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Amaze Your Students with the Evolution of Animal Life on Planet Earth. Shape of Life offer a full suite of classroom media that includes beautifully produced short videos (originally produced in collaboration with PBS and National Geographic), lesson plans, illustrations and common core readings. Shape of Life is NGSS compliant.

As a philanthropic endeavor, Shape of Life is offered to science teachers at no fee. It will always be free to teachers and students.

You and your students will discover the dramatic rise of the animal kingdom and: Stunning animations that explain the intricate inner workings of animals; Up-close films of animal behaviors while hunting and feeding; Scientists pursuing their passion for the animals they study; Phylum presented in exquisite detail and evolutionary development; Other topics include new developments in genetics, paleontology, and engineering. Videos align with NGSS for grades 5-9 & California 7th grade standards. Led by Nancy Burnett, founder of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in a mission to spark and sustain passion in science. Nancy believes that by understanding nature we strengthen our connection and sense of protection.

Every month we feature interesting science teachers and their classroom, creatures and scientists.

Shape of Life has an active community at: https://www.facebook.com/theshapeoflife/

Please join Shape of Life at www.shapeoflife.org

Amaze Your Students with the Evolution of Animal Life on Planet Earth. Shape of Life’s videos engage students in the dramatic rise of the animal kingdom and include: Stunning animations that explain the intricate inner workings of animals; Up-close films of animal behaviors while hunting and feeding; Scientists pursuing their passion for the animals they study; Phylum presented in exquisite detail and evolutionary development; Other topics include new developments in genetics, paleontology, and engineering. Videos align with NGSS for grades 5-9 & California 7th grade standards. Led by Nancy Burnett, founder of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in a philanthropic mission to spark and sustain passion in science. Nancy believes that by understanding nature we strengthen our connection and sense of protection. The original Shape of Life series was developed in collaboration with National Geographic and PBS.

Please join Shape of Life at www.shapeoflife.org

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science observation
  • Science
  • MS, HS
In this lesson students make a guess as to what was the first animal. Through questioning, evidence gathering, discussion, and observing video from...
science observation
  • Science
  • MS, HS
Students will appreciate the biodiversity of invertebrates and their special adaptations. They will also consider the differences and similarities...
brain observation
  • Science
  • MS, HS
Students will watch the http://shapeoflife.org scientist video about Whitey Hagedorn and the first 5 minutes of the phylum video about flatworms,...
science observation
  • Science
  • MS, HS
In this lesson, we will investigate how, through the process of evolution, animals have solved their engineering problems and how people have...
  • Science
  • Middle School
Students study the elaborately whorled, sculpted, and ornamented shells of gastropods not as objects of beauty, but as artifacts born of an...
  • Science
  • MS, HS
In this lesson plan students explore the origins of muscles, nerves, and other animal adaptations through a study of the fascinating phylum Cnidaria...