Winter is the perfect time of year for engaging protein synthesis activities to bring some life back to your Biology classroom! Since many Biology teachers traditionally hit DNA and protein synthesis near the holidays, we wanted to share a few protein synthesis resources that are sure to engage your students.
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I know what you’re thinking- how can the use of Biology PowerPoints possibly boost student engagement? Sure, lectures and presentations have been widely criticized for their one-sided nature in the high school science classroom. Although students are certainly benefiting from science standards that are increasingly focused on more experiential science,
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