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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
50 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
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
This resource includes two graphic organizers designed to help students organize a Claim-Evidence-Reasoning structured response, a basis for argumentative writing in science. Two options are presented to provide options to meet your needs.The
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics
$4.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
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
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
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
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 mini-unit, students learn about infectious diseases using resources available from Rice University – Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning. Then, they imagine a new disease, identifying the agents responsible, potential symptoms,
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), Health
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Mini-Course
$4.00
18 ratings
4.0
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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
This two page quiz assesses student understanding of interactions in ecosystems. First, students are asked to identify biotic and abiotic factors in an illustration of a pond ecosystem. Then, students must find and explain the following ecological
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$2.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
Included is a one page PDF file for a Science Fair Award Certificate.
Subjects:
Science, Other (Specialty), End of Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
11 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
In this fun activity, students carry out a chemical reaction (or chemical change) to create a polymer bouncy ball. Students can then identify the indicators that suggest a new substance has been formed. Polymers are made up of long chains of
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$1.00
11 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
Organize student notes as you study vitamins and nutrients. Includes a two page graphic organizer and an answer key. This activity is aligned to the USDA's "Serving Up MyPlate" curriculum unit and should be used with the "Nutrient Knowledge" pages
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), Health
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Mini-Course
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
Organize student notes as you study infectious and noninfectious diseases with this graphic organizer. Includes four pages - two pages for infectious disease topics and two pages for noninfectious disease topics. Infectious disease pages
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), Health
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Mini-Course
$1.00
12 ratings
4.0
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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
This twenty-five question multiple choice exam tests student understanding of the following concepts: - ecosystems - populations, communities - biotic and abiotic factors - interactions in ecosystems (competition, predation, symbiosis) - feeding
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This simple rubric is designed to assess a student's experimental design. As my students develop independent investigations, they compose a formal scientific paper documenting their background research, methods, data collection and analysis, and
Subjects:
General Science, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Rubrics
$1.00
6 ratings
3.9
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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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