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

An interesting reflection of a teacher's journey through their first year of teaching biology!

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.

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)

Here’s a collection of ideas and resources for teaching everything from genetic mutation to cloning mice, just in time for Jeans for Genes Day

Six creative ways to teach genetics

Creative Ways to teach Genetics! Genetics is often in the news – and always a safe bet to spark fierce debate in the classroom as well as round the dinner table. But how much do your students really understand about what’s going on inside them?

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 …

My students turned my whole classroom into a giant cell! Each group of students built an organelle (with a rough scale model in relation to the size of the classroom) and presented them to the class. I love this because it helps students really connect

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!

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!

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.

Ten Ways to Teach BIOLOGY Through Writing $~~~~~~~These ten strategies are fun, creative exercises to help reinforce biology content. Classroom tested!

How to Teach BIOLOGY Through Writing {10 Strategies}

Ten Ways to Teach BIOLOGY Through Writing. These ten strategies are fun, creative exercises to help reinforce biology content.

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