Activity Lesson Plans

  • Class Activity
    Invertebrate Classification Challenge
    Lesson Plan
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    Activity
    Students practice invertebrate classification using the organisms discussed the Prentice Hall textbook called the Parade of Life: Animals.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe Middle School
  • Class Activity
    Spread of an Infectious Disease and Population Growth
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    Activity
    A simple simulation demonstrates exponential spread of infectious disease in a population, and discussion questions develop student understanding of how human diseases spread. Additional discussion questions and a graphing activity develop an understanding of exponential and logistic population growth.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty High School
  • Class Activity
    From Gene to Protein - Transcription and Translation
    Student Handout
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    Activity
    Students learn how a gene provides the instructions for making a protein, and how the gene for sickle cell hemoglobin results in sickle cell anemia. Simple paper models are used to help students learn the basic molecular biology of transcription and translation.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty High School

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