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Modeling Mendel's Pea ExperimentAdd to list Details
This modeling activity allows learners to discover for themselves what Mendel uncovered in his famous pea experiments.
This is an activity about the adaptations that allow the Aye-aye to survive in its habitat. Learners will explore how the Aye-aye collects food and how this is influenced by their specialized finger.
Make a Tikiville Teepee
In this great hands-on activity, learners use patterns to make a teepee from newspaper that they sit inside.
Life Size: What's in a microbe?Add to list Details
In this activity on page 3 of the PDF, learners visualize the relative size and structural differences between microbes that have the potential to cause disease.
Giant Chromosomes: Fruit Fly DNA and YouAdd to list Details
Many of the genetic sequences found in the fruit fly genome are similar to those found in humans.
This activity is about collecting and analyzing DNA as part of a criminal investigation.
Cell DivisionAdd to list Details
This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to investigate how, in a one-celled organism such as a bacterium, the division of cells increases the number of cell
Evolutionstechnik or Selection and Variation in the Egyptian Origami Bird (Avis papyrus)Add to list Details
In order to examine the random nature of mutations and natural selection, learners "breed" clutches of Egyptian Origami Birds (Avis papyrus) using random number generators (dice and coins) to mutate s
Feeding Facilitation: A Lesson in Evolution and SociobiologyAdd to list Details
This is an outdoor activity designed to demonstrate evolution of feeding behavior in flocking, schooling or herding animals that maximizes allocation of food resources and enhances survival.
DNA Extraction from Wheat GermAdd to list Details
DNA is the thread of life. Encoded in its genetic sequence is the information that makes each of us unique. This activity allows you to see long, stringy strands of DNA extracted from wheat germ.
DNA Extraction from Cheek CellsAdd to list Details
DNA is the thread of life. Encoded in its genetic sequence is the information that makes each of us unique.
DNA Spooling: Isolate DNA from Onion CellsAdd to list Details
In this experiment, learners isolate Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) from onion cells using a simple extraction procedure.
Free-living and Plant-Parasitic Nematodes (Roundworms)
This lesson introduces learners to the world of nematodes (roundworms).
Life Size: Line 'em up!Add to list Details
In this activity on page 1 of the PDF, learners compare the relative sizes of biological objects (like DNA and bacteria) that can't be seen by the naked eye.
The Self-Watering Terrarium
In this biology/ecology activity, learners construct a terrarium out of a tennis ball container. This terrarium is unique because it never has to be watered.
In this botany activity, learners will create an experiment about seed germination. This activity gives students an opportunity to explore how seeds germinate and react to surrounding conditions.
Fruit Fly TrapAdd to list Details
Build a fruit fly trap out of a 2-liter plastic bottle and some rotten fruit! Fruit flies are easy to catch in warm weather. Once you catch some, you will be able to see their life cycle up-close.
Chromosome Models: KaryotypingAdd to list Details
This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can have a tactile opportunity to construct a karyotype, an organized model of an organism’s chromosomes, conveying the chromos
Scavenger Hunt: A Group CollectionAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners are divided into teams.
Signs of Life
In this activity, learners examine photo images of Earth taken from space, and attempt to identify and explain some of our planet's geological features.