Constance DiCandia

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Constance DiCandia
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"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." Socrates
 
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By Constance DiCandia
Weathering and Erosion is a series of 3 mini lessons designed to teach or reteach the concepts of Weathering and Erosion. These lessons are written in story form where two children Alexis and Jamal learn about weathering and erosion from a boulder
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Short Stories
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$4.00
118 ratings
3.9
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By Constance DiCandia
Properties of matter is a series of 3 mini lessons designed to teach or reteach the how matter is classified and measured by states of matter, mass and volume. The properties are broken down into individual properties for each lesson and how
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$4.00
46 ratings
3.9
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By Constance DiCandia
Santa’s Problem and the Scientific Method is a series of 6 mini lessons designed to teach or reteach the Scientific Method and the Nature of Science. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Constance-Dicandia The steps of the scientific process
Subjects:
Science, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.8, CCRA.W.9
$5.00
33 ratings
4.0
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By Constance DiCandia
Science Fair helpers- Flow Chart- Easy to follow directions http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Constance-Dicandia This flow chart was designed as a response to the confusion my students and their parents had each year when science fair
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Constance DiCandia
An Inquiry lesson on How Scientists Work and Scientific Theories Change Over Time Benchmarks: Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge: Distinguish science from other activities involving thought; Explain that scientific knowledge is durable
Subjects:
General Science, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
CCSS:
CCRA.R.8, CCRA.W.9
$4.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Constance DiCandia
Joey the snowman learns about Mixtures and Solutions is a series of 6 mini lessons designed to teach or reteach the concepts of mixtures and solutions. The concepts of mixtures is addressed first with an explanation and activities to practice
Subjects:
Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons
$4.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.84 MB)
By Constance DiCandia
The Rock Cycle-Making a Model -Common Core – Science hands-on activity- Claim, Evidence, Reasoning- Science Grade 3-8 This activity uses inexpensive kitchen items (plain bread slices and a small amount of water) to create a model the rock cycle. I
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Laboratory, Simulations, Science Centers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.8, CCRA.W.9
$4.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Constance DiCandia
Hurricane Formation is a thematic Unit about how a hurricane is formed. Hurricanes can only form when all of three necessary conditions exist. The unit includes a pre assessment, a warm-up activity, vocabulary activity, an original informational
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Earth Sciences, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Games
$8.00
11 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.89 MB)
By Constance DiCandia
The water drop is a fictional story designed to teach children how water changes phases of matter form solid to liquid to a gas and back. The author believes that children learn best when they are enjoying what they are doing and having fun. The
Subjects:
Science, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$3.00
9 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.42 MB)
By Constance DiCandia
The Water Cycle; Making a Model of the Water cycle is the Third in a series of 3 labs designed to teach how water changes phases and how it relates to the water cycle. In this lab students create a model of the water cycle using common items that
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Laboratory
$3.00
7 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.66 MB)
By Constance DiCandia
Dinosaur Water is an informational science text that outlines how water changes phases of matter and then relates this to the knowledge of the water cycle. This reading passage includes comprehension and content questions with and answer key. This
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
7 ratings
3.8
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By Constance DiCandia
The Practice of Science Unit lessons http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Constance-Dicandia The Practice of Science Unit has everything you need to start the year off teaching science. This unit teaches the basics of science which will form the
Subjects:
Science, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Laboratory, Mini-Course
$12.00
11 ratings
3.9
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By Constance DiCandia
This unit contains 3 labs, two reading passages, a writing prompt,and vocabulary activity in the following formats:a literature based reading passage and expository reading passage designed to interest and instruct the students on the concept s of
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Laboratory
$8.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Constance DiCandia
All living things respond to stimuli. Plants respond to light by turning their leaves toward a light source, gravity, by directing the growth of their roots downward and temperature by how well the plant itself will grow. Plants Respond to Stimuli
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Laboratory
$8.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Constance DiCandia
Energy- Water- Renewable Energy- Lab http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Constance-Dicandia Water is a renewable energy source and hydro electrical power plants supply about 10% of the electrical energy in the United States. Water Power
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Laboratory
CCSS:
CCRA.R.8, CCRA.W.9
$3.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Constance DiCandia
All living things respond to stimuli. Plants respond to light by turning their leaves toward a light source, gravity, by directing the growth of their roots downward and temperature by how well the plant itself will grow. Plants Respond to Stimuli
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Laboratory
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Constance DiCandia
This lab is fun to do during the winter months or holiday seasons. It uses a physical change creating a solution using water and borax and then separating them to create snowflakes that can be used to decorate the classroom or the students can
Subjects:
Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Laboratory
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Constance DiCandia
A Student Exploratory Activity. This lab was written by me and used in my school by my upper elementary teachers to teach the phases changes of water with no reported problems. This lab focusses on the change from solid to liquid. It is the first
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
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Digital Download PDF (0.24 MB)
By Constance DiCandia
All living things respond to stimuli. Plants respond to light by turning their leaves toward a light source, gravity, by directing the growth of their roots downward and temperature by how well the plant itself will grow. Plants Respond to Stimuli
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Laboratory
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.17 MB)
By Constance DiCandia
All living things respond to stimuli. Plants respond to light by turning their leaves toward a light source, gravity, by directing the growth of their roots downward and temperature by how well the plant itself will grow. Plants Respond to Stimuli
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Laboratory
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

National Board Certified Teacher 20 + years experinece in Public school system Presenter 2011 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Conference July 27 -31, 2011 Washington DC MINT Mentor Attended Sally Ride Academy – Trainer for Sally Ride Academy summer Case study published: Methods for Effective Teaching (6thed.), Burden and Byrd, Pearson/Allyn & Bacon Instructor: Highly qualified Teacher tutorials Science 5-9 Teacher Exam Prepared training module for Highly Qualified Tutorials General Science 5-9 Exam Trainer: Classroom Instruction That Works Mid Atlantic Institute for research, Denver Colorado: Classroom Instruction That Works Instructor: Department of Mathematics, Science and Advanced Academics Attended Promise Science Institute Summer Experienced Science Coach at K-8 Level Trainer: UTD Educational Research and Dissemination trainer: Managing Anti- Social Behavior Attended: AFT Educational Research and Dissemination Summer Institute Professional Development Presenter for New Teacher Orientation MDCPS Clinic Supervisor for Student interns and field experience School SECME Coordinator Technology Trainer for teachers Contracted Author

MY TEACHING STYLE

Science is the study of the natural world. I believe that all children need the opportunity to explore and form their own answers to questions. Sometimes they may learn things that I had not intended for them to learn in my original plans, but that's how real life works and I want my students to be able to apply what they learn to many different situations. We never stop learning and I learn from children every day.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year Region finalist 2011-2012 school year “Power of Technology” Technology integration Award- Achieve 3000 Certificate of Distinction in Recognition of Excellence in Service Helping Youth Reach Their Goals- Youth CO-OP, Inc Certificate of Award for Support in Student Services- Lakeview Elementary Certificate of Excellence for outstanding performance as a member of the Technology Mentor Team

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Miami Dade College BA, Northern Illinois University MS Science Education, Florida State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I first began working in South Florida's inner city schools over 20 years ago, first as a classroom teacher and now as a science coach both in an elementary and K-8 setting. Over the years, I have come to believe that learning should be fun and that children learn best when they are enjoying what they are doing. Children need the opportunity to explore and find their own answers to problems. For a while I was a contracted author for an educational publishing company but eventually decided that I did not want to sell off the rights to my works any longer. I am now finally free to sell the reading passages, lessons, and science labs that I write on my own. Inspiration is very important when you are writing and I have found my grandchildren along with my two dogs, Cloud and Venus, to be particularly inspirational. In fact Cloud, who has special talents, has even begun to write his own blog. More information about Cloud’s classroom blog will be forth coming.

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