Tag Archives: NGSS

Will You Be Mine Foxy Valentine? Fun with Fox Genetics! Adorable Activity for Valentine’s Day!

Will You Be Mine Foxy Valentine?  Fun with Fox Genetics! Looking for a cute activity for your Science classes for Valentine’s Day?  THIS is what I’m doing with my 9th grade Biology classes! Several years ago, I adapted a genetics … 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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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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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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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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