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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
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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:
Writing-Expository, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$4.75
60 ratings
4.0
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Have a heart! Students gather data from their own pulse rates from four exercises and create a graph to show the results. They also must analyze and interpret the data to explain their differing heart rates. A scoring rubric is provided for the
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Anatomy
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
18 ratings
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By Science and Kids
Engage your students in active construction of ideas and explanations about the world around them. In this activity, students use the scientific practice of observing to discover the characteristics of organisms and structure and function in living
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
$1.25
15 ratings
4.0
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This Power Point is designed to be used as a stand alone presentation on parts that plants and animals have to help them survive, grow and meet their needs. This also would be useful in conjunction with a lesson on the NGSS : Solution to a Human
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.75
7 ratings
4.0
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Have your students develop their own classification system for a group of sample shells. The science process skill of classifying is critical for the understanding of later more complicated classification systems. Teacher instructions, scoring
Subjects:
Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.15
5 ratings
4.0
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How do you make a scientific model of a seashell? How do you make and use model fossils of seashells? Making models is a high level scientific practice. In this lesson, students make a physical model of a seashell from clay or materials of their
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.70
4 ratings
4.0
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She sells seashells by the seashore. This activity provides students with a chance to practice scientific communicating skills. Students choose a shell from a pile, make a drawing and write an observational description, then describe it to the group
Subjects:
Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
$1.25
4 ratings
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This lesson takes students through an investigation of volume of bivalve and univalve seashells. How much room does the mollusk have inside? First, students predict and place 5 shells in order of most space to least. Then they fill each with water,
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.50
4 ratings
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Have your students practice the science process skill of inferring with shells. When you infer, you draw a conclusion based on information not directly observed. In this lesson, students are given a piece of a broken shell. They are asked to observe
Subjects:
Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.15
5 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Students practice their skills of measurement with shells. Since shells are irregular, students must work harder to estimate and take accurate measurements of length, width, circumference, and volume. After their practice, students analyze how they
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
$1.25
4 ratings
4.0
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In this activity, students practice the scientific inquiry skill of predicting with a bucket full of mixed shells. First, they take a sample of shells, sort and count. Then they predict a total number of each type based on their sample. Teacher
Subjects:
Science, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.25
1 rating
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The scientific skill of defining operationally is the process by which a scientific term is framed in terms of a student’s own experiences. An operational definition is also used to define what you will do and what you will observe when conducting
Subjects:
Science, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.85
4 ratings
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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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