Cris DeWolf

Hello! I teach Biology, AP Biology, Earth & Space Science, Astronomy, and Oceanography. I've been teaching now for 27 years. I am very active with the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association, currently as their past president. My profile pic is from my flight on SOFIA as one of the first two Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors. This is an amazing airborne infrared telescope.




Chippewa Hills High School

Recent Posts by Cris

Yesterday, 2:17 PM in NOAA Teacher at Sea Program
The NOAA Teacher at Sea program is accepting applications for summer 2019 all this month. The deadline for submitting your application is November 30th. Here is a direct link to the application:

Yesterday, 2:06 PM in Implementing NGSS
Hello Chelsey- What subject do you teach? One of the courses I teach at our school is AP Biology. I have found the approach of AP to lab work has been useful for modifying existing labs I do in other classes I teach over to a more inquiry-based student-centered format. That said, I have found some push-back from students (and parents!) in that there is not necessarily one "correct" answer for ...

Yesterday, 1:54 PM in Re-Taking Tests
Hello Elle- My first suggestion would be - have you discussed this with your cooperating teacher? Is he/she open to modifying their policy? Is there a building-wide policy? If you are able ti make changes, I would suggest doing as you are thinking and give them a deadline. They could also be required to turn in a plan where they share what questions they still have about the content covered - ...

Recent Reviews by Cris

Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:18 PM
5 Forensic Science Collection
We are in the process of designing a Forensic Science elective course in our department. We want to make it fun, engaging, and meaningful for our students. The activities in this collection will provide me with the tools I need to bring the department together as we explore our options. The Career of the Month and Careers in Science features will help our students see forensic science as a possible career path for themselves. There are also several useful labs included. I really like the one called Forensic Science Demonstration via Hawaii Five-O. The soil analysis they use there could also be extended to my Astronomy class when we talk about how rovers like Curiosity test for the presence of organics in the soil on Mars.

Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:51 PM
5 Heredity and Variation SciPack Review
This SciPack did an excellent job of challenging my current understanding of genetics and heredity. I teach Biology and thought that it would not require much thought. I was wrong. I would recommend this resource to anyone who would like either an in-depth refresher of modern genetics, or a deeper look at something they have a more limited background on.

Recent Public Collections by Cris

Two-Year Community: Integrating Reading Skills in an Introductory Science Classroom
Type: Journal Article

Primary Students and Informational Texts
Type: Journal Article

Climate Change

22 Resources

These will be used with my Oceanography students for a unit on climate change. They will also be shared with others who are looking for resources to teach about climate change.

Case Study: Ah-choo! Increased Risk of Pollen Allergies in the Northern Hemisphere
Type: Journal Article

Science Sampler: Global Warming Project
Type: Journal Article


9 Resources

A collection I plan on using with my Astronomy I students in the spring.

Asteroid Zoo
Type: User uploaded resource

Rosetta mission website
Type: User uploaded resource