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Management Tips All biology teachers should start the year by having students and parents/guardians sign a "Student Safety Contract" . I have included an optional "Web Page Permission" form in the Word version in case you have a class web page in which you would like to include pictures. It can easily be deleted. Show this "Lab Safety" video (requires Windows Media Player 10 or above) that was provided by Renee Diamond of the NSTA Listserve. The music in the video is from a band called "rhythm, rhyme, results." Spaces in the song are meant for students to fill in the blanks with the correct lab safety procedure. This Sponge Bob "Science Safety Rules" activity is primarily for middle school students. For labeling beakers, flasks, etc., I find printing the labels and taping them with "invisible" tape the easiest for removing later. For permanent labels I use transparent tape. Here is the document I use for making the beaker/flask labels and the dropper bottle labels (one example left in tables). All my lesson plans are printed using Word as well. Here is an example and the template . This generic graph paper comes in handy when writing up your own labs. Or have students make graphs online at "Create a Graph." All the biology reviews for Glencoe's Biology: the Dynamics of Life (2000) are on www.quia.com and linked to this page. PowerPoint presentations designed by students are a great alternative to written reports. This document has written instructions for producing a presentation and this is a scoring rubric for the presentation. You will need Adobe Reader to download the rubric. Get it here . This storyboard template can be duplicated and used by students to design their projects and this example demonstrates one way to set up the storyboard. Students and especially parents find having a class page with assignments and other class information very helpful. Here is an example of one of my former class web pages. You can create your own website with the free Microsoft Office Live Small Business tools. Just be sure to sign up for the Basic service. Use these tips for "Teaching 90-minute Time Blocks" . I created a page for the review of the biology core standards in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. It include previous tests and links for further study. Find it at "MCAS Biology Review." If you use Glencoe's "Biology: The Dynamics of Life," I created a site for students at my former school with resources to accompany the chapters covered in that book at "BristolPlymouth Biology." NSTA provided this powerpoint presentation on "Teaching Science Safely" . Mrs. Michal Kreiselman, Ph.D., a biology teacher at Architecture and Digital Arts Magnet, Kennedy High-School starts her school year by sending this letter home to parents. She also has students do a "Scavenger Hunt" to get acquainted with her course and uses this scoring rubric . Finally, she uses this "Thinking Maps" PowerPoint presentation in her introduction to the students. She has many other
resources on "Mrs. Kreiselman, Biology." If you don't have gradebook program, you might want to try the free Engrade online gradebook. It allows students and parents to check grades online. Back to the top Games, Puzzles, Songs, Videos
Paul Koenig has recently published a CD of "Bio-io-ology" songs. Listen to an mp3 preview of the "DNA" song or listen to all of the previews and purchase the CD or individual songs at cdbaby.com. Play the "Global Handwashing Day 2011 Game" from the edugames4all website. Use the "Science Jeopardy" Game as a review for tests. Review vocabulary with the "Science Taboo" Game Biology songs by Dr. Art are for sale at: http://www.biosongs.com/index.htm Preview one of his songs: "Amino Acids are Surrendered." (You can save the song by right-clicking on the link and selecting "Save Target As.") You will need Real Player to listen to the song. Download it here: Create Wordsearches, Criss-Cross puzzles, and many more online with Discovery School's "Puzzlemaker" . Convince your school district to purchase a license for videos at unitedstreaming.com. (You can even sign up for a 30-day free "home schooling" trial.) This is a site. Here is a template for creating Jeopardy games in PowerPoint with the instructions . Review for tests and quizes with "Science Baseball" .
Scientific American publishes "Sci-doku" Puzzles monthly that contain science related clues. Jeopardy reviews, video clips, PowerPoints, and much more on various biology topics found at the "Copernicus Project." The PBS video series, "Journey to Planet Earth," includes many teacher resources, including lesson plans, activities, and much more. Biology Movie Worksheets from the New York Science Teacher. "Parade of Games" in PowerPoint contains 16 different games with examples and templates to download. "Who Wants to Win A Million Dollars" online science and math game from Jefferson Labs. Use Mark Damon's PowerPoint template to create your own "Hollywood Squares" game. (Right-click on ppt icon and select "Save Target As" to use) The instructions are in this "Notepad" file. Review for your semester exam with this "Biology Review Jeopardy" game. Frank Gregorio has several good introductory biology videos on his vimeo site. Back to the top Links
Open Colleges website has resources for Webquests, Science Fair Projects and more: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/teacher-resources/ Learn all about Biology Olympiads: http://www.biolympiads.blogspot.com The Listen Current site has exellent lesson plans for middle and high school students if you sign up for FREE: http://listencurrent.com Check out this environmental science website: http://www.environmentalscience.org/ Some good lesson plans and other resources (click on "science" for the lesson plans): http://www.edusource.org/lesson-plans.php As Many Exceptions as Rules is a blog with many fascinating biological anomalies: http://biologicalexceptions.blogspot.com/ Great site to find online schools for biology degrees: http://onlinebiologydegree.org/. Free study guides and flash cards: http://www.biology101.org/ A useful dictionary, thesaurus, and more: http://dictionary.reference.com/ Lesson Corner has many searchable biology lessons: http://www.lessoncorner.com/Science/Biology Glencoe Biology: the Dynamics of Life: http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/biology/bio2004/index.html NIH (National Institute of Health) Curriculum supplements: http://scienceeducation.nih.gov/Customers.nsf/HighSchool.htm Flinn Scientific, Inc. http://www.flinnsci.com/ Hands-on activities: http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_edu/waldron/ Biology in Motion activities and exhibits: http://biologyinmotion.com/index.html The Biology Corner has great worksheets, labs, etc.: http://www.biologycorner.com/ McGraw/Hill Biology: http://highered.mcgrawhill.com/sites/0072437316/student_view0/ Biology Education--a peer reviewed e-journal by K-16 educators: http://www.accessexcellence.org/LC/BEOn/index.html "Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspective" video series (must sign up for free): http://www.learner.org/resources/series187.html# Biology labs online: http://www.okc.cc.ok.us/biologylabs/index.htm Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Biointeractive site (you can also order free education DVD's): http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/index.html The Biology Place has "BioCoach", "LabBench," and "Glossary" sections: http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/ Students from Montana State University's Science and Natural History Filmaking graduate program have posted a series of science and nature films called TERRA: The Nature of Our World. To view the videos you need Quicktime . You can access the videos at: http://terravideos.blogspot.com/ Some good animations though some pages are no longer accessible: http://home.earthlink.net/~shalpine/ BiologyMad has many resources and a forum to exchange ideas: http://www.biologymad.com/ Some good cell biology animations: http://www.johnkyrk.com/ Teacher's Domain's Life Sciences 9-12 section indexes all of the PBS teacher resources by toopic: http://www.teachersdomain.org/9-12/sci/life/index.html This Prentice Hall site contains PDF color files for making transparencies on many topics: http://www.phschool.com/science/ca_sci_exp_transparencies/ You can dowload nonprintble copies of student texts or printable copies of teacher guides of Global Systems Science for free by registering: http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/gss/index.html Great site for high-quality, FREE, science web interactives from all over the world that is organized by National Science Education Standards: http://www.learningscience.org/index.htm Molecular Workbench has many interactive models for biology. Click on "Showcase" and choose "Biology": http://mw.concord.org/modeler/index.html Links, teaching ideas, worksheets, and much more: http://www.embracechallenge.net/ "The Biology Binder" has notes, quizes, activities, printables, and links: http://home.comcast.net/~clupold96/ Information on Biology and its sub sciences in the form of tutorials, references, dictionary of biology terms and forums: http://www.biology-online.org/ Good biology clip-art: http://classroomclipart.com/cgi-bin/kids/imageFolio.cgi? direct=Science/Biology Good biology PowerPoint presentations submitted by teachers: http://www.worldofteaching.com/biologypowerpoints.html Great animated tutorials with narration: http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/anisamples/biology/biology.html Free stuff for science teachers: http://scienceinquirer.wikispaces.com/freestuff Biology files and lessons from We The Teachers: http://wetheteachers.com/browse.php? top=Biology&med=&sub=9&gr=. . . Tools for teachers from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/education/enus/teachers/guides/Pages/free-tools.aspx Free teaching guides and videos from Conoco Phillips: http://www.teachingtools.com/ Cheryl Massengale has class notes, activities, labs, PowerPoints, and much more. Her site has moved to http://www.biologyjunction.com/
Some good biology animations from Indiana University: http://www.indiana.edu/~oso/animations/An1.html If you are located in Southeastern Massachusetts, the Taunton River Watershed Alliance has great activities and workshops: http://savethetaunton.org/ Biology at NCHS has some good PowerPoint presentations: http://www.unit5.org/biology/index.html Karen Bledsoe's biology website has useful study guides and PowerPoint presentations: http://www.wou.edu/~bledsoek/ Exploring Nature Educational Resource: http://www.exploringnature.org/ In New York Science Teacher you will find science labs, demonstrations, lesson plans, activities, movie worksheets, notes, regents review materials, educational related information and much more: http://newyorkscienceteacher.com/sci/ A life science search engine: http://vadlo.com/ TheTour de Turtles website has many activities, games, and videos about the migration of turtles: http://tourdeturtles.org/activities.php Want to know how to use Podcasts or Vodcasts in your classroom? Try Educational Vodcasting: http://mast.unco.edu/vodcasting//. FREE Biotechnology magazines: http://biosciregister.tradepub.com/? pt=cat&page=Biop Some ideas and links for biology lesson plans from StartLocal.com: http://www.startlocal.com.au/articles/educational_biology_lesson.html
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Sarah Faulkner of Sedgwick Middle School, in West Hartford, CT contributed this "Science Current Events" worksheet to assess student readings of science in the news.
Timely Pick has current popular science content: http://www.timelypick.com/science The New York Times science news: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html ABC's science and technology news: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/? technology=true MSNBC's environmental news: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032493/ Science Daily news: http://www.sciencedaily.com/ The WHY Files--Science Behind the News: http://whyfiles.org/ News Scientist: http://www.newscientist.com/ Science Magazine: http://www.sciencemag.org/ Scientific American news: http://www.scientificamerican.com/section.cfm?id=news Back to the top
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