Karp's Science Stuff

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Karp's Science Stuff
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The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts, but to to discover new ways of thinking about them.
 
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In this project, students will explore one of the 11 sub-climates of the world: Tropical Wet, Tropical wet and dry, Arid, Semiarid, Marine West Coast, Mediterranean, Humid Subtropical, Humid Continental, Subarctic, Ice Cap, Tundra, and
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Students will research their birthstone (mineral) to learn more about mineral properties and mineral identification. Includes project requirements, list of birthstones, and answer key for all 12 months
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In this web quest, students will learn volcano vocabulary, research about volcano formation, learn about different volcanoes and locate them on a map, compare the different types of volcanoes, and draw and label the parts of a volcano. Includes
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Students will learn about the four main layers of the atmosphere, and the characteristics of each layer. They will also draw a diagram of of atmosphere's layers and describe how the atmosphere is being affected by humans.
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Students will research an infectious disease caused by bacteria or a virus, and create a brochure that describes the disease and its characteristics. Includes project requirements and a grade rubric
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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This Power Point reviews the structure of the sun. It describes the interior layers: Core, radiation zone, and convection zone, as well as the layers of thew atmosphere: photosphere, chromosphere and corona. Sunspots, prominences , solar flares
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This station lab has multiple stations where students will use book and internet resources to: -identify various rocks based on characteristics -test mineral streak -test mineral density by water displacement
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With a small group of 2-3 people, students will design and create a booklet that describes the 5 main climate regions: Tropical, Dry, Temperate Marine, Temperate Continental and Polar. Includes Project requirements, grading rubric, and group
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I made this crossword as an end of the year review for my 7th grade students. The crossword contains vocabulary words for weather, climate, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, rocks, minerals, measurement, and geologic time.
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Students will design their own experiment using all of the steps of the scientific method. They will present their experiment and results using a poster or a PowerPoint slideshow. Includes detailed requirements, project rubric, project layout,
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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In this web quest, students will learn about the layers of the Earth, Plate Tectonics, and Plate boundaries
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Students will use this sheet to research fracking. They will describe what it is, how it's done, and identify its pros and cons.
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This lab template is for the question: How does the temperature of water affect the rate of diffusion. Students use three temps of water: Hot, cold and room temp, and add food coloring to each. They determine the rates of diffusion, create a line
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This sheet is for students to practice their microscope viewing skills. There are templates for students to view 6 stations of microscope slides, and provide names, descriptions, low and high power drawings of each.
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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In this lab, students will investigate adhesion and surface tension by comparing water droplets on a penny vs. water/soap mixture. Lab provides background information, variables, procedure, data tables, graph template, and analysis questions.
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In this activity, students will analyze a current US weather map, They will be asked to identify pressure systems, fronts, and precipitation. They will then use this data to predict future weather patterns.
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Tired of the old "Baking soda and vinegar" volcanoes? For this project, students are required to choose a project option from the list provided, that shows their understanding of volcanoes. This document includes project requirements and grading
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Identify Tornado Alley on a US map and answer basic questions about tornadoes and Tornado Alley
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Weather has always played an important part of everyday life. Long before modern meteorology and weather forecasting, people found ways to predict the weather. Much of this was done through catchy phrases or poems that were easy to remember. Many of
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This is a simple lab template for students to experiment with chemical reactions. They will see how vinegar reacts with steel wool, record temperature changes, and answer analysis questions
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

-I am in my 15th year of teaching. -In my first year of teaching, I taught at a Catholic high school. I taught both Chemistry and Anatomy & Physiology -I have been in my current district for 14 years (Robbinsville Public Schools in Robbinsville NJ). In my current school, I have taught 6th-8th grade science, in various topics including chemistry, physics, biology, genetics, meteorology, geology, and astronomy.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, differentiated, inquiry-based, real world connections

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Science Olympiad Coach- Placed 6th place in state

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

-Bachelors from Rider University with a double major in Education and Biopsychology -Masters of Integrated Science Education from the University of Pennsylvania

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-Hard working mom of twin girls :)

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