Do you love teaching about evolution or dread it?
I am the biggest biology nerd ever, so I love ALL of biology. But I really, really, really love teaching about evolution, followed up with classification. My first year biology students have very poor (and uninformed!!) ideas and knowledge about evolution. For many of them, it is the first time they have been taught about it. Others come with a lot of misinformation.
And the best part? There is never a dull moment in class. I love the discussion and the questions and the arguing! I love to see the wheels turning in their brains.
Since this material tends to be new for most of my students, I developed a set of 61 warm ups / bell ringers / interactive notebook pages to use during the unit.
There are so many ways to use these pages. I have my students keep a "Biology Warm Up Notebook." It is a perfect way to review and reinforce material from the previous day, and it is a fantastic classroom management tool.
|Keeping a "warm up" notebook provides a perfect way to |
review for the semester exam or end of course testing.
Below is a table of contents. The 61 pages include all of these titles.
Here is a look at format.....
As always, I hope you are having a terrific year with your students.
Links to all Warm Ups / Bellringers/ Interactive Notebook Topics: