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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
3.9
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By iExploreScience
Next Generation Science Standards:* HS-ESS2-3: Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection. 5E Model Phase: Elaborate Science and Engineering Practice: Engaging In Argument From
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$4.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This one page document assesses student understanding of DNA, genes, and chromosomes. Vocabulary Addressed: - offspring - chromosomes - fertilization - traits - species - reproduction - genome - genes - DNA - zygote To print two quizzes per page,
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
These task cards are designed to address student understanding of the formation of the universe according to the big bang theory. The activity is aligned to NGSS HS-ESS1-2: “Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$8.00
$6.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By iExploreScience
This one page document assesses student understanding of the five food groups, according to the USDA's "Serving Up MyPlate" curriculum. To print two quizzes per page, open the file using Adobe Acrobat Reader and choose the option "multiple pages"
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Health
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This one page document assesses student understanding of watersheds and water quality. To print two quizzes per page, open the file using Adobe Acrobat Reader and choose the option "multiple pages" on the print screen. Print only pages 2 and 3.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$2.00
2 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
This complete 5E instructional sequence introduces Earth’s biomes and uses these as a vehicle through which to teach biotic and abiotic factors and address the Next Generation Science Standard MS-LS2-1. It is the first unit in my NGSS-aligned Middle
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6
$10.00
$7.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By iExploreScience
Included is 8 rubrics for alternative book reports, including: - letter in opposition to book banning - video tour of important locations - presentation of important scene - new book jacket - timeline of important events - fan fiction story -
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Rubrics
$2.00
3 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
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
4.0
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By iExploreScience
Students will create cartoon characters that represent the following steps in the scientific method: Asking Questions, Background Research, Conducting the Experiment, Collecting/Analyzing Data, Drawing Conclusions, Sharing Results. Your characters
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$2.00
8 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
Earth’s Place in Space (50-90 minutes) Essential Question: How is Earth just one part of a larger system? Learning Target: Today we will learn how Earth fits into our much larger universe. Success Criteria: I can explain how Earth is just one part
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$8.00
$5.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This one page document assesses student understanding of thermal energy. Topics Addressed: - thermal energy - temperature - heat - conduction - convection - radiation To print two quizzes per page, open the file using Adobe Acrobat Reader and
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
Included is a 16 pg PDF file. Eight (8) gray pages state "fixed mindset" thoughts students may experience, while the other 8 colorful pages provide students with an alternative attitude to help reshape their thinking.
Subjects:
Character Education, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
Assist students in organizing their understanding of the diverse ecosystems in our global environment through the creation of a world biomes flip book. Each "flap" highlights one biome, providing its name and a brief description. Beneath the
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Printables
$2.00
3 ratings
3.9
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By iExploreScience
This three page document assesses student understanding of genetics and heredity. Resources used in this unit include those listed below, as well as the following texts: (Green) Sciencesaurus and Life Science Daybook. Pages 1-3 are the actual
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$4.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.34 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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