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AP Biology & Inquiry-Based Labs 11 to 12
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Instead of carrying around an encyclopedic textbook, students will have their text downloaded onto an iPad where they can highlight, bookmark, and find definitions instantly without ruining the book next year. Students will also be using their iPad for creating, reviewing, and sharing their own labs.
A tour into our micro world 11 to 12
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Students will use video photography to create a Public Service announcement about our micro-world. Then using MS office software, video record a narrative on a green screen. They will inlay the background photos.
Cellcraft Game 6 to 8
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Students learn the cell organelles' location, structure, and functions by playing Cellcraft game while taking Cornell notes on the cell structures as they "discover" them, in the game.
Creating Online Science Lab Notebooks 7 to 12
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Students will complete an in-class lab and record their results online using a variety of online resources to create a rich, multimedia-rich end product.
Creating Online Science Lab Notebooks 7 to 12
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Students will complete an in-class lab and record their results online using a variety of online resources to create a rich, multimedia-rich end product.
Desert Tortoise Adaptations 4 to 8
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Students will observe how a desert tortoise is adapted to its surroundings. They will take notes and then photograph the environment and tortoise to design a powerpoint.
Digital Mitosis and Claymation 9 to 12
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Students use digital cameras to create a movie or vodcast of mitosis or meiosis.
GPS Ecosystem (Ecotone) Scavenger Hunt 9 to 12
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Using GPS's and your surroundings to make going outside fun for students!
Hey! How'd you get so big? ( The Story of Mitosis) 9 to 10
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How do we grow from the size of an egg to the size the average human reaches at adulthood? The student will investigate this question through several different sources: hands on, use of technology and research.
Human Genetic Traits 9 to 10
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Groups of students will be collecting data on human genetic traits, taking a representative picture of students with each phenotype and then displaying their findings.
Human Impact Video Project 9 to 12
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Using Flip cameras and Pinnacle video editing software, the student task was to create a 1-2 minutes video on human impact on the globe. The video was take the form of a news broadcast as if they were filming "on location".
I am a Research Scientist! 6 to 8
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Students will become the research scientist as they observe, record, and analyze data on a journey that lets them explore Entomology, Oceanography, Stream Ecology, Biology, Cartography, Botany, and Meteorology.
Living Creatures Up Close 2 to 5
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Students will discover a pond habitat, capture a specimin and observe under a microscope.
Tech Savvy Naturalists P-K to 8
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While technology is the way of the future, the future of endangered plants and animals are our responsibility. Students will learn about ecology and biology of animals and plants in our community and create movies and picture books as their culminating projects.
Understanding Interactions Among Local Species and the Local Environment 11 to 12
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Students will use digital cameras to observe and investigate a variety of species in the schoolyard ecosystem. Students will research the species and construct food chains and food webs from their photos. Students will use their observations to write hypothesis and develop experiments.
Wild Flower Project 9 to 12
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Students will have to go out into the community to photograph and collect samples of various types of texas wild flowers for taxonomic identification and dissecction.
"The Five Life Zone Research Project" 7 to 8
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Students in grade 7 and 8 will travel from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Grand Canyon in Williams, Arizona to investigate and measure the soil and water quality (if water can be found) for each of five life zones. The five life zones are the Lower Sonoran or low hot desert; the Upper Sonoran or desert steppe; the Transition or open woodlands; the Canadian or fir forest; and the Hudsonian or spruce forest. This is equivalent to studying the life zones found from Mexico to Canada. The latest technology will be used to complete the field studies and record and communicate their findings.
Adapting to Life by the Wild Myakka River 6 to 9
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Students will use digital still and video cameras to capture organisms adaptations to their local environment while on a field trip to Myakka River State Park. Students will then use the captured media to create a digital interactive poster (Prezi) that they will present to the class.
Art and Life: Where Do We Use Art? 9 to 12
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This lesson increases the relevance of not only art classes, but also all academic disciplines by engaging the students to research how art is used in all aspects of their education and their lives. They will create videos that will collect factual information and visual examples that will educate the viewers on how art is used in a variety of settings and how historical people and socities have depended on the coexistence of art and non art subjects.
Digital Dissections 11 to 12
Second year biology students participate in a vertebrate comparative anatomy dissection lab. During the dissections, students photograph the dissections and then develop a PowerPoint presentation in which they illustrate the dissections. PowerPoint presentations are used by first year biology teachers during lectures.
Digital Wildflower Collection 11 to 12
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Students will learn how to use technology to communicate scientific information and explore. Students will become familiar with the diversity of native species without endangering the environment. Many rare and protected species will be able to be documented without harm.
Finding Your NOOK (TM) in the Classroom 9 to 12
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The Barnes and Noble's NOOK will allow students in my classroom to access e-books, digital resources, educational apps, and more. The sky is the limit!
FlipCam Field Trip - Habitat Exploration 7 to 12
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Students will take a field trip to a local county park or nature preserve that has several distinct habitat types. Each team of students will document as many distinct habitats as they can and ultimately present their video products to the rest of the class.
How Does Your Garden Grow? 9 to 12
Students will design, plant, and maintain a native plant garden on campus. The garden will serve as an outdoor classroom for lessons in ecology, soil science, and botany.
It's Challenging Being Green! 3 to 5
Students will delve into botany by planting a seed and watching it grow or die based on what they do to take care of it. Prior knowledge of human anatomy and physiology will be the entry point as students connect these two very different areas of biology. By the end of the unit, students will be able to defend plant conservation the way they could any other organism they study. Ultimately, students should have increased awareness of the lack of green spaces in urban areas and the need for more parks and gardens
Maui Podcast 6 to 12
Maui is an island under siege from invasive species and ecological damage brought upon by humans. Teach your students about Maui's beauty and the importance of conservation through this scientific activist podcast.
Mitosis 6 to 8
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This lesson is modified for technology infusion in a typical classroom for students to better understand Mitosis and be creative learning the concepts collaborative environment. It has also been modified for students with disabilities who have been integrated into the regular classroom setting.
Mitosis 9 to 12
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Using document camera, students will model to mitosis
Mitosis and Meiosis Field Project 9 to 12
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A Biology class composes a documentary on Mitosis and Meiosis using themselves (i.e., holding hands, creating a circle) to diagram and perform the different phases of cell reproduction. The students will then be able to evaluate their performance through watching themselves on the video.
Sea Scallop Data Mining Research Project 10 to 12
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Students develop a research question and then gather the data to answer that question using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Sea Scallop Survey database. Students present the results in a formal classroom presentation and a scientific poster session which is open to the public.
Seed to Plate 2 to 3
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Teaching children gardening and nutrition. Using digital cameras students will record the journey of growing a school garden begining with soil and seeds. They will also learn the important value of nutrition in the foods they grow and how to use them in cooking.
Technology and the Environment 6 to 6
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Student teams will observe the effect of technology on the environment by constucting a grow column and planting grass seed. Teams will keep a jounral that records the growth and the effects on the grass of acid rain, salt and oil.
Technology as a Tool of Science 9 to 12
Digital cameras and Tool Factory will be used in a variety of projects in several classes. The objective is to show students the tools that can assist them in the recording, cataloging and sharing of science information.
The Hall of Physicist 8 to 12
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Students will create biographical posters of famous physicist through the ages.
Waste Water Research 9 to 12
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Students will engage in a year long study of the impacts of waste water and its impacts on the local community and the Hudson River. Students will evaluate the impacts that various green technology can have on improving the quality of runoff waste water.
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