Brenda Kovich

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Brenda Kovich
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Energize your study of light with five sets of hands-on science activities and a corresponding website! Lesson plans, lab sheets, website, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment are all included in this unit. Created by master teacher Brenda
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Energize your study of sound with six sets of hands-on science activities and a corresponding website! Lesson plans, lab sheets, related website, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment are all included in this sound unit. Created by master
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Cells in seven days! This brief, engaging set of articles, activities, and assessments focuses on basic organelles found in animal and/or plant cells. What’s Included: • suggested schedule • materials list for each day • plant and animal cells
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Do you need a powerful introduction to the scientific method for your third, fourth, or fifth grade classroom? You’ve found it! This set of lesson plans, PowerPoint presentation, and posters explain the Scientific Method and immerse students in
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Engage students in the study of rocks with this set of articles, activities, and assessments. This rock unit can be used in a stand-alone sequence or added to your longer rocks and minerals unit. What’s Included: • Instructions for the
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This plants unit lets kids in intermediate grades dig deeper into plant parts. Your students will love these hands-on activities and video links. Seeds - Compare and contrast monocots and dicots. Observe and record germination of bean and/or corn
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With the right tools, integrating writing and science is a snap! These simple strategies and structures will help your students write amazing informational texts. This product provides you with the following tools: • Cultivating Informative
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The design process challenges kids to think like engineers! This set of 10 simple STEM investigations can be used as a design process unit or completed throughout the year. Each engineering design process activity uses simple materials and
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Facts About the Great Lakes is short research project that results in a polished final product. Kids collect information and record on specially designed sheets to create their own infographics. Individual pages can be bound into a booklet or
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Scientific Method Power Point - Introduce the Scientific Method with this cute PowerPoint! The 30-slide presentation takes students through eight steps of the Scientific Method and demonstrates with a simple evaporation experiment. Special emphasis
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Three activities provide basic knowledge and understanding of four layers of the earth: crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core. Students learn the thickness, temperature, and composition of each layer, and get a brief introduction to the
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This comprehensive two-week unit includes everything you’ll need for geography, science, reading, and language arts related to the Great Lakes. Pick and choose - - - or use it all! Click on Preview to get a better look at the components. It was
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Energize your study of thermal energy with eight sets of hands-on science activities and a corresponding website! Lesson plans, lab sheets, website, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment are all included in this heat unit. Concepts
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Scientific Method Posters - Whether you use the Scientific Method or Scientific Inquiry, these posters will work for you. Each poster features an adorable science student or two from Whimsy Clips. Posters (with variations in
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Let’s define weathering! Because of its close relationship to erosion, weathering is a difficult concept to grasp. The process of concept attainment will help your students understand the difference. What is concept attainment? It’s a research-based
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Energize your study of sound and light with hands-on science activities and corresponding websites! Lesson plans, lab sheets, companion websites, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment are all included in this bundle of two popular units.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Time flies when you're having fun! I've taught fourth grade for more than 30 years and love it more now than ever. My mission is to create enjoyable, engaging, standards-based materials for my classroom and yours.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Enjoy teaching! How? Engage students in challenging, meaningful work. My students enjoy exploring, digging deeper, and connecting content to big ideas. Technology tools, such as PowerPoint presentations, Internet sites, and You Tube videos, make learning fun. For specific ideas, visit my blog, Enjoy Teaching.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellow (1989) National Board Certified Teacher, Middle Childhood Generalist (1996 and 2006) Crystal Apple Award Winner (1999) Lake Central Teacher of the Year (2012)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in Elementary Education, Purdue University (1981) M.S. in Elementary Education, Purdue University Calumet (1987) Gifted and Talented Endorsement, Purdue University (1988)

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Indiana State Curriculum Map Writer, Grade 5 Math (2010) Indiana High Ability Curriculum Project, Literacy Grade 4 (2011) LearnZillion Dream Team, Constructed Response Grades 3-5 (2012) Teachers pay Teachers (2013-present)

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