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This close reading and lab demonstration works great with your volcanoes or carbon cycle units!Lake Nyos is a volcanic lake in Cameroon, Africa. An inactive volcano below the lake was slowly releasing carbon dioxide into the lake. As the lake
Subjects:
Reading, Biology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Laboratory, Simulations
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2
$4.00
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Help increase science literacy by using this close reading article on biotic and abiotic factors! Students will learn about how abotic factors in the environment affect biotic organisms. Examples in the reading include:- Temperature dependent sex
Subjects:
Reading, Biology, Environment
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$4.00
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This is a fun article to incorporate into your characteristics of life unit! This article reviews the 8 characteristics of life, but further explains the legal definition of death and how the criteria for death has changed over the years. Students
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Biology, General Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$4.00
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Help students visualize the structure of a cell membrane by using an analogy! In this 2 page worksheet, students will liken the cell membrane to a bread and butter sandwich. Worksheet includes pictures and 8 guiding questions. Included in your
Subjects:
General Science, Biology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Printables
$2.50
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Help increase science literacy by using this close reading assignment on bacteria! This article looks at bacteria and explains why bacteria can be helpful, not just harmful. The article discusses antibiotics and things students can do to avoid
Subjects:
Biology, Reading, Health
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Literature Circles, Printables
$3.50
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Help increase science literacy by using this close reading assignment on protein synthesis! This article is an overview of the processes of transcription and translation. It is not meant to go into the details of all the process and enzymes
Subjects:
Biology, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$4.00
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Help increase science literacy by using this close reading assignment on the cell membrane! From a young age, students learn that the nucleus is the control center of the cell. DNA is housed in the nucleus, and that genetic material determines our
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Biology, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Literature Circles, Printables
$4.00
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The Body Farm is a 2 acre facility at the University of Tennessee dedicated to learning about human decomposition rates. This article teaches students about the background of Dr. Bill Bass (body farm founder), what they do at the body farm, and
Subjects:
Forensics, Archaeology, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.50
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This bundle includes a variety of science nonfiction articles that you can use to increase literacy in your classroom. These articles were written for grades 7-11. Click on the individual product links above to preview. Any additional articles added
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Centers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.8
$38.00
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How do companies like 23 and Me determine where our ancestors came from? How do we know where our earliest human ancestors lived? This close reading article explains to students how our DNA is a written document for the past, and can be used to
Subjects:
General Science, Biology, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$4.00
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The case of the "planted evidence" is a nonfiction article that tells of a homicide that occurred in Phoenix, AZ in 1992. This is the first court case in history that used plant DNA (from a palo verde tree) to convict a suspect of murder. Prior to
Subjects:
Forensics, Biology, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.50
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How do scientists know how much groundwater is stored in aquifers? Students will read an article about the GRACE satellites and learn how underground reservoirs affect gravitational pull. The GRACE satellites are used to track water depletion, ocean
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.50
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Help increase science literacy by using this close reading assignment on Botox! This article looks at where Botox comes from, what it is used for, and how it works. Two versions are included at different lexiles for differentiation. Following the
Subjects:
Biology, Reading, Health
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Literature Circles, Printables
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I have 14 years of experience teaching all grades from 6-12. The majority of my teaching experience has been in high school biology and earth science.

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I love using inquiry labs before teaching the lesson so students can discover scientific concepts on their own.

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Selected as Breyer Law Teacher of the Month ---- Cesar Chavez Teacher of the Year- 2018

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Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northern Arizona University. Highly qualified in biology, earth science, physical science, middle school science, and ELL endorsed.

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