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Explore the states of matter with experiments that can be completed at home! This is a lesson exploring the 3 states of matter that can be completed on its own or with support from our science experts as part of the Dayton Society of Natural
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Physical Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$1.25
Digital Download PDF (2.85 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
The Superhero Egg Drop is a unique take on the classic egg drop project! Students will explore how the superhero 3-point landing relates to our bodies. Engage students in this inquiry-based learning project by having the eggs represent different
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
2
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By Dayton Society of Natural History
Model and illustrate multiple concepts about the Solar System!Students will enjoy being able to build the solar system and then be able to use the objects as props to better visualize astronomy concepts. Each label can be wrapped around an ordinary
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Simulations
$2.50
1
Digital Download PDF (10.66 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Pollination Creation!Students will learn and apply information about pollination in this fun game and design-your-own flower lesson! Through this interactive game, students will learn why flowers have certain features and will use that knowledge to
Subjects:
Science, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Simulations
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (16.21 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Enjoy this interactive lesson all about hearts!  Great for Valentine's Day, an animal kingdom unit, lessons on the circulatory system, or just a fun way to have students practice the Engineering Design Process. *Explore different types of hearts in
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Valentine's Day
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.50
2
Digital Download PDF (4.81 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Shapes in the Sky:  Learn about the origins of constellations and use new vocabulary, creativity, and math to apply the knowledge! This cross-curriculum lesson includes science, astronomy, math, writing, and research! This lesson can be completed on
Subjects:
Graphing, Astronomy, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
HSA-CED.A.2, L.9-10.2c, L.9-10.4, WHST.9-10.2
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (9.24 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
A Star is Born!Why do we see stars from Earth?  Guide students through an investigation about light and stars with these lessons.  Included is a worksheet that uses graphing and geometry, a student-led investigation to explore light, and a
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Physics
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Simulations
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (3.99 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Earth Day is April 22nd, and this year marks 51 years of celebrating our planet! In this creative cross-curriculum lesson, learn about our earth from a different perspective! Students will use multiple types of research-based instructional
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Simulations
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.2d, W.5.3, W.5.3b
$1.00
1
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By Dayton Society of Natural History
SAVE 30% with this bundle containing 5 lessons on Ancient Egypt! Each lesson is presented through a power point format and contains multiple areas of cross-curricular information with hands-on activities. These lessons include content in the areas
Subjects:
Science, Archaeology, Ancient History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$5.00
$3.50
Bundle
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Use this "Spot the Difference" worksheet to learn about an astronomy technique used recently by NASA scientists to find a deep space object past Pluto.  Follow the worksheet with this fun and simple game to practice this
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (4.16 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Love is in the Air!Learn about families and courtship in the wild with this fun lesson!  Includes a word search with animals that have strong family bonds and a design-your-own Valentine's Day card for animals based on their mating rituals.Great for
Subjects:
Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
1
Digital Download PDF (2.38 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Halloween Hunt:  Trick or treat your way through these math obstacles and be the first at the pumpkin patch. Play solo or with friends.Combining math, games, and Halloween - this is sure to be a treat for your students!This game contains
Subjects:
Math, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Games
CCSS:
MP1, MP4
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (4.85 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Tonight's Sky: Discover what can be seen in the sky tonight in this informative crossword puzzle! Use the clues to figure out the correct words to complete the crossword puzzle. This crossword is geared towards teenage learners, but could also be
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (2.99 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Find your way through the word maze with these memorable quotes from Star Wars.Great for a May the 4th activity! *********************************************************************************************************Customer Tips:Use this resource
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
2
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By Dayton Society of Natural History
Ancient Egypt:  Egyptology:  How do we know so much about Ancient Egypt? Use this power point to guide students through the process of Egyptology. Discover how scholars study artifacts left by Ancient Egyptians to learn about their culture. Students
Subjects:
Science, Ancient History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
$1.00
Digital Download PPTX (29.24 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Ancient Egypt:  Geography:  Study Ancient Egypt's location, and then think like an ancient explorer and find the best location for a new ancient city. This power point relates the culture and geography of Ancient Egypt to student's current life.
Subjects:
Science, Ancient History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
$1.00
Digital Download PPTX (16.51 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Pandemics and Art:  Explore how pandemics influence art by reflecting on "before" and "after" self-portraits from the 1918-19 Spanish Flu Pandemic. Then apply the knowledge to the current situation by writing about feelings or creating art.This
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Science, Art History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (3.57 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Ancient Egypt: MummiesStudy Ancient Egypt's process of mummification! Apply your new knowledge and practice with hands-on inquiry, using apples to explore the mummification
Subjects:
Science, Ancient History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
$1.00
Digital Download PPTX (17.60 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Explore cross-curriculum concepts in this power point about Ancient Egypt and simple machines! Learn about the pyramids and how the ancient engineers used the engineering design process to build the pyramids at Giza with a simple machine. Students
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Engineering
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Simulations
$1.00
Digital Download PPTX (16.77 MB)
By Dayton Society of Natural History
Ancient Egypt:  HieroglyphsStudy Ancient Egypt's written language and learn how the Rosetta Stone was used to decipher it. Apply your new knowledge and get creative, designing your own symbols to write a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Ancient History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
$1.00
Digital Download PPTX (15.85 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dayton Society of Natural History is a team of museum educators in Dayton, Ohio with over 100 combined years of teaching experience among 8 educators, teaching all ages from Pre-K through College/Adult Learners

MY TEACHING STYLE

Each museum educator brings their own unique philosophy of education and teaching style. Multiple teaching styles are represented among the museum educators, including informal and formal instruction; costumed tours and activities; museum presentations; kinesthetic, inquiry-based learning; literacy applications; cross-curriculum instruction; blended classroom techniques; and discussion-based, student-centered approaches

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Members of the Boonshoft Education team have won awards in their respective areas of study: • Astronomy: Awards for Planetarium Content Creation, published in 3D World Magazine for work on worldwide planetarium show, SpacePark360, and Most Original Contribution to Astronomy Visualization • Environmental Science: Sustainability Fellow Award and Climate Ambassador Award • Leadership: Volunteerism Award and the Better Business Bureau Non-Profit Integrity in Leadership

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Multiple areas of study are represented: • B.A. in Zoology, Minor in Chinese (Miami University) • B.A. in Zoology (Ohio Wesleyan University) • B.A. in Anthropology, Minor in English (The Ohio State University) • B.S. in Geology (University of Cincinnati) • B.A. in Geoarchaelogy (University of Cincinnati) • B.A. in History, Minor in Geography (Louisiana Tech) • B.S. in Biology, B.A. in Spanish (Buena Vista University) • B.A. in Computer Animation and Scientific Visualization (University of Dayton) • B.S. in Biology (Wittenberg University) • B.S. in Physics and Astronomy (Mississippi State University) • B.S. in Middle Childhood Education - Science and English, Minor in Theater (Mount Vernon Nazarene University) • M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction, Effective Classroom Management concentration (American College of Education) • P.S.M. - Professional Science Master’s in Conservation Biology (University of Wisconsin-Stout) • M.S Physics and Astronomy (Clemson University) • M.S. in Biology (Wright State University) • M.A. in History, with Public History concentration (Wright State University)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Each team member of the Dayton Society of Natural History has relevant experience to enhance student learning with the created content. • Alyssa leads top-notch mobile animal education programs and has experienced years of field biology, including time spent researching in the Galapagos. • Makenzie has over 13 years of geologic and palentologic experience. • Jordan has spent time examining how education is done within exhibit spaces of a museum. • Courtney has been coaching FIRST LEGO League for over 15 years. • Jason has been working as the lead artist for the award-winning tech company Dome3D, LLC and is a co-owner of Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop with his wife. • Vicki has co-written a complete copyrighted curriculum for young adults with disabilities to learn soft skills. • Julia is Project WET certified and has worked in various science fields such as wildlife management, higher education laboratories, and water/product laboratory testing. • Diana has studied the formation and evolution of young stars and traveled to Kitt Peak National Observatory to research galaxies.

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