Tag: organizer

  • Learn about the Blood Using Graphic Organizers

    Learn about the Blood Using Graphic Organizers

    Students use graphic organizers to learn about the types of blood cells and their functions. Student either complete a concept map or design their own.

  • Evolution – VIDA chart

    Evolution – VIDA chart

    This chart is used as a graphic organizer to help students understand the process of evolution by natural selection. I use this chart multiple times throughout the unit, basically for each model organism we study. VIDA means: Variation, Inheritance, Differential Survival and Reproduction, Adaptation. These principles apply not matter what organism you are studying. For…

  • Cellular Respiration Graphic Organizer

    Cellular Respiration Graphic Organizer

    Students complete a graphic organizer that shows the process of cellular respiration. 

  • 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. 

  • Create a Concept Map of Biomolecules

    Create a Concept Map of Biomolecules

    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.

  • Cell Structures: A Graphic Organizer

    Cell Structures: A Graphic Organizer

    This graphic organizer (concept map) organizes the cell structures around three main parts of the eukaryotic cell: the nucleus, cytoplasm, and cell membrane.

  • Video Lessons and Taking Notes

    Video Lessons and Taking Notes

    Many teachers have adopted a “flipped” model of instruction, where students view lectures from home and then use class time for discussions, experiments, and problem-solving.   I have not fully gone to this model because many of my lectures have been redesigned as cases and include information with a discussion and a problem to solve.…