Title: Creating Voki to Describe the Digestive System
Students will create a digital presentation using a Voki on the digestive system, organs, and accessory structures. This is a part of the unit on digestion and metabolism, and is performed at the beginning of the unit with additional content afterwards, especially on metabolism, nutrition, and digestive disorders. It involves the use of technology to research, create, and display a presentation. It may be completed individually or in small groups.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 10: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. [RI.9-10.1]
Title: Biodiversity survey: Local ecosystem and food web investigation
This is a hands on lesson in which students will explore their local community to identify living things. It can be used as part of a unit on biodiversity and energy transfer within a biology, zoology, or environmental science course, or as an enrichment assignment for AP biology or AP environmental science. This interdisciplinary high school lesson provides students with real life experience towards mastering objectives in art, English, science, technology, social studies, and math.
Title: It Takes a Rookery
In this Xpeditions activity, students explore the notion ofcommunity. They first study emperor penguin and other animal communities then apply what they have learned to determine how they can better participate in their own communities.
Standard(s): [SS2010] CIV (7) 12: Describe how the United States can be improved by individual and group participation in civic and community activities.
Title: Symbolic Analysis
In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use iteration, recursion, and algebra to model and analyze a changing fish population. They work to find additional equations and formulas to represent the data.
Standard(s): [MA2015] AL1 (9-12) 27: Recognize that sequences are functions, sometimes defined recursively, whose domain is a subset of the integers. [F-IF3]
Title: Frog Guts
Frog Dissection App for iPad Web Address URL:
[SC2015] HAP (9-12) 7: Use models to determine the relationship between the structures in and
functions of the cardiovascular system (e.g., components of blood, blood
circulation through the heart and systems of the body, ABO blood groups, anatomy
of the heart, types of blood vessels).Digital Tool Description: Frog Dissection allows students to virtually dissect specimens with dissection tools. 3D images help students visualize the internal organs. App also includes information on frog types, life cycle, anatomical comparison of frog to human and interactive quiz.
Title: Let Me Hear Your Body Talk
Science Interactive Body Web Address URL:
[SC2015] HAP (9-12) 10: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to differentiate between the
male and female reproductive systems, including pathological conditions that
affect each.Digital Tool Description: This interactive tool allows students to explore the body organs in both male and female. Organs are rotated by the student or teacher and placed in the correct position.
Title: From Cell to DNA
This tool, created by Science NetLinks, features an animation that takes students through a tour of a typical human cell, moving from larger to smaller cell structures. It briefly describes some of these structures and describes how DNA strands are constructed. While this page links to the overview of the tool for grades 9-12, you can access reviews for additional grades and benchmarks using the navigation tools at the top of the overview.
Standard(s): [S1] GEN (9-12) 7: Describe the structure and function of DNA, including replication, translation, and transcription.