I earned a Bachelor's in zoology and a Master's in Science Education from the University of Florida. I'm currently in my third year of teaching and I teach 6th grade life science. I love all things biology! When not teaching, I like to dance, knit, bake, take photos, and play with my dog.
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Thu, Jan 09, 2014 11:58 AM in Teaching mitosis and meiosis to middle schoolers
We are about to start our unit on genetics and heredity, and we are starting by comparing and contrasting mitosis and meiosis, as they relate to sexual and asexual reproduction. Our 6th grade students do not need to learn the specific stages of these processes, but need to know them in broad, general ways.
So far, every lesson that I've found has students examining the steps and what happens du...
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Tue, Dec 10, 2013 1:11 PM in Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis
I taught these concepts using a guide I received from one of my co-workers. It can be purchased at http://teachinteract.com/c/product.html?nocache@[email protected]+record@TF43373 .
This was great because it requires students to compare energy in cells to money in an economy and then complete a puzzle to put together an "energy coin" (a model of a glucose molecule). Then they're required to ...
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 12:56 PM in Human Body Systems
We're currently teaching body systems in our curriculum now. We have them paired up and teach two systems a week. We do hands on activities or experiments for each system, and then do Cornell Notes at the end to review and make sure students have the important information. This is the schedule we followed with a brief description of the activities.
1. Muscular/Skeletal: for the skeletal system,...
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