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  • How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    Lab safety tips for blended and remote learning from WeAreTeachers.

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  • Get schooled on coronavirus with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get schooled on coronavirus with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    This comprehensive resource from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience gives you facts and the latest science on coronavirus. A go-to resource as you develop real-life lessons integrated into STEM topics.

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  • 9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    Doing amazing science activities in the lab is only cool when we follow the rules. So, keep students and others as safe as possible—whether it's inside the classroom or in a home-based science lab.

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  • Summer Bites: Mosquito facts you're itching to know

    Summer Bites: Mosquito facts you're itching to know

    Why do mosquitoes feed on blood? Why do their bites itch? What is the anatomy of a mosquito? How do they spread disease? Buzz around this article to inspire your biology and ecology lesson plans.

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  • Dig deep into Paleontology with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Dig deep into Paleontology with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    An in-depth resource on paleontology with engaging facts for budding earth scientists in your class, as they explore the fields of geology, biology, ichnology, ecology, and more.

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  • Explore Mendelian Genetics with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Explore Mendelian Genetics with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Explore Mendel's laws of heredity, inherited traits in plants, and biological traits. A great resource to help prepare genetics lesson plans for your biology class.

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  • Spreading the facts about viruses

    Spreading the facts about viruses

    Viruses take over the cells of living organisms by injecting them with their genetic material. Learn how these buggers can turn healthy cells into virus-producing zombies!

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  • Set the kitchen table for science time

    Set the kitchen table for science time

    There's a plethora of science experiments hiding in our refrigerators, pantries & junk drawers. If you're looking for creative science experiments for distance learners, then you're in the right place

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  • Double (helix) the fun with this DNA activity

    Double (helix) the fun with this DNA activity

    This hands-on DNA activity uses common household supplies to teach students a technique for extracting the DNA that makes them who they are.

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  • How vaccines take a big shot against viruses

    How vaccines take a big shot against viruses

    Understanding how vaccines work. While your body is battling germs in the vaccine, it's also making the antibodies it needs to help quickly recognize and destroy those germs before they make you sick.

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  • 6 Tools to Teach Brain Anatomy1:08

    6 Tools to Teach Brain Anatomy

    Have you watched the video, "How to make brain dissection a no-brainer"? That short video presents mind-blowing ways to introduce students to brain dissection and anatomy. https://wardsworld.wardsci.

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  • How does handwashing help prevent illness? The science of soap.

    How does handwashing help prevent illness? The science of soap.

    The good news is that by simply washing our hands, we can help decrease the spread of coronavirus and other things that make us sick.

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  • How to teach osmosis and diffusion with agar cubes – a free activity

    How to teach osmosis and diffusion with agar cubes – a free activity

    Virtually all living cells are dependent on diffusion and osmosis processes. This free activity will enable students to explore the relationship between diffusion and cell size.

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  • How to make brain dissection a no-brainer4:05

    How to make brain dissection a no-brainer

    Middle- and high-school science teachers: Give your biology students an introduction to brain dissection and anatomy with this short video, then head to Ward’s Science to get everything you’ll need.

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  • Keeping a great laboratory notebook - an epic lesson

    Keeping a great laboratory notebook - an epic lesson

    Students learn to use laboratory notebooks to keep consistent and accurate notes that record and reflect on their inquiry-based observations, activities, investigations, and experiments.

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  • Critters in the classroom, insect edition: Painted Lady Butterfly7:01

    Critters in the classroom, insect edition: Painted Lady Butterfly

    Learn how to use and care for live butterflies from larvae to adult so students can watch their transformation unfold before their eyes.

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  • Experts pick their favorite lab slides1:54

    Experts pick their favorite lab slides

    Expert picks of the top five slides produced in the Ward’s Science Slides Lab, as chosen by the lab technicians who make them, offering insights into the observations presented by each slide.

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  • How to care for your termites2:42

    How to care for your termites

    Termites need love, too. In this video, we’ll show you essential points of care your termites will thank you for (actually you won’t get a word of thanks).

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  • How to care for your crayfish4:11

    How to care for your crayfish

    If you’re crazy for crayfish, look no further! This video gives the do’s and don’ts of crayfish care. These hardy snappers are a cinch for young scientists—and a pinch if you’re not careful!

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  • How to pour agar plates2:52

    How to pour agar plates

    If your microorganisms are hungry, prepare them an agar plate! With 3 ways to heat and no-brainer pouring, this process makes growing your specimens a piece of cake.

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