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Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.

 
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Evidence or Inference?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students choose between three different experiments to help them understand the difference between scientific evidence and inference.

 
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The Organization of Life - From Organelles to Organism

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

By investigating the impact of mitochondrial disease on cells, students discover why cells matter.

 
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mitochondria
   

The Beauty of A Flower - Structure and Function

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes Flowers
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes Flowers
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Structure of flower increases probability of successful reproduction in plants.

 
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Ecosystem Match-up

6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Animal diversity within an ecosystem is affected by many factors.

 
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eco
   

Fins, Feathers, and Fur: How Animals Adapt

6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Each organism is adapted (physically and/or behaviorally) to live in its habitat and to obtain the things it needs in order to survive.

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camel
   

Pollination - The Story Behind Bees and Flowers

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes Flowers
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes Flowers
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Effect of insect behavior on pollination.

 
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bee pollen macro2
   

Natural Selection: Problem Solving

7th Grade Science » Unit: Adaptation: Natural Selection
7th Grade Science » Unit: Adaptation: Natural Selection
Andrea Pless
Wheat Ridge, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

infograms make learning complicated steps easier!

 
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peppered moth story
   

The Zoo - Under Construction

6th Grade Science » Unit: Pond Study: Plant & Animal Cells
6th Grade Science » Unit: Pond Study: Plant & Animal Cells
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Develop a way to organize the animals in a zoo more systematically. Use evidence to support your argument, then create your own map of The Zoo!

 
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under construction by imrui
   

Sound Waves and Ocean Waves

6th Grade Science » Unit: Oceanography
6th Grade Science » Unit: Oceanography
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

For social animals such as whales, the use of sound is extremely important for communicating with others and sensing their environment in the absence of light. But how does sound travel under water?

 
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