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HANDS ON ACTIVITIES

Desktop concept maps

Cut & Paste Activities

Venn Diagrams & Organizers


Card reviews

Other stuff

BILL- TRADE & GRADE ?'s

BARCODE MATCHUP


BOARD GAMES

DISSECTIONS

VOCAB BINGO
     
HANDS ON ACTIVITIES/GAMES

for BIOLOGY,
HONORS BIOLOGY,
AP BIOLOGY
BHS BIOLOGY THEATER ROLE PLAYS
(Directions and activity cards for acting out Photosynthesis, Calvin cycle, Replication,
Transcription, Translation , and Counter current flow
BIOLOGY THEATRE
by Audra Brown Ward
presented at the 2008 NABT conference in Memphis
(Directions and activity cards for acting out Electron transport chain, Light reactions, RNA processing, Translation, and double fertilization)
Muscle contraction Act it out
By Mark Little
AP BIOLOGY



OPERONS OPERONS OPERONS

Pool Noodle Operons from Kristin Dotti

White board operons 
activity by Jennifer Forsyth

Copy operon scenarios and pass out to students. 
Have them use whiteboards to draw and explain their operon to the class.

I use with Modeling Operons with pool noodless


HONORS BIO/AP BIO

ENZYMES/PROTEINS

Be an enzyme simulation 
by Thomas Wanamaker
Be an enzyme ?'s

Chainobead LAB

 

 


HONORS BIO



Blood type theater cards
Blood typing lab
Handout
Prelab
AP BIOLOGY

DESKTOP RFLP ANALYSIS
#1?
#2?
Scissors
HindIII EcoR1 labels








DNA REPLICATION
Modified from Building Macromolecules
From KIM FOGLIA  
http://www.explorebiology.com/apbiology/labs/
A paper-scissors-tape activity used to help students envision the process of synthesis -- building macromolecules out of smaller subunits

DNA Replication cut & paste
CUTOUTS modified from: Kim Foglia
Cut + Paste DNA
Cutouts
BILL-replication ?'s

Modeling Biomolecules-Cut & Paste
Modified from:Building Macromolecules From KIM FOGLIA (See original at right) 
http://www.explorebiology.com/apbiology/labs/
A paper-scissors-tape activity used to help students envision the process of synthesis -- building macromolecules out of smaller subunits

Mini size cutouts for BILL
AP BIO PICTIONARY
Ecology 
Evolution
HONORS BIO
EVOLUTION ACTIVITIES
Natural selection
LIZARDS 

TRANSPORT
Egg osmosis
AP BIOLOGY

Macromolecule Pattern Matching Activity

From 
MITOSIS/MEIOSIS
DESKTOP YARN MITOSIS

MITOSIS TABLE TOP CARDS

LEGO PROTEIN SYNTHESIS
From Abram Van Der Fluit
Teacher directions
   Assignment    Data sheet
AP BIOLOGY

MUTAGEN MICE [SP.2]
From Catalyst Learning Curricula
Incorporating Math and Statistics into AP/IB Science Sample Lessons
pages 4-10 

Mutagen mice BILL ?'s

HONORS BIO
How many bears can live in this woods?

(limiting factors)
Good buddies activity
(Symbiotic relationships)
MORE CUT and PASTE ACTIVITIES MODELING SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAYS

Cutouts

 

DESKTOP CONCEPT MAPS

AP BIO  
Macromolecules
Desktop concept map- MACROMOLECULES 
COPY MOLECULE CARDS onto different colors of card stock. 
Cut out and place into ziplock bags. 1 set per pair of students. 
Have them create a concept map on the desktop



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MITOSIS PHASES






COPY MITOSIS CARDS onto different colors of card stock. 
Cut out and place into ziplock bags. 1 set per pair of students. 
Have them create a concept map on the desktop then fill in Organizer
INTERPHASE/MITOSIS/CYTOKINESIS-one color
PHASES-copy on one color of paper
WHAT HAPPENS- copy on another color
DNA is less condensed/more condensed-copy on another color
Dividing/Nondividing phase-copy on another color of paper

Copy INTERPHASE cards onto different colors of card stock.
Cut out and place in ziplock bags. 1 set per pair of students.
Have them create a concept map on the desktop then fill in Organizer.

G1, S, G2, G0- copy on one color of paper
What happens- copy on another color

GENETIC DISORDERS
KNOW YOUR GENETIC DISORDERS
Copy descriptions on one color, names on one color, mode of inheritance on another color of cardstock.      
KNOW YOUR GENETIC DISORDERS with QR codes        DIRECTIONS
TYPES OF TRANSPORT TYPES OF TRANSPORT                    Organizer
ACTIVE/PASSIVE -copy on one color of paper
MEMBRANE PROTEINS, VESICLES, NO HELP-copy on another color
TYPES OF TRANSPORT-copy on another color

PARADE OF KINGDOMS
Who am I? cards
Who am I? clues
PLANTS
Plant Life cycles       cards         
organizer                 answers
Plant Anatomy cutouts                    sample map
Use cutouts to create your own concept map
KNOW YOUR MOLECULES
DNA (Replication, transcription, translation)
KNOW YOUR MOLECULES 
Copy molecule names and functions on different colors of cardstock
Have them match molecules with functions on the desktop then fill in ORGANIZER       ANSWERS


KNOW YOUR MOLECULES #1 with barcodes   ORGANIZER        ANSWERS
KNOW YOUR MOLECULES #2      KNOW YOUR MOLECULES #2 WITH QR CODES
Bacteria, viruses, prions, DNA technology
Copy molecule names and functions on different colors of cardstock
Have them match molecules with functions on the desktop then fill in ORGANIZER       
ANSWERS
Macromolecules Desktop concept maps   cards added
TRANSPORT Transport desktop concept map           Transport comparison

 

QR code MATCH UP DIRECTIONS
Thanks to Laura Quail for this idea
Cell cycle Organizer 
QR cards
KNOW YOUR GENETIC DISORDERS  AP BIO DNA KNOW YOUR MOLECULES #2
Functional groups organizer     
QR cards
KNOW YOUR MOLECULES #1

 

AP BIOLOGY CUT & PASTE ACTIVITIES

AP BIOLOGY

Modeling Biomolecules-Cut & Paste
Modified from:Building Macromolecules From KIM FOGLIA (See original at right) 
http://www.explorebiology.com/apbiology/labs/
A paper-scissors-tape activity used to help students envision the process of synthesis -- building macromolecules out of smaller subunits

Mini size cutouts for BILL

Carbohydrate ?'s
Modified from BIO87/POGIL
Lipid ?'s
Modified from Holtzclaw Study guide
Protein ?'s
Modified from Holtzclaw/Foglia/Miriello study guides
Nucleic acid ?'s
Modified from Holtzclaw/Foglia/Miriello study guides


DNA REPLICATION
Modified from Building Macromolecules
From KIM FOGLIA  
http://www.explorebiology.com/apbiology/labs/
A paper-scissors-tape activity used to help students envision the process of synthesis -- building macromolecules out of smaller subunits

DNA Replication cut & paste
CUTOUTS modified from: Kim Foglia
Cut + Paste DNA
Cutouts
BILL-replication ?'s

AP BIOLOGY

Original B
uilding Macromolecules 
From KIM FOGLIA  
http://www.explorebiology.com/apbiology/labs/
A paper-scissors-tape activity used to help students envision the process of synthesis -- building macromolecules out of smaller subunits 
Instructions  
Glucose 
Water Drops (large)
Water Drops (small) 
Glycerol (legal) 
Glycerol (letter)
Saturated Fatty Acid (legal)
Saturated Fatty Acid (letter)
Unsaturated Fatty Acid (legal)
Unsaturated Fatty Acid (letter) 
Amino Acids
DNA template
Adenine 
Thymine 
Cytosine 
Guanine 

Build a Lipid
(Modified from Kim Foglia)

Build a fat 
Build a phospholipid
AP BIOLOGY

MAKE A RECOMBINANT PLASMID
Use restriction endonuclease enzymes to splice human insulin gene into a bacterial plasmid
MODIFIED FROM:
http://www.biologycorner.com

PLASMID ACTIVITY
Plasmid ?'s
Human insulin chromosome
Plasmid chromosome
ENZYMES/PROTEINS  
Act out an enzyme pathway; see the effects of competitive & noncompetitive inhibitors
by Thomas Wanamaker 
Be an enzyme simulation      
Be an enzyme ?'s    
Who Ate the Cheese?
Use gel electrophoresis to solve a crime.
Modified from:
http://www.biologycorner.com

Who Ate the Cheese? Activity
Gel pattern
 
   
   

VENN DIAGRAMS & Organizers

Compare and contrast a variety of Biology concepts

Check below. Some of these have desktop cards to go with organizers

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/images/eps-gif/VennDiagram_900.gif
Prokaryotes vs Eukaryotes Mitochondria vs Chloroplasts
(respiration vs photosynthesis)
Mitosis/Meiosis comparison
Bacteria vs Archea Bacteria, animal, plant cells Alternation of generations comparison
Who influenced Darwin? organizer
Darwin's theory organizer
Causes of microevolution organizer
Transport comparison
Transport comparison 2
Tonic comparison
 

 

REVIEW GAMES Monomer/polymer game
From: Mary Garrison Neimeyer
VOCAB PICTIONARY

 

AP BIOLOGY CARD REVIEWS Semester 1 review-Pictionary Chemistry, Carbon, Water, Molecules Card Review
Check your answers
Cells, transport, & Signaling card review ?'s
ANSWERS 
Cell division card review
answers
Genetics Clicker Review
Metabolism card review     answers DNA card review     answers  
Animal Station review
Answers
Parade review  
answer sheet
answers
 

 

Other Stuff

CATALYST LEARNING CURRICULUM by Kristin Dotti    See a video
I did one of her workshops and it was amazing Tons of hands on activities and a real change in the approach to student learning. If you get a chance to attend one of her workshops you should go. She does lots of presentations at national meetings like NABT, NSTA, etc.  I highly recommend her curriculum.
Sample Lesson Plans      Summer workshops      1-day workshops    SPECIAL CURRICULA/CASE STUDIES       Full year Curricula 

 

 

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