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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, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
Students analyze and interpret data to create graphs, identify causal relationships, and make predictions about the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations in this NGSS-aligned three dimensional assessment designed to evaluate
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RST.6-8.7, MP4
$6.00
2 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 one page document assesses student understanding of electricity. Topics Addressed: - electricity - static electricity - current electricity - electric charge - circuits - magnetism - electromagnets To print two quizzes per page, open the file
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$2.75
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
Biome In A Box Project is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of Earth’s biomes and the interactions between biotic and abiotic factors to address the Next Generation Science Standards Disciplinary Core Idea: LS2.A
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Workbooks, Research, Projects
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.6
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This one page matching activity assesses student understanding of vocabulary in ecology. Students match vocabulary terms in the left hand column with their definitions in the right hand column. Words assessed include: ___ 1. ecosystem ___ 2.
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This twenty question multiple choice exam tests student understanding of the following concepts: - matter - properties of matter - states of matter - physical changes - chemical changes - molecules and compounds - mixtures This exam, which I have
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This one page document assesses student understanding of plants. Topics Addressed: - types of plants - parts of a flower - photosynthesis - cellular respiration To print two quizzes per page, open the file using Adobe Acrobat Reader and choose the
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$2.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By iExploreScience
This unit assessment, which includes 15 multiple choice questions as well as short answer and model-based responses (10 more, but each short answer/model based question has several parts), is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards for high
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This PDF document can be printed, laminated, and distributed to students. The eight practices of science and engineering are listed and briefly described. This bookmark has a gray chevron background with blue text box lines.
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This two page document assesses student understanding of kinetic and potential energy, light energy, thermal energy, and electricity. Pages 1 and 2 are the actual exam. Pages 3 and 4 are the answer key. Questions and topics align with the
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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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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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:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
SL.6.1, SL.7.1, SL.8.1, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, RST.6-8.10
$3.00
1 rating
3.9
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By iExploreScience
This one page document assesses student understanding of light energy. Topics Addressed: - light energy - electromagnetic spectrum - reflection - refraction - absorption - wavelength - frequency - lenses To print two quizzes per page, open the
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This workbook is designed to provide the content necessary 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. Students learn
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Original Textbooks, Activities, Guided Reading Books
$4.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this 5E Model Explore-Explain activity sequence, students will explore the structure of aquifers. First, they will investigate porosity and permeability to understand how Earth’s sediments affect the availability of groundwater - its ability to
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
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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:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Simulations
$10.00
$7.00
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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association (2014 - Present) :: National Science Teachers Association (2013 - Present)

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