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Acid Lake
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Add acidity to a healthy lake and see what happens to the plants and animals in this interactive activity adapted from EcoKids. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/09/2007
Adaptation - Vampirism | Ecology & Environment | the virtual school
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An alternative introduction to the chapter "Adapting and Living Together" - explained with Vamipres! It sits within the Ecology and Environment topic of the virtual school GCSE Biology. Teachers can choose which engagement video is better for their own uses and students.

Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Syllabus
Author:
fuseschool - a global OER programme
Date Added:
01/28/2016
The Airplane Graveyeard
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During World War Two, a fierce battle between American and Japanese forces on Kwajalein atoll left a trail of debris on the deep lagoon floor. This lagoon now has one of the largest collections of well-preserved aircraft in the world. In this video, as part of the first ever film crew allowed onto this secret military base, Jonathan explores a B-25, F4-U Corsair and Dauntless dive bomber still sitting on the bottom of the ocean, as if ready to take off. Please see the accompanying study guide for educational objectives and discussion points.

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Film and Music Production
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Oceanography
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Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
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Jonathan Bird's Blue World
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Jonathan Bird's Blue World
Author:
Jonathan Bird Productions
Oceanic Research Group
Date Added:
03/01/2007
The Amazon Rain Forest and Climate Change
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This module discusses global climate change that is occurring largely because of greenhouse gases emitted by human activities, and in particular the impact that tropical deforestation plays in the climate system. It also covers signs of climate change, the current thinking on future changes, and international agreements that are attempting to minimize the effects of climate change. The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) is also discussed.

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
COMET MetEd Collection
Author:
COMET
Date Added:
12/22/2009
Analyzing an Ecosystem
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In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Alberta, identify the living and nonliving things in an ecosystem. Then look further at the living things to identify the producers, the consumers, and examples of mimicry.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/09/2007
Animal Adaptations
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In this lesson, students will participate in classroom discussions and visit a website to learn more about animals and how well (or poorly) theyve adapted to satisfying their needs in their natural habitats. This will help move them toward the goal, in later grades, of understanding ecosystems.The Kratts' Creatures website used in this lesson provides students with a simple, visual means for familiarizing themselves with basic world ecosystems as well as some examples of the animals that occupy them.

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Zoology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Date Added:
04/30/2006
Animal Diversity Web
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This site is a searchable encyclopedia of thousands of photos, descriptions, sound recordings, and other information about individual animal species. Find out about amphibians, arthropods, birds, fishes, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and sharks. Explore special features on mammals, skulls, and frog calls. Students are invited to contribute.

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Zoology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
NSDL Staff
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
NSDL Science Refreshers
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
DLESE Community Collection
DLESE Community Collection
Date Added:
11/06/2008
Antarctic Ecosystem
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In contrast with its largely lifeless interior, the Antarctic coastal marine environment supports a vibrant and diverse ecosystem. Explore the region's living bounty in this interactive activity adapted from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
01/17/2008
Antarctic Food Web Game
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In this interactive game adapted from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, build a food web that illustrates the flow of energy in an Antarctic ecosystem and the relationships between predators and prey.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/09/2007
Arctic Atlas
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In this interactive atlas adapted from UNEP/GRID-Arendal, explore different environmental features of the Arctic. Select from a list of themes to customize your map, then zoom in to take a closer look at one of six featured regions. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
01/17/2008
Arctic Ecosystem
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Despite seemingly inhospitable conditions, the Arctic environment has a vibrant and diverse ecosystem. Explore the life that thrives in this region in this interactive activity adapted from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
01/17/2008
Arctic Tundra
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This video segment from Wild Europe: "Wild Arctic" explores the struggle for survival in one of Earth's most extreme environments.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
Astrobio AfterSchool
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Most of the activities and concepts presented in this Instructor’s Guide are based on
“Astrobiology, An Integrated Science Approach,” a high-school textbook developed by
TERC and published by Ambit Press, Cambridge, MA. This guide has been designed
to meet students’ after-school need for recreation and physical activity, as well as
intellectual challenges and cooperative play. Many of its activities require participants to
work in groups and in different settings like hallways, the gym, the schoolyard and fields.
Activities vary in their nature and focus. They may have strong components of math and
astronomy or require teamwork and engineering skills. The Table of Contents section
below explains those teaching components through graphic icons.
This guide is divided into four main units, each containing six or seven activities that
can last 30 to 60 minutes. Each activity is described for the instructor with two or three
concept points, materials, preparation, presentation and directions for implementing the
activity and a closing section or extensions.
A worksheet where participants write down observations or follow directions to an activity
accompanies each activity description.
Additional resources for some activities can be found in the Resources section of this
guide. Some activities have additional resources that will be referenced as required in the
activity description.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TERC
Provider Set:
Mixing in Math
Date Added:
10/31/2007
The Bandana Game: Spotted Dolphins
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In the open ocean around the Bahamas, pods of wild Spotted Dolphins frolic in the sunshine. Sometimes, they get bored and approach boats. In this educational video, Jonathan joins dolphin expert Wayne Scott Smith to learn how dolphins interact with each other. Jonathan learns how to play the Bandana Game, a game of -keep away- that the dolphins invented and like to play with Scott. Please see the accompanying study guide for educational objectives and discussion points.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Oceanography
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Jonathan Bird's Blue World
Provider Set:
Jonathan Bird's Blue World
Author:
Jonathan Bird Productions
Oceanic Research Group
Date Added:
03/01/2007
Bats of the Southwest
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This video segment from the Nevada Department of Wildlife looks at various species of bats and how they impact the environment. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Vegas PBS
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
VegasPBS
Date Added:
09/15/2008
Bear Necessities
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This Nature video segment focuses on the four foods most important to the grizzly bears' survival, and it describes the threats to the supply of each of them. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Canon
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
SC Johnson
WNET
Date Added:
11/12/2008
Bears Don't Recognize Boundaries
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In this video segment from Nature, learn about the problems bears are creating on ranch land surrounding Yellowstone National Park.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Canon
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
SC Johnson
WNET
Date Added:
11/12/2008
BioSci 94: Organisms to Ecosystems (English)
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Patterns of diversity, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Emphasis is on the Tree of Life and how its members are distributed and interact. Partial Course.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Michael Clegg
Date Added:
01/14/2019
Biodome
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Developed for the second grade. A biodome is a self-sustaining habitat for plants. Students will make a biodome in a recycled soda bottle and watch as their seeds grow. Students will observe and understand how the water in the biodome continues to recycle itself through condensation and evaporation.Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson plans have been tried at least once by students from our partner schools. This wiki has been established to share ideas about teaching biology in elementary schools. The motivation behind the creation of this page is twofold: 1. to provide an outlet for the teaching ideas of a group of college educators participating in a workshop-style course; 2. to provide a space where anyone else interested in this topic can place their ideas.

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Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
WikiEducator
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Biological Invaders
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This video segment from Evolution: "Extinction!" shows the impact of invasive species on native ecosystems. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Clear Blue Sky Productions
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
Biological Oceanography, Fall 2008
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This graduate course will introduce students to the processes controlling phytoplankton, zooplankton, heterotrophic bacterial and benthic infaunal growth and abundance. We'll do a broad-scale survey of patterns of productivity and abundance in the coastal zones, upwelling centers, gyres, and the deep sea. We'll briefly survey ecosystem simulation models, especially those applicable to the Gulf of Maine. Readings will be from the primary literature and a few book chapters. The effects of anthropogenic effects on marine communities will be stressed throughout. Calculus will be used throughout the course, but there is no formal calculus requirement.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Eugene Gallagher
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Biology
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Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/22/2012
Biology, Ecology, Ecosystems, Biogeochemical Cycles
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Discuss the biogeochemical cycles of water, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfurExplain how human activities have impacted these cycles and the potential consequences for Earth

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Biology, Ecology, Ecosystems, Ecology of Ecosystems
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe the basic types of ecosystems on EarthExplain the methods that ecologists use to study ecosystem structure and dynamicsIdentify the different methods of ecosystem modelingDifferentiate between food chains and food webs and recognize the importance of each

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Biology, Ecology, Ecosystems, Energy Flow through Ecosystems
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe how organisms acquire energy in a food web and in associated food chainsExplain how the efficiency of energy transfers between trophic levels affects ecosystem structure and dynamicsDiscuss trophic levels and how ecological pyramids are used to model them

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
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Biology, Ecology, Ecosystems, Energy pathways in Ecosystems
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe the basic types of ecosystems on EarthDifferentiate between food chains and food webs and recognize the importance of each

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Alexie McKee
Biology, Preface to Biology, Preface to Biology
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Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Birds of Kundha Kulam
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In this Nature video, learn about the extraordinary impact that birds have on the agriculture of a small Indian community. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Canon
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
SC Johnson
WNET
Date Added:
11/11/2008
Birds of Prey
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This activity allows the student to independently research several birds of prey and compare the predator/prey relationship. Although the research questions are limited, the background reading should lead the student to make a connection between these birds and the ecosystem in which they live. This may also lead to a discussion of food webs and food chains.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Date Added:
10/21/2005
Blue Shark Adventure
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In this video, Jonathan joins Charlie Donilon on his shark charter boat in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and learns about how shark tagging has shed light on the biology of and behavior of Blue sharks. Tagging has shown that these incredible swimmers actually migrate completely across the Atlantic ocean. Jonathan tries his hand at tagging a shark and then swims with Blue sharks. We also learn that Blue sharks are not nearly as vicious as they have been reputed to be, and the divers are actually able to pet the sharks! Please see the accompanying study guide for educational objectives and discussion points.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Oceanography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Jonathan Bird's Blue World
Provider Set:
Jonathan Bird's Blue World
Author:
Jonathan Bird Productions
Oceanic Research Group
Date Added:
03/01/2007
Buddy Biology: Observing Living and Non-living Components of An Ecosystem with a Partner
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This activity is a field investigation where students gather data on physical characteristics of the ecosystem surrounding their school.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Paula Dahms
Date Added:
08/16/2012
Buddy Biology: Observing Living and Nonliving Components of an Ecosystem with a Partner
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This activity is a field investigation where students gather data on physical changes of the ecosystem surrounding their school habitat.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Danielle Gile
Date Added:
10/04/2011
Build a Borneo Glider
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Bring the rainforest to life in your classroom! Give your students hands-on experiences that will build their understanding of the importance of tropical rainforests and the need for protecting these valuable ecosystems. Explore topics including the water cycle in the Amazon, the life cycle of rainforest plants, rainforest conservation challenges, and more. You can use this kit to prepare your students for a field trip to the Academy's Rainforest Exhibit. Or, if you can't make it to the Academy, use the kit on its own to bring the rainforest to you! This version of the rainforest kit is for grades 4 - 8.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
California Academy of Sciences
Provider Set:
California Academy of Sciences: Lesson Plans
Author:
California Academy of Sciences
Date Added:
11/29/2007
Build-a-Fish
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In this interactive activity from Shedd Aquarium, build a fish and then release it into the reef to search for food and evade predators. Try different combinations and observe how each kind of fish has unique adaptations that help it survive in its habitat. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/09/2007