Sarah Meador

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Sarah Meador
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"All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking." -Albert Einstein
 
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This worksheet is a foldable activity that I use as a brief review of the metric system. I have students glue it into their lab notebooks, and we complete it together as we discuss it in class. The file is a powerpoint, so it is fully editable,
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In this activity, students will practice using the Next Generation Scientific Practices to deepen their understanding of the Geologic Time Scale. Students will need to communicate with each other and use critical thinking skills to place events on a
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This is a four station lab focusing on lab safety. I have my students rotate through the stations in groups of 3-4 depending on the class size, and spend 10-15 minutes at each station. I don't usually set a timer, but have them switch when it looks
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This lesson focuses on the Next Generation Science Standard MS-ESS1-4. Students will learn how to gather evidence from rock layers to learn about the history of the Earth. The lesson is set up using whole brain teaching's 5 step lesson plan, and
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This is a package for middle school earth science teachers wanting to teach the concept of relative age. It includes a lesson plan using the 5 step lesson plan from Whole Brain Teaching, a Power Pix with question, answer, picture, and gesture, as
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This is an interest inventory that leads the way to differentiation. Students are asked several questions that can be used to differentiate by resource and by product. I use this inventory to group students in my science class to learn about lab
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This is the first unit that I use in my sixth-grade science class. It covers classroom expectations, lab safety rules and symbols, the metric system, and includes an experiment where student compare and test their unique designs. My students use a
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There are three different colorful exit slips in this file, each are two to a page so that you can save paper when printing. Each slip contains three sentence starters to prompt student reflection. I like to use these to asses student understanding,
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This is a foldable on solids, liquids, and gasses for use with an Interactive Science Notebook, although it can also be used on its own. There are places in each section to give examples, explain the structure, and list the properties of each
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In this activity students will explore a comparison chart showing layers of composition and layers of structure. Students will then complete sentence frames showing the similarities/differences between the layers. These pages are can be used as
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This can be used with an interactive science notebook as students research information about a specific weather tool. The questions help to focus the students to the important information necessary to fully understand the tool. Students cut each
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There are three puzzles in this zip file. There is a puzzle focusing on lab safety (six pieces), measurement (seven pieces), and safety symbols (seven pieces). I laminate and cut out the puzzle pieces in advance.The idea is to give each student
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These are blank versions of the student grouping puzzles that some of you have asked for. Write or print facts onto each puzzle piece. Each puzzle should have a different focus. For example, one puzzle could be prime numbers, one puzzle even
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This is a great cooperative group activity that can be played by 6-8 students. I usually have several groups playing in different parts of the room. It works better to have students stand as it forces them to pay more attention! It can be used
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This activity encourages students to review materials for a small number of minutes over several days instead of cramming for a test the night before. IT accumulates "stars", earned by doing varying levels of activities. Percentage of stars earned
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

15 years in education, 11 years teaching middle school science

MY TEACHING STYLE

cooperative groups, differentiation, varied learning styles

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors Degree from Eastern Illinois University in Elementary Education Endorsed in science and math for middle school Masters from Saint Xavier University in Teaching and Leadership

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Science Department Head, Union President, Lover of all things Google

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