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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Concept Taught: Law of Conservation of Energy and transformation of energy Purpose: The Law of Conservation of Energy tells us that energy cannot be created or destroyed only transformed. This activity is designed to help student develop a deeper
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Animal Adaptation Brainium is a guessing game (modeled after "Cranium") in which students must act-out, draw, and sculpt animals as well as identify and explain certain beneficial structures or functions of the animal group they are guessing. This
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Concept Taught: Types of Energy Purpose: This activity is designed to help student form a deeper understanding of the different types of energy. In this activity, I have included the following types of energy: light/solar, thermal (heat),
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This particular connection card activity (see strategy explanation below) requires students to make connections between various body systems. It requires students understand the interrelatedness of human body systems. Students must analyze the
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This hands-on manipulative requires students recognize and identify the components and process that drive the water cycle. Students must be able to identify the various processes and define them. This game help students conceptually understand how
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This activity is designed to help students recognize, identify, and define geological features and processes related to plate tectonics. In this interactive manipulative, students have a set of cards containing those key geologic features,
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Summary: This activity is designed help students understand how different organisms use their external body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp, protect themselves, move, and obtain food. According to the National Academy of Sciences’ Next
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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 hands-on manipulative requires students recognize and identify the various carbon sinks and process that drive the carbon cycle. Students must be able to identify each of the five major carbon sinks and then identify the processes that move
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This hands-on manipulative requires students recognize and identify the components of photosynthesis. Students must be able to identify the reactant and products of the chemical process as well as explain where reactants and products are coming
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Overview: The Rock Cycle Game is an interactive way to learn the rock cycle and the processes that drive it. Students are given a game board, a set of cards and sentence stems and they must correctly play the cards in the correct boxes on their
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This card sort manipulative allows students to build an understanding of interactions within body systems. It is a great formative assessment piece as well. Students are using cooperative learning to sort through information and build a deeper
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This match game exposes students to a wide range of traits in plants and animals and requires them to distinguish whether they are inherited or acquired. Understanding the difference between inherited and acquired (learned) traits is a fundamental
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Objectives: o Students will construct a 2-d model depicting spring and neap tides during a lunar cycle. o Students will differentiate between spring and neap tides. o Students will relate the position of the moon and sun to ocean tides. o Students
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This is a manipulative activity designed to help students understand the role of internal negative feedback mechanisms in the maintenance of homeostasis. Almost all homeostatic control mechanisms are negative feedback mechanisms. These mechanisms
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Overview: In this activity, students are expected recognize, identify, and classify organisms into the correct kingdom. This activity is based off of the 6 Kingdom classification system including: animalia, plantae, protista, fungi, bacteria, and
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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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This match game is designed to help student recognize and identify weather symbols. This is a basic skill student must have before they can complete more advanced tasks related to weather patters such as reading and analyzing weather maps or
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This hands-on manipulative is designed to help student learn the position of the planets in the solar system as well as what they look like. Students must also distinguish between the four Gas Giant plants and the four Terrestrial planets. This
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Overview: This States of Matter Interactive Diagram Game is an interactive, learner-centered way to learn the states of matter and what causes matter to cycle through the states. Students are given a game board, and a set of cards, and they must
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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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