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  1. Head to Toe Science: Over 40 Eye-Popping, Spine-Tingling, Heart-Pounding Activities That Teach Kids About the Human Body by Jim Wiese, 2000-03-10

1. Lesson Plans
of hundreds of lessons and activities submitted by high school biology and life sciences teachers participating in of lesson plans and activities to teach the subject of air quality
Lesson Plans and Activities
Academy Curriculum Exchange (K-5). Academy Curriculum Exchange (K-5) provides 130 mini-lesson plans for the elementary school covering a variety of science topics. Among these are microscope use, mapping constellations, water pollution, studying owl pellets and caterpillars to butterflies.
Academy Curriculum Exchange (6-8). Academy Curriculum Exchange (6-8) features 60 mini-lesson plans for many science topics covered in the middle school. Among these are weather forcasting, photosynthesis, building a psychrometer and "ph" and solvent activities.
Academy Curriculum Exchange (9-12). Academy Curriculum Exchange (9-12) offers 22 mini-Lessons plans suitable for the high school science. Among these are chemistry magic, a parallax experiment with candles, and a magnetic fields activity.
Access Excellence Activities Exchange. Access Excellence Activities Exchange contains an archive of hundreds of lessons and activities submitted by high school biology and life sciences teachers participating in the Access Excellence program. High school teachers will find the activities from the 1996 collection , the 1994-1995 collection , the 1996 Share-A-Thon collection , the partners collection , and the classic collection . Teachers can also search for individual activities from the Access Excellence archive. A new collection, "The Mystery Spot", will added in 1997.

2. Using High School Students To Teach Biology To Deaf Elementary Students
I like to work with a team of students in order to learn biology lessons. I wouldlike to work with a team of students to teach biology lessons / activities.
Using High School Students to Teach Biology to Deaf Elementary Students
April Sims
Type of Entry:
  • project
Type of Activity:
  • community outreach
  • off-site activity
Target Audience:
  • Biology (most applicable)
  • Life Science
  • Integrated Science (3 and 4)
  • Advanced / AP Biology
  • Other special needs (deaf students)
Notes to Teacher:
This program works best with the widest difference in ages, High School- Elementary School. You can use any type of elementary class whether they have special needs or not. The hardest part is convincing the elementary teacher to give up some class time for this project. Notice that these lessons are really activity-based. Students learn best this way and elementary schools have small science budgets and no equipment to perform these lessons.
Using high school students to teach Biology concepts to elementary students, in particular deaf students. This is accomplished by traveling once a month (we go to them but you could have the younger students travel to see you) to the elementary classroom with activities / lessons that have been selected and prepared by the older students. The high school students have run through the lesson teaching each other finding flaws and correcting misconceptions / inaccuracies. Evaluation is by a pre-post attitude inventory and having the elementary teachers reinforce positive behaviors.
Reinforcing major Biology / Science concepts by reteaching them to a younger, deaf audience. Observing the younger students' enthusiasm for the subject matter.

3. Biology Corner -- Teaching Resources
site for biology and science teachers. The Lesson Plans sections contains classroom activities, labs and worksheets Web for teachers. teachnology. teacher Vision


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The Biology Corner is a resource site for biology and science teachers. The Lesson Plans sections contains classroom activities, labs and worksheets, feel free to change any of these to suit your own classroom needs. The Webquest sections contains inquiry based projects that utilize the internet. Internet lessons (also called miniquests) are smaller activities that use one or two science related web sites for the students to explore and answer questions about. Again, feel free to modify these activities so that they work for your class and your style of teaching. I've been making it a personal mission to locate and compile interactive science education sites. Some web programs like Flash can create some amazing virtual labs that students can really benefit from. You will find many of these places in the section under internet lessons, all of which utilize fantastic websites to help students understand scientific concepts. Please contact me if you know of other sites (particularly shockwave virtual labs) and I'll add more lessons. Answer keys are not included, due to the fact my students use this site.

4. Biology Lesson Plans
It integrates biology, physics, drama, chemistry, genetics engineering main objectiveof this miniteach is to the brain and provide specific activities and a
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  • A Demonstration of Photo-and Geotaxes in nauplii of Artemia salina - Students are presented with an easily observed orientation behavior of small crustaceans with respect to light and gravity, given some description of the habitat and feeding behavior of the organisms and encouraged to relate the phenomena observed to the needs of the organisms in terms of adaptation.
  • Biology Lessons - 12 very basic lessons. Biology Trivia - 100 questions for grades 2-10.
  • 5. Ecology Lesson Plans
    is an encapsulated method to teach population dynamics Integrated Unit Students inthe biology classroom participate in authentic hands-on activities to test
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  • A Habitat Made by ME! - This activity is designed to make each student more aware of the components involved in an aquatic environment .
  • Acid Rain And How It Affects Our Environment - Demonstrate phenomenologically the effects of acid rain on our environment and perform long-term "real-time" experiments.
  • Animal Welfare Hearing - Three or four students are the joint chairpersons of the hearing, and they basically run class for the next week. I have the kids dress up for extra credit. This adds a great touch and really gets them into the role playing aspect of the activity.
  • Biodiversity Activities - The first activity illustrates how to use math to calculate a simplified version of the diversity index of a selected habitat.
  • Bottle Habitat - Students will exercise important early scientific skills, like observing, measuring, classifying, communicating data, inferring, and predicting.
    We hope to teach science as a process; to accomplish this we use exper imental labsand Grades 9 12; biology and/or Student Research Suggested activities
    Frank C. Jahn and Carol L. Mitch
    1992 Woodrow Wilson Biology Institute
    We hope to teach science as a process; to accomplish this we use experimental labs and independent research projects. When we discuss science as a process, we usually present an idealized view which holds that honesty is a necessary basis for scientific endeavor. Recently, the media have reported misconduct and fraud by scientists. A possible consequence is the inference by students that cheating is common among scientists and that there is little connection between what is taught in the classroom and what happens in the "real world." By extension, the body of knowledge developed by honest scientists is also suspect. By evaluating historical instances of misconduct and exploring the ethics involved in honest data analysis, it is hoped that students will begin to understand the consequences of scientific misconduct and the importance of self-regulation within the scientific community.
    Intended Audience:
    Grades 9 - 12; Biology and/or Student Research

    7. Science Connection - Biology Lesson Plans
    Environmental Sciences and Animal biology activities Introduction to Plants Use worms to teach the scientific method
    Biology Lesson Plans
    Neuroscience Activities:
    A lab on the brain where students actually see and touch real brains Structure of the Nervous System
    Students learn about the sturcture of the Nervous System Sensation and Perception; Adaptation of Temperature Receptors
    A lab that introduces the concept of temperature sensation, perceptions, and sensory adaptation. Spinal Reflexes
    Students learn about reflex responses. Reaction Time
    Students detmine their reaction time to complete a motor task. Neural Processing Time: Card Matching Reaction and Discrimination Time
    A lab that determines the time it takes to perform discrimination tasks of varying difficulty. The Blind Spot
    A visual illusion lab that teaches about perception and the nervous system. Brain Plasticity and Learning: Visual Platicity Activity
    You won't believe your eyes after wearing these Fresnel lenses! Learn the vital role that visual perception plays in accomplishing simple motor tasks The Five Senses
    Students get to explore their five senses at active work stations!
    General Anatomy and Physiology Activities:
    The Leg Bone is Connected to the...

    8. Teachers Corner
    Coast Aquarium which hosts this a section dedicated to activities teachers and Thewebquest format is used to teach the children how to biology/Science Studies
    Teachers Corner
    There have been several requests for some ideas for classroom activities. This page is dedicated to addressing some of these issues in the hopes that teachers will find new ways to integrate Internet use into classroom activities. Not only that, but hopefully kids will also have lots of fun learning about frogs AND playing on the Internet!
    Things You will Find Here:
    Cool stuff for learning at Frogland
    has some of the teacher-preferred areas of this site outlined.
    Activities and Teaching Programs
    has some neat ideas and lesson outlines right here such as the Rainforest Study Personal Usage of Water Study , the Rate Your Family Conservation Study , and Attitude Slip
    Links to More Cool Ideas for Teaching Programs:
    Here you'll find all kinds of lesson ideas. If you have some ideas of your own posted, please send them to me
    Biology/Science Studies
    has all kinds of Biology and Life Science study lesson ideas. Life Cycle class ideas are popular and there are even several Online Anatomy Classes are available for those who wish to spare a few frogs.
    Environmental Studies
    such as lessons in recycling, litter, global warming and more. There are some great craft ideas here! There is also a whole section of

    9. Immune Response: What Biology Can Teach Us About Appropriate Responses To Terror
    What biology can teach us about in fact, is to sicken society by forcing us to remainconstantly on guard, impeding healthy activities such as travel and
    Immune Response:
    What biology can teach us about appropriate responses to terrorism
    by Brett Glass The human immune system, which daily defends our bodies against invaders ranging from viruses to multicellular parasites, is truly a wondrous security system. Honed by millions of years of evolution, it excels at identifying, immobilizing and destroying nasty bugs which themselves are rapidly evolving new strategies and disguises. When cells of a healthy body first encounters a pathogen, the immune system wastes no time responding to the threat. Specialized cells, working in concert, form a sort of chemical consensus about how to identify the invading organisms usually via unique proteins which appear on the invaders' outside surfaces. Messenger cells then travel throughout the body, stimulating other cells to destroy anything which is recognized as an intruder. During this process, the patient may develop a fever, which while it may temporarily hobble the individual is intended to make the body's internal environment less hospitable to some invaders. When the system works as it should, the infection is quickly eradicated, the state of heightened immune response ends, fever subsides, and the body returns to normal, healthy, day-to-day living. While it retains the ability to recognize the organism that infected it for many years thereafter, the body does not again assume a defensive posture unless there is another threat.

    10. Science Curriculum - Biology
    a foundation for exploring new questions. In biology, for example, traditional labs such as dissection and These kinds of activities teach student how science is done how to
    Curriculum Publication Sales Education Policies Agency Web Sites ... Publications
    Science Curriculum
    Goal Nature of Science
    This strand is designed to help students understand the human dimensions of science, the nature of scientific thought, and the role of science in society. Biology is particularly rich in examples of science as a human endeavor, its historical perspectives, and the development of scientific understanding. Science as a Human Endeavor - Intellectual honesty and an ethical tradition are hallmarks of the practice of science. The practice is rooted in accurate data reporting, peer review, and making findings public. This aspect of the nature of science can be implemented by designing instruction that encourages students to work collaboratively in groups, to design investigations, formulate hypothesis, collect data, reach conclusions, and present their findings to their classmates. The content studied in biology provides an opportunity to present science as the basis for medicine, ecology, forensics, biotechnology, and environmental studies. The diverse biology content allows for looking at science as a vocation. Scientist, artist, and technician are just a few of the many careers in which a biology background is necessary.

    11. Carolina Biological: Classroom Activities
    biology. •, A Magical Light on the Microscopic World. , Ice—A Unique Solid.•, K NEX Lesson Plans and activities. , teach Microscope Skills with WOWBugs™.
    E-Tips newsletters Sign up for our E- T ips newsletters and receive information about classroom activities, new products and services, and other resources to make your job better and easier. Anthropology and archaeology Homologous Structures of Hominid Skulls Skeleton sleuth
    Biology A Magical Light on the Microscopic World Autumn Leaves Barn Owl Pellet Interactive Study Carolina Anole: Classroom Critter Extraordinaire! ... The Wonderful World of Microscopy Biotechnology and genetics DNA Fragmentation Simulation DNA Message Conversion Activity DNA Science: Find the Gene Electrophoresis Teacher Tips ... Transformation Activities
    Chemistry Chalk It Up! Cooking Eggs with Chemicals Crystal Lab Determining the Molar Enthalpy of Fusion for Water ... Where's the Fat?
    Earth science Is Evaporation a Cooling Process or a Heating Process?

    12. Biology Grade 9
    Complete Online biology activities. Science and the Scientific Method The Whole Frog Project Computers can't teach everything in anatomy, but they can teach some things better
    Click here to review learning and management tools. Biology SECTION 1 Learning Objectives
    Your Work Bench


    Practice Quizzes
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    SECTION 2 Complete Online Biology Activities
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    The Gene School
    SECTION 3 Develop a Career Plan Use the DOT Dictionary of Occupational Titles Extra Credit Activity Go Learn! Your Work Bench Take online notes, develop reports, submit questions. For longer assignments use Develop a Report . For other activities, you may copy and paste your work to EMail Assignment to submit to parents and teacher, or copy and paste your online work to a Word file and save. Use this feature to draft short reports, ask questions, or request assistance. Your teacher will suggest additional activities in areas of interest and strength. They will also suggest activities and projects to develop skills in areas that need improvements. Your progress is based upon knowledge and understanding. Go learn! Suggested Unit Assessment: Documented by email log. Writing assignments (40%) Mastery of practice tests, quizzes (20%) Additional assigned homework by teacher or parents (20%) Extra credit activities selected by the learner (10%) Participation in knowledge discussions (10%)

    13. BioMedia Associates TG Downloads
    and student, providing excellent color images, ideas for handson research activities,and correlations to Download Program Guides for the biology Of Series.
    Download BioMedia Guides From This Page Study Guides for
    Eye Of The Cyclops
    Program Guides for the
    'Biology Of' Video Series
    Visualizing Cell Processes
    Study Guides for the
    Eye Of The Cyclops Series
    These 10-14 page Study Guides are written for both teacher and student, providing excellent color images, ideas for hands-on research activities, and correlations to National Science Teaching Standards. Study Guides for each video program in the Eye of the Cyclops video series are provided here for you to download for viewing with Acrobat Reader, printing, and distributing to your students' computers.
    (If you wish to download the guide, but find that it opens instead in your viewer, you may have to remove the Acrobat plugin from your browser's 'Plugins' folder. Or save the document to your hard disk, once it is completely loaded in the browser.)
    Plankton Play
    Cyclops,and its intrepid crew of explorers,dive into open water where they encounter the denizens of the plankton:micro-crustaceans,insects,rotifers and protists,all organisms that show unique adaptations for open water life.

    14. TeachOne: Biology Links
    Access Excellence activities Exchange; ENSIWEB This is a collection of classroomlessons to help high school biology teachers more effectively teach basic
    - TeachOne -
    Biology, page 1
          This is a list of links that caught my interest and may be useful to other teachers and students.       You can browse by just scrolling down or by clicking on a subject area from the following list:
    Biology, general
    • Access Excellence A very rich resource for biology teachers. Every biology teacher should visit this site.
    • Science Master: Life Aimed at both teachers and students, this is an excellent site.
    • The BioMedLink Search Engine A powerful search engine limited to sites about biology and medical topics.
    • The ESG Biology Hypertextbook Home Page While aimed mostly at the college level, teachers and AP students will find this site useful.
    • ZeroBio This Web site is intended for secondary school science students in grades 9 to 12 (OAC in Ontario, Canada), but American and other English-speaking students and teachers will find it useful.

    15. David B. Fankhauser, PhD, Clermont College
    Here are syllabi for classes I teach and links Here is a link Clermont biology s wildflowerpage Greenhouse activities, The College greenhouse opened Summer 2000
    David B. Fankhauser, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology and Chemistry
    University of Cincinnati Clermont College
    Batavia OH 45103
    This page has been accessed times since 9 March 2001.
    Here are pages I have been working on most recently. Look below for a more extensive list of activities/pages Fankhauser's
    Cheese Page
    Laboratory Class ...
    Here are other general topics (some of these links go to directories of pictures rather than a developed page): Classes I teach and
    Newsnote Page

    Pictures of my students

    Animals ... Tapping Sugar Maple Trees and Annual Waffle Breakfast Italy Costa Rica Society ... Family Last year, I put together these page of facts on Anthrax and West Nile Virus Rare Books lecture in Jill Fankhauser's History of Science Class with pictures taken by David Fankhauser. HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN THESE HAILSTONES: I collected these hail stones following a hailstorm on 6 April 2001 in SW Ohio. I am calling them "star hail stones." I have been unable to find any record of such stones, nor explanation of how they may have formed. See my hypothesis below the picture. (Click the picture for a larger version.) My hypothesis: We know that hail stones are formed by repeatedly being carried high in thunderheads where it freezes, and cycle back down through warmer zones where they pick up more water which is subsequently frozen as they are carried up again. If the stones are being carried upward near a windshear zone of up and down drafts, they would spin. As they spin, water would move to the outer edge of the spinning stone. If freezing occurred at foci instead of evenly, points would begin to form. These points would subsequently serve as conduits for additional water to be carried during spinning, and freeze there, extending the "ray." If you have knowledge of such stones

    16. Back-to-School Activities:
    activities are meant to let the teach get to Writing Cloze activities Essay TopicsWriting activities Fiction The Test of Time, biology Animal Printouts biology is a user-supported site.
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    Memory Crafts's
    Back-to-School Activities and Crafts
    Holiday Crafts

    These back-to-school activities and crafts are simple to do and are great as ice-breakers for the beginning of the school year. They help the students and teacher get to know one another. Also, it may help students find those people in the class who share similar interests, helping them make friends. Click on any of the crafts/projects to go to the instructions. Have fun! BACK-TO-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
    These activities are meant to let the teach get to know the students and let the students get to know each other. BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK
    You can print this activity/memory book for your students to make at the beginning of the school year. BACK-TO-SCHOOL SCAVENGER HUNT
    In this activity, students fill out a questionnaire about themselves, then they go on a scavenger hunt for information about each other. This activity can help students find those people in the class who share similar interests, helping them make new friends. ALPHABETIZING ACTIVITY

    17. I Definitely Recommend This Program To Any ASU Student
    handson activities designed to teach the children Interns will utilize activitiesbased upon ASU s BioREACH PLB 484 Plant biology Service Learning Internship.
    I definitely recommend this program to any ASU student. It has been a priceless experience for me . . . GPH 484 intern This is a great program and I wish more students at ASU would participate in it, especially if they're considering working with children in any way in the future. The service we provide to the community through this program is only surpassed by what we as interns gain in knowledge and experience . . . PLB 484 intern Service learning is a one of a kind learning experience. . . . It made me a more responsible person. . . . It’s not just good for people who want to be teachers; it’s an enriching experience for everyone participating. We learn leadership and teamwork skills through actual training in a classroom environment. . . . PHS 484 intern Service Learning Program
    Internship Descriptions All internships are 3-credits each and count toward:
    a General Studies "C" requirement (Cultural Diversity in the USA) a non-lab science requirement for Liberal Arts (CLAS) majors a general upper-division credit for all undergrads a may count as upper-division credit hours within a science major PHS 484 Physical Science Internship Pre/Corequiste: any PHS (Physical Science) or PHY (Physics) class Interns will lead small groups (2 to 4 children) of 3rd graders in their classroom at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in engaging, hands-on activities designed to teach the children basic physical science concepts. Activities might include making and shooting off rockets, designing and flying paper airplanes, designing Lego "Mars rovers," etc. Interns may also take the children on one to three field trips.

    18. VEM 5131- Veterinary Molecular Biology
    Degeneracy In molecular biology this term refers to the fact that multiple in ahomeotic gene that is responsible for controlling the activities of numerous
    Glossary of Molecular Biology Terms
    Glossary of Molecular Biology Terms, A to M
    Adenine: One of the purine bases found in DNA and RNA (6-aminopurine). Allele: Alternative forms of a gene; usually found at the same locus on homologous chromosomes. Alternative splicing: Refers to fact that certain genes retain or omit particular exons in the final spliced transcript. Amplify: To increase the quantity of a specific gene by a variety of techniques. Aneuploid: A cell containing a number of chromosomes that is not an even multiple of the haploid number (n). Anneal: The act of two nucleic acid sequences hydrogen bonding through complementarity of the bases determining their sequences. Anticodon: The 3-base sequence of a tRNA that base-pairs with the mRNA codon to effect translation of the mRNA into polypeptide sequence. Antigenic variation: Mechanism to ensure rapid sequence variation of the gene(s) encoding homologues of an individual protein antigen; usually involving multiple, related gene copies. Attenuation: A form of gene regulation wherein termination of transcription is controlled to regulate overall levels of gene expression.

    19. VEM 5131- Veterinary Molecular Biology
    for in vivo of an animal, or even in vitro treatment of isolated cells, the biologicalactivity will be limited by the activities (agglutination, complement
    Origin and Uses of Monoclonal Antibodies
    VEM 5131- Veterinary Molecular Biology
    Lecturer: Dr. David R. Allred , Department of Pathobiology Notes prepared by Ms. Roberta M. O'Connor , Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Pathobiology, with modification.
    Items to think about 1. How are monoclonal antibodies (mAb) made? What makes them monoclonal? 2. In what ways do mAb differ from polyclonal antibodies (pAb)? 3. In what situations would a mAb work better than a pAb? Less satisfactorily? 4. How does the use of mAbs and pAbs differ in practice?
    A. How are polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies made?
    1. Polyclonal antibodies (conventional antisera):
    a. An animal (usually something bigger than a mouse) is immunized with the antigen of interest.
    b. Once a good antibody response is generated (this may take several immunizations), the serum is collected from the peripheral blood. Either the whole serum can be used, or the antibodies can be purified from the serum, depending upon the application and the quantities needed.
    c. A polyclonal antiserum is a mixture of antibodies of many subclasses and multiple specificities, because the antibodies present are synthesized by a large number of different clonal populations of antibody-secreting cells, most of which have unique specificities.

    20. Izaak Walton League: Hands On Save Our Streams - Teacher's Manual
    These activities can be simplified or made more complex at an interdiscipli­naryapproach to teach about the biology—biology classes may wish to take on the
    "Hands On Save Our Streams - The Save Our Streams Teacher's Manual" This 215-page curriculum is written for use in the first through 12th grades. The manual contains all background needed to teach lessons and lead field trips centered around stream health. The curriculum also included the "Science Project Guide for Students," a student’s companion guide that contains project ideas, monitoring instructions and information about stream ecology. For more information click on the links below or scroll down: Introduction Format and Use of This Manual Projects can be undertaken by entire classes or assigned as homework. Projects also can be done by science clubs and other groups. It is recommended that students work in teams whenever possible to facilitate group learning and creative thinking. All demonstrations are designed to be presented to any grade level. These activities can be simplified or made more complex at the discretion of the teacher. The time estimated to teach each lesson is provided at the beginning of the lesson. Times may vary depending on the level of detail the instructor chooses and the grade level. Times given for lessons do not include the time required to answer discussion questions at the end of each lesson.

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