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By Science and Kids
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
$2.50
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By Science and Kids
Sound is all around! This activity’s focus is the scientific skill of observing to introduce the concept of sound energy as vibration of matter. The lesson includes a What do You Know writing page, a student recording sheet, teacher instructions,
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.50
208 ratings
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By Science and Kids
Have your students carefully listening and classifying sounds as loud or soft, high pitched or low pitched as they drop common objects on a desk top. The science process skill of classifying is critical for the understanding of later more
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.85
111 ratings
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By Science and Kids
Matter and its properties are investigated through the use of a mystery mixture and its properties. Students must test and decide whether this mixture ( like the famous oobleck) is a solid or a liquid. Detailed instructions for the teacher, scoring
Subjects:
Other (Science), General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Laboratory, Printables
$3.50
146 ratings
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By Science and Kids
Students work cooperatively to assemble an ancient creature from its bones (made from paper). The fossil bones are of the same size as the real S. Crassiostris discovered in a limestone quarry. Students act as paleontologists to then infer the food
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.25
134 ratings
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By Science and Kids
How did dinosaurs become fossils? Have students observe pictures that represent the long term steps of fossil creation and predict and learn the order. This is lesson 4 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.75
108 ratings
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By Science and Kids
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
86 ratings
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By Science and Kids
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
72 ratings
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By Science and Kids
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
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By Science and Kids
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
83 ratings
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By Science and Kids
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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By Science and Kids
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
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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
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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
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By Science and Kids
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
$3.40
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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
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
Fire their imaginations with a dinosaurs and fossils study. Dinosaurs and Fossils Primary Science Unit has nine hands-on and minds-on science lessons, each followed with a writing assignment. Lessons are sold individually on the Teachers Pay
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$7.70
80 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
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
$3.00
45 ratings
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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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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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