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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
78 ratings
4.0
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By iExploreScience
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
In this activity, students act out a scenario during which they must decide what type of power plant their town will invest in. Students will draw cards to determine their character and must present the point of view of the character described.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$5.00
31 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 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 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
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 5E activity pack explores ecology concepts like biological and physical components of ecosystems (aka biotic and abiotic factors), ecological relationships, and changes in ecosystems. Activities touch on NGSS MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-2, and MS-LS2-4.
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7
$20.00
$15.00
10 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
In this activity, students receive a chocolate chip cookie and must "mine" the "coal chips" with a toothpick or paperclip. They get to see how the cookie, which represents the Earth, is changed by mining - a visual representation of the damage done
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Science Centers
$2.00
10 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 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
Earth’s Place in Space (50-90 minutes) Essential Question: How is Earth just one part of a larger system? Learning Target: Today we will learn how Earth fits into our much larger universe. Success Criteria: I can explain how Earth is just one part
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$8.00
$5.00
4 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
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 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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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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