What are we studying in class?
  Students are exploring the smallest parts of our world through a variety of activities from my Microscope Mania unit.  They will learn how to use a compound microscope to examine prepared slides as well as make their own wet-mount slides using water samples from local creeks, ponds, and rivers.


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Mrs. T's Site Spotlight - EDPuzzle
I currently utilize their website in my 1:1 science classroom.  They offer easy-to-use tools to edit videos, add voice notes, and quiz questions.  I have edited many videos to use in place of traditional notes to review topics, introduce concepts, and extend classroom activities.  Check out my worksheet for genetics using two EDPuzzle videos:  Heredity Basics and Punnett Squares.


 

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Find new resources to help you implement NGSS in your classroom.
Find new "bell ringers" in my Science Starters area.
Visit my Forensic Science page to find lessons you can use in your current curriculum to target forensics.
Explore the
Kid Zone to find links to interactive sites and great resources for your students.
Share your favorite teaching tips by submitting your ideas for the Idea Factory!

 

 

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7th & 8th Grade Science Teacher @ Havana Junior High, Havana, IL

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