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These activities introduce the idea of classification of animals. It starts with a team brainstorm session of vertebrate animals. Next, students research the characteristics scientists use to classify the 5 vertebrate groups. The third lesson has
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$3.00
98
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By Science and Kids
How did dinosaurs become fossils? Have students observe pictures that represent the long term steps of fossil creation and predict and learn the order. This is lesson 4 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.75
130
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By Science and Kids
Students work cooperatively to assemble an ancient creature from its bones (made from paper). The fossil bones are of the same size as the real S. Crassiostris discovered in a limestone quarry. Students act as paleontologists to then infer the food
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.25
160
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By Science and Kids
Updated 4/2020. Have students observe by carefully listening, then classifying sounds. There are three lessons, one an introduction that accesses their prior knowledge about sound and the second which asks them to classify sounds as loud or soft,
Subjects:
Physical Science, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.85
157
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By Science and Kids
This series of activities/assessments By Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier address NGSS 3-PS2-1 on Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Physical Science, Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.5a
$4.25
42
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By Science and Kids
Get rolling with a science energy study. In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, students use bouncing, flashing, balls to observe forms of energy including mechanical, electrical, sound, light, and heat. Students use the Energy Concept Map
Subjects:
Physical Science, Science, Writing-Expository
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.8
$2.50
392
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By Science and Kids
Turn your students into an active ecosystem. This activity is similar to the classic Oh Deer simulation with a roadrunner and coyote twist. This sequence of NGSS aligned activities/assessments includes two simulation activities in which students are
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Environment
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Simulations, Activities
$3.40
84
Digital Download PDF (24.20 MB)
By Science and Kids
Pollination and Seed Dispersal, NGSS Grade 2 Life Science Assessment , Ecosystems: Interactions and Dynamics 2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants. Models allow children
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Environment
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.95
86
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By Science and Kids
Students explore bird beaks and feet in a series of activities to learn about adaptations that help birds survive in their environments. In the first activity, students brainstorm about bird characteristics in order to assess students' prior
Subjects:
Science, Writing-Expository
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$3.70
66
Digital Download PDF (20.81 MB)
By Science and Kids
This engaging PowerPoint presentation will generate much discussion about the needs of animals and how animals meet those needs. Students are guided to observe patternsof how animals meet their needs for survival through their locomotion, body
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
11
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By Science and Kids
Students love to learn about themselves. Use this short study of observable variation of hereditary traits to engage your students to collect, analyze, and interpret relevant data. They then use that data as evidence to construct explanations.
Subjects:
Graphing, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
89
Digital Download PDF (2.97 MB)
By Science and Kids
Science Activities to teach and Assess the Process Skills of Inquiry offers your students 15 challenging tasks to demonstrate what they are able to do as a result of their science experiences. These hands on activities use inexpensive materials and
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$8.00
97
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By Science and Kids
3-EES3-1 Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard. [Clarification Statement: Examples of design solutions to weather-related hazards could include barriers to prevent flooding, wind
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.7
$4.65
44
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By Science and Kids
Get Quaking with these creative hands on lessons about earthquakes and faults! Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier put their talents together to make science engaging and full of content! This series of lessons uses a paper fault block model to
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$5.75
65
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By Science and Kids
Matter and its properties are investigated through the use of a mystery mixture and its properties. Students must test and decide whether this mixture ( like the famous oobleck) is a solid or a liquid. Detailed instructions for the teacher, scoring
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science, Other (Science)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Laboratory, Printables
$3.50
158
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By Science and Kids
The in-depth lessons in this bundle help students use the scientific practices to learn disciplinary core ideas about Sound. The 7 lessons listed below are designed to engage students in using scientific practices to learn about sound energy. Each
Subjects:
Physical Science, Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$7.60
115
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By Science and Kids
Plant and Animal Structures and Processes Use Biomimicry to Design a Solution to a Human Problem Grade 1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 1-LS1-1. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants
Subjects:
Science, Engineering, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
W.1.7, W.1.8, SL.1.1
$7.00
14
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By Science and Kids
This Kindergarten lesson is written and illustrated by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier. Kindergarten students act as engineers as they design a structure to provide shade all day. A full and half size Engineering Journal are provided for
Subjects:
Physical Science, Science, Engineering
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.60
28
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By Science and Kids
These NGSS aligned activities/assessments include a study of how glaciers move and the effects of weathering and erosion by ice. Students create models of continental and valley glaciers and observe the cause and effect relationships between
Subjects:
Measurement, Earth Sciences, Writing-Expository
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$4.00
56
Digital Download PDF (44.53 MB)
By Science and Kids
Have your students make a mini-book for a plant study. Each page can be used as a hands-on lesson and at the end, children have a book of learning to take home. The lesson packet includes teacher guide and background, student pages for the book,
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$3.25
66
Digital Download PDF (16.17 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This dynamic duo has a combined teaching experience of 77 years!!! Sheryl taught grade levels K-6, 9 and graduate college level courses. She has illustrated for AIMS, coauthored several elementary science textbook series and inquiry books for teachers. Karen taught grade levels K-6, and both undergraduate and graduate college level courses. She has coauthored several elementary science textbook series and inquiry books for teachers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

We believe that all students learn by experience- doing science.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Sheryl was a the winner in California for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. Karen was a winner of the National Science Teachers Association Distinguished Teaching Award at the Undergraduate College Level

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Sheryl- Masters in Science Education, Fresno Pacific College Karen -Doctorate in Science Education, University of Minnesota

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Dr. Karen Ostlund is the Past President (2012-2013) of the National Science Teaching Association. She currently teaches science courses for elementary education majors in the UTeach program in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.

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