The Biology Corner Wed, 11 Jul 2018 21:43:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Create a Concept Map of Biomolecules Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:10:11 +0000 This activity asks students to work in groups to create a concept map (graphic organizer) on the biological macromolecules:  carbohydrates, lipids, fats, and nucleic acids.   Students are given brief instructions and a sample map to get them started, but they are responsible for determining what details are important in each section.]]> 0 Color the Connective Tissue Matrix Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:14:18 +0000 This worksheet was designed for anatomy and physiology students to compliment a lesson on the body tissues.  This coloring exercise is not intended to take very long and is mostly to help students gain an appreciation for the complexity of the matrix.   The entire unit, which includes google slides and other resources can be seen at Students should be able to do this worksheet without referencing a textbook, though their notes will help them with the functions of the cells.  Many of my students say that they enjoy doing this short exercises as it gives them a chance to process ]]> 0 Cell Labeling: Simple and Complex Thu, 05 Jul 2018 01:58:54 +0000 Students practice labeling organelles on a simple model (2D) and a more complex model.   The idea is for students to gain an appreciation for how cell diagrams are created.  They don’t all look alike, and are often artistically created.  Cell organelles tend to follow basic design rules, like the mitochondria will generally look like a peanut with an internal membrane. This worksheet was created for practice and the diagrams are simple enough for even beginner biology students to figure out.   You can also put the images on an overhead and help students work out where each of the cell structures ]]> 0