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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.

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.

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

Amazing Life Science Ideas from Amazing Teachers

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.

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!

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!

Middle School Life Science Activities: Extract DNA from Spinach!

Extract DNA from Spinach!

Activities: Extract DNA from Spinach! - Could be a good classroom demonstration. I don't think I'd want about 5 blenders going off at the same time.

This is a great food chain anchor chart, that could easily be simplified for lower elementary.

Whalen's Classroom - Food Chains When learning about food chains, students often times forget the order of the chain. This quick poster helps them remember what type of animals are within the different levels of the food chain.

My students turned my whole classroom into a giant cell!  Each group of students built an organelle (with a rough scale model in relation to the size of the classroom) and presented them to the class.  I love this because it helps students really connect

My students turned my whole classroom into a giant cell! Each group of students built an organelle (with a rough scale model in relation to the size of the classroom) and presented them to the class. I love this because it helps students really connect

A School Called Home: Learning the Levels - Charting the levels of organization of living things from cells to organism! $1.00

A School Called Home: Learning the Levels - Learning the levels of organization (cells, tissue, organ, organ system, organism) - Great for interactive journals!

Decomposers Activity - free hands-on science activity for 4th and 5th grade elementary kids. Part of a complete unit on Ecosystems: Ecosystems & the Food Chain. Meets Common Core and NGSS.

Balloon Rocket Car Race

Unit 2 Ecosystems - Decomposers Activity - free hands-on science activity for and grade elementary kids. Part of a complete unit on Ecosystems: Ecosystems & the Food Chain. Meets Common Core and NGSS.

The Microbial World Introducing another chapter in the Life Science Interactive Notebook Series: The Microbial World!! Each chapter in the series will showcase many activities for the students (both middle and high school) to process the information given

The Microbial World: Life Science Interactive Notebook

The Microbial World Introducing another chapter in the Life Science Interactive Notebook Series: The Microbial World! Each chapter in the series will showcase many activities for the students (both middle and high school) to process the information given