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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
Included is a PDF document with the text of The Mayflower Compact displayed, and below it, a series of multiple choice questions based on Common Core State Standards practices and designed to test students' ability to close-read a historical text.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This workbook is designed to introduce students to the evidence that supports the big bang theory. The activity is aligned to NGSS HS-ESS1-2: “Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Original Textbooks, Activities, Guided Reading Books
$5.00
8 ratings
3.9
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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
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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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 5E activity pack explores ecology concepts like biological and physical components of ecosystems (aka biotic and abiotic factors), ecological relationships, and changes in ecosystems. Activities touch on NGSS MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-2, and MS-LS2-4.
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7
$20.00
$15.00
10 ratings
4.0
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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
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
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
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 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
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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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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By iExploreScience
Included is a PDF file for group presentation. I frequently use this when completing "jigsaw" activities in which students focus on different elements of a topic and then share that knowledge with the class. This is a simple rubric that evaluates
Subjects:
Specialty, For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Rubrics
$1.00
8 ratings
3.9
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By iExploreScience
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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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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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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