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DNA Beads

DNA Beads

Students “synthesize” DNA using colorful beads and pipe cleaners.  They then “transcribe” DNA into messenger RNA and “translate” this into protein.

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Fossils Dig

Fossils Dig

Students  excavating "fossils" from a model of sedimentary "rocks."  These fossils are found in certain layers of Earth, and not in others. Layers of various kinds of soil simulate geological strata. Materials Directions Resources   Student Learning Outcomes:...

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Googly Bird Adaptation

Googly Bird Adaptation

Googly Bird Adaptation: explore how shape and structure of beaks affects the type of food that birds are able to eat and thus, the bird’s survival in environment with a particular kind of seeds.

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Exploring Evolution

Exploring Evolution

Exploring Evolution is a curriculum based on hands-on activities that allow students to discover key concepts in the Epic of Evolution.

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Web of Life

Web of Life

Creatures evolve in ecosystems. In this activity, students create a web with yarn to demonstrate the interdependence of various creatures in a pond ecosystem.

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Elemental Birthdays

Elemental Birthdays

Elemental Birthdays: How to bring Science into Every Party. Authors Heather and Jon Cleland-Host offer fun new ways to celebrate birthdays while at the same time learning about the building blocks of our universe.

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