Life Science

Physical Science

Organization and Development of Living Organisms Brain Pop & Bill Nye
Games & Activities
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Identify and/or describe patterns in the hierarchical organization of organisms, from atoms to molecules, to cells, to tissues, to organs, to organ systems, to organisms. cell organization
Identify, describe, and/or explain the components of cell theory. SEE MOVIE BELOW


Describe how cells undergo similar processes to maintain homeostasis. Kahn Academy – Osmosis & Diffusion




Compare and/or contrast the structure and/or function of major organelles of plant and animal cells. Brain Pop – Cell Structures
Bill Nye Cells
Kahn Academy – Parts of a cell
What did Shaggy eat?
Cell Inspector – Practice identifying organelles
Mixed up cells activity
cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm, chloroplasts, mitochondria, and vacuoles
Plant cell diagram
Animal cell diagram
Plant & Animal cells compared
Identify and/or describe the general functions of the major systems of the human body. Brain Pop: Circulatory system
Bill Nye Blood and Circulation

Brain pop: how joints work
Brain pop: Bone structure
Bill Nye Bones and Muscles

Brain pop: Respiratory System
Bill Nye Respiration

Brain Pop: Immune system
Bill Nye Germs

Brain Pop: Digestion
Bill Nye digestion

Bill Nye Brain
SEE MOVIE BELOW Human Body Quiz/Game
Amazing Human Body
How the body works)
Cyber Anatomy
Human Anatomy
Human body
circulatory (human heart, How the heart works)



Identify and/or describe how the major systems of the human body interact to maintain homeostasis. homeostasis – the tendency of a cell, organism, or population to maintain internal stability.
Identify, compare, and/or contrast the types of infectious agents that affect the human body. Brain Pop: Immune system
Bill Nye Germs
infection, detection, protection



Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms Brain Pop & Bill Nye
Games & Activities
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Analyze and/or describe how and/or why organisms are classified. Dichotomous Key Choose the Eastern & Central United States Trees Key
The characteristics used to classify organisms Kahn Academy – Taxonomy & the Tree of Life A Touch of Class classifying life
Classification of organisms Brain Pop – 6 Kingdoms domains – Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya
kingdoms – Eubacteria, Archaea, Protist, Fungus, Plant, and Animal
binomial nomenclature SEE MOVIE BELOW A universal system of naming and classifying organisms based on similarities, each organism has two names: a genus and a species. In order for an organism to be specifically identified, it must have both a genus and species name.



Identify and/or explain ways in which genetic variation and environmental factors contribute to evolution by natural selection and diversity of organisms. Kahn Academy – Natural Selection & the Owl Butterfly Adaptation game
Identify and/or explain ways in which fossil evidence is consistent with the scientific theory of evolution. Kahn Academy – Introduction to Evolution and Natural Selection
Identify and/or explain how a species’ inability to adapt may contribute to the extinction of that species.
Fossil evidence (progressions over time/evolution from earlier species and/or the idea that not all species alive today were alive in the past) Bill Nye Fossils Life has a history tour Fossil evidence



Heredity and Reproduction Brain Pop & Bill Nye
Games & Activities
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Describe and/or explain that every organism requires a set of instructions that specifies its traits. Kahn Academy – DNA
DNA videos




Identify and/or explain that hereditary information (DNA) contains genes located in the chromosomes of each cell and/or that heredity is the passage of these instructions from one generation to another. Brain Pop – Heredity
Bill Nye Genes
Kahn Academy – Intro to Heredity Where did you get those genes? What is a chromosome?
Use Punnett squares and pedigrees to determine genotypic and phenotypic probabilities. Kahn Academy – Punnett Square Fun Punnett Square Practice
Compare and/or contrast general processes of sexual and asexual reproduction (mitosis and meiosis) that result in the passage of hereditary information from one generation to another. Brain Pop – Mitosis Kahn Academy – Mitosis
Kahn Academy – Meiosis
Mitosis movie
mitosis song
Asexual reproduction & Mitosis
Sexual reproduction & Meiosis


Interdependence Brain Pop & Bill Nye
Games & Activities
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Compare and/or contrast relationships (and common examples) between organisms, such as mutualism, predation, parasitism, competition, and commensalism. SEE MOVIE BELOW Simulation
Interdependence & adaptations


Describe and/or explain the roles of and relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in the process of energy transfer in a food web. Bill Nye Food web SEE MOVIES BELOW Food Chain Game
Sorting Game
Producer, Consumer & Decomposer game
primary, secondary, and tertiary consumers
Decomposers & Scavengers



Identify and/or describe various limiting factors in an ecosystem and their impact on native populations. Brain Pop: Ecosystems SEE MOVIE BELOW



Matter and Energy Transformations Brain Pop & Bill Nye
Games & Activities
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Explain that living systems obey the Law of Conservation of Mass and the Law of Conservation of Energy. SEE MOVIE BELOW Energy games
Energy games 2
types of energy



Describe and/or explain the general processes of photosynthesis or cellular respiration. Brain Pop – Photosynthesis & Respiration Kahn Academy – Respiration


Photosynthesis animation
Photosynthesis interactive
Photosynthesis virtual lab
Respiration virtual lab
* use word equations for photosynthesis & respiration
Photosynthesis information
Photosynthesis explained



Describe how matter and energy are transferred in the carbon cycle. Carbon Cycle Diagram
Carbon Cycle game
Calculate your Carbon footprint click (in the home, on the road etc.)
Where is the carbon?
Describe the role of light, carbon dioxide, water, and/or chlorophyll in the process and products of photosynthesis. Brain Pop – Photosynthesis & Respiration Kahn Academy – Photosynthesis What is photosynthesis?


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