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Life in Extreme Environments: Who is on Top in the Food Chain and How Much do They Eat? part of Web Resource Collection

This lab activity encourages students to design experiments in order to gain some understanding of the feeding rates of Rotifers and/or Tardigrades. Students will use organisms collected locally or ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard C: Life Science:Interdependence of organisms
Subject: Ecology, Biology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lab activity

Tracking Global Climate Change: Microfossil Record of the Planetary Heat Pump part of Web Resource Collection

This lesson plan integrates physics, biology, and geology to understand planetary processes that contribute to climate change through time. The plan includes a hands-on activity that demonstrates ...
NSES: 9-12:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Systems, order, and organization
Subject: Climatology, Geological Sciences:Paleontology, Biology, Environmental science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Instructor guide

Adventures at Dry Creek part of Web Resource Collection

This educational module enables students (5-12) to experience ongoing research of University of California paleontologists studying about life in Montana 60-70 million years ago. It gives students ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Biology, Geological Sciences:Geology, Paleontology, Ecology, Geological Sciences:Geologic time
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Computer Activity

A River Runs Through It part of Web Resource Collection

This two-month project requires a nearby stream or river to use for testing. Students use river monitoring equipment to conduct water tests, fish observation, insect identification and to collect ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Ecology, Biology, Environmental science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Assessment

WISE - The Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment part of Web Resource Collection

The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) is a free on-line science learning environment for students in grades 4-12. In WISE, students work on exciting inquiry projects on topics such as ...
NSES: 5-8:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: Environmental science, Chemistry, Educational theory and practice, Agricultural science, Geological Sciences:Geology, Natural hazards, Physics, Biology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Computer Activity

Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences part of Web Resource Collection

This site is a collection of interactive, inquiry-based learning exercises for variety of science topics. Activities are grouped by category and include earthquakes and seismicity, global warming, ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard D: Earth and Space Science:Energy in the earth system
Subject: Physics, Geological Sciences:Geophysics, Geology, Geologic time, Structural geology, Hydrology, Chemistry, Biology, Natural hazards, Environmental science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Computer Activity, Assessment

What's New with Dinosaurs part of Web Resource Collection

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on a current controversary among scientists over whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded or ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Understanding about scientific inquiry
Subject: Biology, Geological Sciences:Paleontology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

Hot-Blooded or Cold-Blooded? part of Web Resource Collection

Evidence presented on this site pertains to dinosaur physiology. After a quick review of what has transpired in the last few decades, the reader is asked to form an opinion on what dinosaurs were ...
NSES: 5-8:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Systems, order, and organization
Subject: Geological Sciences:Paleontology, Biology
Resource Type: Text:Reference

Introduction to the Aves: The Birds part of Web Resource Collection

This University of California Museum of Paleontology site introduces users to its section on birds. After a brief introduction to the Aves group, one has an opportunity to explore further via active ...
NSES: 9-12:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: Geological Sciences:Paleontology, Biology
Resource Type: Text:Reference

What Killed The Dinosaurs?: The Great Mystery part of Web Resource Collection

This site presents theories about why the dinosaurs became extinct. The first page provides background information covering not only the "great dying" at the K-T boundary but also the mass extinction ...
NSES: 5-8:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evolution and equilibrium
Subject: Geological Sciences:Paleontology, Biology
Resource Type: Text:Reference

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