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Resource Title Discipline Grade Level
99.99% Antibacterial Products and Natural Selection • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
An Origin of Species: Pollenpeepers • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
The Day the Mesozoic Died • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Clipbirds • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Making Sense of Natural Selection • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Bug Hunt • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Habitat Change Assessment Probe • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Stickleback Evolution Virtual Lab • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
Color Variation over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
Catch Up on Tomato Technology • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Where's the Beach? – Investigating Ways to Protect Shorelines from Erosion • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
Evolutionary Relationships in Mammals (Genetics and Evolution) • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
Habitat Change Assessment Probe • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
Natural Selection • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
Making Sense of Natural Selection • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
Dueling Mandates • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
Catching the Wrong Species • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Wendell's World of the Weird and Wacky - Leaves • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades K-2
The Gene Scene • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Fossils and Dinosaurs • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Fossilization and Adaptation: Activities in Paleontology • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Wild Kratts Creaturepedia and Animal Adaptations • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Island: A Story of the Galapagos • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
A Walk in the Desert (Biomes of North America) • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
A Walk in the Deciduous Forest (Biomes of North America) • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
A Walk in the Rain Forest (Biomes of North America) • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
A Walk in the Prairie (Biomes of North America) • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
A Walk in the Tundra (Biomes of North America) • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
A Walk in the Boreal Forest (Biomes of North America) • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
A Journey into the Ocean (Biomes of North America) • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Journey Into an Estuary (Biomes of North America) • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
A Guide to Developing Literacy Practices in Science: Supporting Claims with Evidence by Using an Argumentation Card Sort: Fossils • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Color Variation over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
HHMI Data Point: Schooling Behavior of Stickleback Fish from Different Habitats • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
HHMI Data Point: Effects of Natural Selection on Finch Beak Size • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
David Williams Rainforest Song • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades K-2
The Wonders of the Rain Forest • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades K-2
Uncovering Wildlife • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Biomimicry: The “Natural” Intersection of Biology and Engineering • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Natural Selection • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Natural Selection and the Development of Antibiotic Resistance-Middle School Sample Classroom Assessment • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Lab 20: Descent with Modification and Embryonic Development: Does Animal Embryonic Development Support or Refute the Theory of Descent With Modification? • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Lab 17: Mechanisms of Evolution: Why Does a Specific Version of a Trait Become More Common in a Population Over Time? • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Ecosystems and Biological Evolution • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Ecology Disrupted - Bighorn Sheep and Their Environment • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
NatureWorks Adaptation Video • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Bird Beaks (LSC) • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Phylogenetic trees and the Classification of Fossils: How Should Biologists Classify the Seymouria? • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Environmental Change and Evolution: Which Mechanism of Microevolution Caused the Beak of the Medium Ground Finch Population on Daphne Major to Increase in Size from 1976 to 1978? • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Beaks! • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Using Local Street Trees to Teach the Concept of Common Ancestry • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Stickleback Evolution Virtual Lab • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Biodiversity • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades K-2
Coordinating a Record of the Past • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Natural Selection • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Missing Moths • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Habitat Change • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Invent an Insect • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Grades K-2
• Grades K-2
National Geographic Mapmaker Interactive • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Evolutionary Technology: Using Google Earth, Cyber Databases, and Geotagged Photos to Enhance Students’ Scientific Practices and Understanding of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
SimRiver Simulation - Diatom Project • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
Cloning • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Adaptations for Survival: Grades 3-5: I Live Where? • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
What Can Fossil Footprints Tell Us? • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
I'm Stuck on You! • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Phenomena: Color Changing Chameleon • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Impatient Flower Pod Exploding • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Grades K-2
• Grades K-2
Farming for Ecosystem Services • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Why Don't Antibiotics Work Like They Used To? [v1.0] Storyline • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
Habitat in a Bucket • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades K-2
To Survive Poachers, Many African Elephants Born Tuskless • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
The Good, the Bad and the GMO’s GENERATE AN ARGUMENT. • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
35 Animals of Costa Rica • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades K-2
113 Exploring Micro-Habitats: Life Under Logs • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades K-2
Habitat Detectives: Investigating the Site and Collecting Data • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades K-2
The Biology of Skin Color • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
Thermoregulation in Dinosaurs • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Bird Beaks • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Fossils 2: Uncovering the Facts • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Food Fight • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Developing an Explanation for Mouse Fur Color • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
Fish Fun • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Genetic Engineering & Genetically Modified Organisms: Forming Informed Opinions • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Phenomena: Genetically Modified Organisms • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Working Together to Live Together • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Peppered Moth Simulation • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
AIMS Geofossils Lesson • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 3-5
Conflicting Selection Pressures • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
Mutations • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
Look Who's Coming to Dinner: Selection by Predation • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
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  Resource Title Discipline Grade Level
Mice Natural Selection CER.docx • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 9-12
Legends of Learning - The Fossil Record • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Reconstructing Evolutionary History Using Fossils • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Embryological Evidence for Common Ancestry • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Natural Selection • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Artificial Selection via Selective Breeding • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Adaptation • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Biodiversity and Humans • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity • Grades 6-8