My favorite subject to teach is Forensic Science. It is the perfect mix of applied Biology, Chemistry, Math, and the Yuck-Factor that students just love!
And no topic in Forensic Science has more ‘yuck’ than the study of dead bodies. Students look forward to this unit all year! They are never disappointed.
Reading, hearing, and seeing pictures about Autopsies just doesn’t cut it. Students need hands-on experience to really learn and appreciate the work of Forensic Medical Examiners.
But murder victims are had to come by for use in the classroom!
So in my forensic science class, we use Rats. This post is all about how to turn a Rat into a murder victim!
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Help your students learn and visualize the parts of a flower by making one! Simple and inexpensive supplies makes this an easy hands on learning experience – with ideas to differentiate difficulty level!
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If you are anything like me, when you are teaching AP Biology, you want to give your students everything they need to be successful. This can be a super overwhelming feeling!
There is so much that goes into teaching AP Biology! Not just knowledge, but skills!
This post will help you squeeze the most out of two free resources provided by the College Board!
- Teaching AP Biology with the Curriculum Framework
- A method for utilizing the released Free Response Questions
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AP Biology Teachers know – you can not cram for the AP Exam! If your students are going to be ready at the end of the year, they must study the AP Biology Curriculum Framework from day one!
But what what resources are best? Ones that ALIGN to College Board’s CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK!
Three resources to use for the whole year – make a five from day one!
Here are best AP Biology study resources out there for year-long learning. Each one is aligned specifically to the College Board Curriculum Framework.
- Bozeman Science Videos – one for each Essential Knowledge
- POGIL Activities for AP Biology – practice using and understanding Models
- Albert.io – the Masters of Multiple Choice
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