This is a set of vocabulary for my unit on cell structure and function of organelles. I also include the difference between a prokaryote and eukaryote in this unit. The vocabulary is a 'cut and paste' matching. I use interactive notebooks in class
This is a general comic strip assignment that includes a rubric I created. I use this several times during the school year instead of an end of unit test. Students really enjoy getting to stretch their creative legs. I am always amazed by what they
This project is used at the end of both the photosynthesis and cellular respiration units instead of a multiple choice test. It gives students a chance to show their creativity and use it to their advantage. Let them have fun with it.
Vocabulary included in my unit on evolution. Includes definitions of: Charles Darwin, innate behavior, artificial selection, natural selection, learned behavior, fitness, geographic isolation, reproductive isolation, competition, species concept,
This product is a vocabulary builder I use in my DNA unit. It is a fun way to 'play' with Biology vocabulary and incorporates a bit of competition. Even the students who don't like to participate in class LOVE this activity. It has 20 terms related
I use this every year during photosynthesis as a way to show the movement of molecules through the chloroplast and where the sun's energy actually ends up. I use this as notes and on the test. Answer key coming soon.
These are the traits to be used for the assignment called adept adaptation. I have students roll a dice for each trait and then they record them on their paper. No two will ever be alike and there are some strange combinations that can occur.
This is used as a culminating project at the end of our evolution unit. Students are asked to create a unique organism that is best suited to its environment and can therefore, survive and pass on its genes (the basis behind evolution). Use the
I use this at the beginning of the year to create groups for students. I time students as they fill this in and then they put this into the front of their interactive notebooks. Then, throughout the year, to make grouping super easy, call out
This is a quick reference of root words in Biology. I have students add this to their interactive notebooks to be used for vocabulary throughout the year. This list is not comprehensive, these are the words we use most often.
Through course tasks are part of the 3-D model for NGSS assessment. I developed this TCT for use at the end of the unit on cellular respiration. Students gather data during the first 2-3 days, then write the TCT on day 3-4. A rubric is included.
Using standards based grading required "target" practice, with the targets essentially being the standard or content. If a student did not master the learning target, they were assigned one or more of these as target practice. The target practice