Val

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INTRODUCTION Most of us love the dear old Earth – in fact we’re quite attracted to it. That attraction arises from the Earth’s large mass and thus the Earth’s pull of gravity. When we lift a book away from the center of dear old Earth, we do work
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I designed this types of energy review game for an elementary science class - specifically for my 3rd grade daughter's science test. The game is a PowerPoint, Jeopardy-style format. Questions cover types of energy, stored energy and energy of
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Introduction You squeeze into the molded plastic seat and pull the padded bars down so they fit snug against your shoulders. The attendant comes by and pushes on the bars to make sure they are locked into place. Then the cars of the roller coaster
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I designed this types of energy review game for an elementary science class - specifically for my 4th grade daughter's science test. The game is a PowerPoint, Jeopardy-style format. Questions cover types of energy, stored energy and energy of
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I designed this natural resources review game for an upper elementary science class - specifically for my 4th grade daughter's science test. The game is a PowerPoint, Jeopardy-style format. Questions cover both renewable and non-renewable
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The cell cycle, or cell-division cycle, is the series of events that takes place in a cell leading to its division and duplication or replication. The cell-division cycle is a vital process by which a single-celled fertilized egg develops into a
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Trying to help your students understand real-life situations regarding osmosis? This basic worksheet asks students to apply osmosis concepts and explain what will occur and why.
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This worksheet packet reviews the basics of cell growth and division. The packet is divided into two sections: 1.) Cell Growth and Division and 2.) The Process of Cellular Division. Section 1, Cell Growth and Division, begins with the concept of
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Osmosis is the diffusion of water across a semipermeable membrane, from an area of high water concentration to an area of low water concentration. Osmosis may occur in response to changing concentrations of water-soluble solutes, such as sugar or
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This review packet discusses the molecular basis of life. The worksheets are divided into four sections: 1.) The Nature of Matter, 2.) Properties of Water, 3.) Carbon Compounds and 4.) Chemical Reactions and Enzymes. The nature of matter includes
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The stages of mitosis are preceded by Interphase and followed by Cytokinesis. In the past, Interphase was believed to be a resting phase or phase of ‘down-time,’ when the cell was literally doing nothing. Scientists now know Interphase to be quite
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This lab requires students to put to use actual population sampling methods and techniques in determining the dandelion population on the school grounds. This lab could easily be modified to study an alternate organism, in an alternate
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This worksheet packet reviews the basics of Cellular Respiration and is an excellent introductory presentation for a high school program. The packet is divided into three sections: 1.) Cellular Respiration: An Overview, 2.) The Stages of Cellular
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This packet continues the review of Cell Growth and Division and follows my first packet on Cell Growth and Division. The first packet reviewed general topics on Cell Growth and Division and The Process of Cellular Division. This packet continues
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Introduction Now that you have completed your research and practiced with virtual roller coasters, let’s build the real thing! Within your group, design the model, list the materials needed, collect the materials (if not provided), and start
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This is a great, simple lab to demonstrate the concepts of fermentation. Students are asked the question, "How do sweeteners affect the rate of alcohol fermentation?" Basic materials needed include: Yeast Warm water Scale Measuring
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Lab skills - Data Analysis Data analysis is the process of interpreting the meaning of the data we have collected, organized, and displayed in the form of a table, bar chart, line graph, or other representation. The process involves looking for
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Objectives 1. Define terminology used to name skeletal muscles. 2. Create arm- and leg-muscle models to learn about muscle structure and function. Materials Laptops/Computer Lab for research on getbodysmart.com Skeleton Nylon stockings 2 different
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This PowerPoint discusses the molecular basis of life. The presentation is divided into four sections: 1.) The Nature of Matter, 2.) Properties of Water, 3.) Carbon Compounds and 4.) Chemical Reactions and Enzymes. The nature of matter includes
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IB Biology Ecology 4.3 – Carbon Cycling Presentation I designed this IB Biology PowerPoint presentation to correspond to the course companion, 2014 Edition Biology, written by Andew Allott and David Mindorff. The content in the presentation is
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently in my 14th year teaching. In the past, I have taught Honors and Regular Biology, Advanced Placement Biology, International Baccalaureate Biology, Project Lead the Way - Principles of Biomedical Science and Human Body Systems, Science Fundamentals, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Chem/Phys, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Science, and 7th and 8th grade science. Whoa! Many of my labs and activties have stood the test of time and just over 1000 students. I continually update my lessons to improve each and every lab, activity, and/or worksheet that I use in my classroom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Differentiated Instruction including: Powerpoint, laboratories, group work, individual work, and projects.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Lawrenceburg High School Teacher of the Year (voted by the student body) from 2006-2012.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate: Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY Secondary Education/Biology - December 2001 Graduate: Indiana Wesleyan University, Education - August 2006

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Married, two elementary school-age daughters

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