Category Archives: Teaching

Designing a Prosthetic Hand an Engaging STEM Challenge for Anatomy

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A Fun Christmas PBL Activity for Forensics!

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Case of the Missing Coat: A Christmas Crime Scene PBL for Forensics

What Happens When Santa Realizes His Magic Coat Was Stolen From His Closet? …… He calls 911 and deploys E.L.F.S. (Evidence Locating Forensic Squad) This time of the year is just wonderful hectic! My students are tired and stressed. I … Continue reading

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Freebie Alert! Do Your Students Like to Solve Mysteries?

My students always enjoy an activity where they get to figure something out and defend their ideas. This activity fits the bill perfectly and The best part–> NO PREP for you! I’m not sure about your school year, but mine … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Andy Atkins? You Be the Doctor in this CER Activity using a Digital Interactive Notebook

My A & P Students LOVE Putting Themselves into the Role of a Physician! In this latest activity, I had my students play the role of medical students to diagnose an ambiguous respiratory ailment in Andy Atkins. We started out … Continue reading

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Growing as a STEM Educator- My Journey Year 2

2022-2023 School Year This year, I’m so excited to have been chosen to participate in the Research Experiences for STEM Educators and Teachers (RESET) through the Army Educational Outreach Program. It is an intensive, year-long program that offers authentic research … Continue reading

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Growing as a STEM Educator- My Journey Year 1

2021-2022 School Year Despite having been an educator for more than 25 years, I still get so excited when I get to learn new things to use in my classroom. Last year, I earned National STEM Certification through the National … Continue reading

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Zombie Wound Healing Lab REVISED for 2021!

What do you get when you cross petroleum jelly, food coloring/fake blood, toilet tissue, and cocoa powder? A fun, engaging lab activity for your Integumentary System unit, of course! My students sometimes think studying the Integumentary System can be a … Continue reading

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The Pink Eye of Death– A Medical Mystery

SciFri · The Pink Eye of Death Your Mission Step 1: Listen to Dr. Judy Melinek describe this baffling case from the link above (or read the transcript below): Here’s the case: A 30-year-old man goes into an emergency room and … Continue reading

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Need a Cute Activity for Valentine’s Day? Create an “Anatomically Correct” Valentine!! Now with UPDATED DIAGRAMS!

Need a Cute Valentine’s Day Activity? How about Creating an Anatomically Correct Valentine Heart? I developed this several years ago and always used it with my Anatomy and Physiology classes.  They loved it!  Some years, I had the students draw … Continue reading

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