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By Sarah's Science and More Store
THREE VERSIONS INCLUDED IN THIS FILE: Pages 1-2 for on-level students Page 3 for gifted/advanced learners (easier options eliminated) Pages 4-5 for students who require shortened requirements and/or extended time (point values increased and more
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Science Centers
$2.00
19 ratings
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Students are allowed to choose from 5 possible essay topics that surround the concept of human impact on the environment. There are also 3 extension topics for gifted learners. RUBRIC INCLUDED.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Assessment, Rubrics
$1.50
8 ratings
3.9
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This page provides links, directions and assessments for a webquest about meiosis. If students finish early, there is a web address on the bottom of the page that will repeatedly show meiosis in action- this is a great motivator for reluctant
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$1.50
14 ratings
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*** All you need is a penny and a copy of this sheet for each student *** Students practice identifying scenarios as accurate and/or/nor precise by repeatedly dropping pennies onto a target. Very easy to conduct and many possible extensions can
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
7 ratings
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This introduction to food chains and food webs allows students to learn at their own pace, identify main ideas, practice new concepts and reinforce learned information through application. Links are provided and give specific instructions on what
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Internet Activities, Scaffolded Notes, Webquests
$1.50
6 ratings
4.0
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This lab sheet walks you (and students) through 6 different activities examining concepts such as the Coriolis effect, how air affects falling objects, how salt influences ice, types of radiation (heat vs. light), and how moving air affects objects.
Subjects:
Astronomy
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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Students select a historic major natural disaster to research and create a report including all of the required listed information about their choice. RUBRIC INCLUDED.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Projects, Rubrics
$1.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah's Science and More Store
This lengthy PowerPoint is rich in pictures and information about how humans impact the environment. Negative ways discussed include mining, agricultural waste and space junk. Positive ways include renewable energy from the sun, wind and water.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.50
2 ratings
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A fun way for students to review for the final (or end of year testing) is to create a board game. This attachment includes everything you'll need to set up and evaluate a board game over the 7th grade science Georgia Performance Standards
Subjects:
Biology, Environment
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Test Prep, Games
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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This 18 slide PowerPoint includes information and visuals explaining impacting factors regarding salinity; causes of waves, currents and tides; and major physical features of the ocean floor.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
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This multi-step lab walks students through the instructions and thought processes that will result in them viewing an ocean current caused by waters with varying salinity. Assessment questions included throughout to ensure students understand why
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Laboratory, Science Centers
$1.00
2 ratings
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On the first page, students create two pie charts: 1) how much of the earth is land vs. water, and 2) how much of Earth's water is fresh vs. salt water. On the second page, they use a NSGS publication (provided as a link, but data table can easily
Subjects:
Graphing, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$1.25
5 ratings
3.8
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INCLUDES THREE COPIES: - Pages 1-11 are the answers - Pages 12-22 are the outlines for students to fill in - Pages 23-35 are a modified/shortened outline for students with disabilities This is a compilation of all of the review sheets I use
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Scaffolded Notes
$3.00
9 ratings
3.9
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This is a complete review sheet from the entire year's worth of content from 7th grade life science. Topics include cells, classification, biomes, ecology, genetics/heredity and human body. Pages 1-9 have the answers included Pages 10-18 is an
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Environment
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Outlines
$5.00
3 ratings
3.9
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Many students think an observation is what they can see, but that is an incomplete definition. This set of lab stations will have students understanding the true meaning of the term- using all 5 senses. Be sure to have already covered lab safety
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
6 ratings
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EASY mini-lessons! Just press "print" and put them in a 3-ring binder. This 143 slide PowerPoint makes a wonderful mini-lesson folder. The first 29 slides are the standards with the various elements covered in this unit. I used the Georgia
Subjects:
Government, World History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons
$2.25
4 ratings
4.0
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Two versions: Page 1: regular students Page 2: shortened requirements for SWD Both versions include: Instructions Breakdown of what each paragraph should include Rubric Students create a story that includes traveling through at least three (two
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Rubrics
$1.50
2 ratings
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The Classroom Edition of Wall-E has some great bonus features, but even without this edition you can connect the film to economics, robotics and environmentalism. Stretch this video into a three day mini-unit- great for right before Christmas break
Subjects:
Environment, Economics , Robotics
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Activities, Video Files
$1.00
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Students follow the guidelines and create their own society and culture. This is a great way to utilize student choice and allow them to use creativity while really having them explore the various aspects that make up a culture. RUBRIC INCLUDED!
Subjects:
Civics, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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Students are given a website to explore historical population growth data. They may choose any state they wish, graph the population growth over the past five decades and provide analysis and hypotheses as to the fluctuation. Students are then
Subjects:
Graphing, Biology, Environment
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities
$1.50
2 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

6th grade Earth Science- 6 years (remedial, regular and gifted) - includes geology, hydrology, meteorology and astronomy 6th grade Social Studies- 2 years (regular and gifted) - includes economics, government, geography and history of Canada, Australia, Latin America and Europe 7th grade Life Science- 2 years (remedial, regular and gifted) 7th grade Reading- 1 year (gifted only)

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in focusing on multiple learning styles. I prefer to do at least one visual, one auditory and one kinesthetic activity for each topic I cover. I like to let students have choice in their assignments, but I hold them to the highest of expectations; for example, doing the minimum requirements will get a "meets expectations" on the rubric and will get a 75%. I encourage students to do their very best on everything they do and celebrate and reward them when they put forth extra effort. My main goal is to make learning fun and accessible to EACH of my students. Differentiation is not hard once we know our kids. Students excel at different areas and I like to acknowledge and let individuals shine (help others) whenever possible to boost confidence in academia; low self-esteem is a struggle in middle grades and especially in the area I teach. I also ramp up the rigor for gifted students and get them to think more abstractly about the world around them.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Science Teachers Association - Recipient of the Maitland P. Simmons Award for New Science Teachers (2012) South Central Middle, Bartow County, Georgia - Teacher of the Year (2011-2012) Georgia Science Teachers Association - Presenter on "How to effectively reach every type of learner in middle school earth science" (2012 and 2014)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Specialist Degree- Teacher Leadership- Piedmont College- 2013 Masters Degree- Integrating Technology in the Classroom- Walden University- 2010 Gifted Endorsement- Northwest Georgia RESA- 2010 Bachelor of Education- Middle Grades Science, Social Studies and Reading- Kennesaw State University- 2008

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a super nerd! I've met Bill Nye (see profile picture) and have a mild obsession with using humor and analogies in my teaching (thank you Bill Nye for inspiring me). I like to keep in mind a global view when covering content in either science or social studies. I ask students questions about how one thing might impact another and what that may cause and so on. I have students explore long term implications for today's decisions. I love to read YA lit; I try to stay up to date with the latest books the kids are reading and find other books that I could recommend students based on their interests and reading levels.

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