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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
4.0
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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
4.0
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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
73 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
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
Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier combine talents to provide detailed instructions for setting up and using cooperative and collaborative learning groups for science investigations and activities at the intermediate grade levels. Task/role cards,
Subjects:
General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
54 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
How do you make a model of a rock? How do the minerals go together? Making models is a high level scientific practice. In this lesson, students make a physical model of the igneous rock, granite with a paper puzzle, compare their model with the real
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.50
45 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
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
54 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier combine talents to create activities designed to help students learn the characteristics of the sun.The sun is the major source of energy for the earth. Why does it shine? What makes it glow? Have your students
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, GATE
$3.25
41 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
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
45 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
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
$8.50
31 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
This is a classic Dancing Raisin Activity with a twist! All ages are fascinated with the movement of raisins in soda. But what about other objects? What does it have to do with buoyancy? Raisins are denser than the liquid in the soda, so initially
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$1.60
29 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
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
$5.15
25 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, students are introduced to a technique used to create maps of the ocean floor - bathymetric maps. Bathymetric maps show depths of landforms below sea level. Students create a model of underwater
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$2.25
29 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Study the planets with models! Use these three lessons to have your students think critically about our solar system. Order the Planets, Size the Planets, and Classify the Planets are a series of lessons that will have your students learn about the
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
28 ratings
3.9
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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
Next Generation Science Standards Performance Assessment Grade 5 3-5-ETS1 Engineering Design Students who demonstrate understanding can: 3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$3.95
21 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Earth’s Place in the Universe Earth, Sun, Moon Systems Develop Models for Phases of the Moon In this series of NGSS aligned activities/assessments by Science and Kids Activities, teachers assess prior knowledge by asking students to organize a
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Have a heart! Students gather data from their own pulse rates from four exercises and create a graph to show the results. They also must analyze and interpret the data to explain their differing heart rates. A scoring rubric is provided for the
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Anatomy
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
18 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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