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By Espinosa Science
This activity is a great opener in a life science or biology classroom. I use it at the beginning of the year as we discuss what biology is and what it means to be alive. This activity would also be a great first day of school activity as it gets
Subjects:
Biology, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By Espinosa Science
A simple activity to increase interest in the science classroom! Students read the concepts on the handout and must decide if they believe it is true or a myth. Concepts include, "5 Second Rule", "Blind as a Bat", "Dogs mouths are cleaner than
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
$3.00
11
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By Espinosa Science
This is one of the favorite activities all year! Simulate natural selection and evolution by having your kids become birds with different beaks. Part 1, is a hands-on lab with write up. Part 2 is Battle of the Bird Beaks, a whole class
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Laboratory, Simulations
$3.00
5
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By Espinosa Science
This is an exciting, literally hands-on learning experience. Demostrate how infectious disease can quickly spread through a population. Goes along well with a unit on bacteria, immune system, disease, or health.
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Simulations
$3.50
5
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By Espinosa Science
This is a 2 page document I use at the beginning of the year (or semester) with my new student TAs. I have them review and sign it so there are no surprises as to what is expected of them each day. Feel free to edit the document to suit your
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Laboratory, Classroom Forms
$2.50
6
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By Espinosa Science
Great, simple activity to show the process of diffusion and osmosis with carrots. For those of you who have done the egg lab...this is a much cleaner, easier, cheaper lab and it demonstrates the same concepts.
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Chemistry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$2.00
4
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By Espinosa Science
The Language of Science--give students a list of greek and latin roots related to science to study. Then students must use their knowledge of roots to figure out definitions of science terms on a quiz. Good activity for the beginning of the year!
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Flash Cards
$2.50
4
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By Espinosa Science
A COMPLETE unit on basic cell structure and function! This product includes and 80 slide powerpoint covering macromolecules, enzymes, cell theory, basic cell structure, types of cells, organelles, and more! There are notes, links to short video
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$12.00
4
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By Espinosa Science
Did you know that water doesn't conduct electricity? Or that bananas don't grow on trees? or that sharks do indeed get cancer?? There are so many myths and misconceptions out there that our students (and ourselves!) don't even realize! This
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Chemistry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
2
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By Espinosa Science
Need a fun and sure-fire way to get your students pumped up for the first semester final in high school biology?? Try the Amazing Biology Race combines the elements of the television show, The Amazing Race, with the content from the first semester
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Simulations
$6.00
1
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By Espinosa Science
Who doesn't like to watch Mythbusters?? Mythbusters is an exciting, engaging show and is perfect for demonstrating the Scientific Method! Use this as an intro the scientific method or as a culminating activity. I also use it as a make-up lab for
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
2
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By Espinosa Science
We've all seen cell models out of Styrofoam...boring! What about an edible cell model?? Kids absolutely love this activity! This product includes the handout you would pass out to your kids with all of the instructions/requirements. It also
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Homework
$2.99
2
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By Espinosa Science
A fun, hands-on activity to add to your ecology unit! Could be used as a project outside of class or do it in groups and have the students bring supplies to class and build together. Students use their knowledge of ecosystems and closed systems to
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
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By Espinosa Science
DNA is such an abstract mystery to so many students! Did you know that you can quickly and easily extract real DNA from tissues so your students can actually see it and even touch DNA? All you need is a strawberry and simple kitchen supplies.
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Forensics
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$2.00
1
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By Espinosa Science
Need a fun and sure-fire way to get your students pumped up for the semester final in high school biology?? Try the Amazing Biology Race combines the elements of the television show, The Amazing Race, with the content from 9th grade biology. It's a
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
1
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By Espinosa Science
Complete Cell transport unit! This product includes a full powerpoint presentation with 20 slides. Slides include graphics and text on homeostasis, passive transport, diffusion, osmosis, and active transport. There are also links to video clips
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans
$6.00
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By Espinosa Science
I love the Crash Course Youtube videos! They are short, informative, great graphics/animations, witty, and funny! But still, any video can be dangerous in the classroom as the kids zone out:) So over the years I created short fill-in sheets to
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Movie Guides
$0.50
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By Espinosa Science
In science, one of our main goals is to teach them how to read and analyze graphs. I've created these graph analysis activities based on the IVFconcept from Language Arts. Identify, Verb, Finish your thought. This product includes the graph I use
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
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1
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By Espinosa Science
I was looking for something to use with my high school students to have them take a detailed look at their quarter grades, analyze where they are, and how to move forward. Most of what I found online was geared to elementary or more of a homework
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Classroom Forms
FREE
1
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By Espinosa Science
A case study of the 2015 outbreak of the measles at Disneyland in southern California. Students read text and charts/graphs (all info is from the CDC) and respond to questions as they go. They finish the case study by looking at data on diseases
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My name is Tracy and I've been teaching since 1998. Currently I am a high school science teacher, teaching Honors Biology, Medical Biology, and Medical Chemistry. Over the years I have taught 8th grade science, biology, chemistry, forensics, and earth science.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I tend to begin with some sort of 'engage' or 'phenomena' and then follow with direct instruction (with a 10-12 min max on notes), then break up the instruction with mini-activities (pair-share, writing, some sort of interactive notebook activity). Then I use labs and other activities, usually one major activity per block.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction

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