Lynn Yamada

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Recent Posts by Lynn

Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:33 PM in Researched Based Class
I agree that I like the idea of research, but it needs to be structured. My sophomores are in "Houses" (same students in the core subjects) and we work on a Genetics research project in our third quarter. I teach the science aspect of it, while the Language Arts teacher works on the research paper- the students pick a mutation topic (that we've narrowed down to a list) and write a structured resea...

Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:50 PM in Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Hi Dorothy- I'm not sure if he's teaching- I know he was teaching regular bio and AP Bio. Yes, I've been very successful in my AP Biology course in "flipping" he classroom; assigning students to watch the videos as a review and having them take notes, then talking about the concepts in class. It also is something I plan for my Honors Bio course- especially since for the Common Core, they'l...

Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:12 PM in Bacteria Labs Anyone?
Winogradsky columns sound very interesting- thanks for sharing! Please be careful about allowing students to swab areas and culturing them. Last year we had a State Safety officer speak to our teachers about Biohazard training and it was advised that we not do anymore "mystery microbe" labs. I used to do it in AP Biology- let the students swab an area then see how effective household cleaners ...

Recent Reviews by Lynn

Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:20 PM
5 Review
Another aspect of the SciGuide that makes it easy to use and navigate is the SciGuide Map. It breaks the major concept down into three smaller themes (Continuity of Life, Variations and Specializations of Cells, and Multicellular Organization). This made it easier to find resources specific to what I was teaching. For example, when students were learning about mitosis and cell differentiation, I could easily find resources (University of Utah, Genetics Center) to help me provide them with visuals. I was also able to use mitosis and meiosis video clips I found through the Cell Division link to help my students visually see the difference between the two processes.

Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:54 AM
5 Easy to use and lots of info!
Great resource with lots of variety. I like and appreciate how samples of student work is available so you can see what to expect from your students.

Fri May 11, 2012 2:47 AM
4 Creative site
Advertising’s Hidden Messages site was a creative way to teach students how they can make better choices. One activity they could participate in was to eat healthier at fast food places. This activity is very applicable because it gave examples of how small changes in the selection of foods at fast food places could eliminate unnecessary calories.