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In this series of two lessons, primary students are introduced to force (push and pull) and motion. In the first lesson, students observe and describe objects that are moving and identify the force (a push or a pull or both) that make the objects
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.25
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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:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$8.00
95 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Science Inquiry Processes are the skills students use to practice science. How can you teach these skills? In this packet, there are 9 activity lessons by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier to introduce the process skills of science. Each graphic
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$7.25
77 ratings
4.0
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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 fun! This series of 4 lessons uses a paper fault block model to engage students in learning
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$5.75
61 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Have your students practice the science process skill of inferring with rocks. In this lesson, students are given a sample rock. They are asked to observe its properties and compare their observations to descriptions of metamorphic, igneous, and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.25
40 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Use these 9 activities to engage your students in using the processes of inquiry to discover properties of objects and materials with any items that you determine are easily available, accessible, and appropriate. The authors, Karen Ostlund and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Measurement, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$4.10
40 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Science Assessment Activities for Primary provides your students nine challenging tasks to demonstrate what they are able to do as a result of their science experiences. These hands on activities developed by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier use
Subjects:
Graphing, Measurement, Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$5.75
38 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Investigate Fortune Teller Fish to determine if they go through a physical or a chemical change when they move to "tell your fortune." Can you tell someone's fortune with a tiny plastic fish? What makes the fish move? Karen Ostlund and Sheryl
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Printables
$4.20
26 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Investigate the geometry of light reflection from plane mirrors. Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier team up to take students through scaffolded inquiry (Directed, Guided, and Full Inquiry: Engineering Design). First students discover how decreasing
Subjects:
Geometry, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$3.75
23 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
These lessons are also sold individually on TPT site. 1. Forces and Interactions: Pushes and Pulls Introduction In this series of two lessons, primary students are introduced to force (push and pull) and motion. In the first lesson, students observe
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$7.55
22 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
In this activity, students use the scientific practice of observing to discover properties of earth materials- specifically rocks. They observe a dry rock, then wet the same rocks and compare the differences. The lesson includes a What do you know?
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.25
12 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Investigate the mixtures and patterns resulting when gumballs are placed in water. The ingredients in the gumball mix with water to make a solution (sugar and water), a colloid (smaller pigment molecules and water), and a suspension (larger pigment
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$4.50
19 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Have your students develop their own classification system for a group of sample rocks. The science process skill of classifying is critical for the understanding of later more complicated classification systems. After the lesson, students then
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.35
12 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Grade 3: Electric Interactions – Static Electricity Journal NGSS - Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions, Physical Science 2-3 3-PS2-3. Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$4.90
12 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Science Inquiry Processes are the skills students use to practice science. How can you put these skills into practice? In this packet, there are 9 activity lessons by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier to practice the process skills of science. The
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$9.50
20 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This series of 3 hands on activities are designed to be a study of “magnetic interactions”. It is also included in the Magnet Bundle of 3 lessons on TPT
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$4.75
12 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Investigate how long it takes folded paper flowers with different numbers of petals to unfold when placed in water.This series of activities uses the included paper flower templates to take students through levels of scaffolded inquiry, planning and
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$2.20
14 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This activity provides students with a chance to practice scientific communicating skills. Students choose a rock sample, describe it to the group and then create a poster session about that rock. This gives a practical and motivating reason for
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.25
6 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This lesson takes students through an investigation of salt crystal growth from different solution strengths. Salt crystals are the mineral halite. After the lesson, a template is provided for further investigations. Teacher instructions, scoring
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Students practice their skills of measurement with rocks. Since rocks 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:
Writing-Expository, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.30
6 ratings
4.0
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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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