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Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students

Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students
by Drs. Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty, University of Pennsylvania The expression "hands-on, minds-on" summarizes the philosophy we have incorporated in these activities - namely, that students will learn best if they are actively engaged and if their activities are closely linked to understanding important biological concepts. Many of our activities are explicitly aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, as indicated by (NGSS) in the descriptions below and the links to the right. Additional information is provided in Summary Tables and in the Teacher Preparation Notes for these activities. To accommodate limited budgets, most of our activities can be carried out with minimum equipment and expense for supplies. Additional resources for teaching biology are available at More Minds on Activities for Teaching Biology. Read More Intro and Biological Molecules Is Yeast Alive? Enzymes Help Us Digest Food(revised, July, 2016) Who Took Jerell's iPod? More Minds-on Activities

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Forms of Energy Back to Table of Contents What are the different forms of energy? Energy has a number of different forms, all of which measure the ability of an object or system to do work on another object or system. In other words, there are different ways that an object or a system can possess energy. Here are the different basic forms: Kinetic Energy: Practice Exams for Genetics These practice exams were put here to help you monitor your progress in genetics. Do not study only these questions as new questions will be written for each test and old questions will be modified. It is important that you understand the question and why the correct answer is correct. Many of these questions have appeared on tests given in previous semesters.

Glaciotectonics Last updated on June 04, 2008 In most general descriptions of glacial features, moraines are described as consisting dominantly of till a poorly sorted mixture of rock types. This till was supposedly deposited at the front of a glacier during a period when the front of the glacier was at a still-stand while melting (ablation) and advance of the glacier were in balance. However, in areas underlain by unconsolidated sediment, whether of glacial or pre-glacial origin, the moraines are commonly ice shoved moraines consisting of sheets of the underlying sediments thrust up into hills. Depending on the nature of the underlying sediments, these moraines may have little till. Ice shoved moraines have the appearance of small scale mountains.

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