Tag: student

  • Leverage Sign Language in Your Biology Presentations

    Leverage Sign Language in Your Biology Presentations

    Embedded within my presentations are practice questions, or refocus questions. My students use simple American Sign Language to answer engage with the material.

  • Virtual FlyLab (New!)

    Virtual FlyLab (New!)

    Virtual fruit fly genetics lab where students can explore phenotypes and genotypes of flies, design experiments, and perform chi square analysis

  • Case Study – Gluten

    Case Study – Gluten

    This case study was created for distance learning and is a short exploration of how celiac disease affects the digestive system. This is not a long case, and should probably only take 20-30 minutes to complete. I plan to use it with breakout groups working together over Zoom or Google Classroom. The activity is presented…

  • Complete Cat Dissection  Student Guide

    Complete Cat Dissection Student Guide

    Cat dissection manual for anatomy and physiology students. A cat dissection is not usually performed in biology and reserved for upper level anatomy or college students. My anatomy class is only available for juniors and seniors. Some students may have ethical issues with dissections, and I refer them to an alternate version for the dissection…

  • Microscope Labeling

    Microscope Labeling

     This simple worksheet pairs with a lesson on the light microscope, where beginning biology students learn the parts of the light microscope and the steps needed to focus a slide under high power.

  • Biome Project

    Biome Project

    Students become experts in a biome and create a product, such as a pamphlet, to showcase details about their assigned ecosystem (tundra, forest, ocean..etc.)

  • First Day Activity: Student Inventory

    First Day Activity: Student Inventory

    The first day of class is often very chaotic as you are taking roll, talking to students about classroom rules and beginning to learn their names.   For my classes, I also like to make notes about students on the seating chart about personal details of students, mainly because this makes it easier to learn…

  • High School Students Doing Field Biology

    High School Students Doing Field Biology

    If you are fortunate enough to teach near a university, there is a very good chance that programs at the college are in place to help high school teachers. ¬† For years, I have been able to borrow equipment from Southern Illinois University and Washington University to alleviate the costs of buying the equipment for…