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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Please take a second to Pin this product if you think others will enjoy it! Overview: This interactive folding notes page is designed to teach students to differentiate between incomplete and complete metamorphosis. It also helps student compare
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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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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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Objectives: At the end of the activity the student will be able to: o Explain the relationship between ocean tides and the lunar cycle/moon phases. o Explain the relationship between ocean tides and the position of the moon, earth and
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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 Venn diagram interactive notes page is designed to teach students the different characteristics of the Earth, Moon and Sun. After students have been given information about the Earth, Moon and Sun by means of direct teach or student-lead
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Overview: This is an interactive activity that helps students understand that all living things have basic needs that must be met in order to survive. Students must distinguish the differences and similarities in animals and plant needs as well as
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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: This is a foldable designed to help students identify the planets within the Solar System as well as the Asteroid Belt and Kuiper Belt. As shown in the picture below, students identify the planets/belts under each tab of the foldable 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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Patterns of Change Interactive Diagrams Activity: Yearly, Monthly and Daily Cycles of Shadow Position, Shadow Length, Seasons, Sun’s Path Across Sky, Tides, and Moon Phases Developed by: Marianne Dobrovolny – www.science-lessons.org Suggested
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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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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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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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Description of Activity: In this activity, students are given a flow chart with blank boxes as well as a set of example cards (i.e. burning wood, charging a battery, and fusion.) Students must correctly place the cards in the correct box on their
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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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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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