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Animals in a Grassland
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In this outdoor, warm weather activity, learners use sweepnets to search a ... More

In this outdoor, warm weather activity, learners use sweepnets to search a grassy area such as a large lawn or field, collecting small animals to find as many different kinds of animals as possible. Learners observe and try to identify the animals they catch and observe how different animals interact with each other. Because some animals can't be caught easily with sweepnets, the Branching Out part of the activity involves making very small "pitfall traps" in the ground. At the end of the activity, learners release all the animals back into the grassy area. Less

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Social Sciences
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Lawrence Hall of Science
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Biodiversity of Feet
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This activity (on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry ... More

This activity (on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into biodiversity. Groups of learners will go to the zoo to look at animal feet, making a list of ten different animals at the zoo and writing down a description of their feet. This collected data is then analyzed to envision how each animaläóťs use of its feet helps it live in its environment. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Biodiversity. Less

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Social Sciences
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
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Bird Beak Buffet
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In this classic activity, learners investigate natural selection by becoming birds foraging ... More

In this classic activity, learners investigate natural selection by becoming birds foraging for food on an island. The prey (beans) vary in their coloration such that some blend into the environment better than others. The birds vary in the type of beak they have (plastic forks, spoons and knives). Each season, any prey that survives has a baby bean the same color as the parent. In addition, the most successful birds have a baby with the same beak trait while the least successful birds die. Over several generations, the bird and bean populations shift depending on the environment. Less

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Social Sciences
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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Irene Salter
My Science Box
Rose Foundation
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Build-a-Fish
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In this online interactive game, learners design a fish with the right ... More

In this online interactive game, learners design a fish with the right adaptations to survive in its habitat. Learners select different combinations of adaptations including fish body, mouth, and pattern (color) and then put their selections to the test as they use keyboard arrows to steer and "swim" their fish on the reef. Learners must eat to increase their energy level and avoid predators who will diminish their energy levels. Less

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Social Sciences
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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Educational Web Adventures (Eduweb)
Illinois State Board of Education
Shedd Aquarium
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Color and Camouflage
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In this video, Jonathan explores how animals in the ocean use color, ... More

In this video, Jonathan explores how animals in the ocean use color, not just for camouflage, but to stand out. Please see the accompanying lesson plan for educational objectives, discussion points and classroom activities. Less

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Jonathan Bird's Blue World
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Jonathan Bird Productions
Oceanic Research Group
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Crazy Camouflage
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In this activity about camouflage, learners create a model that shows how ... More

In this activity about camouflage, learners create a model that shows how a flounder is able to blend into a variety of environments. Learners will also explore predator/prey behavior, other sea creatures that blend in to their surroundings, chromatophores, and why human skin can't change color. Less

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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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American Museum of Natural History
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CreatureCast - Six Tips for Achieving Invisibility
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Here is a semi-interactive video (with the option of a single, non-interactive ... More

Here is a semi-interactive video (with the option of a single, non-interactive video here) from CreatureCast alum Sophia Tintori, featuring tips from a handful of ocean-dwellers that each have drastically different approaches to being invisible. Less

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Science and Technology
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Dunn Lab at Brown University
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CreatureCast
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Sophia Tintori
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Invent an Animal
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In this outdoor activity and game, learners explore how animals adapt for ... More

In this outdoor activity and game, learners explore how animals adapt for survival through coloration, markings and camouflage. By inventing, designing and hiding their own animal models, and hunting for other learners' hidden animals, learners investigate how predators and prey also use shape and behavior to blend into their habitats, so they can succeessfully hunt for food or escape from being eaten. Less

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Social Sciences
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Lawrence Hall of Science
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Monster Evolution
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In this online activity, learners create monsters and see how they survived ... More

In this online activity, learners create monsters and see how they survived when released into the wild. Learners discover that organisms adapt to their environments in different ways in order to survive. Learners also realize that an adaption that helps an organism thrive in one environment may put it at a disadvantage in a different environment. Less

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Social Sciences
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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Mysteries of Apo Island
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In this online interactive game about shark biodiversity, learners investigate some strange ... More

In this online interactive game about shark biodiversity, learners investigate some strange things happening on Apo Island, in the Philippines. Learners collect clues to identify the animal species that attacked their boat's propeller. Less

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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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Educational Web Adventures (Eduweb)
Illinois State Board of Education
Shedd Aquarium
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Natural Selection Because of Different Color: Camouflage
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In this activity (p.5-6 of PDF), learners investigate natural selection. Learners discover ... More

In this activity (p.5-6 of PDF), learners investigate natural selection. Learners discover that natural selection, which takes place over decades, can lead to altered populations within a species. Use this activity to explain the role of pollution and how humans can impact populations as well as compare natural selection to the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, which occurs much more quickly. Less

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Social Sciences
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Dave Cavanagh
Laura Cavanagh
Nikki Pickup
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Now You See Me...Now You Don't!
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An animalŐs physical characteristics, such as its body color, may give it ... More

An animalŐs physical characteristics, such as its body color, may give it a better chance of survival. For example, the body colors of many animals blend with their background. In this investigation, students will see that body color may help some animals survive by making them nearly invisible to predators. This lesson is designed to introduce students to the concept of camouflage as an animal adaptation. Less

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
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Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
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Predators and Prey
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This activity uses a model of the Virtual Ecosystem with three species ... More

This activity uses a model of the Virtual Ecosystem with three species in it: grass, rabbits, and hawks, enabling the students to explore the effect of predation on the prey population. At first students explore protective coloration as they 'become' a hawk and try to catch and eat brown and white rabbits on a snowy field. The latter blend into the background and are harder to see, so they have a selective advantage. Students then explore how the color of the rabbit population changes as the environment changes over time. Less

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Social Sciences
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Concord Consortium
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Concord Consortium Collection
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The Concord Consortium
The National Science Foundation
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Race for Survival
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During this interactive "survival" game, students learn about the importance of camouflage ... More

During this interactive "survival" game, students learn about the importance of camouflage and how it helps animals to blend into their surroundings, as either predator or prey. Learners participate by collecting "prey" in various different "habitats" as fast as possible and then predicting which habitat acts better as a means of camouflage. This activity continues with a discussion regarding other aspects of animal survival, which can also lead to lessons on food chains or ecosystems. Less

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Social Sciences
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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Greendog
National Science Foundation
Public Television Viewers
WGBH
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Shake It!
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In this outdoor activity that can be combined with a hike, learners ... More

In this outdoor activity that can be combined with a hike, learners try to match a "mystery community" by shaking animals out of different trees and shrubs. Learners get a closeup look at organisms living on a particular tree or shrub, and consider which plants seem to host the most animals and how certain interactions among animals in a community help keep the community going. Less

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Social Sciences
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Lawrence Hall of Science
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Squish the Fish
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In this online interactive game, learners help Squish the Fish travel out ... More

In this online interactive game, learners help Squish the Fish travel out across the reef to find his lunch. He needs to find friends who will help him hide from his nemesis, BigTooth Blob. Use this game to help learners investigate shape, color, and behavioral adaptations for survival. Less

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Social Sciences
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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Educational Web Adventures (Eduweb)
Illinois State Board of Education
Shedd Aquarium
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Underwater Hide and Seek
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This learning experience involves an integrated approach to explore the marine environment. ... More

This learning experience involves an integrated approach to explore the marine environment. It involves fish anatomy, adaptive and disruptive coloration, ecological principles, and the physics of light as it passes through water. It illustrates that a fish that appears very colorful to us (red) may, in fact, be well camouflaged from predators. Less

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Social Sciences
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
National Health Museum
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Access Excellence @ The National Health Museum: The Site for Health and Bioscience Teachers and Learners
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Access Excellence @ the National Health Museum REV
Betsy Berg
Betsy Berg (not available REV)
National Health Museum
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Wetland Bioblitz
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This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full ... More

This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into biodiversity of a given habitat. Groups of learners will work in pairs or small groups and conduct a bioblitz of a wetland, carefully observing, identifying and recording a list of as many plant and animal species as they can find. Data from all groups will be pooled to determine the думspecies richness,дуќ the total number of species and to make a bar graph to compare numbers of each type of organism. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Wetlands. Less

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Social Sciences
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
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Wolffish
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They have big, sharp teeth, long eel-like bodies, and they look like ... More

They have big, sharp teeth, long eel-like bodies, and they look like they could bite your fingers right off‰ŰÓbut Jonathan can pet them. They‰ŰŞre Wolffish, and in this video Jonathan visits both Atlantic and Pacific species. You won‰ŰŞt believe the amazing encounters he has with these friendly but mean-looking fish. Please see the accompanying study guide for educational objectives and discussion points. Less

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Jonathan Bird's Blue World
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Jonathan Bird's Blue World
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Jonathan Bird Productions
Oceanic Research Group
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