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By Science Lessons That Rock
In this engaging lab, students will classify objects as living, nonliving, dormant or dead. This is a great activity to do before teaching characteristics of life, and have students come up with a list on their own. You do not have to spend money on
Subjects:
General Science, Basic Principles, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Laboratory
$4.00
125
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By Science Lessons That Rock
Are you teaching evolution and how speciation occurs? Use this skittles lab to have your students model how species separate (in this case, through geographic and ecological isolation.) It's fun and almost no prep! Materials needed per group: Dixie
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Laboratory
$5.00
110
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By Science Lessons That Rock
This interactive activity is great for teaching food chains and trophic levels. In this activity, students will be playing the roles of a coyote, rabbit, or grass in an ecological community. They will learn why it is important to have the greatest
Subjects:
General Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
41
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By Science Lessons That Rock
In this experiment, students will use punnett squares to identify which members of a family are able to donate blood to each other. (Prior to this lab, students should understand how pedigrees are set up and how blood types are passed down from
Subjects:
General Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Google Apps, Fun Stuff, Laboratory
$5.00
119
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By Science Lessons That Rock
Need a great lab for the beginning of the school year to introduce the scientific method? In this lab students will measure their resting pulse and compare it to their pulse after different levels of physical activity. Included are 2 completely
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Health
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Laboratory
$4.00
35
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Candy engages any student! Use different types of candy to have students find similarities and make a cladogram. Candies used on this worksheet are Sour Patch Kids, Mike & Ike's, Skittles, and Gobstoppers. However, this worksheet is completely
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Laboratory
$3.00
125
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By Science Lessons That Rock
Students LOVE to build parachutes! In this activity students will build a parachute out of grocery bags. You can provide materials or let them bring in their own and set specific guidelines (lab worksheet is editable). After testing them out
Subjects:
Physical Science, Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Laboratory
$2.50
51
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By Science Lessons That Rock
Tired of doing the same ol' phase change lab where you melt ice and boil it on a hot plate? Sick of worrying about kids burning themselves on the hot plate? This lab is for you! It teaches students the opposite effect- taking water and turning it
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Laboratory
$3.00
36
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By Science Lessons That Rock
In this lab students will use alka seltzer to understand the law of conservation of mass. I use this lab before I teach the law so students can discover it on their own. This lab worksheet is fully editable. Materials needed: triple beam balances or
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Laboratory
$3.00
88
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By Science Lessons That Rock
Looking to do an owl pellet dissection? These lab worksheets will help your students with the process! Included are 3 versions:1. Virtual only- Students will do a virtual dissection on kidwings.com2. Middle school version- Students will learn about
Subjects:
General Science, Biology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$3.50
49
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By Science Lessons That Rock
In this lab students will build balloon rockets and discover the relationship between the size of the balloon and the distance traveled. They will relate this to Newton's 3rd law- action/reaction forces. In the second part of the lab they will
Subjects:
Physical Science, Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Laboratory
$3.50
34
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By Science Lessons That Rock
During this lab students will change three variables on the pendulum- length of string, angle of release, and mass of the bob. They will test and understand the relationship between the variable being tested and the period. Materials needed for each
Subjects:
Physical Science, Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Video Files, Laboratory
$4.00
24
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Students will learn about density by adding different liquids to a graduated cylinder and seeing how they separate into layers. You can use almost any liquid but pick things that are different colors or add food coloring so students can see the
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Laboratory
$2.25
40
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It can be difficult to find fun, hands on activities to use when teaching climate. Include ice cores in your climate and geologic time unit to increase engagement! Included in this lesson:1. A 25 slide PowerPoint lesson on glaciers and ice cores. It
Subjects:
Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Google Apps, Laboratory, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.50
20
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By Science Lessons That Rock
This is a great lab to begin with in your scientific method unit! Students will test whether or not the 5 second rule is really valid or not. Three versions of this lab are included:1. Teacher led (grades 6-8)- Students will be given the procedures
Subjects:
General Science, Basic Principles, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Laboratory
$3.50
43
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By Science Lessons That Rock
Have your students build their own Rube Goldberg contraption! This is a fun way to end the year or work on during standardized testing weeks. Students have to get a marble to go into a cup with at least 10 steps. The more creative and more complex,
Subjects:
General Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
8th, 9th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
113
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By Science Lessons That Rock
This is a fun and innovative way to teach students about ecology. In this inquiry lab, students will analyze animal skulls and draw conclusions about them based on observations. This is an excellent lab to do prior to teaching words such as
Subjects:
General Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Laboratory
$4.00
44
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By Science Lessons That Rock
Finished teaching logistic and exponential growth curves? Looking for a fun experiment that models population growth? This lab simulates the spread of an infectious disease through a population (your classroom). Students will have fun seeing if they
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Simulations, Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
41
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By Science Lessons That Rock
In this lab students will test the pH of different liquids using litmus paper and pH paper. Using the pH paper they will rank the liquids from strongest acid to strongest base. The liquids I used for this lab were: ammonia, apple juice, vinegar,
Subjects:
Chemistry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Laboratory
$2.50
35
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By Science Lessons That Rock
This bundle includes a lab worksheet and powerpoint presentation that teaches the law of conservation of mass. There are two parts to this lab. In the first part, students will pull apart a piece of steel wool and compare the mass before and after
Subjects:
Physical Science, Chemistry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Laboratory, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
21
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 11 years of experience teaching all grades from 6-12. I currently teach biology to sophomores, and college biology and sustainability to seniors.

MY TEACHING STYLE

All SMART notebook lessons are user friendly, have many graphics and easy to understand explanations for students, and fun videos and activities to deepen understanding. I love using inquiry labs before teaching the lesson so students can discover scientific concepts on their own.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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

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