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In this opening lab, students explore the big questions: What is life? What are the shared characteristics of living things? They apply these questions to specific objects while making observations.     99k v. 5 Aug 18, 2011, 3:32 PM stephensteach
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This lab is an open ended inquiry lab that explores how to design and conduct an experiment in groups. Students should individually create write ups using the lab template.    79k v. 3 Jan 13, 2011, 11:17 AM stephensteach
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Characteristics of life part II-In this laboratory investigation, students apply their learning about the characteristics of life to determine if yeast uses energy. And if so, is it alive?   54k v. 4 Jan 10, 2013, 11:32 AM stephensteach
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These questions layout the procedures for a reading activity and discussion related to Chapter 1-Nature of Science from the book, Science for all Americans.   57k v. 7 Aug 30, 2014, 9:29 AM stephensteach
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In this lab students pick variables and test how they effect people's reaction times.    47k v. 5 Sep 5, 2013, 7:39 AM stephensteach
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This activity has students matching the important vocabulary related to scientific methods to their definitions before creating a concept map or flow chart to depict their relationships.  47k v. 3 Oct 31, 2013, 9:43 AM stephensteach
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Quiz on the policies, procedures, grading, and expectations found in the syllabus.  30k v. 2 Aug 28, 2009, 3:24 PM stephensteach
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This study guide outlines the vocabulary, concepts, and outline of the unit 1 test on the science of life.     32k v. 5 Aug 30, 2011, 12:31 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students investigate the effects of the enzyme catalase on the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen.   91k v. 4 Sep 27, 2013, 8:31 AM stephensteach
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This activity introduces students to some basic chemistry principles through some fill in the blank, kinesthetic, and hands-on activities.   207k v. 8 Sep 19, 2013, 9:07 AM stephensteach
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In this lab students test common foods for the presence of the macromolecules protein, starch, sugar, and lipids.  170k v. 6 Nov 6, 2009, 6:48 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students collect data about their diet pertaining to calories and the macromolecules lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates.   116k v. 3 Sep 9, 2011, 7:14 AM stephensteach
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In this lab students examine the effects a buffering solution has on the rate of pH change when exposed to an acid. They then read about pH buffers application to biology.   61k v. 7 Sep 20, 2013, 7:30 AM stephensteach
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In this inquiry lab students choose a topic to investigate relating to pH and biology.  480k v. 2 Nov 2, 2009, 3:18 PM stephensteach
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In this mini-lab students measure the pH of various solutions, examine some connections between pH and biology, and complete a chosen summary report.  103k v. 4 Nov 3, 2009, 5:53 AM stephensteach
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These questions correspond the reading packet pages 42-53.   31k v. 3 Feb 3, 2011, 4:09 PM stephensteach
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In this review activity students form groups and brainstorm possible test questions and direct them towards other groups. The group that answers the most questions correctly is awarded a test questions pass.  32k v. 2 Sep 18, 2009, 1:25 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students explore how enzyme concentration, reduction of active susbstrates, cold temperatures, and solutions affecte enzyme's rate of product formation using a toothpick simulation.   75k v. 3 Feb 3, 2011, 1:36 PM stephensteach
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This study guide outlines the vocabulary, concepts, and outline of the unit 2 test on biochemistry.    36k v. 4 Sep 17, 2012, 11:35 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students learn about the various types of cellular transportation and act them out.  96k v. 2 Feb 21, 2011, 6:30 PM stephensteach
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Vocab, description of test structure, and practice questions related to the biology A final exam.  21k v. 2 Oct 3, 2012, 7:36 PM stephensteach
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In this assignment students team up to describe the cell using an analogy before building an organelle of their choice. Once all groups have created an organelle, they work with the entire class to build the cell.  188k v. 2 Sep 23, 2009, 12:43 PM stephensteach
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In this activity students read some background information on the cell cycle before answering a few comprehension questions. They then complete their mitosis flipbook and answer review questions before showing off their flipbooks to two adults.  389k v. 3 Dec 2, 2009, 3:42 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students examine various types of cells under the microscope.  57k v. 3 Dec 1, 2009, 7:36 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students explore the contributions microscopes have made to cell theory and learn the different parts of a microscope while sketching the microscopic view of found objects.  78k v. 5 Oct 2, 2013, 3:19 PM stephensteach
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In this activity students draw stages of mitosis and turn it into a flipbook.  8k v. 2 Oct 4, 2009, 3:34 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students use the microscope to identify and explain the stages of mitosis.  156k v. 2 Oct 22, 2010, 9:47 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students learn about organelles through some structured notes and then choose their own project on organelles.   1854k v. 3 Oct 2, 2011, 12:28 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students design an experiment to test how various solutions affect the passive transport in and out of cells by using eggs, potatoes, and onions in water, salt solution, and karo syrup.   118k v. 10 Oct 4, 2013, 6:02 AM stephensteach
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In this lab students explore photosynthesis and respiration through experiments involving yeast, elodea, and bromothymol blue.  59k v. 2 Oct 1, 2009, 6:55 AM stephensteach
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For this activity students are asked to create a concept map using 50 words that were studied during the quarter.  35k v. 2 Dec 13, 2009, 6:47 PM stephensteach
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Students watch the Nova video The Universe Within and answer related questions.   33k v. 2 Oct 1, 2009, 3:30 PM stephensteach
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In this project students present on a disease of their choosing.  47k v. 4 Apr 19, 2011, 10:49 AM stephensteach
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Students write down concepts they learned from other presentations and grade their own presentation.  13k v. 2 Oct 9, 2012, 7:37 AM stephensteach
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Students form groups choose an organ system, research it, and present to the class.   116k v. 5 Apr 19, 2011, 10:49 AM stephensteach
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In this lab students use a pipe cleaner and a line on a peice of paper to represent homologous chromosomes and throw the pipe cleaner over the line to represent randome events of crossing over that occure during meiosis I.   73k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:16 AM stephensteach
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In this lab exercise students extract DNA from their cheek cells.    157k v. 5 Oct 31, 2011, 5:38 PM stephensteach
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Students create the DNA molecule using candy and evaluate its accuracy.   831k v. 4 Oct 28, 2011, 7:30 AM stephensteach
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In this lab students use beans as X chromosomes to determine sexual inheritance and the liklihood of males and females inheriting recessive genetic diseases that are carried on the X chromosome.  139k v. 7 Oct 29, 2013, 7:30 AM stephensteach
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Students make hypothetical babies to practice punnett squares, probability, and the principles of Mendelian inheritance.  145k v. 2 Oct 16, 2011, 7:21 PM stephensteach
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In this activity students model meiosis using paper chromosomes and review the main idease of mitosis, meiosis, and fertilization.  172k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:16 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students study transcription, translation, and protein synthesis through background reading and two simulations.  576k v. 4 Apr 20, 2011, 8:16 AM stephensteach
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This is the file that outlines teacher preparation for teh protein synthesis activity.  138k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:16 AM stephensteach
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This document outlines the vocabulary, concepts, and question structure of the genetics test.  148k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:16 AM stephensteach
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This article attempts to answer the question: are humans still evolving?  730k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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This document uses questions to guide students through the fossils exhibit and the evolution here and now exhibit at CU's museum of natural history.  82k v. 3 Nov 8, 2012, 4:27 PM stephensteach
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In this field trip students explore adapations, endangered species, sexual selection, and variation as a part of the unit on evolution.   32k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students rearrange a paragraph connecting DNA and evolution before analyzing a phylogeneitc tree of the Ursidae family.  96k v. 4 May 4, 2011, 7:25 PM stephensteach
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This reading from NASA highlights the concept of endosymbiosis.  96k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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In this stations students students examine the various evidence of evolution related to homologous structures, vestigial structures, embryology, and pesticide/antibiotic resistance.   1979k v. 5 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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In this discussion students role play during a school board meeting in which participants draw on their learning from the evolution unit to decide if evolution should be taught in all biology classes.  55k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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In these simulations students use the random numbers rolled from a die to determine which allele reproduces to examine genetic drift.   245k v. 4 Apr 21, 2014, 8:11 PM stephensteach
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In this activity students examine fossils of land snails and attempt to classify their evolution as either punctuated equilibrium or gradualism.  501k v. 4 Nov 30, 2012, 7:25 AM stephensteach
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In this simulation students act as birds with variations in beak type competing for various foods.  80k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students choose an example of observed speciation events and explain its occurrence to the class.  71k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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In this online simulation students collect data from fictitious organisms as they undergo natural selection.   49k v. 6 Nov 14, 2012, 3:35 PM stephensteach
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This is an example of how students can earn extra credit for a graph on the online evolution lab.  68k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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This data is used by students in the phylogenetics lab to determine evolutionary relationships.  25k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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In this lab students use morphological characteristics and amino acid sequences to compare the evolutionary relationships between humans and four other animals.    594k v. 6 Dec 2, 2011, 7:21 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students simulate radioactive decay kinesthetically and use m & m's to model decay before calculating some radiometric dating problems.     54k v. 6 Nov 10, 2011, 7:23 AM stephensteach
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This comic shows cricket sexual selection in action.    660k v. 5 Nov 17, 2011, 7:22 AM stephensteach
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This Scientific American article examines the origins of life on Earth.  183k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students analyze the evolution of the horse using pictures of fossils.  164k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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In this video students see the various methods organisms use to pass on their genes.   34k v. 4 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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In this video students see sexual selection in action.   35k v. 4 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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This study guide outlines vocabulary, test overview, and practice questions for the evolution test.  150k v. 2 May 19, 2011, 1:57 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students choose a species and in inhertiable trait which can be quantified as they investigation genetic variation as an introduction to evolution.  970k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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This activity summarizes the film walking with camvemen and has students create a timeline, cladogram, or phylogenetic tree of homonid evolution based on the film.  298k v. 4 Dec 1, 2012, 8:53 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students choose an episode of Walking with Prehistoric Beasts to watch then go to the computer lab to play some online games related to fossils and paleontology.   78k v. 4 May 3, 2011, 9:53 AM stephensteach
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This National Geographic Article summarizes the theory of evolution and some of the supposed debate over evolution.  59k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:18 AM stephensteach
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This is the game board for the carbon cycle game.  125k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:19 AM stephensteach
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Students play a board game to learn the carbon cycle.  150k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:19 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students diagram a food web as a group before answering analysis questions individually.   32k v. 3 May 4, 2011, 7:25 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students simulate a tragedy of the commons in a fishing scenario.   60k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:19 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students are responsible for synthesizing multiple sources to create a poster depicting one of the major nutrient cycles.  29k v. 3 May 4, 2011, 7:25 PM stephensteach
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In this simulation students act as deer and components of their habitat as they collect data on population dynamics.   104k v. 6 Apr 20, 2011, 8:19 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students watch "Strange Days on Planet Earth-Predators" and answer related questions.  43k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:19 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students take on roles related to the debate question-should wolves be reintroduced to national parks?  44k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:19 AM stephensteach
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This article gives an update on the ecological success of wolf reintroduction in the lower 48 and catalogs the political and economic debate.  80k v. 3 Apr 20, 2011, 8:19 AM stephensteach
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Answer these 15 questions before conducting your inquiry lab to aid in the planning of your investigation.   32k v. 3 Jan 28, 2011, 2:21 PM stephensteach
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A printable signable version of the Biology A syllabus.  130k v. 2 Aug 18, 2011, 3:30 PM stephensteach
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This is the printable version of the biology syllabus.  46k v. 2 Jan 12, 2011, 10:41 AM stephensteach
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This lab rubric is used to evaluate all inquiry labs and lab reports.  69k v. 3 Oct 23, 2009, 7:00 AM stephensteach
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Use this lab template to help you complete your standard lab write up. Follow its directions and get A+ lab reports!   39k v. 3 Nov 9, 2010, 9:25 AM stephensteach
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Lesson plans for substitute on Friday October 2nd. Andy will be out for his marriage.   35k v. 2 Oct 1, 2009, 3:28 PM stephensteach
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