Mrs Van Arsdale

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Mrs Van Arsdale
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
This is a fun lab for high school students that are studying atoms. During this activity, students will rotate to lab stations and determine the atom that is being represented by the candies in a bag. This lab activity includes: *Teacher
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$4.00
53 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
This fossil activity will have your students collecting information about fossil layers on the first day and then using the fossils to place the layers in chronological order. I have typically used this lesson after I have introduced fossils and
Subjects:
Science, Archaeology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
$4.75
32 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
This is a practical, hands-on lab for students that are learning about Newton’s laws of motion. During this activity, students will use marbles on a track you create out of metetsticks to study simple collisions and forces. This lab activity
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
Are you struggling with finding a creative way to teach history in science? This timeline activity will show your students how the understanding of the atom has changed over time. It will highlight the discoveries of Democritus, Thomson, Bohr,
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$1.50
15 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
This lesson will allow your students to see how DNA mutations can impact a ‘protein’. The students will be asked to take a strand of DNA and use it to make rice cereal treats based on their group’s individual strand. Each strand codes for a
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$7.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
Have you been teaching weather and now you’re not sure how to transition to climate? This is the lesson for you! This two day lesson starts with a Venn diagram comparing weather to climate. During the second half of the first day, the students
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
These simple machines projects are a great hands-on way for your students to see how simple machines can be used in real life applications. The students will first search for simple machines being used in pictures and then design their own machine
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities
$1.75
13 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
*PLEASE NOTE* This lab activity requires a molecular model set for each lab group. This is a simple lab for students that are starting to study molecules. During this activity, students will use a molecular model set to assemble various
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$1.50
8 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
This lesson will allow your students to practice using the processes of transcription and translation to synthesize a “protein”. The students will be asked to take a strand of DNA and first transcribe it. After the transcription process, the
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$7.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
Are you struggling with finding a creative way to teach history in science? This timeline activity will show your students how the major ideas of astronomy have changed over time. It will highlight the discoveries of Ptolemy, Copernicus, Brahe,
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$2.50
11 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
*PLEASE NOTE* This lab activity requires a molecular model set for each lab group. This is a simple lab for students that are starting to study chemical reactions. During this activity, students will use a molecular model set to assemble various
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
This is a scientific method demonstration your students won’t easily forget. I usually use this as a first day of school demonstration, never read through the syllabus on the first day again! You can also use this lesson later in the year, at the
Subjects:
Back to School, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Handouts
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
This lesson works well as a more interactive approach to teaching students about the classification of organisms into kingdoms as well as how to classify plants and animals. Students will use their textbook (or whatever source you have provided-
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Task Cards
$4.05
1 rating
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
This nutrition project is a great hands-on way for your students to evaluate the nutritious value of two different foods. The students will first research a food item that they believe to be unhealthy and then research a food item that they believe
Subjects:
Health, Family Consumer Sciences, Cooking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities
$1.50
2 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
People in all sorts of professions use scaled down models every day, but do your students know how to make them? I have typically used these activities during my science astronomy unit (because the final activity involves scaling down the solar
Subjects:
Math, Science, Astronomy
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$3.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
This free graphic organizer will add some fun to your weather lesson! Use it to review the basic use and purpose for the following weather tools: Anemometer Wind Vane Psychrometer Rain Gauge Barometer Included in this product is: *Student Graphic
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Van Arsdale
*PLEASE NOTE* This lab requires one slinky per lab group This fun activity will help your students to better understand waves. During this lab your students will use a slinky to represent various wave patterns. This lab activity includes: *Lab
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
FREE
26 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for seven years. I have taught Physical Science, Life Science, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Animal Behavior for grades 7-12.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is very active and hands-on. I love labs!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Award of Excellence 2009-2010

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BA in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. My teaching certification is in grades 7-12.

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When I'm not teaching, I love to spend time with my family and friends!

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