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By Melissa Donovan
Put this in your interactive science notebook. It saves paper because it is cute in half. This resource is a lesson on Potential vs. Kinetic Energy. It has a picture to help students visualize the difference between the forces. You can also
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
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By Melissa Donovan
This 19 slide powerpoint has engaging pictures to explain how sound waves work. The presentation includes diagrams of frequency and pitch, compression and rarefaction. It also contains links to a Kahoot Quiz and Quizizz to review the material.
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
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This is a great power point that reviews density and how to determine if an object will float or sink. You could give the students response cards with the words float or sink as they answer the questions. This power point also includes a link to a
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Games
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By Melissa Donovan
This Powerpoint is a great way to review Density questions. I have students use response cards. The students will hold up Cards of A, B, C, or D depending on their answer. Another way I use this powerpoint is to play a review game. The students
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Games
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Use this powerpoint to teach about light waves and the electromagnetic spectrum. Lots of nice images of how light waves interact. If extra time you can have students copy many of the images into their science notebook. The end of the powerpoint
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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By Melissa Donovan
This hands on lab is tons of fun in the classroom. Students find the densities of different candy bars and in the end get to see which ones float or sink. This is an engaging way to introduce density and the concept of floating or sinking. There
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Laboratory
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By Melissa Donovan
Two short quizzes included with answer keys. These quizzes cover Newton's 2nd Law F= MA. Cut the paper in half to give as a short quiz or a warm up as the students enter class. Works great as a daily short review activity. Enjoy teaching
Subjects:
Math, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets
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By Melissa Donovan
This 38 page Powerpoint includes great pictures and diagrams plus goes over all the details about electromagnets and solenoids. This was first created to cover the NGSS science standards in 8th grade science. This resource includes a link to an
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff
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By Melissa Donovan
This short quiz is a great way to review Newton's 2nd Law. I would give a quiz like this to start the class many times. It only takes a half sheet so not a lot of paper is used. You can put another quiz on the back if you wanted. The answer key
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Handouts
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By Melissa Donovan
This bright powerpoint includes important vocabulary about the Scientific Method and Engineering Design Process. The presentation includes a link to an online Kahoot Review Quiz. This resource also has pair share slides build in to help the
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Internet Activities
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By Melissa Donovan
This is a great lab to teach students about the scientific method and graphing. This hands on lesson is a fun engaging way to apply knowledge. Students collect data on drop height and bounce height of a super ball. Just use two meter sticks and one
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
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By Melissa Donovan
I would have my students read an academic article (usually Science World). After reading the article the students would do this writing activity. This is a template for academic writing. Students use quotes from the article to show evidence for
Subjects:
Science, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
RST.6-8.1, RST.6-8.10
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By Melissa Donovan
This resource includes 30 questions and answers in a flashcard-like format. Questions about cell organelles and cell theory are included. I would have my students use an index card to cover the answer to quiz each other in this important topic. I
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Flash Cards, Games
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By Melissa Donovan
This powerpoint includes 17 questions and answers about atoms and the periodic table. It is a great way to do pair share in the classroom or make a game with whiteboards ect... Each slide has pictures to illustrate the question and answers. Enjoy
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, PowerPoint Presentations, Games
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By Melissa Donovan
This is a Biome Poster Project. Use as a group or individual project. Students answer questions on the paper provided and then create a poster based on their research. This is a fun collaborative way to study Biomes. After the project have students
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I finished my thirteenth year of teaching eighth grade science in the Santa Ana Unified School District, located in southern California. I am a 2004 graduate of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids MI. I received my masters in Kinesiology at Long Beach State University in 2009. Teaching in Santa Ana has been a great experience. I love my job and I work to make a positive impact in the life of everyone I work with, students and teachers alike.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student engagement is an important part of my classroom. I use multiple approaches to monitor all students’ understanding of the learning objectives and content. I incorporate an online learning management system with our 1:1 Chromebook program. It is a great way to communicate to the students and add to the instruction for the class. My students often graph lab results on Google sheets and turn in the assignments online. Science class is a great place for hands-on and inquiry based learning where the students do labs to answer their own questions. I also incorporate a variety of teaching strategies including: TPR, think pair share, labs, thinking maps, manipulatives, response cards, group work, role play and more. As a part of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) I include higher lever article reading and writing. Students start with writing templates and work towards proficany, using academic language and supporting claims with evidence. Engineering practices is also an important part of NGSS. I have used projects including robotic hands, roller coaster building, and electric motors to help my students develop these valuable engineering skills. Teaching science with enthusiasm and sharing Christ love is a joy.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Master/Mentor Teacher PBIS core team teacher Fitness Club teacher advisor

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I am a 2004 graduate of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids MI. I received my masters in Kinesiology at Long Beach State University in 2009.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

As an all American Track and Field athlete, I am convinced that hard work with consistency will enable students to achieve what they put their minds to. I want to teach science, while also helping my students learn to set and achieve high goals.

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