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By Laney Lee
Use this guided reading to teach the steps of the engineering design process. Students are prompted to think deeply about what an engineer is and to identify the steps in a real life scenario. Included steps: Define the problemResearchSpecify
Subjects:
Engineering
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Guided Reading Books, Google Apps
$2.50
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By Laney Lee
***SAVE 20%***Get these hand picked, best selling student centered activities for a steal! Teaching engineering just got easier!Inventions WebquestSpaghetti or Foil Tower ChallengeColor by NumberInvention Convention Project (2 weeks)Please check out
Subjects:
Engineering
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Webquests
$9.49
$7.50
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By Laney Lee
7 multiple choice questions in which students practice with vocabulary related to Engineering and the Engineering Design Process.Vocabulary included: prototypepatenttrade off feedbackrisk-benefit
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Homework
FREE
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By Laney Lee
16 words:criteriaunintended consequenceresearch and developmentmodelinnovationtroubleshootinventionconstraintintended benefitsystemengineering design processmodifytrade offbrainstorm prototype obsoletePurchase includes 2 versions: one with a word
Subjects:
Engineering
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (2.81 MB)
By Laney Lee
*****SAVE 20%*****Included Materials:Engineering Design Process Guided Reading Engineering Design Process PPT with Student NotesIntro to Engineering PPT with Student NotesBioengineering Online Practice Inventions WebquestSpaghetti or Foil Tower
Subjects:
Engineering
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans
$26.00
$20.00
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By Laney Lee
5 Page NGSS aligned Unit Test Includes: RubricAnswer Key Aligned Study Guide (3 pages) Covers: Key Vocabulary PrototypesEngineering Design ProcessRisk Benefit Analysis (intended benefits/unintended consequences) If you enjoyed this product please
Subjects:
Engineering
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Assessment
$2.50
5
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By Laney Lee
4 versions (I have very small classrooms this year) for differentiation and prevention of wandering eyes. The "lower" version I created is aimed at ELL students. This quiz covers:constraintsprototypetroubleshootingrisk-benefit analysisobsolete
Subjects:
Engineering
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment
FREE
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By Laney Lee
Just a quick half sheet to keep students on task while showing the episode.Three critical thinking questions require students to interpret what they've learned, rather than just listen for fill in the blank.I was able to find this episode available
Subjects:
Engineering
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Movie Guides
$1.00
1
Digital Download ZIP (0.29 MB)
By Laney Lee
Students will research different types of inventors (one invented by a woman, one before 5BC, one from China, etc.). The students will choose their favorite invention and create a Power Point about it. Purchase secures a ready to print PDF file.More
Subjects:
Engineering
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Webquests
$2.50
44
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By Laney Lee
Fully editable (Word and Keynote) and ready to implement tomorrow!Includes: 19 page student booklet with:To Do Checklist Define a Problem Brainstorming SolutionsPre Conference Form with TeacherDevelop a ModelMaterials ListMaterials Request
Subjects:
Engineering
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Rubrics
$5.00
21
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By Laney Lee
I use this as an introductory lesson for my engineering mini unit with my middle schoolers. This lesson will define engineering and its 4 main categories. Students will brainstorm different ways they see engineering around them, and then categorize
Subjects:
Engineering
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Internet Activities, Scaffolded Notes
$2.50
3
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By Laney Lee
Students use minimal materials to build a spaghetti and marshmallow or aluminum foil tower. 2 versions - one for each different materials Great for team building and working with the engineering design process! Student worksheets and teacher
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science, Engineering
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$2.00
18
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By Laney Lee
Web Article:http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a4180/4303407/Students identify whether different technologies are adaptive or assistive as well as identifying their intended benefits.Includes guiding questions for determining if
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science, Engineering
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Internet Activities
$2.50
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By Laney Lee
This is a Power Point presentation. This product defines "Intended Benefit" and "Unintended Consequence" and details the pros and cons of 5 new technologies.Also includes one open response assessment question where students will determine the pros
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$1.50
16
Digital Download ZIP (3.73 MB)
By Laney Lee
Teach the engineering design process and more with this 49 slide Google Slide presentation. It's not safe to assume that you're students will automatically be able to ask strong questions or write a good scientific hypothesis, but after this
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Google Apps
$4.00
34
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began my career in my home state of Tennessee teaching grade 7 science. After four years there, I decided to make the jump into international teaching. I've been in Abu Dhabi at an American International School ever since! Working abroad has given me the opportunity to learn how to incorporate literacy into all of my lessons, as ELL is a big factor here. That being said, academic vocabulary was always a struggle for my students in America as well, and I'd argue that these strategies are important for students from a variety of backgrounds. Additionally, my 9 years in the classroom have seen big improvements in my classroom management skills. After spending years waking up every morning with anxiety over what might occur in my classroom that day, I finally decided to apply myself completely to studying management techniques and styles. Today, this is somewhat of a passion for me and I have a huge place in my heart for other teachers who are new or struggling. I have been there, and I know how hard it is. I genuinely believe improvement is possible for everyone! Please reach out to me if you'd like to discuss this further.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style, as a middle school teacher, begins with classroom management. Above all else, I strive to create a structured environment so that my students feel safe. We take time to enjoy one another in my class, and to that end I like to incorporate a lot of art in my teaching. "Mandatory Coloring Time" is a staple in my room that incites a few eye-rolls from current students, but past students always tell me they miss it. I always make time for relaxing together and casual chats. With all of that being said, though, developing scientific thinking and science literacy is truly my passion. I aim to strengthen students' ability to critically assess information that they hear or see online to determine bias and statistical errors. Similarly, reading nonfiction text is a major focus in my classroom as the ultimate goal is to equip students to become autonomous and lifelong learners.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, and I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education. My areas of focus are math and science, and due to chance I've primarily taught science since my first position. Math remains a passion of mine.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My presence on TPT insinuates my passion for creating rigorous resources. Bigger than that, though, is my dedication to being a helper to other educators and using my experience and skills to make science accessible for all students. That being said, I know the feeling of waking up and needing a little extra fluff for my lesson all too well! I'm a returning customer to this site, so I know that every sale I make saved a busy teacher some time. That's what keeps me going.

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