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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
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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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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
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By Science and Kids
In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments students use their senses to observe the features of feathers. After recording their observations, students read Science Notes about the structure and function of a system of different kinds of feathers
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.1
$2.50
38 ratings
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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
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By Science and Kids
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
$3.25
26 ratings
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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
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By Science and Kids
In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, students investigate sand to find out how its properties reveal where it came from and what type of environment it traveled through as a result of weathering and erosion. Sand is defined as sedimentary
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Measurement, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$5.20
24 ratings
4.0
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In this sequence of six activities/assessments students plan and conduct investigations to describe and classify objects that will interact with clear soda like raisins, which go up and down. They use their observations (data) as evidence to answer
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.70
16 ratings
4.0
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Investigate how long it takes folded paper flowers with different numbers of petals to unfold when placed in water.This series of activities uses the included paper flower templates to take students through levels of scaffolded inquiry, planning and
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$2.20
14 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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