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Bacteria Are Everywhere!
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Students are introduced to the concept of engineering biological organisms and studying ...

Students are introduced to the concept of engineering biological organisms and studying their growth to be able to identify periods of fast and slow growth. They learn that bacteria are found everywhere, including on the surfaces of our hands. Student groups study three different conditions under which bacteria are found and compare the growth of the individual bacteria from each source. In addition to monitoring the quantity of bacteria from differ conditions, they record the growth of bacteria over time, which is an excellent tool to study binary fission and the reproduction of unicellular organisms.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Biology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
AMPS GK-12 Program,
Janet Yowell
Jasmin Hume
TeachEngineering.org
Date created
07/11/2014
Bacteria Growth Inquiry: Bodily Bacteria and Healthy Hygiene Habits
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In this inquiry activity, students generate investigable questions to explore the link ...

In this inquiry activity, students generate investigable questions to explore the link between hygiene/cleanliness and bacteria growth/population. The students will present their conclusions, and video clips containing additional information will be discussed.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Krista Keller
Date created
16/08/2012
Biodomes
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Students explore the biosphere's environments and ecosystems, learning along the way about ...

Students explore the biosphere's environments and ecosystems, learning along the way about the plants, animals, resources and natural cycles of our planet. Over the course of lessons 2-6, students use their growing understanding of various environments and the engineering design process to design and create their own model biodome ecosystems - exploring energy and nutrient flows, basic needs of plants and animals, and decomposers. Students learn about food chains and food webs. They are introduced to the roles of the water, carbon and nitrogen cycles. They test the effects of photosynthesis and transpiration. Students are introduced to animal classifications and interactions, including carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, predator and prey. They learn about biomimicry and how engineers often imitate nature in the design of new products. As everyday applications are interwoven into the lessons, students consider why a solid understanding of one's environment and the interdependence within ecosystems can inform the choices we make and the way we engineer our communities.

Subject:
Engineering
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Christopher Valenti
Denise W. Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date created
16/02/2011
Biomimicry: Natural Designs
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Students learn about biomimicry and how engineers often imitate nature in the ...

Students learn about biomimicry and how engineers often imitate nature in the design of innovative new products. They demonstrate their knowledge of biomimicry by practicing brainstorming and designing a new product based on what they know about animals and nature.

Subject:
Engineering
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Katherine Beggs
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date created
16/02/2011
Birds' Bills
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Students compare and contrast birds' bills and compare them to household items.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Sharon J. Vick, Stevens Elementary School, Dawson, MN
Sharon Vick
Vick, Sharon
Date created
04/10/2011
Birds:  How Do We Increase the Bird Population at our School?
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This activity is a field investigation of the bird population in the ...

This activity is a field investigation of the bird population in the schoolyard and how the students will plan to attract more birds.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Lori Huisenga
Lori Huisenga, Lincoln Elementary School, Owatonna, MN. A shared idea from the Savage-Prior Lake School.
Date created
16/08/2012
Buddy Biology: Observing Living and Non-living Components of An Ecosystem with a Partner
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This activity is a field investigation where students gather data on physical ...

This activity is a field investigation where students gather data on physical characteristics of the ecosystem surrounding their school.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Paula Dahms
Paula Dahms, Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School, Kasson, MN
Date created
16/08/2012
Buddy Biology: Observing Living and Nonliving Components of an Ecosystem with a Partner
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This activity is a field investigation where students gather data on physical ...

This activity is a field investigation where students gather data on physical changes of the ecosystem surrounding their school habitat.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Danielle Gile, Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School, Kasson, MN
Gile, Danielle
Date created
04/10/2011
Cell Celebration!
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In this lesson, the students look at the components of cells and ...

In this lesson, the students look at the components of cells and their functions. The lesson focuses on the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Each part of the cell performs a specific function that is vital for the cell's survival. Bacteria are single-celled organisms that are very important to engineers. Engineers can use bacteria to break down toxic materials in a process called bioremediation, and they can also kill or disable harmful bacteria through disinfection.

Subject:
Engineering
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Glen Sirakavit
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Kaelin Cawley
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date created
16/02/2011
Cells
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In this unit, students look at the components of cells and their ...

In this unit, students look at the components of cells and their functions and discover the controversy behind stem cell research. The first lesson focuses on the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. In the second lesson, students learn about the basics of cellular respiration. They also learn about the application of cellular respiration to engineering and bioremediation. The third lesson continues students' education on cells in the human body and how (and why) engineers are involved in the research of stem cell behavior.

Subject:
Engineering
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
See individual lessons and activities.
Date created
16/10/2015
Cellular Respiration and Bioremediation
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In this lesson, students learn about the basics of cellular respiration. They ...

In this lesson, students learn about the basics of cellular respiration. They also learn about the application of cellular respiration to engineering and bioremediation. And, students are introduced to the process of bioremediation and several examples of how bioremediation is used during the cleanup of environmental contaminants.

Subject:
Engineering
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Kaelin Cawley
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date created
16/02/2011
Changes in a Monarch's Life Cycle
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This activity will include the students observing the monarch life cycle inside ...

This activity will include the students observing the monarch life cycle inside the classroom, a field experience observing monarch life on a milkweed plant and drawing it, and back in the classroom students will make a pop-up book of the monarch's life cycle with a short description on each page.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date created
20/01/2012
Comparing Soil Samples from Different Locations
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In this field investigation, students compare various soil samples taken from specific ...

In this field investigation, students compare various soil samples taken from specific locations. Students compare samples, record data, create a chart or graph, and journal.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Chris Bakke
Date created
16/08/2012
Comparing the Simple Structure of Plant and Animal Cells
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The lesson is designed for fourth grade students using scientific investigation to ...

The lesson is designed for fourth grade students using scientific investigation to identify and compare the basic parts of a plant and animal cells. This activity consists of several steps over a period of several days. It includes student use of microscopes for observations and journals to collect data to identify and classify the basic parts of plant and animal cells. The assessment has an individual component and uses student work.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Katherine Kolb
Date created
16/08/2012
Corn for Fuel?!
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In this activity, students examine how to grow plants the most efficiently. ...

In this activity, students examine how to grow plants the most efficiently. They imagine that they are designing a biofuels production facility and need to know how to efficiently grow plants to use in this facility. As a means of solving this design problem, they plan a scientific experiment in which they investigate how a given variable (of their choice) affects plant growth. They then make predictions about the outcomes and record their observations after two weeks regarding the condition of the plants' stem, leaves and roots. They use these observations to guide their solution to the engineering design problem. The biological processes of photosynthesis and transpiration are briefly explained to help students make informed decisions about planning and interpreting their investigation and its results.

Subject:
Engineering
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Christopher Valenti
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Karen King
Date created
16/10/2015
Describing Fall Leaves Through Words and Music
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This is an integration of science leaf observations with musical composition for ...

This is an integration of science leaf observations with musical composition for early elementary students.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Brown,Cynthia
Cynthia Brown
Date created
04/10/2011