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Life Science

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall? What happens when fall arrives that transforms green leaves into a vibrant display of colors? And why do we see red leaves in some parts of the country but not in others? The answer is “more than meets the eye.” 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 »
  • Probing into Protozoa Protozoa, a group of 215,000 described species of flagellates, amoebas, spore formers, and ciliates, are excellent tools to help students understand single-celled organisms. View »
  • Simulating Succession Ecosystems Activity Student groups create tiny ecosystems in glass culture tubes and observe the succession of organisms within them. Extension activities and discussion questions help students further explore the concept. View »
  • Living Organism Care Guide: Caenorhabditis elegans Get care instructions for Caenorhabditis elegans, including details on housing and feeding, information about the organism, related resources, and FAQs. 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 »
  • Bees, Butterflies, and Flowers Introduce your students to the symbiotic relationships between these organisms and to their impact on our food supply and environment. Carolina product developer Brent Atkinson offers background information, a brief discussion of each relationship, and tips for using your schoolyard to attract and sustain pollinating insects. View »
  • Invertebrate Biodiversity with Berlese Funnels Using soil invertebrates, students identify the number of species present in a soil sample and the number of individuals within a species. With some simple math, they can then calculate the density of invertebrates in a plot. View »
  • Flipped Lessons Are Great, Now Try Layering! Getting the Most Out of Your Wisconsin Fast Plants® Lessons Tick-tock, tick-tock. Every classroom minute is precious, and teachers always look for ways to accomplish more during instructional time. Wisconsin Fast Plants® can help maximize your time while providing 3-dimensional learning recommended by the latest national standards. View »
  • Shine a Light on Germs with Glo Germ™ The spread of germs, while easy to describe, is difficult for students to visualize. Now there is a hands-on, visually captivating way to show students how germs are spread by contact with people and objects. It’s called Glo Germ™. View »
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