RST.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9—10 texts and topics.

 
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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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Biogeochemical Cycles Performance Task

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
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Performance tasks are a great way for students to review content in preparation for traditional assessments.

 
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Life is for The Living

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
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You gotta have GRACE (growth, reproduction, adaptation/adjustment, cells and energy) to live.

 
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From Cells to Biosphere: Anchoring Biological Terms (Day 1 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1: Introduction to our Classroom and The Scope of Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1: Introduction to our Classroom and The Scope of Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Tap into your students' creative power and personal interests in science to create visual examples of basic biology vocabulary from cells to the biosphere!

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

 
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Cruising Through 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
 
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Get your kids moving through the carbon cycle through this engaging movement based simulation!

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

 
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Simulating Protein Synthesis (Day 1 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 7: DNA & Protein Synthesis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 7: DNA & Protein Synthesis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Get your kids moving and make a complicated process come alive as students take on roles in the three phases of protein synthesis!

 
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Using Student Doodles to Introduce the Concept of Evolution and Natural Selection

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
 
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Use student drawings in this engaging activity to explore the concept of natural selection.

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

 
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Cell Division Gone Wrong: An Introduction to Cancer

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
 
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Relate cell division to student life and prior knowledge in this engaging discussion about the unique properties of cancerous cells.

 
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Comparing and Contrasting Meiosis and Mitosis: A Discussion and Analysis

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:

Guide students through an active discussion about meiosis and mitosis using text graphics and slides to encourage student questioning and analysis!

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

 
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From Cells to Biosphere: Anchoring Biological Terms (Day 2 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1: Introduction to our Classroom and The Scope of Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1: Introduction to our Classroom and The Scope of Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Tap into your students' creative power and personal interests in science to create visual examples of basic biology vocabulary from cells to the biosphere!

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

 
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