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Interdependence of Life

 
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Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems: Does Matter Matter?

Type: Science Object

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object is the first of three Science Objects in the Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems...

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Issues In-depth: Inside the rainforests of the sea—Coral reefs and their endangerment

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: For a science teacher, studying coral and coral reefs provides an opportunity to present numerous scientific concepts in an integrated manner. The concepts of radial symmetry, biodiversity, symbiosis, interdependence, endangerment, and climate change...

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Organisms: Grades 5-8

Type: SciGuide

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Summary: SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

The National Science Education Standards (NSES) for...

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Organisms: Grades K-4

Type: SciGuide

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Summary: SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

The National Science Education Standards (NSES) for...

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Science Sampler: Interactive interdependence

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: Modifying and building on a lesson created by the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, the British Columbia Ministry of Education, and the Provincial Learning Network (2000) that supports National Science Education Standards Teaching Standard...

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Science Sampler: Word wall connections

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: A word wall has many uses in the middle school science classroom. It is ideal for reinforcing vocabulary and connections between concepts. In this article, the author describes an interactive way to use the word wall to create food webs. In addition,...

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Science Shorts: Ecosystem in a Jar

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: Stories about global warming and habitat loss are common news these days. Additionally, there are numerous reports about the loss of diversity among living things across the globe. These ideas and concepts are abstract and convoluted even for most adults...

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Web of Life Connections; Learning about the interdependence of life

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: This article offers suggestions for helping students understand the interdependence of life through firsthand experiences, by focusing on something familiar—their family, and by playing "what if" games to open up an array of possible scenarios. It also...