description of independent variable, dependent variable, and control (5.2A describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable)

description of independent variable, dependent variable, and control describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable)

Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students

Teaching resources modelled on the idea that students will learn best if they are actively engaged and if their activities are closely linked to understanding important biological concepts.

Teaching about cells? Try cut-and-paste activities for interactive notebooks. Read this blog post for more ideas!

10 Tips for Teaching Cells & Cellular Processes in Science

Need some quick ideas to teach cells & cellular processes in your life science or biology classroom? Here's 10 easy-to-implement & FUN lesson ideas!

High School Science With Mrs. Lau: Hands-on Biochemistry: Beads, Pipe Cleaners, and the clearest way to teach monomers and polymers!

Biology High School Science With Mrs. Lau: Hands-on Biochemistry: Beads, Pipe Cleaners, and the clearest way to teach monomers and polymers!

After the biochemistry unit, it’s pretty traditional to teach about cells next.  During my first year, I struggled teaching this unit, because it feels so full of details with seemingly very little connection to each other.  There is nothing worse than standing in front of a class and listing the organelle names and their …

After the biochemistry unit, it’s pretty traditional to teach about cells next. During my first year, I struggled teaching this unit, because it feels so full of details with seemingly very little connection to each other. There is nothing worse than sta

See stomata clearly with just nail polish and tape!  Love this lab!

Leaves and Stomata Lab- requires clear nail polish, wax pencil to label slide, clear tape, slides, and microscope

When teaching about enzymes this lab never fails to grab the attention of my students. It is easy to set up and the results are dramatic! Read all about it in this blog post from AmyBrownScience.comn

Concepts covered: Enzymes speed up the rate of biological chemical reactions. The same enzymes a.

High school teacher Amy Brown offers 14 ideas for using task cards in high school biology. Bell ringers, games, test prep, extra credit, and more!

14 Ways to Use Task Cards in High School Biology

High school teacher Amy Brown offers 14 ideas for using task cards in high school biology. Bell ringers, games, test prep, extra credit, and more! - can definitely be used for Chem and Physics too!

5 must-use labs and activities for teaching natural selection and evolution!

Natural selection is one of my favorite topics to teach. Students enter the classroom with prior misconceptions and it's fun to have students figure out what natural selection and evolution really.

Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students

Just some acitvity ideas! ---Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students

As teachers, we are always looking for tips to improve our practice in our classrooms. For high school science teachers, it can be hard to take the time to pause and reflective on what we are doing and what we could improve.  So  here are 5 ideas for secondary biology teachers to use when teaching their first introductory unit to biology.

What I've Learned: 5 Tips for Improving your 1st Biology Unit

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