Jessica Best

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Jessica Best
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"We have not inherited the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."
 
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This comprehensive bundle allows students to investigate how the tilt of Earth's axis and Earth's movement in its orbit causes seasons. Students are introduced to the following concepts and terms: rotation, revolution, axis, tilt, seasons, angle of
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Students will take a "Virtual" Field Trip to Mount Saint Helens, the largest volcanic eruption in history. An extremely creative approach to educating students about how volcanoes affect our lives.
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This bundle allows students to investigate the idea of density and how it is determined. Students are introduced to the concept of density via prompting questions, definitions and explanations of real life scenarios. Students engage in mathematical
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This comprehensive bundle is broken up into three separate lessons. The lessons address the following essential questions, "AIM: What are the causes and effects of earthquakes?"; "How do we determine the location of an earthquake’s epicenter?";
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This global bundle allows students to investigate how scientists use fossils to interpret the past. Concepts addressed include the Law of Superposition, the fossil record, fossils including the ichthyosaur, relative dating, geologic history using
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This refreshing bundle allows students to investigate how scientists describe the shape of our revolutionary orbit. Students are introduced to the following terms and concepts: Johannes Kepler, gravity, Kepler's First, Second & Third Laws,
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This comprehensive bundle encourages students to investigate how things change in science Students are introduced to the concept of variables (independent, dependent and controlled variables). Students are prompted with several applicable scenarios
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This bundle addresses the following essential question, "Why do local winds occur?" Topics covered include regional versus local winds, heat transfer, convection currents, land and sea breezes. Incredible visuals and examples are provided to
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This fantastic bundle allows students to investigate the causes and effects of tsunamis. Students begin the lesson with a debate answering the following question, "Are tsunamis predictable? If so, how?" This allows us to gauge students' prior
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This PowerPoint addresses the essential question "How do we measure water in the atmosphere?" A large part of the meteorology unit is comprised of the following concepts, which are covered in the PowerPoint: dew point, relative humidity, saturation
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This detailed bundle addresses the following essential question, "What are the characteristics of aquatic biomes?" Students should begin making the connection between ecological organization within specific biomes in addition to abiotic and biotic
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This comprehensive bundle addresses the following essential question, "How does an organism’s niche differ from its habitat?" Students learn the difference between an organism's niche and an organisms habitat in a very detailed and visual manner.
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This extensive bundle addresses the following essential question, "What natural factors influence our climate?" Students take notes on the six main factors that affect our climate: latitude, planetary wind belts, mountains as barriers, elevation,
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Students will write a story about their imaginary journey to the center of the Earth. In the past, I have started this lesson by reading students Faith McNulty's "How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the Earth." Includes literacy and the
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This integrated bundle allows students to investigate our closest neighbor in space. Students are introduced to the following terms and concepts: lunar motions, moon's phases, solar eclipse, lunar eclipse, moon's effect on tides, neap tides, spring
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This all-encompassing bundle addresses the following essential question, "How is the Earth's atmosphere similar to a greenhouse?" Topics covered include greenhouse effect, shortwave radiation, visible light, long wave infrared radiation, carbon
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This comprehensive bundle addresses the following essential question, "How do scientists uncover, research, and solve environmental problems?" Topics covered include the environment, humans and the environment, natural resources, non-renewable
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This comprehensive bundle addresses the following essential question, "How is heat transferred throughout our environment?" Topics covered include kinetic energy, convection, convection current, conduction, radiation, etc. Incredible visuals and
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This detailed PowerPoint addresses the following essential question, "How does energy transfer from the sun throughout the atmosphere?" Topics covered include energy, radiation, electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic spectrum, insolation,
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This elaborate bundle addresses the following essential question, "In what ways does air circulate in our atmosphere?" Topics covered include the Coriolis Effect, Global Winds, Equator, Intertropical Convergence Zone, Trade Winds, Westerlies, Polar
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Earth Science, Marine Biology, Gifted Science, Environmental Science, Physical Science, General Science, Biology, Special Education

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands on, Inquiry-Based, Dynamic, Engaging, Energetic, Versatile, Differentiated for all learning styles

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Presidential Science Award, University of Delaware

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA: Earth Science Education, University of Delaware MA: Earth Science Education, Special Education, Hofstra University

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