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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
51 ratings
4.0
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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
39 ratings
4.0
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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
41 ratings
4.0
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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
31 ratings
4.0
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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
16 ratings
3.9
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By iExploreScience
This PDF file contains four pages, each with six to eight adaptations listed in a table of 9 boxes. Adaptations are divided into the following categories: environmental, defensive, locomotion, and feeding. Each organizer can be used independently,
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$3.00
13 ratings
3.9
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students observe properties of matter at eight stations. Each station focuses on a different property and provides opportunities to apply Science and Engineering Practices and discuss Crosscutting Concepts. Students document
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$5.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students use everyday materials to develop devices, based on real tools, that can be used to clean up oil spills in ocean waters. They evaluate the effectiveness of their devices with and without the use of a dispersant. Included
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
Next Generation Science Standards:* HS-ESS2-3: Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection. 5E Model Phase: Elaborate Science and Engineering Practice: Engaging In Argument From
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$4.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
These task cards are designed to address student understanding of the formation of the universe according to the big bang theory. The activity is aligned to NGSS HS-ESS1-2: “Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$8.00
$6.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By iExploreScience
In this explore, explain, and elaborate activity bundle (three activities!), students first identify factors that impact living things in photos of different ecosystems. Through discussion, they categorize their ideas and ultimately sort their
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Simulations
$10.00
$7.00
1 rating
4.0
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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

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

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