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By Candy Coated Scientist
This lab or activity is a hands-on and collaborative learning lesson that incorporates the following: STEM Earthquakes Geology Engineering Design Real-World Connections Problem Solving Inferencing and Predicting Materials: this handout,
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Physics, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Laboratory, Cooperative Learning, Simulations
CCSS:
RST.6-8.2, RST.6-8.9, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.1e, WHST.6-8.2f
$5.00
$4.00
194 ratings
3.9
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By Candy Coated Scientist
This lab is a really fun way to use discovery and investigation to teach students how gravity and inertia cause tides, along with the moon. The cost is low (a package of water balloons and yarn) and it is a great activity to get kids moving and
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Laboratory, Simulations
$5.00
$4.00
51 ratings
3.9
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By Candy Coated Scientist
This is a worksheet for students to complete while doing the webquest for this interactive site: http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/index.html. While on this site, there are four main tabs for the student to explore. They are 1.
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Internet Activities, Webquests
$3.50
$2.75
39 ratings
4.0
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By Candy Coated Scientist
This is such an AWESOME and hands-on project that I do with my students the last couple of weeks of the school year as we complete our ecology unit. The kids always tell me that THIS was their favorite science memory of the year! In this document,
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Environment, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RST.6-8.3, RST.6-8.9, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.1c, WHST.6-8.2
$6.00
35 ratings
3.9
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By Candy Coated Scientist
Similar to the very popular game, Apples to Apples, this is a science version I created with a focus on basics of inquiry and well-known scientists. Each card has a term in large bold letters and then a basic description of that term. You can
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
CCSS:
RST.6-8.2, RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.9
$8.00
27 ratings
4.0
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By Candy Coated Scientist
This is a 20 question test on science inquiry and the scientific method. All questions are multiple choice and it is a word document so that you can adjust as you see needed since we all teach the scientific method and inquiry just slightly
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
16 ratings
3.9
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By Candy Coated Scientist
Similar to the very popular game, Apples to Apples, this is a science version I created with a focus on geology basics and Earth processes. This is best used as an ADD ON to my already existing Apples to Apples Science Inquiry Game and my Apples to
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Printables, Games, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By Candy Coated Scientist
This is the literature study I did in my middle school science classroom for my low readers. It could also be done in a 3rd to 5th grade class as well. It is on a chapter book called "The Missing 'Gator of Gumbo Limbo" by Jean Craighead George and
Subjects:
Environment, Literature, Earth Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$4.00
$3.50
14 ratings
3.9
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By Candy Coated Scientist
`This is a week-long science inquiry project that requires students to collaborate, innovate, and use critical thinking skills. Students absolutely LOVE THIS and it truly motivates them to work together and think outside the box. The Egg Drop
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, General Science, Problem Solving
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
14 ratings
3.9
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By Candy Coated Scientist
This test is on weathering, erosion, and the rock cycle. Key vocabulary covered: chemical weathering physical weathering erosion abrasion exfoliation rock cycle It would be appropriate for grades 5th through 8th grade students and I use this during
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$2.00
$1.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By Candy Coated Scientist
This is a movie guide with questions that require students to not just identify details of the movie, but also reflect, predict, and challenge their current understanding of the political challenges of climate change. This award-winning
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, International Baccalaureate
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides
$2.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By Candy Coated Scientist
This is a student handout with 35 questions to support a video on constellations. The video is FREE and you can find it here: Video: http://www.history.com/shows/the-universe/videos/the-universe-constellations The video is part of a series by The
Subjects:
Astronomy, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Movie Guides
$1.99
9 ratings
4.0
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By Candy Coated Scientist
This moon phase assessment will really show you what your students know with just 20 questions. Students are asked to identify moon phases, sketch moon phases, and draw diagrams of the Moon, Earth, and sun's positions during each moon phase. Images
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$1.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By Candy Coated Scientist
This document is used when I do a literature study on Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" with my advanced middle schoolers during our ecology unit in science, but it could also be used in a language arts class to help support science curriculum. It has
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.00
$2.50
2 ratings
2.9
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By Candy Coated Scientist
This is a really fun game that I play with students at the start of the year and continue throughout as a community building activity. There are 60 questions, some are silly and some are serious, and they all aim to help you learn about students
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Candy Coated Scientist
This is a science project that I created for my 7th grade IB Science class and students absolutely LOVE it! It is typically one of their favorite memories of the year and it allows to them to use their creative and innovative skills to solve a
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, International Baccalaureate, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RST.6-8.2, RST.6-8.6, RST.6-8.7
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Candy Coated Scientist
Students answer 25 multiple choice and true/false questions about why we have seasons and analyze a variety of diagrams to determine seasons in both hemispheres. While this assessment may not seem challenging because questions aren't open ended, the
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Homeschool Curricula, Assessment
$2.25
5 ratings
4.0
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By Candy Coated Scientist
All the Common Core Reading and Writing Standards for Social Studies and History in grades 6-8! These are colorful and written as "Today, I will...." objectives. I have them color coded by section of the standards. Here the following
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Candy Coated Scientist
Inspire your students with this fun and modern poster that reads "The brightest kids in the world walk through this door"... perfect to post on, above, or next to your classroom door! This high rez pdf can be turned into a large poster or can be
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Candy Coated Scientist
This is the literature study I did in my middle school science classroom for my low readers. It could also be done in a 3rd to 5th grade class as well. It is on a chapter book called "The Missing 'Gator of Gumbo Limbo" by Jean Craighead George and
Subjects:
Environment, Literature, Earth Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$4.00
$3.50
3 ratings
3.7
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a Mentor Teacher at a T.A.P. School in Phoenix, Arizona and teach 7th grade science in our International Baccalaureate Program. In my district, I received a Teacher of the Year Award in the 2010-2011 school year and have served on the following committees at my school: Campus Improvement Team, Science Action Team, Advanced Education Team, S.T.E.M. Night Planning Team. I am the M.E.S.A. (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement) Club Advisor at my school, which is a club that supports STEM activities and enrichments for young girls and minorities. I received my Master in Education in 2010. Follow me @CandyCoatedSci!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, PBL, tech heavy, and collaborative with a focus on Common Core ELA and supporting students with special needs and EL requirements. I make real-world connections daily and my students are engaged with content in a meaningful way.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2010-2011 Deer Valley Unified School District Teacher of the Year Recipient.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.Ed., Arizona State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Living in sunny Phoenix, Arizona with my husband and doggy, I love being outdoors, working out, reading, and spending time with family and friends!

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