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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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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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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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PLT Session 2… The Road to a One Page Target

Our 2nd PLT meeting was held a couple of weeks ago but I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had time to update until now 😦  Since my Principal and I led the last session, this time the Assistant Principal and … 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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