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This is an engaging activity designed to help students make connections between cause and effect relationships as they relate to changes in ecosystems. The format of the file shows the cards in correct matches. The teacher will cut out the cards and
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This worksheet includes 20 different scenarios of heat transfer. Students are asked to decide if it is describing convection, conduction, or radiation. Answer key is included! This would be great to use as a quiz or as an informal assessment
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This worksheet provides students with 10 descriptions of symbiosis. The student must then determine which type of symbiosis is being described: Mutualism, Commensalism, or Parasitism. This is a great review and could also be used with whiteboards
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This is a jeopardy-style PowerPoint that can be used in conjunction with a review of plant and animal cells. There are built-in links within the program to connect questions and answers. Images are also included for one of the categories.
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This worksheet includes 10 unique animal relationships. Students must use the clues and their knowledge of symbiosis to decide what is being described: mutualism, commensalism, or parasitism. Answer key included!
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This is a PowerPoint presentation that was designed to be used with whiteboards, although it could be modified for other uses. Thirteen fascinating types of symbiosis are explained through words and text. The student has to determine which type of
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This simple handout provides students with straightforward examples of physical and chemical changes. Their job is to evaluate each example and decide whether it is describing a physical or a chemical change. Answer key is included!
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A great review activity for photosynthesis! This PowerPoint presentation has built in links to mimic the game Jeopardy! Students will enjoy reviewing photosynthesis basics in this game-like format. Answers are built into the presentation.
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This is a fun activity in a puzzle format. Your students will enjoy reading the clues to work backward to create the pedigree chart. Concepts such as inheritance, dominant, and recessive traits are included. This is a great enrichment activity for
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This is a great activity that reinforces the concepts of using fossils as clues to the past as well as determining which fossils are oldest based on layers. Students cut out "fossils" and then use the three clues to glue them into the appropriate
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This is a PowerPoint presentation that mimics the Jeopardy! game. There are links built into the PowerPoint that link the questions with the answers. Questions cover these topics: asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, and heredity. This would
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This is a quick assessment that determines how well a student understands the differences between potential and kinetic energy. It could be given prior to teaching, during teaching, or at the end of a unit. Answer key included!
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This is a straightforward handout that covers basic Punnett squares. There are five Punnett squares to fill out, each with a follow up question. The Punnett squares are scaffolded for beginners, but this can be modified as needed. Answer key is
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This multiple choice quiz covers the basics of potential versus kinetic energy as well as the three types of heat transfer: convection, conduction, and radiation. The quiz is 15 questions and includes an answer key. Correlates to Tennessee
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This activity requires students to sort images of organisms into two categories: asexually reproducing or sexually reproducing. The activity is designed to have the students cut and paste the images of the organisms, but could be modified. Answer
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This PowerPoint includes a series of visual examples for your students to practice differentiating between convection, conduction, and radiation. This works great in conjunction with whiteboards or signal cards. You could also use paper! Answers
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This activity demonstrates how organisms who are better adapted to their environment are more likely to survive over time. Students work in groups to hunt different colored "insects" on a "meadow" (poster board). The activity follows the scientific
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This is a comprehensive test that covers concepts such as forces such as friction and gravity, motion, speed, acceleration, velocity, as well as all 3 of Isaac Newton's laws. The test is fill in the blank and multiple choice. Answer Key
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This is a summative test designed to be used at the end of a unit on photosynthesis and cellular respiration. The test uses fill in the blank, multiple choice, true/false, and short answer questions. Teacher key is included!
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This is a PowerPoint "quiz" designed to use as a formative assessment with whiteboards. The PowerPoint includes ten questions that help students differentiate between the basic differences between plant and animal cells as well as recognize some of
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Master's degree and seven years in the classroom.

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My teaching style emphasizes critical thinking skills, interactive science notebooks, and student centered learning.

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I have a B.A. from the University of Tennessee in Art History. After a few years in the work force I went back to UT to get my teaching license and Master's in Education.

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