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This activity pack 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. The four activities included in this bundle
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Task Cards, Activities
$16.00
$12.00
17
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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:
General Science, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Webquests, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RST.9-10.7, RST.11-12.7
$6.00
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:
General Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$15.00
$10.00
31
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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:
General Science, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Laboratory
$4.00
19
Digital Download ZIP (25.99 MB)
By iExploreScience
Description:In this activity pack, students will explore the relationship between water temperature and convection currents, and salinity and convection currents through two lab activities.  The lab analysis sheets provide an opportunity for
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Laboratory
$6.00
12
Digital Download ZIP (25.33 MB)
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 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
Digital Download PDF (1.18 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this explore and explain sequence, students participate in a simulation of the evolution of Earth's atmosphere. Students identify cause and effect relationships from the simulation that explain change and stability in Earth's atmosphere over
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Simulations, Activities
$7.00
6
Digital Download ZIP (3.94 MB)
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:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Simulations, Activities
$10.00
$7.00
8
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By iExploreScience
This activity 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 convection.This activity was designed as part of the
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Math Centers, Cooperative Learning, Activities
$5.00
18
Digital Download ZIP (9.96 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this Explore-Explain activity sequence, students will explore groundwater resources by mapping the distribution of groundwater, participating in an engineering inquiry challenge in which they design and construct an aquifer, and make sense of and
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
CCSS:
SL.6.1, SL.7.1, SL.8.1, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, RST.6-8.10
$5.00
12
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By iExploreScience
This activity sequence is designed to support HS-ESS1-3 and HS-PS1-1. It is part of a longer NGSS storyline Living In Star Dust. This resource does not fully meet or assess any particular standard. It builds towards these standards. The complete
Subjects:
General Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$5.00
11
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By iExploreScience
In this explore and explain sequence, students explore events in Earth's history and develop a scale model to represent these events.  They identify potential cause and effect relationships between events and conduct research to obtain empirical
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Simulations, Activities
$5.00
5
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students explore the different ways organisms can interact in ecosystems by learning about a number of examples, developing their own categories, and providing a reasoning for their decisions. This is a perfect Explore activity for
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Environment
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Activities
CCSS:
RST.6-8.1, RST.6-8.10
$5.00
10
Digital Download ZIP (38.38 MB)
By iExploreScience
In this activity, students will explore examples of natural resources to construct their own definition of the term natural resources. Students will use images, discussion questions, and web resources to build their understanding of what natural
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Activities
CCSS:
SL.6.1, SL.7.1, SL.8.1, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, RST.6-8.10
$3.00
12
Digital Download ZIP (22.29 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 explore and explain activity bundle (three activities!), students first carry out research on organism using linked resources provided (and any supplemental materials you may add).  They use this research to create a "dating profile" and
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Simulations, Activities
$3.00
7
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By iExploreScience
In this explore and explain sequence, students identify where water can be "found" in the desert by participating in a "reader's theater" activity and analyzing the story.  Then, students participate in a simulation where they move through the water
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
CCSS:
RST.6-8.2, RST.6-8.7, RST.6-8.10
$5.00
6
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By iExploreScience
In this activity set, students learn how to read a climatogram before creating their own from data provided (or alternatively, collected by students on the blank option). Then, students analyze the climatograms they created (or those you provide
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Simulations, Activities
$4.00
5
Digital Download ZIP (3.29 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)
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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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