Three simple ways for science teachers to assess the level of understanding their students have of the levels of organization in the environment. Examples of living and nonliving parts of the environment can be classified by asking a series of questions.

STEM: Ecological Organization Formative Assessments

This will help the students sort and categorize the different levels of environment; this is important when we discuss specific levels.

Step by step guide for setting up a carbon cycle lab. Students will observe photosynthesis and cellular respiration in aquatic plants. From Science Rocks

Step by step guide for setting up a carbon cycle lab. Students will observe photosynthesis and cellular respiration in aquatic plants. From Science Rocks (Step Class Teachers)

Middle School Life Science Worksheets: Animal and Plant Cells Worksheet

Animal and Plant Cells

Budding biologists, here& a great cheat-sheet to help you memorize and compare the structures of both animal cells and plant cells.

Dissection models for life science and biology - fetal pig, grass frog, sheep or cow eye, earthworm, and more! Read to find out why they're perfect for your classroom!

3-D Paper Dissection Models for Life Science and Biology

paper dissection models provide an authentic, low-prep & budget-friendly option for life science & biology classrooms. Get a worm, frog, pig & more!

Your students will be talking about this lab for years to come! Not really "barf", but the mixture of cereal, yeast, and water sure looks like it when the sandwich bag bursts open!

Alcoholic Fermentation Activity- Your students will be talking about this lab for years to come! Not really "barf", but the mixture of cereal, yeast, and water sure looks like it when the sandwich bag bursts open!

The ultimate life science word wall: VISUAL, multilingual, and with roots/prefixes/suffixes! #gettingnerdy #wordwall

Word to the Teacher! Six Ways to Utilize Academic Vocabulary On Your Word Wall

FREE SCIENCE RESOURCE: A quick reference guide for students covering the basic concepts in middle school life science.  I like to print a class set in color and then laminate them for my students to use throughout the school year. I have also given the students a copy of this reference sheet to keep in their science notebooks/journals.

FREE RESOURCE: A quick reference guide for students covering the basic concepts in middle school life science. She knows all this but I'm sure she'd love a copy.

Setting up an observation tank for raising tadpoles into frogs. This is such a fascinating activity!

A tadpole to frog observation tank

My outdoorsy older daughter would love this! Setting up an observation tank for raising tadpoles into frogs. This is such a fascinating activity!

Life in Middle School: Animal Classification Foldable

Levels of classification - science helper guide designed for middle schoolers, but I'll use for my upper elementary level students!

Fun with Dichotomous Keys-- jelly beans, monsters, and beads

Amazing Life Science Ideas from Amazing Teachers

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