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This activity introduces the structure and function of a dichotomous key, in preparation for student identification of plant and animal specimens. It also reinforces the idea that there are many possible answers in science. Students will be able to classify specimens (in this case, potato chips) according to observable characteristics, prepare a key showing their classification system, use their key ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Biology
 
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The Childrens Butterfly Site includes a photo gallery, coloring pages of the butterfly life cycle, a list of books and videos, an FAQ sheet, an opportunity to ask a scientist questions, and butterfly links. The reference lists include field guides, reference books, books on butterfly gardening and attracting butterflies, activities, and teacher resources. There is also a section on raising a caterpillar. ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Index / Bibliography, Ref. material, Ask an expert
Subject: Biology
 
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This site links to other University of Wisconsin sites, which contain photographic collections of general botany, plant systematics (with vascular plants organized taxonomically), dendrology (with woody genera images), fungi, and vegetation of Wisconsin. There are also links to University of Wisconsin course pages on these subjects. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Photograph
Subject: Biology
 
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This tutorial on frog dissection contains an introduction and sections on preparation, skin incisions, muscle incisions, and internal organs. The purpose of this lab activity is to help students learn the anatomy of a frog and provide them with a better understanding of the anatomy of vertebrate animals in general, including humans. This site provides still and motion visuals of preserved and pithed ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Tutorial, Video
Subject: Biology
 
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This educational outreach program aims to further science education, to promote the conservation of monarch butterflies, and to involve students and adults in a cooperative study of the fall migration of monarchs. Monarch Watch is a collaborative network of students, teachers, volunteers and researchers dedicated to the tagging, rearing, and study of the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. Other ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Curriculum, Ref. material
Subject: Biology
 
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Journey North is a program designed to engage students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. Students track the journeys of a dozen migratory species each spring and share their own field observations with classrooms across the hemisphere. In addition, students are linked with scientists who provide their expertise directly to the classroom. Several migrations are tracked by ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Biology
 
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This Classroom Connectors lesson plan teaches students to identify ways in which plants and animals are affected by and respond to various environmental stimuli, including light, water, and gravity. The site provides goals, objectives, an outline, time required, materials, activities, and closure ideas for the lesson. The Classroom Connectors address content with an activity approach while incorporating ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology
 
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This Classroom Connectors lesson plan teaches students that adaptations help organisms survive and that adaptation is related to the fitness of an organism. This site provides goals, objectives, an outline, time needed, materials, activities, and closure ideas for the lesson. Classroom Connectors address content with an activity approach while incorporating themes necessary to raise the activity to ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology
 
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This webpage is part of an online geography text. It explains energy capture and use, photosynthesis, transpiration and respiration in plants. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Biology
 
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These five laboratory activities are designed for observation of primates and humans in a zoological environment and include studies of locomotion, communication, mother-infant interaction, general behavior, and dominance/submissive behavior. Students make observations and interpretations. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Field activity, Lab activity
Subject: Biology
 
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