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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
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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
3.9
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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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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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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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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
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Have students work on the scientific practice of classification with dinosaur cards and sorting activities. This is lesson 2 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This lesson includes teacher notes, rubric for
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.10
48 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
The performance expectations in first grade help students formulate answers to questions such as: “What happens when materials vibrate?” Students are expected to develop an understanding of the relationship between sound and vibrating materials.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.8
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In this series of two lessons, primary students continue to investigate force (push and pull) and motion by learning about the force of gravity and how it affects balance. In the first lesson, students are introduced to the concept of gravity, play
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.25
43 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
In this performance assessment, students use tools and materials to design and build a device to solve the problem of communicating over a distance. Students build a string telephone and investigate how sound travels through the device. Students are
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.A.1, 1.MD.A.2, W.1.7, W.1.8
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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
$1.75
34 ratings
4.0
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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
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This Kindergarten lesson is written and illustrated by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier. Kindergarten students act as engineers as they design a structure to provide shade all day. A full and half size Engineering Journal are provided for
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.60
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What is a dinosaur? Students use two paper models of dinosaurs to generate a list of characteristics, After comparing the differences and similarities, they create a definition of dinosaurs. This is lesson 8 in a series that explores dinosaurs and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.75
36 ratings
3.9
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In this activity, students conduct and design investigations of objects moving at different speeds to compare the change of an object’s motion and shape before and after a collision. They first compare an empty can to full can rolling down a ramp
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.90
26 ratings
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Students conduct a whole class activity to get ready for the performance assessment by reviewing what plants need to survive and thrive. Students brainstorm a list for plants and for themselves. Then they compare the two lists for similarities and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Environment
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.7, W.2.8
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4.0
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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
This performance assessment is designed for Grade 1 Physical Science 4-3 Light Energy Next Generation Science Standards: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies Transformation 1-PS4-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.75
27 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, primary students analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object using a push or pull. In the first activity/assessment, a Ping-Pong ball is
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
K.MD.A.2
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Students make a life size pattern of themselves, then use that and other nonstandard forms of measurement to measure the actual sizes of dinosaurs. This is lesson 5 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This lesson
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.50
17 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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