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This PDF document can be printed, laminated, and distributed to students. In 7 "I can..." statements, the eight practices of science and engineering described in the Next Generation Science Standards are listed. The statements are based on the
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This activity pack 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. These activities were designed as part
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$15.00
$10.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
BUNDLE: Earth’s Structure Evaluate Activities This evaluation tool pack 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
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Assessment
$8.00
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
A BioTweet is a form of biography inspired by the social-networking site Twitter. On Twitter, users compose tweets that are limited to 140 characters in all, including spaces and punctuation. With only 140 characters to use, they must carefully
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Novel Study
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
Description:This printable student key supports student engagement with science texts by prompting a number of ways students can interact with the text via annotations. This PDF document can be printed, laminated, and distributed to students. Terms
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
The Biomes Workbook introduces students to the seven major terrestrial biomes, as well as the concept of biomes, ecosystems, and biotic and abiotic factors. It includes information on the human impact in each biome, adding relevancy to the text. It
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Workbooks, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.2
$2.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
Description:In this activity, students will explore photosynthesis by participating in a card sort activity. Students will break down clues from various scientific discoveries to identify the inputs and outputs of the process. Then, they will use an
Subjects:
Biology, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this three dimensional assessment bundle, students first carry out an investigation to provide evidence for the claim that all living things are made of cells and cells are the basic unit of life.  Then, students develop a model to explain
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Laboratory
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By iExploreScience
*Please note: The Certificates are in a LANDSCAPE page setup, so they will not appear squished as they may in the preview on TpT (depending on your computer!).*Included is a 14 page PDF document with 14 separate awards. The following certificates
Subjects:
Science, Other (Specialty), End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This two page document assesses student understanding of ecosystem structure and biodiversity. Includes questions at DOK Levels 1 and 2. Document Copyright 2015 Nicole Fuhrman Topics Addressed: - ecosystem (and structure - species, population,
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this engage activity, students participate in a simulation to observe the spread of disease and discuss why some individuals may become infected with a disease without actually falling ill. Then, students obtain information from a video to
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Simulations
$3.00
1 rating
3.9
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By iExploreScience
This NGSS Strategy Bundle includes... - How To Integrate Engineering Practices eBook - Self Reflection: Evaluating Three Dimensional Instruction - Science Practices Log Sheet - SEP Task Card Set - SEP Student Bookmark *All resources include a quick
Subjects:
Science, Professional Development, Coaching
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
$16.00
$12.00
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By iExploreScience
This tool can help you evaluate your own current practices regarding NGSS-aligned three dimensional instruction. It can also be used in planning to ensure that you are incorporating the Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts
Subjects:
Science, Professional Development, Coaching
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this 5E Model activity bundle, students explore the characteristics of life to launch a unit that addresses NGSS standards MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-2, and MS-LS1-3. In the first explore activity, students participate in a card sort to activate prior
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Laboratory
$12.00
$6.00
1 rating
3.7
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By iExploreScience
As we switch to the Next Generation Science Standards, we must consider and very likely alter our instructional strategies to better incorporate the three dimensions.  The NGSS are not simply content standards but rather an entire instructional
Subjects:
Science, Professional Development, Coaching
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By iExploreScience
Have you ever rushed through your curriculum, trying to hit all of your assigned standards? Have you wondered how anyone could possibly teach them all in just 200 days? Pretty much every teacher has been there, and that's a big reason why the NGSS
Subjects:
Science, Professional Development, Coaching
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
$25.00
1 rating
3.8
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 34:39
By iExploreScience
One of the big shifts with the Next Generation Science Standards is that you are no longer teaching content for content’s sake -- science instruction is no longer based around a list of facts, but rather, the focus is on the broader concepts that
Subjects:
Science, Professional Development, Coaching
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
$25.00
1 rating
3.8
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 29:53
By iExploreScience
In this 5E Model activity bundle, students explore the differences between plant and animal cells to develop their understanding of the relationship between the structure of cells and their overall function. In the first explore activity, students
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Laboratory
$12.00
$6.00
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By iExploreScience
In this 5E Model activity bundle, students explore the concept that all living things are made of cells by investigating the similarities and differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. In the first explore activity, students examine
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Laboratory
$10.00
$5.00
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By iExploreScience
In this explore and explain activity bundle (three activities!), students first participate in a card sort to develop a model that illustrates the parts of the circulatory system and the function of each part. Then, they draw conclusions about how
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Simulations
$10.00
$5.00
1 rating
2.2
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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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