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By Andrea Paradise
Students often struggle with metric conversions. I use this document to print numbers for students to use in order to bring the math used during conversions to life. Kinesthetic learners respond well to this approach and the numbers are all in
Subjects:
Numbers, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$1.00
36 ratings
4.0
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By Andrea Paradise
This is a traditional "jigsaw" activity. Students are assigned either the number 1 or 2. All students assigned as #1 will read one article and all students assigned as #2 will read the second article. They will take notes about the article
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
22 ratings
3.9
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By Andrea Paradise
Each student will use a basic understanding of Earth's layers to create an analogy between the layers of the Earth and a familiar object of his/her choice. Often Earth's layers can be confusing for 6th graders because we have never been to the
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Critical Thinking, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Andrea Paradise
I use this after students have learned the basics about weathering, erosion, and deposition. My on-level or special needs students use their notes about WED to help them with the follow-up questions to the activity at each station. Students travel
Subjects:
Archaeology, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$4.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By Andrea Paradise
This activity gets students up and moving and can be used to review the characteristics of both land and marine biomes. Students start at a biome station around the room (signs included in packet) and use their student activity sheet (also
Subjects:
Biology, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$3.50
15 ratings
3.9
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By Andrea Paradise
This is an easy lesson to do at the beginning of the year. The PowerPoint includes 7 pictures of teachers breaking safety rules in the lab. Sometimes I'll go through all 7 as an entire class with students volunteering to share which rules are
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Laboratory, Minilessons
$1.00
36 ratings
3.9
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By Andrea Paradise
I used this activity to introduce the topic of Earth's layers to my 6th grade gifted students. It could be used in elementary school as a summative assessment as well. Students complete a "Hello, my name is..." name tag about each main layer of
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, For All Subject Areas, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Andrea Paradise
This is an introductory PowerPoint presentation covering what taxonomy is and the purpose of classification. The history of taxonomy is covered and the 8 levels of classification are briefly introduced using graphics from the Holt Life Science
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
7th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$1.50
12 ratings
3.9
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By Andrea Paradise
I came up with this activity to teach the metric system to my gifted students. The problem centers around Taylor Swift going on tour and requiring some information from my students. You could definitely change the artist to someone more popular
Subjects:
Measurement, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Simulations
$5.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Andrea Paradise
In this hands-on activity, students use different types of cereal to represent different atoms. The atoms are then "bonded" to form the reactants during photosynthesis and rearranged to form the products. The same amount of cereal pieces are used
Subjects:
Chemistry, EFL - ESL - ELD, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Simulations
$4.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Andrea Paradise
This is a fairly extensive PowerPoint presentation that I work my way through slowly with students, reinforcing each individual concept along the way with hands-on activities, videos, and practice handouts. Lots of cool colors, fonts, and images to
Subjects:
Archaeology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$2.00
8 ratings
3.9
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By Andrea Paradise
To be honest, I was bored with teaching landforms this year and decided to turn our direct instruction of landforms into something a little more fun for my students- it was a huge hit!!! The basic idea is that Mother Nature is hungry and wants to
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
7 ratings
3.5
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By Andrea Paradise
This activity gets students up and moving and can be used to review the characteristics of organelles. Students start at an organelle station around the room (signs included in packet) and use their student activity sheet (also included) to
Subjects:
Biology, General Science, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Andrea Paradise
This is a lab I do at the beginning of the year with my gifted students to introduce the steps of the scientific lab, the application of lab safety rules, and the use of process skills (observations and inferences) within a lab setting. I keep the
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$1.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Andrea Paradise
This packet goes directly along with the PowerPoint posted on my page. I usually break up the presentation over the course of a week and include hands-on activities, practice handouts, and videos to reinforce the basic concepts included in the
Subjects:
Archaeology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Andrea Paradise
Students must demonstrate mastery of the connection between elements, rocks, and minerals as well as the characteristics of each when completing this "geological family tree." Included: -Project description -Graphic organizer (model for
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Critical Thinking, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Assessment
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Andrea Paradise
This is the PowerPoint I made to introduce the steps of the scientific method to my students. It includes descriptions for the following steps: 1) Big Question/Problem 2) Form a hypothesis 3) Conduct the experiment 4) Make observations and record
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Andrea Paradise
I use this activity with my gifted students as a challenge activity in which they develop a problem/question of their own using critical thinking skills. Last year, the ideas ranged from "How can I become an expert jewel thief?" to the more typical
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
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By Andrea Paradise
This is a very cute and functional bulletin board that you can keep up in your classroom all year long. You can make this board as interactive as you like. Included are pages to create the title, which reads "Across the UNIVERSE in 180 days!!!" as
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 7th year of teaching middle school science. I teach TAG (talented and gifted), on-level, and team-taught sections of earth science.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, engaging, extremely organized, clear, honest, and fun!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year 2012-2013 school year (selected from over 100 teachers)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Miami University of Ohio (undergraduate- graduated in 2007) Georgia State University (Masters in Ed. Leadership- graduated in 2012)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a perfectionist when it comes to my work and I'm constantly searching for ways to improve my lessons and develop innovative projects to encourage student engagement.

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