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In this activity, students experience how different materials interact with light and develop models to explain the phenomena they observe. MS-PS4-2: Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$7.00
41 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 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
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
The Star Life Cycle Assessment Bundle is designed to assess student’s understanding of the sun and its life cycle, as well as how stars over their life cycle produce different elements. This meets Next Generation Science Standards HS-ESS1-1 and
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Laboratory
$15.00
$10.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By iExploreScience
This activity is part of a unit that 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 the role of nuclear fusion in the sun’s core to release energy that
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$5.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
In this activity, students observe properties of matter at eight stations. Each station focuses on a different property and provides opportunities to apply Science and Engineering Practices and discuss Crosscutting Concepts. Students document
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$5.00
9 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
Description:In this activity pack, students will explore the relationship between water temperature and convection currents, and salinity and convection currents through two lab activities.  The lab analysis sheets provide an opportunity for
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
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 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 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
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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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
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
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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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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