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Get rolling with a science energy study. Though this investigation is strongest for grade 4 Texas science, grades K-5 can use bouncing, flashing,...
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Sound is all around! This activity’s focus is the scientific skill of observing to introduce the concept of sound energy as vibration of matter...
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Matter and its properties are investigated through the use of a mystery mixture and its properties. Students must test and decide whether this mi...
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Investigate force and motion using toys. Apply a force to put toys in motion and observe the effect of different surfaces on the motion of toys. ...
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Students work cooperatively to assemble an ancient creature from its bones (made from paper). The fossil bones are of the same size as the real S...
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This is a one day activity using water and a sugar cube to have students observe physical properties and changes in matter. The investigation gu...
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Science Activities to teach and Assess the Process Skills of Inquiry offers your students 15 challenging tasks to demonstrate what they are able ...
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Have your students make a mini-book for a plant study. Each page can be used as a hands-on lesson and at the end, children have a book of learnin...
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How did dinosaurs become fossils? Have students observe pictures that represent the long term steps of fossil creation and predict and learn the ...
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Investigate kitchen ingredients (salt, flour, baking soda, corn starch, corn syrup) to make and test glue recipes. How do substances combine or ...
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In this series of two lessons, primary students are introduced to force (push and pull) and motion. In the first lesson, students observe and des...
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The lessons in this packet help students use the scientific practices to learn disciplinary core ideas. The 9 lessons listed below are designed t...
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Science Inquiry Processes are the skills students use to practice science. How can you teach these skills? In this packet, there are 9 activity l...
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Students love to learn about themselves. Use this short study of observable variation of hereditary traits to engage your students to collect, a...
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Turn your students into an active ecosystem. This activity is similar to the classic Oh Deer simulation with a roadrunner and coyote twist. Durin...
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Have students work on the scientific practice of classification with dinosaur cards and sorting activities. This is lesson 2 in a series that exp...
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Fire their imaginations with a dinosaurs and fossils study. Dinosaurs and Fossils Primary Science Unit has nine hands-on and minds-on science l...
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Have your students investigate the interesting stages of insect life cycle with this Mealworm Study. The Tenebrio Molitor, also known as a mealwo...
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These activities introduce the idea of classification of animals. It starts with a team brainstorm session of vertebrate animals. Next, students ...
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Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier combine talents to provide detailed instructions for setting up and using cooperative and collaborative learning...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This dynamic duo has a combined teaching experience of 77 years!!! Sheryl taught grade levels K-6, 9 and graduate college level courses. She has illustrated for AIMS, coauthored several elementary science textbook series and inquiry books for teachers. Karen taught grade levels K-6, and both undergraduate and graduate college level courses. She has coauthored several elementary science textbook series and inquiry books for teachers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

We believe that all students learn by experience- doing science.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Sheryl was a the winner in California for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. Karen was a winner of the National Science Teachers Association Distinguished Teaching Award at the Undergraduate College Level

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Sheryl- Masters in Science Education, Fresno Pacific College Karen -Doctorate in Science Education, University of Minnesota

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Dr. Karen Ostlund is the current president for the National Science Teaching Association. She began her term as president elect in 2012.