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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Back To School Sale ~~ August 1 - 6





Teachers Pay Teachers is having a huge Back to School Sale beginning August 1st.  Site-wide TpT is giving 10% of with the special code of B1T1S.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Bundled Product for the Start of your Biology Year!

Intro to Biology and Characteristics of Living Things Unit Bundle

This product includes the Introduction to Biology and Characteristics of Living Things Unit Lesson Plan topics - 30 files.

Each topic contains a PowerPoint presentation, Notes Outline, Homework Assignments, Quizzes and 2 Test Prep Question bundles. In total, there are 2 PowerPoint Presentation Lesson Plans, 2 Smartboard Notebook Presentations, 2 Notes Outlines, 9 Homework Assignments, 2 Quizzes, 6 Test Prep Bank Questions and 5 beginning of the year Organization Tool Documents/PowerPoints. All individual components of this curriculum can be purchased and viewed separately in my main catalog.

My PowerPoint presentations have been made to be both informative on curricular topics and visually stimulating for all students. 100% of my students prefer to receive and discuss new topics via PowerPoint (compared to reading textbooks, lectures, or copying information off of the board). I have found that this method works extremely well with both mainstreamed and inclusion students. When I taught in a traditional HS, I provided a notebook with all the slides for students who needed to take a second look at a slide or were absent for the day.

This bundled product includes the following Plant Lesson Plan topics:

Course Syllabus Template
Lesson Plan Template
Science Laboratory Outline for Write-Ups

Science First Day of School & Open House PowerPoint Presentation
This is a 14 page first day of school and open house presentation that could be adapted for any science class covering the following topics: Science Class Goals, Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Self-Evaluation, Appreciation of Nature, Prepare for More Advanced Science Courses, Evaluation, Curriculum Overview, Daily Routines, Science Class Rules, Hierarchy of Consequences, Reinforcement Rewards, Home-School Connection.

Jeopardy Quiz Review PowerPoint Template Lesson

Intro to Biology and Scientific Method PowerPoint Presentation
This 15 slide presentation Lesson Plan covers an Introduction to Biology, the steps of the Scientific Method and a Scientific Method example.

Intro to Biology and Scientific Method Notes Outline
Introduction to Biology PP Notebook for Smartboard
Introduction to Biology Homework
Introduction to Biology Review
Measurement Graphing Science Review
Measurement & Graphing Quiz
Scientific Method Case Study
Controlled Experiments Review
Scientific Methodology Review
Scientific Method Test Prep Questions - 6 pages
Scientific Method Test Prep Questions 2 - 11 pages
Laboratory Skills & Interpreting Data Test Prep Questions - 10 pages
Laboratory Skills & Interpreting Data Test Prep Questions 2 - 14 pages
Graphing Test Prep Questions - 9 pages
Graphing Test Prep Questions 2 - 17 pages
Graphing Activity
Graphing Safety Information

Characteristics of Living Things PowerPoint Presentation
This presentation Lesson Plan has 17 slides and is an introduction to the following topics: Characteristics of Living Things, Life Functions, Nutrition, Transport, Respiration, Excretion, Regulation, Synthesis, Growth, Reproduction, Metabolism, and Homeostasis.

Characteristics of Living Things Notes Outline
Characteristics of Living Things PP Notebook for Smartboard
Characteristics of Living Things Homework
Characteristics of Living Things Quiz
Characteristics of Living Things- Life Functions Test Prep Questions
Characteristics of Living Things- Life Functions Test Prep Questions 2

© Lisa Michalek
The Lesson Guide

Friday, July 22, 2011

Updated and Revised Biology Lab Pack with Test Prep Questions

















http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/16-Biology-Laboratory-Lessons-24-Pages-of-Lab-Test-Prep-Questions

This product includes 1 outline to guide students as they write-up their experiments, 16 Biology Laboratory Experiments, and 2 sets of test prep questions related to laboratory procedures and instruments. All individual components in this package can be purchased and viewed separately in my main catalog.

Adaptation of the Human Hand - Evolution Laboratory
Humans are adapted for the things they do. One of our adaptations is our hand. Humans, as well as monkeys, gorillas, and other primates, have a hand that can grasp objects. In this lab exercise, the student will perform several common actions. Then they will change their hand so that it resembles that of a non-primate animal. Students will determine whether or not they can successfully perform the same actions. This will demonstrate how the human hand is adapted for the actions it performs.

Biodiversity - Ecology Laboratory
Students will discover the Biodiversity of a simulated Temperate Forest and Tropical Rainforest.

Blood Cells - Human Circulatory System Laboratory
Students will study and observe Normal Red Blood Cells, Sickle Red Blood Cells and Leukemia in this Laboratory.

Characteristics of Birds - Evolution - Diversity Laboratory
Using pictures of birds, students determine the type of area in which they live, then the birds beak and foot function.

Chick Egg - Reproduction and Development Laboratory
In this Laboratory, students will identify the parts of a chicken egg and examine how the egg is adapted to support an embryo.

Chick Embryo - Development PowerPoint Transparency
This is a one page slide that can be printed as a transparency to use with the Chick Egg - Reproduction and Development laboratory. The following images are included on this slide: 24 hrs, 48 hrs, 72 hrs, 96 hrs, 5 days, 10 days, 12 days, and 16 days.

Diffusion - Biochemistry Laboratory
This lab investigates the diffusion of a substance across a semi-permeable membrane.

DNA Structure - Genetics Laboratory
In this lab students will work in cooperative groups and manipulate paper nucleotides to discover the structure of DNA. When they have finished, the teacher will have a model of DNA that can be hung from the classroom ceiling; it will reach to the floor. This paper model can serve as a continual illustration as you discuss mitosis, amino acid sequences and protein synthesis.

Investigating Common Descent - Evolution Laboratory
Modern research techniques allow biologists to compare the DNA the codes for certain proteins and to make predictions about the relatedness of the organisms from which they took the DNA. Students will use models of these techniques to test their hypotheses and determine which one is best supported by the data they develop.

Kidney and Homeostasis - Human Excretion Laboratory
This Laboratory investigates the role the kidneys play in maintaining homeostasis in the human body.

Lynx Eats the Hare - Ecology and Ecosystems Laboratory
This laboratory is a simulation of Hares and Lynx in the same the habitat.

Molecular Models - Biochemistry Laboratory
Upon completion of this activity, students should be able to list the major elements found in living things and identify the molecular structure of several compounds.

Osmosis and Plasmolysis - Biochemistry Laboratory
PART A: In this investigation you will use a fresh egg to determine what happens in osmosis. Students will be measuring the amount of water that passes through the membrane lining the shell of the egg. PART B: Plasmolysis - The purpose of this activity is to investigate the effects of a hypertonic solution on the cells of a red onion.

Owl Pellet - Ecology and Ecosystems Laboratory PowerPoint Presentation
This power point presentation details the background and laboratory of Owl Pellets. There are clickable links throughout this 5 page presentation.

Respiration - Human Systems and Homeostasis Laboratory
Students participate in various activities to measure the reaction on activity and human respiration. After collecting data, students graph and answer critical thinking questions.

Enzyme - Biochemistry Laboratory
Without enzymes, life as we know it would not be. Here is a pair of activities designed to demonstrate some important relationships governing enzyme activity.

Science Laboratory Outline for Write-Ups
This is an outline that I use to help students organize their Laboratory write-ups.

Laboratory Skills & Interpreting Data Test Prep Questions - 10 pages
This is a set of test prep questions for Biology is on the topic of Laboratory Skills & Interpreting Data. In this 10 page document, there are multiple choice, short answer and Essay questions.

Laboratory Skills & Interpreting Data Test Prep Questions 2 - 14 pages
This is a set of test prep questions for Biology is on the topic of Laboratory Skills & Interpreting Data. In this 14 page document, there are multiple choice and short answer, and Essay questions.

© Lisa Michalek
The Lesson Guide

Monday, July 4, 2011

Revised Product - Keys Included For all 17 Graphing Practice Lessons and all 26 pages of Graphing Test Prep.



This product includes 17 Graphing Practice Lesson Plans and 26 pages of Graphing Test Prep. As these lessons are self explanatory, they can be used as in class exercises, Homework assignments, extra credit assignments or substitute lesson plans. Each of these graphing lessons and test prep bundles are available individually in my catalog.

Through each of these Graphing Practice Lessons, students will read the provided information, graph the data, analyze and then answer the critical thinking questions which follow the graphing exercises.

The bundle of 17 Graphing Practice Lessons includes lessons on the following topics:

AIDS Graphing Practice with Critical Thinking Questions


Apples Graphing Practice with Critical Thinking Questions


Bacteria Graphing Practice with Critical Thinking Questions


Graphing Basic Metabolic Rate with Critical Thinking Questions


Blood Pressure Graphing Practice with Critical Thinking Questions


Cell Graphing Practice with Critical Thinking Questions


Ecosystem Graphing Practice with Critical Thinking Questions


Fossils - Evolution Graphing Practice with Critical Thinking Questions


Genetics - DNA Graphing Practice with Critical Thinking Questions


Graphing Activity with Critical Thinking Questions


Insecticide Graphing Practice with Critical Thinking Questions


Moss - Plants Graphing Practice and Critical Thinking Questions


Biochemistry Graphing Practice with Critical Thinking Questions


Pollution - CFC Production Graphing Practice with Critical Thinking


Graphing Safety Information with Critical Thinking Questions


Animal Kingdom Shark Graphing Practice and Critical Thinking Questions


Virus Graphing Practice with Critical Thinking Questions


The two Test Prep Bundles are sets of test prep questions for Biology on the topic of Graphing. There is data to graph, multiple choice, short answer and essay questions in each bundle.

Graphing Test Prep Questions - 9 pages


Graphing Test Prep Questions 2 - 17 pages


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Free Graphing Practice Lesson



 
 

Free Graphing Practice Lesson - Download for Free to have your students work on Graphing and Critical Thinking Skills related to the graphed data.
Plant Apple Graphing Practice with Critical Thinking Questions - Lisa Michalek - TeachersPayTeachers
Through this Graphing Practice Lesson, students will read the provided information, graph the data, analyze and then answer the critical thinking questions which follow the graphing exercise.

As this lesson is self explanatory, it can be used for an in class exercise, Homework assignment, extra credit assignment or substitute lesson plan.

If you like this lesson, take a look at my bundle of 17 Graphing Practice Lessons and 26 pages of Graphing Test Prep at the following link:

17 Graphing Practice Lessons and 26 pages of Graphing Test Prep