Here you can find links to the files, foldable templates, graphic organizers, etc. that we have used this year (so far)! They’re listed as “double” so you can print 2/page front & back and they’ll fit nicely into your Interactive Notebook! If you prefer the whole sheet/side, simply print odd numbered pages. 🙂

August 2013:

Flashcard Friday List Aug 30 Double

September 2013:

Matter Classification Graphic Organizer Double

Discovery Techbook Atomic Structure Lab Double

Mixtures & Separation Common Core Activity

Mixtures & Separation Tri-Venn Diagram

Mixtures and Separation Pre-Lab Questions

Mixtures Lab – Foldable & Synthesis Slips

PEAK Deuces Wild review worksheet

Flashcard Friday List # 3

Periodic Table of Elements Neutron Calculations

Periodic Table and the Elements CC Reading

Who Am I – Element Worksheet Using the Periodic Table

PTE Scavenger Hunt

Periodic Table with notes

Flashcard Friday List # 4

Physical Properties & Changes Foldable

Physical Properties & Changes Worksheet Double

October 2013

Properties & Changes Synthesis Worksheet

CFA #1 Review

CFA #1 Review KEY

Balancing Chemical Equations Foldable

13-14 Balancing Equations Practice p 22

Flashcard Friday List #6

Balancing Chemical Equation Cards

Balancing Chemical Equations Activity

Law of Conservation of Mass Lab

Bill Nye Rock Cycle Video Questions

Bill Nye Rock Cycle Video Questions KEY

The Rock Cycle – Reading & Questions Practice

The Rock Cycle – Reading & Questions Practice KEY

NewsJack Challenge

NewsJack Tutorial

Earth’s Layers Gallery Walk Posters

Earth’s Layers Foldable

Beneath our Feet – Earth’s Layers BASIC Reading & Questions

usgs world map & pangaea puzzle

Pangaea CC Reading

Relative Dating Booklet KEY

Relative Dating Booklet

Earth’s History Review Booklet

Flashcard Friday List #8 – October 18

Quiz 2.1 – 8.E.2

Radioactive Dating Activity

fossil DATING stations

Fossil Dating – Information Chart

Writing Wednesday Extinction Prompt

Dino Extinction Gallery Walk – Student Answer Sheet

Dino Gallery Walk Posters

DE – Theory of Evolution Video Worksheet

Homologous Structures CC Reading

Homologous & Analogous Structures Posters

Homologous & Analogous Limbs Printout

Homologous and Analgous Structures

Flashcard Friday List #10 – October 31

November 2013

Is It Fitter Assessment Probe

Adaptations Booklet

Discover A New Species Choice Board

Discover A New Species Project Introduction

Darwin’s Five Points Worksheet

CFA #3 Geology Stations

Layered Currciulum – Evolution & Genetics PDF

December 2013

Boom Bag Directions

Pathogens Gallery Walk Student Chart

Pathogens Gallery Walk Posters

Virus Writing Assessment

Viruses Vs. Bacteria Excerpt

Pathogens Stations Review

8.L.1.2 Performance Task

Outbreaks, Epidemics and Pandemics CC Reading

Pathogens Stations Review GMO Infograph Activity

Biotechnology Textbook Worksheet – NC 28 to NC 30

Layered Curriculum – Pathogens, Disease and Biotechnology

January 2014

Weekly Article Homework – January 6th

8.L.5.1 Text Tuesday Assignment

What is Cellular Respiration?

8.L.5.1 Stations – Student Packet

8.L.5.1 Stations Posters

CFA #4 – BoomBag Open Ended Questions

8.L.5.2 – Healthy Living Reading

8.L.5.2 – Healthy Living Vocabulary Sheet

8.L.5.2 – Healthy Living Stations Posters

8.L.5.2 – Healthy Living Stations Student Worksheet

Healthy Living Scavenger Hunt Cards

Health Living Scavenger Hunt Student Worksheet

Abiotic vs Biotic Factors

Niche and Habitat WS

Vocabulary Baseball Directions

Ecosystem Vocabulary Baseball Definitions

8.L.3.2 – Interactions in an Ecosystem Guided Notes

8.L.3.2 – Jan 31 – Symbiotic Relationships

8.L.3.2 – Symbiotic Relationships Practice

Types of Interactions Mad Minute

February 2014

The Dice Game – 1st Semester Review


15 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Kate says:

    Love your materials!!! Two questions – what font do you use? Its great. And is there a way to access the instruction sheets that your students use at lab stations?


    • Hi there!
      I use a pretty steady cache of fonts including “KG Strawberry Limeade”, “Please Write Me a Song”, “Throw My Hands In the Air” and “Pea Squeaker”. They’re a few of my favorites. As far as instruction sheets – I usually post the materials we use daily (I need to be better about loading things to this page monthly — I’ll do it ASAP).
      Hope this helps!

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  2. Alicia Conley says:

    Hello again Mrs. Barton! Could I get a copy of your data tracker? I am trying to create data trackers and need some examples.


  3. Jessica Stockham says:

    HI! I love your website and how you have your class set up! I am a high school teacher near Asheville NC! What exactly is a boom bag?


    • Hey there!
      BoomBag is a an awesome review tool for anything from basic vocabulary words to complex, open ended questions. Each week my students make vocabulary cards, the word and picture goes on the front, the definition on the back. These cards are used for BoomBag.
      Here’s the link to the game instructions:
      (for clarification purposes, the player reading the card will hide it behind the bag to ensure the player guessing cannot see it)
      You could use it as a review by having an open ended question on one side of the card with the expected response/answer on the other side. You could show a visual image on one side and have a word on the other for ESL/LEP students. The possibilities are endless!
      Hope this helps!


  4. Nydia Ortiz says:

    I love this website specially the activities. I ready use the first activity with my chemistry class of physical properties and changes and they love it. Thank you. Can you create more for Biology.


    • Thanks! I am happy to hear it! We typically cover life science topics later on in the year, but I’ll look through some of my old material and see what I can find. Did you have a particular area of biology in mind?


  5. Love, Love, Love your blog!!! I am using some of your ideas with my “less motivated” high school chem students. I was looking at the Periodic Table Scavenger Hunt and wondered how you set this up in your classroom? How do you keep the kids from copying answers rather than completing the task? Thanks in advance!


    • Thanks for your kind words! I have the cards posted around the room/taped to the walls. The students cannot copy the answers because they’ve been mixed up in the cards. For example, the answer for #1 is not on clue card 1, the answer for #1 could be found on clue card # 17. Also, I keep the learning support station at my desk so students may come and ask for an answer to a clue they’re really stuck on (while leaving their paper/pencil at their desk), I’d show them the answer, then they’d return to completing the scavenger hunt. Hope that helps! 🙂


  6. Nydia Ortiz says:

    No really. I teach in biology: Ecology, cell , genetic. Evolution, biochemistry , and anatomy & physiology. But I am interesting in activities to prepare different stations like chemistry. Than you very much.


  7. I love your ideas and organization (wow). I’ve been doing notebooking for a few years now and I’m always looking to adapt and improve. I’m curious as to how students keep their vocabulary cards organized? I’ve seen you post that they go into their journals-how, may I ask? I was thinking of using a zip bag with tape to hold cards. I’ve always used a handout with squares for illustrations and definitions, but I like the cards better.


    • Thanks! I let my students have a choice between 3 options so they keep their cards in a way that suits them.
      1) Binder ring (student hole punch corners and keep adding on throughout the year on 1 ring. Some students have opted to buy their own rings and use a separate ring for each quarter).
      2) Ziploc bag – again, some students ended up separating the cards for each quarter in different bags.
      3) Plain ‘ol rubber band.

      If they have portfolios in your class, you can just have them store their cards in the portfolios (to reduce the possibility of being lost).
      The cards add a great physical/visual aspect that I think is really beneficial to building vocabulary.
      Good luck!


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