Elly Thorsen

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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:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Science Centers
$4.25
265 ratings
4.0
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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:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Task Cards
$5.00
127 ratings
4.0
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By Elly Thorsen
This activity helps students understand the differences between elements, compounds, and mixtures. They classify sixteen cards into piles of elements, compounds, and mixtures. Then they complete their student activity worksheet to help show their
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Science Centers
$4.25
95 ratings
4.0
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By Elly Thorsen
Students will enjoy creating a poster in science class about one of the changes in states of matter (melting, freezing, vaporization, condensation, or sublimation). In their poster the students will need to include the definition of their change in
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
110 ratings
4.0
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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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$1.65
63 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.18 MB)
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:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Science Centers
$4.25
63 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.13 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This package has nine 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 or
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$26.00
$20.00
49 ratings
4.0
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By Elly Thorsen
This activity has students sort cards into the changes in states of matter. (Freezing, melting, vaporization, condensation, and sublimation are included.) Kinesthetic learners, SPED students, and ELL students especially benefit from this sorting
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Science Centers
$4.25
43 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.55 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This package includes a card sorting activity, three interactive notebook pages, four worksheets, a poster project, and an exit ticket over physical and chemical changes. Click on the links below to learn more about each resource in this
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$20.00
$16.00
61 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Elly Thorsen
This worksheet can be used as an in-class assignment, homework, or an assessment. It has three parts and a total of fifteen questions. The first part has students read informational text and answer four questions about it. The second part has
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$1.75
34 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.58 MB)
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
52 ratings
4.0
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By Elly Thorsen
Use this two-page worksheet to give your students practice with the changes in states of matter. This worksheet has questions about melting, freezing, vaporization, condensation, and sublimation. It focuses mainly on examples, particle movement, and
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$2.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By Elly Thorsen
In this resource there are two different Interactive Notebook pages. The first page has Part One of the notes which includes an overview of changes in states of matter along with melting and freezing. The second page has Part Two of the notes which
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Outlines, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
32 ratings
4.0
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By Elly Thorsen
This assessment has two multiple choice questions and two short response questions about the Law of Conservation of Mass/Matter. Students need to know what the law states and have a good understanding about what happens to atoms during a chemical
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$1.50
42 ratings
4.0
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By Elly Thorsen
This worksheet can be used as an in-class assignment, homework, or an assessment. It has three parts with five questions each. The first section has students read informational text and answer questions about it. The second section has students
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$1.75
36 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.45 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This one page worksheet will give your students practice with the changes in states of matter (melting, freezing, condensation, vaporization, and sublimation). It involves critical thinking skills and will challenge your students. The questions are
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$2.00
32 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.83 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This package includes two interactive notebook pages, a card sorting activity, a PowerPoint, three worksheets, and an exit ticket. The resources in this package are made to introduce, practice, and assess the two types of mixtures. All answer keys
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$22.00
$17.00
27 ratings
3.9
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By Elly Thorsen
Students practice what they know about physical and chemical changes with this worksheet. The one-page worksheet has eight questions. Questions are about definitions, examples, and telling physical and chemical changes apart. Students have the
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$1.75
17 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.83 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This assignment requires students to identify a physical and a chemical change in an everyday location like a park, movie theater, or restaurant. After they identify both types of change, students must explain in a sentence how they know the changes
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$1.75
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.39 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
These physical science review stations include twenty-five questions on the following matter concepts: atoms, states of matter, changes in states, physical and chemical changes, law of conservation of mass/matter, homogeneous and heterogeneous
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Science Centers
$5.00
21 ratings
4.0
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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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