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Subject: Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Surface Water Testing
Description: In this environmental science lab you will chemically test a nearby creek or pond for dissolved oxygen, pH, alkalinity, hardness and turbidity.  This is a field test and will determine the water quality of standing body of water.  The lab will also test for the presence of coliform bacteria. 


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Barf Biology (An Extended Owl Pellet Dissection)
Description: As part of the study of the biosphere, the students will create pyramids using owl pellets.  In groups, students will dissect owl pellets to aquire information about owl consumption.  Groups will then create an ecological pyramid, a number pyramid, and a biomass pyramid.  These creations will be composed into a vodcast to be shared on school tube.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Plants, Pigments and Colors
Description: In this hands-on, inquiry based lesson students will see the role of pigments in the in the process of photosynthesis. Students will use the process of chromatography to separate plant pigments. Students will then see the function of these pigments in helping plants maintain life.


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Subject: Science
Title: Bacteria Ballistics      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the possibility that microbes from Mars may have once seeded the Earth. In this interview, you'll hear about an unusual experiment that could help provide the answer. 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.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Science
Title: Introduction to Natural Selection      Add Bookmark
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to develop an understanding of natural selection, specifically, how it unfolds from generation to generation. It is an introduction to natural selection and is suited to any student who is just beginning his or her discovery of evolution.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Science
Title: Glowing Wounds      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a Civil War legend of soldiers' glowing war wounds that may actually be based in fact. 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.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Health
Title: Adolescent Sleep      Add Bookmark
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to discuss, summarize, and express alternative positions regarding a study on adolescent sleep. In this lesson, students examine the arguments for and against changing the school start time for high school students based upon the findings of the scientific research study.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Science
Title: A Mendel Seminar      Add Bookmark
Description: This Science NetLinks lesson, constructed around Gregor Mendel's 1865 paper, is an advanced lesson in history, scientific inquiry, methodology, classical genetics, and plant biology. In this lesson, students are guided through a thorough discussion of part of the paper Mendel wrote about his pea plant experiments.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Science
Title: Plasmolysis in Elodea Plant Cells      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students microscopically detect the presence of chloroplasts, cell walls and cell membranes of the common aquarium plant, Elodea. Students then determine the effects of different salt solutions on the Elodea plant cell structures.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12