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In this activity the students will be making a model of a polar bear and describing the color of the fur and skin to understand why the color is important. Measuring the temperature of a black sock and a white sock and comparing temperatures is also included in the activity so that the students can understand the difference in heat retention. Students will then look up the word adaptation in dictionary, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Biology, Environmental science
 
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While engaged in this activity students will discover that oil spills can impact the entire food chain. They will investigate the effects of oil on various materials, simulating the skin and/or coats of Antarctic marine organisms, and compare the ability of different techniques to clean up oil spills. Oil-coated birds whose feathers can no longer hold air or repel water, and furred ocean mammals such ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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This activity will help students understand that increases in the ozone hole will result in damaging ultraviolet-B (UV-B) rays penetrating deep into the ocean, and harming young marine life, such as floating fish eggs, fish larvae, juvenile fish, and shrimp larvae, and affecting phytoplankton movement. Students will discover how others in the Antarctic food web will be affected if phytoplankton are ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This lesson focuses on global warming and a possible connection with the Paleocene extinction event. Students will explore how a global warming episode associated with the release of methane from methane hydrate deposits could have been responsible for the Paleocene extinction event 55 million years ago. They will be able to describe the overall events that occurred during the Paleocene extinction ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Paleontology
 
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Using the example of the Eastern United States continental shelf, this lesson helps students understand how alien species enter non-native habitats, what problems are associated with these species, and what can be done about them. Students will be able to compare and contrast "alien species" and "invasive species," explain positive and negative impacts associated with the introduction of non-native ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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In this activity students are given a map of an imaginary continent with marked locations of places where fossils have been found in rocks of a given geologic age. The object of the activity is to make a map of where the land and ocean areas were at that time. As a result of this activity students will learn how evidence from fossils can be used in paleogeographic interpretation and they will gain ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical geography, Paleontology
 
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This activity gives students clues for finding animal tracks and explains how to preserve them with plaster casts. Also discussed are investigative uses of animal tracks, such as estimating populations of wildlife and determining habitat requirements. The extension activity involves using replicas of animal feet to develop a poster of tracks with habitat depiction and stories to accompany it. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Field activity
Subject: Biology, Ecology
 
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Bucket Buddies is an online classroom project where students (grades 1-5) around the world participate in an environmental study. The project takes place during the fall and spring of the school year. Students will collect samples from local ponds to answer the question: Are the organisms found in pond water the same all over the world? Participants will identify macroinvertebrates in water samples; ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Field activity, Project
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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Salmon Homing Instincts is an activity that enables learners to experience what it is like to be a returning salmon attempting to find its home by smell. Scientific research suggests that salmon use the smell of water to find their home stream; even after being out in the open ocean as many as six years. The activity allows the entire class to participate in the life cycle of the Pacific salmon and ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on habitats of the Earth and how animals and plants adapt to the conditions in which they live. Students divide into groups and research different habitats and how animals and plants have adapted to live in them. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology
 
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