Category Archives: Sketch Notes

A Quick Skeletal Remains Lab Set-Up for Forensic Anthropology

Need a Quick Way to Cover a LOT of Concepts in Forensics Without Setting Up a Whole Crime Scene? Try Stations! This week, my class is entering the end of their study of Forensic Anthropology unit and I really wanted … Continue reading

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Tardigrades… Water Bears… Moss Piglets.. What?

  So What Exactly IS a Tardigrade? A Tardigrade (also known as “water bears” or “moss piglets”) is a microscopic organism that can survive extreme heat, cold, pressure, no water, no air, and any other insane circumstance you can throw … Continue reading

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The Blue People of Kentucky~ Such an Awesome Project-Based Learning Project!

Ok, I admit it….. I have always wanted to try a Project-Based Learning Project (PBL) but I have been a little intimidated by it.  I teach high school general Biology students, not honors, so how can I differentiate a huge … Continue reading

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A Sample Unit Plan Using Sketch Notes-Cellular Molecular Biology (Cell Size, Chromosomes, Cell Cycle, Meiosis)

Cellular Molecular Biology Unit- What does a unit plan look like in my classroom incorporating Sketch Notes? I have just completed a large Cellular Molecular Biology Unit with my students. (They test within the next couple of days since we … Continue reading

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What Does the Research Say About Using Sketch Notes in the Classroom?

(c)copyright 2018 DrM What Does the Research Say About Using Sketch Notes in the Classroom? Good question!  Since I’ve been using sketch notes with my students this year, I’ve been asked this question many times.  My dissertation work was rooted … Continue reading

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Sketch Notes in Forensics- Blood and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

I decided to branch out and see if my Forensics classes would enjoy using sketch notes as much as my Biology classes have. The verdict? A definite YES! At first, my juniors and seniors in Forensics really didn’t know what … Continue reading

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Using Sketch Notes With The Cell Size Lab (Potato & Iodine Version)

How Can I Do The Cell Size Lab If I Don’t Have Agar? I love the Cell Size Lab that uses agar and an indicator. It just an awesome lab to help my students see how things diffuse into the … Continue reading

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