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Elly Thorsen

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By Elly Thorsen
Give this survey to students at the beginning of the year or new semester to get to know fun things about your students. The survey can be used in any subject area. It was created for middle school students but can also be used in late elementary or
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
$2.25
516
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By Elly Thorsen
Use this reflection sheet as a consequence for misbehavior. The Behavior Think Sheet gets students to think about what they did, why they did it, and how it affects those around them.When students in my class choose not to not follow the classroom
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Problem Solving
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Other, Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
659
Digital Download ZIP (7.07 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This activity allows students to see the scientific method at work in something seemingly unrelated to science class—taking selfies! Students work in groups to arrange selfie scenario cards into the order of the six steps of the scientific method.
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Laboratory
$4.50
330
Digital Download PDF (3.09 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This activity has students sort examples into groups of physical and chemical changes. Kinesthetic learners, SPED students, and ELL students especially benefit from this sorting activity because they physically group the examples, which have both
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Science Centers
$4.25
355
Digital Download PDF (6.51 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
Use this poster project to learn about or reinforce the ideas of changes in states of matter, also called phase changes. Students choose one of the changes in states of matter (melting, freezing, vaporization, condensation, or sublimation). In their
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.50
156
Digital Download PDF (6.23 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
In this assignment, students complete a job application in the point of view of an organelle or cell part applying for a job in a cell at the company CELLS-R-US. Students must know about whether the organelle is a part of a plant or animal cell or
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Biology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$4.25
186
Digital Download PDF (3.32 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
In this assignment, students complete an application in the point of view of an organ applying for a job in the human body. Students must know about the organ system the organ is a part of, the functions of the organ, and the importance of the
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$4.25
237
Digital Download PDF (5.18 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This resource contains two different pages sized for INBs. The first page is used to introduce independent and dependent variables and how to tell them apart. It contains a note-taking outline for students to fill in with the teacher. The second
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
276
Digital Download PDF (3.27 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
In this project students choose one organ system and make a poster about it. Some of the requirements on the poster include listing the main organs in the organ system, explaining the importance of the organ system, and describing the organ system's
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.50
73
Digital Download PDF (4.32 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This package contains three different dual-sided worksheets and their keys. The worksheets give students practice with identifying independent and dependent variables and writing good hypotheses. The worksheets listed below are included in this
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Other (Science)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$6.00
$4.75
166
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By Elly Thorsen
These scientific method stations can be used in a variety of ways. They can allow students to practice hypothesis writing, variable identification, procedure writing, and more. The stations give students an opportunity to practice the scientific
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$5.50
283
Digital Download PDF (9.36 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This worksheet gives students practice with elements, compounds, and mixtures. There are four parts to the worksheet. The first part is identifying the types of matter using pictures of atoms. Part two is classifying types of matter in a chart based
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Chemistry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$1.85
108
Digital Download PDF (2.41 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
These stations give students a fun way to practice the changes in states of matter (freezing, melting, sublimation, condensation, and vaporization). The stations test students' knowledge by having them define, provide examples of, draw, and explain
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Task Cards
$5.00
177
Digital Download PDF (7.52 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
These activities are designed to give students a fun and active way to experience homeostasis. This resource has two different homeostasis activities. Each activity is described in detail and is accompanied by a student worksheet. The activities
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Laboratory
$4.00
98
Digital Download PDF (3.01 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
Practice independent and dependent variables with these two worksheets. Each worksheet has six scientific questions. Students identify the independent and dependent variables within those scientific questions. Both of the two worksheets have the
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$2.50
90
Digital Download PDF (2.50 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This activity allows students to see the scientific method at work in something seemingly unrelated to science class—rappers* and music. Students work in groups to arrange rapper scenario cards into the order of the six steps of the scientific
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$4.50
208
Digital Download PDF (7.79 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This package has fourteen resources about the changes in states of matter. Melting, freezing, vaporization, condensation, and sublimation are included. The resources in this package are listed below and can be purchased at a discount in this package
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$38.00
$29.95
73
Bundle
By Elly Thorsen
This one page worksheet will give your students practice with physical and chemical changes. It involves critical thinking skills and will challenge your students. The questions are arranged from easiest to hardest. Each question has a circle with
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$2.00
91
Digital Download PDF (1.05 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This bundle contains Interactive Notebook Pages for the following scientific method topics: constants (controlled variables), scientific conclusions, hypotheses, independent and dependent variables, scientific questions, qualitative and quantitative
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$28.75
$21.75
81
Bundle
By Elly Thorsen
This package contains a variety of homeostasis resources for your unit. Check out all of the materials included in this package by following the links below. Each resource can also be purchased individually.Homeostasis PowerPoint and Guided Notes
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Assessment
$21.85
$16.85
58
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught English, social studies, physical education, reading, and science in kindergarten through eighth grade. I have experience teaching in a variety of school settings (rural, open school, urban, and education centers) in South Dakota, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and, most recently, South Korea. My favorite teaching experiences come from 2011-2014 when I taught 7th grade science and had a chance to develop my resources and try a variety of strategies with my students. I LOVE working with middle school students and enjoy all the fun ways to teach science.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe my teaching style is mostly a reflection of five influential teachers I had growing up. To learn more about who I am as a teacher, please read my blog posts about my teachers and how they impacted me. Teacher One: Elementary School, Teacher Two: Middle School, Teacher Three: High School, Teacher Four: Graduate School, Teacher Five: Life

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended the University of South Dakota and achieved my Elementary Education degree in 2009. Immediately after graduating I began and completed my Masters in Technology for Education and Training during my first year of teaching.

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To learn more about me, my teaching methods, and my store please take a look at my blog, Facebook page, and Pinterest boards.

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