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Middle school students CAN master abstract photosynthesis and cellular respiration equations with these graphic notes. Through a combination of visuals and fill in the blank boxes, this graphic organizer helps kids make connections between the big
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes
$2.00
159 ratings
4.0
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By Active Brain Science
With this foldable and interactive notebook activity, it's easy to include both input (the foldable notes) and output where students process and display their learning in a circle map. The foldable is a great way to organize information about the
Subjects:
Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$1.50
27 ratings
3.9
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By Active Brain Science
Enhance your frog dissection with this anatomy comparison activity. Students will love learning more about the frogs before and after the dissection. In this lesson, students think critically as they combine observations from the dissection with
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$2.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Active Brain Science
Not your average bird beak lab! Students will start with a hands on activity to collect data, then USE that data to predict the future of two island populations in 500 years after mutations arise. Middle school students often have a hard time
Subjects:
Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Laboratory
$3.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Active Brain Science
Would you want to know if you have a genetic disease? With this genetic testing article response, students will consider the pros and cons and defend their decision with evidence from the text. Even if your curriculum is packed, you can find time to
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
8 ratings
3.9
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By Active Brain Science
Give your students a powerful tool for unlocking the content with these evolution word wall cards. With this set, you get 15 full-page cards with the word in large font, a high quality image, and a student-friendly definition. Also included is a
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Word Walls, Posters
$3.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Active Brain Science
Assess your frog dissection in a meaningful way with this fun and engaging project. With a combination of writing and scientific drawing, creating this booklet will help students process their feelings about the dissection, solidify what they
Subjects:
Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Rubrics
$2.00
15 ratings
3.9
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By Active Brain Science
Make your vocabulary lesson fun and engaging with this evolution mix and match game! This set includes a word card, a definition card, and an example card with a picture for eleven vocabulary words. As students move around the room to find the group
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Games
$2.00
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.56 MB)
By Active Brain Science
Your students will master key unit vocabulary with these heredity word wall cards! Each vocabulary word is on a full-page card with a definition and a high quality image and on a second half page card without the definition. Choose which works best
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Word Walls
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.95 MB)
By Active Brain Science
Practice authentic science while learning about the theory of evolution with this bundle! These unique activities will engage your students with 9+ days of exciting lessons that cover adaptations, natural selection, mutations that create new traits,
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$15.00
$10.00
6 ratings
3.4
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By Active Brain Science
Your students will master key unit vocabulary with these ecology word wall cards! Each of these 17 vocabulary words comes in two formats: 1) a full-page card with the word, a definition and a high quality image and 2) a half page card with the word
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Word Walls
$3.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Active Brain Science
Make the “big picture” of the digestive system clear with this interactive note set. Whether you use the interactive notebook or the stand-alone version, these digestive system notes use clear graphics, foldable flaps, and careful organization to
Subjects:
Biology, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
$1.50
2 ratings
3.8
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By Active Brain Science
Go beyond memorizing to unlock the big ideas of heredity with these unique notes. Through a combination of visuals and blanks to fill in the content, this product will help kids make connections between how traits get passed down and the details of
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.27 MB)
By Active Brain Science
Your students will master key unit vocabulary with these digestive system word wall cards. Each vocabulary word is on a full-page card with a definition and a high quality image and on a second half page card without the definition. Choose which
Subjects:
Biology, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Word Walls
$3.00
3 ratings
3.9
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By Active Brain Science
Give your students the tools they need to master key science vocabulary right from the start! Each of these 13 vocabulary words comes in two formats: 1) a full-page card with the word, a definition and high quality images and 2) a half page card
Subjects:
Biology, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Word Walls
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (1.31 MB)
By Active Brain Science
Vocabulary is fun and engaging with this heredity mix and match game! This set includes a word card, a definition card, and an example card with a picture for nine vocabulary words. As students move around the room to find the group of three for
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
FREE
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.64 MB)
By Active Brain Science
Have fun and build classroom culture while reviewing the evidence for evolution with this “Place your bets” activity. First, students will answer true/false questions about the four main types of evidence for evolution (fossil record, DNA, vestigial
Subjects:
Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
5 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.28 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I love teaching science! There are so many opportunities for critical thinking and exciting applications to the real world. Life science is my specialty, and my favorite part is helping students understand what science really is and how it works. I teach 7th graders in Oregon during the year, then head down in the summer to an English immersion school for Spanish speakers in Honduras, where I train and mentor new volunteer teachers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Active lessons get students interacting with science so they can own it! Hands-on activities, interactive notebooks, direct vocabulary instruction, and solving real world scientific mysteries allows students to develop connections between big ideas, leading to longer-term learning. In addition, I include plenty of activities that integrate content while building students' understanding of the true nature of science. To trust science, you have to understand how it works. It's my job to teach that and I take it seriously!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MS in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon University, Oregon Teaching License in Upper Elementary and Middle School Science, BS in Environmental Science and minor in Biology from University of Oregon

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Before becoming a classroom teacher, I taught science on the coast and in the forest at Outdoor School. I also taught middle school science for a year in Honduras (one of the hardest but most rewarding years of my life) and lead wilderness adventure trips for teenagers. Now I'm thrilled to get to spend a whole year with my students as we embark on an adventure of science learning every fall.

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