Ali Neugebauer

I am currently in my second year of teaching at a charter school in Philadelphia. I graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with a degree in Environmental Science. After graduation I worked for an education based non-profit and fell in love. I quickly changed my focus to teaching and haven't looked back.




Olney Charter High School

Recent Posts by Ali

Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:58 PM in Human Evolution
Hello All! I am teaching two lessons on Human evolution next week and I was wondering if anyone had any awesome resources for teaching this topic in a more hands on fashion. I am struggling to find ways to make the lesson engaging for students.

Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:32 AM in Hypothesis format
Hello all- I just wanted to say thank you this thread. I am discussing with my students today how to write a strong hypothesis and I found your recommendations to be helpful.

Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:37 AM in How to prepare for my first year?
Start stalking all staples sales, trust me you can never have enough supplies. Since you are teaching Biology and Chemistry, it would be helpful to start brainstorming ideas of labs and getting a file systems set up for labs. Another tip would be to start envisioning how you would like to organize your classroom and what materials you would need to make that system work. I require all my studen...

Recent Reviews by Ali

Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:34 AM
4 Hypothesis Help!
I found this article to be helpful for coming up with guidelines for my students on how to write a strong hypothesis. I felt that article could have been stronger if it provided a few more examples of a hypothesis v. prediction v. theory, but all together it did an excellent job. I would not use this article to give to my students and have them read, but instead would use snippets of it to help my students.

Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:35 PM
5 Great Source for Examples
This book chapter was extremely helpful for providing examples of Global Climate Change for my students. I liked the introduction for Global Climate Change and a good use of real life examples for further understanding.

Recent Public Collections by Ali

Environmental Science

5 Resources

Ideas for my Environmental Science class

Environmental Service Learning: Relevant, Rewarding, and Responsible
Type: Journal Article

An Environmental Town Meeting: Balancing Environmental Decisions and Real-Life Issues
Type: Journal Article


3 Resources

I put this group together for my forensics unit

A Microbial Murder Mystery
Type: Journal Article

Digging Up a Crime
Type: Journal Article