JGColorado

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JGColorado
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"If you're scientifically literate, the world looks very different to you..." --Neil deGrasse Tyson
 
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By JGColorado
Students learn to plot and interpret weather data and weather maps. Students use the standard station model and a weather symbols diagram to plot hourly observations onto a blank US map. This map can then be analyzed to include isobars, high and low
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By JGColorado
In this activity, students create and analyze a pie graph to better understand the compounds that comprise Earth's atmosphere. Additionally, students develop definitions of the various "spheres" that make up the Earth system: atmosphere,
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
21 ratings
3.9
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By JGColorado
In this activity, students create and analyze pie-of-pie graphs to better understand how Earth's total and fresh water are distributed around the planet. This activity can be used at the beginning of a water unit to help develop an overview of
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
13 ratings
3.8
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By JGColorado
Students create a profile-view diagram of Earth's ocean from the surface to the bottom of the Mariana Trench showing the variation of temperature with depth. Additionally, students illustrate ocean layers, ocean chemistry, and ocean features on
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
11 ratings
3.5
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By JGColorado
A collection of ready-to-print activities designed to help middle level students practice using various Google Apps in creative and productive ways. Includes one activity for each of six Google apps: Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Drawing,
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables, Google Apps
$5.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By JGColorado
Students plot and analyze various geologic data from data tables, websites, textbooks, posters, etc. to better understand the pattern of geologic features on planet Earth and how those patterns fit together within the scientific theory of plate
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By JGColorado
In this activity, students create and analyze a pie graph to better understand the elements and compounds that comprise Earth's ocean water. This activity can be used at the beginning of an ocean unit to help develop an overview of Earth's oceans.
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By JGColorado
In this activity, students create and analyze graphs to better understand how energy is produced and consumed in the US. This activity can be used at the beginning of an energy and natural resources unit to help develop an overview of Earth's
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By JGColorado
In this activity, students create and analyze pie graphs to better understand the elements, compounds, and rocks that comprise Earth's crust. This activity can be used at the beginning of a geology unit to help develop an overview of Earth's crust.
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By JGColorado
In this astronomy research project, students research and investigate both a spacecraft mission and a solar system object visited by a spacecraft. This lesson includes ready-to-print project details for building a spacecraft model and creating a
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Projects, Printables
$3.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By JGColorado
Students use a series of "interview" questions to help diagram, classify, describe, and explain what the day in the life of a fossil would be like to better understand geologic history. This activity includes ready-to-print handouts for the lab and
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By JGColorado
Students work together in small groups (3 to 4 students) to create a tabletop water cycle diagram that shows the logical connections between water cycle reservoirs and water cycle processes. This activity contains all of the puzzle pieces (cards)
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By JGColorado
This comprehensive collection of help guides contains multiple resources for middle level science students, including an illustrated diagram guide, a masterpiece caption guide, a lab report guide, a data table guide, a graphing guide, a graphing
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Rubrics
$3.00
1 rating
3.5
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By JGColorado
In this activity, students create and analyze a pie graph to better understand the elements and compounds that comprise the human body. This activity can be used at the beginning of a unit on living things or used as a side-by-side comparison with
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
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By JGColorado
Students create a profile-view diagram of Earth's atmosphere showing the variation of temperature with altitude and pressure. Additionally, students illustrate atmosphere layers, atmospheric boundaries, and atmospheric features on their diagrams.
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
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4.0
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By JGColorado
This guide can be used to help students draw isobars and find weather fronts on a weather map. This guide can be combined with the Weather Maps Construction and Analysis activity, which is a separate product. --Jack Ganse This work is licensed under
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
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3.3
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

18+ years of middle level science and technology

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, inquiry-based, collaborative, problem-solving lab experiences

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching nominee; Impact on Education Grant awardee; Verizon GIFT Grant awardee; US Congressional Record recognition; "The Best Should Teach" awardee

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Meteorology; M.S. Atmospheric Science; Secondary Science Education Certification

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