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Living Things- Life Cycles
This interactive activity allows the learner to dissect a plant to see the parts of the flower with reproduction and the propagation of the species.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/

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Dive and Discover: Hydrothermal Vents
Dive into hydrothermal vents and explore their unique geology, chemistry and biology.
http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/vents/index.html

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In Search of Green Life
Learn about a plant’s structure, function and life cycle at this informative, interactive site. Discover the seven basic requirements that plants need in order to grow properly then test your knowledge by taking the on-line quiz
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/case1/c1brief.html

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What Is Life?
This page tells the needs of living organisms.
http://www.windows2universe.org/life/life.html

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Food Irradiation Helping Improve Food Safety
An interactive slide show dedicated to Irradiation.
http://uw-food-irradiation.engr.wisc.edu/materials/food_irradiation/index.h ...

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Helping Plants Grow
Helping plants grow is harder than it looks. See what it takes to keep them alive.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plants/play/

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Animal Park
Can you match the animal to its parent? Can you give the animals their correct food? Try this fun game to find out.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/5_7entry/9.shtml

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A Year in the Life of an Ear
Follow an ear of corn as it develops from a seed to a mature plant.
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/corn/B_01.html

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Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection
In this interactive, students can learn about owl pellets and perform a virtual owl pellet dissection.
http://www.kidwings.com/owlpellets/flash/v4/index.htm

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Food Irradiation: A Safe Measure
A PDF file brochure dedicated to Irradiation.
http://uw-food-irradiation.engr.wisc.edu/materials/irradbro.pdf

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Variation
Put the animals in the right category. Then take the quiz to see how much you know about insects, birds, plants and mammals.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/variation.shtml

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Ecology Facts
Learn about living and non-living things within the context of ecology.
http://idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season4/ecology/facts.cfm

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Characteristics of Living Things
This slide share presentation explains the six main characteristics of living things.
http://www.slideshare.net/jhaver/characteristics-of-living-things-2649122

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Plants and Animals in the Local Environment
Take pictures of the plants and animals that are found on the playground and then take a quiz about the photographed items.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/plants_animals_env.shtml

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The Web of Life
Begin this journey through the web of life with a simple garden spider. Learn how all things are connected along the way.
http://www.kidsplanet.org/wol/page_1.html

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Animals of the World
Have fun learning about animals of the world as you play these interactive games. Topics include mammals, reptiles and amphibians, insects and arachnids, birds and fish.
http://www.kidscom.com/games/animal/animal.html

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The Dairy Council
This site provides interesting information about facts and myths about milk. Includes research information.
http://www.milk.co.uk/

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What Can Living things Do?
Mouse over the images in this graphic to find out what living things can do. Use the links at the bottom of this page to find out what living things need and to learn about nonliving things.
http://www.vtaide.com/png/livingthings2.htm

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Helping Plants Grow Well
See if you can make the plant grow to its full and healthy height!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/plants_grow_fs.shtml

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Nine Piece Puzzles
Do you like puzzles? This page has three colorful puzzles that you can put together on-line. Good luck!
http://www.ncagr.gov/cyber/kidswrld/plant/puzzle/puzzle9.htm

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Plant Nutrition Coloring Book
Color your world! Here are four pictures you may color - pictures about plants and how they get their nutrition.
http://www.ncagr.gov/cyber/kidswrld/java/ColorBig4.htm

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Vegetative Growth
Watch plants grow as you check these videos.
http://plantsinmotion.bio.indiana.edu/plantmotion/starthere.html

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Armadillo
The armadillo is the only animal, aside from humans, known to carry leprosy. For this reason it is illegal to sell a live armadillo in the State of Texas. The armadillo was designated the official small state mammal by the 74th Legislature.
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/dillo/

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Living and Non-living Things
Learn the seven characteristics that are necessary for classifying objects as living or non-living.
http://www.saburchill.com/chapters/chap0001.html

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How Plants Grow
Use heat and water to experiment with different growing conditions for plants. Can you help the plant grow to a healthy size
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/plantsgrow.html

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Sharks
Find interesting facts about sharks here. Topics include size, diet and more.
http://www.whaletimes.org/sharks.htm

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Microbe Family Get Away
What do we do with food we’ve brought home from the grocery store or that is leftover from a meal or snack? In this brochure, you’ll find tips on how to properly store food to keep it safe.
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/

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Living and Nonliving Things
Here you can find out why some things are living and other things are nonliving.
http://www.thmsadaqagroup.org/livingthingless.pdf

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Mixbook: Living and Nonliving Things
Read this short, on-line book to gain a basic understanding of living and nonliving things.
http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/nature/living-and-non-living-things-4686 ...

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Dairy Cows
How much milk can a cow make? How much food do they eat? This page answers questions about cows, how useful they are to us, and how they are different from other animals.
http://www.ncagr.gov/cyber/kidswrld/general/barnyard/dairybn.htm

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Plants and Your Environment
Doug, NASA's newest astronaut recently traveled to the planet Mars to conduct some official experiments. He discovers a mysteriously strange plant that can walk and talk. Discover what happens to the plant when Doug brings it back to Earth.
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/Child/school/envir.htm

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Lunar Plant Growth Chamber
Here is a chance for your students to interact with NASA scientists in an authentic way. In this project, you can receive seeds that have flown in space and then use them in the investigations described in the teacher guides.
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/plantgrowth/home/index.html

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Living Things
At this site users will learn how living things interact with one another in their natural environment. This site offers a comprehensive keyword index, which allows users to select from hundreds of life science topics.
http://learn.fi.edu/tfi/units/life/

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Science of Food Safety: Understanding the Cell's Importance
This 9 page webpage with audio narration explores self-replicating life forms, which are all composed of cells. When the students completes the study of material on this site they will understand that cells are the fundamental units of all life, that bacteria that cause food borne illness are single-celled organisms, the importance of the cell membrane, the abundance of single-celled organisms, the many places on Earth where bacteria live, and how to distinguish between viruses and cells.
http://learningcenter.nsta.org/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/7/SCB-FSS.1.1

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Ourselves
Students compare objects to determine if they are living or nonliving. They will learn characteristics that define a living object.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/ourselves.shtml

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Mission 3: Stayin Alive
Learn what it takes to keep plants alive. Plants need seven important things in order to grow and this mission discusses air, water and nutrients. Also compare the Moon's environment to the Earth's environment.
http://www.ncsu.edu/project/agronauts/mission3_1.htm

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Mission 4: Stayin' Alive Two
Continue your investigation into the 7 things that plants need to live by learning about light, temperature, time, and room to grow.
http://www.ncsu.edu/project/agronauts/mission4_1.htm

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Adventures of Agronauts
Pack your bags for Agronaut training. You have been selected to lead a mission that will determine if and how we can grow plants on the moon. You will need to select a team of highly qualified mission specialists to help you with your missions. Good Luck
http://www.ncsu.edu/project/agronauts/

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Living in Space: Design a Space Station
What do you need in order to live in space? How will you breathe? What will you eat? Learn how NASA and the Russian space agency have designed life support systems for their spacecraft as you design your own virtual space station.
http://www.childrensmuseum.org/

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Habitats of the World
Teach your students about the Earth's unique and varied habitats with this Internet research project. Suggested readings, discussion questions, extension activities and tools for creating worksheets, puzzles, and quizzes are included.
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/habitats/index.ht ...

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School Gardens
A step-by-step guide to planning, building and maintaining a school garden plus activities, lesson plans and ideas on how you can integrate gardening into every aspect of your curriculum. No room for a garden? No problem, become part of a virtual garde
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/Child/school/sgintro.htm

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The Needs of Living Things
What do animals and plants need to survive? This lesson will help students understand that all animals and plants have basic needs that must be met in order to survive.
http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.colt.lp_stayalive/t ...

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Living vs. Nonliving
In this lesson students examine video clips and still photographs to gather evidence and develop criteria to decide if something is living or non-living.
http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.colt.lp_living/livi ...

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Exploring the Secret Life of Trees
At this site students will observe an animated presentation on tree parts, and learn what trees need in order to grow.
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/trees2/index2.html

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Experiments
This page allows students to grow the ingredients needed to make a pizza. It lets them decide how much sun, water, and fertilizer to give the plant. The size of the pizza will depend on the size of their wheat and tomato plants.
http://4hgarden.msu.edu/main.html

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Investigation: Living and Nonliving
This activity will have your students identifying living and nonliving things.
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=9679

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All About Plants
This page provides a simple lesson plan in which plant structure and photosynthesis is studied utilizing a video and the internet.
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/all-about-plan ...

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My First Garden
At this site students can learn about gardens, flowers, vegetables, and the principles of horticulture as they become involved in the care, planning, and nurturing of their own schoolyard garden.
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/firstgarden/tg/fundamentals.cfm

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Marine Plants
Help your students expand their knowledge of plants with a multilevel activity that explores the similarities and differences between land plants and marine phytoplankton. Several extension activities are included to strengthen concepts.
http://www.bigelow.org/foodweb/microbe1.html

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Living or Non-living on the Playground
Can you find living and non-living things on your playground? Grab your partner and go!
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=617

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Organisms
What does a living thing need to survive an be healthy? This lesson will help you assess your student's existing knowledge on the necessary components for survival.
http://www.ssec.si.edu/

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Film Canister Farming
Experiment with water, temperature, and light to see what makes a seed come out of its shell.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/traits/farming.html

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Living and Non-living
Students identify living things they see on the school grounds. At the completion of these activities, students learn that living things need/use air, water, food, and shelter.
http://www.instructorweb.com/linkgo.asp?L=21&B=resources/biology.asp

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Seed Growth
This page shows the beginning stages of plant growth and what happens if the elements are not present for optimal growth of the plant.
http://www2.bgfl.org/bgfl2/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/science/plan ...

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Living, Non-living vs. Dead Lab
This webpage describes a hands-on lesson that teaches boys and girls the differences between living and non-living substances. The lesson plan provides learning objectives, directions, investigative questions, and a data collection printable chart. A print friendly version of the content on this site is available. By completing this lessen students will be able to figure out that some of the characteristics they choose are not good indicators of life and some that might be the best indicators are not always easy to observe.
http://www.stemmom.org/2012/06/living-non-living-vs-dead-lab.html

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Hey Diddle Diddle
Hey Diddle Diddle - What living and nonliving objects can you identify in this nursery rhyme?
http://www.utdanacenter.org/sciencetoolkit/downloads/activities/k_hey_diddl ...

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Plant Seeds of Learning: Classroom Lessons Bring Plants to Life!
Find five classroom lessons that involve students in growing things and learning about scientific classification, plant cell structure, the importance of plants in our history, and the many uses of plants!
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson259.shtml

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Animal or Plant?
Find out what plants and animals are at the following site.
http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/anorpl.ht ...

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Inside a Seed
How does a plant grow from a seed? This activity uses lima beans to teach students how seeds become plants and why these living things need air, water and food to grow.
http://lessons.atozteacherstuff.com/330/inside-a-seed/

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Kinds of Living Things
This cut and paste activity will have students showing their knowledge between living and nonliving things.
http://www.scienceforall.com/sciexemplars/orkq/online/one/liv_non.html

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What Are Living and Nonliving Things? Go to these web pages to see why living things need air, water, soil, and light. Find out what happens if living things do not get these things.

 

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