Life Science Lessons
Use these Graphic Notes to help your students keep track of the most important pieces of evidence for evolution: Included Topics:- The Fossil Record- What fossils are- What they tell us about the past- How new species form- Extinction- Relative dating- Types of fossils (mold vs. cast and body vs. trace)- Our common ancestors- Homologous Structures/Embryology
The planets of the solar system used to be taught as rote memorization. Students needed to know the order, the inner planets, the outer planets, solid planets, gas giants, etc. And that is still good to know, but the modern standards call upon us to teach students how to analyze and interpret data about the planets and so many other science concepts. So why not teach it that way?
This experiment tasks students with being geneticists who extract DNA from strawberries. This low prep DNA lab activity uses only easy-to-find ingredients. You will receive a presentation that introduces DNA, a lab handout, and an assignment worksheet. This is a dynamic and adaptable activity that can be done at home or in the classroom.
Are you looking for an ecosystems project for 5th grade science students? This food chain activity includes a webquest keystone species using Google Earth Voyager to explore food webs around the world. Bring science to life for kids with this engaging real world activity.
Are you looking for webquest ideas to engage your science students? Teachers and students love these low prep webquests that use Google Earth Voyager to explore science topics like fossils at La Brea Tar Pits and food chains in ecosystems throughout the world. Check out my TPT store to learn more.
Ditch that microscope and dive into the journey of cell organelles with these awesome visual slides! Tried and true in our own classrooms for two years, these slides REALLY help students to understand the different parts of the cell thanks to all of the pictures and analogies. Don't believe us? Try for yourself!
As a science teacher, I know how hard it can be to find good, modern resources for the six kingdoms... so I made my own. Now I pass my hard work on to you!These notes cover the important differences between archaea and bacteria in a way that middle schoolers (and up) can understand.Concepts included:- Archaea- Bacteria- Binary fission- Chemotrophs- Decomposers- Harmful vs helpful bacteria- Bacteria cell parts- Antibiotics- MEMES!- Plenty of real world examples
Looking for a great introduction, review, or sub plans to cover energy flow in ecosystems? Look no further! Our literacy articles are a one-stop shop for building your students' scientific reading and comprehension skills. It has 3 pages of reading content with a dedicated place for students to annotate, write questions, and doodle in the margin. Three activities are included to help students practice what they have learned. See full watermarked preview for a better look at this product!
Looking for a great introduction, review, or sub plans to cover the process of photosynthesis? Look no further! Our literacy articles are a one-stop shop for building your students' scientific reading and comprehension skills. Concepts included: photosynthesis glucose chloroplasts chlorophyll autotroph reactants products oxygen carbon dioxide
Concepts Include: - Comparing and contrasting mitosis and meiosis - The purpose of each process - Number of chromosomes in each daughter cell - Type of cells produced - How many times each cell divides - Interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, cytokinesis - Amount of time each process takes - Diagrams to fill in showing the phases of each process