroom benefits make them ideal for addressing current standards. Dr Hedi Baxter Lauffer, director of the Fast Plants® program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, gives you the details. View »
  • 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 »
  • Decomposition by Physarum polycephalum Observe the phenomenon of the plasmodial form of Physarum polycephalum as it streams in search of a food source. Essential question: What role do decomposers play in an ecosystem? View »
  • The TerrAqua Column Students learn the excitement of constructing their own environmental chambers from recycled materials, and they gain ownership and pride in the experiments they design. View »
  • Classifying Organisms with Your Students Living organisms get students' attention and are great tools for teaching life science. Here's an activity that introduces students to taxonomy and includes collecting, caring for, and classifying living organisms. View »
  • Big Ideas in Evolution Made Simple—Cosmos and Yeast Respiration Help your students understand the Big Ideas in evolution through hands-on investigations and the 2014 TV series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Science teacher Matthew Bostick presents background information, suggests several ideas for hands-on investigations, and offers follow-up questions to tie together some of the Big Ideas. 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 »
  • Autumn Leaves Autumn Leaves activities designed for Elementary and Middle School Students View »
  • Making 3D Phylogenetic Trees with Mobiles Students grow in understanding as they create 3-dimensional phylogenetic trees comprised of mobiles. And it’s done using easy-to-find, inexpensive materials. View »
  • Ant Zombies and Other Mind Control Parasites Parasites are pesky little creatures. They wreak havoc on their hosts and can cause the host they’re attacking to do some pretty surprising things. Add interest to your next classroom discussion on parasites with these real-life examples. View »
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