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The lessons in this packet help students use the scientific practices to learn disciplinary core ideas. The 9 lessons listed below are designed to engage students in using scientific practices to learn about sound energy. Each lesson emphasizes
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
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This sequence of NGSS aligned activities/assessments begins with an assessment of students’ prior knowledge of the Tenebrio Molitor, also known as the mealworm or darkling beetle, which goes through complete metamorphosis during its life cycle. As
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
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Dig into Dinosaurs! Students participate in a fossil dig, acting like real paleontologists. Using tools like spoons, paint brushes and toothpicks, students unearth fossils that you have buried, then place them in a small museum for viewing. This is
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
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Get into spring any time of the year by growing plants from seed. Have your students apply the scientific practice of investigating. This is lesson nine in a series that explores seeds at the primary level. It includes teacher notes, rubric for
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
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This lesson takes students through an investigation of sound’s changing pitch with bottles water and air.It is a classic musical bottle activity with a more intense study. Measurement and graphing their observations help them to discover what is
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
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Put seeds into a plastic bag and watch how they change. Have your students practice the scientific skill of defining operationally. They create a definition of a seed after they observe the germination. This is lesson eight in a series of nine
Subjects:
Science, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
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Have your students practice communicating their scientific learning through diagrams and writing. Students explore the differences and similarities of a dry seed and a seed that has been soaked in water. This is lesson two in a series of nine
Subjects:
Science, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
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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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