How I’m Teaching Cells and Photosynthesis this Year

First off, let me be honest. I hate this unit. I find the cells unit to be a mile wide and an inch deep. The only thing I hate more than cell organelles is photosynthesis and respiration. At my school we teach a discipline of science per year. It’s Earth & Space Science in gradeContinue reading “How I’m Teaching Cells and Photosynthesis this Year”

Photosynthesis Simulation Lab

Unfortunately, in all the years I’ve been teaching photosynthesis and respiration, I’ve never had a group of students come to me with much of a background in chemistry. I’ve approached this problem a lot of different ways, including teaching a 2 week crash course in chemistry. What we really need is for the students toContinue reading “Photosynthesis Simulation Lab”

DNA Model Project

The DNA model project is a hilarious mess! My students had such a hard time getting their models to actually stand up, that I gave up completely 😂 😂 Here’s the link to the project. If you’re able to get some photos in your class, please send them to me at laneyleeteaches@gmail.com. I’d love toContinue reading “DNA Model Project”

Cell Model Projects for Middle School

The classic cell model projects for middle school science! My students love this one! We’ve done it a few different ways over the years, and it’s always been a messy but fun time. Some ideas to consider are: Do you want your students to make their projects in the classroom or at home? Do youContinue reading “Cell Model Projects for Middle School”