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In this lab students will observe photosynthesis in action! Using disks of spinach leaves (created with a hole punch) students will provide carbon and light for the leaves and watch for the production of oxygen. A fun, hands on lab, appropriate
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Introduce cladograms with something that almost every student has, cell phones! Trace the evolution of cell phones with the 10 cell phone picture/information cards. Also included... 3 differentiated versions of the data table: - Completed data
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Included you will get PowerPoint (editable) and PDF versions of these classroom rules posters. Each poster includes a classroom rule with a hashtag. These are fun and colorful, sure to catch your students' attention! Clean up after yourself
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A scaffolded worksheet that you can do as a class, small group, or individually. Students practice analyzing cladograms, and culminate with creating their own. These cladograms are shown facing two different directions, which is great preparation
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Students complete a reading about Acid Rain and answer some questions about it. The last question includes US maps of the pH ratings of rain. Students need to analyze the maps (change over 20 years) and develop a hypothesis as to why they think
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A fun homeostasis lab with Homer! Can your students keep Homer alive for 5 minutes? This lab works well when discussing the characteristics of life, or studying homeostasis in more detail. Homeostasis is traditionally a tricky concept to teach.
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Students use this internet WebQuest to discover information about mitosis. It's a good review tool to use for this topic. I would appreciate if you would leave feedback for this item. Thank you! Follow my store to get updates on new items as they
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Students simulate the steps of transcription and translation with this foldable. They first complete the complementary strand of DNA, then transcribe the mRNA, and lastly identify the amino acids during translation. This is a nice hands on
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Get your students out of their seats! This walk-about/stations lab gets students moving and learning about microscopes. This includes 12 stations (two require the use of a computer). Students become familiar with using a compound light microscope
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If you watch Becoming Human (movie is 3 hours long) during class this is an excellent addition for your students to complete. Questions are in sequential order as they are presented in the movie. An answer key is included. I would appreciate if
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This worksheet connects the concepts of the organic molecules (biomolecules): carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. It's a good visual to use for students. It makes a great review or exit slip/ticket - but could also be used as a
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Cell Phone Cladograms: Introduce cladograms with something that almost every student has, cell phones! Trace the evolution of cell phones with the 10 cell phone picture/information cards. Also included... 3 differentiated versions of the data
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Students will use this manipulative to match up information and picture that correlates with the phases of meiosis. Each phase contains a 'name card', 'information card', and 'picture card'. Give these to students (mixed up) and ask them to sort
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Make practicing Punnett Squares Fun! These worksheets practice identifying homozygous and heterozygous genotypes, determining genotype and phenotype, and practicing basic monohybrid crosses. You will be provided with the worksheets and answer
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Complete Chi-Square Analysis problems with something kids love! M&Ms! This will walk your students through step-by-step to complete a Chi-Square test using Milk Chocolate M&Ms. They will complete individual data as well as class data.
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This is a nutrition lab that looks at the amount of calories consumed during one Thanksgiving Day meal. Students also need to calculate how much exercise they will need to completed in order to 'burn off' the excess calories. I would appreciate if
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Students will practice Incomplete Dominance with Plastic/Easter Eggs! This fun, hands on activity has students analyzing what the parent genotype & phenotypes are (using a provided color-code chart). They then have to predict the outcome of
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Students will create a foldable that includes interphase, prophase I, metaphase I, anaphase I, telophase I and cytokinesis, prophase II, metaphase II, anaphase II, and telophase II and cytokinesis. Students will cut out pictures of the phases of
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Students match the cards for the four major classifications of biomolecules. They will identify Biomolecule, Example, Function, Monomer, & a Picture for each of the following; carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, & nucleic acids. Cards are fun
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Many students are exposed to testing the pH of solutions by using litmus and pH test strips. This takes it one step further - using a natural indicator - red cabbage! After testing many common substances students also use a straw to blow into a
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Forensics teacher since 2006. I teach at Perkins High School in Sandusky, Ohio. Perkins High School is an Apple 1 to 1 school and STEM school located in Northwest Ohio.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2016 Student Group won 2nd Place in the NOAA Marine Debris PSA Contest. 2017 Student Groups won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in the NOAA Marine Debris PSA Contest. 2018 Student Groups won 1st and 2nd Place in the NOAA Marine Debris PSA Contest. August 2018 WeTeach App: Teacher of the Month

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Biology - Heidelberg College, 2006 B.S. AYA Education (Life Science) - Heidelberg College, 2006 M.Ed Classroom Technology - Bowling Green State University, 2013 M.S. Biology - Clemson University, in progress

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I have an amazing husband and two boys. I coached girls soccer for 10 years, and am also the National Honor Society Advisor and BioClub Advisor.

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