Teaching about Cell Transport – Animations and Other Resources
Cell Transport is one of my favorite topics to teach. Usually it’s late October and my students have gotten through biochemistry and the organelles and are wondering how it all fits together. Watching the light bulbs in my students’ heads go on when they finally understand how materials get in and out of the cell […]
Coloring with a Purpose: Enhance Learning, Don’t Replace It!
Nothing lights up a middle school or high school student’s face more than the chance to color. Well, maybe nothing except a substitute teacher’s presence. But what if they have a substitute teacher and they are given something to color??! Watch out, Alpha Centauri. But what every teacher struggles with is how to […]
A Blast from the Past: A Cell Creative Writing Assignment
In 9th grade, I had an amazing biology teacher, Ms. DeRosa-Hill. She was a teacher who did things in an out-of-the-box way. I remember she encouraged creativity and often asked us to write lab reports that took the form of a letter to a testing supply company, a poem, or a creative story. As a […]