Marianne Dobrovolny
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Marianne Dobrovolny
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The ultimate job of a teacher is to facilitate understanding by means of critical thinking.
 
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In this activity, students are expected to recognize and identify components of a cell membrane as well as construct a membranes correctly using cutouts of the components. After identifying and building the cell membrane, students will be given a
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Overview: This activity includes both animal and plant cell foldables. These foldables are used to teach students the structure and functions of plant and animal cell organelles. The students are required to identify and color the organelles on
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Overview: This is a foldable designed to help students identify the various types of microorganisms. As shown in the picture below, students identify the microbes and record important examples, ideas, definitions, and attributes about each. This
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DNA Structure Game Summary: The purpose of this activity is to help students recognize and identify the components and structure of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid). It also shows the antiparallel nature of the DNA. Students must also recognize the
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This is a fill-in-the-blank notes page that highlights the similarities and differences between prokaryoteic and eukaryotic cells. It also provides students with visual representations of each type of cell. A teacher key is included. This notes
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By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate how DNA is condensed (supercoiled) into structures called chromosomes by building a quick and simple chromosome model. This activity is great for teaching students about the levels of
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This notes page covers the structure of DNA, functions of DNA, discovery of DNA, general fact/information about DNA, and terminology including: chromosomes, gene, genome, protein, histones, nucleotide, nitrogen base, hydrogen bond, Watson, Crick,
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The “Cut-up Paragraph” strategy is a quick, highly effective learning tool. It develops long-term conceptual understanding of a topic by requiring students to read critically and interpret information rather than simply skimming through textual
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Objective: By completing this activity, students will identify and explain the various levels of organization of genetic material in a eukaryotic cell. Overview: This activity is an interactive diagram of the organization of genetic material in
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Summary: This activities is a hands-on inquiry based approach to helping students relate meiosis to Mendel’s laws of inheritance, hybrid crosses, and Punnett squares. It allows students to experience how meiosis is significant to sexual
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This activity is designed for students to review basic genetic vocabulary. It is formatted so that it fits into a science notebook or journal. It is includes the following vocabulary terms: allele, homozygous dominant, heterozygous, homozygous
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This fun, engaging game is designed to help students learn and remember key terms that describe and define characteristics in living things. This game is typically played after students have a basic understanding of the vocabulary. Just like in
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These are large, medium and small chromosome templates. The large to medium sized ones are designed to be printed on card stock, laminated, and a magnet clued on the back. The small ones can be printed for each individual student or pair of
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This is a well organized fill-in-the-blank notes page that thoroughly covers gene expression as a regulated process. Please see the preview document to know exactly what content it covers. I have created and included many images to help explain
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This notes page gives students a visual representation of what all those letters in the Punnett square actually means. This notes page shows the cells and chromosomes with the alleles labelled which helps them conceptually understand how we come up
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This interactive, hands-on graphic organizer helps students understand the difference in heterotrophic and autotrophic organisms. Students are given a set of cards with examples, definitions and characteristics of each type of organism. They must
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This is a critical thinking vocabulary activity designed to help students develop a deeper, more conceptual understanding of how gene expression and protein synthesis are regulated processes. This vocabulary strategy requires students to use
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This activity is designed to help student conceptually understand the term epigenetics and how epigenetics plays a role in gene expression and cell differentiation. This activity was originally designed to be an engage activity for a cell
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This graphic organizer helps students understand the different levels of regulation in gene expression. There is a blank graphic organizer for students to fill in as a notes page or as a formative assessment activity as well a completed graphic
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Please see my other products at www.science-lessons.org. This matrix is designed to helps students understand the differences in characteristics among the 6 kingdoms. It is a great formative assessment piece to see how much your students
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Trained K-12 science teachers at an Education Service Center in Texas

Presented to hundreds of teachers and administrators at the local, state and national level

Co-taught and guest lectured in education classes at Texas Tech University

Developed activities and curriculum for school districts, the Center for the Integration of Science Education and Research at Texas Tech, CSCOPE, and my personal classroom

Taught various levels of biology for 6 years

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, inquiry-based, student-centered, standards-based

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Rookie Science Teacher for the State of Texas

Gentry Lynn Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor Degree in Multidisciplinary Science from Texas Tech University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am passionate about developing lessons and activities that transform the traditional teacher-centered classroom into a student-centered environment filled with critical thinking and deeper understanding of content.

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