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This is a fun lab to show the students the process of osmosis. They love this lab because they get to use Gummy Worms, even though they cannot ea...
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This is one of my favorite activities! The students really have a lot of fun with this lesson. After a brief talk about how the DNA in each of us...
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This is a good worksheet to follow up on the difference between Inference and Observation. Students read the statements and look at the scene on ...
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This is a great tool to help the students learn the different organelles and their functions. I use this handout in our computer lab. You can use...
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This is great worksheet to show students how a seismologist would take the data from an earthquake and plot it on a map. The coordinates clearly ...
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The students draw the 6 main steps of Mitotic Cell Division. Interphase, Mitosis, which is comprised of 4 phases, and Cytokinesis. They color cod...
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Students will be able to compare onion cells to cheek cells in this microscope lab. The students have already completed microscope lab #2 so they...
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You can use this activity to introduce or reinforce the learning of a Dichotomous Key. Each student picks their own animal and they must identify...
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This is a great activity to introduce students to the concept of classification. You can also use it as an assessment. Students cut out paper sha...
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This lab is designed to introduce students to the topic of Scientific Inquiry. Students predict how many drops of water will fit on a penny. I wa...
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Each student is given a different karyotype. Based on that karyotype, and the table of mutations, the student draws a beetle with the listed muta...
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This is the lab that I use to introduce the light microscope. The first part of the lab focuses on the proper procedures of using a microscope. E...
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Do you want your students to be able to visualize how an earthquake wave travels through the Earth? Do you want to get outside to do a fun lab? T...
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This is my favorite microscope lab because the students really get to see organisms swimming around in the water. I ask the students to bring in ...
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This is a fun lab to do when teaching your kids about how to make careful observations. Of course the kids are excited about working with M&M's a...
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I love this lab!! It covers just about everything that a 7th grader from California needs to know about light. This is a five page lab that usual...
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Here's a formative assessment on the process of Scientific Inquiry. There are 5 short answer questions based on information given in a data table...
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I use this activity as an assessment after we have covered the structure and function of DNA. They can use the book as a guide but I tell them th...
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This lab is designed as a follow up to the Penny Lab Day 1. It explores the variables (manipulated) that can have an effect on how many drops of ...
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This PowerPoint is designed to help students read a Triple Beam balance using actual pictures of a Triple Beam Balance. This activity supports Gr...
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Holly Strunk
Holly S. re: Seismic Slinky Wave Lab
Do you have an answer key to go with this? That would be helpful.
November 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Ian Keith
Ian Keith  (TpT Seller)
Hi Strunk1, I will take a look and get back to you soon!!
November 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Ashley  Oswald
Ashley O. re: SMART Board Presentation - Visible Light and Color
I (sadly) do not have a Smartboard in my classroom this year. Can this be converted to a powerpoint? This sounds like exactly what I need but I don't want to purchase it if I can't use it. Thank you for your help!
July 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Ian Keith
Ian Keith  (TpT Seller)
Let me see if I have it as a powerpoint. I'll get back to you in the next day or so. : ) Email me at keithi@svusd.org
July 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

cynthia williamson
Cynthia W. re: Pangaea, Rock Cycle, and Volcanoes PowerPoint
how can I get this to download.
March 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Ian Keith
Ian Keith  (TpT Seller)
Sorry I never got back to you!! I just now saw your question. If you still want it email me at keithi@svusd.org and I will email a copy to you! :)
July 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

libros1
Buyer re: Cell Part Chart Worksheet
Hi, do you have the answer key available for the Cell Part Worksheet?
November 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Ian Keith
Ian Keith  (TpT Seller)
Yes I do... email me at keithi@svusd.org and I will email it to you!!
November 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Cindy Bellezzo
Cindy B. re: Gummy Worm 'Osmosis or Diffusion?' Lab
Just a recommendation:
When my classes did this and left the worms overnight, they completely disintegrated! Maybe leave them only for the period, and measure at the end? This worked better for us.
October 18, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Ian Keith
Ian Keith  (TpT Seller)
Wow... I have never had that happen to me. I wonder if it's a difference in the brands?? Hmmm... I feel another experiment developing!! Usually the next day we have to take plastic forks to carefully remove them from the beaker. Several of them fall apart during this part but at least the students can still find the mass even if they can't measure the length. Thanks for sharing!!
October 18, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Betty Bates
Betty Bates  (TpT Seller) re: Crime Scene DNA Fingerprinting Lab with Key for Bar Codes
Many of the necessary components are missing to adequately carry out this lab. I realize that La Paz must be your school name, but what is the "La Paz Way", the 3 Rules, the page number referencs??? Also the details for setting up the crime scene are not included. Where and what is the collected sample?? What if you do not have the same textbook to show the DNA banding and bar codes??? Without these components, the lab is useless if students are to follow your procedures. It really seems as though it could be a good lab, but it should be all inclusive so that teachers/students are not left with gaps of instructions or lacking additional materials.
September 27, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Ian Keith
Ian Keith  (TpT Seller)
Hi Betty, I can understand why you would need some clarification. I wish I could create a lab that will work for all educators but unfortunately that is not possible. That is why I post my assignments as a word document so when you download it you can change anything you want to make it fit your needs. The 3 R’s at La Paz are Responsibility, Respect, and Readiness. Page references are for the textbook that I use. You could always have a handout at the desks with a picture of a bar code and a DNA fingerprint. The locations of the collected samples are listed on page 2 of the assignment. Lab Set Up - Before school starts I place the labeled bar codes (page 4) on various items around my room (you can change the labels on the bar codes to match the items in your room, students may notice as they walk around the room that 2 of the bar codes on their worksheet (page 2) are the same and that is because they are... Mrs. Bones will have two matching bar codes because she was at two different crime scenes). When I introduce this lab I show them several pictures of a DNA Fingerprint online. I also show them a picture of a bar code on any product that you find at a store. I talk about the similarities between DNA in an organism and a bar code and that they contain very specific information. Students are directed to answer questions 1-4 in the procedures section first before they start walking around the room trying to match bar codes. They walk around the room trying to match the bar codes on their worksheet with the bar codes that have been placed around the room. Some of the bar codes will not be on their worksheet… they are the innocent suspects. Once they have listed all of the matched bar codes they work on the questions on page 3. I hope this helps!!
September 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

libros1
Buyer re: Eye Part Formative Assessment #2 Eye Diagram and Flee Map
Is there an answer key available for this handout?
September 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Ian Keith
Ian Keith  (TpT Seller)
I do have a key. Email me at keithi@svusd.org and I will email it to you.
September 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Cindy Bellezzo
Cindy B.
Thanks Ian!
April 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Ian Keith
Ian Keith  (TpT Seller)
I sent the key to your email. Sorry it's late. Let me know if you received it!
April 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Cindy Bellezzo
Cindy B. re: Light, Lenses, and Mirrors Lab with Key
Hi,
Is there an answer sheet for this? If so, can you pleasse send it to me?
bellezcy@collierschools.com
Thanks!
Cindy Bellezzo
April 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Ian Keith
Ian Keith  (TpT Seller)
I don't have one typed up but I will make one, scan it, and email it to you! Give me a day or two. Thanks!!
April 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Mary Smith
Mary S. re: SMART Board Presentation Jeopardy Game
I cannot get it to open. Is it compatable to a macbook pro?
February 23, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Ian Keith
Ian Keith  (TpT Seller)
You will need the Smartboard software to open it. Let me know if you don't have the software and I can send you a powerpoint version of Jeopardy, assuming you have powerpoint. Thanks!!
February 23, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

stacymbooher
Buyer re: Crime Scene DNA Fingerprinting Lab with Key for Bar Codes
(c) What book does the lesson refer to?
Procedure
1. Look at the photograph of DNA band patterns shown on page 211.

Why is there a duplicate bar code for Mrs. Bones?
Why is there a page of finger prints? Is to discuss similarities between DNA and Fingerprints?
You should include a teacher page to answer these questions.
May 14, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Ian Keith
Ian Keith  (TpT Seller)
There is a picture of DNA banding and bar codes in our textbook to show the similarities between the two. In fact, I have my students do a bell ringer activity using that page to make sure the students have an understanding of how bar codes are like our DNA fingerprints. Mrs. Bones (you can change the names to match items that you have in your room) is in there twice because she was at two different crime scenes. The page of finger prints is on there in case I wanted to do a follow up lab using finger prints in a different crime scene lesson. I haven't included a teacher page because no one has asked about it before. Let me know if you have any more questions! Thanks, Ian
May 15, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Marji
Buyer
Why is there a fee for your "FREE DOWNLOAD"?
October 10, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Ian Keith
Ian Keith  (TpT Seller)
That wasn't supposed to happen. Let me know if it happens again and I will email you the file. Was it the Organelle Riddles or the Penny Lab Day #1 assignment?

Thanks!
Ian
October 10, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught Math my first year and have been teaching 7th Grade Life Science for 13 years... I absolutely love it! The California 7th Grade Science curriculum is my favorite! I am also the ASB advisor and the Tech Coordinator. I have attended many conferences and workshops with the intention of looking for better and more interesting lessons. I have completed two years of character education training and was a coach/mentor for the teachers at my school that were going through their first year of character education training. I am working in becoming a Google Certified Teacher.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to do direct instruction at first and then let the students explore on their own. Sometimes I switch and let the students try to figure stuff out first then I go back and fill in the blanks, if any! I am comfortable with a loud class as long as the noise stems from cooperative group work and collaboration.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I don't have any official awards but I always have a line out the door during Open House!! My reward is having my students come back and tell me how much my class has helped them in High School! : )

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my BS in Biology at UNR (University of Nevada - Reno) and I received my Teaching Credential at CSUF (Cal State Univ - Fullerton)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I originally wanted to be a veterinarian but found out through tutoring Biology and Chemistry at UNR that I really enjoyed working with the other students instead!! Teaching is definitely my calling!!