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  • What is the difference between a baleen and a toothed whale? Why do whales breach? What is special about whale songs? Find out with this super-sized reading comprehension, which includes a form for students to do their own whale research.
  • Reading comprehension: the lives and work of queens, drones, and workers; the waggle dance; and other interesting honeybee facts.
  • What causes cavities? How can they be prevented? Answers to these questions and more can be found in this fact-packed reading comprehension.
  • Learn about the "My Pyramid" food guide! This mini-unit features a reading comprehension, Venn diagram, and several short answer and essay writing prompts, designed to promote understanding and creative thinking.
  • This unit is a full series of reading comprehensions presenting a thorough view of cell phones in terms of history (when was it invented) techonology (how does it work), society (what are appropriate cell phone manners), and more.
  • A Tesla coil with the words "brain power". Three desk tags.
  • Lined pages for recording facts, ideas, sources, materials, notes, experimental process notes (hypothesis, etc.). A great prompt tool.
  • Flowers help plants to reproduce.
  • Reading comp of the laws of forces and motion, illustrated, simple experiments, short response and completion questions, vocabulary crossword.
  • One page reading comp on the balance in the nutrition of milk with reading comp questions, discussion points, activities, vocabulary word search puzzle.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against the existence of zoos. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about animal species found at the aquarium. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding animal exhibit safety at the public aquarium. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • Writing and following directions are important skills to have when putting something together, repeating an experiment, or learning new techniques. This activity helps students describe the stages of growth of an animal species. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. This activity helps students compare and contrast animal subspecies. Based on the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series. Common Core- ELA - Reading for Informational Text -Integration of Knowledge and Ideas - Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity asks students to consider the fishing line issues and offer a solution. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Birds of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Writing and following directions are important skills to have when putting something together, repeating an experiment, or learning new techniques. This activity helps students describe mating and chick rearing rituals of birds. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Birds of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity asks students to consider an ecological issue and offer a solution. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Amphibians of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. This activity helps students compare and contrast fish from different biomes. Check out Birds of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.ELA Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • Three page reading comp describing history of oiled bird rescue and the procedures and techniques used; multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about a fish of their choice. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the PowerPoint presentation Fish of the Animal Kingdom found in the Theme Unit: Living on Planet Earth.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about fish. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Fish of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about reptile orders. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Reptiles of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about flying insects and bugs. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about a marine mammal of their choice. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Mammals of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Tyler and Hannah are overwhelmed by the number of search results they get for the word Internet, when trying to research for an assignment. Mother helps them start the paper by explaining some of the changes the Internet has brought.
  • PowerPoint with Audio. Part of the Living on Planet Earth series. This presentation includes colorful images and illustrations that describe how plants make their own food through the process of photosynthesis. It also provides basic concepts as to how plants and animals breathe and obtain nutrition.
  • PowerPoint with Audio. Part of the Living on Planet Earth series. This presentation includes colorful images and illustrations to explain how plants defend themselves against animal attack. It even describes why and how some plants eat animals! Plant Kingdom, Animal Relationships Part 2 of 2 units.
  • A matrix to help students organize research material for a report on an endangered animal. Use with abcteach Endangered Animal Research Report Form.
  • A one page color illustrated fact sheet featuring five endangered fish of North America, plus a page of 6 discussion questions for upper elementary/middle school and a page of 7 short answer questions for elementary students. Also includes teacherís notes. Part of an abcteach series of fact sheets on endangered species.
  • A two page explanation of the scientific method with multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt. abcteach The Scientific Method Vocabulary Set 2 may be useful with this reading comprehension.
  • A three page biography of internationally respected physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, with multiple choice and short answer question sets, as well as, a writing prompt.
  • An explanation of static electricity and two simple experiments. Students are ask to predict outcome, then record observations for each experiment.
  • This one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. An interesting brief biography and great testing practice!
  • Each night observe the moon and draw a picture of what you see.
  • Even Einstein marvelled at the discoveries made by Edwin Hubble, for whom the Hubble Telescope is named. Find out more about this amazing scientist!
  • Learn about hurricanes with this fact-filled reading comprehension.
  • [member-created document] This document was made with the abcteach word search puzzle tool. NOTES: From "charge" to "static electricity"
  • Informative science-based reading comprehension.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing activity you will satisfy your curiosity about animal exhibit safety. Create a report that helps others understand what you have learned using a variety of resources. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".

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