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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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Whoooooo Says Formative Assessment Has To Be Boring?

I’m so excited about my new creation! 🙂 I wanted something a little different to use for formative assessment.  As an instructional coach, I often use the traditional “parking lot” as a place to gather feedback or questions during professional … Continue reading

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Whooooo Are My Parents? Fun with Owl Genetics

This activity builds upon student’s foundational knowledge of genetics and inheritance in order to create an owl “offspring”.  The activity can be adapted in several ways to meet the needs of diverse learners in the classroom.  Depending upon student ability/ … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Turkey Genetics Activity!

Quick share since many folks are looking for a fun activity for this short week.  This is a Thanksgiving-themed genetics activity where students create a turkey based on the “traits” their turkey receives.  My biology teacher friend usually does “Pumpkin … Continue reading

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The First Thanksgiving: Virtual Field Trips, Videos, & Slide Shows!!

Virtual field trips, videos, and slide shows of Plimouth Plantation.  Great resource from Scholastic!  http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/webcast.htm Take your students back in time and tour historic Plimouth Plantation.  The site also contains Teacher’s Guides, Thanksgiving Printables, and Thanksgiving Vocabulary Guide.  What a … Continue reading

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Science Writing Prompt: Volcanic Eruption Produces New Island Off Coast of Japan

Original source of images and story : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2511115/Volcanic-eruption-Pacific-Ocean-creates-new-island-coast-Japan.html This week, a new island was formed off the coast of Japan through the eruption of a volcano.  This is the first time this has occurred in 30 years. Watch video of the … Continue reading

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Red Dress Manor: A Real-Life Spooky Mystery Just In Time for Halloween!

Source:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2476404/The-house-thats-frozen-time-Eerie-images-inside-abandoned-Red-Dress-Manor-clothes-wardrobes-photographs-walls-love-letters-strewn-floors.html Love letters and pictures strewn across the floor in wild abandonment….. Her dressing table just as she left it….. Beds still made…..Clothing in disarray on the bedroom floor…All except for one article– a long red gown hanging in … Continue reading

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