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The webinar below, discusses the endangerment of the false killer whales. These animals are already rare, and the numbers are only going down. This webinar discusses what makes them different, as well as ways to incorporate into your classroom. It also includes what we can do to help protect them. The lesson plan below is about how to know if something is alive. The teacher first reads a book, and then helps the students make connections by asking them questions such as does it eat, or use air? The goal of this lesson plan is to investigate, and see what surrounding things around them are alive!

Life Science Elementary

Resources in “Collection Three- Life Science”

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Archive: Science Update: Protecting the Elusive & Endangered Hawaiian False Killer Whale, December 2, 2021 Web Seminar Archive
Bird Superpowers

This is an example of an activity that students could do in the classroom. It ranges from grades K-8th grade, which accommodates for lower grade levels. The 3-5th grade sections is a little more independent, than the lower grades. It comes with an attached powerpoint in which they will learn a few superpower birds have, as well as a fictional story to keep them engaged. They then will draw a comic using their favorite bird and their superhero. After they finish, they will show the class their co

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How do amphibians breath

This article is more for background knowledge for teachers to refresh their memory. It discusses amphibians skins, and how they breath through that. It also discusses how their blood vessels take air in from their air sacs, to oxygenize their blood in order to keep them alive. This would be a great resource for teachers to review with before they start teaching life science to their students!

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How Do We Know Something Is Alive? Lesson Plan