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Maura & Derrick Neill

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By Maura & Derrick Neill
This 25 Top Disney Movies Worksheet covers Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Tangled, Spirited Away, Toy Story 3, Monsters, Inc, Lady and the Tramp,
Subjects:
Reading, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$0.99
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
Includes a crossword puzzle, word search, vocabulary study guide sheet and a matching pair puzzle. All worksheets available individually also. 25 vocabulary terms on geology concepts of plate tectonics, history of geology theory on the earth,
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Worksheets
$3.80
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
By Maura Bostwick Neill. Set includes a crossword, word search, matching pairs puzzle and a vocabulary review sheet. Worksheets are also sold separately. 25 terms and definitions associated with description and characteristics of living things,
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Worksheets
$3.80
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
Protists and Fungi set by Maura Bostwick Neill, includes a study guide, crossword puzzle, word search and a matching pair puzzle. Worksheets are also sold separately. 25 vocabulary terms with definitions associated with the microorganisms and simple
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Worksheets
$3.80
13
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
5 States of Matter worksheets with answer keys. Includes a vocabulary study guide sheet, crossword puzzle, matching pairs, scrambled words and a word search. Worksheets are also sold separately. I use the vocabulary sheet either as a study guide for
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Worksheets
$4.75
15
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
Waves Test with key. Mixture of questions similar to style on many standardized tests. Applicable to introductory chapter on characteristics and properties of waves. Good accompaniment to my Wave powerpoint and Wave puzzle and worksheet set. Covers
Subjects:
Physics, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$1.00
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
28 Question The Lightning Thief Crossword with Key. Applicable to English, language arts, novel study and novels, literature, reading, fiction, fantasy, adventure, young adult, film study and films, movie and movies, motion picture and motion
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Visual Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Fun Stuff
$0.99
44
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
By Maura Bostwick Neill. Includes a crossword puzzle, word search, matching pair worksheet and a vocabulary review sheet. All worksheets available individually also. 25 terms associated with the human body's reproductive systems(male and female),
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Worksheets
$3.80
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
28 Question Sea of Monsters Mix and Match with Key. Applicable to English, language arts, literature, novels and novel study, reading, children's, young adult, fiction, fantasy, adventure, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Lightning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Visual Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Fun Stuff
$0.99
27
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
By Maura Bostwick Neill. 4 worksheet set includes a study guide, crossword puzzle, word search and a matching pair puzzle. These worksheets are also sold separately. 20 vocabulary words defined that are applicable to bacterial and viral groups,
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Worksheets
$3.80
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum Crossword Puzzle with key. 25 vocabulary terms with definitions on topics of: light, nature of light, electromagnetic waves, and color. Good companion worksheet to a textbook chapter on Light and the
Subjects:
Physics, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Handouts
$1.00
21
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
Simple Machines Fill-in Worksheet with Key. Applicable to science, physical science, physics, force, motion and energy. By Derrick Neill.
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Fun Stuff
$0.99
38
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
Wave crossword puzzle with answer key. Good companion to textbook chapter on Waves or for review to prepare for quizzes. Covers terms like reflection, refraction, interference, crest, trough, wavelength, frequency and wave speed. Applicable to
Subjects:
Physics, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Handouts
$1.00
31
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum 4 pack worksheet with keys. Vocabulary review sheet, Crossword puzzle, Scrambled word puzzle and wordsearch. All available individually also. 25 terms on topics of: light, nature of light, electromagnetic
Subjects:
Physics, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Worksheets
$3.80
17
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
Characteristics of Living Things Crossword puzzle with key. 25 terms and definitions associated with description and characteristics of living things, their needs and basic molecules. I use this worksheet as a companion to textbook chapter on this
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Handouts
$1.00
20
Digital Download PDF (0.04 MB)
By Maura & Derrick Neill
Blank 10 week 1 quarter lesson plan calendar template by Derrick Neill
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$0.99
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
Scientific Method Matching Worksheet Quiz with Key. Applicable to all branches of science, to the process of science and to science inquiry. By Derrick Neill.
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Fun Stuff
$0.99
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
4 Stars and Galaxies worksheets with keys. Set includes a vocabulary study guide sheet, a crossword, word search and matching pair puzzle. All worksheets available individually also. 20 astronomy terms such as stars, galaxies, magnitude, black
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Worksheets
$3.80
9
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By Maura & Derrick Neill
Chemical Reactions Crossword Puzzle with Key. Applicable to science, physical science, chemistry and the study of matter and energy. By Derrick Neill.
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Fun Stuff
$0.99
16
Digital Download PDF (0.33 MB)
By Maura & Derrick Neill
Simple Machines Matching Quiz with Key. Applicable to science, physical science, physics, force, motion and energy. By Derrick Neill.
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets
$0.99
35
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm a 29-year-veteran of a middle school science classroom. An Eagle Scout and veteran science teacher, I was born in Tucson in 1958 but consider Sierra Vista, Arizona, my hometown. I have a B.S. from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and an M.A. from United States International University in San Diego. From playing the lead in dinner theater comedy and leading a month-long wilderness backpacking expedition for the National Outdoor Leadership School, to studying wild killer whales in the Puget Sound and scaling the heights of California's Mt. Whitney, I enjoy a wide variety of pastimes. A SAMLA Middle Level Educator of the Year and NAU Distinguished Education Alumni Award winner, I still make Sierra Vista my home base where I taught in a public middle school. My first novel, "Adventures In Spacetime," was published by Dan River Press in 1996. My second novel, "Duck Egg Blue," was published by Prometheus Books in 1999. Since that book's release, I have been busy with speaking engagements from California to Texas, across the Southwest, educating groups about First Amendment issues including censorship, religious discrimination, and the creationism versus evolution controversy. My latest adventure was cage-diving with great white sharks for the launch episode of Dreamchasers, a new reality TV series on A&E. I'm also a photographer and sell stock photography on several online sites.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Variety is the key

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Derrick: A SAMLA Middle Level Educator of the Year and NAU Distinguished Education Alumni Award winner, I still make Sierra Vista my home base where I taught in a public middle school. Maura: Honeywell Fellowship for Educators to attend NASA Advanced Space Camp, 2006. Changes in Altitudes Program, NASA Space Grant program, 2006. Cochise Chapter Teacher of the Year Award, Air Force Assoc, 2006. Honeywell Fellowship for Educators to attend NASA Space Camp, 2005. Medical Summer Research Program Fellowship, University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, 2001.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Derrick: I have a B.S. from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and an M.A. from United States International University in San Diego Maura: B.A. Biology /Minor Math : Anderson College, Anderson Indiana 1981 M.A. Secondary Education /Minor Zoology: Ball State University, Muncie Indiana 1993

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Maura: I grew up in England before coming to the States on a scholarship as a foreign student to a small liberal arts college in Indiana. Now after 24 years of teaching Science at middle school and high school level and living in 3 different continents, 5 different states I feel I have many experiences that improved my teaching here on the Mexican border of Arizona. This year I retired, because of the COVID pandemic, but continue to desire to help other teachers in both their in-class and virtual needs.

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