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This worksheet consists of a set of six guided instructions for drawing "incision" lines on simple diagrams of human anterior and posterior anatomical position. Students work through the instructions, gaining practice with a variety of anatomical
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Students create a cartoon that shows how a set point is maintained by negative feedback loops. Ideally, students use a familiar, non-biological example to clarify and simplify the scientific vocabulary and negative feedback process. The document
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This activity provides a simple introduction to the relationship between surface area and volume. It was intended for use before conducting an agar/phenolphthalein cell size lab, but may be used independently. Students begin by analyzing data, then
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This is a series of worksheets that students may complete as they learn about lipids. The worksheets provided simplified diagrams and explanations with interspersed questions intended to guide student thinking and enable students to develop a
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This is a series of worksheets that students may complete as they learn about carbohydrates. The worksheets provided simplified diagrams and explanations with interspersed questions intended to guide student thinking and enable students to develop a
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This worksheet includes large schematics of slow twitch and fast twitch muscle fibers. Students color-code the diagrams, organize structural characteristics into a table, define relevant terms, and then apply their knowledge to answer questions.
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Students color-code and review a schematic depicting the structural components of a general synapse. They then match sentences describing the steps of neurotransmission to a series of sequenced diagrams. Alternately, students may use the sequence
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This is a worksheet that helps students understand how the molecular structures of the three main components of cell membranes (i.e. phospholipids, cholesterol, and proteins) explains their respective functions. Students should understand that the
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This is a protein modeling activity (several suggested modeling options included) that focuses students on the details of the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structural levels. Students imagine that they have discovered a novel protein
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This is a tabular graphic organizer that is structured such that the stages of protein synthesis (e.g. transcription, RNA processing, etc.) are row headings and molecular categories (e.g. DNA, RNA, etc.) are column headings. Students are provided a
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This two-page worksheet guides students to apply their knowlege of basic biochemistry (e.g. structure and function of phospholipids, hydrophilic vs. hydrophobic properties, etc.) to gain a solid understanding of lipoproteins. The two main
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This is a series of worksheets that students may complete as they learn about chemical bonding. The worksheets provided simplified diagrams and explanations with interspersed questions intended to guide student thinking and enable students to
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This is a series of worksheets that students may complete as they learn about proteins. The worksheets provided simplified diagrams and explanations with interspersed questions intended to guide student thinking and enable students to develop a
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Term sets are a fun way to get students thinking critically and flexibly about scientific concepts while practicing scientific vocabulary. Each "set" consists of 5 terms from the content area, in this case: The Skeletal System. Students consider the
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Students color-code and review a schematic of the synapse in the presence of cocaine. They summarize in writing how cocaine interferes with the normal process of neurotransmission. Prior knowledge of neurotransmission is assumed. See the
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Students color-code a schematic diagram to learn the major structural components of the synapse. Matching schematics are used in the Neurotransmission Sequencing and Cocaine Mechanism worksheets in my store.
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This document includes a diagram of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) at rest and a diagram of the NMJ during contraction. Both diagrams include the arrangement and position of thick and thin filaments in the sarcomere, voltage-gated calcium
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Ratiocination is an editing tool best used toward the end of the writing process – after the student has expressed his or her content knowledge to the best of their ability. It is easiest to use a hard copy of writing (e.g. handwritten or printout
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Term sets are a fun way to get students thinking critically and flexibly about scientific concepts while practicing scientific vocabulary. Each "set" consists of 5 terms from the content area, in this case: The Muscular System. Students consider the
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Term sets are a fun way to get students thinking critically and flexibly about scientific concepts while practicing scientific vocabulary. Each "set" consists of 5 terms from the content area, in this case: Biochemistry. Students consider the terms
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16 years teaching Biology, AP Biology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology in Boston Public Schools.

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