This is the only icebreaker that I use with my high school science students! I've used it for over 5 years and it is always my favorite day of the year. This icebreaker activity allows you to 1) talk science on day one 2) randomly group students for your seating chart 3) spend time getting to know your students and 4) allowing them to get to know you! -by ⚛ Jen Siler's Classroom

This is the only icebreaker that I use with my high school science students! I've used it for over 5 years and it is always my favorite day of the year. This icebreaker activity allows you to talk science on day one randomly group students for your

Science With Mrs Lau has super-fun ideas and resources to help her high school students learn about mitosis and meiosis. Learn more about her ideas here.

How I Teach Mitosis and Meiosis in High School Biology

A few years ago, I looked at my biochemistry unit and tried to think of some way to revolutionize it.  Monomers, polymers, carbohydrat...

High School Science With Mrs. Lau: Hands-On Biochemistry Bundle Update! Brand new Nucleic Acids activity

Natural Selection Activity (Natural Selection Game)This is a comprehensive, math-based game of natural selection. It is recommended for high school biology or advanced middle school. Students represent a population of leopards that have a total of 6 genetic variants among them.

The Hungry Games: A Game of Natural Selection

Grade: Natural Selection Activity (Natural Selection Game) Students represent a population of leopards that have a total of 6 genetic variants among them.

These 40+ free STEM websites: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are for grades 6-12; middle school and high school. Hands on science

Free STEM Websites for Grades 6-12: Middle School and High School

These 40 free STEM websites: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are for grades middle school and high school. Hands on science

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!

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 be reflective on what we are doing and what we could improve. So here are 5 ideas for secondary biology teachers to use when teaching cells (organelles, transport, mitosis, and cancer) in their classrooms.

What I've Learned: 5 tips for improving how you teach CELLS

5 ideas for secondary biology teachers to use when teaching cells (organelles, transport, mitosis, and cancer) in their classrooms.

So many teachers love using interactive notebooks to organize their classrooms and curriculum.  But I've found a strategy I love even better that will reduce stress, chaos, and wasted time.  Plus it is more appropriate for secondary students! An important read before back to school!

Why I Don't Use Interactive Notebooks in my Secondary Classroom

So many teachers love using interactive notebooks to organize their classrooms and curriculum. But I've found a strategy I love even better that will reduce stress, chaos, and wasted time. Plus it is more appropriate for secondary students! An important

Photosynthesis and Respiration Activities for High School Biology: Coloring Pages and Cut-and-Paste Activities for Glycolysis, Citric Acid Cycle, Oxidative Phosphorylation, Light Reactions, and the Calvin Cycle! Science and Math with Mrs. Lau

Photosynthesis and Respiration Coloring Activity Bundle for High School Biology

Photosynthesis and Respiration Activities for High School Biology: Coloring Pages and Cut-and-Paste Activities for Glycolysis, Citric Acid Cycle, Oxidative Phosphorylation, Light Reactions, and the Calvin Cycle! Science and Math with Mrs.

Tips and Tools for Teaching Photosynthesis and Respiration in High School Biology - Science and Math with Mrs. Lau

Tips and Tools for Teaching Photosynthesis and Respiration in High School Biology - Science and Math with Mrs.

Biology and Physical Science bell ringers (or exit slips) for high school students!  The first 5 minutes of class are the most important in getting your students focused and ready to learn.  Don't waste the start of class!  Using daily bell ringers changed my classroom culture completely!

Biology and Physical Science bell ringers (or exit slips) for high school students! The first 5 minutes of class are the most important in getting your students focused and ready to learn. Don't waste the start of class! Using daily bell ringers changed my classroom culture completely!

Check out this amazing resource for middle school and high school science warm ups. This is all the bell-ringers you would ever need for your classroom.

Check out this amazing resource for middle school and high school science warm ups. This is all the bell-ringers you would ever need for your classroom.

Teach students to identify and avoid plagiarizing in their writing. This resource from The Reading and Writing Haven has teacher lecture materials and guided practice activities to help middle and high school students distinguish between plagiarizing, summarizing, paraphrasing, and directly quoting research.

Plagiarism Minilesson for Middle and High School Students

Teach students to identify and avoid plagiarizing in their writing. This resource from The Reading and Writing Haven has teacher lecture materials and guided practice activities to help middle and high school students distinguish between plagiarizing, summarizing, paraphrasing, and directly quoting research.

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