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By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This is it!!! Your entire 4th grade year of science. By teaching these 6 units and 3 science reading activities, you will be covering all of the 4th grade content standards of the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as the engineering
Subjects:
Biology, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Whole Courses, Activities
$55.10
$44.08
440
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By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
Winter Games 2018 are here! Help your students get excited about this international event with this no prep unit plus PowerPoint. This engaging unit incorporates a variety of language arts, math, social studies and science skills; it truly is a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Basic Operations, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$9.00
$4.50
333
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By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This thematic unit is full of engaging and quality activities in all areas of curriculum to help students develop a strong conceptual understanding of the upcoming solar eclipse. This is such a unique opportunity for all! Get students exited about
Subjects:
Astronomy, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
356
Digital Download PDF (2.05 MB)
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This is it!!! Your entire 5th grade year of science. By teaching these 6 units, you will be covering all of the content standards of the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as the engineering standards for grades 3-5. Each unit is packed
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Science Centers
$52.60
$42.08
281
Bundle
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This is it!!! Your entire 3rd grade year of science. By teaching these 7 units and 2 science reading activities, you will be covering all of the 3rd grade content standards of the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as the engineering
Subjects:
Biology, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Whole Courses, Activities
$50.50
$40.40
267
Bundle
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
Engage your students with this fun project! Students work in teams to design a dog park. A variety of math skills are practiced including area, perimeter, addition, subtraction, multiplication. ELA skills are also integrated as students write
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Geometry, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
4.MD.A.2, 4.MD.A.3, 5.MD.A.1, W.5.1a, W.6.1, W.4.1b
$4.00
173
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By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This engaging activity allows students to use a real life scenario to apply scatterplot data and line of best fit to. Students use data to solve a mystery and capture the correct suspect. This activity is also available in a bundle at a discounted
Subjects:
Algebra, Graphing, Measurement
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Simulations
CCSS:
8.SP.A.2, 8.SP.A.3
$2.50
86
Digital Download PDF (2.16 MB)
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This is it!!! Your entire 2nd grade year of science. By teaching these 3 units, 2 science reading activities, and 1 Engineering Design Challenge, you will be covering all of the 2nd grade content standards of the Next Generation Science Standards,
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Whole Courses, Activities
$39.60
$31.68
124
Bundle
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This bundle includes two units: Plant Structures and Animal Structures. This bundle was created to support NGSS 4-LS1-1: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to supportsurvival, growth,
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Simulations
$10.00
$8.00
93
Bundle
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This engaging unit helps students learn concepts associated with Ecosystems, food chains and webs through inquiry-based activities. 6 activities are included in this mini unit:1. What's For Dinner: Students trace their dinner back through food
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$6.00
84
Digital Download PDF (3.50 MB)
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This bundle includes 2 engaging activities where students can apply the skills of plotting points in a scatterplot, making a line of best fit, and finding the slope of the line to find missing data. Fun scenarios of Sasquatch and a crime scene hook
Subjects:
Algebra, Graphing, Measurement
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Simulations
CCSS:
8.SP.A.2, 8.SP.A.3
$5.00
$4.00
64
Bundle
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This thematic unit is choc-full of activities designed to promote conceptual understanding of science concepts related to our solar systerm. Aligned to 5th grade NGSS and suitable for grades 3-6Activities Include:*relative distances of planets
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Science Centers
$10.00
69
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By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This engaging unit allows students to investigate their own traits and develop a conceptual understanding about heredity. Hands on activities, games, and a post-test are included. Activities in this unit provide at least 4 days of learning.
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Activities
$5.00
78
Digital Download PDF (2.15 MB)
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This is it!!! Your entire 1st grade year of science. By teaching these 3 units, 2 Engineering Design Challenges and 3 Science Infomational Reading activities, you will be covering all of the 1st grade content standards of the Next Generation
Subjects:
Biology, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Fun Stuff
$46.30
$37.04
67
Bundle
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This comprehensive unit includes 4 mini units on matter; atomic structure, states of matter, properties of matter, and physical and chemical changes. Aligned to current NGSS standards and practices.Do you teach 5th grade and follow NGSS? This
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$19.20
$15.36
63
Bundle
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This mini-unit includes 4 inquiry based activities to help students develop a conceptual understanding about weathering and erosion. Activity 1: There She Blows: Students investigate wind erosion using a straw and sand.Activity 2: Sticks and
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Science Centers
$5.00
90
Digital Download PDF (2.05 MB)
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This introduction to engineering includes an editable PowerPoint with notes as well as 3 engineering activities. Students will be introduced to Engineering and the Engineering Design Process. They will then have 3 opportunities to engage in the
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Basic Principles, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Mini-Course
$5.60
61
Digital Download ZIP (2.96 MB)
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This comprehensive unit introduces students to wave energy in the form of light and sound. The unit begins with lessons relating to waves. Many hands on opportunities help students develop a strong understanding of necessary concepts. This unit
Subjects:
Biology, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Simulations
$8.00
50
Digital Download PDF (1.29 MB)
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This engaging unit allows students to delve into the concept of weather forecasting. Here's what's included:Activity 1: Making a Class Weather Station: Students make their own weather station then use it to keep a weather log.Activity 2: Clouds:
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Activities
$7.50
42
Digital Download PDF (2.71 MB)
By Dr Jans Math and Science Lab
This interactive mini unit teaches students about atomic structure and the associated vocabulary. Included in this mini unit are 3 hands on activities designed to build understanding of this often difficult abstract concept. Aligned to Next
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Science Centers
$4.80
40
Digital Download PDF (1.41 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught in grades 1-5 for 21 years, the last 15 at the 5th grade level. For the last 7 years I have been teaching at the University level in a teacher preparation program. I specifically work with STEM majors seeking their secondary teaching certificates. I spend a good part of my job helping students develop hands on inquiry-based math and science lessons for grades 4-9. I also teach the Elementary Science Methods course for future elementary teachers. This is my favorite class to teach! I earned my Doctoral degree with an emphasis on elementary science and professional development in 2015, hence the name "Dr. Jan".

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a strong supporter of inquiry based learning. Students achieve optimal learning when they are engaged in the construction of knowledge through experimentation and problem solving. I also love any student-centered teaching practice; recently I've developed a fondness for Project Based Learning. Relevance in learning is key for engagement and retention.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

University of Idaho Distinguished Fellow for Educational Leadership Pat and Eloise Bieter Doctoral Fellowship

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies: San Diego State University Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction: San Diego State University Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership: University of Idaho Doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Boise State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I currently live in beautiful Meridian, Idaho. I've been married for 25 years and have 2 teenage boys and a young adult daughter. In my free time I enjoy outdoor concerts, skiiing, boating, and camping. I also love baseball; especially the Red Sox! Go Sox!

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