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:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Other
$2.50
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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:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$2.00
118
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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.What's Included in This Resource:A landscape format of the
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Problem Solving
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Classroom Forms, Other
$3.50
683
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By Elly Thorsen
This independent variable and dependent variable resource contains interactive notebook pages and a PowerPoint for your middle school scientific method unit. There are two different interactive science notebook pages. The first page is used to
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
296
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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:
Physical Science, Science, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
176
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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:
General Science, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Laboratory
$4.75
355
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.75
87
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By Elly Thorsen
These middle school 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
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Laboratory
$5.50
286
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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:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$6.75
$5.00
173
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By Elly Thorsen
This resource contains three different one page worksheets. The first worksheet is all about regular verbs. The second worksheet is only about irregular verbs. The third worksheet contains both regular and irregular verbs. Each worksheet has two
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Homework
$3.25
40
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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:
General Science, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$2.50
113
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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:
Physical Science, Science, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Flash Cards
$4.50
360
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By Elly Thorsen
Display these posters in your classroom so the rules and consequences are always visible and clear to your students. There are seven posters included in this resource. There are three rule posters and four consequence posters. The rules included are
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Other
$6.00
$5.00
131
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$4.75
246
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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:
Physical Science, Science, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Laboratory
$5.50
185
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By Elly Thorsen
This bundle contains Interactive Notebook Pages and PowerPoints for the following scientific method topics: constants (controlled variables), scientific conclusions, hypotheses, independent and dependent variables, scientific questions, qualitative
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Notebooks, PowerPoint Presentations
$37.50
$27.50
84
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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:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Laboratory
$4.25
108
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By Elly Thorsen
This resource comes with three worksheets involving monohybrid crosses. In order to successfully complete these worksheets, students need an understanding of how to solve Punnett squares and know the definitions of dominant, recessive, heterozygous,
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$4.00
42
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By Elly Thorsen
This activity has students sort examples of mixtures into groups of homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures. Kinesthetic learners, SPED students, and ELL students especially benefit from this sorting activity because they physically group the
Subjects:
Physical Science, Science, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Flash Cards
$4.50
87
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By Elly Thorsen
In this fun project, students create a comic to show their understanding of one of the changes in states of matter (melting, freezing, condensation, vaporization, sublimation, or deposition). This resource includes directions, a student checklist,
Subjects:
Physical Science, Science, Chemistry
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Science Centers, Activities
$4.00
34
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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

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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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