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This activity is a great way to use science trade books in your classroom as well as practice CER in a creative way. This Google Slide assignment is a quick and easy way to assign practice on writing CERs in your science classroom.This assignment
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Google Apps
CCSS:
WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.1b
$3.00
$2.40
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Middle School Scientists at Work
Digital Choice Board for learning about the Carbon and Nitrogen Cycle!Perfect for:Distance LearningSub PlansReview before an assessmentA day where you just need an hour to get work done in the classroom!This digital choice board assignment gives the
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Internet Activities
$5.00
$4.00
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Middle School Scientists at Work
Digital Choice Board for learning about Newton's 1st Law!Perfect for:Distance LearningSub PlansReview before an assessmentA day where you just need an hour to get work done in the classroom!This digital choice board assignment gives the students
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Internet Activities, Google Apps
$5.00
$4.00
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Middle School Scientists at Work
Digital Choice Board for learning about Forces!Perfect for:Distance LearningSub PlansReview before an assessmentA day where you just need an hour to get work done in the classroom!This digital choice board assignment gives the students options to
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities
$5.00
$4.00
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Middle School Scientists at Work
Need a way to organize yourself during distance learning? Something to post for your students to keep them organized at home? Look no further than my freebie weekly and daily agenda slides that I've been using on my own Google Classroom page!Use the
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Graphic Organizers
FREE
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Middle School Scientists at Work
The perfect hands-on activity after you've introduced the difference between a physical and chemical change!This is a quick and basic activity (not too in depth) that shows pieces of evidence of physical and chemical changes occurring on the spot.
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
$2.80
1
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Middle School Scientists at Work
Igneous Crayon Rocks!This is a fun activity after you have taught the two types of Igneous Rocks!Through this activity students will have to figure out how this experiment represents how an extrusive igneous rocks is formed.Students will get the
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$3.50
$2.80
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Middle School Scientists at Work
Forces Task Cards!I've been unable to find a product that was just what I needed for a review over Forces. It was either too much or too little for my 7th graders. Plus, I wanted something over only certain topics pertaining to forces- so here's my
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
$2.40
Digital Download PDF (1.25 MB)
By Middle School Scientists at Work
Back to School Stations! If you're looking for an activity to do during the first week of school that you can edit to your liking, look no further!* 7 Stations* Gets students up and moving!* Editable on Google Slides* Example sheets I use included
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Google Apps
$4.00
$3.20
1
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Middle School Scientists at Work
Need a STEM + STEAM project to get your students motivated?! A hands-on beginning of the year activity?An activity at home during our distance learning and remote learning that they can turn in digitally?Create a paneled cartoon strip on Google
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Google Apps
$4.00
$3.20
1
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Middle School Scientists at Work
Series Circuit, Parallel Circuit, and Combination Circuit Lesson and Activities for Middle School Students Using Snap Circuit Kits!*Note: Lesson will only be applicable if you have Snap Circuit Kits available for students to use and practice with.
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$6.00
$4.80
10
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Middle School Scientists at Work
Genetics Webquest! Genetics and Heredity for Middle School! This Webquest for middle grades can be used after a few days intro to learning the genetics and heredity unit. I have chosen traits, inheritance, chromosomes and DNA as an intro piece. Not
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Internet Activities, Webquests, Interactive Notebooks
$3.50
$2.80
28
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By Middle School Scientists at Work
Interactive Science Notebook Science Tools Scavenger Hunt and Foldable! In this activity, I have students first glue in the foldable into their science notebooks. I then give the directions that set up around the room are different stations with
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
$1.60
5
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By Middle School Scientists at Work
Interactive Science Notebook Choice Board for output activities! This semester I decided that a time for reflection was needed after we completed an assessment in class. This time after students were finishing either a formative or summative
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Interactive Notebooks
FREE
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By Middle School Scientists at Work
Interactive Science Notebook Periodic Table Family Characteristics Foldable! This activity will be a perfect visual for students to have the notes on the family groups in the periodic table. Groups 1, 2, 3-12, 15, 16, 17, & 18 are included.
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
$2.40
8
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By Middle School Scientists at Work
Interactive Science Notebook End of Unit Reflection Questions! At the end of each 2-3 week science unit, we answer these five questions to reflect on what we have learned and how our science notebook has helped us as a resource. This page is glued
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Rubrics, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
$1.60
2
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By Middle School Scientists at Work
Interactive Science Notebook Parent Homework! One of my favorite assignments to grade and check in is the Parent Homework I assign to have the students complete with their parents in their Interactive Science Notebooks. I have the students glue
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Homework, For Parents, Interactive Notebooks
$1.50
$1.20
1
Digital Download PDF (2.49 MB)
By Middle School Scientists at Work
How Climate Change Affects Us Webquest!In this activity, students will be able to work their way either independently or in cooperative learning groups to answer questions from an EPA website about climate change.This activity covers how exactly and
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$3.50
$2.80
13
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By Middle School Scientists at Work
Greenhouse Gas Emission Webquest! Using the link provided in the PDF, have the students become familiar with the EPA website and how they can attain greenhouse gas information for their city, state, or region. Through this website, you are able to
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Webquests
$3.50
$2.80
1
Digital Download PDF (0.37 MB)
By Middle School Scientists at Work
Carbon and Nitrogen Cycle Webquest!In order to better understand the carbon and nitrogen cycles, I had my students work through this webquest on their computers. I left this document as a docx file so you are able to edit it the way you would like
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$3.50
$2.80
19
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Welcome! My name is Melissa and this is my 10th year teaching 7th and 8th grade science in Michigan. I am a devoted member of the Michigan Science Teachers Association and the National Science Teachers Association. Follow me on Instagram: msscientistsatwork Follow me on Twitter: sci_cieniuch

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is hands-on, inquiry, collaborative group work for middle school students. I love to get my students up and moving around as well as thinking like scientists

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

NSTA Maitland P. Simmons Award Winner, 2015

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my BA from Michigan State University in 2009 in Elementary Education/Integrated Sciences. During my 1st-3rd years of teaching I finished my MA from Michigan State University in Science & Mathematics Curriculum. GO GREEN!

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