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Have your students make a mini-book for a plant study. Each page can be used as a hands-on lesson and at the end, children have a book of learning to take home. The lesson packet includes teacher guide and background, student pages for the book,
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$3.25
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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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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
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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
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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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Get into spring any time of the year by growing plants from seed. Have your students apply the scientific practice of investigating. This is lesson nine in a series that explores seeds at the primary level. It includes teacher notes, rubric for
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$2.25
26 ratings
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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
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Have your students make a mini-book for a frog life cycle. Each page illustrates part of the life cycle and includes an assessment page where they put the cycle together themselves. At the end, children have a book of learning to take home. The
Subjects:
Measurement, Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$3.25
25 ratings
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What is a seed and what is not a seed- that is the question. Have your students apply the scientific practice of observing with seeds. This is lesson one in a series of nine lessons that explores seeds at the primary level. This lesson includes
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.75
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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
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By Science and Kids
This Power Point is designed to be used as a stand alone presentation on parts that plants and animals have to help them survive, grow and meet their needs. This also would be useful in conjunction with a lesson on the NGSS : Solution to a Human
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.75
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Packet 1: NGSS Grade K Investigate Forces with Pushes and Pulls K-PS2-1 This is an NGSS aligned and improved version of Introduction to Pushes and Pulls for Kindergarten by Science and Kids. In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, primary
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$4.65
$3.72
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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
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By Science and Kids
In this series of activities/assessments, written and illustrated by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier, students make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on the Earth’s surface. Prior knowledge is assessed by discussing what students
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
K.MD.A.2
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This is a bundle of NGSS Kindergarten lessons and assessments written and illustrated by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier.NGSS Kindergarten Science The Sun- Observe Effects of Sunlight on Earth’s Surfaces and NGSS Grade K Science Energy: The Sun,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$5.75
4 ratings
4.0
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By Science and Kids
Forces and Interactions Investigate Forces with Pushes and Pulls This is an NGSS aligned and improved version of Introduction to Pushes and Pulls for Kindergarten by Science and Kids. In these NGSS aligned activities/assessments, primary
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$2.25
6 ratings
3.9
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By Science and Kids
Children need to work in the area of nonstandard measurement when they are very young. In this activity, they line up 10 seeds end to end and cut a straw the same length as the seeds. Then they practice the science and math skill of measuring. This
Subjects:
Science, Measurement, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.25
5 ratings
3.8
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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
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By Science and Kids
Put seeds into a plastic bag and watch how they change. Have your students practice the scientific skill of defining operationally. They create a definition of a seed after they observe the germination. This is lesson eight in a series of nine
Subjects:
Science, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.50
3 ratings
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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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