GREAT VIDEO ON HOW POLLUTION AFFECTS ECOSYSTEMS AND OUR OWN BODIES. Hank talks about the last major way humans are impacting the environment in this penultimate episode of Crash Course Ecology. Pollution takes many forms - from the simplest piece of litter to the more complex endocrine distruptors - and ultimately, humans are responsible for it all.
Great article about the historical significance of Watson and Crick's famous 1953 one-page paper.
Tongue-rolling: The myth Some people can roll their tongue into a tube, and some people can't. This is one of the most common traits that biology teachers use to demonstrate basic genetic principles. Many studies have shown that the myth is incorrect, but tongue rolling remains a popular subject in genetics classes.
Earths layers PWPT foldable Interactive Notebook notes 5th 6th 7th 8th jr high
Extremely engaging earth's layers and basic geology lesson, foldable, 16 slide PowerPoint, KWL chart (class starter and exit ticket), student note sheet, and video wrap up! This is an extremely popular lesson in my classroom! Students learn via creating and decorating a folding earth that functions as a mini book that describes the layers of the earth. Highly engaging, high level thinking activity / lab. Perfect for classrooms that utilize interactive notebooks.
Thread a practice golf ball onto a pipe cleaner. Twist the pipe cleaner closed, to make a loop. To show rotation: spin the ball. To show revolution: slide the ball around the pipe cleaner. (Great science blog and source of the original image/info)
In this beautiful, easy-to-read periodic table, created by London-based graphic designer Alison Haigh, each element is represented by a visualization of its electronic structure, rather than by numbers and letters. The dots each represent electrons—so, hydrogen, which has an atomic number of 1, is the single dot in the upper lefthand corner.
Plant Kingdom: Introduction and Classification of Plants PPT/Notes. Includes a 97-slide PowerPoint and notes for both the teacher and student.
A set of calendars with important dates in science history. One fun fact for each day!
Just how small is an atom? - Best atom video I have ever seen! This fast-paced animation uses spectacular metaphors (imagine a blueberry the size of a football stadium!) to give a visceral sense of the building blocks that make our world. A must if you are introducing or revisiting the atom.