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Domains and Kingdoms and Where We Belong!  This lesson covers the biological taxonomy rank of Domains and Kingdoms for all living things. The lesson has been divided into two separate fun activities for the students: Family Feud and a Scavenger Hunt both involving questions to reinforce the material learned in this lesson. An additional Student Review worksheet is attached to test what the students learned as well as a PowerPoint presentation to introduce the material.  
Don't Feed the Daphnia!  Students will observe responses to the internal stimulus, hunger. Students will make observations of starved Daphnia prior to feeding, predict how the Daphnia will respond (both physically and behaviorally) to food, and make observations. Finally, students will form questions about another internal or external stimulus they could test with Daphnia. 
Don't Touch Me!  In this activity, students will learn about the feedback mechanisms that plants use to maintain equilibrium using turgor pressure. Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills to investigate the turgor response in M. pudica to different stimuli.  
Dress for Success  This pamphlet discusses the necessity for proper attire in the workplace and at school. A short word search accompanies the pamphlet for reinforcement. 
Drugs and the Human Body  These links will be helpful in teaching about drugs and their effects on the body. The first website emphasizes alcohol, but also includes interactive links to 15 other drugs. The second website is a lesson plan that focuses on the relationship between drugs and athletic performance and is designed for students ages 11-14. The third website is a review of 8 drugs and their effects on the mind and body as a whole. The fourth link is an interactive website with fun games that teach about the effects of drugs. 

The PEER Program is composed of three grants entitled "GK-12 Fellows Integrate Science/Math in Rural Middle Schools", "Integrating Environmental Health Science in Rural Schools," and a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) entitled "Science Promotion in Rural Middle Schools".

Major funding for the PEER Program is provided by John Deere,
National Science Foundation, the
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
and the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).