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Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.

 
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First Steps in the Scientific Method

High School Biology » Unit: Biology Essentials - Starting Your Year Off Right!
High School Biology » Unit: Biology Essentials - Starting Your Year Off Right!
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The scientific method is a formal technique to address all laboratory inquiries from the most simple to the most complex. This lesson will introduce the steps of the scientific method and enable students to become familiar with the associated terminology.

 
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Ewww . . . Worms - The Scientific Method In Action (Part 1 of 6)

High School Biology » Unit: Biology Essentials - Starting Your Year Off Right!
High School Biology » Unit: Biology Essentials - Starting Your Year Off Right!
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The students will complete the laboratory activity to determine the effect of the independent variable, temperature, on the dependent variable, the worm's heartbeat. This lab activity will reinforce the students' understanding of the scientific method.

 
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Life is for The Living

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
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You gotta have GRACE (growth, reproduction, adaptation/adjustment, cells and energy) to live.

 
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Lab Activity: Milk Makes Me Sick Investigation (Part 2 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: How It All Happens: An Introduction To Biochemistry
High School Biology » Unit: How It All Happens: An Introduction To Biochemistry
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Uh oh - you just ate that bowl of ice cream, now what are you going to do? Is there enough lactase in your body to digest your lactose-rich dessert? Students will experience first-hand the chemical process of enzymes with this real-world experiment.

 
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Asking the Right Questions : Designing Your Own Inquiry Lab (Part 2 of 6)

High School Biology » Unit: Biology Essentials - Starting Your Year Off Right!
High School Biology » Unit: Biology Essentials - Starting Your Year Off Right!
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use earthworms as a basis for designing their very own inquiry-based investigation while they create, conduct and analyze their very own experiment!

 
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Egg-citing Cell Adventures - Movement Across The Membrane

High School Biology » Unit: Cell Biology - An Out Of This Cell Experience
High School Biology » Unit: Cell Biology - An Out Of This Cell Experience
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson will "egg" on your students to get excited about cells as they discover more about movement across the cell membrane with the processes of osmosis and diffusion!

 
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Membrane Magic!

High School Science » Unit: Cellular Transport and the Brain
High School Science » Unit: Cellular Transport and the Brain
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The cell membrane's hydrophobic nature dictates the movement of materials in and out of the cell!

 
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How Big Can An Amoeba Get?

Biology » Unit: Protists
Biology » Unit: Protists
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Can an amoeba attack me while I'm swimming in the lake? Find out in today's lab.

 
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Of Cellular Transport and the Cerebrum! (Day 1)

High School Science » Unit: Cellular Transport and the Brain
High School Science » Unit: Cellular Transport and the Brain
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Brains require adequate hydration to perform to execute its regular functions!

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Maintaining Homeostasis (Part 1/2)

Biology » Unit: The Eukaryotic Cell
Biology » Unit: The Eukaryotic Cell
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What keeps a cell healthy and happy? Find out in today's exploratorium.

 
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Nature's Homeostatic Secret to Hangovers: Charged Molecules!

High School Science » Unit: Cellular Transport and the Brain
High School Science » Unit: Cellular Transport and the Brain
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Cellular transport systems that maintain homeostasis are necessary to adjust to internal changes of the body!

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Planning An Investigation

High School Biology » Unit: Comparative Anatomy and Dissections
High School Biology » Unit: Comparative Anatomy and Dissections
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Now is your chance to bring it all together. Body systems + feedback mechanisms = Homeostasis!!!

 
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The Neurotransmitter Blitz Challenge: Curing the Common Zombie!

High School Science » Unit: Neurotransmitter Chemistry and Mechanism of Action!
High School Science » Unit: Neurotransmitter Chemistry and Mechanism of Action!
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Physically altered brain states can be reversed and reestablished with the right concoction of neuron agonist and antagonists.

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CSI Neuroscience: The Case of the Acetylcholine Blocker!

High School Science » Unit: Neurotransmitter Chemistry and Mechanism of Action!
High School Science » Unit: Neurotransmitter Chemistry and Mechanism of Action!
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Like removing a part from a mechanical system, the job(s) of Acetylcholine neurotransmission can be elucidated by the introduction of a blocking or inhibitory agent.

 
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Biology » Unit: Protists
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Malaria is a disease that ravages the world. Is it important to spray to control one of the host organisms? Students decide in today's lesson.

 
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