Mary Morgan

AP Biology & Pre-AP Biology Teacher. I have also taught Anatomy/Physiology, Zoology, Inclusion Biology, and Regular Biology.


Belton High School/Belton ISD

Recent Posts by Mary

Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:53 PM in Physiology/Anatomy Project Ideas?
Danielle, I'd love to see your project as well. It sounds fun! Did you happen to take any photos of your students' projects?

Fri May 03, 2013 7:53 PM in Physiology/Anatomy Project Ideas?
I had my students in Anatomy & Physiology do a WikiPage for diseases. Although this was geared towards 11-12 grade students, it could certainly be modified for other levels. You could also have students research a specific organ or a system in general. I had the students develop test/quiz questions over their page. I then combined their questions into an "open-computer" test. They could use their ...

Wed May 01, 2013 6:49 PM in Skeletal and Muscular Systems
Flinn has a great activity called Rubber Bones. It's the old chicken bones in vinegar lab with some extension. This is great for explaining the material of which bones are made. I have also found some great ideas for simple anatomy/physio activities that require the minimal amount of supplies from the book Anatomy Academy (Loose in the Lab) and from the Bill Nye the Science Guy website http://w...

Recent Reviews by Mary

Sat May 04, 2013 9:51 PM
5 Excellent Review! New Insights Into Teaching!
I found this Science Object to be an excellent review of Mendelian genetics, even if you are already well-versed in the topic. Not only did it review the topic, but it explained some concepts in a language and phrasing that my students would understand. This gave me new insights into teaching these concepts. I have my "standard" way that I teach Mendelian genetics, however, I always have a handful of students who fail to grasp the concept. This Science Object presented the information in a way that those students will hopefully understand better. I plan to model my teaching/reteaching of this topic around the format of this "S.O." in order to better help my students. In addition, I loved the interactive portions of the S.O. and wish I knew where they came from/if they are available to teachers because I would love to use them in my freshmen biology courses.

Recent Public Collections by Mary

Family Night Ideas

1 Resources

Ideas for elementary family science night.

Polymer Family Night: The Science Behind the Fun
Type: Journal Article

Pedagogy - Miscellaneous

2 Resources

This category is a catch all for any items I am still reading and or reviewing. If it seems a bit is!

Supporting Right-Brained Thinking
Type: Journal Article

Yes, Virginia, Study Habits and Learning Techniques Are Key!
Type: Book Chapter

Cultured Inquiry: Students learn about the scientific process and gain critical thinking skills through disc diffusion assays
Type: Journal Article