Melanie Kafader

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I have had problems in the past finding royalty free clip art that clearly depicted the different types of heat transfer I teach in my 6th grade science class. Instead of searching, I created my own to use in SMARTboard activities, handouts, and
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When the textbook was not enough, I created this SMARTboard mini-lesson to supplement 6th grade science readings about air masses. The activities review the earth's temperature zones and explain how air masses differ based on where they form.
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I have struggled to find pictures of science measurement tools that could be easily incorporated into tests, homework and presentations, so I created some of my own. To introduce and practice taking accurate graduated cylinder measurements, I
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This is a minilesson addressing 6th grade science standards on endothermic (warm-blooded) and ectothermic (cold-blooded) animals. I used this with students as we were studying the characteristics of vertebrates and invertebrates. Included in this
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I have had problems in the past finding royalty free clip art that clearly depicted the different types of simple machines I teach in my 6th grade science class. So instead of searching, I created my own to use in SMARTboard activities, handouts,
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This project is a culminating activity that I used at the end of the 6th grade science unit on plants. Essentially, students are asked to imagine a new species of plant and tell about how it survives and reproduces. Directions for students, a
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This is a SMARTboard I used to teach 6th grade science units on simple machines. The focus of the the lessons is what simple machines are and how they help us to do work. I taught these lessons over a 4-5 day period. I designed the interactive
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I was unable to find many examples of flowering plant clip art that could clearly be depicted on tests I wrote for my students. So instead of searching, I created my own to use in SMARTboard activities, quizzes, and PowerPoint presentations. The 40
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A few teachers suggested that in addition to some of my other original science clip art, I create a folder of clips that depict the properties of light. I created these pieces to include in SMARTboard activities, handouts, quizzes, and PowerPoint
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This is a minilesson created to review the different parts of the water cycle for my sixth grade students (SC standard 6-4.2). This can be used as a whole class, small group, or individual lesson. Students can move arrows and labels around the
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This is a SMARTboard I used to introduce 6th grade science units on plants and animals. The focus of the the lesson is introducing what an organism is and how organisms are scientifically classified. I taught these lessons over a 2-3 day
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I used this 2 page quiz as a basic review after beginning a unit on weather with 6th graders. Topics include identification layers of the atmosphere and weather instruments, and interpretation weather measurements. This could also be used as a
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I used this document as a quiz focusing on 6th South Carolina Science Standards for qualitative or quantitative observations and inferences made from them. This quiz is also broken into sections addressing different levels of Bloom's taxonomy. Can
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This is a worksheet I developed for students to practice identifying animal characteristics and classifying animals by those characteristics. It addresses 6th grade animal science standards in South Carolina with an ELA tie in. Different levels of
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This quiz was used to assess 6th grade animal science standards, focusing on invertebrates. Animal classification based on movement and body characteristics of the invertebrates are also addressed. Several levels of Bloom's taxonomy are present
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I have taught 6th grade science in South Carolina for 5 years. I love working with middle schoolers, helping them to develop critical thinking skills. I also enjoy developing classroom activities and educational tools to assist my students in their studies of science.

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I strive to provide students with hands-on learning experiences where they can develop their own understanding about how the world around them works.

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