This no-prep paper AND digital paperless bundle is all of the notes, labs, activities, practices, homework, projects, quizzes, and tests you need to teach an entire year of biology. Every major biology unit is covered and listed below. Everything is provided for two levels – CP and Honors. This is an excellent stand-alone resource or could be used to refresh or supplement an existing curriculum that you have. Not only that, but the student packets come in a paperless digital version that can be used in Google Drive™ and/or Microsoft OneDrive™. This is perfect for the teacher who is in a 1:1 classroom or for someone who is hoping to integrate more educational technology to move towards becoming a paperless classroom. Because it is all-inclusive, it is especially useful for new teachers, maternity leave, and flipped classrooms!
What content in this bundle?
• Biology Basics Unit
• Cells Unit
• Energy Flow Unit
• Genetics Unit
• Heredity Unit
• Evolution Unit
• Ecology Unit
What is included?
encourage you to click the links to each unit above and download their previews. Each unit preview will give you 15-20 pages detailing what is included. In summary, you will be receiving over 3,100 pages of curriculum including animated and editable PowerPoint slides with links to video lectures for each one, 7 packets (1 per unit) of student handouts, over 200 pages of implementation notes, editable unit plans, detailed answer keys, and editable tests and quizzes. Plus, access to ALL of the materials in the student packets in a digital paperless format that can be used in Google Drive™ and/or Microsoft OneDrive™.
Not only that, but in purchasing this bundle you will get free updates for LIFE for any content added to it. I have a few “mini-units” I am planning to add over the next year covering supplemental topics that will raise the price of the bundle for later buyers, but be accessed for free by anyone who already owns the bundle prior to the additions. Get excited, because I really am for what is coming!
What is so great about the digital student packets that are included?
• You can go PAPERLESS in your classroom if you want – no more dreaded mornings at the copy machine!
• You still get all of the organization of my packet strategy, just now in digital format too!
• Students will be able to access their packets ANYWHERE. No more, “I forgot my binder so I couldn’t do (fill in the blank)”
• Students can print their filled in packets or an extra blank copy easily from home
• You can now have a mixed classroom with some students paperless and others not. You can also start with just doing a few units digitally and others on paper. Whatever works best for you and your students. The point here is that you now have OPTIONS!
• You have increased flexibility for students to easily learn and be connected outside the walls of your classroom.
• A built in opportunity to help students grow in their digital literacy.
What types of files are included?
This product is no longer hosted on Dropbox!! When you download this product you will receive a zip file with 8 folders – 1 for each unit, plus my Biology Back to School Resources
. Please have patience as this product downloads, because it is a 816.6 MB file (over 3.100 pages of biology!!) so it will take some time.
Most of the documents in this product are secured PDF’s, meaning you can print them but not copy or edit the text. The paperless digital student packets will be accessed via a Google Drive™ link in a PDF file that students can type into but not change the essential content of. Editable versions are only included for the unit plans, quizzes, tests and some aspects of the activities for you to customize for your classroom. The PowerPoint lecture notes also have editable text. This is to protect the copyright and intellectual property of my own work, plus the work of many dedicated clip artists that are included in this product. If you have questions about this, please don’t hesitate to email me with them!
What Next Generation Science Standards are covered?
This entire curriculum was written to align with the NGSS High School Life Science standards.
If you aren’t sure how your state standards compare to the NGSS, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a PDF or link to your state standards for Biology and I will be happy to review them for you prior to you making a purchase!
Why should I use this product in my classroom?
Designing curriculum for an entire year that is engaging, activity-based, and standard-aligned can be exhausting. I’ve spent over 4 years creating this curriculum and over 400 hours this summer perfecting it for you. With this curriculum I had a 96% pass rate on the state standardized End-of-Course exam for Non-Honors students and a 100% pass rate for honors students. This was at a South Carolina Public School with over 50% of the students being below the poverty line. My average score on the EOC (all 200+ students combined that I taught over 2 years) was a 90%. I believe this success is due to multiple factors, but I attribute a lot of it to the packet curriculum I have designed, and the fact that all of my tests are cumulative. You can read more about my packet curriculum strategy (and why I don’t use interactive notebooks) by reading my blog post about it HERE.
What if I am not ready to make such a big purchase and want to test it out first?
I completely understand the investment this is for your classroom, as I too am a teacher and know every penny counts. I highly encourage you if you are considering this big purchase to buy an individual unit first to see if my style is desirable for you and your students. If you like it and decide to go ahead and purchase the full curriculum bundle, you can email me your Order ID at email@example.com and I can put in a refund request for you to TpT for the original unit you purchased (so you aren’t having to pay for it twice!) Have questions? I’d love to discuss with you further. Shoot me an email or a Q&A!
Teach Physical Science?
I have a full year curriculum for physical science too! Check it out here.
Looking for complementary resources?
My daily bell ringers, exam pack, and test review games are not
included in this bundle, but you can find them for the entire school year by clicking the links below.
• Biology Full Year Bell Ringers or Exit Slips
• Biology Full Year Vocabulary Review Game
• Biology Midterm and Final Exam Pack
What if I have a question?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to answer any questions you have!
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You may not...
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*Note: NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.