Middle School Scientists at Work

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Middle School Scientists at Work
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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
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Internet Activities, Webquests, Interactive Notebooks
$2.50
16 ratings
3.9
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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
5 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Webquests
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
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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
4 ratings
4.0
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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
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Scientists at Work
Parts of a Cell & Photosynthesis Webquest! This Webquest for middle grades can be used after a few days intro to learning the parts of a cell. I created this Webquest to bridge Plant and Animal cells with the process of Photosynthesis. The
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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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
$2.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Scientists at Work
How Our Solar System Formed Interactive Science Notebook Foldable and Video Webquest! I use this activity as a way to review how our solar system formed. Directions are included within the PDF as well as the foldable to glue into their science
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Webquests, Interactive Notebooks
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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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
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Middle School Scientists at Work
A fun back to school activity for the first week of school for middle school science students! There's lots of forms of the "Find Someone Who" game out there, but this one I made especially for my 8th graders in science class. My 7th grade science
Subjects:
General Science, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
1 rating
3.5
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By Middle School Scientists at Work
Parts of an Atom Diagram for Science Interactive Notebooks! The Parts of an Atom diagram can be used as an activity sheet or as an Interactive Science Notebook diagram page for their notes. When introducing atoms for the first time, I have the
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Interactive Notebooks
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Scientists at Work
Gummy Worm Density Experiment! A middle school take on the gummy worm density lab. I personally have students copy the information into their Interactive Science Notebooks or share the PDF with them electronically in order to have the information
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
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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
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By Middle School Scientists at Work
The Gobstopper Experiment! The Gobstopper Experiment is a good beginning of the year activity for middle school students to introduce the idea of the scientific method, steps of a science experiment, or anything related to scientific inquiry or
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
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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 rating
4.0
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By Middle School Scientists at Work
A back to school survey for the first week of school in middle school science! One of the easiest ways to receive feedback and to get to know your new middle school students is by giving them The Easiest Assignment of the Semester! Why is it easy?
Subjects:
General Science, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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The Periodic Table Race! The Periodic Table Race is a fun activity during a half day, the day before a break, or just a way to have a competition the last 20 minutes in class! I provide a timer set for 20 minutes on the SmartBoard where students
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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Interactive Science Notebook Diagrams for Identifying Air Masses! Students will be able to glue in air mass diagrams into their interactive science notebook and identify the following criteria in their notebook using a textbook or other approved
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Interactive Notebooks
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Welcome! My name is Melissa and this is my 6th 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 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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