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Interactives/Games (2) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (4) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Camouflage Predation Challenge
Description: Through this simulation, students will understand the role of camouflage in keeping animals from attracting attention of their predators. Using newspaper and patterned wrapping paper, students will construct two habitats. Students will then compete in timed hunts to spot and collect objects within the habitats and will graph the results of their hunt.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Organism PowerPoints/ Booklets
Description: This lesson requires students to use technology to research information on any organism from one of the six kingdoms. Students use the information to produce a PowerPoint presentation or booklet to present to their classmates. This project covers several biology and zoology objectives and is intended to be a review of the material previously covered.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: ABC Book of Fauna
Description: This lesson is to provide students the opportunity to explore the various types of fauna (animals) found in the various biomes throughout the world.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Botany - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Arctic and Antarctic Circles     
Description: In this student activity from Xpeditions, students research the ends of the Earth--the Poles--to compare and contrast the regions. Background information is provided, giving insight into the nature of these two areas and outlining their differences and similarities.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Animals Versus People: Who's the Better Navigator?     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson asks students to focus on people's innate navigational abilities. They first read about animal navigation and then compare animal and human navigational capabilities. They then create travel brochures for an Outward Bound-style company, providing customers with tips on how to find their way if they get lost and can t rely on their map and compass.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Mammoth Extinction     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students explore a Web resource that presents various hypotheses about why the woolly mammoth became extinct, with a special focus on an infectious disease as the cause. After exploring the information, students discuss how species might become extinct as well as how researchers look for evidence to support their hypotheses and theories.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Camouflage
http://www.howstuffw...
Picture gallery of animals and their camouflage

Assessments


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Interactive Bird Identification and Quiz
http://www.birds.cor...
This site is full of great pictures and bird calls for a teacher introducing her students to birds and habitats.

Informational Materials


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Instant Evolution Seen in Darwin's Finches
http://news.national...
This is a news article on a new study of Galápagos finches suggests.

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Animal Defense Against Predators
http://www.life.umd....
Discusses chemical defense, mimicry and camouflage.

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Camouflage
http://www.howstuffw...
Picture gallery of animals and their camouflage

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Interactive Bird Identification and Quiz
http://www.birds.cor...
This site is full of great pictures and bird calls for a teacher introducing her students to birds and habitats.

Interactives/Games


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Bio Bob's Biodiversity Game
http://www.rigb.org/...
Wow! This one is so much fun! Learn about how to adapt and change in each environment.

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Interactive Bird Identification and Quiz
http://www.birds.cor...
This site is full of great pictures and bird calls for a teacher introducing her students to birds and habitats.

Learning Activities


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Animal Defense Against Predators
http://www.life.umd....
Discusses chemical defense, mimicry and camouflage.

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Bio Bob's Biodiversity Game
http://www.rigb.org/...
Wow! This one is so much fun! Learn about how to adapt and change in each environment.

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Interactive Bird Identification and Quiz
http://www.birds.cor...
This site is full of great pictures and bird calls for a teacher introducing her students to birds and habitats.

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Botany - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Arctic and Antarctic Circles     
Description: In this student activity from Xpeditions, students research the ends of the Earth--the Poles--to compare and contrast the regions. Background information is provided, giving insight into the nature of these two areas and outlining their differences and similarities.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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