Before our students can understand the functions of the animal cell, they need to know the organelles of the animal cell. There are so many fun ways to teach students about the organelles from the “cell” phone to a bowl of Jello and candy. How we teach it isn’t as important as giving students the … [Read more...] about Organelles of the Animal Cell
At first glance, the difference between living and nonliving things seems pretty clear, but digging deeper, it gets complicated. Scientists love to classify things, so they developed the six properties of life to define what living means. The Six Properties of Life Living things are … [Read more...] about What are the 6 Properties of Life?
I love teaching the biomes of the world because it brings together so many science topics. We can talk about how the angle sunlight hits the Earth causes uneven heating of the Earth with colder temperatures at the poles and warmer temperatures at the equator. We can talk about how weather determines … [Read more...] about Teaching the Biomes of the World
Food chains and food webs are one of those topics introduced during elementary school that we expand upon during middle school. Your students will have some background knowledge. You can use this background knowledge to deepen their understanding. Reviewing Food Chains and Food … [Read more...] about How to Teach Food Chains and Food Webs
I love the human body! We get a scratch, and our skin immediately starts repairing itself. If my couch did that, I wouldn’t get so stressed about the dogs being alone in the living room! While our entire human bodies are amazing, I found 11 astonishing facts about the human body that you can share … [Read more...] about 11 Astonishing Facts About the Human Body
Prokaryotes and eukaryotes are organisms made up of two basic types of cells. You may also hear them called prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Prokaryotes evolved first in Earth's history around 3.8 billion years ago. These cells are smaller and simpler than eukaryotic cells. Characteristics of … [Read more...] about How are Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes Different?