Biology classroom resources designed for student comprehension.
This set includes interactive notebook activities for 8 topics throughout biology. There is a wide range of activities to choose from, including differentiated activities for different levels.
This unit can be used as a stand alone curriculum or as part of an existing curriculum.
1. Cells Interactive Notebook- 16 activities that cover the differences among prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, plant and animal cells, as well the anatomy of cells, and cell theory.
Included in the cells interactive notebook are over 18 activities:
✿ Cell Theory Pop-up Timeline
✿ Fluid Mosaic Model for cell membranes.
✿ Parts of the Cell Theory Map
✿ Scientist Contributions to the Cell Theory Map
✿ Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Feature Fold
✿ Eukaryotic vs. Prokaryotic Snip n Flip (2 versions)
✿ Comparing Cell Types Flip Flap Book
✿ Eukaryotic vs Prokaryotic Venn Diagram
✿ Plant vs. Animal Venn Diagram
✿ Eukaryotic vs. Prokaryotic Pick Pockets
✿ Plant vs. Animal Pick Pockets
✿ Animal Cell Coloring Booklet
✿ Animal Cell Stage and Labeling
✿ Animal Cell Accordion Book
✿ Plant Cell Accordion Book
✿ Plant Cell Stage and Table
✿ Cell City Brochure
✿ Organelle Relationship Puzzle
2. Classification Interactive Notebook- 10 items that cover taxonomy and how organisms are classified, including:
✿Classification Cards -6 Cards for each Kingdom: Animalia, Fungi, Plantae, Protista, Archaea, Eubacteria
✿Classification Reverse Flip Book- students can choose any species they'd like (usually it ends up being their favorite plant or animal) and classify it using this flip book. ✿Domain and Kingdom Branch- this makes great note taking or review. Students determine characteristics among the 6 kingdoms and use them to fill in the a chart.
✿Interpreting Diagrams- Students look at a "snippet" of the animal kingdom and use it to answer questions about how related (or unrelated) groups of organisms are.
✿Taxonomy Ladder- A flip up taxonomy ladder with a real life example that students can use for reference.
✿Taxonomy Ladder Warm Up- students color each organism listed that matches the description from Domain to Species (can be used as homework or classwork).
✿Kingdom Warm up- a fill-in-the-blank warm up or bellringer for the 6 kingdoms. Could also be used as homework or classwork.
✿Kingdom Pizza Wheel- Have students list information that you think they need extra help with.
✿Molecular Clocks- how we can use mutations to help determine evolutionary time.
✿Traditional vs. Evolutionary Classification- using the classic example of crabs, limpets, and barnacles, and how their classification has changed with new findings.
3. DNA Interactive Notebook- 11 engaging activities that cover DNA structure, DNA replication, and the discovery of DNA, inlcuding:
✿ Structure of DNA Discovery Map- Franklin, Watson, Crick, Chargaff
✿ DNA Shape Fold- an introductory tool in which students determine DNA's function, structure, and location.
✿ Nucleotide Book Fold- students determine the three parts of a nucleotide and the 4 nitrogen bases.
✿ Size Sequence- an accordion fold that gives students a visual on where DNA is located and how it sizes up compared to cells.
✿ DNA mini model- A paper model which students construct nucleotides to form a DNA molecule.
✿ Purine vs. Pyrimidine Venn Diagram
✿ Purine vs. Pyrimidine Matchbook- students figure out where adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine fit in and how they bond together.
✿ Chargaff's Rule Students determine percentages of nitrogen bases within a DNA molecule.
✿ DNA Label Review- A good review item in which students must determine the parts of a DNA molecule.
✿ DNA Replication Coloring- Students follow a color code, answer 10 questions and label.
✿ DNA Replication Double Doors- Students simulate replication by using the double doors to show the two major steps of DNA replication; then answer 12 follow up questions.
4. Ecology Interactive Notebook- 20+ activities that cover everything from ecological succession to energy flow, symbiotic relationships, and population growth, including:
✿ Primary Succession Timeline Cut-n-Paste
✿ Ecological Pond Succession (students determine order and analyze)
✿ African Grasslands Food Web Cut-n-Paste
✿ Energy Pyramid Fold
✿ Biomass pyramid flap book
✿ Population Dynamics Vocabulary Tier
✿ Population Growth Graphing Exercise and Population Growth Chart Analysis
✿ Dispersion/Distribution Patterns Flap Book
✿ Labeling Biogeochemical Cycles
✿. Drawing Biogeochemical Cycles
✿ Biomes Snip n’ Flip
✿ North American Biomes Coloring Map
✿ "You've Won a Vacation!": Biome Flyer
✿ Biomes Double Doors
✿ Biomes Mini File Book
✿ Symbiosis Wanted Posters
✿ Symbiosis Snip n’ Flip
5. Evolution Interactive Notebook- 14 activities with a focus on evidence for evidence and natural selection, including:
✿. Introduction to Evolution Bellringer
✿ Galapagos Islands Reference Maps
✿ Darwin's Influences Map
✿ Galapagos Islands Unique Animal Book Fold
✿ Galapagos Finches Natural Selection Map
✿ Change Through Time: "Bugtropolis"
✿ Change Through Time: North American Sparrows
✿ Tricky Ticks: Pesticide Resistance
✿ Homologos vs. Analogous Structures
✿ The Story of Common Ancestors & Vestigial Structures Book Fold
✿ Homologous and Vestigial Structures Venn Diagram
✿ Vocabulary Accordion Fold
✿ Vocabulary Shutter Fold
6. Photosynthesis Interactive Notebook- 15 activities that are set up to cover general photosynthesis (diagrams and energy flow), light reactions, and dark reactions, including:
✿ Photosynthesis Book Fold
✿ Chloroplast Blast
✿ Photosynthesis Color Code
✿ Photosynthesis Equation Puzzle
✿ Light Reactions vs. Dark Reactions Shutter Fold
✿ Photosynthesis Vocabulary Shutter Fold
✿ From Sunlight to Rainbow Candy
✿ Cells of the Leaf Labeling
✿ Light Reactions and Dark Reactions Relationship Q/A Bubble
✿ Stages of Photosynthesis Stage
✿ Electron Transport Chain Summary
✿ Electron Transport Chain Analogy Match Book Fold
✿ Electron Transport Chain Book Fold
✿ Photolysis Diagram
✿ The Calvin Cycle Diamond Fold
7. Cell Transport- 25 activities that cover passive transport, active transport, and the cell membrane. Facilitated diffusion, simple diffusion, osmosis, sodium potassium pump, endocytosis, exocytosis, cell transport in root cells, including:
✿ Types of Passive Transport Flap book
✿ Passive Transport Spinner Wheel
✿ Types of Passive Transport Triangle Fold
✿ Passive Transport Quality Map
✿ Simulating Diffusion
✿ Diffusion Across the Respiratory Membrane
✿ Osmosis Interlock Fold
✿ Facilitated Diffusion Interlock Fold
✿ Passive Transport Trifold Stage
✿ Types of Active Transport Flap book
✿ Active Transport Spinner Wheel
✿ Types of Active Transport Triangle Fold
✿ Active Transport Quality Map
✿ Sodium Potassium Cut and Paste
✿ Types of Endocytosis Flap Book
✿ Exocytosis Center Fold
✿ Endocytosis Center Fold
✿ Macrophage Cut and Paste Model
✿ Macrophage Cell Transport Book Fold
✿ Cell Environments Double Flap Book
✿ Cell Environments Flap Book
✿ Cell Environments Across the Membrane (two versions)
✿ Cell Transport in Root Cells
8.Cell Cycle Interactive Notebook- 12+ activities that cover the cell cycle and sub phases- interphase (G1, S, G2), mitosis (prophase, prometaphase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase), cytokinesis and meiosis (meiosis I and II). Also offers activities that compare mitosis and meiosis and plant cell division vs. animal cell division, including:
✿ Cell Cycle Pie Spinner- this focuses on the entire cell cycle, including interphase and cytokinesis. The pie chart represents the amount of time that cells spend in each phase.
✿Cell Cycle Flap Book- a simpler way to present the cell cycle using flaps of different sizes. Students write the occurrences of each phase (interphase, mitosis and cytokinesis) under each flap.
✿ Cell Cycle Hexagon Fold - Students describe each phase pictured on the hexagon (interphase; prophase; metaphase; anaphase; telophase; cytokinesis)
✿Mitosis Mini File Book- students sketch and describe the phases of mitosis in a mini file book
✿Animal Cell Division Labeling- students label an animal cell in prophase and explain what all the structures are used for
✿Animal Cell Mitosis Book Fold- students cut and paste images of an animal cell undergoing mitosis in order and describe each phase. Black and white versions, plus a version that includes prometaphase.
✿Plant Cell Division Labeling- students label a plant cell in prophase and explain what all the structures are used for
✿Plant Cell Mitosis Book Fold- students cut and paste images of a plant cell undergoing mitosis in order and describe each phase. Black and white versions, plus a version that includes prometaphase.
✿ Plant vs. Animal Cell Flap book- students compare plant cell division and animal cell division.
✿Meiosis Accordion Book- students use colored pencils to sketch the phases of meiosis I and meiosis II in this accordion book.
✿Meiosis vs. Mitosis Venn Book- compares and contrasts mitosis and meiosis.
✿Growth/Life Cycle diagram- students label mitosis, meiosis, diploid, and haploid as they examine the life cycle of a frog.
This makes up a total of 125+ different INB activities that you can do among 8 topics!
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