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This project-based learning assessment explores ecology concepts through the context of invasive species. Students should already have an understanding of ecosystem structure and ecological relationships, and they should have been introduced to the
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Learner Objectives: Students will work as detectives to determine possible causes of a sudden amphibian population decline in the fictional town of Mayberry, Florida, by examining several document clues that shed light on the problem. Meets NGSS
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Climate Kids NASA’s Eyes On The Earth Guided Tour of the Big Questions http://climatekids.nasa.gov/big-questions/ This PDF file contains 8 student pages, each with questions based on NASA's Climate Kids "Guided Tour of the Big Questions"
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Included is a PDF document with the text of The Mayflower Compact displayed in one column, and in a second column, a series of questions designed to guide students in close-read of this historical text. This document aligns with Common Core State
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In this activity, students investigate how light energy can be manipulated, or changed, by different tools and devices to affect the things we see. Prior to this lab activity, provide students with background information on light energy, the
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This card set explores ecology concepts like biological and physical components of ecosystems (aka biotic and abiotic factors), ecological relationships, and changes in ecosystems. The situation cards touch on NGSS MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-2, and MS-LS2-4.
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In this activity, students will be researching a renewable energy source. Their job is to understand what the technology is, how it works, and how it transfers one form of energy (for example, light energy from the sun) into another form of energy
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In this activity, students investigate how sound moves through different states of matter – solid, liquid, and gas. Sound energy is a form of energy we are able to hear. We hear this because sound energy causes a change in the motion of the
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This simple rubric is designed to assess student proficiency with scientific argumentation via the Claim-Evidence-Reasoning structured style of writing. To print four boxes per page, open the file using Adobe Acrobat Reader and choose the option
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In this activity, students act out a scenario during which they must decide what type of power plant their town will invest in. Students will draw cards to determine their character and must present the point of view of the character described.
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This unit pack is designed to address student understanding of the formation of the universe according to the big bang theory. The unit is aligned to NGSS HS-ESS1-2: “Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence
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Organize your unit plan with this trendy printable planner sheet. You can type directly onto the PDF form and save all of your entries. The form is designed to adjust the size of your entry to fit the space provided. The PDF file contains areas
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In this activity, students will review field notes taken by a biologist who recently visited a fast moving stream. From the biologists field notes, they will construct a food web diagram of the living things in the stream ecosystem. This activity
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Included is a one page PDF file for a Science Fair Award Certificate.
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In this mini-unit, students learn about infectious diseases using resources available from Rice University – Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning. Then, they imagine a new disease, identifying the agents responsible, potential symptoms,
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This assignment is based on an activity in which groups of students read a text on an organ/organ system. Then, they complete three tasks -- create a graphic organizer, a large poster, and an informational pamphlet. You could also alter this
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This PDF file contains three simple lab investigations for students to complete to determine whether mass is affected by physical changes. (Bee-tee-dubs: It's not.) The student instruction sheets have the question identified, procedure written out
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This chart presents the water quality indicators listed below, describes each indicator (what is it?), explains why we measure it (why is it important?), and identifies several things that can impact the measurement (what affects it?). Designed for
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This two page quiz assesses student understanding of interactions in ecosystems. First, students are asked to identify biotic and abiotic factors in an illustration of a pond ecosystem. Then, students must find and explain the following ecological
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Included is a PDF document with the text of The Mayflower Compact displayed, and below it, a series of multiple choice questions based on Common Core State Standards practices and designed to test students' ability to close-read a historical text.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

seven years of teaching :: five years science teaching :: private and public school experience :: urban classrooms :: current position: Penn State University STEM Youth Education Outreach Educator

MY TEACHING STYLE

hands-on :: student-centered :: aligned to national standards :: Next Generation Science Standards :: BSCS 5E Model :: student ownership of their learning :: authentic learning tasks

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

NSTA Shell Science Lab District Winner (2015 and 2016) :: PSTA William B. McIlwaine Science Teaching Award (2014) :: NSTA Maitland P. Simmons Award for New Teachers (2014) :: Alpha Epsilon Lambda Graduate Honor Society (2011) :: Allegheny College Harold Huntley Haine Prize in History (2010) :: Allegheny College Alden Scholar (2006-2009) :: Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society (2009), Allegheny College Outstanding Junior History Major (2009) :: Lambda Sigma Honor Society

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Education in Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (2010-2012) :: Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Environmental Education, Allegheny College (2010) :: "Preserving Coastal Diversity: Sea Turtles and Bay Resources" The School for Field Studies: Center for Coastal Studies

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Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association (2014 - Present) :: National Science Teachers Association (2013 - Present)

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