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By Hill Country Creations
This unit includes all of what you need to teach alternative energy forms. The unit includes an informational sheet on each of the five energies. There are activities, or demonstrations, to go with all five forms. Activities include making a wind
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$4.00
31 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
This 15 page units gives students practice differentiating between renewable and nonrenewable resources. The unit includes vocabulary cards, a diagram of fossil fuel formation, charts that tell how long it takes for resources to be created or
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
13 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
Students often get the terms REFLECTION and REFRACTION confused. This exercise will help them with the simple differences of BOUNCING and BENDING of light. Definitions are given. Key differnces are noted. Students look at slides/cards that give
Subjects:
Physics, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Task Cards
$1.75
14 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
This activity is great review for state mandated tests. There are twelve cards that give hints that students should be able to use to decide whether the organism described is a consumer, a producer, or a decomposer. The clues all relate back to
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Transparencies, Task Cards, Science Centers
$2.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
These review sheets allow students the opportunity to review for the fifth grade science STAAR test. Most pages have 4-5 questions that are formatted and very similar to what has been on previous tests. The sheets concentrate on these categories:
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Homework, Science Centers
$5.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
This SCOOT activity will help students differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable energy forms. Students are given clues that lead to making the choice between the two energy forms. This can also be used as a sorting activity. Meets Texas
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Games, Science Centers
$1.25
20 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
This unit gives a very comprehensive and thorough lesson on fossils that form in sedimentary rock. The unit meets NGSS and Texas TEKS Resource System objectives 5.7a and 5.7d, along with Common Core objectives. The unit begins with a page on the
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
16 ratings
3.9
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By Hill Country Creations
This sorting activity differentiates between activities usually done during the daytime and nighttime. There are 20 day/night activity cards that show activities that students are able to relate to and recognize. Instructional emphasis should make
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Task Cards
$2.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
This word wall includes words from the TEXAS TEKS Resource System for the fourth six weeks in grades 1, but also works for grade 2. The words are included in units for the NGSS as well. These 29 vocabulary words describe weather, seasons, and
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$2.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
This set of ten cards and four definition cards can be used as a whole group activity or can be placed in a Science Center. These cards give students practice and reinforcement with the concepts of motion, including sliding, rolling, and spinning.
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Science Centers
$1.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
This activity allows students to use the world atlas or a world map to discover answers to geography riddles. Students must know directional words, the locations of the four hemispheres, and must also know locations of oceans and other landforms.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
7 ratings
3.8
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By Hill Country Creations
Students in primary grades enjoy learning about sound and light. This sorting activity can be placed in a learning center or can be done as a group. Students practice distinguishing between light and sound energy as a group. Students can use
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$1.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By Hill Country Creations
Twenty-eight cards that highlight vocabulary and science standards that are key to the fifth grade STAAR science test, however, it definitely works for NGSS also. Copy, cut out the cards, or simply copy them and use them from your document camers.
Subjects:
Biology, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
GATE, Games, Science Centers
$2.25
12 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
These 18 cards give age appropriate examples for the concepts of MELTING, FREEZING, and EVAPORATING. You can use these cards in a variety of ways. They can be placed in a science center for independent sorting, but they can also be used as a class
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$2.50
10 ratings
3.9
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By Hill Country Creations
GREAT FOR STAAR PRACTICE. This activity reviews physical science terms in a critical thinking format and fits Blooms Taxonomy, Level 4 on Analysis. Students are given four terms, three fit one physical science term and one does not. Students
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$2.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
This 35 page unit gives detailed lessons on the physical properties that change when heating or cooling is added to matter. The unit follows TEKS and NGSS. It is specific to TEKS, 1.5b, but works for other grades, too. This is also good for NGSS
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$2.75
8 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
This 53 page unit has it all... textbook type informational pages on weathering, erosion, and deposition. At least five experiments on weathering and erosion are available, along with journal pages to write experiment and activity results. Two
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$5.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
Meets Common Core Standard 4.P.3.2 and Texas TEK 5.8c. This lab contains three activities demonstrating refraction and two activities demonstrating reflection. Both processes happen when light hits a surface and changes speed. Students have a lab
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Laboratory, Minilessons
$2.50
8 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
Review these energy form terms: heat, light, sound, thermal, mechanical, and electrical energy. Students match definition cards, picture cards, and cards demonstrating the everyday use of the energy forms. This lesson also has a section that
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Task Cards, Science Centers
$2.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Hill Country Creations
This SCOOT activity can be used as just that or it can be used in a science center. You can also use it as direct instruction; it would be great as warm ups. This set of 25 cards has test formatted questions. The questions include a lot of
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$2.75
8 ratings
4.0
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