Genetics is the name, and warm ups, bell ringers and interactive notebook pages is the game.
This idea is on fire in my standard biology classes! I admit that my students were dubious (at best) at first, but now all are on board, and I am loving the daily routine. I would call what I am doing a "warm up notebook." The short review that each page provides for my students each day is proving to be invaluable. But there are so many other uses for these activity pages. They make fantastic homework assignments or short daily quizzes. They are perfect for your science interactive notebooks. And my students are starting to realize that their notebook is going to be awesome in December when it is time to study for my semester exam.
In earlier blog posts, I wrote about how to set up the notebooks, and pretty much exhausted the topic of the merits of these warm up /bell ringer activities. You can check out the earlier blog posts by clicking these links:
- Biology Warm Ups and Bell Ringers: Great Classroom Management Tool
- Biology Interactive Notebooks
- Ecology Warm Ups and Bell Ringers
The latest topic to be added to my bell ringer arsenal is Genetics. Here's a preview of what is included:
I have divided the pages into three different categories:
There are 34 pages for the student. Each printed page has two identical warm ups. The only thing you have to do is print the pages and cut them in half. Complete answer keys are also included.
A couple of examples of student work....
I hope that I have given you some new ideas for your classroom, and I hope you are having a wonderful school year. Here are the links to the warm ups I have posted to date: