ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

End of Year Biology Review & Class Party

Updated on May 18, 2019
iijuan12 profile image

I am a Christian. I was an 8th-grade American History teacher. I am currently a freelance writer, public speaker, & homeschooling mom of 8.

Semester Review & End of Year Party for Middle School Biology
Semester Review & End of Year Party for Middle School Biology

This is the 32nd lesson in a series of 32 hands-on Christian lessons covering middle school biology. This lesson focuses on a semester review game and end of the year party. I used this plan while teaching a 55 minute middle school biology class. Each lesson plan includes homework assignments and a variety of hands-on activities to make each lesson engaging & memorable. Use these fun lessons with your classroom, homeschool, after-school program, or co-op!

Semester Review Game
Semester Review Game

Semester Review Game

1. Play Semester Review Trivia for the first 30 minutes of class.

  • If you have about an equal amount of boys and girls, divide the students into 2 teams: boys & girls. If you have lots more from one gender, divide the students into teams of about 5 each by listing the students in order by how many tickets they earned and then going down the list 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, etc.
  • A student from the first team will select a question. (I simply used the multiple choice questions from the tests that accompany the Science Order & Design textbook. I cut each question into an individual strip and mixed them up in a basket). He or she will answer the question.
  • If they answer it without the multiple choice options, they get 3 points. If they want multiple choice options & get the answer correct, they get 1 point. If they get it wrong, the player from the next team who has the next turn has a chance to answer the question for a bonus point.
  • Groups are not allowed to help whoever is answering. They may not look at their homework or textbook for answers.
  • Each team will get a chance to answer a question and then the next student from each team will answer.
  • I passed out candy as prizes: 3 pieces for the winning team, 2 for the 2nd place team, & 1 for the 3rd place team.

You will need:

  • review questions cut on slips of paper (such as the multiple choice questions from the tests that accompany the A Beka test book)
  • a container to hold the questions
  • prizes such as candy (blow-pops, air heads, snack-size candy bars, etc.)

Some of the party snacks
Some of the party snacks

Snacks

2. Allow students to get snacks and drinks. Students were each supposed to have brought snacks to share. I also brought items from the requests I had gotten after asking them what they'd like: sodas, cookies (Oreo & grasshopper), chips, & brownies.

You will need:

  • plates, cups, napkins, snacks, & drinks

Some of the prizes
Some of the prizes

Redeeming Tickets

3. Award prizes for top ticket winners.

  • Have students hand in their tickets and then list them in order by how many tickets they earned.
  • I handed out a $10 gift card to the student who had the most tickets and handed out a $5 gift card to the students who had the 2nd & 3rd highest numbers of tickets from this semester.

You will need:

  • a $10 gift card & two $5 gift cards (I used Chick Fil-A & Dairy Queen gift cards.)

4. Ticket Shop:

  • Each of the prize items are laid out on the table. Each student was supposed to bring an item ($10 or less), and then I bought additional items.
  • The student with the most tickets gets to pick anything off the table. The student with the 2nd highest amount of tickets gets to select the next item from the table. Continue until everyone has picked an item.
  • Cycle through again starting with the student who had the most tickets. Continue the rotations until all the prizes have been selected.

You will need:

  • items students brought (less than $10 each)
  • additional prizes - I bought candy & treats from Walmart (chips, candy, etc.) and numerous items from the Dollar Tree (pocket knives, multipurpose tools, rope, bungee cords, blank sketch books, magnifying glasses, & small explosives - like sparklers)

List of items we dissected this year
List of items we dissected this year

Year in Review

5. Review the year.

  • Who remembers which guest speakers we had this year? (Have students call out who they remember and list that on the board. Add anyone who is missing.)
  • What did we dissect this year? (Have students call out what they remember and list that on the board. Add any items that are missing.)
  • What was your favorite activity we did this year or something you enjoyed doing?
  • What is something you learned this year that you didn't know before you took this class, or what is something you learned this year that you thought was interesting?
  • (Optional) If I taught this class next year, can you think of anything I could add or change to make it better?

6. (Optional) Pass out a gift to each student.

You will need:

  • (Optional) year end gift (such as sketch notebooks or candy bars with Bible verses and/or personal notes written on them. It does mean a lot to some of the students to have a personal note of encouragement written specifically about and for them.)

Homework

Have a wonderful summer! Keep exploring the world around you!

Looking for all my lessons?

© 2019 Shannon

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)