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By Mark Brown
In this fun lab, students shine a flashlight through various materials (transparent, translucent, and opaque suggested materials included) to determine whether the light waves transmitted, reflected, or absorbed into the materials. All steps of the
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.50
18 ratings
4.0
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By Mark Brown
This 23 question test asks students to make real-life applications to Newton's 3 laws of motion. It includes both multiple choice and short answer. Pictures are included for students to identify which law is at work in the picture. A great
Subjects:
Science, Physics, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Assessment
$3.00
18 ratings
4.0
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In this lab, students use a string tied to spoons made of different materials (metal, plastic, and wood) to determine how sound waves travel differently through different media. All steps of the scientific method are included, along with a full
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.50
15 ratings
3.9
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By Mark Brown
In this lab, students explore the difference between an endothermic and exothermic reaction through by combining hydrogen peroxide & yeast (part 1) and baking soda & vinegar (part 2). This is a great lab to show the differences in the
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.50
13 ratings
4.0
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By Mark Brown
In this lab, students use spring scales to demonstrate the action-reaction forces discussed in Newton's 3rd Law. This is a very simple lab, but shows the concept well. All steps of the scientific method are included, along with a full rubric to
Subjects:
Science, Physics, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.50
13 ratings
4.0
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By Mark Brown
In this lab, students roll marbles of different masses down ramps to demonstrate the connection between the mass of an object and its acceleration. This was a big hit with my 6th grade science classes. Includes all steps of the scientific method,
Subjects:
Science, Physics, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.50
11 ratings
4.0
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This is a week-long project in which students create a Bloom Ball (12-sided figure) about motion & forces. Each side of the Bloom Ball focuses on a different aspect of motion & forces (i.e. Newton's Laws, gravity, potential & kinetic
Subjects:
Science, Physics, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Science Centers
$4.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Mark Brown
This quiz covers the basic concepts surrounding gravity - its definition, connection to distance and mass from a body, and a calculation of weight on another planet based on that planet's gravity. The quiz is part multiple choice, part short answer,
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Mark Brown
This is a great end-of-unit project for a Middle East unit. In the project, students write and illustrate their own children's book about Middle Eastern culture. They include information and illustrations about Middle Eastern religion, history,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects
$5.00
6 ratings
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In this lab, students start by measuring how far they can jump on Earth, and then calculate how far they could jump on the different planets and Earth's moon, based on the amount of gravity present on each body. This was a great way to demonstrate
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Decimals
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Mark Brown
In this lab, students drop marbles of different masses into pans of flour to demonstrate the connection between force, mass, and acceleration. This is a very messy lab, but my 6th grade students enjoyed it a lot. This includes all steps of the
Subjects:
Science, Physics, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.50
7 ratings
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By Mark Brown
In this guided assignment, students are given the definitions for physical and chemical changes, along with clues for determining which change has occurred. They then have to label 12 examples as physical or chemical change.
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, Science Centers
$2.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Mark Brown
This quiz covers the basic concepts related to potential and kinetic energy by asking students to identify examples of each form of energy, and to generate their own example. It is part multiple choice, part short answer, and covers the material
Subjects:
Science, Physics, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
4 ratings
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By Mark Brown
In this lab, students explore the connection between potential and kinetic energy with ramps and toy cars. This was a huge hit with my 6th grade science class. All steps of the scientific method are included, along with a full rubric to assess
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By Mark Brown
This quiz covers the basic concepts outlined in Newton's 3rd Law of Motion. It is part multiple choice, part short answer. The material on this quiz comes from the Newton's 3rd Law Guided Notes sheet, found here:
Subjects:
Science, Physics, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
7 ratings
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By Mark Brown
In this assignment, students are asked to draw and label their own representation of potential vs. kinetic energy. This was a great 2-day activity that helped me assess whether or not they had learned the difference between potential and kinetic
Subjects:
Science, Physics, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Posters, Science Centers
$3.00
8 ratings
3.6
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By Mark Brown
In this lab, students collide various objects together to demonstrate Newton's 3rd Law of Motion (action-reaction forces). This was a huge hit with my 6th grade science classes because my students were "playing" with toy cars and tennis balls, while
Subjects:
Science, Physics, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By Mark Brown
In this assignment, students create a travel brochure for Africa, as if they are a travel agent who is trying to persuade people to vacation there. They must use relevant details about African culture in their brochure. A full rubric is included to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Cultural Activities
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mark Brown
In this project, students write and illustrate a postcard as if they are Lewis & Clark, writing back to President Jefferson. They are asked to name and describe new plants and animals they've discovered, Native American tribes, etc. This is a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Assessment
$3.00
8 ratings
3.9
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By Mark Brown
In this assignment, students create their own postcard about African culture, written and illustrated as if they are on vacation in Africa. A full rubric is included to assess students' projects. This assignment can be adapted for any country or
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 7th grade Social Studies (world geography & cultures), 8th grade US History, and 6th grade Physical Science (Physics, Chemistry, Magnetism, and Waves/Sound/Light).

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Graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Elementary Education. I also have middle school endorsements in Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Spanish.

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