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TN Biology I Standards - 2008-2009 Implementation


Biodiversity and Change


A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

Biology I: Standard 5 - Biodiversity and Change
Checks for Understanding
5.1 | 5.2 | 5.3 | 5.4 | 5.5

Science Curriculum Standards
3210 - Biology I

Internet Resources

Create graphic organizers to demonstrate the relationship between form and function in representative organisms.
5.1

  1. Circle Plot Diagram - The tool can be used as a pre-writing graphic organizer for students writing original stories with a circular plot structure (e.g., If You Take a Mouse to School), as well as a post-reading organizer used to explore the text structures in a book. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Concept Maps Explained - Concept maps and story webs are visual ways to structure ideas. (sample included)
  3. Developing the Fictional World Through Mapping - writing suggestions from Holly Lisle
  4. Education World Templates - seventeen graphic organizers to download and print or edit MS Word document to download This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Essay Map - The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Exploratree - free online library of thinking guides - you can print, but you can not save
  7. Five main types of organizers - links showing examples of many types
  8. Graphic Organizer Links - links to a large number of graphic organizers provided by Vermilion Parish School Board in Abbeville, LA - Second page of links from the same school system [unavailable on 5/2/2010]
  9. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsGraphic Organizer Templates - Use these Graphic Organizer templates with your class using a given story.
  10. Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning
  11. Graphic Organizers from Education Place - 38 graphic organizers to print, all in pdf format An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  12. Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers - Three dozen different templates are available at this site. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. Once you've downloaded an organizer, type your comments and print it. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  13. Idea Graphic Chart - worksheet - Fill in the supporting sentences that best fits the main idea.
  14. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsIndex of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
  15. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsInstructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  16. Interactive Graphic Organizers Sampler - This series of thinking tools covers a range of activities. These tools let you actively construct, examine, and modify your ideas. Currently seven of the planned seventeen thinking tools are available; look for the titles in green on the left. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsKinds of Concept Maps - examples of four major categories of concept maps [this link is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  18. Notetaker from Read/Write/Think - Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  19. Online Mind Mapping Software - Mindomo - Just click "Try It Now" to begin. This site lets you create graphic organizers with topics, connections, labels, text notes, images, web links, and many formatting options. You can save your mind maps, print them, or export them as images
  20. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsProblem/Solution Chart - Fill out this chart as a whole class activity brainstorming session to learn to recognize problems and solutions in stories. This uses cause and effect, but can be adapted.
  21. Read/Write/Think Webbing Tool - The Webbing Tool provides a free-form graphic organizer for activities that ask students to pursue hypertextual thinking and writing. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  22. Story Map - The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in pre-writing and post-reading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  23. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  24. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsTeaching about Conflict in Literature - Lesson Plan - uses graphic organizer to plot out stories. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  25. Teaching Tips: Graphic Organizers - A list of links from eMINTS and The Curators of the University of Missouri
  26. Text 2 Mind Map - a web application that converts texts to mind maps – Enter a structured list of words or sentences and Text2Mind Map will interpret it and make a mind map out of them that you can print. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  27. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsThinking Maps - several different examples of ways to organize information.
  28. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsTips on Making Your Own Concept Maps [this link is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  29. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsUse Excel to make a Venn Diagram - This is an Excel workbook to download This is an Excel workbook Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  30. Using Graphic Organizers - Youthlearn
  31. Venn Diagram, 2 Circles - This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain two overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Explain how natural selection operates in the development of a new species.
5.2
  1. Animal Adaptations: Focus on Bird Beaks - an Educator's Reference Desk lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Exploring Evolution - In this interactive web lab you will explore the many lines of evidence scientists use to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of organisms. Along the way you will solve a mystery, compare bones and DNA, and look for fossils. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Instincts Help Animals Survive Long, Cold Winters - discussion of factors which help determine who survives or not
  4. Natural Selection - the driving force behind the evolutionary process
Associate fossil data with biological and geological changes in the environment.
5.3
  1. Age of Fossils
  2. Amber in Nature - Look at pieces of amber to find out what is captured inside and what clues it provides about the ancient ecosystem.
  3. The Clock Of Eras - a graphic aid to help visualize geologic time
  4. Determining Age of Rocks and Fossils - from UCMP Berkeley
  5. Fantastic Fossil Finds
  6. Fossil Horse Cyber Museum - from the Florida Museum of Natural History
  7. Fossil Lesson Plans - lesson plans on fossils of individual phyla, as well as general lesson plans for introducing fossils and how they are formed
  8. Fossils - Clues to the Past - Fossils provide clues to what life was like in ancient times.
  9. Fossils of Iowa
  10. Fossils Rock - especially for teachers, students, and homeschoolers who want to put some fun into their earth science classes
  11. Fossils, Rocks, and Time - from USGS
  12. Fossils Through Time - choose a time period to see what life was like
  13. Geology of the Grand Canyon - The ultimate display of rock layers
  14. Geology of the Grand Canyon area - from Wikipedia
  15. Grand Canyon National Park - geology field notes from the NPS
  16. Grand Canyon Rock Layers - includes a mnemonic sentence to help you remember the layers
  17. How fossils can form - This animation shows the formation of a cast and mold, one way that fossils can form. Casts are copies of fossilized plants or animals. Molds are hollow impressions of the fossil. This process takes thousands or millions of years. A video is available through this link
  18. How Fossils Form - from Enchanted Learning
  19. Life Has a History - an educational module sponsored by the National Science Foundation (select level 2 for 5-8)
  20. Overview of Grand Canyon Geology and Rock Formations - from a Grand Hikes page
  21. Paleontology Portal - this site was funded by the National Science Foundation
  22. Prehistoric Life - determining the age of rocks and fossils
  23. Recreating extinct animals from fossil evidence is like completing a giant jigsaw puzzle, but without all the pieces. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  24. Relative Age - determining relative age from the rock record
  25. Relative Dating - stratigraphy and the principles of relative dating
  26. Relative Time Scale - from USGS
  27. Timeline
  28. Virtual Fossil Museum - fossils across geological time and evolution
  29. What Are Fossils - from the San Diego Natural History Museum
  30. What is a Fossil - discussion of Type I and Type II fossils
  31. What's a Fossil? - from the UN Museum
  32. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsWho's On First? - a Relative Dating activity
Analyze a variety of models, samples, or diagrams to demonstrate the genetic relatedness of organisms.
5.4
  1. Biodiversity - from the Encyclopedia of Earth
  2. Biodiversity - from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  3. Biodiversity - from Wikipedia
  4. Biodiversity 911 - saving life on Earth from the World Wildlife Foundation
  5. Biodiversity: Everything Counts - from the American Museum of Natural History
  6. Biodiversity Hotspots - the most remarkable places on Earth are also the most threatened
    1. Interactive Map of Biodiversity HotSpots
  7. Sacred Places and Biodiversity Conservation - author Leslie E Sponsel
  8. Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World - (from National Geographic) information and images for all 867 land-based ecoregions on the planet This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data [Note: This page does not work in newer versions of IE but works fine in Google Chrome or Safari.]
Use a dichotomous key to identify an unknown organism.
5.5
  1. All in the Family - a PBS activity in which students construct a cladogram This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsAn Introduction to the Principles of Taxonomy
  3. Animal and Plant Classification - a 20 question Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Animal Classification Jeopardy - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCarl von Linne and the Linnean System of Nomenclature
  6. Classify This! - You are challenged to classify groups of animals, finally arriving at a distinction between complete and incomplete metamorphosis. Following the interactive classification you will take a quiz. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Classifying Animals - When you classify an animal you place it in the group to which it belongs
  8. Classifying Animals - an overview of the seven taxons from Fact Monster
  9. Classroom Activity: Make a Dichotomous Key - construct a dichotomous key to identify people (or another group of items) in a classroom, using questions based on gender, hair length/color, glasses (or not), clothing color, etc A lesson plan can be found at this site
  10. Dichotomous Key - This key will be testing your knowledge of animals you already know about, 
    so that you will recognize how to use a Dichotomous Key. - Lesson Plan to use with the page above A lesson plan can be found at this site [these expired pages are from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  11. Dichotomous Key Activity - print page one, name the creatures, and then follow the links at the bottom of each page of the online key
  12. Dichotomous Keys to Geographically Isolated Wetland Types in the United States - use the index to see a large number of keys or go to a hyperlinked map to select a key
  13. Dichotomous key to identify confiers
  14. Dichotomous Key to identify Norns (mythical creatures) - scroll to the bottom third of the page to find the activity This link includes something for the teacher to print
  15. Education on the Half Shell: Creating a Dichotomous Key - lesson plan for student to create a dichotomous key to identify seashells An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format A lesson plan can be found at this site
  16. Fish Sorting - a NOVA activity An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print - Lesson Plan to use with this page A lesson plan can be found at this site
  17. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHow to Use a Dichotomous Key - a 32 slide show which starts with a classification system of common desk items
  18. Invent A Key for Echinoderms - Students will make observations and use their understanding of classification to create a dichotomous key which will help distinguish several echinoderms. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  19. Key to macro invertebrate life in a pond. - After you see the key , go to the Aquatic Critter Key and try your skill. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  20. Labware Dichotomous Key - Use pictures of labware (or the actual labware) to make a dichotomous key A lesson plan can be found at this site This link includes something for the teacher to print A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded - Branching Tree to use with this activity This link includes something for the teacher to print A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  21. Leaf Litter Arthropod Key from Hope College - this key is based on number of legs
  22. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMake a Dichotomous Key - Classroom Activity at Enchanted Learning A lesson plan can be found at this site
  23. Plant Identification Game - identify any of 22 plants using an interactive dichotomous key This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  24. Taxonomy, Classification, and Dichotomous Keys - Scientists have discovered quite a few new creatures on planet Pamishan. They need your help to identify and classify them. Use the dichotomous key to identify these creatures. This link includes something for the teacher to print A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  25. Using a Dichotomous Classification Key to Identify Common Freshwater Fish of New York State - thirteen page activity to give students experience with using a classification key An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  26. Water Critter Key: Life in a Pond - Pick a critter from the aquatic critter key game. Look at your critter and choose one of the descriptions given. Then, follow the links that you think are correct.
  27. West Coast Native Tree Dichotomous Key - work through a set of questions to identify trees This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  28. What is the Key to Classification - explanation of what a key is and how to make one [if you use the links page you will find many dead links]
  29. What Tree is it? - a dichotomous key to use for tree identification This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
State Performance Indicators
5.1 | 5.2 | 5.3 | 5.4 | 5.5 | 5.6

Compare and contrast the structural, functional, and behavioral adaptations of animals or plants found in different environments.
SPI 5.1

  1. Biome Summary
  2. Biome Vocabulary - posted by NASA [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsBiomes in a Box - students are asked to build a three-dimensional model of a biome in a box A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Build a Fish - Build a Fish by choosing a body, mouth, and color/pattern, and then release it into the reef! In the process you will learn about adaptations that help the fish survive in their environment. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Compare and Contrast Suggestions
  6. Characteristics of Earth's Terrestrial Biomes - a very good world map showing location of biomes
  7. Earth's Biomes - 3-D simulation which lets you take part in an around-the-world scientific expedition researching Earth's biomes This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Ecosystems - a twenty question quiz from Glencoe This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Ecosystems and Biomes - a twenty question quiz from Glencoe This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Ecosystems and Biomes - a Quia quiz [different format of the same quiz] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Five of the major world biomes - from WorldBiomes.com
  12. Habitats/Biomes from Enchanted Learning - provides a good summary of biome characteristics
  13. Introduction to Biomes - links to eight types of biomes
  14. The Major Biomes - click on the appropriate heading to learn more (a ThinkQuest entry)
  15. Major Biomes of North America - Urban Sprawl is included as one biome
  16. Major Biomes of the World - from FactMonster
  17. Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World - (from National Geographic) information and images for all 867 land-based ecoregions on the planet This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data [Note: This page does not work in newer versions of IE but works fine in Google Chrome or Safari.]
  18. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsUnique Plants of the Biomes - lesson from Discovery School A lesson plan can be found at this site
  19. World Biomes - presented by the University of California Museum of Paleontology - Aquatic, Desert, Forest, Grassland, Tundra
Recognize the relationship between form and function in living things.
SPI 5.2
  1. Animal Adaptations: Focus on Bird Beaks - an Educator's Reference Desk lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Exploring Evolution - In this interactive web lab you will explore the many lines of evidence scientists use to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of organisms. Along the way you will solve a mystery, compare bones and DNA, and look for fossils. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Instincts Help Animals Survive Long, Cold Winters - discussion of factors which help determine who survives or not
  4. Natural Selection - the driving force behind the evolutionary process
Recognize the relationships among environmental change, genetic variation, natural selection, and the emergence of a new species.
SPI 5.3
  1. Biodiversity: Everything Counts - from the American Museum of Natural History
  2. Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World - (from National Geographic) information and images for all 867 land-based ecoregions on the planet This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data [Note: This page does not work in newer versions of
  3. Unity of Life - lesson plan from Teacher's Domain A lesson plan can be found at this site
Describe the relationship between the amount of biodiversity and the ability of a population to adapt to a changing environment.
SPI 5.4
  1. Biome Summary
  2. Biome Vocabulary - posted by NASA [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsBiomes in a Box - students are asked to build a three-dimensional model of a biome in a box A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Build a Fish - Build a Fish by choosing a body, mouth, and color/pattern, and then release it into the reef! In the process you will learn about adaptations that help the fish survive in their environment. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Compare and Contrast Suggestions
  6. Characteristics of Earth's Terrestrial Biomes - a very good world map showing location of biomes
  7. Earth's Biomes - 3-D simulation which lets you take part in an around-the-world scientific expedition researching Earth's biomes This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Ecosystems - a twenty question quiz from Glencoe This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Ecosystems and Biomes - a twenty question quiz from Glencoe This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Ecosystems and Biomes - a Quia quiz [different format of the same quiz] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Five of the major world biomes - from WorldBiomes.com
  12. Habitats/Biomes from Enchanted Learning - provides a good summary of biome characteristics
  13. Introduction to Biomes - links to eight types of biomes
  14. The Major Biomes - click on the appropriate heading to learn more (a ThinkQuest entry)
  15. Major Biomes of North America - Urban Sprawl is included as one biome
  16. Major Biomes of the World - from FactMonster
  17. Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World - (from National Geographic) information and images for all 867 land-based ecoregions on the planet This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data [Note: This page does not work in newer versions of IE but works fine in Google Chrome or Safari.]
  18. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsUnique Plants of the Biomes - lesson from Discovery School A lesson plan can be found at this site
  19. World Biomes - presented by the University of California Museum of Paleontology - Aquatic, Desert, Forest, Grassland, Tundra
Apply evidence from the fossil record, comparative anatomy, amino acid sequences, and DNA structure that support modern classification systems.
SPI 5.5
  1. Age of Fossils
  2. Amber in Nature - Look at pieces of amber to find out what is captured inside and what clues it provides about the ancient ecosystem.
  3. The Clock Of Eras - a graphic aid to help visualize geologic time
  4. Determining Age of Rocks and Fossils - from UCMP Berkeley
  5. Fantastic Fossil Finds
  6. Fossil Horse Cyber Museum - from the Florida Museum of Natural History
  7. Fossil Lesson Plans - lesson plans on fossils of individual phyla, as well as general lesson plans for introducing fossils and how they are formed
  8. Fossils - Clues to the Past - Fossils provide clues to what life was like in ancient times.
  9. Fossils of Iowa
  10. Fossils Rock - especially for teachers, students, and homeschoolers who want to put some fun into their earth science classes
  11. Fossils, Rocks, and Time - from USGS
  12. Fossils Through Time - choose a time period to see what life was like
  13. Geology of the Grand Canyon - The ultimate display of rock layers
  14. Geology of the Grand Canyon area - from Wikipedia
  15. Grand Canyon National Park - geology field notes from the NPS
  16. Grand Canyon Rock Layers - includes a mnemonic sentence to help you remember the layers
  17. How fossils can form - This animation shows the formation of a cast and mold, one way that fossils can form. Casts are copies of fossilized plants or animals. Molds are hollow impressions of the fossil. This process takes thousands or millions of years. A video is available through this link
  18. How Fossils Form - from Enchanted Learning
  19. Life Has a History - an educational module sponsored by the National Science Foundation (select level 2 for 5-8)
  20. Overview of Grand Canyon Geology and Rock Formations - from a Grand Hikes page
  21. Paleontology Portal - this site was funded by the National Science Foundation
  22. Prehistoric Life - determining the age of rocks and fossils
  23. Recreating extinct animals from fossil evidence is like completing a giant jigsaw puzzle, but without all the pieces. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  24. Relative Age - determining relative age from the rock record
  25. Relative Dating - stratigraphy and the principles of relative dating
  26. Relative Time Scale - from USGS
  27. Virtual Fossil Museum - fossils across geological time and evolution
  28. What Are Fossils - from the San Diego Natural History Museum
  29. What is a Fossil - discussion of Type I and Type II fossils
  30. What's a Fossil? - from the UN Museum
  31. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsWho's On First? - a Relative Dating activity
Infer relatedness among different organisms using modern classification systems.
SPI 5.6
  1. All in the Family - a PBS activity in which students construct a cladogram This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsAn Introduction to the Principles of Taxonomy
  3. Animal and Plant Classification - a 20 question Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Animal Classification Jeopardy - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCarl von Linne and the Linnean System of Nomenclature
  6. Classify This! - You are challenged to classify groups of animals, finally arriving at a distinction between complete and incomplete metamorphosis. Following the interactive classification you will take a quiz. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Classifying Animals - When you classify an animal you place it in the group to which it belongs
  8. Classifying Animals - an overview of the seven taxons from Fact Monster
  9. Dichotomous Key Activity - print page one, name the creatures, and then follow the links at the bottom of each page of the online key
  10. Leaf Litter Arthropod Key from Hope College - this key is based on number of legs
  11. Water Critter Key: Life in a Pond - Pick a critter from the aquatic critter key game. Look at your critter and choose one of the descriptions given. Then, follow the links that you think are correct.
  12. What is the Key to Classification - explanation of what a key is and how to make one [if you use the links page you will find many dead links]
  13. Who Wants to be an Animal Classification Millionaire? - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding

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