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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:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.8
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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:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.95
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Use this packet to introduce or as a final assessment of the NGSS standard for Grade 4 - Energy. It is also a scaffolded teaching tool of the scientific inquiry process so that step by step, students go from highly teacher directed science
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.50
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By Science and Kids
Investigate kitchen ingredients (salt, flour, baking soda, corn starch, corn syrup) to make and test glue recipes. Science and Kids Activities creators, Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier combine to write and illustrate scaffolded inquiry engineering
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Laboratory
$4.00
98 ratings
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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
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Environment
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Simulations
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The performance expectations in first grade help students formulate answers to questions such as: “What happens when materials vibrate?” Students are expected to develop an understanding of the relationship between sound and vibrating materials.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.8
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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:
Writing-Expository, Measurement, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$4.00
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This packet is also included in the Magnet Bundle of 3 lessons on TPT at: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Magnet-Bundle-Grade-3-NGSS-Forces-and-Interactions-1479945 Physical Science 2-3 NGSS - Motion and Stability: Forces and
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.50
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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
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NGSS Grade 4: Earth and Human Activity 4-ESS3-2. Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans. The assessment begins with a whole class activity to activate prior knowledge and practice
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.7
$4.95
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This performance activity is designed as an assessment for Grade 5 Physical Science 1-4 Next Generation Science Standards for Matter and Its Interactions. Three substances (1) sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), (2) calcium chloride, and (3) phenol
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$1.76
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In this performance assessment, students use tools and materials to design and build a device to solve the problem of communicating over a distance. Students build a string telephone and investigate how sound travels through the device. Students are
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.A.1, 1.MD.A.2, W.1.7, W.1.8
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Matter and Its Interactions NGSS Grade 5 Bundle contains the four lesson packets designed to assess the fifth grade Physical Science Standards :PS1-1, PS1-2, PS1-3, PS1-4. Lessons are designed for assessment but are equally strong as use for
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Measurement, Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
W.5.8
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This performance activity is designed as an assessment for Grade 4 Physical Science 4-PS3-3 Next Generation Science Standards for Energy Students who demonstrate understanding can: 4-PS3-3. Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.25
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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:
Science, Other (ELA), Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.5a
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By Science and Kids
In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments students use their senses to observe the features of feathers. After recording their observations, students read Science Notes about the structure and function of a system of different kinds of feathers
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.1
$2.50
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This bundle contains the 3 magnet packets designed for the Next Generation Science Standards for Grade 3 Forces and Interactions . They are sold on the TPT site as individual lessons. The bundle of 3 is sold at a 25% discount. The bundle can be
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$10.39
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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:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.60
22 ratings
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Paper Helicopters are a classic science study of forces and interactions- gravity, air resistance, pushes and pulls. Here is a new twist with the steps of Scaffolded Science Inquiry: Explore, Directed, Guided, Connected, and Full Inquiry as an
Subjects:
Measurement, Physical Science, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.9, W.5.1
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Students conduct a whole class activity to get ready for the performance assessment by reviewing what plants need to survive and thrive. Students brainstorm a list for plants and for themselves. Then they compare the two lists for similarities and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Environment
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.7, W.2.8
$3.25
26 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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