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Time: 2 periods This lab/activity is by far the lab that my students would say is their absolute favorite. It incorporates their favorite motivator: food; with the concepts of genetic mutations and protein synthesis. It can even be extended into
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Interactive notebooks allow students to take their knowledge and organize it in their own way in a spiral or composition notebook. In this purchase you will receive 24 interactive notebook pages called "Brain Breaks." Students will enjoy these brain
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This is a packet to help students review the most-asked concepts on the New York State Living Environment Regents Exam. This was created using the the eight most recent exams because the same concepts tend to be used again and again on recent
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In this hands-on lab the students use their own hands to model the actions of enzymes at different temperatures. This is a great laboratory activity to introduce enzymes to students. The students use their own hands to represent enzymes that need
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Interactive notebooks allow students to take their knowledge and organize it in their own way in a spiral or composition notebook. In this purchase you will receive 17 interactive notebook pages called "Brain Breaks." Students will enjoy these brain
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Get your colored pencils ready! Use these worksheets to prove to your students that they DO know how to use the New York State Earth Science Reference Tables. Approximately 46% of the New York Regents Exam answers come directly from the Reference
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This is an activity that works great for review because the students love to get up out of their seats and walk around and interact with their classmates. Concepts reviewed in this set: active and passive transport, diffusion, osmosis, blood types,
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This is a multipage file that can be printed and posted on the wall to show the approximate evolution of life on Earth. The separate pages can be taped or glued together and then laminated. Dates are shown only in millions of years to make it easier
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This is an easy to create review game so students can review vocabulary terms. The page can be printed on card stock and cut out and placed into a baggie. This review game can be used over and over again. Note: the preview images are the same as
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Do you find that your students often know a biology concept but don't understand a crucial word used in the question? These non-science content words are known as jargon. The Jargon covered in this pack are the following words: Alter,
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In this activity students create a 12 sided ball that has 12 questions and 12 answers. The students come up with their own questions and answers and then assemble the ball. The students can then review with their friends by rolling the ball. The
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This is all of the notes for the Biotechnology Unit for Biology in New York State. It is aligned with the New York State Living Environment Core. Content Covered: Part 1: Old vs New (Selective Breeding vs Genetics Engineering) Part 2: DNA
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This is an easy to create review game so students can review vocabulary terms. The page can be printed on card stock and cut out and placed into a baggie. This review game can be used over and over again. Note: the preview images are the same as my
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This is all of the notes for the Ecology & Human Impact Unit for Biology in New York State. It is aligned with the New York State Living Environment Core. Content Covered: Part 1: Parts of an Ecosystem Part 2: Organism Interactions Part 3:
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This is a learning plan for student use at the beginning and end of the unit. It correlates with the New York State Living Environment Core and with my Unity and Diversity student handout notes and presentations. All statements are created by using
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This is all of the notes for the second unit for Biology in New York State. It is aligned with the New York State Living Environment Core. Content Covered: Part 1: Inquiry, Observations, Inferences Part 2: Designing an Experiment and
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Help your students learn about the connection between life choices and the risks of heart disease. Students will roll various 12-sided dice to represent these life choices. An 8-sided die represents genetic risks that also come into play. This
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This is a learning plan for student use at the beginning and end of the Biotechnology unit. It correlates with the New York State Living Environment Core and with my Biotechnology student handout notes and presentations. All statements are created
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This is all of the notes for the Modern Genetics Unit for Biology in New York State. It is aligned with the New York State Living Environment Core. Content Covered: Part 1: DNA Structure Part 2: Replication Part 3: Protein Synthesis Part 4:
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These presentations are in a Keynote (Mac) and Powerpoint (PC) format. They contain the answers to the "Cheat Sheet Review Packet for the NYS LE Exam" in an easy to use format to review with your students. Here is the link to the Cheat Sheet
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

20 Years in the Classroom

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I tend to mix hands on activities with online learning lessons and games.

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New York State Biology Teacher of the Year Master Teacher Fellow for New York State

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Certified to teach both Biology and Earth Science in New York State.

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I blog at ballinwithballing.blogspot.com

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