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Life Science Curriculum (NGSS Aligned)

Life Science Curriculum (NGSS Aligned)
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SAVE 40% by purchasing ALL my Life Science Teaching Materials!

Important Notes
• This is a GROWING Bundle. Labs will start to be added to this bundle Summer 2017.
• The price of this bundle will increase as additional materials are added.
• This product includes FREE downloads of ALL future Life Science products.
• You can purchase only the Life Science labs (at the same discount) HERE.
Download the preview for a list of products, topics covered and NGSS alignment.

About this Product
This bundle includes Life Science teaching materials differentiated for grades 3-5 & 6-8:
• Editable PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes and Exams
• Interactive Notebook Lessons (Input Notes, INB Activities, Quizzes & Reflection Exercises)
• Task Cards Tiered to Bloom's Taxonomy
• SNAPs Lab Stations Activities (coming 2017-2018 - first to be added)
• Warmups, Homework, Vocabulary Builders & Review Materials (coming 2017-2018)
• Suggested Syllabus and Lesson Planning Guide (coming 2017-2018)

About the Differentiation
Topics are differentiated for upper elementary, intermediate and advanced students. This bundle is MOST appropriate for middle school grades, but works great for upper elementary and lower high school grades as well. A color-shape code system will help you differentiate these concepts for your students' needs and abilities.

Next Generation Science Stanards
This product satisfies Life Science Next Generation Science Standards for Grades 3-5 and Middle School. The content in these products exceeds NGSS in order to satisfy state standards, to provide background information to NGSS and to enrich or enhance NGSS. Reference files are included with this download to help you correlate activities to NGSS.


The PPs in this bundle are designed to help you deliver, discuss and assess physical science content. There are three teaching tools included with each PowerPoint product in this bundle:
• PowerPoint Presentation (differentiated and editable slides)
• Scaffolded Notes (differentiated, editable and modified/completed notes included)
• Summative Examination (differentiated, editable and answer key included)

The following PowerPoints, Notes & Exams are included in this bundle:
Animal Adaptations PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Cells PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Cell Division PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Classification PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Ecology PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Evolution and Natural Selection PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Five Senses and Sensory Processing PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Heredity and Genetics PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Homeostasis and Disease PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Human Body Systems Overview PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Human Body Anatomy and Function PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Human Impact PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Immunity PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Life Cycles PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Metabolism and Nutrition PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Microscopes PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Plants PowerPoint, Notes & Exam
Reproduction and Development PowerPoint, Notes & Exam

Note: The PowerPoints are .pptx files. The notes and exams are .docx files. The fonts are safe for use with Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Word and come with most Microsoft Office versions.

My interactive notebook lessons are organized into units. Each unit is composed of interactive notebook chapters. Each chapter includes:
• An overview with photos of the completed INB activity
• One page of input notes (differentiated when necessary)
• At least one INB activity (key included)
• A 4-5 question mini assessment (key included)
• A 2-part reflection exercise (generic & self-assessment reflection prompts included)
• BONUS! Editable copies of all input notes included as separate .docx files for FREE!

This bundle includes the following Interactive Notebook Units:
Animal Adaptations INB Unit
Cells INB Unit
Cell Division INB Unit
Classification of Living Things INB Unit
Ecology INB Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection INB Unit
The Five Senses and Sensory Processing INB Unit
Heredity and Genetics INB Unit
Homeostasis, Immunity and Disease INB Unit
Human Body INB Unit
Human Impact INB Unit
Life Cycle INB Unit
Metabolism and Nutrition INB Unit
Microscopes INB Unit
Plants INB Unit
Reproduction and Development INB Unit

The task card questions are differentiated (with a color and shape code) and tiered with a "signal strength" code so to probe lower, mid and higher order thinking. Questions are tiered according to the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Answer sheets (differentiated) and key included for each task card set.

The following task card sets are included in this bundle:
Animal Adaptations Task Cards (72 Task Cards)
Cell Division Task Cards (56 Task Cards)
Cells Task Cards (52 Task Cards)
Classification Task Cards (44 Task Cards)
Ecology Task Cards (110 Task Cards)
Evolution and Natural Selection Task Cards (68 Task Cards)
Five Senses Task Cards (48 Task Cards)
Heredity and Genetics Task Cards (84 Task Cards)
Homeostasis, Immunity and Disease Task Cards (78 Task Cards)
Human Body Task Cards (108 Task Cards)
Human Impact Task Cards (66 task cards)
Life Cycle Task Cards (36 Task Cards)
Metabolism and Nutrition Task Cards (32 Task Cards)
Microscopes Task Cards (36 Task Cards)
Plants Task Cards (100 Task Cards)
Reproduction and Development Task Cards (68 Task Cards)

SNAPs Lab Stations Activities require students to use science, math, literacy, problem-solving and engineering skills. They combine the three dimensions of science learning - science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts - in order to meet the Next Generation Science Standards. The labs also make interdisciplinary connections to STEM, Math CCSS and ELA CCSS to build the appropriate skills.

The following SNAPs labs will be included in this bundle:
• Animal Body Parts Lab Stations Activity
• Animal Adaptations Lab Stations Activity
• Animal Environmental Adaptations Lab Stations Activity
• Biomimicry Lab Stations Activity

• Unicellular vs. Multicellular Lab Stations Activity
• Cell Organelles Lab Stations Activity
• Plant vs. Animal Cells Lab Stations Activity
• Prokaryotes vs. Eukaryotes Lab Stations Activity
• Cell Receptors & Communication Lab Stations Activity
• Cell Transport Lab Stations Activity

• Mitosis Lab Stations Activity
• Meiosis Lab Stations Activity

• 3 Domains Lab Stations Activity
• Eukaryotes Lab Stations Activity
• Animal Phyla Lab Stations Activity
• Characteristics of Living Things Lab Stations Activity
• Dichotomous Keys Lab Stations Activity

• Energy Transfer & Food Chains Lab Stations Activity
• Feeding Relationships & Food Chains Lab Stations Activity
• Food Webs Lab Stations Activity
• Energy Pyramids Lab Stations Activity
• Symbiotic Relationships Lab Stations Activity
• Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Cycling Lab Stations Activity
• Carbon Cycle Lab Stations Activity
• Animal Needs & Carrying Capacity Lab Stations Activity
• Fossils & Environmental Change Lab Stations Activity
• Biodiversity & Environmental Change Lab Stations Activity
• Ecosystem Dynamics Lab Stations Activity
• Ecological Succession Lab Stations Activity
• Protecting Biodiversity Lab Stations Activity

• Natural Selection Lab Stations Activity
• Fossil Record & Evolution Lab Stations Activity
• Comparative Embryology Lab Stations Activity
• Comparative Anatomy Lab Stations Activity
• Frequency of Traits Lab Stations Activity
• Phylogenetic Trees Lab Stations Activity
• Artificial Selection Lab Stations Activity

• Five Senses Lab Stations Activity
• Processing Visual Information Lab Stations Activity
• Processing Sensory Information Lab Stations Activity

• Inherited vs. Learned Traits Lab Stations Activity
• Environmental Influence on Traits Lab Stations Activity
• Genetic Variation Lab Stations Activity
• Mendelian Genetics Lab Stations Activity
• Punnet Squares Lab Stations Activity
• Karyotyping & Human Heredity Lab Stations Activity
• DNA Replication Lab Stations Activity
• Protein Synthesis Lab Stations Activity
• Mutations Lab Stations Activity
• Pedigrees Lab Stations Activity
• Gel Electrophoresis Lab Stations Activity

• Feedback Mechanisms Lab Stations Activity
• Antibiotics and Resistance Lab Stations Activity
• Disease Lab Stations Activity

• Levels of Organization Lab Stations Activity
• Human Body Systems Lab Stations Activity
• Nervous System Lab Stations Activity
• Circulatory System & Circulation Lab Stations Activity
• Respiratory System & Gas Exchange Lab Stations Activity
• Digestive System & Digestion Lab Stations Activity
• Endocrine System & Hormones Lab Stations Activity
• Musculoskeletal System & Locomotion Lab Stations Activity
• Excretory System & Excretion Lab Stations Activity
• Integumentary System (Skin) Lab Stations Activity
• Cellular Respiration Lab Stations Activity

Human Activities & Negative Impact Lab Stations Activity
Air Pollution Lab Stations Activity
Water Pollution Lab Stations Activity
Land Pollution Lab Stations Activity
Ozone Depletion Lab Stations Activity
Global Warming Lab Stations Activity
• Acid Rain Lab Stations Activity
Invasive Species Lab Stations Activity
Human Population Growth Lab Stations Activity
• Conservation & Sustainability Lab Stations Activity
• Solving Environmental Problems Lab Stations Activity

• Animal Life Cycles Lab Stations Activity
• Metamorphosis Lab Stations Activity

• Light Microscopes Lab Stations Activity
• Viewing a Specimen Lab Stations Activity
• Microscopic Measurement Lab Stations Activity

• Plant Parts Lab Stations Activity
• Types of Plants Lab Stations Activity
• Flower Anatomy Lab Stations Activity
• Flowering Plant Life Cycle Lab Stations Activity
• Plant Needs Lab Stations Activity
• Photosynthesis Lab Stations Activity

• Recombination & Genetic Diversity Lab Stations Activity
• Asexual vs Sexual Reproduction Lab Stations Activity
• Reproductive Success Lab Stations Activity
• Human Reproductive Systems Lab Stations Activity
• Human Development Lab Stations Activity
• Menstrual Cycle Lab Stations Activity

Note: This list of labs is subject to change. Labs may be added, combined or separated to improve the quality and effectiveness of lab activities. Labs will be added Summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 academic year.


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Important Considerations:
• Download a FREE PowerPoint to learn more about my PP, Notes & Exams
• Download a FREE Interactive Notebook Unit to learn more about my INB products
• Download a FREE Task Card Set to learn more about my task card products
• Download a FREE SNAPs Lab to learn more about my lab station activities

I offer various purchasing options to meet your needs while saving you money. If you are looking to purchase specific types of teaching materials, I offer INB Bundles, PowerPoint Bundles, Lab Bundles and Task Card Bundles separately. You can find my smaller bundles by browsing through my custom categories.
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