RST.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

 
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Introducing the Cell Cycle Using Diagrams and Gestures

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use colorful diagrams and hand gestures to unpack the cell cycle and mitosis as an effective pre-writing activity!

 
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Learning Human Anatomy Basics with Paper Dolls (Day 1 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 10: Human Anatomy & Physiology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 10: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Hook kids into the study of human anatomy and physiology using student created paper dolls!

 
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Using Analogies to Study the Organelles of the Cell (Day 1 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 5: A Tour of the Cell
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 5: A Tour of the Cell
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use student created analogies to deepen their understanding of the organelles in a cell!

 
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Communities & Ecosystems (Day# 1 of 4)

High School Biology » Unit: 7) Ecology ("Population Interactions")
High School Biology » Unit: 7) Ecology ("Population Interactions")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

All living organisms and the environment are interconnected.

 
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What is a Feedback Loop, Anyway?

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 10: Human Anatomy & Physiology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 10: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use interesting biological scenarios to get your kids to connect with feedback loops in the human body!

 
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Classification, part 1

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 4-Organisms and Evolution
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 4-Organisms and Evolution
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
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Organisms are classified for many of the same reasons we classify things in our lives every day.

 
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Investigating the Evidence for Evolution (Day 1 of 4)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 8: Evolution & Biological Diversity
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 8: Evolution & Biological Diversity
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use this jigsaw activity and research paper analysis to get students analyzing the different types of scientific evidence in support of evolution!

 
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Going Deeper: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration in the Carbon Cycle

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 9: Energy, Ecology, & Classification
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 9: Energy, Ecology, & Classification
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Your students become the teachers as they author children's books about photosynthesis and cellular respiration!

 
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Diving Deeper into the Human Body Systems (Day 1 of 4)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 10: Human Anatomy & Physiology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 10: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Allow your students to be the teachers during this engaging lesson series of student created human body system presentations!

 
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CancerQuest: Cell Division Gone Wrong (Day 1 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Get your students connecting the cell cycle to their daily lives through the use of medical treatments and explanations of cancer.

 
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Intro to Newton's First Law of Motion

High School Physics » Unit: Inertia and Interactions
High School Physics » Unit: Inertia and Interactions
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use multiple sources to determine how Newton's 1st Law is connected to inertia.

 
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Chromosomes tell a Story

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3- Growth and Heredity
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3- Growth and Heredity
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Chromosomes are chock full of information.

 
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Maintaining Homeostasis (Part 1/2)

Biology » Unit: The Eukaryotic Cell
Biology » Unit: The Eukaryotic Cell
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
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What keeps a cell healthy and happy? Find out in today's exploratorium.

 
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Culminating Semester Project: Science Superheroes!

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 10: Human Anatomy & Physiology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 10: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Get students thinking about big-picture issues and how science can help solve them as they create their own science superhero and perform a superhero action in their community!

 
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Cell Membranes: Reading Strategy

High School Biology » Unit: 2) Cells ("Form and Function")
High School Biology » Unit: 2) Cells ("Form and Function")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Reading for understanding can be difficult but with the proper tool(s) and method of delivery, students can become better and better!

 
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