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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This interactive folding notes page is designed to teach students the fundamental structure and function of the four main components of a plant: roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. The note portion under each tab is fill-in-the-blank. This foldable
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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 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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Please take a second to Pin this product if you think others will enjoy it! Please click the "Preview" button to see a mid-level foldable completed. Overview: This interactive folding notes page is designed to visually model for students that the
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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 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 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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Choose Your Corner is a formative assessment strategy that helps students distinguish attributes of certain categories, objects, topics, terms, etc. In this choose your corner, students are given a set of attributes that describe the Earth, Moon
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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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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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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 a reference handout of weather symbols and their meaning.
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Overview: In first grade (Texas), students are expected to be able to identify and compare the parts of plants. This Choose Your Corner formative assessment activity is designed to help students recognize and identify the basic parts of a plant
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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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