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I LOVE creating relevant, engaging resources that make learning fun for students and life a little easier for teachers! I have 18 years of public high school teaching experience, mostly in Hawaii. My primary subjects were Biology and Anatomy & Physiology, but I have also taught Physical, Earth, and Environmental Science. I received my B.S. from UT Chattanooga, my M.Ed. from Chaminade University, and I have been National Board Certified in Science since 2002.

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I LOVE creating relevant, engaging resources that make learning fun for students and life a little easier for teachers! I have 18 years of public high school teaching experience, mostly in Hawaii. My primary subjects were Biology and Anatomy & Physiology, but I have also taught Physical, Earth, and Environmental Science. I received my B.S. from UT Chattanooga, my M.Ed. from Chaminade University, and I have been National Board Certified in Science since 2002.
Cardiovascular System PowerPoint and Notes

Cardiovascular System PowerPoint and Notes

If you teach Human Anatomy & Physiology or Advanced Biology, this Cardiovascular System PowerPoint is for you! This Cardiovascular System PowerPoint and Notes features: • Relevant and Accurate CONTENT in a Clear, Concise format that saves you time preparing lessons • Amazing IMAGES to keep students engaged • Student NOTES outline that help them stay on track with the presentation • Additional lecture notes for the teacher with EXPLANATIONS, INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES, and suggested DISCUSSION QUESTIONS to improve your ability to make meaningful connections with your students This EDITABLE resource allows you to customize the content to exactly suit your preferences and the needs of your students by . . . • Re-wording definitions or explanations • Adding or removing details • Rearranging, adding or deleting slides OUTLINE: 1. Overview of the Cardiovascular System 2. Anatomy of the Heart 3. Physiology of the Heart 4. Anatomy of Blood Vessels 5. Physiology of Circulation 6. Diseases and Conditions of the Cardiovascular System 7. Development Aspects of the Cardiovascular System This resource includes 4 EDITABLE files: 1. READ THIS FIRST includes a product overview, contact information, terms of use, and image and font credits. 2. PowerPoint with beautiful photographs and diagrams to keep students engaged. Additional notes explaining diagrams, concepts, background information, and instructional suggestions are included and can be printed separately or viewed in PowerPoint’s “Notes Page” view or “Presenter View” mode. 3. Student Notes Outline to help students focus on key terms and stay on track with the presentation. 4. Teacher Answer Key Happy Teaching! Carla Brooks Science Island
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The Blood PowerPoint and Notes

The Blood PowerPoint and Notes

This PowerPoint and Notes resource covers the major concepts and key terms your Anatomy & Physiology or Advanced Biology students need to know about the only fluid tissue in the human body, the BLOOD. Features: • Relevant and Accurate CONTENT in a Clear, Concise format that saves you time preparing lessons • Amazing IMAGES to keep students engaged • Student NOTES outline that help them stay on track with the presentation • Additional lecture notes for the teacher with EXPLANATIONS, INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES, and suggested DISCUSSION QUESTIONS to enhance your ability to make meaningful connections with your students This EDITABLE resource allows you to customize the content to exactly suit your preferences and the needs of your students by . . . • Re-wording definitions or explanations • Adding or removing details • Rearranging, adding or deleting slides OUTLINE: I. Structure and Function of the Blood II. Hematopoiesis III. Hemostasis IV. Blood Groups and Transfusions V. Diseases and Conditions This resource includes 4 EDITABLE files: 1. READ THIS FIRST includes a product overview, contact information, terms of use, and image and font credits. 2. PowerPoint with beautiful photographs and diagrams to keep students engaged. Additional notes explaining diagrams, concepts, background information, and instructional suggestions are included and can be printed separately or viewed in PowerPoint’s “Notes Page” view or “Presenter View” mode. 3. Student Notes Outline to help students focus on key terms and stay on track with the presentation. 4. Teacher Answer Key Here are a few comments from other teachers who have used my Anatomy & Physiology PowerPoints & Notes resources: “This is a huge help to me as a first year teacher! I love the notesheets that go along with the powerpoint. What I also liked about the powerpoint presentation were the helpful notes and activity suggestions. ... Thank you for a great product!” “Exactly what I was wanting!! The powerpoint and notes are very organized.” “Excellent notes for a high school A&P class! Thank you so much!!” “Wonderful product. Would highly recommend.” “Love everything Science Island creates! My only complaint is I wish there were more Anatomy and Physiology material! As a first year teacher, you make my life so easy! Thanks!!!” “Packed full of very useful information. Excellent resource!! Highly recommended!!” “Fantastic! Extremely informative. It was exactly what I was looking for.”
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Lab Equipment Activity and Puzzles

Lab Equipment Activity and Puzzles

Students usually love working in the lab and using all the awesome equipment: beakers, clamps, pipettes, microscopes and the list goes on and on! But, before they can use it, they need to learn its name and function. This product includes diagrams, matching worksheets and puzzles designed to help students become familiar with 34 commonly used laboratory items. This “Lab Equipment Activity and Puzzle Pack” is great for the beginning of the year study of Biology lab equipment and safety or any time you’d like to review. I keep extra copies of the puzzles around for students who finish exams early, too. This product includes 7 files: 1. Read This First: Includes product overview, contact information, terms of use, and image credits. 2. Lab Equipment Pictures: A lettered diagram of 26 common pieces of laboratory equipment and labeled diagram of the same 26 laboratory items. You might want to make copies of this for students to put in their notebooks. 3. Lab Equipment Matching WS: A 26-question worksheet designed for matching equipment names to the lettered diagram and a matching worksheet with 26 questions matching names and functions of lab items. Answer keys are included. 4. Lab Equip Matching WS with Pictures: An all-in-one matching worksheet with the pictures included so you can save paper. 5. A Word Search Puzzle with 23 terms and answer key. 6. Crossword Puzzle and answer key. Clues for 25 terms include the function of each piece of lab equipment. 7. Word Scramble Puzzle with 18 terms and answer key. Equipment included: 1. beaker 2. Bunsen burner 3. dropper 4. Erlenmeyer flask 5. forceps 6. funnel 7. graduated cylinder 8. hot plate 9. incubator 10. inoculating loop 11. hot plate 12. lab apron 13. magnifying glass 14. microscope 15. mortar and pestle 16. petri dish 17. pH paper 18. pipette 19. ring clamp 20. ring stand 21. rubber stopper 22. ruler 23. safety goggles 24. scalpel 25. slides 26. spatula 27. spring scale 28. stirring rod 29. test tube 30. test tube brush 31. test tube rack 32. thermometer 33. triple beam balance 34. wash bottle Aloha and Welcome to the Island! Happy Teaching! Carla Brooks Science Island
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Prokaryotes and Viruses PowerPoint and Notes

Prokaryotes and Viruses PowerPoint and Notes

This Power Point and Notes product includes over 80 slides and provides an engaging visual approach to learning high school Biology content. The content is comprehensive enough to be used in place of a textbook if necessary, but since it’s editable, you can customize it to complement any text or other resources you are using by adding, removing, or rearranging slides. Three versions of notes are also included! This download includes: 1. Read This First includes product overview, contact information, terms of use, and image credits. 2. PowerPoint presentation with stunning photographs and easy to follow diagrams. Students will not be overwhelmed with wordy slides and you will be able to check for understanding with the "Turtle Time" slides embedded throughout the presentation that quiz students on what they have just learned. Additional notes explaining diagrams, concepts, background information, and instructional suggestions are included and can be printed separately or viewed in PowerPoint’s “Notes Page” view or “Presenter View” mode. 3. THREE versions of editable student and teacher notes so you can easily differentiate to meet the needs of your students. Prokaryotes and Viruses Outline: I. Introduction to Prokaryotes II. Identifying Prokaryotes III. Nutrition & Reproduction IV. Roles of Bacteria V. Viruses VI. Bacterial and Viral Diseases Key Terms and Concepts covered in this presentation include: • microbiology • Leeuwenhoek • prokaryote • plasmid • bacteria • archaea • cocci • bacilli • spirilla • peptidoglycan • capsule • Gram+ • Gram- • pili • photoautotroph • chemoautotroph • photoheterotroph • chemoheterotroph • obligate anaerobes • obligate anaerobes • facultative anaerobes • cyanobacteria • binary fission • conjugation • transformation • transduction • bacteriophage • endospores • virus • capsid • lytic cycle • lysogenic cycle • retrovirus • pathogen • antibiotics • Alexander Fleming • vaccine • Edward Jenner • viroid • prion Happy Teaching! Carla Brooks Science Island
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Lab: Unique Properties of Water

Lab: Unique Properties of Water

Students will rotate through seven different stations during this lab to discover the unique properties of water including surface tension, cohesion and adhesion, polarity, density, capillary action and water's role as the universal solvent. This lab reinforces key concepts and scientific terms from your study of the Chemistry of Life and gives students the opportunity to practice laboratory procedures and become more familiar with common lab equipment. This product is fully editable and includes 4 files: 1. Read This First includes a product overview, contact information, and image credits. 2. Student Lab Handout with the following sections: • Problem • Introduction • Pre-Lab Activity • Materials • Procedure • Data and Observation Table • Analysis and Conclusion 3. Teacher Answer Key includes answers to questions and sample data as well as an optional activity that can be used as a teacher demonstration or as an opportunity for students to design their own activity. 4. Station Cards and Set Up Guide includes instruction cards for each of 7 stations, which can be laminated for repeated use. A comprehensive materials list (see below) is also included in addition to set up notes that will make your prep time more efficient. Comprehensive Materials List for 7 Lab Groups LABORATORY EQUIPMENT: beakers • 50 mL • 100 mL, 4 • 150 mL • 200 mL, 2 • 250 mL • 500 mL, 2 graduated cylinders • 100 mL • 50 mL stirring rods, 2 penny paper clip plastic fork petri dish black marker, water-based stopwatch or timer 2.5 mL (1/2 tsp) measuring spoon test tube brush several small bowls or cups hot plate and beaker to warm water, if you don’t have access to warm tap water Optional: balance CONSUMABLES: plastic pipettes, 7 vegetable oil, approx. 200 mL salt, approx. 45 mL (3 Tbsp) powdered laundry detergent, approx. 20 mL (4 tsp) corn syrup, 70-80 mL isopropyl alcohol, 70-80 mL paper towel, cut into 7 strips, 1.5 cm wide paper plates, 7 milk (whole works best), 400 mL food coloring (green, red, blue, yellow) cotton swabs, 14 dishwashing liquid, approx. 15 mL (1 Tbsp) + additional for cleaning ice cubes, about 2 dozen water, warm and room temperature Optional: transparent tape, small plate Aloha and Welcome to the Island! Happy Teaching! Carla Brooks ©2015 Science Island
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Photosynthesis Diagrams and Study Guide

Photosynthesis Diagrams and Study Guide

The complex reactions of Photosynthesis can be extremely challenging for students to understand. This set of clear, simple diagrams will help your Biology students learn the main events of this vital process that produces the air we breathe and the food we eat. A concise 2-page study guide that summarizes the key events of the Light Reactions and the Calvin Cycle is also included. The diagrams in this product are protected by copyright and are NOT editable. However, the headings, instructions, word banks, and study guide are EDITABLE. Designed for high school Biology or AP Biology. This product includes 4 files: 1. Read This First includes a product overview, instructional suggestions, contact information, terms of use, and image credits. 2. Photosynthesis Study Guide for students: A fill-in-the-blank worksheet with important key terms. An optional word bank is included and can be printed 2 per page. 3. Study Guide Answer Key for teachers. 4. Photosynthesis Diagrams: FOUR versions of each of the following diagrams for students to color and/or label plus a full color answer key diagram. Take a look at the preview for more details. The FOUR diagrams are: • Photosynthesis Equation • Photosynthesis Overview • Light Reactions • Calvin Cycle NGSS Alignment: HS-LS 1-5, HS-LS2-5 Key Terms Include: • ADP • ATP • ATP Synthase • Calvin Cycle • chloroplast • Light Reactions • G3P • NADP+ • NADPH • photon • Photosystems I and II • RuBP • stroma • thylakoids You might also like my: • Cellular Respiration Diagrams and Study Guide: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/cellular-respiration-diagrams-and-study-guide-11148774 • ATP Diagrams and Study Guide: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/atp-diagrams-and-study-guide-11128575 • Photosynthesis PowerPoint and Notes: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/photosynthesis-powerpoint-and-notes-11133491 • Photosynthesis Task Cards: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/photosynthesis-task-cards-with-powerpoint-review-11133598 Happy Teaching! Carla Brooks Science Island
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Cellular Respiration Diagrams and Study Guide

Cellular Respiration Diagrams and Study Guide

Cellular respiration is a series of complicated reactions that can be very challenging for Biology students to understand. And, the textbook diagrams and terminology are downright scary! Help your students understand the essential processes cells use to get energy from the food we eat with this set of clear, simple diagrams and a concise study guide that focuses on the main events of aerobic cellular respiration. The diagrams in this product are protected by copyright and are NOT editable. However, the headings, instructions, words banks, and study guide are EDITABLE. Designed for high school Biology or AP Biology. This product includes 4 files: 1. Read This First includes a product overview, instructional suggestions, contact information, terms of use, and image credits. 2. Cellular Respiration Study Guide for students: A fill-in-the-blank worksheet with important key terms. Optional word bank is included. 3. Study Guide Answer Key for teachers 4. Cellular Respiration Diagrams: FOUR versions of each of the following diagrams for students to color and/or label plus a full color answer key diagram. Take a look at the preview for more details. FIVE diagrams are included: • Cellular Respiration Equation • Cellular Respiration Overview • Glycolysis • Krebs Cycle • Electron Transport Chain NGSS Alignment: HS-LS1-7, HS-LS2-5 Key Terms Include: • acetyl coenzyme A • ADP • adenosine triphosphate, ATP • ATP synthase • carbon dioxide • chemiosmosis • electron transport chain • FADH2 • glucose • glycolysis • H+ ions • Krebs cycle • NADH • parts of the mitochondrion • pyruvic acid You might also like my: • Cellular Respiration PowerPoint and Notes: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/cellular-respiration-powerpoint-and-notes-11133202 • Cellular Respiration Task Cards: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/cellular-respiration-task-cards-with-powerpoint-review-11133254 • Cells Unit Bundle: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/cells-bundle-powerpoints-notes-and-task-cards-11139453 Happy Teaching! Carla Brooks Science Island
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Cellular Respiration Review Qubes

Cellular Respiration Review Qubes

REVIEW QUBES are paper cubes that students construct and use to play an entertaining, and slightly competitive, dice game that provides up to 72 ways to review! The game can be used by groups of any size, from pairs of students all the way up to an entire class divided into teams. Students roll the “Do Qube” and one “Concept Qube” in each turn. The “Do Qube” tells the student what they need to do to demonstrate understanding of the concept on the “Concept Qube”. Review Qubes are designed to provide differentiated study questions for all levels of Biology students. DO QUBE: DRAW DESCRIBE STATE LIST COMPARE or CONTRAST WILD CARD CONCEPT QUBES: Each Review Qube Game comes with 2 Concept Cubes for a total of 12 major concepts or key terms. Photosynthesis Qube 1: ENERGY PHOTOSYNTHESIS CHLOROPLASTS PIGMENTS ATP NADPH Photosynthesis Qube 2: LIGHT REACTIONS CALVIN CYCLE PHOTOSYSTEMS ELECTRON TRANSPORT CHAIN RATE OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS CARBON CYCLE This download includes 5 files: 1. Read This First includes product overview, contact information, teacher’s guide, terms of use and image/font credits. 2. PowerPoint document with Review Qubes: 1 “Do Qube” and 2 “Concept Qubes. 3. Printable Student Instructions (PDF) 4. Excel spreadsheets with Sample Answer Keys for each Qube (student answers will vary) and student answer sheets. Click on the tabs at the bottom to access these sheets. 5. Blank template in PowerPoint format so you can make your own Review Qubes. Materials Needed for each Group: 1. Copies of Review Qube templates and answer sheets 2. Scissors 3. Tape Are you ready to roll with Review Qubes? You might also like: -Photosynthesis PowerPoint, Notes, and Video -Photosynthesis Task Cards -Photosynthesis Diagrams and Study Guide Aloha, Carla Brooks ©2016 Science Island
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Plants: Structure and Function Task Cards

Plants: Structure and Function Task Cards

This Plants Task Cards resource covers major concepts and key terms associated with the structure and function of plants. What's a Task Card? A variety of tasks or questions in different formats such as multiple choice, matching, short answer, and fill-in-the-blank, all divided up onto separate cards. Task Cards are great formative assessments, and they can be implemented in many different ways. Details are included in the “Read This First” document, but here are a few ideas: 1. Bell Work or Early Finishers 2. Pairs 3. “Question of the Day” 4. Stations 5. Exit Pass 6. Review Game Race Includes a PowerPoint Review with all the answers to share with your students! Print and laminate the cards in the size of your choice (1, 2, or 4 per page) in color or black & white to use as traditional task cards. Or, present the cards one at a time, or a few at a time, from the PowerPoint to the whole class. You can even use the PPT as a quiz! I like to use the Task Cards throughout a topic of study and then use the PPT Review on the day before the test. Designed for a high school biology class. This FULLY EDITABLE download includes 5 files: 1. Read This First includes product overview and suggestions for use, contact information, terms of use and image credits. 2. 35 Task Cards in PowerPoint format (each card is one slide), ready to print and laminate in your choice of sizes, in color or black and white. Delete slides you don’t need or add your own in a matching format by inserting duplicate slides. 3. A 35-slide PowerPoint with answers. Perfect for whole-class review after students have completed the Task Cards. 4. Student Answer Sheet, editable and ready to print 5. Teacher Answer Key Topics Include: • plant systems: roots and shoots • plant tissues: dermal, vascular, ground • epidermis • trichomes • xylem • phloem • plant cell types: parenchyma, collenchyma, sclerenchyma • fibrous roots • taproots • root hairs • root cap • stems • leaves • palisade mesophyll • spongy mesophyll • cuticle • stomata • guard cells • meristems • primary growth • secondary growth • vascular cambium • cork cambium • wood • tree rings • bark • mycorrhiza • legumes • tracheids • vessel elements • transpiration • sieve-tube members • companion cells • pressure-flow hypothesis • parasitic plants • carnivorous plants • epiphytes • hormones • auxins • phototropism • gravitropism • thigmotropism • cytokinins • gibberellins • ethylene • abscisic acid • photoperiodism • desert plants • plant defenses Happy Teaching!
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Fungi PowerPoint and Notes

Fungi PowerPoint and Notes

This Fungi Power Point and Notes resource includes over 70 slides and provides an engaging visual approach to learning high school Biology content. The content is comprehensive enough to be used in place of a textbook if necessary, but since it’s editable, you can customize it to complement any text or other resources you are using by adding, removing, or rearranging slides. Three versions of notes are also included! This download includes: 1. Read This First includes product overview, contact information, terms of use, and image credits. 2. PowerPoint presentation with stunning photographs and easy to follow diagrams. Students will not be overwhelmed with wordy slides and you will be able to check for understanding with the "Turtle Time" slides embedded throughout the presentation that quiz students on what they have just learned. Additional notes explaining diagrams, concepts, background information, and instructional suggestions are included and can be printed separately or viewed in PowerPoint’s “Notes Page” view or “Presenter View” mode. 3. THREE versions of editable student and teacher notes so you can easily differentiate to meet the needs of your students. Fungi Outline: I. Introduction to Fungi II. Classification of Fungi III. Ecology of Fungi Key Terms and Concepts covered in this presentation include: • mycology • hyphae • mycelium • septae • chitin • absorptive nutrition • saprobes • spores • budding • fragmentation • chytrids • Glomeromycetes • mycorrhizae • zygote fungi • sporangia • zygosporangium • sac fungi • Ascomycota • ascus • conidia • conidiophore • club fungi • Basidiomycota • basidium • cap • gills • stipe • fruting bodies • licen • mycoses • mold Happy Teaching! Carla Brooks Science Island
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