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Covers NGSS Standards 5-PS3-1, 5-LS1-1, and 5-LS2-1. Save $7 when you buy the bundle! This is a FULL UNIT for the 5th grade NGSS standards in "Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems". The resources cover at least 18 class periods! This
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Save $5 when you buy the bundle! This bundle includes six NGSS-Aligned Performance Expectations for the unit "Matter and Its Interactions". While supplemental lessons throughout the unit are encouraged, these resources are stand-alone. Each
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This resource is for the 5th grade NGSS Performance Expectation: 5-ESS1-2 Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows. Save when you buy the bundle! These lessons are also part of a
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This is a newly completed bundle. Buy now for introductory price! It will be updated to full price on 2/28. Save $7 and get extra lessons when you buy the bundle! LIST OF LESSONS INCLUDED: Part 1: Why is the Sun the brightest object we see in
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This is an NSTA-vetted and recommended resource! This is a multi-day investigation to complete the NGSS Standard 5-LS1-1: Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water. Includes links to a video
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This lesson plan is one of six that are also found in the Matter and Its Interactions Bundle. In this lab, students will combine common household chemicals at five different stations. After combining, they will look for signs that a chemical
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Decorate your room to reflect the shifts in NGSS with concepts that will be used throughout the year! Get three resources that align to the NGSS Crosscutting Concepts (CCC) and Science and Engineering Practices (SEP), and save when you buy the
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Decorate your room to reflect the shifts in NGSS with concepts that will be used throughout the year! This file includes three different versions of NGSS Crosscutting Concepts posters (one with cartoon characters, one version without characters,
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Save $$$ and get four extra worksheets when you buy the bundle! All resources in the bundle are aligned to the NGSS Engineering Design Standards (3-5-ETS1 and MS-ETS1). You can use these resources as a mini engineering unit, as an introduction
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Decorate your room to reflect the shifts in NGSS with concepts that will be used throughout the year! This file includes two different versions of NGSS Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) posters. Version 1 includes a full page poster for each
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This lesson plan is one of six that are also found in the Matter and Its Interactions Bundle. In this performance expectation, the teacher will complete various demos that change matter (physical and chemical changes). Students will measure and
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This unit includes resources to help students create a science fair project. You could also give these mini lessons to review each portion of the scientific method without doing a full science fair project. Included are a student planning packet
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This is a multi-day project to complete the NGSS Standards of either 5-LS2-1 or MS-LS2-3, both of which include developing a model to describe the movement of matter among living and nonliving things in the ecosystem. In this ready to print
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This is a set of posters with quotes perfect for a science classroom. The quotes are set on a beautiful galaxy watercolor background by Studio Denmark. Get four posters for the price of three when buying the pack! Posters are high resolution and in
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Help your students master the 5th grade NGSS Performance Expectation: 5-ESS2-2 by obtaining, sorting, graphing, and describing information about Earth's waters. Students learn that fresh, accessible water is only a very small percentage of water on
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This is a 3 day project to complete the NGSS Standard 5-PS3-1: Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun. First, students will learn the
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This lesson plan is one of six that are also found in the Matter and Its Interactions Bundle. In this performance expectation, students will collect evidence that solids, liquids, and gases are all matter. Students will explain that gases and
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These are cooperative learning cards for roles cards that can be used in every lab or group work activity throughout the year. There are two options included: Flat Cards and Folded Tent Cards. Each card has the role name and a description of the
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Introduce your students to core scientific concepts like modeling and scientific explanation, while complete this the NGSS performance expectation 5-PS2-1! Save when you buy the bundle! These lessons are also part of a 5th Grade NGSS Space
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This lesson plan is one of six that are also found in the Matter and Its Interactions Bundle. In this lab, students will investigate four mystery powders. They will make observations and use the properties of color, particle size, and solubility to
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught 7th and 8th grade science in Phoenix for 3 years, and 5th and 6th grade science in Chicago for 4 years. I am currently a Director of Curriculum and Instruction, writing NGSS-aligned curriculum for grades 5-8 and supporting teachers in creating NGSS aligned lesson plans for a school network.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe it is essential to incorporate many hands-on experiments and projects in order for students to actually participate in science, not simply memorize it.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Student Achievement Data: - 2014-15: My 5th grade students made the most growth out of 183 schools in our network on the Science MAP test, with 96% of students meeting their growth goals. The average RIT score went from 192 in the Fall to 207 in the Spring. - 2013-14: My 6th grade students growth on the science MAP test was 2nd out of 165 schools in our network. - 2010-13: Before teaching at my public school in Arizona, 43% of students passed their state test. Over three years, the scores raised consistently, ending at 85% of students passing the state test, with the majority of students earning an "Exceeding" score.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors in Rehabilitation Sciences with minors in Studio Arts and American Sign Language from University of Pittsburgh; Masters Degree in Secondary Education from Arizona State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In addition to teaching, I love to garden, try new restaurants, and hang out with my husband and dog! The background in my profile pictures is from Studio Denmark.

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