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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
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$8.00
141
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By iExploreScience
This WebQuest guides students through NASA's Climate Kids website, "Guided Tour of the Big Questions." This activity is ideal for the latter half of the Explain phase (after students have made sense of their investigative phenomena) or the
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$10.00
61
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By iExploreScience
What happens when something disrupts the ability of a system to meet the needs of the organisms within its bounds? In this activity, students will explore what that “something” might be when presented with the problem of a precipitous decline in the
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RST.6-8.1, RST.6-8.9, WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.1e, WHST.6-8.2f, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.8, WHST.6-8.9
$13.00
101
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By iExploreScience
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.
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
$5.00
50
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By iExploreScience
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Guided Reading Books, Nonfiction Book Study
$4.00
46
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students experience how different materials interact with light and develop models to explain the phenomena they observe. MS-PS4-2: Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$7.00
46
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By iExploreScience
This resource includes two graphic organizers designed to help students organize a Claim-Evidence-Reasoning structured response, a basis for argumentative writing in science. Two options are presented to provide options to meet your needs.The
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics
$4.00
23
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By iExploreScience
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 of
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Task Cards
$35.00
$28.00
35
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By iExploreScience
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
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
28
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By iExploreScience
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
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
29
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By iExploreScience
In this activity bundle, students obtain information from "field notes" to draw conclusions about the roles of organisms in ecosystems -- producers, consumers, and decomposers. In subsequent activities, they use these field notes to track the flow
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$15.00
$9.00
24
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By iExploreScience
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,
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), Health
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Mini-Course
$4.00
22
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students will investigate the age of Earth’s ocean floor rocks to provide evidence for plate tectonics - the idea that Earth’s crust is broken into plates that move slowly over Earth’s surface. This activity aligns to NGSS
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
13
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By iExploreScience
This activity set assesses student understand of NGSS MS-LS2-4, specifically focusing on how the introduction of an invasive species affects native populations in an area. Students explore the case of the cane toad in Australia by analyzing real
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$8.00
$6.00
23
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By iExploreScience
This 5E unit is designed to address the Next Generation Science Standard HS-ESS2-3: Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection. Through this unit, students learn about Earth’s
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Task Cards
$35.00
$22.00
26
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By iExploreScience
This workbook is designed to introduce students to the evidence that supports the big bang theory. The activity is aligned to NGSS HS-ESS1-2: “Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Original Textbooks, Activities, Guided Reading Books
$5.00
20
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students will investigate the locations of Earth’s continental and ocean floor features to provide evidence for the role of plate tectonics as a constructive force, shaping Earth’s surface.This activity aligns to NGSS HS-ESS2-1,
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
CCSS:
RST.9-10.7, RST.11-12.7
$6.00
15
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By iExploreScience
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.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$5.00
32
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By iExploreScience
This complete 5E instructional sequence introduces Earth’s biomes and uses these as a vehicle through which to teach biotic and abiotic factors and address the Next Generation Science Standard MS-LS2-1. It is the first unit in my NGSS-aligned Middle
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6
$10.00
$8.00
14
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By iExploreScience
This 5E activity pack explores ecology concepts like biological and physical components of ecosystems (aka biotic and abiotic factors), ecological relationships, and changes in ecosystems. Activities touch on NGSS MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-2, and MS-LS2-4.
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7
$20.00
$15.00
19
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

eleven years in education :: private and public school experience :: urban classrooms

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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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

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