Tag: worksheet

  • Investigating Algae Blooms and Dinoflagellates

    Investigating Algae Blooms and Dinoflagellates

    Explore data on algae blooms by creating a heat map revealing changes in algae over time. Discuss the role that humans have on algae growth.

  • The Genetics of Tortoiseshell and Calico Cats

    The Genetics of Tortoiseshell and Calico Cats

    Explore the genetics of tortoiseshell and calico cats with students. Includes worksheets for students to practice sex-linked genetic crosses.

  • Practice Identifying the Phases of Meiosis

    Practice Identifying the Phases of Meiosis

    Practice and reinforcement of the phases of meiosis 1 and 2. Identify major events that happen in each phase and drag images into the correct position.

  • Muscles Are Named Based on Shape and Movement

    Muscles Are Named Based on Shape and Movement

    Students complete a chart that describes common words used in muscle naming, like maximus and brevis.

  • 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…

  • 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

  • Investigation: Mitosis

    Investigation: Mitosis

    This mitosis investigation was created during the 2020 pandemic for remote learning. In previous years, biology students would view slides in the lab and analyze data on cancer and mitotic index. This at-home activity only looks at the mitosis of onion cells and I plan to add cancer and mitotic index as a separate activity.…

  • Osmosis Practice with Slides

    Osmosis Practice with Slides

    Practice identifying hypotonic and hypertonic solutions and determining which direction water will flow with these slides. You can assign this activity on Google Classroom, and students can complete the activity on their own or in groups. The activity features 4 slides with cells in various solutions of glucose or glucose + sodium. Next to each…

  • Mitosis Drag & Drop

    Mitosis Drag & Drop

    If you have used the cell cycle label (mitosis) in class, this version will work for assigning on Google Classroom. The image of the cell cycle includes interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase, plus several structures associated with the process. Students can drag the labels to the image on Google slides and then complete a…

  • 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…

  • Label Digestive System

    Label Digestive System

    This worksheet was designed for anatomy students to practice labeling the organs of the digestive system. It is a little more advanced than what is typically seen in health or basic biology classes because it includes the three sections of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileum) and the three sections of the colon. (Note: I…

  • 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…

  • Biome Viewer

    Biome Viewer

    This activity asks students to explore an interactive globe at HHMI . This interactive allows students to zoom in on areas of the globe and learn details about its climate and the types of animals that liver there. A button can be used to compare two biomes for features such as precipitation and temperature. The…

  • Hardy Weinberg Squirrels

    Hardy Weinberg Squirrels

    This activity was created for students to complete on their own during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hardy Weinberg equilibrium can be a difficult concept, even with class guidance, so I’ve attempted to break it down into small bite-sized pieces. The Hardy-Weinberg equation is a fundamental principle in population genetics that describes the relationship between allele frequencies…

  • Bear, Species, & DNA

    Bear, Species, & DNA

    This activity was created during the Covid-19 pandemic for students to complete at home using the interactive explore at Learn.Genetics. The activity is probably best for 2nd year biology students or AP Biology, but it could potentially work with first year students. The questions aren’t hard, but the concepts can be difficult to grasp. The…