Here is a fast, simple way to make digital lessons with Google Forms! Google Forms provides an easy, organized way to present information and guide students through a lesson. Forms are also perfect for differentiation, meeting the learning needs of individual students.
Looking for a meaningful end of the year activity for your high school students? This one is my favorite! It offers a sneaky way to do some content review before the final test. Plus, I find out a lot about students’ perception of the class, and of me as their teacher!
Letter Writing is my favorite end of the school year activity. During the last week of school, each student writes an anonymous letter to the students that will begin the class next year. Kids and I enjoy the process, and we both get a lot out of it.
A mini research project can help students focus on the most important central theme of the lesson. The goal of the mini research project is for students to invest in learning about a new topic, and then sharing with their classmates what they learned. The project is meant to support and reinforce a specific central idea of the lesson or unit. I suppose this is true of any research project, but as you will see, the mini research project has some unique characteristics that make it a great choice!
It is easy to make a blood spatter lab for your students! With just a little prep, and some fake blood, your kids can experience blood evidence for themselves!
Students sometimes struggle to make a dichotomous key on their own. Creating one together as a class can be very helpful. This activity takes the fun one step further by actually using classmates as the subject of the Key itself!
This is a super fun speciation activity that has really helped my students understand the roles of random mutation and geographic isolation. The set up is simple and low prep, giving students a hands-on experience that they will remember!
How do you keep students engaged during direct instruction? Here are 11 no/low-prep ideas for making lecture fun!
This AP Biology review packet covers every Topic, one at a time, for all eight Units. Questions are mostly open ended, asking students to make connections, predict outcomes, describe processes, label diagrams, and draw models. No fluff, no wasted space, no wasted time.
Tire Track evidence is sometimes hard to produce for a classroom setting – cars are big, mud is muddy, rain washes tread patterns away. These two activities bring tracks and tread patterns to your forensics classroom in an easy – low mess way!
Give your students the experience of making the Cell Membrane! This hands-on approach has really helped my kids understand the structure of the cell membrane, the function of transport proteins, and the types of membrane transport!