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and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
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Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Discovering Earth's History
Description: This lesson introduces the basic principles that are used to interpret geologic time. It associates the relationships between the rock record and historical events that created the landforms on our planet. It explains how the rock record can be interpreted by geologists.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project, funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Science
Title: Gait Recognition     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about one method of analyzing the way a person walks. Whether you've got a bounce in your stride or a swing in your step, the way you walk is more distinctive than you might realize. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Thinkfinity Podcasts


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Subject: Science
Title: Gait Recognition     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about one method of analyzing the way a person walks. Whether you've got a bounce in your stride or a swing in your step, the way you walk is more distinctive than you might realize. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Informational Materials


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CSI: Web Adventures
http://forensics.ric...
Learning the steps of crime scene investigating.

Interactives/Games


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Create a DNA Fingerprint
http://www.pbs.org/w...
Interactive PBS/NOVA site about using DNA Fingerprinting to solve a mystery. Solving the mystery involves creating a DNA fingerprint (they supply the lab and all necessary materials) and comparing this fingerprint to those of the suspects.

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Gel Electrophoresis Lab
http://learn.genetic...
This is a virtual lab where students separate and measure DNA strands by conducting gel electrophoresis.

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CSI: The Experience
http://forensics.ric...
The Experience provides practice using bloodstain pattern analysis, many investigative tools and techniques, DNA collection and analysis, DNA fingerprinting, fingerprinting, ballistics, basic anthropology, basic pathology and analysis of hair, fiber, glass,m soil and chemicals. Flash Player is required.

Learning Activities


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Create a DNA Fingerprint
http://www.pbs.org/w...
Interactive PBS/NOVA site about using DNA Fingerprinting to solve a mystery. Solving the mystery involves creating a DNA fingerprint (they supply the lab and all necessary materials) and comparing this fingerprint to those of the suspects.

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CSI: Web Adventures
http://forensics.ric...
Learning the steps of crime scene investigating.

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