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  • Lab Introduction – Identify Equipment and Uses

    Lab Introduction – Identify Equipment and Uses

    Introduce students to lab equipment with this station activity. Students examine items, like a beaker, and write down the name and functions of each.

  • Data Analysis – Invasion of the Jumping Worms

    Data Analysis – Invasion of the Jumping Worms

    Lesson plan uses the 5E model to explore the invasive Asian Jumping Worm and its impact on soil and forests; includes data analysis.

  • How DNA Fingerprints Are Used to Solve Crimes

    How DNA Fingerprints Are Used to Solve Crimes

    Students learn how DNA fingerprints are made using gel electrophoresis. They identify which suspects match the DNA evidence.

  • DNA Lesson Using PTC as an Anchoring Phenomenon

    DNA Lesson Using PTC as an Anchoring Phenomenon

    Describes how using anchoring phenomenon can improve lessons on teaching DNA and how the sequence of DNA determines structure and function.

  • Error Bars, Carl Sagan, and the Demon Haunted World

    Error Bars, Carl Sagan, and the Demon Haunted World

    Read an excerpt from Carl Sagan to discuss uncertainty in science. Students learn how to use error bars to determine validity.

  • Trophic Cascades at Biointeractive

    Trophic Cascades at Biointeractive

    This worksheet is designed for the Interactive Activity on Trophic Cascades at HHMI Biointeractive . Students learn how the loss or addition of a species, like a fox, can affect other organisms in the system. Students complete the worksheet by answering questions as they explore the interactive activity. The activity illustrates a trophic cascade in…

  • Interactive Slides: Blood

    Interactive Slides: Blood

    These interactive slides on blood were created for pandemic teaching in 2021. Slides can be posted on Google Classroom or other learning management systems. My class are hybrid, where I have a mix of students watching from home and those in class. Students all have Chromebook and as we go through the slides, I’m explaining…

  • Muscles: Guided Learning

    Muscles: Guided Learning

    This activity was created for distance learning during the 2020 pandemic as a substitution for traditional dissections and lessons that involve identifying the muscles and their function. Each slide has descriptions and images with a task for students to perform, such as labeling a diagram (based on the description) or answering questions about the muscles.…

  • Body Tissues Review

    Body Tissues Review

    This remote learning exercise was made for anatomy students studying body tissues. The review uses Google slides for students to drag labels to the different types of epithelial cells and label the connective tissue matrix. Another slide has photos of tissue for students to identify which is the epithelial, connective, nervous, and muscle tissue. Fun…

  • Speciation Modes on

    Speciation Modes on

    This activity was designed for students during the COVID-19 pandemic and is intended to be completed individually at home. The lesson explores the two models of speciation: allopatric and sympatric. You can also assign a simple print version that explores speciation modes. Students first read about allopatric speciation and apply it to the finches on…

  • Infectious Disease Project

    Infectious Disease Project

    Create an infographic, poster, or pamphlet that instructs the public about a disease. Choose a historic disease, like bubonic plague and develop a presentation.

  • Anatomy and Physiology  Lesson on Tissues

    Anatomy and Physiology Lesson on Tissues

    Phenomenon based unit where students examine the case of a child with the epidermolysis bullosa.

  • Learn the Animal Cell

    Learn the Animal Cell

    This animal cell coloring worksheet can be used with freshman biology for years as a supplemental way to learn the parts of the cell. I assign it as a review or reinforcement exercise. It’s also a good activity for rainy days and sub days. This version of the cell coloring includes a cell diagram that…

  • Cells Alive Worksheet

    Cells Alive Worksheet

    This worksheet follows diagrams and activities at CellsAlive.com which focuses on the size of cells compared to other objects, such as viruses and pollen.  Students view interactive plant, animal, and bacteria cells to learn about the different structures associated with each.

  • Video Lessons Graphic Organizer

    Video Lessons Graphic Organizer

    This lesson introduces students to the idea of watching videos at home, taking notes, and then coming to class with understanding and knowledge to apply to a classroom activity, like a lab or discussion.   Students watch a 4.5 minute TED Ed video and complete a chart on the main ideas and details.