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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
108 ratings
4.0
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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
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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
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
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
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), Health
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Mini-Course
$2.00
14 ratings
3.9
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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
13 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
The Star Life Cycle Assessment Bundle is designed to assess student’s understanding of the sun and its life cycle, as well as how stars over their life cycle produce different elements. This meets Next Generation Science Standards HS-ESS1-1 and
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Laboratory
$15.00
$10.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By iExploreScience
HS-ESS1-2 Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of distant galaxies, and composition of matter in the universe. 5E Model Phase: Evaluate Learning Target 1: Students will construct
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics
$10.00
$7.00
5 ratings
4.0
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This 3-page PDF file contains a two page student workbook and grading rubric. Students are assigned an adaptation and must research an animal that has this adaptation. Students describe how the adaptation helps the animal survive in its environment.
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Activities, Internet Activities
$3.00
11 ratings
4.0
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This assessment is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards for high school Earth and Space Science. It assesses one piece of evidence for the Big Bang Theory (HS-ESS1-2): red-shift of galaxies light and its implications for the
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$3.00
8 ratings
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By iExploreScience
This assessment is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards for high school Earth and Space Science. It meets the requirements for HS-ESS1-1 and HS ESS1-3: HS-ESS1-1. Develop a model based on evidence to illustrate the life span of the sun and
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$2.00
2 ratings
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Students analyze and interpret data to create graphs, identify causal relationships, and make predictions about the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations in this NGSS-aligned three dimensional assessment designed to evaluate
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RST.6-8.7, MP4
$6.00
2 ratings
4.0
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Biome In A Box Project is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of Earth’s biomes and the interactions between biotic and abiotic factors to address the Next Generation Science Standards Disciplinary Core Idea: LS2.A
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Workbooks, Research, Projects
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.6
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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This unit assessment, which includes 15 multiple choice questions as well as short answer and model-based responses (10 more, but each short answer/model based question has several parts), is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards for high
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
$4.00
1 rating
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By iExploreScience
BUNDLE: Earth’s Structure Evaluate Activities This evaluation tool pack is part of a unit 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
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Assessment
$8.00
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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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:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Laboratory
$5.00
1 rating
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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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