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Life Science

  • 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 »
  • Heredity and Ecosystems: NGSS Activities for 3-D and Phenomena-Based Learning NGSS Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts are applied to the DCIs of Heredity and Ecosystems in two, hands-on activities. View »
  • Making Algae Beads In this activity students create spheres of green algae for use in experiments that explore the metabolic processes of plants. Includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
  • 32 Standards Met with Wisconsin Fast Plants® Engage students and support NGSS with classroom-tested, tried-and-true Wisconsin Fast Plants®. A leading expert on the use of Fast Plants® in education recommends investigations and kits to support K–12 NGSS. View »
  • A Sexual Experience? There are 2 primary forms of reproduction: asexual and sexual. While the majority of the animal kingdom reproduces sexually, many reproduce asexually—and some organisms have the ability to perform both ways! View »
  • Flex and Extend: Modeling a Human Hand Lead students in an engaging and creative project where they build a model that demonstrates the flexing action of the human hand. As students learn about the tendons and muscles of their own hands, they are prepared for a discussion about the similarities and differences between a biological hand and their model. View »
  • Human Body: Respiratory System Teach respiratory system structure and function with this infographic. View »
  • Human Body: Reproductive System Teach the male and female reproductive systems with the help of this infographic. View »
  • Autumn Leaves Autumn Leaves activities designed for Elementary and Middle School Students 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 »
  • Human Body: Endocrine System Teach the functions of the endocrine system with this infographic. View »
  • Chicks! Carolina offers 4 living options for studying the avian life cycle—button and Coturnix quail, chickens, and ducks. View »
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