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Life Science

  • Bees at School Bradley James, co-owner of Beepods, explains the benefits of keeping bees at school. Learn about the buzz, and why bees are the perfect organism to engage students and promote hands-on learning. View »
  • Cheese Making: An Interdisciplinary Science Exploration Many of us can’t imagine a world without cheese. Without warm, gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, or cheeseburgers, life would be pretty sad. But how is the cheese that we love so much made? And how do we get the different kinds of cheese that we find at the grocery store? View »
  • Sheep Brain Dissection Introduce students to the anatomy of a mammalian brain with this activity. Includes a brief survey of the internal and external anatomy of the sheep brain and go-to dissection resources. View »
  • Flipping Class Makes Time for Inquiry A science teacher explains how she used flipped learning to get the most out of each class period and find time for authentic, engaging learning experiences through inquiry-based labs. View »
  • Introduction to Biotechnology: An Essential Curriculum, Page 4 Page 4 This essential curriculum for introductory biotechnology covers DNA structure and function, basic lab techniques, transformation, electrophoresis, restriction analysis, PCR and sequencing, bioinformatics, and bioethics. View »
  • Getting Ready for Butterflies The painted lady butterfly is one of the most popular insects for classrooms. See how easy it is to care for these beautiful insects and learn some creative ideas for hands-on activities. View »
  • Using Algae Beads as a Model for Photosynthesis Introduce students to photosynthesis with fresh water algae. By creating algae beads (made of algae and sodium alginate solution), they indirectly observe the change in concentration of oxygen in beads that are exposed to different amounts of light. View »
  • 32 Standards Met with Wisconsin Fast Plants® Engage students and support NGSS with classroom-tested, tried-and-true Wisconsin Fast Plants®. A leading expert on the use of Fast Plants® in education recommends investigations and kits to support K–12 NGSS. View »
  • Which Carolina Blood Products Are Right for Your Classroom? Use this guide to help decide which Carolina blood products are right for your classroom. View »
  • Bacterial Motility In this lab, students perform two exercises that investigate microbial motility. One is on a microscopic level, using the “hanging drop” slide preparation method to directly observe motile cells. The second exercise is on a macroscopic level and involves inoculating motility test media. View »
  • Infographic - Lungs: How Gas Exchange Works Gas exchange in the lungs can be a difficult topic to teach. Use this infographic to help your students grasp the process. View »
  • Classifying Organisms with Your Students Living organisms get students' attention and are great tools for teaching life science. Here's an activity that introduces students to taxonomy and includes collecting, caring for, and classifying living organisms. View »
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