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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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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
24 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 three simple lab investigations for students to complete to determine whether mass is affected by physical changes. (Bee-tee-dubs: It's not.) The student instruction sheets have the question identified, procedure written out
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students will simulate the work of an ecologist by taking a population count of red oak trees in Allegheny Forest. They will use math to calculate the average population present in three samples and then use that data to
Subjects:
Applied Math, Biology, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$2.00
14 ratings
4.0
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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:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This activity is part of a unit that 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 the role of nuclear fusion in the sun’s core to release energy that
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$5.00
7 ratings
4.0
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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:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students receive a chocolate chip cookie and must "mine" the "coal chips" with a toothpick or paperclip. They get to see how the cookie, which represents the Earth, is changed by mining - a visual representation of the damage done
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Science Centers
$2.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
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:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$10.00
$8.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this lab activity, students will use their observation skills to explore elements, molecules, and mixtures. They will develop and test a plan to separate a mixture. Teacher Instructions, Part 1: 1. Instruct students to divide their paper into
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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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
3 ratings
4.0
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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
4 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students will construct a DNA model based on a selected sequence using licorice and marshmallows. Then, students will translate their sequence into (fictional) genes that code for specific traits in man’s best friend – a dog.
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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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:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students will observe physical and chemical changes to create a list of indicators of each type of change. Then, students will use this list to determine if additional changes are chemical or physical. Finally, students may have
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$4.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students will work with batteries, wires, and small LED lights to create a variety of circuits. This lab is designed to be broken into 3 distinct parts. Therefore, the numbering for each task restarts for each section. There are 3
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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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:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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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:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
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
4 ratings
3.8
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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:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RST.6-8.1, RST.6-8.10
$5.00
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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