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This activity is perfect for a review of the rock cycle, but when done in its entirety is a simulation of the rock cycle! Good for learning it f...
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This is a small bundle of demonstration and hands-on lab activities for States of Matter and Physical and Chemical Changes. These activities are...
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Objective: Learn the parts of a sedimentary rock, understand how they form, and what it looks like up close. Describe a sedimentary rock. Scien...
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This is the mega bundle packet of demonstration and lab activities for States of Matter and Physical and Chemical Changes. Many of these activit...
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Oobleck and slime activities with complete instructions, tips, and science explanation aligned to Ohio State Science standards. * Your student...
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Learning Objectives: Students will be able to understand how the earth’s rotation can be observed as a change in the direction of a shadow cast...
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In this activity, students will learn how radioactive decay proceeds, and how to interpret data from isotopes found in rocks. A set of dice will...
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This zipped bundle includes 13 pages of notes about rocks and minerals and a fully editable Excell spreadsheet (one page each for Minerals, Sedim...
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I'm working on some materials for students to investigate Earth like the Curiousity Rover investigates Mars, but this was too cute to not just of...
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Earth Science Objective: Rocks and the Rock Cycle Learners will: • Distinguish between mineral and non-mineral objects • Identify or choose exam...
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In these (2) activities, students will learn to describe geologic time, learn where rocks get their names, and represent time in various ways inc...
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One of my very favorite activities to do with students - in fact, I use it whenever I can because it provides an engaging way to get my students ...
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I was working in a collaborative classroom where the required curriculum was based on looking at pictures of rocks, and felt that this did not me...
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This is the keyword review and quiz I use for testing students understanding of the rock cycle, rocks, and rock forming minerals. This review an...
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This Spring is the 100-yr anniversary of the Great Dayton Flood, which was the most significant flooding event to occur in the SW Ohio region in ...
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Learning Objectives: Recently, JPL (Jet Propulsion Labs) reported that there in fact has been moving water on Mars. How was this determined? ...
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A big list of hundreds of misconceptions in science, prepared as an editable handout. From http://betterscienceteaching.com/2012/11/27/misconcep...
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I use this as an essay assignment for my pre-service teachers course. This provides a series of prompts critically evaluate the origins of a mis...
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Want to project an interactive notebook assignment or notes ON journal pages? Here ya go! Just load it up as your background image.
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Are you and your students beginning a unit on geologic time or fossils? These activities will help your students understand the scale of geologi...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have diverse educational experience including a public high school, college classroom, elementary classroom, and the educational department of a children's museum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I prefer to lead activities for students and to provide them with opportunities for hands-on, minds-on learning. I rarely teach with powerpoint (unless students are creating presentations to show their classmates), but I love using various kinds of media in the classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been recognized by the faculty at both universities I've taught at for my teaching as well as the American Chemical Society.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a License in AYA Integrated Science, a PhD in Geology/Paleontology from Ohio State, MS in Geology, Master of Science in Teaching, and Bachelors degrees in Biology and Chemistry. I was also a finalist at the Intel ISEF once and an alternate finalist twice.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a full-time high school science teacher and part-time adjunct professor. My chemist husband and I share our home with two tiny budding scientists.