Biology Buff

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By Biology Buff
After an in-depth district-wide training session on using NGSS/STEM in the classroom, I came up with this template that helps you to plan lessons and units utilizing all the main parts of the NGSS format. I have included an example for you to look
Subjects:
Professional Development, General Science, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Professional Documents, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
122 ratings
4.0
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By Biology Buff
This scavenger hunt can be used by any text since the questions are generic. There is a section near the bottom of the page where you can ask specific questions about the particular text by filling in the blanks for the students.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Library Skills, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.50
59 ratings
4.0
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By Biology Buff
This worksheet has the student draw in his own representation of how his own footprint would look. I would suggest showing them a few examples from the internet to show how differently artists have represented the ecological footprint. What is
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$2.00
47 ratings
4.0
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By Biology Buff
This worksheet brings the subject of cancer into the cell cycle discussion. It works well when discussing mitosis, the cell cycle and also cell specialization since cancer cells lose their specialization. I tried to simplify it a little for the
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
48 ratings
3.9
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By Biology Buff
The Next Generation Science Standards ask for students in elementary grades to understand the structure and function of animals and plants and be able to compare them. This worksheet compares the human and plant in such a way that the teacher can
Subjects:
Anatomy, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$1.50
60 ratings
3.9
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By Biology Buff
This easy little worksheet introduces students to their new science class. They have to interpret the definition, circle which science they are taking, draw a symbol of the science they are taking, write down some skills they will need, name a
Subjects:
Biology, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$1.25
29 ratings
4.0
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By Biology Buff
This article works within the constraints of Common Core and NGSS in that it has students read an article and then write answers to critical thinking based questions. The subject is one that would be in accordance with NGSS standards.
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Guided Reading Books
$2.00
41 ratings
3.9
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By Biology Buff
This paper dissection can be used as an alternative to a real dissection. Perhaps this is for the student who was absent during the dissection, for the students who don't want to do the dissection, or for the entire class when dissection is not a
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Anatomy
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Simulations
$2.50
64 ratings
3.9
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By Biology Buff
The NGSS standards require that students have a good understanding of where biomolecules come from and where they go in the human body once they have been digested. I wanted to make a worksheet that shows students where we can find the 4 types of
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
33 ratings
3.9
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By Biology Buff
I use this worksheet when I lecture or when I want students to do a research-based homework assignment. It can also be used for a group computer project. Students have to find out about the 5 categories of evidence for evolution, explain how they
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$1.50
41 ratings
4.0
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By Biology Buff
This worksheet has the student show his understanding of the various cells working in the immune system and the two processes associated with immune response: cellular and humoral immunity. Students can gain information to complete this worksheet
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Medicine
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$2.25
21 ratings
4.0
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By Biology Buff
This lesson is made to be a stand-alone lesson where students can answer all of the questions by looking at the diagram. I have included Lucy and "Ardi" who is the most recently found early human. Students look at the time-line, drawings, etc. to
Subjects:
Biology, Biology, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$1.50
28 ratings
4.0
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By Biology Buff
This worksheet has the students read an article that gives real world examples of gene mutations, like Sickle cell anemia, Huntington's disease, etc. I show the exact gene mutation and then have them answer questions. We have been told that
Subjects:
Biology, Biology, Forensics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$2.00
27 ratings
4.0
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By Biology Buff
I made this worksheet to give my students examples of the different types of symbiosis for our ecology unit. You can lecture and show them the pictures and explanations or have them fill this worksheet out as homework or as a class assignment using
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Homework
$1.50
30 ratings
3.9
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By Biology Buff
This is the new installment of my paper animal dissections. It can be used instead of real dissections to save an animal's life and to allow all students the access. My own biology students enjoy doing these paper dissections. It reinforces
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Laboratory, Cooperative Learning, Simulations
$2.50
54 ratings
4.0
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By Biology Buff
I used this notebook insert to explain these 4 cycles (water, carbon, oxygen and nitrogen). You can use this as a lecture aid, research study, etc. Have them use 4 different colors for the arrows and then cut it out and glue into their notebook.
Subjects:
Biology, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
$1.00
38 ratings
4.0
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By Biology Buff
I made this chart for my biology students as they were studying the hierarchy of the body. They had a hard time finding information on all of the tissues and were mixed up about how they were categorized. After they finished this sheet, they were
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.50
24 ratings
4.0
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By Biology Buff
I made this worksheet for students who are new to genetics and the punnett square. I think it would be easy enough for 6th and 7th graders to do and would be a good worksheet to give students who were absent on the day punnet square were discussed.
Subjects:
Biology, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$1.25
28 ratings
4.0
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By Biology Buff
This article meets the needs of science teachers required to adhere to common core standards. Students read the article and then answer questions that require critical thinking and looking over evidence in the article. It also adheres to the new
Subjects:
Biology, Environment
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Worksheets, Minilessons
$1.50
27 ratings
4.0
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By Biology Buff
This lab can be done in groups of 2, 3 or 4. It could also be done alone if need be. All that is needed are the lab papers. Students feels like forensic investigators as they look at the evidence from a crime scene like blood type, fingerprints,
Subjects:
Biology, General Science, Forensics
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
39 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a high school biology teacher for 34 years! In that time, I have used drawing as a tool to understand concepts. I have also enjoyed making coloring pages and using other coloring books for Biology and Anatomy. Students often say that they can't draw, but find that they begin to do better at it with practice. I have also taught Health and Anatomy and Physiology.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I do some lecture, lots of activities and labs and try to involve the students as much as possible in their learning. We use a cornell note type note format with lots of room for drawings and diagrams.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was lucky to be chosen to be a mentor teacher a few years ago. I loved mentoring new teachers, and still do.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BS in Biology and a Masters degree in Public Health. My teaching credential is a single subject in Biology.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a mother of three- two of whom are teachers. My kids always knew that it was the best job in the world. I loved that I could be home in time to be there for my two growing boys, and daughter while they played all of their sports and enjoyed all of their activities. I still think it is the best job in the world.

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