All resources in Science Review and Alignment

Cell Division - A WebQuest

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In this webquest lesson, students will learn about cell division via the Internet. Students will learn about the cell cycle and the stages of mitosis and meiosis. Students will create a portfolio of pictures displaying the steps of mitosis and meiosis.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Connie Schultz

Stem Cell Research

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In this lesson, students learn how cell specialization takes place in vertebrate embryos. They begin by viewing a gallery of different kinds of specialized cells and exploring how white blood cells are specialized to fight viruses. They will also learn about the role of master control genes in cell development. Finally, they learn about the significance of, and the controversy surrounding, stem cell research, and then analyze different points of view in the stem cell debate.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Teachers' Domain

The Twisting Tale of DNA

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This brief video lesson describes DNA and its role and importance in living organisms. This is a very comprehensive overview of how DNA determines form and function, manages protein synthesis within individuals, and ultimately drives evolution. Discussion/assessment questions and suggested supplemental resources are also included.

Material Type: Lecture, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Presentation

Author: Judith Hauck

Atomic Structure: Elements

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Students will focus on the structure of the periodic table and the valence electrons in an element. Using this information with the octet rule, students use the power of the table to predict ion formation and the oxidation numbers associated with the ions formed. They will also study the emission of electromagnetic radiation and create models of atoms from clay.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Virginia Department of Education

The Development of Atomic Theory

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In this lesson, students will work in small groups to read and analyze a primary source using a set of questions designed to help them understand the writers' viewpoints. Students will then explain their findings to their classmates. Finally, each student will produce a written essay that explains how and why scientific understanding of the atom has changed over time.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Dead Zones

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Explore water pollution and its impact on ocean life in aquatic dead zones. 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