The Persnickety Pelican

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I use this activity as an introduction activity for our Fish Chapter in my high school Marine Biology Class. We are are one-semester general level science elective, with a mixture of students from all sorts of backgrounds. I like this activity
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Bragging Rights for you kid - that's the worksheet that every parent wants to fill out! This is a worksheet that I put together to give out on Back-to-School night. I teach high school, and so have over a hundred students a day. It makes it
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My high school students still struggle with keeping it straight. By now they do know the scientific method pretty well, and can set up their own experiments and analyze other experiments. But they do still confuse which variable is called
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Each day at the start of class my students are expected to answer a Bellwork question. Bellwork questions are open-ended questions and may ask about vocabulary words, major concepts, preview of what we are going to learn, review of homework/past
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I created this 4 page worksheet for my high school Biology students as an end-of-the-year review of basic genetic concepts for their state exams. I print this worksheet shrunk down, 2 pages to a page, and front & back - so all 4 pages are
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This is a lab worksheet activity that guides students through setting up and doing a lab with red wiggler worms. There are research questions for students to use to learn about the worms before starting the activity. The worksheet guided
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Teacher Notes: This is an introduction activity I used in my High School Marine Biology Class. Students focus on animal adaptations and create a fictional animal that will adapt to the mystery biome characteristics. Students work in lab groups to
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Teacher Notes: •This is an activity that my high school Marine Biology students use to help compare and contrast different types of tides. The tides compared are Neap & Spring Tide, Ebb & Flood Tide, Diurnal & Semi-diurnal
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I use this activity as an introduction activity with my high school marine biology general science elective. I like this activity because it lets the students start to think about what kinds of animals live (and have lived) in the ocean, and
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I use this activity as an introduction activity for our Mammal Chapter in my high school Zoology Class. We are are one-year general level science elective, with a mixture of students from all sorts of backgrounds. I like this activity because it
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This is a project I've used with my high school Marine Biology class. I teach a general-level one-semester elective that is mixed 10th - 12th grade students. One of the areas we cover in Marine Biology are all the different biomes. This project
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This is a one-page Word document that is a template for daily lesson plans. You can open the file and customize it with the name of your course. I use this at the high school level, to teach one-hour classes. It would probably work well for
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This is a worksheet I made for my high school science elective classes. It's a nice general worksheet that will work with most informational articles. Students summarize, make connections between the topic and class topics, write a reflection, and
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I use this activity as an introduction activity for our Bird Chapter in my high school Zoology Class. We are are one-year general level science elective, with a mixture of students from all sorts of backgrounds. I like this activity because it
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This is a worksheet I created to use with my high school Zoology courses. We have a chapter on Charles Darwin and Natural Selection. This topic would probably also be appropriate to use with high school Biology or AP Biology courses. I created
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This is an activity that I've used with my high school Zoology classes. We do activities where the students use dichotomous keys, so they are already familiar with how dichotomous keys work. I wanted to have them practice creating their own
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This is a 1 page assignment sheet used with my Environmental Science high school class. It gives detailed instructions for research assignment. There are no instructions on how information is presented, so you could choose to have students create
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For this assignment students hand sketch the skeletons of 10 different types of animals and label the various bones. For each animal students write a paragraph discussing BOTH the way the skeleton is LIKE other vertebrate skeletons and how it is
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I'm always looking for a blank calendar to do my lesson plans and organize units. I finally made myself a blank template on word. It has the whole month on one page, and has a place to put in the dates. The boxes are big enough to write the main
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This is a 1 page Word document that I created for my high school Genetics students. The depth of the process is also appropriate for use with AP Biology. In my Genetics class, students go in depth to the processes of DNA replication,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a Curriculum Specialist and have worked as a science department head at a large suburban high school. I have taught many life science and Earth science electives. I've taught a traditional schedule, modified block schedule, Saturday School, Summer School, after school remediation, and online classes.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I think science should be fun and interesting. I try to find ways to engage the students in groups and use hands-on methods. Our learning is student-centered, with the teacher acting as a facilitator more than just a Sage on the Stage. We use technology and online applications whenever possible, and try to collaborate with students in other parts of the world. Most of the labs I create are inquiry based, and students get to drive the lab with their questions about the topic and decide how they want to solve them. I offer choices whenever possible, even on tests, so that students can focus on their strengths and work to show me that they truly know and understand the material we have been learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I've earned science grants for the classroom, helped my students win awards at science contests, and been recognized for science teaching and learning in my school, state, and university.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in Zoology. Master of Science in Science Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My Mission Statement is: To share my love and fascination of science with the students in my class, thus providing students with a deep background understanding of scientific content and processes, which will allow students to become active aware citizens in a global world. My Goals include: To improve student achievement by teaching the necessary skills to allow students to understand how they learn and what they need to do in order to improve. To raise student achievement in scientific content, process, and reasoning skills.

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