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This is a one day activity using water and a sugar cube to have students observe physical properties and changes in matter. The investigation guides them through steps of observation, then they must write about what they observed and what they
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$1.50
108 ratings
4.0
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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:
Applied Math, Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
80 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
How do we hear? What does hearing have to do with sound waves?Have your students use the scientific practice of making models by studying and creating a model of hearing. In this lesson, students make a physical model of the ear with objects that
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.85
21 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Students have studied dinosaurs and now make their own model of one. They then analyze the model for likes and differences to the real animal. This is lesson 7 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This lesson
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$1.25
20 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Seeds can be classified by size, shape, color and texture. Have your students practice the scientific skill of classification with seeds at the basic level of touch and sight. This is lesson three in a series of nine that explores seeds at the
Subjects:
Science, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.25
16 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
In this activity, students practice the scientific inquiry skill of predicting with the sound of beans in opaque containers such as film canisters. First, they listen to the sound of a full container of beans and then one that is ΒΌ full. Then, as
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.15
12 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Have your students act as young scientists with this study of seeds. Science with Seeds has 9 lessons that concentrate on practicing science. Each lesson includes teacher notes, rubric for assessment, background content, student recording pages,
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$8.25
10 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Use pea pods, green beans, or peanuts to have your students predict in the real world. Then build a histogram of results. Have your students apply the scientific practice of prediction. This is lesson six in a series of nine lessons that explores
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.25
8 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Originally created by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier for an NSTA presentation, this activity is now offered for all grade levels. Many of the NGSS standards can be applied in this STEM challenge and all are listed on the cover and in the TE.
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Scientists develop, analyze and use models. Have your kids practice these skills as they create models of seeds. Two versions are included- one that has models for you to use and one that is more open ended. This is lesson seven in a series of nine
Subjects:
Science, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.75
3 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
What kind of seed is in a fruit? Have your students practice the science skills of inference and observation as they draw what they think is inside four fruits, open them, and draw the results.A writing page is included to guide them through a
Subjects:
Science, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
In this lesson, students choose a sound-producing object they have had experience with. Then they draw a diagram and write an operational definition of how the object makes and sends out sound. Teacher instructions, background information, scoring
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.35
2 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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