Mastering Science for Middle School

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Snap Circuits, by Elenco, are a great way to introduce students to circuit building. While the kits include project ideas, this activity links student building back to the vocabulary and circuit parts studied in the middle school classroom. This
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This project helps students apply the chemistry terms they are learning to something they care deeply about - food! This activity asks students to apply vocabulary terms such as heterogeneous, homogeneous, compound, solution, suspension, and mixture
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Periodic Table BINGO is one of my students' favorite ways to practice the periodic table rules. This game is versatile, so we can play several times throughout the unit. Play as a whole class or have students read the questions for their peers as a
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My students love station activities during Science class. Students enjoy moving around the room while they work, and small tasks keep the students engaged for longer periods of time. My students can typically complete all 6 stations within one 45
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In this lab, students will explore three different factors that can impact solubility, temperature, surface area, and stirring. Students are asked to write hypotheses, fill in data tables, and write conclusions for each factor., leading to a deeper
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Looking for a fun way to review Chemistry concepts, while also building cooperation, communication, and perseverance? Try a breakout game. These games are modeled after the popular escape rooms. Students interpret clues and solve puzzles in order
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As we study ecosystems, I take my students outside to study our school yard ecosystem. As the students observe, they document the habitats of different organisms, explain examples of symbiotic relationships, identify biotic and abiotic factors, and
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This activity helps students understand that earthquakes occur around the world every day. The questions guide students through CSEM/EMSC data on recent earthquakes. This activity helps students understand how common small earthquakes are and helps
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I begin each year with a lesson on observations, opinions, and inferences. My students keep these notes in their journals and refer back to them throughout the year. This overview lesson lasts 2-3 days and includes student notes, examples, group
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As students study genetic engineering, it is important that they begin to grapple with the moral and political issues that surround these advances. This activity presents students with different examples of genetic engineering and asks them to
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This is one of my favorite investigations in the River Systems Unit. It requires the entire classroom to work together, is hands-on, and involves authentic data analysis. This student template provides the framework for a full lab report. View my
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Density is a tricky concept for Middle School students to master. Density cubes help my students make this abstract concept more concrete. This exploration asks students to take measurements of mass and length, use formulas to calculate volume and
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This is a PowerPoint resource on how to draw a Bohr model of the atom. A link to a Google Slides version is also included on the first page. This presentation is appropriate for Middle School students, and any others learning only about smaller,
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In this hands on activity, students use what they know about the periodic table to put the square back together. Since students have to apply the periodic table rules in order to solve the square, this activity is a fun and unique way to review
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This lab experience allows students to design their own experiment. After building a basic electromagnet, students are guided through the process of selecting something to change about their magnet and asked to test how that change impacts the
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Use this easy checklist to track student participation in discussions and seminars. Columns are included to track positive and negative factors so that you can find patterns, help students set participation goals, and assess participation.
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This printable is great for helping students write lab reports. The single page handout can be pasted into a notebook or kept in a folder for easy access. The handout includes a checklist of what should be included in each section of the lab report,
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This exploration is a great way to introduce or reinforce the distinction between magnets, magnetic items, and non-magnetic items. The activity provides students with a known magnet and ten mystery items. Students then make observations to help them
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Looking for a fun way to review DNA, while also building cooperation, communication, and perseverance? Try a breakout game. These games are modeled after the popular escape rooms. The goal of the game is to recover Nik Leotide's stolen research
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Looking for something fun, collaborative, and informative activity for the first day of school? Consider trying a breakout game. This free product contains my sample game, and a link to the fully editable Google document so that you can take my game
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I teach Middle School Science in Washington DC.

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Student-centered, minimal lecture Investigation based Science

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BSED Childhood and Special Education - State University of New York at Geneseo BA - Natural Sciences - State University of New York at Geneseo MSED - Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology - University at Albany

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