Category Archives: T.I.P Theory Into Practice

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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Using Sketch Notes in the Biology Classroom

I confess…. I’m a doodler. If I’m sitting in a meeting, I’m drawing in the margins.  If I’m studying, I draw goofy cartoons to help me remember things.  Last year, I had a student in AP Bio whose first language … Continue reading

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Burke and Hare– Real-Life Body Snatchers!

William Burke and William Hare– Real Life Body Snatchers!! This Halloween, I’m going to spice up my Forensics class with a spooky study of real life murders and grave robbers!  William Burke, William Hare, and Dr. Knox are said to … Continue reading

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Mock Crime Scene

  Etowah High students probe mock crime Attalla police and the amateur investigators of Shelley Montgomery’s forensic science class at Etowah High School combed two separate scenes for evidence to uncover what caused the death of a 40-year-old victim in … Continue reading

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How to Build a Simple Aquaponic System Step-By-Step

Ever wondered what to do with that old fish tank in your classroom? Lots of teachers have classroom fish but are not really using them as a teaching tool.  Why not transform them into a self-sufficient system to help show … Continue reading

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Theory into Practice: A Wee Activity

Do your students have a difficult time understanding the filtering mechanism of the nephron in the kidney?  Don’t feel alone then, most students have a difficult time wrapping their brains around this as it can be quite complex.  Here is … Continue reading

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Spooky Science~ Interactive and Engaging Activities for Halloween

Looking for a cute idea for high school science students at Halloween? How about turning your lab into a morgue? 🙂 Last year at Halloween, the science teachers (and me, of course 🙂 ) decided to make it “Spooky Science” … Continue reading

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Before You Can Meet Them Where They Are, You Need To Know Where They Come From

What happens when, over the course of a week,  you load 150 teachers onto school buses and take them on a tour of their students’ community? Show them where their students rest their heads every night…… and where they rise every … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Genetics~ A Fun Science Halloween Activity

      Quick share since many folks are looking for a fun activity for this month.  This is a Halloween-themed genetics activity where students create a pumpkin based on the “traits” their pumpkin receives.  I adapted this activity from one I did … Continue reading

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Using Evernote as an Instructional Coach

Life as an Instructional Coach in a high school with approximately 50 classroom teachers is hectic!  Sooooooo how do I keep up with classroom visits, meetings, coaching sessions with teachers, and all the zillions of things that happen during a … Continue reading

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