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Great article about what would happen if we got rid of all parasites. I think to middle school students, that might sound like a good idea. But this article, which is about the right reading level for middle school, explains the unintended consequences that could be expected. I think this would be excellent as a way to integrate authentic scientific articles into a unit on symbiotic relationships.

Could definitely use this in a middle school classroom.

Symbiotic Relationships This lesson introduces, enforces and assesses students on three types of sym ...

In this teacher's guide for high school, students will learn big ideas, like: - Biodiversity is an indicator of the health of Earth's systems. - High biodiversity supports the resilience of our natural environmental and preserves ecosystem services. - Human activities threaten the survival of many other species. - Preserving biodiversity can support other species, ecosystem functions, economic activity, and the conservation of cultures as well as human communities.

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Identifying Rocks

Rock Cycle [More important than you think! When picking rocks for hardscapes you want to use Metamorphic rock in most cases, especially with water (so it doesn't leach anything into the water) but it is also important to know what type of rockscape your c

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Human Impact Sustainability Project: An Investigation of Carbon Footprints

Always looking for new ways to connect biology to the real world for kids - love this long term project! Will be great too since our school is having us do a portfolio project for each of our kids this year!

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Ecology - Science Interactive Notebook Activities

Ecology, ecosystems, interactions, food webs, energy pyramid, biomes, cycles in nature, and more for science interactive notebooks!

In this game, students experience predator-prey relationships firsthand and learn that different animals have different food needs.

Chem Time Clock | Chemistry science experiments, teaching & education tools: Educational Innovations

A short video that gives a great explanation of the carbon cycle ("Coal vs. Banana")