Barbara Searcy

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Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:10 AM in Plant Adaptations
What grades are you teaching about plant adaptations. Besides on checking on state and district expectations, I found the most successful was the activity on raising same package of bean seeds in different environments the students plan and monitor. Great for 5, 6-8 and 9th. Sent from Mail for Windows 10

Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:38 PM in Lab Dissections
 One way to do dissection in regard to Evolution  is to use a worm,  sea squirt, frog,  fish, baby shark, and an egg of a chicken. Ask students to brainstorm how they are related . Answers may vary but you want notochord, gills, seperate mouth and anus,  notochord  lays in  dorsal position and / or have  bilateral symetry and  a head. Which are or not vertebrates, chordates?  Let them try to place...

Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:36 AM in Animals in the classroom?
Have you consider what lesson plans can be used with the animal , safety, animal behaviour, genetics, etc? These lesson plans and  learning goals can be submitted to principal in request for having it in the classroom. For example, raising betta fish as lesson on genetics of color, iridensce, and tail shape and color variation. Resource- bettasource.com,  Get fish online or through Petsmart.Or  in...