Sunday, January 31, 2016

Apologia Biology Module 7

What's Schoolin'?

I don't really have time to organize this right now so I'll post as-is.  Our enrichment meets 2x/week for 1 hour each time and this will be a 2-week module. 

Day 1: Pre-reading strategies and videos for DNA replication/transcription/translation/protein synthesis/RNAs. [Possibly strawberry DNA video if we have time]
Day 2: Study Guide due.  Go over Study Guide and OYO questions.  Create DNA model with Twizzlers and colored marshmallows.
Day 3: Extract DNA from strawberries (I may have them watch the video of it before class for homework).  I don't think I can stomach doing it from our own saliva in class! Videos for mitosis/meiosis/mutations/virus/gene expression/cancer.
Day 4: Test

Video of experiment 7.1 (Pea DNA extraction)

Thinkwell videos:

Online interactive activities and quizlet quiz:

Videos, etc:

Edible DNA model:

Isolate DNA from strawberries:
[That's a huge URL.  You can try the strawberry DNA extraction poster here: ]

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Apologia Biology Module 6

What's Schoolin'?

Here are some links that I'm using as resources for Module 6 (parts of the cell).  We will be making cell models but I'll give them the options of edible/inedible and individual/group.

Pictures of slides for the module experiment.  This is great since with my new classroom setup it is hard to use microscopes for all of the students.

Another link with pictures of slides. 
This is for the plant cells:

Great resource with links to several incredible edible cell posts with pictures.  This really is an amazing link!

Intro to cell video:


Amoeba Sisters Videos:
cell respiration and mitochonria
Animal cell coloring page (I didn't use these since we were doing cell models):
Plant cell coloring page:

There are some online activities here and games:

Interactve online activities:

I use quizlet vocabulary for test bonus points (10 multiple choice/both/worth .5 each for a max of 5 bonus points):

What's Cookin'?

Some dinner ideas for this week (with children's input):

Crock Pot Lasagna (with kale hidden inside - shh!)



Chicken Enchiladas

Homemade Pizza

Need to prep:

Soak/cook beans
Precook rice
Precook 3 pounds grass-fed organic ground beef from Aldi's!
Prebake chicken

Public Domain Images

The New York public library just released its public domain images digitally. Great resource for making educational materials!

Article about it: