Tom's First Science Page
Welcome to Tom's first science web page. This page is a good start for
future science educators, since that is what I am. First, let me tell
you a little about myself. I'm a senior at North Carolina State University.
I'm completing my degree in May in science education. That means that
I'll get a license to teach any science at the high school level. But
the thing is, I really like biology. I just love living things. Where
you find creatures and plants, thats where you'll find me at my best.
I just completed my student teaching at Millbrook High School of Wake County
Public Schools and believe me, not every thing about biology is fun. Try
teaching the Kreb Cycle. You've got to do it if your going to teach biology.
Below are three of my favorite topics, and below that is some information
that might make it easier for you to teach that tough stuff.
Here are my three favorite topics.
My favorite search engine is
Hot Bot. It can find those little details that aren't
so little when you've got to teach them.
Predators & Prey
Mammals of the Sea
Animals of the Artic
For all you future teachers out there, you might want to check out Busy
This is a good resource for lesson plans and activities.
Another good site to visit is the Virtual
Cell. Here you can take a journey into various parts of the cell and
One thing that I'm going to be getting up to speed on is what is happening
in my field and joining a professional organization is a good way to get
started. Besides, fees are always cheaper when your a student. I suggest
starting out by joining the largest national organization dedicated to
life science educators, The National Association
of Biology Teachers.
One good thing leads to another and that what i/misc/abws.html">Awesome
Web Sites for K - 12 Biology Teachers can do for you. Look here for
links to curriculum resources on the web.
And if your at all like me, you and your new students will want
to visit this truly grizzly sight. Grrrrrr.
Well, that's all for now. Don't forget to add some life
to your biology classes. --Tom