LaFountaine of Knowledge

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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
In this hands-on science experiment, students use Starburst candies to model how rocks can change between sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic in the rock cycle. This resource includes: Teacher directions, discussion questions, and extension
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Centers
$4.50
34
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
In this hands on science experiment, students will use graham crackers, rice cakes, and cake frosting to model different types of tectonic plate boundaries including: 2 types of convergent boundaries (with and without subduction), divergent
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Centers
$4.50
21
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
This STEM challenge walks students through the steps to create beautiful snowflake shapes out of paper. This download includes: Teacher suggestions, discussion questions, and extension activitiesBackground information on what snowflakes are and how
Subjects:
Geometry, Chemistry, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Google Apps
$3.75
14
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
For this STEM Challenge, students must design and test a working sundial. It's the perfect opportunity to incorporate hands on exploration while learning about the sun, night and day, shadows, solar power, etc. This file includes: teacher
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Google Apps
$3.50
17
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
This activity walks students through a science experiment to create a cast fossil using Plaster of Paris. The file includes:teacher directions, discussion questions, and extension activities 3 slides of background information on what cast fossils
Subjects:
Archaeology, Biology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.50
9
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
In this engaging place value math lesson, students build structures out of base ten blocks. They must record how many hundreds blocks, tens blocks, and ones blocks they used to build their structure. Next, they tell the value of the structure and
Subjects:
Place Value, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Centers
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.A.3, 3.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.2
$3.00
20
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
This bundle includes 10 hands-on science labs and activities all related to the Earth: rocks, fossils, minerals, crystals, tectonic plates, etc. This includes: Experiment: Modeling the Rock Cycle with StarburstExperiment: Modeling Tectonic Plates
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Physics, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$37.00
$22.20
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
For this STEM Challenge, students must design an earthquake proof structure using toothpicks and marshmallows. Then, they test its stability on a tray of Jello to simulate an earthquake! This file includes:teacher directions with suggestions,
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Physics, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.50
8
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
This activity walks students through a science experiment to create a mold fossil using salt dough. The download includes: teacher directions, discussion questions, and extension activitiesbackground information on what mold fossils are and how they
Subjects:
Archaeology, Biology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Google Apps
$3.50
6
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
For this STEM Challenge, students must build a paper rocket and launch it at least three feet into the air using a drinking straw. This download includes:teacher directions, discussion questions, and extension activitiesbackground information about
Subjects:
Astronomy, Physics, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.50
6
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
For this STEM Challenge, students must design and test a paper shadow puppet using a simple light stage. This file includes:teacher directions with suggestions, discussion questions, and extension ideas3 slides of background information about shadow
Subjects:
Astronomy, Chinese, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.50
9
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
This activity walks students through a science experiment to make salt crystal eggshell geodes. It includes: teacher directions, discussion questions, and extension activities 3 pages of background information about geodes and how they form from
Subjects:
Chemistry, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.50
6
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
For this STEM Challenge, students will learn about the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. Then, they'll design and test a lunar module complete with marshmallow astronauts. This activity includes:teacher directions, discussion questions, and extension
Subjects:
Astronomy, Physics, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.75
4
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
This is a growing collection of easy to implement STEM challenges for upper elementary and middle school aged students. All of these challenges include:background informationstudent directionstips for teachers with suggestions and extensionsa
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$67.00
$33.50
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
In this Valentine's Day themed STEM challenge, students design and build a catapult using popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and a plastic spoon. Then, they test Cupid's catapult by launching candy hearts and measuring the distance they fly. This
Subjects:
Physics, Valentine's Day, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$3.50
3
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
This hands on activity seamlessly integrates math and science by combining animal adaptations and line plots using materials found in most homes. It's ideal for at home learning and can easily be assigned digitally via Google Classroom. It also
Subjects:
Graphing, Measurement, Biology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
4.MD.B.4
$3.50
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For this STEM Challenge, students must design and test a solar powered oven by melting chocolate and marshmallows to make s'mores! This activity includes:teacher directions, discussion questions, and extension activities background information about
Subjects:
Environment, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.50
3
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
In this science experiment, students make a working compass using a magnet and a bowl of water. They'll learn that Earth is like a giant magnet. Its iron core creates a magnetic field with a north and south pole. The needle of the compass is
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$3.50
1
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
This activity explores heat transfer and thermal energy, especially convection currents. It focuses on how the density of water changes based on whether it is hot or cold and explains convection currents on a molecular level. This resource walks
Subjects:
Chemistry, Physics, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Google Apps
$3.50
2
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By LaFountaine of Knowledge
This science project based learning activity is perfect for studying animal adaptations, animal habitats, and biodiversity. Students design their own unique creature, decide where it lives and what it needs to survive, and then build it using a
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching 4th grade since 2014. Rather than searching through books and online resources for activities and lesson plans for my students, I prefer to create them myself. Throughout the past several years, I have created a plethora of tried and true lessons and games that I am excited to share with other teachers. All of the materials in my store have been tested out on more than one group of students and have proven worthy of sharing with others! Enjoy!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe learning should be authentic. That means creating real life, hands on experiences that promote critical thinking and spark curiosity. In 8 years of teaching 4th grade, I've found that students learn better and remember more when they discover the information first hand. My resources promote problem solving, creativity, and team work. They prompt students to think deeply and explore more to discover the learning objectives for themselves. My goal is to make this type of inquiry based learning more accessible and affordable to teachers and students everywhere.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2010 with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. I am certified to teach Kindergarten through 6th grade as well as Spanish. I recently became National Board Certified and am very proud of that accomplishment!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am happy to be living, once again, in my old home town and teaching at the Elementary School that I once attended alongside some of my own teachers turned coworkers. Find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest @lafountaineofknowledge or check out my website/blog lafountaineofknowledge.com for more!

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