Genetics with a Smile

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Students use pennies to determine the traits for a smiley face, then use Microsoft Word to create the smiley face. Faces are displayed in the classroom and students use their knowledge of genetics to answer questions about smiley faces, traits, and probability. NOTE: Teacher notes and a "Wrapping It Up" analysis activity are separate complementary resources.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Tracy (Trimpe) Tomm

Genetics with a Smile: Teacher Notes

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This resource is a set of teacher notes to accompany the activity "Genetics with a Smile". It includes directions and tips for teachers as well as a sample smiley face.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Tracy (Trimpe) Tomm

Pedigree Analysis Activity

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This activity introduces students to pedigree analysis and how they can be used by disease researchers.

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Air Pressure & Wind Speeds

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Students will graph data to better understand the relationship of low pressure to storm severity.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: James Rice

Acceleration and Velocity Through Walking Using Paces and Excel

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Lesson plan that uses students' step length to understand the relationship between distance, speed and acceleration. Includes graphing of data and interpretation of graphs.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Jamie Crannell

Downhill Race

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In this activity, students explore how two cylinders that look the same may roll down a hill at different rates.

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Simple & Complex Machines - Inclined Plane and Pulley (Interactive)

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This resource is the online interactive for the Simple & Complex Machines activity "Inclined Plane and Pulley." In this activity, students will describe and investigate two of the simple machines, represent data in a table and calculate the mechanical advantage.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: ASPIRE

Micro Organs

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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine are applying their understanding of the hierarchical structural organization of multicellular organisms to culture a variety of human tissues. By growing miniature human livers, hearts and kidneys and linking them together with a blood substitute, they can evaluate the effects of new drug therapies. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Material Type: Lesson

Author: UNC-TV

Tissues of Life

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The main resource on this website is an informative interactive that instructs students on the four types of tissues in the human body. Note: Other links on the site align to additional standards.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive, Lesson

Author: Science Museum of Minnesota

Biological Levels of Organization

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Students will observe that biological organization is a hierarchial system of classification in which each successive level is more complex than the lower level, and each successive level has properties that did not exist before. Students will sequence the levels of organization and make a foldable that lists and describes the levels.

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How's the weather?

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Explore relationships between temperature, pressure, and humidity with daily weather forecasts. GeoInquiries are designed to be fast and easy-to-use instructional resources that incorporate advanced web mapping technology. Each 15-minute activity in a collection is intended to be presented by the instructor from a single computer/projector classroom arrangement. No installation, fees, or logins are necessary to use these materials and software.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: GRACE Project