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This game is meant to teach students the 4 kinds of macromolecules (nucleic acids, proteins, carbs and lipids) and their building blocks in a fun, visual way. It is designed to allow differentiation for basic level and more advanced students. My
Subjects:
Biology, Chemistry, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$4.00
5 ratings
3.6
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By The Dork Side
Help your students explore the concept of osmosis at home with this easy-to-do lab. All they need is eggs, vinegar, water, syrup and a couple containers. It's great fun and a terrific learning experience. And an answer key is included.
Subjects:
Anatomy, Basic Principles, Biology
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Laboratory
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Dork Side
Help students learn the heart's anatomy and blood flow by taking them step by step through drawing the heart. It's set up to be simple enough that anyone can do it and to allow students to work at their own pace.
Subjects:
Anatomy
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By The Dork Side
In this document I will explain and provide templates and examples for 10 of my favorite game-based activities to teach students vocabulary. The activities included are: flyswatter, square it up, taboo, bingo, who is next, around the world, memory,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By The Dork Side
I use this organizer when teaching my students the anatomy of the heart. It's an interactive notes sheet that they can use to record information about atria, ventricles, valves and vessels. Answer key is included.
Subjects:
Anatomy
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Dork Side
Use these 4 graphic organizers for your students to take notes about lipids, carbohydrates, proteins & nucleic acids. A PowerPoint to accompany the notes can be found at: http://hisrichbiomed.weebly.com/teaching-resources.html An answer key for
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By The Dork Side
Teach students about properties of matter, collecting and analyzing data, graphing and engineering structures, all using CANDY! Students will EAT these labs up. They can work well with ages K-6, with greater depth of concepts for higher grade
Subjects:
Measurement, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By The Dork Side
This file will provide you with all of the content you need to make a foldable over Basic Statistics (see final product and a video of how to assemble at: http://hisrichbiomed.weebly.com/foldables.html). The foldable includes the details of why we
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Statistics, Statistics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Dork Side
A great way to teach and review the internal and external anatomy of the heart using a popular game.
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Anatomy
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
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By The Dork Side
This is a modified game of war meant to teach students concepts of density. Instead of using traditional playing cards, the cards in the game have various substances with different densities. In each round, the student's goal is to sink her
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Dork Side
Free for a limited time! This fun pack includes 32 Bingo boards, 54 Taboo cards, a Who is Next? cooperative game and 36 Memory cards. You can use these four fun games again and again to review genetics material with students in a way that will
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$3.00
1 rating
3.9
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By The Dork Side
Learn how to create a professional Twitter account, how to follow the right people (and have them follow you back!), how to compose tweets, favorite tweets, retweet and reply to tweets. This is part 1 of a multi-part series that will take you
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Professional Development, Instructional Technology
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Teacher Manuals, PowerPoint Presentations, Professional Documents
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By The Dork Side
There are student handouts and explanations for how to do 11 different demonstrations and experiments involving eggs. They are great for learning how to collect data, make predictions & understand the properties of matter. And students will
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By The Dork Side
This is how to have students create folds in their journals to learn/reinforce the structure of DNA. This will actively involve the students in organizing the information as they describe the 4 different bases & also examine the components of
Subjects:
Biology, General Science, Forensics
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Dork Side
If you are teaching electrophoresis, the lab can work to either 1) substitute for a wet lab or 2) reinforce a wet lab. Instructions include how to prepare students, how to run the lab, a sample of the student's final product, analysis questions to
Subjects:
Biology, Biology, Forensics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
not yet rated
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By The Dork Side
Since many technical words have Latin or Greek origins, I find that teaching my students the roots that make up a word is tremendously helpful when it comes to them remembering words and breaking down future terms. For example, they learn that
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Word Walls, Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
FREE
6 ratings
4.0
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By The Dork Side
Learning how the periodic table is designed and how elements are grouped into families is critically important for understanding Chemistry. I designed this game to help students learn the different chemical families and the elements that make them
Subjects:
Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
FREE
5 ratings
4.0
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By The Dork Side
Use this interactive activity to help students review 10 human body systems, the role of each and the organs within each. It can be done to check their understanding of the systems and to provide them with a valuable study tool.
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Anatomy
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for more than 10 years and have taught Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, and PLTW Biomedical Science courses.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I LOVE teaching and think teaching and learning should be a blast for students and teachers and do everything I can to make it fun and ensure that my students become excellent communicators and scientists. I love inquiry and incorporating games and real-world connections whenever possible. I make my classroom a community and encourage collaboration between students, but I also incorporate some friendly competition.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

NASA Explorer School Grant (2004) Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant (2009)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended The Ohio State University for my B.S. in Environmental Policy. I then worked for an environmental non-profit for 2 years before joining Teach for America. I spent 2 years teaching in the Mississippi Delta and then completed a Masters of Arts in Teaching at Earlham College. I've spent the last 4 summers training at IUPUI for the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science courses that I teach.

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