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These 24 Task Cards with EDITABLE TEMPLATE provide a great activity for student centered enrichment or review. Students are giv...
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This bundle contains SIX EDITABLE RESOURCES for teaching food webs. Altogether they represent a really effective way to teach c...
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This EDITABLE POWERPOINT contains 25 SLIDES on the Properties of Matter. It contains great graphics, descriptions and fill in t...
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This lesson bundle contains EIGHT EDITABLE RESOURCES to teach food chains, trophic levels and ecological pyramids. Altogether t...
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This EDITABLE POWERPOINT contains 45 SLIDES and 11 HYPERLINKED VIDEOS on the Introduction to Ecosystems. It contains the essent...
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This EDITABLE POWERPOINT contains 13 SLIDES on the Introduction to Matter. I teach this topic as my first lesson in the Chemist...
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Beth P.
Thank you for your quick response...it is there! :-)
April 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Glad it worked! :)
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Beth P. re: Interactive Notebook Templates - Petal Pack - 108 Templates!
Yesterday when I downloaded the project, there was a folder with the images to put into other projects. That folder is not there today and I am not sure where it went. I tried downloading the zipped file again and it still doesn't appear. Should that file be a part of this download?
Thanks,
Beth
April 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I just reuploaded the product in case there was something strange technical difficulty. Then I downloaded it from TPT and the PNG files (the images) were there in a folder.

Please try again. It should work out.
April 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: The Carbon Cycle - Crossword
My fault I printed in color and it came out light reprinted in black ink and it was fine thank you for the feedback.
April 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Glad it worked out!
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Debbie J.
Hello, I just wanted to make sure that we can use your Interactive Notebook Templates in free packs also? I make free Bible worksheets and lapbooks for people to download as a PDF, and like to verify since some items cannot be used in freebies. Thank you, Debbie Jackson @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/
April 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
You are free to use them in free items as long as you are not giving them away "as is" (i.e. as the same type of templates that I have made, and as long as you give credit. I have included two simple options to give credit for the product when you download it.

Your items must be reworked items. So if you are adding biblical themes to the products. This will be fine.

I will be adding a Petals Pack (petal folds from 3 folds to 12 folds) this week as well as another Pack later on this month. In the end I will sell all of my templates in a combo with a discount. If you only want any of the individual packs, feel free to purchase them now. If you want the combo and can wait to get it, then you might want to hold off for three weeks and buy it then. You can check back to see if it is up or become a follower to get the email the day I upload them.

Hope this helps!
April 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Penney D. re: BBC Life - The Challenges of Life - Video Quiz & Video Questions Worksheet Combo
I want to make sure I get the correct video to go with your bundle.
April 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
If you're curious about the narration...I found this....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMuUcoDySpU
April 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Penney D. re: BBC Life - The Challenges of Life - Video Quiz & Video Questions Worksheet Combo
I am interested in buying you large bundle. I have heard a few bad reviews about the Oprah version of the videos, for example she speaks as if the audience is young children. Would your product work with the David Attenborough series? What did you think about the Oprah version?
April 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I think adults have more of a preference for Attenborough, but I don't think it makes a difference to students. BBC U.K. and BBC U.S. use the same/very similar scenes and follow the same story arc for each organism so topics discussed are very similar. In the end, this is what will interest the students...not the nuances of narrative style - adults are the ones concerned by that. I also prefer Attenborough's narrative style, but when the Oprah Life DVDs were on sale at Christmas (and the Attenborough ones weren't) I knew I wanted them any way, and then I made worksheets for them. Kids still find them fascinating because the subject is interesting - I use one in my Gr.9 Science class and I use the one on plants as a refresher for my Gr.11 Bio class.

I use the rest on emergency supply teacher days....this is their real usefulness to me!

However, I wouldn't get the Attenborough Life DVDs for my Oprah Life Bundles. They don't match word for word which I think will be frustrating for students because they will need to fill in blanks on the worksheet.

Hope this helps.
April 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Anna D.
No, its fine. I can edit it to match.
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Anna D. re: The Microscope and Microscope Parts DOUBLE LESSON BUNDLE
i noticed the powerpoint notes do not match the presentation at all for the sections on arm and base. Neither powerpoint matches.
April 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I will take a look today.

I just reviewed the powerpoint notes and you are correct they do not match the powerpoint word for word. In the notes, instead of having them fill in the blanks for how to hold and carry the microscope, I gave them "Question #10. Describe how you should always carry a microscope." So that they could give a descriptive answer to the question instead of a fill in the blank.

If you would prefer a word for word fill in the blank section for this, then let me know and I will modify the notes, otherwise all the information in the powerpoint on arm and base can still be addressed and recorded on the student's powerpoint notes without having to change the document.
April 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: The Carbon Cycle - Crossword
The print is extremely light to the point of almost being unable to use any ideas? I love the puzzle. thank you
April 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I reuploaded the crossword and printed it out myself in both the Word and the PDF copies and both printed out well. Let me know if this helps or not.
April 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

PerfettoWritingRoom
PerfettoWritingRoom  (TpT Seller)
Hi thank you for visiting our "dollar club" thread. I appreciate your great ideas and helpfulness and I'm following you. I think it's great your products are editable (you never mentioned that, btw), come back and visit anytime - oh and how do I make a phogo? be good! Gina @ the PerfettoWritingRoom
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Buyer
Can you email me at ccdah@verizon.net I do not want to give my username over this space. This is on the refund question.
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Anna D.
I really like (actually love) your materials on characteristics of life, cells, classification, etc. The only thing missing that is part of my curriculum in Ohio is Redi and spontaneous generation. Do you cover that in Ontario?
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
It's not a part of the curriculum in Ontario. We can put it in as an optional mention, but it's not required.
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Anna D. re: Cell Structure and Function - PowerPoint
Yes, I would totally buy the powerpoint worksheet for this and probably anything else you make! The products are awesome!
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I will bump it up on the list of thing to do. I have a few other buyer requests that I have to fulfill first. Each item takes a long time to make so it won't be ready at lightning speed unfortunately.
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Anna D. re: Cell Structure and Function - PowerPoint
Is there a PowerPoint notes worksheet being made for this product?
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
It has been in the works for months...but if your are requesting it now, I can bump it up in the priorities list.
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I accidently purchased your food chain task cards and the bundle. Is there any way I can get the 4.00 back since i bought the bundle?
April 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I do not have the ability to offer refunds. But if you give me the username you used to buy the products as well as your email, what I can do is email you another product free of charge that equals up to $4.00. Once I have confirmed your two purchases, I can email you to let you know that you can start looking for a product.
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Anna D. re: Six Kingdoms of Life - Graphic Organizer
I was hoping to add a row for domain on top of the kingdoms, but it doesn't seem editable in that way. How would I go about doing that?
March 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I created the Organizer using PowerPoint and though the Chart is in a grid form, each line is actually made by a separate black line. You will have to have some proficiency with PowerPoint, but not too much to be able to modify the PowerPoint.

Move the horizontal lines of the grid down so that you can make room for another row above. Copy and paste the line so that you have another line to delineate the area for the domains. Write the title above.
March 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Anna D. re: The Six Kingdoms and Three Domains of Life - PowerPoint
I have some of your other power points and they come with guided notes. Are guided notes available for this product? Thanks!
March 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Yes....I have just made this product and am getting my editor to go through it this weekend. It should be ready to upload no later than Monday.
March 29, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

 The Teaching Bug
The Teaching Bug  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I am looking for great clip art for producers, consumers, and decomposers for a school project. Can I ask where you got those great images on your food web task cards?
Thanks,
Julie
March 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I only have one image for the food web task cards and that is the food web itself which I found on the internet.
March 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Cara Piccerilli  (TpT Seller)
Hello,

I just purchased and downloaded your BBC Life: Challenges of Life movie worksheet, but when I opened the file it was not the worksheet for that episode (it was for Creatures of the Deep). Can you please either send me the correct file or refund my account the price of the worksheet?

Thank you,
Cara
March 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I just reuploaded the correct file. Please download that one. It was strange because I have had people purchase this product before without mentioning it was not the correct file. But then your message reminded me that I recently changed the product so that it would include some other files and then I zipped it together reuploaded it. I did the same for all the other 32 products in the BBC Life series. I guess I goofed with this one. Sorry for the slip up, and thanks for letting me know using this forum instead of just leaving me negative feedback.
March 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Erin Palleschi
Erin Palleschi  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! Pinterest is great. This FB group is more of a connect with fellow Canadian Tpt sellers for advice etc. If you eventually get a FB account, let me know and I'll add you. I love your logo BTW. Happy selling!
Erin
March 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Thanks!
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Erin Palleschi
Erin Palleschi  (TpT Seller)
Hi there,
We have a FB group called Canadian Top Teacher Bloggers and TpT. If you send me your email address I will invite you to join!
Thanks!
Erin
March 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I don't have a facebook account. I have been focusing my efforts on Pinterest (which I just got) thinking it will help with marketing more than facebook. I think I can only focus on one thing at a time as I already spend too much time in front of the computer. Thanks for the invite. If you think I'm wrong about Pinterest vs. Facebook, please let me know and I'll rethink. Or if you think it's really important to have both maybe I'll try FB.
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Jo Ann K.
Do you have a unit about Newton and the three laws of motion? I really like your lesson format.
March 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I don't specialize in physics....so unfortunately not. I'm sure there will be someone on TPT you can find. Thanks for thinking of me and inquiring.
March 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

AwesomeScience
AwesomeScience  (TpT Seller)
Thanks!
February 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
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Hannah O.
My powerpoint on elements is not working and i was told to ask before i left a bad comment. The powerpoint is flickering when I play it. ohannah72@gmail.com
February 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I just downloaded and tried the PowerPoint. It works perfectly. I have had many other purchasers of this product. None reported a problem. Flickering does not sound like it's a problem with the product. It sounds like it either may be a Microsoft compatibility issue or an issue with the computer or monitor you are using.

I have these suggestions:
1) Try playing it on another computer that has PowerPoint 2010.
2) Double check that you are using PowerPoint 2010 or later.
3) If you are using an earlier version of PowerPoint, try saving the product as an earlier version (though this may cause some of the PowerPoint elements to change a bit).

Let me know if any of this works. If it does not. I will directly email you the PowerPoint saved as an earlier version.
February 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Teachingisagift
Teachingisagift  (TpT Seller)
I am teaching grade six Biodiversity this spring and I wondered which of your products (if any) have been aligned to the curriculum for this strand. I would love a set of task cards which address the curriculum expectations for the biodiversity topic.
February 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I did not align my task cards to grade six Ontario standards. I use them in my Gr.9 Science Ecology Unit. The task cards would overlap Gr.6 and Gr.9 but are aligned for Gr.9.
February 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Michelle B.
I have looked many of your resources and bundle sets. Do you make custom orders? I am 4th grade teacher but I also teach Special ED and gifted/talented students. I teach in Georgia and follow the GPS. I find your materials to be interesting and colorful. I do teach the ecosystem.
February 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Unfortunately, I do not make custom orders for elementary school. I teach highschool, so I only make products for TPT that I could use myself.

Thanks for the inquiry. I am pleased to know that you like my materials interesting.

As well, there are many other wonderful sellers in your grade range. Check out one called the Science Penguin. She sometimes makes me wish I taught elementary school science!
February 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Barbie Burdick  (TpT Seller) re: Introduction to Ecosystems - LESSON BUNDLE
You may want to reevaluate the age appropriateness and add some lower grades to your listings. Ecology, microscopes, food webs, ecosystems, etc. are integrated into science with NGSS at earlier ages. You might make more sales with a broader age range. I like you ideas and resources-easy to differentiate with and could easily be used in learning centers or stations. I will be buying once I get bookkeeper's approval! BTW: I teach 6th grade science which encompasses life and environmental sciences. Your resources will be an nice addition to the curricula.
January 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your advice. I have begun to lower some of my products to include the 6th grade. However, I don't feel I can include too many different grades because the modifications that would need to be made by the buyer at either the higher grade end or the lower grade end would make my products less than practical. I prefer my products be used "out of the box" as opposed to having to tweak them too much. Although I do leave almost 99% of my products editable so that they can be modified if desired.
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Rebecca Lewis  (TpT Seller)
Are your powerpoints able to be used on a mac? I had trouble opening the preview of food chains on the mac
November 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I made all my materials on Microsoft Office 2010 on a PC. I am not a mac user so I do not know if they are compatible or not.

I tried typing into google "powerpoint 2010 pc to mac" and I got lots of hits including this one.

http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00281_PC_to_Mac_and_Back.htm

Maybe something here will help you, but since I don't have a mac, I won't be able to know what problems you're having and help you troubleshoot.
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Elizabeth H.
Thank you!
I look forward to purchasing your products in the (distant) future. :)
Beth
November 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Elizabeth H.
Hi,
When you say, "YET", does that mean I can hope for lessons on those topics in the (near) future? I hope, I hope! ;)
Thanks,
Beth
November 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Unfortunately, I have two new (high school) courses this semester and won't be touching TPT (in terms of materials development) until next semester.

YET probably means in the "distant" future, but thank you for inquiring and showing interest. I believe there are a lot of other amazing sellers on TPT who could probably serve you well. Good luck!

Take care,
Anh-Thi
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Elizabeth H.
Hello!
I am interested in your Water Cycle Bundle to use with my 5th graders. Is the content of your bundle too advanced for them?
Thanks!
Beth
November 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Most of it (90%) will be fine for them, but as it gets into the human effects on the water cycle, much of this will be too advanced for them. All the products in the bundle are editable so you can edit it to suit your needs.
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Heather S. re: Science Calendar Making Project (also good for Chemistry, Biology and more)
Yet another product I am interested in! I have done a "this day in history" assignment with my students. Students were challenged if I gave them a specific date, so I like how this leaves the student with so many options! I also must say you have thought of and completed many of the fine details this newish teacher is thrilled to see! I would like to ask if it is possible to get the worksheets and related material for my specific content - Environmental Science and Biotechnology - one for each? I know I can make work the subjects provided but would prefer these specifics for clarity. Thank you for sharing so many great products!
October 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I have not made any new products in a while as I have been swamped with school. I am at a semestered school and only found out 3 days before school started that I was getting 3 different preps only 1 of which I had taught before. So this month I decided to suspended all TPT stuff until the Christmas break. I will try to get to your specific request when I have some time - perhaps within the week. That's the best I can do for now. Hopefully you will still have a chance to use the product for you classes. Thanks for your continued support of my products.
October 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Mrs Brosseau's Binder
Mrs Brosseau's Binder  (TpT Seller) re: Chemistry Task Cards Game Board
How cool! What size is this set up to print as, or can it be scaled to print on larger paper?
October 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
It's a powerpoint set for regular letter size. I don't know all the ins and outs of printing in powerpoint, so they might be able to scale up - it must be possible with the printer settings. However, my students have had no trouble playing with the letter sized game board. I have also laminated my set and I find that many laminating machines are standardized to go up to letter size (mine doesn't fit any larger paper). I made the game board for my applied kids who needed a more "fun" element to get motivated. The task cards weren't always enough. Then it turned out that all my students loved it - applied or not. It's great cause it can be used with other teacher's task cards, not just my own.
October 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Science Stuff
Science Stuff  (TpT Seller)
Sorry to contact you like this, but I cannot find your email from last summer!

I have an opportunity that you might want to be part of. Please email me at "amy1007@aol.com"

Thanks!
Amy Brown (aka Science Stuff)
September 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
anti.tang@gmail.com
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tmdavey@lpssonline.com or tonidavey@yahoo.com
This is about the Life bundle.

Thank you!
September 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Just sent it!
September 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
Hi there
I have gotten several of your bundles and love them!!
I am considering getting your BBC Life bundle, but I have the Attenborough version. I know you said the script is a bit different. Is it still doable, or would I need to go in and edit?
thanks!
September 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I know the story lines are the same, but I'm not sure how much the scripts match. Why don't you give me your email and I will email you one of the worksheets. You can then watch your episode and see how much the narration matches and make your decision about purchasing it after having more information.
September 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Sweet Integrations
Sweet Integrations  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much. Looks great! Sandy
September 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
You probably already have a screen capture program, but in case you don't, I use a super simple free screen capture program called !Quick Screen Capture. You can download it from here.

http://www.etrusoft.com/download.htm

Cheers!
September 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Sweet Integrations
Sweet Integrations  (TpT Seller)
Just saw you on the Forum. Would you mind telling me the size of your covers? I like how they are uniform and seem to be a square - not rectangular shape. Thanks, Sandy
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Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I make my covers on powerpoint but I create a square border so that I am only using a portion of the powerpoint surface and then I put my coverpage images and texts only in this part. I then use a screen capture program to make an image of only the square part. Hope this helps! I got tired of having my thumbnails cut off. :)
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melissa jeffers  (TpT Seller)
I purchased the food web bundle and it will only open the task cards. I have an unzipping program on my computer and it still will not open. I have asked our tech people at school for help and they said to see if you could send me the files so I can open them. They have extracted all files and all they get is the thank you page, teacher task card answers and task cards. Thanks for your help. Melissa Jeffers
September 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I recently reuploaded the bundle this weekend with a revision and I might have chosen the wrong file to upload (I probably chose the food webs task cards instead of the food webs bundle). I will reupload it as soon as possible (no later than this evening.) Please try reuploading it again and send me a message if it doesn't work out. If this is the case, I will find a way to get the files to you through email or some other file sharing programs (since the bundle is a large one it may be difficult to do it over email.)

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Okay, I just successfully reuploaded the file. I hope this helps. Let me know.
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Anne Weaver  (TpT Seller) re: Digestive System - Part 6 - Diseases and Disorders - Obesity Article & Questions
Wow, you are right up to date with new findings!!! This is wonderful for students, especially if they are chubby.

I follow you since I find your resources outstanding and have a love for science. I'm going to pin this.

Keep up the great resources,
Anne Weaver
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Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Hey! Your comments make me smile. Thanks for your nice words and for the pinning too. :)

Anh-Thi (a.k.a. Tangstar Science)
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Science Chick
Science Chick  (TpT Seller) re: Classifying Matter - LESSON BUNDLE
Hi Anh-Thi,

I love your products & have used them in my classes! I was wondering, however, if you could e-mail an editable version of this powerpoint & flash cards? I will still give you the credit...I just need to remove a few items that are not part of my curriculum (mechanical mixtures to name one). I also don't teach suspensions and alloys until later on so I would need to take those out as well. These are just a few things off the top of my head. Thanks for all of your hard work & keep your units coming! :) You don't, by chance, have any for physics do you? (I teach physical science to 8th graders in the US).

Take care.
Robyn Gorham
gorhamrl@pwcs.edu
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I just emailed you my response.
September 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Heather S.
Hi Tangstar!
I was just perusing your products and intend to purchase a few more Lesson Bundles because I think your material is super!

I noticed that the Water Cycle Lesson Bundle has 36 Task Cards - with Record Sheet, Answer Key and Teacher's Guide. When I purchased this Lesson Bundle at the end of last school year these were not included in the bundle. (There are flashcards) The task cards would be much more useful than the flashcards, can I get the task cards that are now included in the lesson bundle that I have purchased?
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Yes you can. All you have to do is redownload the bundle using your TpT account you can get the updated product. It will be for free since you've already purchased the bundle. This is true of all products on TPT. Unless a seller decides to take down an old bundle (delete it) and reupload it as new bundle, the same bundle can be revised and added upon and all previous buyers should be able to download this for free.

As well, the bundle also now has a really nifty terminology PowerPoint game that your students will find a lot of fun.

In case you purchased some of my other bundles at that time, many of them have also been revised to contain task cards instead of flash cards and have a terminology review game attached to it as well.

Hope this helps,
Anh-Thi Tang (a.k.a. Tangtar Science)
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Buyer re: The Water Cycle - LESSON BUNDLE
Wow, this package looks great. I'll be teaching Science for the first time so I'm just looking into the gr. 8 program. (in Peel) Can you tell me how useful this package would be for the grade eights? I'm not too familiar yet with the science units.

Thanks.
August 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I teach high school and use this bundle in Grade 9. Just one year up from you. I do not know the specific expectations for the Grade 8 Science Ontario Curriculum. You'll have to look at it to see if the Water Cycle is taught and into how much depth.

If you have not purchased the package yet, then go to the water cycle PowerPoint product, there is a link to the entire powerpoint that you can watch on YouTube which will give you a better idea of the concepts covered in the entire bundle.

Take care,
Anh-Thi (a.k.a. Tangstar Science)
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Buyer re: Lab Safety - Safety Symbols Activity
I can't open the file. Thank you.
August 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I rebundled the documents into a new zip file and reuploaded the Lab Safety - Safety Symbols Activity. There are two Microsoft 2010 Word docs and 2 PDF docs in the Zip file. All other buyers have not alerted me of a problem, so I hope there's no compatibility issues with Microsoft office 2010. Please try reuploading it and let me know if you need more assistance.
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Buyer re: The Characteristics of Life - PowerPoint
I downloaded the powerpoint and the videos cannot play. What type of files are the video clips?
August 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Try this, when you want to play a video:
1) Make sure the powerpoint is in slideshow mode.
2) When a video pops up, click onto the filmreel icon to launch the youtube video. All the videos are hyperlinked to a YouTube video on my Tangstar Science Channel on YouTube, so you have to be connected to the internet. It also makes the launch faster if you have your browser (Mozilla, Firefox, Explorer etc.) open to begin with.

Hope this helps.

Anh-Thi (a.k.a. Tangstar Science)
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Kara K. re: BBC Planet Earth - All 11 Episodes - Video Questions & Video Quizzes Bundle
I own the planet earth with Sigourney narrating. Will your video quizzes still work? Thank you!
August 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I cannot guarantee it since I did not view the one with Sigourney Weaver for BBC Planet Earth (mine had David Attenborough narrating). However, if you give me your email, I will email a complementary Worksheet from one of the BBC Planet Earth Episodes and you can watch your version of the BBC Planet Earth episode and see how much of the narration matches.

(I did do worksheets and quizzes for all 10 episodes of BBC Life with Sigourney Weaver Narrating.)

You can email me at anti.tang@gmail.com
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Buyer re: Classifying Matter - LESSON BUNDLE
I love your work and just bought this - my fourth purchase from your store. When I click on the link, it does not download. Can you provide me with a different way to access it?

Thanks!
August 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I've tried 3 times to reupload the file, but TPT keeps on stalling. So it may be a problem on their end. However, I am also not a home and trying to upload this file (which is quite large) at my local cafe which doesn't have the fastest connection. I might have better luck with my high speed internet connection when I get home.

Please try again later this evening or next morning. Hopefully by then I will have successfully uploaded the product. Let me know if there is still a problem after that. I promise you will get your product one way or another, even if I have to email it to you!

By the way, thanks for being a repeat customer. :)

Anh-Thi Tang (a.k.a. Tangstar Science)
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mme julie  (TpT Seller) re: The Properties of Matter - Jeopardy PowerPoint Game
Would you consider making an editable Template? I am wanting to make Jeopardy games but I teach in French language school in Ontario. I love the look of your formats and would love to be able to use them with my students.
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I have not thought to provide a template. I could do one for the future, however, it would be a bit complicated to explain how to customize it because the animations must be correctly done so that the timer goes off at the right time. Anyone quite proficient with PowerPoint will be able to manage though. This is food for thought, but as I am currently obsessed with making task cards, I think the Jeopardy template will have to wait. That being said, since the Properties of Matter Jeopardy is editable, you can try to template that to start with.

Thanks for the idea.

Anh-Thi Tang (a.k.a. Tangstar Science)
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Lynnette Proctor  (TpT Seller) re: Classifying Matter - Jeopardy PowerPoint Game
Are these editable? We don't get into suspension or mechanical mixtures. I'd like to change those and the diatomic question, too. Thanks!
August 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
I currently make all my lesson PowerPoints and the jeopardy powerpoints editable. :) It may say "read-only" but all you have to do is "save as" and rename it to get a fully editable version.

It's a fun game...hope this helps.

Anh-Thi Tang (a.k.a. Tangstar Science)
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Mohamed T. re: Tangstar's Catalogue of High School Science and Biology Products
Hi, I am very interested in a few of your bundles, and I was hoping for some guidance and direction. This is all so new to me, I am not Chemistry guy but am willing to do what ever it takes to learn and to make my class exciting and engaging and create learning opportunities for my students. In beginning a unit on Physical Science would it be a good idea to follow your bundles in the following order?
1. Intro to Matter
2. Classifying Matter
3. Properties of Matter
4. The Elements
5. The Periodic Table
6. Atoms and Molecules worksheet (not offered in a bundle)

Another question that I have for you, my grade 9 homeroom class does not have access to a lab, however, I would like to build a portable lab, what items should I look at ordering to help build a portable lab? One last note, do you have experiments and labs to go with any of your bundles or sold separately that would fit in with teaching Grade 9 Physical Science?
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Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Hey mtaalat,

Thanks for considering my products. I think that choosing some of my bundles will save you a lot of time (seems like you're new to teaching chemistry) as well as help you engage your students, but of course I am supremely biased in my opinion. ;)

As to the specifics of your inquiry...

LESSON BUNDLE ORDER:

I made my lesson bundles so that teachers can use them in any order they see fit, most likely to align with their own textbook order.

I myself do this:

1) Lab Safety
2) Lab Equipment
3) Intro to Matter
4) Properties of Matter
5) Classifying Matter
6) The Periodic Table
7) Elements
8) Atoms and Molecules

I have other lessons for the Gr.9 Chemistry Unit, but they are not TPT ready yet.

LABS:

I have elected not to include labs in my bundles as I find that many teachers already have favourite labs or have ones in their textbooks that they have the ready at hand equipment for. I didn't want to add labs to my bundles that forced teachers to buy a lab they didn't want or need. That being said, I do have a few labs that I really love and that I've tweaked over the years so that they run (almost) perfectly. I might consider making these TPT ready in the future.

IDEA FOR OUTFITTING PORTABLE LAB:

This is not usually done, but what you can do is create container kits with 1 set of equipment for each group in them. Let's say that you have 10 groups. Each group is responsible for a large container (with a lid and labelled with group names e.g Group A) that contains all their equipment. Group A will be responsible for retrieving their container every time they have to do a lab, and then cleaning all their equipment and returning it to the container. These bins can be stacked (hence you need lids) and wheeled on carts from classroom to classroom/storage area or stored in a corner of your class. Moving them should then be easy. It is easy for you to check to see if the group has cleaned and dried their equipment properly by inspecting their containers (a clean up mark can be given) and a checklist of items can even be printed and taped to the inside of the lid for students to verify that they have all their equipment. It's a bit of work to outfit, and you should ask your more experienced colleagues about what type and amount of equipment you will need for the labs that are usually conducted for Gr.9 Science. After you find out, collect this equipment together to determine the size of bins you will need. TIP FOR CLEAN UP: You can have at hand a rectangular plastic basket with holes in it for water to drain through for each group. You hand these out to each group so that they can place their glassware on it to drip dry if that is how your department prefers the glassware to be dried.

Hope some of this addresses your questions.

Take care,
Anh-Thi Tang (a.k.a. Tangstar Science)
July 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After 12 years of full-time teaching as a science and biology teacher, I have come up with more than a few fun and effective tricks of the trade that help both my students and other teachers. I hope to share them with you. :) I have 12 years of full time teaching experience with the Toronto District School Board as a Science and Biology Teacher. I have taught ESL, applied(general), academic, enriched, gifted, as well as college and university preparation science and biology courses.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Structured, organized, visually oriented, with a lot of reinforcement in the form of worksheets, crosswords, task cards, games, interesting activities and projects as well as PowerPoints with a lot of connections to real life.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

No one wants to see me brag. ;)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Honors B.Sci - Specializing in Pharmacology and majoring in English - from the University of Toronto B.Ed - from OISE/University of Toronto

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have organized and taken students to do a March break biology field trip to Costa Rica. While there we studied 5 different rainforest ecosystems and spent a third of our trip doing a cultural exchange by living with a community of organic pineapple farmers. I am currently a supervisor of the Gardening Club at my school. I have previously also been a supervisor of an Environmental Club.