Sarah Horan

Location

TX

Affiliation

Trinity Episcopal School

Recent Posts by Sarah

Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:08 PM in Living vs. Nonliving things
I have been using a modified version of Astrobiobound in my class. Not only does it teach living vs. nonliving things, it allows students to practice design thinking. https://marsed.mars.asu.edu/lesson-plans/astrobiobound

Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:36 AM in Cells are the fundamental unit of life
I start the unit by doing an activity similar to this and the kids get really interested in how the cells grow or shrink. It is a good way to review measurement skills - circumference and mass. Then, I like this activity as a formative assessment. Then I have my 7th graders make their own analogy: A cell is like a... kingdom, school, the NBA, etc. We discuss that the analogy is a conceptual mo...

Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:37 AM in Heredity Activities
I, too, find this a very interesting unit for students! I love the http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/ site. My students really enjoy that I bring in my family's history of colorblindness after discussing Queen Victoria's family history of hemophilia. (I have them make predictions about whether or not my children could be color blind.) As an assessment, I have them take on the role of a genetics couns...