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By iExploreScience
In this 5E Model activity bundle, students explore the characteristics of life to launch a unit that addresses NGSS standards MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-2, and MS-LS1-3. In the first explore activity, students participate in a digital card sort to activate
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps, Activities
$12.00
$7.00
8
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By iExploreScience
Students will generate questions about viruses and their effects on the body by exploring the 1918 Spanish Flu via a teacher-provided text or video (suggestions included in Storyline Summary file).  Then they will dive deeper into what viruses are
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Assessment
$88.00
$65.00
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By iExploreScience
In this 5E Model activity bundle, students explore the characteristics of life to launch a unit that addresses NGSS standards MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-2, and MS-LS1-3. In the first explore activity, students participate in a card sort to activate prior
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Laboratory
$12.00
$7.00
10
Digital Download ZIP (14.69 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this three dimensional assessment bundle, students first carry out an investigation to provide evidence for the claim that all living things are made of cells and cells are the basic unit of life.  Then, students develop a model to explain
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Laboratory
$5.00
9
Digital Download ZIP (19.35 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this elaborate activity bundle (two activities!), students first carry out research on one organ system using the text and linked resources provided (and any supplemental materials you may add).  They use this research to create a "dating
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cooperative Learning, Activities
$6.00
6
Digital Download ZIP (4.05 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this 5E Model activity bundle, students explore the differences between plant and animal cells to develop their understanding of the relationship between the structure of cells and their overall function. In the first explore activity, students
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Laboratory
$12.00
$6.00
8
Digital Download ZIP (19.89 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this lesson, students explore the concept that all living things are made of cells by investigating the similarities and differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. First, they examine different types of cells to identify similarities
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Laboratory
$5.00
3
Digital Download PDF (11.27 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this engage activity, students participate in a simulation to observe the spread of disease and discuss why some individuals may become infected with a disease without actually falling ill. Then, students obtain information from a video to
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Simulations, Activities
$3.00
8
Digital Download ZIP (1.55 MB)
By iExploreScience
n this learning sequence, students explore the circulatory system to understand how the body works together to carry out complex functions. Students apply their understanding to a phenomenon related to "body invaders" like viruses and
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Assessment
$39.00
$32.00
1
Bundle
By iExploreScience
In this explore and explain activity bundle (three activities!), students first participate in a card sort to develop a model that illustrates the parts of the circulatory system and the function of each part. Then, they draw conclusions about how
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Simulations, Activities
$10.00
$5.00
3
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By iExploreScience
In this elaborate activity bundle (two activities!), students first carry out an investigation to provide evidence that organ systems interact.  By tracking changes to heart rate and respiratory rate before and after exercise, students establish
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Simulations, Activities
$5.00
1
Digital Download ZIP (5.05 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this lesson, students will go back to the data sets from How Do Cells Work Together? to support a claim via a Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) format. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the concept of tissues and what blood is by
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Laboratory
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (3.24 MB)
By iExploreScience
This resource is designed to supplement hands-on and minds-on activities for a unit targeting middle school NGSS Performance Expectations related to foundational life science topics (characteristics of life, cells, body systems) as well as the
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Laboratory
$6.00
Digital Download PDF (3.85 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this lesson, students will take on the perspective of a pathogen with a mission to infiltrate and infect a human body. Students will encounter and document the body’s three lines of defense in order to devise a counter plan. By the end of this
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Laboratory
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (20.39 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this assessment task, students investigate a meningitis outbreak and apply their understanding of the characteristics of living things, cells, and human body systems to explain the phenomenon. This resource includes 12 student pages + a teacher
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Laboratory
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (8.08 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this activity, students develop a model of the cell membrane to illustrate how it, as a semipermeable membrane, allows some substances through while preventing others from entering the cell. Students will apply this understanding to explain how
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Laboratory
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (3.58 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this activity, students observe plant and animal cells in order to explore their differences and develop an understanding of the relationship between the structure of cells and their overall function. In the first exploration, students
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Laboratory
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (21.50 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this three dimensional NGSS assessment, students first apply their understanding of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems to specific phenomena related to "body invaders" -- viruses that cause disease.  Specifically, the assessment focuses on
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Laboratory
$8.00
Digital Download ZIP (18.13 MB)
By iExploreScience
In the first part of this lesson, students will create initial models of what they think blood looks like at the microscopic level. The students will then view a short clip to see the 4 components of blood: red blood cells, white blood cells,
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Laboratory
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (12.43 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this lesson, students explore a variety of documents (primary resources, graphics, data, texts, and videos) to develop a preliminary understanding of smallpox and the Variola virus in order to generate questions that open their investigation into
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Laboratory
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (8.49 MB)
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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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