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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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There is never enough time to lecture on all the types of bacterial diseases so here is a fun way to learn about a lot of them! Assign (or have the kids choose) a bacterial disease to each student. They do their own research and created a Most
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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
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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
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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
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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
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We all want to add more reading, writing, and rigor in our Science Classrooms, right?? Well--this product makes it easy!! I assign science related current events to my students and in the past they've just been told to find an article and
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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Crash Course Biology is a FANTASTIC video series on Youtube. Each video is approx. 10-15 min long and does a perfect job of explaining biology concepts with great graphics, accurate information, and the best part is it is ENGAGING and the students
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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
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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
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching since 1998. Currently I am teaching Honors and Medical Biology, but have taught many of the science subjects.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I tend to begin 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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