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In this lesson, students are given a variety of materials and are asked to design a heat loss experiment that will result in a reasonable explanation of why whales do not have legs. Students will learn that natural selection favors a body design that is energy efficient. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology
 
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This site describes the skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex at the University of California Museum of Paleontology and includes active links for more information. The first, Meet T. rex gives general information about the animal. The second link, Building T. rex, includes pictures of the actual construction of the skeleton. The third link contains children's art depicting various dinosaurs. The final link ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This site, from the San Diego Natural History Museum, contains a group of thirteen classroom activities, based on the film entitled Ocean Oasis. These science activities offer an interdisciplinary approach, involving language arts, mathematics, and history/social studies, as well as science knowledge and skills. They may be used individually, with or without viewing the movie, or as an integrated ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Case study, Lesson plan, Photograph
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Structural geology, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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