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This project-based learning assessment explores ecology concepts through the context of invasive species. Students should already have an understanding of ecosystem structure and ecological relationships, and they should have been introduced to the
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$8.00
108 ratings
4.0
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What happens when something disrupts the ability of a system to meet the needs of the organisms within its bounds? In this activity, students will explore what that “something” might be when presented with the problem of a precipitous decline in the
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RST.6-8.1, RST.6-8.9, WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.1e, WHST.6-8.2f, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.8, WHST.6-8.9
$13.00
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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 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
In this activity bundle, students obtain information from "field notes" to draw conclusions about the roles of organisms in ecosystems -- producers, consumers, and decomposers. In subsequent activities, they use these field notes to track the flow
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$15.00
$9.00
16 ratings
3.9
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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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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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 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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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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