Ch 29: Teacher Resources for High School Biology

About This Chapter

This chapter is filled with helpful resources you can utilize to strengthen curriculum and develop informative and entertaining lessons for your high school biology class. Take advantage of lesson plans for a variety of biology concepts, and benefit from fun lessons you can share with your students.

Teacher Resources for High School Biology - Chapter Summary

Give your high school biology students an amazing learning experience by taking advantage of this chapter's teacher resources. Review detailed lesson plans that offer homework and activity ideas, curriculum standards, learning objectives and much more. Also, benefit from video lessons you can use to inform your instruction and help boost your students' biology knowledge. Resources available in this chapter include:

  • Artificial selection and cell division biology lab lessons
  • Cell membrane, cell cycle and cellular respiration lesson plans
  • Lesson plans covering biodiversity, mitosis, genetics and the classification of living things
  • DNA overview and DNA structure lesson plans
  • Activity ideas and lesson plan covering DNA replication

Lesson plans offer a variety of tips and strategies that make it easy for you to develop your own high-quality biology lessons. Use the fun videos in this chapter to supplement your instruction materials. A quiz is available with each lesson to assess your students' comprehension of the concepts you cover.

How It Helps

  • Curriculum standards: Ensures your lesson plans align with curriculum standards for the specific biology concepts you cover in class
  • Class discussion questions: Provides a variety of discussion questions you can use to get your students involved during class time
  • Activities: Shares activity ideas you can include during your lessons to increase student engagement and strengthen comprehension

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning high school biology lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific high school biology topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your biology class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related biology lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important biology concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant high school biology-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

12 Lessons in Chapter 29: Teacher Resources for High School Biology
Artificial Selection: Biology Lab

1. Artificial Selection: Biology Lab

Natural selection is a major way that evolution works, but what happens when humans get involved? In this lesson, we'll see how humans influence the characteristics of a population through artificial selection.

Cell Division - Mitosis and Meiosis: Biology Lab

2. Cell Division - Mitosis and Meiosis: Biology Lab

Organisms use cell division to replicate, grow, and, in the case of a process called meiosis, to make gametes for reproduction. This lab explores the processes of mitosis and meiosis through both physical and mathematical modeling.

Cell Membrane Lesson Plan

3. Cell Membrane Lesson Plan

What is a cell membrane? An engaging video lesson from explains this and an in class activity provides students with tools for extra practice.

Cell Cycle Lesson Plan

4. Cell Cycle Lesson Plan

Teach your students about the life of a cell using this engaging video-based lesson plan. Define terms and view samples, then apply learning with an activity.

Cellular Respiration Lesson Plan

5. Cellular Respiration Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is designed to help you introduce the concept of cellular respiration with a video and reinforce key concepts through class discussion and an exciting activity. Find quiz questions and related lessons to round out the unit.

Biodiversity Lesson Plan

6. Biodiversity Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will explore the topic of biodiversity, including how it is important to ecosystem stability. Students will define some related terms and construct a written response that incorporates all new information presented in the lesson.

Mitosis Lesson Plan

7. Mitosis Lesson Plan

Use's video lesson on mitosis to initiate a hands-on activity demonstrating the phases involved in cell division. By the end of the lesson, students should be able to explain why cells divide and list what occurs during each phase of mitosis.

Classification of Living Things Lesson Plan

8. Classification of Living Things Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students how to classify organisms. Students learn the history of nomenclature and hierarchical classification, then work in groups to classify organisms into kingdoms.

Genetics Lesson Plan

9. Genetics Lesson Plan

Use this lesson on genetics to introduce students to chromosomes, alleles, genes, phenotypes and genotypes. Students will participate in two hands-on activities to illustrate the complex ideas associated with genetics.

DNA Replication Lesson Plan & Activity

10. DNA Replication Lesson Plan & Activity

What happens during DNA replication? A video lesson provides detailed information and an activity allows students to create a simple model. Related lessons and additional activities will help you take instruction further.

DNA Structure Lesson Plan

11. DNA Structure Lesson Plan

Just as strands of DNA are the building blocks of life, use this lesson plan to build up your instruction on its basic history and molecular structure. This lesson plan will provide you with a text lesson to jump start your unit as well as a hands-on activity that allows students to build their own blocks of life.

DNA Lesson Plan

12. DNA Lesson Plan

Use's text lesson on DNA to introduce grade- or middle-school students to the structure and function of deoxyribonucleic acid. By the end of this hands-on lesson, students should have a basic understanding of the parts that make up DNA.

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