Elly Thorsen

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By Elly Thorsen
These stations can be used in a variety of ways. They can allow students to practice hypothesis writing, variable identification, procedure writing, and more. These stations allow teachers to provide extra assistance to ELL and SPED students.
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$5.00
237 ratings
4.0
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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:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Laboratory
$4.50
229 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.09 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
219 ratings
4.0
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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—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
172 ratings
4.0
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$5.25
$4.00
128 ratings
4.0
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By Elly Thorsen
This interactive notebook card sorting activity will help your students practice and understand the steps of the scientific method. The activity can be used as a review, a lecture aid, an alternative to traditional notes, or an interactive notebook
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
141 ratings
4.0
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By Elly Thorsen
This resource contains three card sorting lesson options to learn about, practice, or assess the steps of the scientific method. Each lesson option can be used in a variety of ways. Full instructions with pictures and complete answer keys are
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Interactive Notebooks
$5.50
117 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (19.82 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This dual-sided worksheet has four parts to help students learn and practice the difference between qualitative and quantitative observations in science. The first part has students read an informational paragraph about the two types of observations
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$1.75
41 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.50 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This resource contains two different pages sized for INBs. The first page is used to introduce what a hypothesis is and how to write a hypothesis in the correct format. The second page gives students practice identifying the parts of hypotheses and
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Laboratory, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
60 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.44 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
$27.75
$21.75
64 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Elly Thorsen
Use this five question assessment to quickly determine student understanding of the differences between independent and dependent variables. Four of the questions are multiple choice. The fifth question has students identify and write the variables
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$1.50
55 ratings
4.0
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By Elly Thorsen
The Scientific Method Test Package covers the steps of the scientific method, hypotheses, variables, constants, scientific questions, research, procedure, qualitative/quantitative observations, and inferences. This package includes a review sheet,
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Assessment
$9.50
$7.50
57 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Elly Thorsen
This dual-sided worksheet gives students practice with identifying independent and dependent variables and writing hypotheses. The first side is made to provide guided practice to students in class. The second side is meant as homework. Each side
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$1.75
36 ratings
4.0
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By Elly Thorsen
In this fun and challenging assignment, students will create a superhero based on an independent variable, dependent variable, or controlled variable (constant). Students will use the definitions and what they know about variables to determine their
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$4.00
49 ratings
4.0
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By Elly Thorsen
This worksheet first has students review the definitions of hypothesis, independent variable, and dependent variable. Then the students use ten scientific questions to identify the independent variables and dependent variables and write hypotheses.
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$1.75
39 ratings
4.0
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By Elly Thorsen
This package has everything you need to teach your middle school science students about the differences between qualitative and quantitative data. The package contains two interactive notebook pages, an activity, a worksheet, and an assessment.
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$6.25
$4.75
44 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Elly Thorsen
This test covers the steps of the scientific method, hypothesis, variables, constants, scientific questions, research, procedure, qualitative/quantitative observations, and inferences. It has twenty-seven multiple choice questions and one short
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Other (Science)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$4.00
42 ratings
4.0
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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:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$2.25
33 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.50 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
This fun activity shows students why constants (controlled variables) are necessary for the reliability, fairness, and accuracy of experiments. It involves students in the process of creating an experiment almost entirely without constants so they
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Laboratory
$4.00
37 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.22 MB)
By Elly Thorsen
Use these notes as an introduction to writing good scientific conclusions after an experiment. Use the guided notes sheet to help students understand what is needed in a good scientific conclusion. Then use the example conclusion sheet to give
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
37 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.62 MB)
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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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