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  • Foiled again: Science of keeping Thanksgiving leftovers safe

    Foiled again: Science of keeping Thanksgiving leftovers safe

    A timely discussion about handling Thanksgiving leftovers to expand students' understanding of food-science topics.

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  • How a face mask a day helps keep germs at bay; download the activities

    How a face mask a day helps keep germs at bay; download the activities

    The curious minds in your class will be fascinated to learn the science of how masks work to help keep disease or bacteria carrying respiratory droplets at bay.

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  • When fleas take energy drinks: a biology activity1:44

    When fleas take energy drinks: a biology activity

    In this extension of Ward’s Effects of Drugs on Daphnia Kit, your students will be discovering the effects of an energy drink on a living water flea Daphnia.

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  • Boo-tiful bone facts and science activities for Halloween fun

    Boo-tiful bone facts and science activities for Halloween fun

    We’ve scared up fun facts and activities that support your lesson plans on skeletal systems.

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  • How to teach with Drosophila: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    How to teach with Drosophila: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    Download this care guide for the facts on handling and making experimental crosses with this widely studied organism.

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  • How to teach with Bacteria and Fungi: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    How to teach with Bacteria and Fungi: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    Download this care guide for the facts on Bacteria and Fungi and instructions for their observation, care, and culturing.

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  • Foliage findings – a leaf pigment lesson plan.

    Foliage findings – a leaf pigment lesson plan.

    Download this simple biology lesson plan and introduce elementary science students to the plant pigments responsible for autumn leaf colors.

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  • How to teach with Hydra: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    How to teach with Hydra: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    Download this care guide for the facts on Hydra reproduction, regeneration, and instructions for their collection, care, and feeding.

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  • Endangered species facts worth saving; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Endangered species facts worth saving; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Students can explore wildlife conservation, why it's important, and methods used to address biodiversity loss.

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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 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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  • Scope out the facts on respiratory virus detection from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Scope out the facts on respiratory virus detection from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Help students explore methods used by “Disease Detectives” in virology labs to detect respiratory viruses.

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  • How to teach with Daphnia: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    How to teach with Daphnia: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    Download this care guide for the facts on culturing this complex yet easily studied organism.

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  • 10 low-budget models for teaching biology and anatomy

    10 low-budget models for teaching biology and anatomy

    Using models to teach anatomy and biology doesn't have to break the bank. Through Ward’s you can find some exciting, instructive options that give you the biggest bang for your buck.

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  • Get the buzz on pollination and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the buzz on pollination and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Teach students about the busy world of bees, butterflies, and other animals that do the vital work of moving pollen around with this free resource from McGraw Hill’s Access Science.

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  • Use this free printable worksheet to teach butterfly life cycles

    Use this free printable worksheet to teach butterfly life cycles

    Students can organize and record their observations of the stages of developing butterflies, from larva to butterfly.

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  • Get the facts about how vaccines work and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the facts about how vaccines work and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Inspire students to explore the science behind vaccines by using this powerful resource from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience to build your lesson plans on virology and immunology.

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  • Get the facts about Sphenisciformes and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the facts about Sphenisciformes and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Penguins are a beloved flightless aquatic bird. Your class will be delighted to learn about their characteristics, habitat, and evolution.

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  • 9 facts you may not know about Painted Lady Butterflies and how to use them in the classroom7:01

    9 facts you may not know about Painted Lady Butterflies and how to use them in the classroom

    Students can use a hands-on demonstration to learn about the butterfly life cycle and a range of fascinating concepts like migration, photonic crystals, biopolymers, and insect endocrinology.

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  • How to teach with Planaria: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    How to teach with Planaria: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    Download this care guide for the facts on planaria reproduction and instructions for their collection, care, and feeding.

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