Ideas if You Need Help
- Focus on the guided notes and make sure that you understand them. I make these notes so that they cover the most important ideas that will be on the tests. Go over them at night and circle anything that doesn’t make sense. Then, ask me questions during practice time.
- Come in to ask me questions during iSpartan or after school. It is best to do this leading up to a test, instead of after the test.
- Pay attention to do-nows and exit tickets. I often take these questions directly from the test and modify them. You can always find all the powerpoints, guided notes, and other video links on Canvas.
- Study for the test a little every night. If you didn’t do well, please come in during iSpartan or after school so you can see your test and consult with me about the answers. Then, you can take the retest after all of your questions are answered.
- Quizlet: Students can use this website to study for biology vocab quizzes or chemistry element quizzes. Students can practice with online flash cards, games, etc… and print flashcards from the website.
- BrainGenie: Since we do not have textbooks, this website can provide a great online substitute. They have very clearly broken-down videos on all the topics covered in the class. There are also practice problems.
- CrashCourse Biology and Chemistry: Hank Green’s youtube channel that features engaging videos on almost all biology and chemistry topics. There is a lot of content covered very quickly, so I tend to not use it during class. However, students may find it useful to review on their own time
- Ian Guch’s Cavalcade of Chemistry: An incredible resource involving tutorials and practice worksheets on almost every topic in chemistry.
- Glenn Wolkenfeld’s Science Music Videos: Video summaries, practice problems, and music videos on almost every topic in biology.