Nine sample scientists to use in the classroom as a scientist of the month. Dates, photos, and important contributions for each scientist are included. Examples of assignments from my classroom are also included in this document.
This resource provides a step-by-step activity that goes through the scientific method. It offers extra challenge activities for students that finish early, includes overview of different types of variables, as well as qualitative vs. quantitative
This presentation covers the basic ideas of human genetic inheritance patterns, including polygenic inheritance and sex-linked traits. It also discusses some of the genetic disorders that are most commonly heard of.
This assignment was created as an assessment for student understanding of the cell theory and cell organelles for both plant and animal cells. It can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom. Answer Key included.
This assignment is used as a quiz or homework assignment to go along with the PowerPoint notes titled "Photosynthesis and Cell Processes". It covers the main ideas of photosynthesis, cellular respiration, fermentation, and the cell cycle/mitosis.
Very thorough presentation on plants. Includes plant adaptations, classification, structures, reproduction, life stages, and tropisms. Photos are frequent in the presentation, as well as some embedded videos. Used in a 7th grade life science class
This is a list of words that share common prefixes and suffixes, put into a format to use on a word wall or bulletin board in a science classroom. This is great for helping students break apart large words into their simpler parts to understand
Eight sample scientists to use in the classroom as a scientist of the month. Dates, photos, and important contributions for each scientist are included. Examples of assignments from my classroom are also included in this document. Some assignments
Mixed question type assessment on genetics and heredity. Includes several questions about traits, inheritance, and mitosis/meiosis. Challenges students to create Punnett Squares. Answer key not included.
4 page assessment on DNA, RNA, and genetic mutations. Includes specific disorders linked with genetic mutations. Students also must be able to read a pedigree chart and chromosome karyotype. Answer key not included.
This presentation includes an introduction to the animal kingdom and body plans. The following phyla are covered in this presentation: sponges, cnidarians, worms, mollusks, echinoderms, arthropods, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
This presentation includes thorough notes on the following systems of the human body: skeletal, muscular, integumentary,digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory, immune, and nervous. Some pictures and videos are included. Used in a middle
This resource provides the instructions and requirements for an alternative energy poster. I use this as a culmination at the end of my alternative energy unit and count their poster/presentation as a quiz grade. An additional challenge to this
This project is used with my advanced 5th grade class, but could be adapted to a middle school life science classroom. This was a project I used at Open House time to show off as an alternative to the overdone science fair project. After teaching