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By iExploreScience
Included is a PDF document with the text of The Mayflower Compact displayed in one column, and in a second column, a series of questions designed to guide students in close-read of this historical text. This document aligns with Common Core State
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Guided Reading Books, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.00
43 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This resource includes two graphic organizers designed to help students organize a Claim-Evidence-Reasoning structured response, a basis for argumentative writing in science. Two options are presented to provide options to meet your needs.The
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics
$4.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students will be researching a renewable energy source. Their job is to understand what the technology is, how it works, and how it transfers one form of energy (for example, light energy from the sun) into another form of energy
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students investigate how sound moves through different states of matter – solid, liquid, and gas. Sound energy is a form of energy we are able to hear. We hear this because sound energy causes a change in the motion of the
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
24 ratings
4.0
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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
This chart presents the water quality indicators listed below, describes each indicator (what is it?), explains why we measure it (why is it important?), and identifies several things that can impact the measurement (what affects it?). Designed for
Subjects:
Chemistry, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$1.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
This PDF file contains three simple lab investigations for students to complete to determine whether mass is affected by physical changes. (Bee-tee-dubs: It's not.) The student instruction sheets have the question identified, procedure written out
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
16 ratings
4.0
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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
Included is a one page PDF file for a Science Fair Award Certificate.
Subjects:
Science, Other (Specialty), End of Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
11 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
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
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
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
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
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 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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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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