Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper
High School Biology
80 Lessons
Thousand Oaks High
Thousand Oaks, CA
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Getting to Know Your Lab Partner
Big Idea: It is crucial that students feel safe and confident in their classroom before they begin to explore the Biology curriculum. This lesson will require students to actively engage in an interview and present their lab partner to the rest of the class.
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Building a Foundation for Success in Your Classroom
Big Idea: The resources in this lesson can be used by teachers at the beginning of the school year to build a foundation for success in their classroom and improve communication with the students' families at your Back to School Night event.
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Ensuring Lab Safety
Big Idea: Lab safety is the cornerstone of an effective lab-science classroom. This lesson will review proper lab safety procedures, identify available safety equipment in your classroom, and review the Lab Safety Contract.
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Putting the "I" in Scientist (Day 1 of 2)
Big Idea: Which scientist past or present would you try to "friend"? Students create a poster to represent a social media account for their favorite scientists and try to persuade their peers to vote for them! #biologyrocks #mynewBFF
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The Power Of Persuasion: The Greatest Scientist Of All Time (Day 2 of 2)
Big Idea: What do DNA, penicillin, and genetic traits all have in common? Each was discovered by one of the greatest science minds of all time. So who had the most important scientific breakthrough? It is up to the students' to persuade us on the final verdict!
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First Steps in the Scientific Method
Big Idea: The scientific method is a formal technique to address all laboratory inquiries from the most simple to the most complex. This lesson will introduce the steps of the scientific method and enable students to become familiar with the associated terminology.
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Ewww . . . Worms - The Scientific Method In Action (Part 1 of 6)
Big Idea: The students will complete the laboratory activity to determine the effect of the independent variable, temperature, on the dependent variable, the worm's heartbeat. This lab activity will reinforce the students' understanding of the scientific method.
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Asking the Right Questions : Designing Your Own Inquiry Lab (Part 2 of 6)
Big Idea: Students will use earthworms as a basis for designing their very own inquiry-based investigation while they create, conduct and analyze their very own experiment!
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Ideas Into Action - Student Developed Inquiry Labs (Part 3 of 6)
Big Idea: Today is the big day! Students will follow their approved lab procedure, analyze the collected data, and construct a relevant conclusion statement. This is our opportunity to make the scientific method come to life!
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Making Sense of the Data (Part 4 of 6)
Big Idea: Now that the students have been able to complete their student-designed labs, they need to review the data and determine if the data supports or refutes the hypothesis. Students will formulate a conclusion and begin to prepare a presentation.
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Lights, Camera, Action - Student Inquiry Lab Presentations (Part 5 of 6)
Big Idea: Today is the big day we have all been waiting for . . . Presentation Day! The student presenters will review the steps of the scientific method while honing their presentation skills through use of technology to effectively report their findings.
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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Time For Self Reflections (Part 6 of 6)
Big Idea: Some times looking in the mirror is the hardest thing we can do. Students will reflect on their own experiences and inquiry lab reports, as well as review other classes' group projects specifically critiquing the lab procedure and data analysis.
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Alive or Not Alive . . . That is the Question?
Big Idea: What does a tree, a bacteria, and a whale all have in common? Students will review the characteristic necessary to be classified as a living organisms and create a foldable to demonstrate their understanding.
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Ready or Not Here It Comes!  First Test Preparation
Big Idea: The big day is around the corner and will you be ready? This lesson will provide a review of the test material, guidance on how to organize assignments for submission, and and introduction to assessment procedures.
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