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Life Science

  • Let Wisconsin Fast Plants® Grow on You! What if you could provide your students with an experiment that takes up little space, can be tailored to fit the time you have available in the classroom, and meets NGSS? 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Frog Dissection Looking for an introductory frog dissection activity? This one requires only dissecting scissors, and you can complete it in 1–2 class periods. View »
  • Human Body: Skeletal System Teach the key functions of the skeletal system with this infographic. 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 »
  • Human Body Systems FREE resources for teaching your students about human body systems. 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 »
  • Chicken Wing Musculature Explore the structures and functions of muscle tissue and practice dissection techniques with this activity. View »
  • Science Notebook: An Owl Pellet Inquiry This introductory owl pellet dissection is a springboard for teaching the techniques of using a science notebook while having students engage in the scientific practices. View »
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