Rebecca's Resources

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This is an engaging, problem-based inquiry activity that will get your students thinking deeply about chemical and physical changes. Designed for science students in the middle grades, this lesson uses something most people like - popcorn - to help
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Other (Science)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Handouts
$3.00
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Middle school students will tackle the challenge of creating their own unique invention with this project. Not only is this a good way for students to express their creativity and use critical thinking, but it also addresses the middle school
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Engineering
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Rubrics
$3.50
39 ratings
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This fun assignment allows students to synthesize what they know about severe weather and engineering. Students will create a design for a storm chasing vehicle, as well as a storm chasing suit for storm chasers to wear. You will be embedding
Subjects:
Science, Other (Science), Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Rubrics
$2.50
32 ratings
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"I Have, Who Has?" is a popular game that requires every student to actively participate. Each student receives a card with an answer to a previous question and a new question on it. This is a whole-class game. Students must be on their toes,
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
14 ratings
4.0
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This 7-day project is a fun way for students to learn about the Earth-Sun relationship and the reasons why we experience seasons on Earth. Instead of passively consuming information about why we have seasons, students participating in this project
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Rubrics
$4.00
10 ratings
4.0
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This is a 24 question assessment on the topic of heat transfer. There are a variety of types of questions (e.g., fill in the blank, multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and graphing). Convection, conduction, radiation, temperature, density,
Subjects:
Science, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment
$2.25
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In this assignment, students are asked to draw and label a picture of the water cycle. They are also asked to write a description of how the water cycle works. This can be given as a homework or classwork assignment, or as part of a quiz or a
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
$1.00
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By Rebecca's Resources
The Earth-Sun relationship is an important dynamic for students to understand, and its importance is reflected in most middle grade state Science standards, as well as in the Next Generation Science Standards. A major component of understanding the
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
$1.50
4 ratings
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By Rebecca's Resources
Group projects are a great way for students to collaborate and create wonderful products. Even though we as teachers do our best to form healthy groups and monitor their progress, it is sometimes difficult to truly know how the group is
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Rebecca's Resources
You may be familiar with the game "Quiz, Quiz, Trade," in which each student receives a card and uses that card to both ask and answer questions in a review game. This game is a great activity because all students participate, the exchanges and
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Other (Science)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, ExamView Question Banks, Games
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Rebecca's Resources
Mastery of content is a major goal of learning. To that end, we teachers want to ensure that our students come to master the content, even if they fail to prove mastery the first time they try. If you are like me, however, you are somewhat leery
Subjects:
Study Skills, For All Subjects, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Classroom Forms
$1.00
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If you are like me, the idea of a germy hall pass following kids into the bathroom multiple times a day and then being passed on from kid to kid kind of freaks you out. In my room, I use tear-away individual hall passes that students glue into their
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Classroom Forms, Interactive Notebooks
$1.50
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One beginning of the year activity that will help promote ownership of student work is to have students decorate their science notebook covers. This document contains student instructions for making a collage on the notebook cover that represents
Subjects:
Science, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Rubrics
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 8th year of teaching Middle School. For most of those years, I have taught 6th Grade Science. I taught 5th Grade Science and Math one year, and 7th and 8th Grade English Language Arts another year. Currently, I am teaching Science to 6th and 7th Grade students, some classes in a Gifted and Talented magnet program and some regular education classes.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Students in my classroom learn through inquiry, problem-solving, and hands-on experiments and activities. I believe in getting students to take ownership of their own learning through engaging and challenging tasks and problems. I see my role as a facilitator and director in class and most of my work is done "behind the scenes" in planning. I am also a proponent of interactive notebooking in Science classes.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

A million years ago when I was an undergraduate, I graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a Phi Beta Kappa inductee. During my time teaching in Tennessee, I was ranked as a "Level 5" teacher according to the Tennessee educator evaluation system. I have published research with my professors in a well-known scholarly journal, as well as in University of Kentucky publications on the topic of ADHD and media use among children. I have published creative writing in an Auburn University publication.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in English, both from the University of Kentucky. My Master of Arts in Teaching is from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. I am currently working on a second Masters in Gifted and Talented Education through Eastern Kentucky University. I earned approximately 50 hours of education and experience in a child clinical psychology PhD program before leaving it in favor of becoming an educator.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I am not planning lessons or teaching, I enjoy spending time with my two spoiled dogs. I also love being with my sweet family and friends (especially my niece and nephew). Reading, running, yoga, sewing, knitting, and writing are my favorite hobbies.

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