Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up

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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
This Utah 5th grade SCIENCE TASK CARD BUNDLE prepares your class for SAGE state testing and can be used throughout the year to review each 5 science units: Changing Earth, Physical and Chemical Changes, Magnetism, Electricity, and Genetics. This is
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Test Preparation
Grades:
5th
Types:
Test Prep, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$15.25
$13.72
54 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
This wetlands, deserts, and forests animals and plants picture sort was specifically designed for the Utah 4th Grade Standard 5 Science Core along with the ecosystem wheel, booklet, and sketch. There are 24 wetlands pictures, 32 mountain/ forest
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, EFL - ESL - ELD, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Science Centers, Interactive Notebooks
$3.25
44 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
This introduction to microorganisms bundle includes an introduction to microorganisms PowerPoint accompanying a booklet, organization chart, effects of microorganisms foldable note, culture lab and culture lab with variables (buy agar),
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Biology, Other (Science)
Grades:
6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Word Walls, Science Centers
$13.75
$12.95
43 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
This Utah 6th grade SCIENCE TASK CARD SEEd STANDARDS BUNDLE prepares your class for SAGE state testing and can be used throughout the year to review each 4 science SEEd standards: Strand 6.1: Structure and Motion within the Solar System, Strand 6.2:
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Informational Text
Grades:
6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Task Cards, Science Centers
$21.00
$16.80
23 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
These task cards were created for a 6th grade classroom but works with any 6th – 7th graders. Focuses are characteristics, benefits, and diseases caused by protists, fungus, and bacteria, types of protists and their modes of transportation, and
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Biology, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Task Cards, Science Centers
$3.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
This Earth, Moon, and Sun mega bundle COMPLETES a science/ language arts unit on the for grades 2-4. This is perfect for interactive science journals (ISN) complete with a pacing guide, pre and post-assessments, teacher facts, essential questions,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Vocabulary, Astronomy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Science Centers, Interactive Notebooks
$20.00
$11.50
25 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
Do you need an engaging review game for your Physical and Chemical Changes unit? This was built for my Utah 5th grade students but isn't specific to Utah. Sound is included. There are five categories: Matter, Physical or Chemical Changes,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Chemistry, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Cooperative Learning
$3.25
26 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
This Utah 4th grade science task card bundle will prepare you ALL YEAR LONG to conquer the SAGE end-of-year testing. I use them each unit as well as at the end of the year for SAGE review as cooperative learning sets. They can be used 1)
Subjects:
Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Task Cards, Science Centers
$15.00
$13.50
32 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
Students really struggle comparing and contrasting objects that rotate and revolve. This picture sort allows students to discuss real life objects that rotate, revolve, or do both and can be included in an interactive science journal, science
Subjects:
Astronomy, EFL - ESL - ELD, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Games, Science Centers
$1.50
17 ratings
3.9
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
These introduction to physical and changes task cards are an engaging activity where students sort if each card demonstrates a physical or chemical change or other questions regarding physical and chemical changes. This is great SAGE and other
Subjects:
Chemistry, Other (Science), Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Task Cards, Science Centers
$3.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
All students love music, so why not integrate figurative speech with popular music? This lesson has students listen to or watch the Taylor Swift performance of her song "Red" while searching for similes and metaphors in figurative language. This
Subjects:
Music, Critical Thinking, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Multimedia, Songs, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
$1.25
21 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
This adaptation picture card sort has 12 picture cards and 12 adaptation description cards where students match the correct cards. Adaptations are highlighted. Use them in science centers, with nonverbal learners, as partner work, individually, or
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.00
$2.50
19 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
This interactive rock cycle BINGO game (ROCK-O) is a full classroom set with 30 different BINGO cards in COLOR intended for a rocks, minerals and soil unit for grades 3-5. Included are 25 colored WHAT AM I?? calling cards for the teacher where he or
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Games, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
25 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
This is a FUN growing yeast experiment aligned to the living and nonliving unit with my 3rd graders that includes graphing data. Students start by learning that microorganisms are in our food products....including yeast. This is a best hit! I do
Subjects:
Graphing, Biology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$1.25
$1.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
These 28 Changing Earth task cards are a perfect resource for test review, centers, and can be used individually or made for partner work. An answer key and students work space sheet is provided. Task cards are in color. These are perfect for
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Task Cards, Science Centers
$3.00
27 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
This wetland, forest, and desert physical description sort was designed for a 4th grade classroom in Utah but fits with anyone teaching the content. There are 33 descriptions total (12 wetland, 10 desert, 11 forest). Each ecosystem is described by
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Science Centers, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
$1.50
25 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
This physical and chemical changes (changes in matter) bulletin board is a color-coded set in full color as well as a lesser color option set. The physical changes are on a blue background; the chemical changes are on a green background. The
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Chemistry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.75
$2.50
14 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
These introductory fossils task cards provide a wonderful test review, partner or individual activity, or science center activity for any fossils unit. Topics are: types of fossils, extinction, sedimentary rocks, how fossils are formed, prehistoric
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Informational Text, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Task Cards, Science Centers
$3.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
This Utah 4th grade SCIENCE YEARLONG REVIEW SLIPS BUNDLE was made to spiral review science content, as a unit or SAGE test review, as a morning self-starter, homework, or lesson assessment. This is a wonderful resource to review previously taught
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Informational Text, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Science Centers
$10.00
$9.00
23 ratings
4.0
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By Cara Baldree - From the STEM Up
These Earth, Moon, and Sun task cards focus on their relationship, appearance, movement, and moon phases. They can be used in science centers, interactive science notebooks, as a test review, individually, partners, or as a group game. A Student
Subjects:
Astronomy, Informational Text, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Task Cards, Science Centers
$3.00
12 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently working as an instructional coach in an elementary school. My last job was working as the science specialist for grades 3-6 and loved, loved, loved this! I have worked in Title 1 schools in downtown Salt Lake City, UT for 12 years. I am passionate about working with economically disadvantaged and second-language students, especially refugee children. I am very interested in the transformation of schools through effective teaching and school organization.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I focus on teaching a hands-on curriculum that is rich with vocabulary and cross-curricular integration.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2011 ExxonMobil Teachers Academy recipient, 2014 American Geosciences Institute Teacher Academy recipient, 2015 Raytheon Engineering Teacher Scholarship recipient, 2015 Salt Lake District Highly Effective Teacher Award, 2015 Salt Lake District Superintendent Recognition, 2016 USTA Outstanding Elementary Educator Award (science)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

(2006) Bachelor of Science in El. Education degree from Utah State University - Summa Cum Laude award, top 1% graduating class - Dean's List (2009) ESL endorsement (2011) Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Facilitator at UT Science Core Academy, 2013; Utah Science Teacher Association presenter, 2014; Salt Lake District Professional Development presenter, 2014; Salt Lake District Science PLC Facilitator, 2016

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