I am a 7th grade Life Science, Ecology, and Health teacher.
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Wed, Nov 26, 2014 5:15 PM in Relationships with students
Sometimes it's difficult to balance building a relationship with students. You don't want to be too formal, but at the same time you don't want to be too friendly. What I've noticed that works is to find out an interest about each student. So, find out about their favorite sports team or an outside activity that they like. You can even find out about music they like. Then, do some research at hom...
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Wed, Nov 26, 2014 5:08 PM in Science in the first grade classroom
A really fun activity that I've tried is making moon phases out of Oreos! The kids can use a plastic knife or popsicle stick to scrape away the filling on the Oreo to create each moon phase. Then, they can put the moon phase on a plate that is labeled with each moon phase.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 4:54 PM in Genetics Activity
I really like that idea! I like how you make an alien instead of a human. When I was in middle school, we had to do a "make a baby lab" which was pretty awkward for middle schoolers. The alien would be really fun! To teach variation, I do a similar lab, but with making a fish. That way, we can talk about dominant, recessive, and codominant alleles. My students love it!
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